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RobWeychert.com V2

The second version of this site launched on July 16, 2002, after the inaugural design quickly proved to be too limiting for frequent posting. Like its predecessor, V2’s naively ambitious design prioritized flashy project promotion over writing. (In its one-year tenure, only one project was ever promoted.) That said, it did give the writing more breathing room, which encouraged more expansive posts and aided the site’s eventual transformation into a proper blog.

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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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I avoided seeing The Piano Teacher when it was in theaters in the States last spring because I didn’t want...

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Okay, Tolkien by himself (or even filtered through the eyes of demigod Peter Jackson) generally bores me, but somehow the...

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It’s doubtful this will be of any interest to many people besides me, but since I can think of at...

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Last night was an inspiring Ad Club lecture at York College given by Jim Sherraden, the disarmingly charismatic head of...

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I really have to start trusting my instincts. Hell, even trusting the evidence of my senses would have sufficed in...

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Halloween was fun. The afternoon was begun with a matinee of P.T. Anderson’s pitch-perfect Punch-Drunk Love, and rounded out by...

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Happy Birthday, Dad! Lethargy month is drawing to a close. I’ve been out and about for the usual films and...

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I’ve been back from Ottawa for nearly a week now and the annoying cold I contracted while I was there...

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I’ll be in Ontario for the next five days at the Ottawa International Animation Festival. Some brief scattered comments before...

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I caught a free sneak preview of Das Experiment last night. It stars Moritz Bleibtreu of Run Lola Run fame...

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Apparently a 2-disc Faith No More tribute album called Tribute of the Year: A Tribute to Faith No More was...

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There was much rocking this week. Saturday night was Andrew W.K. in Jersey, at this weird sprawling complex filled with...

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Big congratulations to my good friends Kim and Kevin, who decided this weekend that they’re going to get married next...

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While I’m sure all (3) of my regular readers are enjoying my media critic pretensions, the About section does say...

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Oh man, this Interpol Turn on the Bright Lights album is soooo good; I cannot stop listening to it. Spacey,...

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My animated LEGO Trilogy shorts collection will be screening at the Bumpin’ Big Top at midnight this Saturday as part...

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During a relaxing and uneventful four days in Ocean City, MD, I couldn’t say no to “The Metal Issue” of...

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After having been informed that an MP3 from the forthcoming Dillinger Escape Plan / Mike Patton collaboration is now online,...

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I drove 100 miles last night to see Andrew W.K. play in Towson, MD (near Baltimore). I found out about...

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At long last, “The Simpsons: The Complete Second Season” DVD set arrived yesterday. As with the first season set, the...

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M. Night Shyamalan is smart. He knows people don’t want to see a movie about Mel Gibson struggling with his...

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This month’s Exhumed Films event (which was last night) featured two films from Stuart Gordon and Brian Yuzna, the director/producer...

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Mary and I were all set to go see Tuatara last night before we discovered that they cancelled the show...

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Friday night was a rewarding but ultimately forgettable show at the Troc with The Shins, Beachwood Sparks, and some horrible...

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You may or may not have noticed that I redesigned the site. Welcome to robweychert.com Version 2, lovingly dubbed “The...

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