Thursday, September 27, 2007

Back to school and the accompanying germs. I'm down with the flu. Not, that I agree with flu, but rather I'm ill with it...

Newmen play Seneca's Brother Bean on Saturday at 7pm. No cover. It's going to be a fantasic show, and you will regret it if you don't make it.

Kathryn Kuhlman was a was a 20th Century American faith healer. who was based in Franklin, PA around 1948. Now she has her own Myspace page. And, from the comments, people aren't sure if she's alive or dead. Strange.

From the online Derrick:
Photo by Heather Leskanic - Mark Weaver pauses at the door of his family's barn Wednesday along Stoney Lonesome Road just south of Clarion. The pastoral mural was painted over the course of several years by Oil City artist Jill Mattson... Mattson will be hosting a workshop on how music can positively affect your personal aura from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.

Sometimes, with so many chain stores, it's easy for us outsiders to forget that Pittsburgh has a thriving indie bookstore scene.

The first show of the Slippery Rock University theater department’s 2007-2008 season is “Tallgrass Gothic,” a haunting story of obsessive love. Tallgrass Gothic is intended for mature audiences. Curtains are at 8 p.m. Sept. 28-29 and Oct. 1-3, with a 2 p.m. matinee Sept. 30 in Miller Auditorium. Tickets are $5 for SRU students and $10 for the general public. Reservations for the 90-minute show may be made in person from 1-2 p.m. weekdays beginning Sept. 17 at the Miller Auditorium Box Office, or by calling 724.738.2645.

Takoma Park MD has a poet lauraeate, but Venango County doesn't?! C'mon!

The Slippery Rock Rocket takes on...poetry?

There's a reason a lot of people hate "poetry". . . and it all comes down to this: it can be boring.
But poetry doesn't have to be that way. We don't have to groan every time a copy of "The Waste Land" by T.S. Eliot graces our presence. That poem has to be one of the most elitist things ever written.
Because it consists of so many allusions to other things, it was almost as if Elliot was just trying to prove his poetical superiority...

The Great Lakes Independent Film Festival starts today and runs through Sunday September 30 at The Roadhouse Theatre (145 West 11th Street Erie PA 16501).

NPR streams a live Okkervill River show on Septemeber 30th. catch live Iron and Wine the night before.

Some free and legal downloads for you. First the latest from Pittsburgh's Karl Hendricks Rock Band (If you're old like me, you remember The Karl Hendrick's Trio). Check out the cover art from Mike Budai (who still owes me a signed print)

The World SaysThe Karl Hendricks Rock Band
"Mediocre Advice" (mp3)
from "The World Says"
(Comedy Minus One)
More On This Album

Next, something from Sonic Youth's frontman
Trees Outside the AcademyThurston
"Frozen Gtr" (mp3)
"Fri/End" (mp3)
from "Trees Outside the Academy"


Anonymous said...

trivia of the sort: kathryn kuhlman has her own myspace page: makes me smile. thanks michael.

Anonymous said...

I created the myspace page for Miss K. (A good portion of pages on myspace are memorial pages, after all) Fortunately, 99 percent of the people know she's gone and most of those comments are directed to me. But thanks for the mention! :-)

Peter A. Greene said...

I seem to recall her dying shortly after I graduated from high school-- mid-70's. She was based in the tabernacle in Sugarcreek that was also a dance hall and an ice rink. You can still see the location if you head into Sugarcreek over the Red Bridge (which is, of course, no longer red, but is on the road across from the Cove on 322, which is, of course, no longer the Cove).

Anyway, as you head into Sugarcreek after crossing the bridge, look to the right where some houses sit up on a rise. That's where the tabernacle/skating/dance hall was. The last time I looked, the big front steps and a couple of pillars were still there.

The building collapsed under the weight of snow and ice on the roof one winter. You can find plenty of old timers who will share fond memories.

And while her foundation seems to favor later pics of KK, when you see her younger shots, you can immediately see part of the basis of her early success-- she was a major babe.

Anonymous said...

I had no idea Kathryn Kuhlman was based in Franklin! Major bit of news! We used to watch her on hungover Sunday mornings.. pretty dramatic. "I belieeeeve in miracles" was her tagline, I think.