Saturday, July 23, 2011
A film about the creators of Disco and the Philly Sound.
Featuring the Founder of Sigma Sound Studios, Joe Tarsia.
As well as the legendary Earl Young of the infamous Baker, Harris, Young Rhythm Section.
Additional footage of Vincent Montana and Bobbi Eli, Jimmy Williams and Tom Moulton.
Hear the real story about the music that changed Dance and Club Culture.
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Friday, July 22, 2011
Valzhyna Mort, born in Minsk, Belarus (former Soviet Union), in 1981, made her American debut in 2008 with a poetry collection Factory of Tears (Copper Canyon Press), cotranslated by the husband-and-wife team of Elizabeth Oehlkers Wright and Pultizer Prize—winning poet Franz Wright. Library Journal described Mort's vision as "visceral, wistful, bittersweet, and dark." The New Yorker writes, "Mort strives to be an envoy for her native country, writing with almost alarming vociferousness about the struggle to establish a clear identity for Belarus and its language."
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Thursday, July 21, 2011
Nostalgia’s Weathered Charge
With the re-release of Vancouver Anthology, Stan Douglas is at ease abandoning himself to an equivalent mechanism. This is because he does not, or cannot, expand his project to encompass the present.
Instead, the possibilities of Vancouver’s past are locked into just another historical account, at times too scattered in its own right. At best, Douglas’ afterword is lazy; at worst, it is capitulation to the culture machine named “Vancouver.” As the VAG rallies us all to march further east with its building in-tow, certainly the project of neoliberalism is not over, and a language is needed to articulate this
fact. Douglas’ negligence transforms the book into just another valorization of our world, when it was once positioned differently. An apparent nostalgia for Operation Solidarity and its surrounding
practices are not necessarily regressive, as one might claim. Nostalgia here could also be envisioned as a powder keg laid at the threshold of the present, whose weathered charge, only requires a courageous match to throw down the door of the old order, forcing us to encounter the alternative located in our own eternal present.
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Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
Turning Back The Pages Of My Sweet Shattered Dreams
ultra-hip 36 song Gordon Lightfoot tribute
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