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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Shox Lumania

Band from the 80's my friend James just turned me onto. Their attributes appear to be: being amazing, and impossible to track down. Have the fun suckers.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Midnite Movies: Howls for Sade

Just before this was to begin, Guy Ernest Debord was supposed to step onto the stage and make a few introductory remarks. Had he done so, he would simply have said: "There is no film. Cinema is dead. No more films are possible. If you wish, we can move on to a discussion."

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Midnite Movies: Brakhage- Comingled Containers

I watched some Brakhage for the first time in a long while earlier tonight. This tiny youtube video is a far cry from how these should be watched, but even so, it remains a beautiful piece of work. You can't watch Brakhage like you would anything else. His films are paths in and around our minds. You have to open yourself up to the "experience." Many many things have been said about his work much more eloquently than the job I am doing right now, but he remains a singular inspiration.

He made over 400 films in his lifetime. The first film I ever saw of his was his last; just weeks before he died. I come back to him every once in a while, and I find that on each return I can see deeper. If this is you first encounter, I hope it finds you well.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Complaints Choirs

The Chicago Complaints Choir has just finished up. The first official Complaint Choir in the US, we got together just under a month ago. Last night we performed the the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Empty Bottle. Today we we bussed all over town, and sang in front of the Clod Gate at Millennium, a Whole Foods Parking lot, and yes, another parking lot. It was a good time. Lots of official video and documentation will soon appear, but for now, here is a sampling of some of the other Complaints Choirs around the world.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Midnite Movies: Arthur Brown- Fire

From Top of the Pops, the Crazy World of Arthur Brown.

Crispin Glover at Sundance, Everything is Fine!

Crispin Glover in and around Sundance promoting his new movie, "It is Fine, Everything is Fine!" You cna find out even more about Crispin and his new film at {firebreather} because I talked to Crispin Glover about it the other week. It's a singularly arresting and moving film, and he's touring around with it right now, so if he comes to your town, watch out!

Link to Crispin Glover Interview