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2003

57 Posts

I emerge from over three weeks of silence to tell you about The Darkness. If you’re like everyone else on...

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“Dead cats hanging from poles. Little dead are out in droves. I remember Halloween.” As of 6:00 PM yesterday, it...

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Since Pittsburgh is the other big city in Pennsylvania, and I had never been there, I decided to check it...

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The sleepless National Film Challenge weekend is behind me and its results have far exceeded both my expectations and my...

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I remain too distracted to produce contemplative opuses detailing my recent experiences, so here is some brusque vagueness about my...

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Last night, I registered team “BREDSTIK Entertainment” in the National Film Challenge, which works like this: At 7:00 PM on...

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There has been plenty going on, but I haven’t had much to say about any of it. Lightning Bolt, Hangedup,...

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I pedaled to the Khyber last night to see Stars, my second blind date in as many nights with a...

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I hadn’t heard Broken Social Scene before tonight. Having recently been informed that the band is comprised, in part, of...

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Kevin Cornell recently launched Bearskinrug version 4; it is as delicious as might be expected. Lots of shows lately: The...

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At exactly 5:33 PM yesterday, I joined a small horde of people in caps and shades at the Center City...

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Some Kutztown arts news: The PIMA Group will be performing its improvisational “Paper, Rock, Scissors” tonight and tomorrow night at...

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The summer technically ends on September 22 (as anyone eagerly anticipating the redesign of this site should note), but most...

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A moment of silence for Wesley Willis, who died at the age of 40 around 9:00 Chicago time Thursday night,...

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Why am I always the last to know about these things? I have just recently been made aware of Flügtag...

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I have been very fortunate (except perhaps in the case of Thirteen) to have so many free movie opportunities lately....

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I learned so much tonight! Were you aware that adolescence is difficult, and that teenagers sometimes abuse drugs and alcohol?...

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The long-awaited Camp Naked Terror 2 web site is finally up, complete with pictures and video from the event for...

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Mine is now the supreme pleasure of having viewed the Japanese cult hit Battle Royale. The premise goes like this:...

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Massive Attack and Mondays don’t mix. My eyelids weren’t giving gravity much of a fight this afternoon. Last week’s lucky...

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After redeeming my pass to a sneak preview of Dirty Pretty Things, I somehow stumbled into the wrong theater; when...

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There is a boy who lives across the street from us who hangs out in front of his house with...

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Every year, I take a trip to Chicago to visit some friends and spend some time in one of my...

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My friends and fellow Kutztown alumni in the Table Collective opened a small exhibition with a variety of work in...

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I was going to begin this long-overdue post with a verbose description of the difficulties of keeping a weblog like...

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It has been pretty quiet around here this month, due mostly to a hectic schedule of family gatherings and moving...

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Consider this: Simpsons Kwizzo. To a bunch of hardcore Simpsons trivia dorks, the prospect of just such a specialized Quizzo...

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Saturday’s 2nd Annual Summer Camp Slasher Birthday Bash at Camp Naked Terror (in honor of my roommates’ and my June...

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I ventured out to the Friendship House last night, a cool space in North Philly previously unknown to me. DAT...

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My roommates and I have found a rather nice apartment in South Philadelphia. We signed the lease on Friday. We...

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I did a stupid thing Monday night: I forgot to bring my camera when I went to see I Am...

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It was a beautiful day for a drive to Doylestown yesterday, where an “Independent Double Feature” screened at the County...

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Last night was the sixth installment of R5’s “In the Sanctuary Concert Series,” featuring Essex Green, Aereogramme and The Delgados...

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If you read Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None: Hollywood fed it through the Shyamalan and Craven machines and...

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Working for the company that produces the Philadelphia Film Festival allows me convenient access to VHS screeners of most of...

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So a bunch of stuff happened in the last week. Puppetmania on Monday turned out to be the best of...

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More film fest stuff this weekend. I caught a little bit of the Lost Film Fest 8.0 on Friday, including...

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Congratulations to my cousin Bill and his wife Tara, who, around 3:00 on Friday afternoon, gave birth to my tiny...

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Today I completed my first ever full-page magazine advertisement for a gay pornographic DVD. High five!

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Two shows, seven bands at the Church this week. Sentence fragments ahead. Sunday Dysrhythmia: My favorite Philadelphia band; missed the...

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I saw Lost in La Mancha last night, a documentary account of visionary filmmaker Terry Gilliam’s ill-fated first stab at...

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Today is the first day of the rest of my life. I have purchased my first tube of moustache wax...

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I was chastised by e-mail this morning for having remained mostly silent on the topic of the war on Iraq....

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Lightning Bolt’s Wonderful Rainbow refuses to detach itself from my playlist, and has come dangerously close to bullying the rest...

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History is merely a list of surprises. It can only prepare us to be surprised yet again. —Dr. Wilbur Daffodil-11...

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Interpol and The Raveonettes played the Troc last night. I was quite pleasantly surprised by the feedback-drenched Raveonettes, who sounded...

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I waited in line for an hour last night in 20º weather to see Godspeed You! Black Emperor, the first...

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I have accepted a job in the design department at TLA Video. After nearly fifteen months of unemployment, getting paid...

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The newest addition to the Projects section is entitled Snowfall; it’s a series of photos I took in the aftermath...

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Man, it just figures that the snowiest winter in Philadelphia history is the winter that unemployment renders the glorious snow...

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What to do? I’ve been cursing Clear Channel because their inflated ticket prices are keeping me from attending four anticipated...

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Busy, busy week. We have updated the BREDSTIK site for the first time in almost a year, with Flash goodies...

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Peter and I took a trip up to New York yesterday. The early afternoon was occupied by sifting through galleries...

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The Relapse Contamination Festival took over the Troc for the weekend and what a wicked weekend it was. To avoid...

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I had a dream that Sebastian Bach (of Skid Row fame) moved in with my next door neighbors. In the...

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Sonata for the Unaware, the new k10k issue by carbonatedjazz, is the best issue I’ve seen in a long time....

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I guess it’s been pretty quiet around here. In the last month: I braved the Philadelphia blizzard fallout to get...

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