The Problem of Leisure…
Sometimes during Problem of Leisure forums, other important life issues get discussed. Things get solved. Lives are changed. In this session of P.O.L., we decided to change Nathan & Stephen’s name back to Nathan & Stephen for them (hope they get the memo), and we also talked about the violent misuse of apostrophes in words like TVs, Hot IQs, and the ’70s. But that’s for another lesson.
We also briefly discussed AMANDA, WHOSE BIRTHDAY IT IS. HEY, LET’S ALL LOOK AT AMANDA!
As you can tell, we love Amanda here. Happy Birthday, gorgeous! Onto the task at hand: what are you guys doing this weekend?
This is a fine weekend for hip film. The Starz Film center is showing a ultra chic post-punk thiller Diva! A film that shows the all to real dangers of bootlegging (and added bonus for this film is that when you buy a ticket for it you get free ticket a screening of the Marx Brothers classic A Night at the Opera on March 5th. . . note – these two films have little in common beside their greatness and the opera)
For those seeking heaping amounts of style, an unknown recording artist named Bjork has a little film Drawing Restraint 9 playing the Midnight Movie at the Esquire.
If you are feeling too good and feel your life needs a swift kick in the direction of depression, head over to the Chez and check out 4 Months, 3 Weeks and Two Days. This film should have won best foreign film at last weekend Oscars, but somehow failed to even be nominated (more on that to come). Anyone who takes American freedom for granted has to check out this film, though it is set in fall of Communism in Romania of the late eighties, it could very well be a portrait of the Neo Con future of America .
As much as I dislike their new name I’m still super-excited to hear new songs from Nathan, Stephen and the rest of the amazing Hearts of Palm.
Hearts of Palm (Nathan and Stephen) CD release party!
Date/Time: Saturday March 1, 2008
Time: 9:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: Illegal Petes lodo
Street Adr: 1530 16th St
BENJAMIN ST. MAUR:
Can we start a petition for them to pick another, better name? I just can’t take it seriously. It’s a goddamn vegetable, and how unoriginal is it to name your band after an album from a band you like? The answer: very unoriginal.
…that being said, I’ll probably go to that, too.
CAP’ N’ COLLEEN:
I second the petition idea. Hearts of Palm is a horrible name for a band–especially a band that’s talented.
Were I in Colorado, I would have conflicting plans for Friday night. I’d like to think I would head to the Laughing Goat in Boulder to see my friend Stoobs play with his fabulous folksy/rock band Wadirum. But, I’m usually too lazy to drive to Boulder, so I would most likely check out Cafe Nuba at the Roxy. I haven’t been to Cafe Nuba since I swore off the spoken-word poetry “scene”, but I always had a good time and their poets are pretty damn impressive.
Of course, I’m not in Denver, so I’m actually gonna go to Charlotte to watch lesbians play guitars.
I don’t care what else is going on this weekend, you should really be at Rockbar on Friday night celebrating Tall Amanda’s 30th birthday. I know you all know her, she’s probably bought you a drink at some point because she’s nice like that. So come show your appreciation for her awesomeness and be there. 3015 East Colfax, www.rockbar-denver.com.
Bad Luck City CD Release Show! This Friday!
Bad Luck City is rad
man, that sextet is cool
Radio 1190 loves Adelaide
and the Truth does too
Friday 29 February 2008
at the fabulous 3 Kings Tavern
with Monofog and Oblio Duo
ANGORA HOLLY POLO:
I’m covering the Bad Luck City CD Release party for Reverb – haven’t been back to 3 Kings for too long, since the Boyfriend/Girlfriend days it seems. Then I’m going to go make my manservants give Amanda a birthday lapdance.