Celebrate Brooklyn!: Yo La Tengo: The Sounds of Silence / Samara Lubelski
Thursday, Jul 13, 2006, 7:30 pm
Adventures in sight and sound: the great experimental alt rock trio returns to Celebrate Brooklyn to perform its live score to a collection of the surreally beautiful short documentaries of underwater life by the revolutionary French filmmaker Jean Painlev√©. The dreamy, atmospheric compositions of multi-instrumentalist SAMARA LUBELSKI set the mood.
A program of BRIC/Brooklyn Information & Culture, Celebrate Brooklyn is one of New York City’s longest-running, free, outdoor performing arts festivals, offering music, dance, film and spoken word at the Prospect Park Bandshell each summer. Our objective and inspiration is to “celebrate” the diverse and vibrant cultural life of Brooklyn through the performing arts. Keep It Great, Give $3 at the Gate!
Location: Prospect Park Bandshell – enter at Prospect Park West & 9th Street, Park Slope
Archive for July, 2006
The LA Times has a nice obituary on Syd Barrett. It includes praise from David Bowie:
“Syd was a major inspiration for me. The few times I saw him perform in London at UFO and the Marquee clubs during the ’60s will forever be etched in my mind,” Bowie said. “He was so charismatic and such a startlingly original songwriter…. His impact on my thinking was enormous. A major regret is that I never got to know him. A diamond indeed.”
The Washington Post has a great obit too, revealing our favorite bit of Barrett trivia thus far:
He enjoyed gardening… and was said to be skillful at stuffing peppers.
Now that Johnny Depp is *hopefully* done impersonating Keith Richards, maybe he can start working on a Syd Barrett biopic, something he claims to want to do.
Wednesday, August 23
Tickets On Sale Sat, 7/15 at 12:00 pm
We’re guilty of selecting the obvious title: “Shine On You Crazy Diamond.” (How could we opt for anything else?). Here are some other doozies, found on Technorati:
Syd at the Gates of Dawn
How I Wish You Were Here
The Madcap Passes
Remember When You Were Young, You Shone like the Sun
Goodbye Cruel World
The Lunatic Has Left the Grass
Welcome to the Machine
When The Madcap Laughter Is Stilled Forever
The Crazy Diamond no longer shines
But the most embarassing award goes to the countless bloggers who opted for this one:
RIP, Syd and thanks for the music.
January 6, 1946 ‚Äì July 7, 2006
Syd Barrett died of diabetes-related illness. Click here for more
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Our new book, The Sinner’s Guide to the Evangelical Right isn’t due to hit the shelves until September 5 (provided the Rapture doesn’t occur first), but we’re delighted with some recent advance press. Pardon us while we toot our own horn:
In his latest offering, the author of The Hipster Handbook brings his brand of sardonic wit and caricature assassination to bear on all things evangelical. Like all great satire, the book is cerebral, irreverent and hilarious, while also edifying in introducing the characters, vocabulary and complex political and social network loosely referred to as the Christian right… Lanham keeps the humor sharp throughout.
— Publisher’s Weekly
“This book should lay at the lifeless feet of your corpse as a silent, yet powerful and all encompassing explanation as to why you took your own life.”
— David Cross
“Not only is this an important book, it’s a funny book… Stop the Christo Fascist Zombie Brigade. Know who they are now with this book.”
— Marc Maron, Host of The Marc Maron Show on Air America Radio
“Consisting of only the very best of our favorite new tracks, this endlessly expanding compilation kicks off with 21 free MP3s that’ve kicked our collective ass in 2006 so far.” Download ‘em all here.
Broken Mascis Scene
He’s posted several great live shows. First, there’s J. Mascis and Broken Social Scene (Broken Mascis Scene) live in Toronto (2006). And then there’s Stephen Malkmus all acoustic on KCRW (2005). He has a great Talking Heads live show from 1979 here. And finally, our personal favorite, a Replacements bootleg here. Thanks RBally.