Join THE NATION INSTITUTE and JANEANE GARAFALO and SAM SEDER of AIR AMERICA’s THE MAJORITY REPORT for a giant-screen, live broadcast of the presidential debate at CROBAR in NYC this FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8th.
Doors open at 6:30 PM. Free admission and free food until 8 PM. Cash bar. $10 cover after 8 PM ($5 with your student ID).
Must be 21 or older.
AIR AMERICA will broadcast live on-site with leading progressive
writers and entertainers before and after the debate, including Nation editor KATRINA VANDEN HEUVEL, Nation columnist KATHA
POLLITT, actress MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL and others to be announced.
THE DEBATE AND MORE / CROBAR, 530 West 28th Street, NYC / FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8th / NO RESERVATIONS
For those outside the NYC area, organize a “watch with
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Call 212-209-5400 x5462 for more information
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Archive for October, 2004
DIG! is a new excellent documentary playing at Sunshine about rival bands Brian Jonestown Massacre and the Dandy Warhols. Watching the bizarre, entertaining frontman Anton Newcombe in candid moments is worth the price of admission. (He’s also a very nice guy).
Alexander Laurence says: “The real art is the music of Brian Jonestown Massacre and Anton Newcombe.” He’s right. The Dandy Warhols are mediocre at best. The Brain Jonestown Massacre is one of the most underated bands of the past decade.
Plus, they are generous enough to allow free mp3 downloads. We recommend beginning with Take It From The Man!
An important story was strangely buried in The New York Times Arts section this weekend about the release of the new Pro-Bush, Pro-Crusade, Pro-All-Non-Christians-Will-Burn-in-Hell documentary, George W. Bush: Faith in the White House. The DVD is being released today as counterpoint to Farenheit 9-11. A staggering 300,000 copies will be sent to Christian churches.
A screening of the film was provided during the RNC, but no press was allowed. Seems that Rove and former Christian Coalition Director Ralph Reed (who is now a senior political advisor to our Rapture-ready Prez) prefer keeping their pandering to the church on the down low. A recent Newsweek poll finds that “17 percent of Americans expect the world to end in their lifetime,” and Bush’s Rapture base will be buying this DVD in droves. The VHS has already sold out on the distributor’s website.
Hilarious (if not disturbing) blurb from the website:
Not since the days of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln has a president put so much stock in his Christian faith and prayer life for making decisions and leading the United States in its hour of crisis. According to BBC correspondent Justin Webb: “Nobody spends more time on his knees than George W. Bush. The Bush administration hums to the sound of prayer. Prayer meetings take place day and night. It’s not uncommon to see White House functionaries hurrying down corridors carrying Bibles.”
Radio 4′s new record, Stealing of a Nation, came out last month. They’ll be playing New York at Webster hall on October 12th. We spoke with the band about the new record in September.
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The New York Times made us do it. Last Sunday, in the NYTimes Magazine they declared that bloggers were becoming an important cultural and political voice. Of course, we decided that we MUST follow suit. The Times is always ahead of the curve.
Here’s one of our favorite bloggers, Wonkette, discussed in their strangely late-to-the-game article:
In all seriousness, we’ve decided to go the blog route in order to bring our readers more timely updates. As we have since 1999, we will continue to feature:
– Music Reviews
– Events Listings
– Politics and media
– Sausage biscuits
– Club, Bar, and Restaurant listings
–and of course, random, uneducated stupidity
By morphing into a blog, we will be able to bring information to you quicker, enriching your life and helping to better promote family values on a more timely basis.
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In the days to come, we’ll be featuring interviews with Le Tigre and Radio 4, updates to our bar and restaurant guides, a ferret pictorial, information about our new book, and much more.
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Reading that even the biased Gallup Poll is placing Kerry back in the race should hopefully make the obviously nervous Bush campaign even more defensive and unlikable. According to Gallup they are tied at 49%. This article from the Times last week is equally encouraging.
In case anyone missed this article last week about bias at the Gallup Poll, it is worth a peek:
I’ve been away too long, and Williamsburg looks like it could use an ass-kicking. So, a bunch of people got sick of paying Chelsea rents here and moved across the river to Williamsburg West as the kids call it…
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“Cash musical heading for Broadway:
Cash died in September 2003 after complications from diabetes
A musical about the life and music of the late country legend Johnny Cash will be ready to tour the US in 2005 before opening on Broadway in 2006. READ FULL ARTICLE”
Johnny must be rolling over in his grave. “Folsom Prison Blues” was never meant to be set to choreography and jazz hands! We can laugh at all the Midwest housewives coming to NY to see Billy Joel’s Moving Out, but please, for God’s sake, leave Johnny alone. What’s next? A Joey Ramone musical?
Oct. 2 – With a solid majority of voters concluding that John Kerry outperformed George W. Bush in the first presidential debate on Thursday, the president’s lead in the race for the White House has vanished, according to the latest NEWSWEEK poll. In the first national telephone poll using a fresh sample, NEWSWEEK found the race now statistically tied among all registered voters, 47 percent of whom say they would vote for Kerry and 45 percent for George W. Bush in a three-way race.
For those of you who suffer from “it” band ADD. Those of you ready for the next buzz band to take the torch from The Strokes. Which was handed to The Rapture. Which was handed to Franz Ferdinand. We present the next torch carriers, Bloc Party. Like The Rapture, they are influenced by Gang of Four. Like Franz Ferdinand, they’re cute. (Though not as cute – or as homoerotic). Check them out for yourselves tonight. Free with reservation, thanks to our friends at Flavorpill.
when: Sat 10.2 (11pm)
where: Tribeca Grand Hotel (2 Ave of Americas, 212.519.6500)
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