Wednesday, April 12, 2006

bLiTzScReEd WeDnEsDaY

(image cribbed from Alpha Cat's "Pearl Harbor" - a CD you should own!)

- a smattering of the coolfun stuff i've received thru the week.
Thursday, April 13th, 2006
Brooklyn Lyceum, 227 4th Avenue @ President Street

A Special Super 8 Show!
Twenty-five filmmakers have each shot a movie on a single three minute
roll of Super 8 film and turned in the roll unprocessed to Flicker with
no editing, no post-production allowed! We'll screen these films,
straight from the lab, for the first time in front of the Flicker
audience and the filmmakers themselves.

Don't miss our fourth annual "Attack" show, complete with raffle prizes
and surprises. We'll be passing out FREE Super 8 rolls to audience
members provided by our sponsor, Kodak!

For more info:

from Marty Crabtree, and The Guardian:
We truly live in strange and unsettling times when a passenger can be frogmarched from an aeroplane for the "crime" of loving rock'n'roll. Last week, Harraj Mann, from Hartlepool, was hauled off a London-bound flight from Durham Tees Valley airport and questioned under the Terrorism Act after his taste in music apparently aroused the suspicions of a taxi driver.

The driver had permitted Mann to play his choice of music on the way to the airport, but what some might regard as a nigh-on impeccable selection of classic rock classics, including Procol Harum's A Whiter Shade of Pale, Led Zeppelin's Immigrant Song and London Calling by the Clash, concerned the cabbie to such an extent that he saw fit to summon the authorities.

titles, but by some of their lyrics: London Calling, for example, announces, "War is declared and battle come down", while Immigrant Song speaks of how "the hammer of the gods will drive our ship to new lands, to fight the horde". But which other songs might you wish to think twice about playing on public transport - especially if you happen to be a young British Muslim?

Broadly speaking, one might want to avoid any songs that are remotely transport-related - Iggy Pop's The Passenger, for example, or anything by Jefferson Airplane. On no account should one play Pink Floyd's Goodbye Blue Sky, or, in this post-Richard Reeves era, Traffic's Hole in My Shoe. As an added security measure, perhaps also steer clear of Joni Mitchell's Big Yellow Taxi; it might make your driver edgy. Plus all that tut-tutting about paving paradise and putting up parking lots suggests some kind of anti- capitalist agenda.

Flamboyant suggestions of violence are also a no-no, so this rules out John Lee Hooker's Boom Boom, The Jam's Eton Rifles, and anything from the oeuvre of Bomb Da Bass. You should also refrain from playing the Clash's Guns of Brixton, not only for the lyric "When they kick at your front door/ How you gonna come? With your hands on your head, Or on the trigger of your gun?" but also because it might suggest you are harbouring a grudge about the unlawful killing of Jean Charles de Menezes in south London.

Songs that could imply your support for any kind of struggle or holy war are inadvisable - Bruce Springsteen's No Surrender, for example, or Pat Benatar: Love is a Battlefield, T Rex: Children of the Revolution, and potentially Phil Collins's Another Day in Paradise. (Phil is more generally inadvisable simply on grounds of taste.) A final word of caution for all you Flock of Seagulls fans out there: don't go playing I Ran in a minicab anytime soon.


for info:

* from Higgs:

Don't know if yer aware or not, but your name comes up in a big pop culture quiz in this week's "Entertainment Weekly." (New "Superman" movie on cover, on mag stands now):

Question #41:
Chris Butler's 1997 Grammy-nominated "The Devil Glitch" is one of the longest pop songs ever recorded. How long is it? a) nearly 20 min. b) nearly 40 min. c) nearly 69 min. d) nearly 31 min.


Just a note to all of the Vox Talks' membership that this exhaustively written book about The Beatles' recording techniques, the deluxe edition, is now available for pre-order FIRST to those members here on Vox Talks.

Please follow this link if you are interested:

NP: Muzak version of "Light My Fire" as i wait...and wait...and wait at 12:43AM for the P7 Shuttle Bus at the Newark Airport.

PEEVE DE JOUR: jet lag/3 hours sleep/full day ahead...grrrrrr.

a list of must-sees/must dos so you can N.B.A.T.R.P.
(Never Be At The Wrong Party)

* from Bongo Bob at the Akron Public Library:

Weds, April 19th, at 7pm:

Akron Public Library

Joel Cohen, head writer for THE SIMPSONS, is going to
do a multimedia presentation on how the classic show
is written and put together. Everything I've heard
about this guy is that he is utterly engaging and
hilarious, and that he is "must-see". So, should you
be in Akron and free that night, head to the Main
Library downtown.

Joel will do a "meet and greet" after the program.
Probably the entire thing will be over by 9:30.... and
then, we can go drinking! Maybe Joel will join us, and
we can coerce him to say "D'oh!"....

for info:


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