it was a great turnout last saturday at the boulevard for beep goes the weasel*! we had over 20 veggies wired up for songs like batman, minnie the moocher, and (of course) pop goes the weasel! the shenanigans will resume at the boulevard drive in sunday, june 27 @ 9pm!
*support for this work is provided by a rocket grants project award, a program of the charlotte street foundation and the university of kansas spencer museum of art. funding is provided by the andy warhol foundation for the visual arts.
i took advantage of the cooler weather this morning (56 degrees) and built a fire in the chimenea. winds are still coming out of the north. i may light up the coleman stove and do this again tomorrow.
the screenland crossroads was a fine arts theater and an 80′s arcade. it closed last year with hopes of re-opening near the old kansas city star building. i used to frequent the arcade, and became friends with the managers, bonnie and jason. bonnie was working with me to put music to a silent film about russians traveling to mars. screenland closed before they could show this movie, aelita queen of mars. this is one of the clips i made.
ok, i didn’t really buy a casio, that’s just a lyric on a track that i recorded with jerry ponzer last week. jerry came up with a cool instrumental drone, then i stacked the vocal tracks and put a couple of surprises at the end.
jenny & i were listening to casey kasem’s american top 40 rebroadcast from june 30, 1984. at that time the thompson twins had a song on the charts, doctor doctor, so casey proceeded to list all the top 40 songs with doctor in the title. ever since the doctor who craze started back up a few years ago, that’s where my mind goes.
tomorrow night beep goes the weasel* returns to the boulevard drive in with more songs, more vegetables, and more fun! we hope you will join us at 9pm before the first movie and again during the snack bar break!
i found a new web series this morning. it launched in late april. after youtube (via google) took down all the videos on mtvclassic1 i had to find another way to warp reality. this channel is up to 6 episodes covering philosophers like zeno, sartre, and descartes.
comedians in cars getting coffee just started its fourth season four hours ago. the season premiere has jerry and his guest sarah jessica parker driving around in a 1976 station wagon. one thing that makes this show surreal is getting to hear jerry sing a new theme song off camera. if you miss seinfeld, this little web series is like seeing an old friend.
beep goes the weasel has officially launched for the summer! matt, angie, and i set up the veggies, projector, and music gear in front of the snack bar at the boulevard drive in last sunday night. we played before the first and second feature films. our project attracted mostly children. parents stood nearby with cameras to capture the moment. looking forward to our next date on june 29th!
the anticipation for the first beep goes the weasel is starting to feel like an old commercial from the 1970′s. last night we had a successful practice at the boulevard drive in as a train went by, and a full moon rose above the trees. only 3 more days until we turn into robots and start wiring up vegetables!