05 December 2014

Chardonnay? No, Chardoyay! Why Everyone Should Heart Bridget Everett.

If you don't know who Bridget Everett is, just know this. She's coming to Nashville for two shows and you don't want to miss it. She is a blue mama and a Broadway baby and the diva closest to my heart right now, and I want everyone of you to feel the love. And if you go to the show, you may very well feel the love- motorboating happens at an Everett show, so be ready. But more than that, prepare yourself for a stunning avant-garde work of theatre, comedy, cabaret, performance art, and feminist activism like you've never seen it before. I got to talk to her in preparation for her performances. Have a looksy. I hope to see you at the show...

19 November 2014

Pessimistic attitudes; never will I wear.

So, I got to talk to Dez Dickerson for the Scene. It was a chance for me to totally geek out on all sorts of purple music, as well as ask him about his experiences in the industry. I'm proud of this piece, and I look forward to whatever y'all might think.

Also, he'll be introducing the Midnight show of Purple Rain at the Belcourt on Friday night, and I am stoked.

16 October 2014

The 2014 New York Film Festival.

Another year, another New York Film Festival... How I love it.

At the movies: Valerie a tyden divu/Outer Space.

Tonight's installation of The Light + Sound Machine has a Halloween triple feature for the ages. '70s Age of Manson prescience, millennium angst Austrian found footage, and a sensual overload from the Czech New Wave. One night only, all on 16mm. Do not miss it.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Ms. Sandra Bernhard...

Interviewing the legendary Sandra Bernhard was a dream. She's always been an inspiration to me going back to 1988, when I first encountered her work terrorizing David Letterman, and also her spectacular one-woman show Without You I'm Nothing. I'm ecstatic to see her tomorrow night here in Nashville, as I've only ever seen her live once before, in New York at The Beacon back in the early late '90s on the Excuses for Bad Behavior Tour. Respect to one of the ladies who did it her way.

08 October 2014

At the movies: The Guest.

The Guest is the latest film from those lovable freaks Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett, and you should see it if you can. I have no idea what is going on with its release plan, but it's a jolting breath of fresh air and it's a grand theatrical experience to have.

Famous People Talked to me: Gone Girl at the NYFF.

Another year, another exceptional New York Film Festival. The big writeup is coming soon, but here's the opening night film, David Fincher's Gone Girl, with its big cast and crew interview/discussion/press conference. The film is exceptional, very Verhoevian, and part of its pleasures are seeing it with an audience being buffeted about by its gloriously sick twists and turns.