Don Pedro Video Fiesta!

Also going on tonight, at 8pm, is a weirdo Mexican video party out at Don Pedros (90 Manhattan). If you like video art & punk & tacos then this could be right up your pants leg. Here’s what they’re showing, in order:

CHUCK BERRY – Roll Over Beethoven (French TV 1964)
TAKESHI TERAUCHI – No Eleki Wakadaisho (Japan 1966)
MINTY NEWPORTS – Live TV Commercial
ATLANTICS – Come On And Love Me (Australia 1967)
BLACK DIAMONDS – I Want, Need, Love You (Australia 1966)
ANTOINE – Les Elecubrations (France 1966)
The MOVE – Wild Tiger Woman (Colour Me pop 1968)
SHE-DEVILS ON WHEELS – Trailer (1968)
WONDERLAND – Love’s A Murder (Germany 1969)
GROOVIE GOOLIES – Where You Going Little Ghoul (1970)
EL TOPO – Theatrical Trailer (1971)
KRAFTWERK – Ruckzuck (Germany 1970)
FAUST – Excerpt from German TV Show (1971)
TON, STEINE & SCHERBEN – Solidaritat (Germany 1971)
The HOLY MOUNTAIN – Theatrical Trailer (1974)
JAQUES PERROT – Allegro Aus Der 40 Symphonie (1973)
NINA HAGEN BAND – TV Glotzer (1979)
The SAINTS – (I’m) Stranded ‚Ä¢ Know Your Product (1977 & 78)
P-FUNK – Up For The Downstroke (promo commercial)
RADIO BIRDMAN – Live & Interview (Rockturnal 1978)
BABES IN TOYLAND – Theatrical Trailer (1934)
DEVO & NEIL YOUNG – Hey Hey, My My (Human Highway 1983)
HUNCHBACK – Heart Of Gold (Pyramid Club 2007)
SAMMY DREAD – African Girl (Rock Star Bar 2007)

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Tonight: Himalaya @ Union Pool

We’re recommending tonight’s show at Union Pool, starring Brooklyn’s own Himalaya. They’re known for their extraordinarily loud, dissonant live sets, in the same vein as Spaceman 3 or the Brian Jonestown Massacre. Bring yer earplugs!
8 pm, opening sets by Leopard FX and Fan-Tan.

Joy Apparel

We’ve been meaning to give a shout-out to Joy Apparel who was nice enough to send us a complimentary shirt featuring the face of Roger Smith. Here’s their story:

Every face on a Joy T- Shirt has been inspired by a real person. When you wear your shirt you are encouraged to think about that person and how your everyday actions can affect others and the world we live in. After you purchase a shirt you may then upload a photo of your own visage via the participate link to have your face drawn by hand and worn on the hearts of others. It is about taking an active stance against racism and discrimination while being an advocate for peace and equality… because in someway or another, we are all connected!

Our boy Roger, is from Trinidad, is 34 years-old, and enjoys Kung Fu Films, Hennessey XO, Hip Hop, Carib Lager, Caribbean Music, Movies, Video Games, Video Production, telling Jokes.
Cool concept. You can grab your own here.

Cassandra Cinemas To Open This Spring

From Gothamist

Except for the avant-garde Ocularis screenings in the old Galapagos, North Brooklyn has been a dead zone for movie theaters for years. … The Observer says a long-talked-about Williamsburg movie theater is inching toward reality.

And it may even open as soon as next spring! It was originally going to be called the Brooklyn Kinetiscope and open last spring, but now it’s called Cassandra Cinemas (after executive director Cassandra Lozano). Located at 136 Metropolitan Avenue, the three screen theater will emphasize indie and art house titles, and also host a cabaret and cafe. …

The good news is that program director Jamie Hook seems like a real film snob, telling the Observer he sees the venture as “a mom-and-pop theater for the 21st century. The Third Reich mentality of the hipsterdom of Williamsburg would chew alive and rip apart anything it didn’t approve of.

"What are you going to do if you're elected and things get tough? Suspend being president?"

UPDATE: Craig Ferguson tore McCain a new asshole too.

CNN's Almost Lead Story

Forget McCain, let’s lead with this:
More at CNN.

McCain Suspends Debate

We thought McCain needed diapers because he’s older than Mount Rushmore. Turns out he needs them because he’s a big fucking baby. Surely, this has nothing to do with his failed economic policies or the fact that he’s tanking in the polls.
Cafferty sums up or opinion:

Found Wall Street ATM Receipt for $97,084.23

At least one banker on Wall Street has a rather large cushion of money to fall back on. A Consumerist reader found this receipt in an ATM at 45 Wall St. for $97,084.23, juuuust below the $100,000 FDIC insurable limit.
via Consumerist