Archive for December, 2006
Jay Bakker—the son of Jim and Tammy—is the star of a new documentary series that will be premiering tonight on Sundance. One Punk Under God is riveting and definitely must-see TV. Plus, Jay is a great guy with a very progressive ministry. We’ve had the pleasure of getting to know him, now that he lives in Brooklyn and holds a weekly service in one of our favorite watering holes, Pete’s Candy Store. If we believed in God, we’d be calling upon Jay to do our petitioning. The series will run through January on Wednesdays at 9 pm and its produced by the same people who brought you The Eyes of Tammy Faye. Also, you can download the first episode for free on iTunes.
As I peered inside one of the impeccably built constructions, I noticed a mattress and a small teapot on the sand floor. In a mere moment, the “owner” of the house was there: an elder Arab man dressed in a typical desert fashion.
Surprisingly, his French was perfect and he explained to me that since he had neither family nor money, he came to live in the movie set. He looks after the place, the real roof of the fake house protects him from the sandstorms, and if a tourist throws him a small coin every once in a while, he can buy some more tea and some food. And he is hardly the only one living in the Lucas-built wonderland in the middle of the Sahara. READ IT ALL
Like his 2005 list, DoCopenhagen’s Top 50 Music Videos Of 2006 is endlessly entertaining.
But as Kevin points out, they left out two of our favorites:
Miho Hatori’s “Barracuda”
Alice Donut’s “Madonna’s Bombing Sarajevo”
In case you missed this story last week. From the Queens Ledger.
“All I’ve seen is a disruption of our lives,” DePaolo said. “If you’re going to use the park for promotion, to bring in people who are going to live in those luxury high-rises, the community has to be considered.” [...]
DePaolo, however, reiterated his point that the community has not benefited at all from the concerts. “Rolling Stone has McCarren Pool ranked the number one concert venue in the country,” he said. “The best P.R. film couldn’t do this. This is gold to [Live Nation], and we should be reaping the benefits.” [...]
The triumvirate of Estrada and neighbors Stephen Szczepanek and Harrison Williams, who were also on-hand, repeatedly stated that a total moratorium was the only solution. “These concerts have ruined our quality of life,” Szczepanek said. “We have to close our windows, and [even then], the glass shakes. We want all the noise to stop.”
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Young @ Heart is a group of elderly people from Massachusetts who perform covers of popular songs. In the past, they’ve done the Rolling Stones, the Clash, and even Outkast. This clip comes from a British documentary about the chorus.
Young @ Heart performs “Schizophrenia” from 1987′s Sister
Suburb Objects To Mosque, Threatens To Hold Pig Races To Offend Muslims. EvangelicalRight has the story.