Thursday, July 19, 2007

In a rare day-of posting, Venangoland features the same Oil Heritage column that runs in today’s paper! Huzzah and kudos!

The Venango Digital Film Association website is up

Nate Hall plays Brother Bean this Saturday from 7-9 pm.

Mr. Bear, hero of Erie’s ill fated cable access TV show on cable access is up for sale on eBay

Speaking of eBay, if you really loved me, you’d buy me a Jack Kerouac bobblehead.

The local band that sounds most like Coldplay, Idiosympathy, (decide amongst yourselves if that’s a compliment or insult) will play its last ever show July 28 at Sun Gin in Grove City, ironically, It is also the release party for its Overachiever in Love CD.

Pete Greene mentioned it and I second it. Don’t miss the Latonia Theatre Building Tour tonight from 6 pm- 8 pm 1 East First Street in Oil City.

Friday’s Union Room show in Meadville includes God’s Day Off, A Voice like Rhetoric (who played the Ernie Ball stage at the Pittsburgh Warped Tour stop this year, but don’t hold it against them) , Mankin, Deep Field, and Mark This Day Show starts at 6pm. $5 cover.

The Roadhouse Theatre is looking for a 29 year old male who has acting experience, and are willing to appear unclothed on stage. For more information please call 814-459-8215 and ask for Scott McClelland. Please tell them you saw it at Venangago-go.

I can’t stop reading Flannery O’Conner’s blog
When I went to Iowa I had never heard of Faulkner, Kafka, Joyce, much less read them. Then I began to read everything at once so that I didn't have time I suppose to be influenced by any one writer. I read all the Catholic novelists, Mauriac, Bernanos, Bloy, Greene, Waugh; I read all the nuts like Djuna Barnes and Dorothy Richardson and Va. Wolfe (unfair to the dear lady of course); I read the best Southern writers like Faulkner and the Tates, K. A. Porter, Eudora Welty and Peter Taylor; read the Russians, not Tolstoy so much but Dostoevsky, Turgenev, Chekhov and Gogol. I became a great admirer of Conrad and have read almost all of his fiction. I have totally skipped such people as Dreiser, Anderson (except for a few stories) and Thomas Wolfe. I have learned from Kafka, though I've never been able to finish one of his novels. I've read almost all of Henry James -- from a sense of High Duty and because when I read James I feel something is happening to me, in slow motion but happening nevertheless. I admire Dr. Johnson's Lives of the Poets. But always the largest thing that looms up is The Humerous Tales of Edgar Allen Poe. I am sure that he wrote them all while drunk too.

NPR is streaming Gogol Bordello's 9:30 Club performance originally webcast live on July 18, but I sorely wish it was available for download (and yes, I know I could jut run it through Audacity, but I’m lazy aight? Oh, and I should mention the language is R-rated. Not safe for work or kids, IMHO .

The punk who led me to Americana, John Doe (formerly of X) will be at Pittsburgh’s Club Café on Monday at 7. Call (412) 323-1919 for tickets.

Here's some great news: Psalters and Potter Street Records are making The Divine Liturgy of the Wretched Exiles and US vs. US available online for free. Although the Psalters are offering these albums free of charge, please consider making a contribution to help them continue to tour and make music as they depend entirely on fan contributions.

Although I don’t talk much about non-art business here, I felt obligated to give a shout out to Mark Benvenuti, my daughter’s volleyball coach and co-owner of K B Pizza which recently closed on a $123,700 SBF loan from The Northwest Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission the loan was used to purchase land and install equipment and do renovations.

1 comment:

LazyTcrochet said...

Hey, I was just checking-in to see what you were blogging about. I'll be headed home to Franklin for the Smoke on the Allegheny BBQ cookoff. I'll have nifty stuff from my Etsy shop at a craft booth. It's at the Rocky Grove Fairgrounds this weekend. Here's the website:
They have live music scheduled as well. Just thought I'd let you know!