Thursday, November 15, 2007

If you've sent me an email in the past two weeks - forgive me. I will respond this weekend.

The Clarion-Venango Film Series entry this weekend is The Machinist. Admission is free. Show starts at 7:30 pm at Clarion-venango Campus' Rhoades Auditorium

The Pittsburgh City Paper profiles one of my favorite regional bands, Celloforte

Ladies and gentlemen prepare your angry letters to the editor.
Rumor has seeped to me that among the Christmas trees at the Barrow theatre (part of Franklin's Light Up Night festivities) is a tree sponsored by GLSEN (the gay, lesbian, and straight education network). I've already overheard two citizens of our kind, openminded region say that "someone would hear about this."
Can a Diane Gramley official statement be far behind?

Don't Let Pigeon Drive the Bus author (among many other delightful kid's books) Mo Willems appears Saturday at the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall, Oakland, at 10 a.m. Tickets: 412-622-8866. The Post Gazette asks him a few questions.

One of the actors in Jeff Goldblum's mockumentary Pittsburgh is suing him on the grounds that scenes with him have damaged her reputation. The Entire cast of The Life Aquatic, Independence Day, The Fly, Earth Girls Are Easy, and Transylvania 6-5000 immediately filed amici curiae briefs.

Too inside baseball? Maybe.

Choice Cuts Reading Series brings Venango poet Philip Terman and other writers for readings tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Slaughterhouse Gallery, 5136 Butler St., Lawrenceville. Tickets are $3.

The Erie Times News reviews the show I'm headed to this weened, Wyeth at Youngstown's Butler Institute.

The trailer for Persepolis is online.

The City Paper interviews Polyphonic Spree on the eve of their Pittsburgh stop.
The Post Gazette previews the show.
the Baltimore Sun interviews them as well.

The Georgetown Voice interviews Pittsburgh's Girl Talk:
I get recognized in Pittsburgh, but that’s a different story. It’s not a huge city, so I get recognized just as I recognize other people. A couple weeks ago, I was staying in a hotel in the middle of the state of Washington. When I was checking in, they looked at my license, and the guy was like “Whoa, Pittsburgh, that’s pretty far away.” And then he was like “Oh, wow, you’re Girl Talk!” I was like “Yeah.” He followed that up with “Congrats on winning that Taco Bell contest man!” Because the week prior I won $500 worth of free Taco Bell for a contest I entered, and I mentioned it on my myspace blog. He read it, I guess.

Check out my lukewarm review of Speed of Life's Catlyst CD at indie music blog.

Brother Bean brings the folk rock sound of Nancy Rodgers and Bill Adams to Seneca 7 pm. No cover.
Don't forget the Remora Deign benefit show at BroBean on Sunday.


Chris Griswold said...

I kind of know Celloforte. I met them through a friend who works with one of them, and they played at my friends' giant Halloween party.


Chris Griswold said...

Persepolis looks great. I am a big fan of the graphic novels. By the way, if you like Persepolis, you should check out Epileptic.

Chris Griswold said...

One last comment: I sent you an email about a month ago. No response. What's the haps? That email was INTRIGUING.