"Recent Linear Landscapes"

I’m learning that having creative friends can mean:

Spending the better part of an Indian-summer’s Saturday afternoon in Clayton, walking around Metrolink stops in an astronaut suit lacking in, let’s say, breathability. Only to…

Months later, get the note that the footage from that day’s been boiled down into a video for the Finn’s Motel single “Recent Linear Landscapes.”

The video features: Joe Thebeau, the FM singer/songwriter; local architectural photographer/blogger Toby Weiss; and yours truly. The video was shot by Shawn King and edited by Bill Boll. Visit the latter’s YouTube to catch this one, along with some fun pieces based on Julia Sets, Riddle of Steel and his infamous Dalco Pig ad:

www.youtube.com/profile?user=billboll

Enjoy. And note that the band’s playing February 17 at the Billiken Club at SLU.

Upcoming "The Wire" slots

Every so often, we get real serious about this ol’ radio show. A few slots are set in the next couple of months. Why not share?

Monday, Jan. 22: Ben Westhoff, departing RFT staff writer
Monday, Jan. 29: Randall Roberts, RFT staffer on Blairmont and other recent stories

Monday, Feb. 12: Jim Shrewsbury, campaigning Prez of the STL Board of Aldermen

Monday, Mar. 5: Lewis Reed, candidate for the Prez of the STL Board of Aldermen
Monday, Mar. 19: Annie Zaleski, RFT music editor

Expect them there gaps to be filled in with exciting, excellent guests, no doubt.

(In answer to a question posed below: this show airs on Monday nights, from 7:30-8:00 p.m., CST, broadcast live on 88.1 fm, with streaming for one month thereafter at kdhx.org.

New issue in hand

Got a chance to pick up the new issue of 52nd City today and it’s another honey. To answer the obvious question: the cover balloon is blue this time out, baby blue. It really jumps off the sorta-sqaure, sorta-cardboard cover.

All other questions, methinks, can be answered two posts below this one.

Hope to see some good folk on Saturday. Bring $8 for an issue, but we’ll let you in for free, esp. if you bring some stuff for the show-and-tell.

10,000

Looked at flickr and noticed these numbers: 475 photos / 10,000 views.

Thanks for looking at the snaps, if you have.

Thus ends post #151…

Release: Saturday: Issue # 4

STUFF Issue Release Party

Show us your STUFF at the 52nd City STUFF RELEASE PARTY on Saturday, January 13, 2007 at SNOWFLAKE (3156 Cherokee).

SHOW & TELL STUFF: Bring your favorite stuff or interesting collection and share a story… sort of an open mic night show and tell for your marbles, matchbooks, and memorabilia. Contact us to sign up and let us know what you plan to show.

MYSTERY SACKS OF STUFF: Free mystery stacks of stuff to all who attend!

MAGAZINE STUFF: Get the latest edition of 52nd City magazine, which is entirely devoted to STUFF – writing and artwork by local talent exploring the mysteries of why we just can’t seem to let go of our material things. Only $8 and something worthy of piling up around the house!

The sweetest little party of the new year…
WHEN: Saturday, January 13, 2007
TIME: 2pm – 5pm
WHERE: Snowflake, 3156 Cherokee Street, Saint Louis, MO 63118

Hosting: February 16

Like Die Hard, The NonProphets Are Back With a Vengeance!

The NonProphet Theater Company, drunk on the success of their 2006 Theatrical Season, get back into the swing of things starting January 5, 2007 with a six non-consecutive week run of sketch comedy shows at Laughs On The Landing, Friday nights at 8:00 pm.

The NonProphets’ signature sketch comedy show THE MILITANT PROPAGANDA BINGO MACHINE, will feature the ensemble members, as well as a new special guest host every week. The show consists of 24 sketches , all written by the group, which are performed in a random order determined by the audience. The number of each sketch corresponds to a letter that is called out between sketches, and the number/letter combos becomes a twisted bingo game in which the NonProphets award a prize if an audience member wins.

The show has earned the company the Riverfront Times’ title of BEST COMEDY SHOW OF 2003, and most recently, the 52nd City Magazine honored the NonProphets with a KICK ASS AWARD. Come see what all the hubbub is about!

The show runs Friday nights at Laughs On The Landing from January 5 through February 23 at 8:00 pm. Doors open at 7:30 pm. You must be 18 or over to attend this show.

Tickets are $10 for adults, and $8 for students, available at the box office.

January clips

Piece in St. Louis Magazine on the Band Scramble, held recently at the Way Out Club.

Article in Sauce Magazine on Jimmy Griffin’s latest band, The Incurables.

Various Saturday Night Dates upcoming, indeed.

And, of course, a new issue of 52nd City, with text and photos, coming out on January 13.