Saturday, May 12, 2007

Here's a summer music festival article in the NY Times.
At Mccarren park pool:
JellyNYC has booked nine Sundays this summer, and though the dates have not been announced, the bands are to include Illinois, I’m From Barcelona, Man Man, Dengue Fever, Blonde Redhead, Ted Leo and the Thermals
The River to River festival:
The offerings in its sixth year are vast, from the must-see hipster series at South Street Seaport (the National, Camera Obscura, Menomena, Fujiya & Miyagi, Animal Collective, Battles) to the aging-hipster lineup at Castle Clinton (Ron Sexsmith, Roky Erickson and Alejandro Escovedo, Drive-By Truckers). The New Pornographers play the Battery Park Lawn on July 4; Spoon is in Battery Park City on July 11.
The full season has not yet been announced, but among the free shows are Cassandra Wilson (June 15); Television with Dragons of Zynth (June 16); Neko Case and Eric Bachman (July 20)
The Celebrate Brooklyn schedule is up.

I didn't see any Spiegeltent shows last summer, but the list for this year's shows is out now.
Sort of intriguing but pricy shows including Badly Drawn Boy, O Death, etc.

Here's an article about Robyn Hitchcock.

Craig Finn has a piece in the Guardian:

October 1984 found
me 13 years old and drudging away in the eighth grade at Valley View junior high school in Edina, Minnesota, a suburb just outside Minneapolis. Valley View was a terrible place, designed to let seventh, eighth, and ninth graders sit and spin while they waited out puberty. The teachers were often the trophy-winning athletics coaches from the adjoining Edina senior high school, a sports powerhouse. Most classes began with the lights shutting off, followed by the hum of a film projector, and a movie that may or may not have anything to do with the ostensible subject of the class. In the hallway, the small and bespectacled of us moved hurriedly between classes, avoiding the eyes of the bullies and the jocks who seemed to only love two things in life: sadistic acts of terror and spitting.
Here's an interview with Finn about baseball

Here's an article about Miranda July
Apparently, George Saunders coined the term "July-esque," which I'm sure is both flattering and uncomfortable. He described it as "infused with wonder at the things of the world."

That interview doesn't really make me want to read the collection, though.

Apparently Law and Order might make new episodes for TNT

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