Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Now, while the show was slightly entertaining, it certainly wasn't much to write home about. Not only was the band only semi-decent. They were also into the young girls (when I say young I a mean 13-17, with this guy being in his 40s), sexist, homophobic, and racist. I am not sure if they say things because that's what they believe in or if they do it to just get a rise out of people.
I hate to, but I'll admit, some of the things said, though highly inappropriate, were a little funny. Mostly when it came to the girls. I can't blame the band entirely with the "punk rock" girls onstage shaking their shit, making fools of themselves.
Being that I was hung over I shouldn't be one to talk, but they were obviously strung out. Mr. Frontman also had a very hard attitude to read. One minute he'd be decent, the next he was looking down at you like you were scum.
They went to the office so everyone could be paid. A few bands weren't paid, the ones who got something were thankful....except Mr. Frontman. They weren't happy with $420. They wanted at least $500...but they'd take up to $29,000. (Apparently Canada throws money at them.)
I'm not upset that I didn't pay to get in.
I understand everyone is just trying to make a living doing what they love. I'm all for that. The thing is, it was much less about what they loved and more about making a living. Fucking rock star.
How punk rock.
Monday, April 21, 2008
Me- Eternal Boardshop this is Sarah.
Male Voice- Hi, this is Robert with the United States Army, I'd like to talk to you today about recruitment.
Me- Oh, hi Robert. Are you aware you are calling a business?
Robert- Yes. Would you be interested in some information on the United States Army?
Me- No, not really. I think I have all the information I need.
Robert- Would anyone else there be interested? We could set up and appointment.
Me- Robert, we are all addicted to drugs here.
Me- We are also all gay.
Robert- Are you being serious?
Me- Yes, Robert. Those are two requirements for this job. I only employ those that meet them.
Robert- Oh, well no problem, this was just a courtesy call.
Me- Oh, really? A courtesy for who? Me?
Robert- Well, you have a nice day ma'am.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
The Sunbeam Poetry Projector, also know as The One Day Poem Pavilion, is a clever invention that causes a poem to appear over the course of the day as the sun shines through it's thousands of tiny holes. It reads:
Listen people wherever you are.
Will your white hair turn black again?
Will your youth last forever?
Life speeds by like a dream.
Why not fill each minute with joy.
Monday, April 14, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
By Christine Kearney Sun Apr 13, 7:42 AM ET
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The unlikely image of a 92-year-old war bride screaming The Clash's "Should I Stay or Should I Go" into a microphone backed by an elderly chorus has already captivated live audiences around the world.
Now the film version is set to do the same.
"Young at Heart" documents the group of U.S. senior citizens belting out songs by Sonic Youth through to James Brown. The small-town act has been running for some 25 years but international fame is now at hand.
"A monster has been created," British filmmaker Stephen Walker joked in an interview about the film's rise.
It started as a 2006 British television documentary and became an audience favorite at the Los Angeles and Sundance film festivals in 2007 and 2008.
The opening sequence showing Eileen Hall, then 92, singing the 1982 hit from punk-rock group The Clash provided the inspiration for Walker when he first saw the group onstage in London in 2005.
"I was totally blown away," Walker said. "It was an amazing way to look at this song afresh. It becomes a song about love and death and not about relationships."
That led to Walker spending several months filming the group in Northampton, Massachusetts -- population 30,000 -- as members struggled to master lyrics from Sonic Youth's "Schizophrenia" to Allen Toussaint's "Yes We Can Can."
The film opens across the United States this week and, after scoring distribution deals, will soon open in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Japan and Australia.
Besides giving new meaning to lyrics from popular hits, the film is comedic and poignant as it explores friendship, old age and death.
It also addresses a society fed up with a "youth-obsessed and celebrity culture," Walker said.
"People are getting something extraordinary from this," Walker said about the standing ovations at preview screenings in the United States. "Somehow a nerve is being touched here."
Bob Cilman, the group's musical director for the past 25 years, said the popularity showed that audiences wanted to see more elderly people in the public spotlight, on stage or in film.
"Whether it is Australia, France or America, everybody is obsessed with youth and we fly in the face of that," said Cilman, 54. "People applaud it because (youth culture) is not what people want but it is what people are spoon-fed."
Stan Goldman, 78, shown in the film singing a duet of James Brown's "I Feel Good," told Reuters the group did not seek rock star status.
"In our wildest imaginations we never anticipated this," he said.
Pat Linderme, 77, said the goal was simple -- to sing and be happy.
"You get so caught up in your singing you forget your pain," she said.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Stranger Photos Have Happened
Good afternoon, I attached this camera to the bench so you could take pictures. Seriously. So have fun. I'll be back later this evening to pick it up.