Thursday, January 03, 2008

Thanks to all who have offered help and kind words since my mother in law's stroke earlier this week. The year end best of list got delayed because of the upheaval, but I'll get it posted by this weekend.

Back to the blog then. A new look for 2008 with the hopes that it will be a better year for me personally- I still need a graphic banner (for the blog, not my life - although that would be cool too), so if you have an ideas, pass them on.

Oil City is getting a trolley. What happened to the old Oil City that I used to make fun of, that was riddled with a depressing air? What an incredible transformation is such a short time.

Speaking of the OC, mark your calendar now for the Namoli Brennet concert that will be held to inaugurate the Landmark Latonia Theatre (1 East First Street Oil City, PA 16301) Sunday February 9, 2008 at 8pm $10 general admission, $5 student ID

Brother Bean's book club finishes discussing the final chapters of Blowback tonight at 7 pm. Next month's book is Naomi Wolf's The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot Speaking of the Bean, they also passed on that:

brother bean has a mini efficiency apartment that would be ideal for a young person or student. it's only big enough for one person, but has everything you need, including furniture and internet. (no tv or phone). i am willing to rent it for $300 a month or will consider a work for rent arrangement if a suitable person applies.
Call me at 677-0232.
gwen kahler
2803 SR 257
seneca, pa 16346

Jerome Wincek has this video of one of my wife's favorite songs, "St Beautiful" and others newly uploaded on his MySpace page.

Ah, aging punks. I feel your pain.

Those wise acres at City Paper have come up with some year end lists like, "5 times Pittsburgh didn't look so good on national television"

Bluegrass Bands wishing to take part in the first Oil Country Bluegress Festival (Feb 15-17 in Oil City) should contat Bob Flath (814) 797-1504 or or Ron Shoup at (814) 676-3465 or
Please tell them you saw it on venangago-go

General Manager of the Barrow Civic Theatre John McConnell tenders his resignation, but no story in The News Herald about it? Interesting.

A not so good poem set in one of my favorite Youngstown bars.

Pitt celebrates microtonal music.

Abagail Kahler opens for Nate Custer this Saturday at Brother Bean. No cover. Show starts at 7pm. There will be fire dancing.

The 2008 Eerie Horror Film Festival, Screenplay and Video Game Competition has officially opened its call for entries and is currently seeking submissions from all over the world. Submission categories for the 2008 Competition includes Horror Feature, Horror Short, Science Fiction Feature, Science Fiction Short, Suspense Feature, Suspense Short, Student(10 - 17 yrs of age) Horror Feature; Student (10 - 17 yrs of age) Horror Short; Short Length Screenplay; Feature Length Screenplay; Student (10 - 17 yrs of age) Feature Length Screenplay; Student (10 - 17 yrs of age) Short Length Screenplay, Video Game Concept, Video Game in Production, Completed Video Game. (Video Game Entry Forms available on main website.) The 2008 Eerie Horror Film Festival will take place in October of 2008 at the Erie Playhouse in Erie, Pa.

The Cleveland Free Times lists 10 bands to watch in 2008.

Business Week looks at how easy it is to self-publish these days. (although selfishly, I think an editorial consultant is still money well spent. Yes, drop me a line if you want to talk about a project. Please and thank you)

David Whalen has been named the Post-Gazette's Theatrical Performer of the Year.

Audra Blazer will offer the free class on "How to make the Journey from Musical Theater to Film and Television" at the Pittsburgh Musical Theater studios from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Pittsburgh Musical Theater studios (327 South Main St. in the West End) Free and open to the public.

Details: 412-539-0900, ext. 232.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer likes Erie's beers.


Joann said...

I like the white, very basic -- and it loads super-fast now, for some reason!

Anonymous said...

Oil City rocks! Really!