The Bauer Blog

222.jpg
We stumbled across the Bauer Blog this weekend. We’d wondered what Gary Bauer, former evangelical Right golden boy, had been up to. Evidently, when’s he’s not in DuPont Circle, hiding behind the big oak tree, throwing pebbles at gay men, he’s blogging. His latest entry reads “Bin Laden Joins the Anti-War Movement.” We’re glad to see he’s as creepy as ever. It brings stability to our lives.

January 2006 Movie Preview

by Dave Thomas

whywefight.jpg
From Why We Fight

This month’s movie preview is coming a tad late because, well, we’re retarded and forgot to post it. So sorry, Dave. We’ve kept your public waiting. We’re still in a post-holiday haze, even though it’s almost February. Without further ado, here’s the truncated January Movie Preview.

LOOKING FOR COMEDY IN THE MUSLIM WORLD

WHAT’S THE PITCH?
Albert Brooks is hired by the government to be the title.

WILL IT SUCK?
Early buzz is not so great. Apparently, he doesn’t find it.

HOW WELL WILL IT DO?
The return of Steven Soderbergh next week will overshadow this. This week, bad
buzz might move people to the more serious "Why We Fight." $1mil.

———————————–

UNDERWORLD: EVOLUTION

WHAT’S THE PITCH?
More fun with that guy who looks like the lead singer of Creed and Kate Beckinsale
as a werewolf/vampire hybrid and straight-up vampire, respectively.

WILL IT SUCK?
They have pretty much the same crew in front of and behind the camera again
so expect the same level of quality as the original. Which is to say, yes, it
will suck, but not terribly so.

HOW WELL WILL IT DO?
I think this will pull a "Saw II" and outdo the original thanks to
DVD sales expanding the audience for the franchise. $87mil.

———————————–

WHY WE FIGHT

WHAT’S THE PITCH?
Remember when Eisenhower warned us against the military/industrial complex?
This doc looks out how that all worked out for us.

WILL IT SUCK?
Early buzz is quite good, claiming this is even better than the documentarian’s
previous effort, "The Trials of Henry Kissinger."

HOW WELL WILL IT DO?
Higher profile indies the following week, and it’s unclear whether or not audiences
are ready for a head-on discussion of war, though "Syriana" returns
indicate they’re at least ready to hear about oil. $2mil.

———————————–
January 27
———————————–

ANNAPOLIS

WHAT’S THE PITCH?
"An Officer and a Gentleman." Really, there’s no twist. That’s basically
what it is.

[Read more...]

The Goth Eucharist

489165.jpg
Evidently there is a Goth Eucharist at a church in Cambridge. We didn’t even know there was such thing as a Cambridge Goth, much less a church. [From Ananova (Thanks JR)]

The candlelit Goth Eucharist services feature a specially written liturgy and music from bands like Depeche Mode, Joy Division and the Sisters of Mercy.
Rev Ramshaw said: “As Goths there is a broad sense of an outlook of life that focuses on the bad things.
“The point of the service is that we all get desperate at times. We all get knocks and sometimes life seems hopeless.

"It's my belief that we should get out now"

cronkite.jpg
Those are the words of Walter Cronkite, not Cindy Sheehan. Of course, now we want to ask Bill O’Reilly, is Cronkite being “run by far-left elements” who are using him. And is he “dumb enough to allow it to happen.” After all, those were the accusations he tossed at Sheehan.
What mud can Bill sling at Cronkite, he’s probably wondering. How about trashing Cronkite’s credibility? Probably not a good idea Bill, since you started out on “Inside Edition.” How about saying his statement will dangerously undercut troop morale? Eh — not so great either since you’re already using that line of reasoning on Murtha. You could call him crazy. Nah — you’re already using that one on Gore, Clinton, Kennedy, Dean, and Moore.
How’s this one, Bill, just says he’s old. Yeah, that’ll work.

This Weekend: The Juan McLean at Supreme Trading

thejuanmclean.jpg
Saturday Night, Jan 14:
at Supreme Trading: 213 N 8th Street, Williamsburg
Room 1
The Juan Mclean (Live Performance, DFA Records)
Derek Plaslaiko (Spectral Sounds, Ghostly
International)
Spinoza (The Bunker, NYC)
Eamon Harkin (EA, Crashin’In)
Room
Ayres (The Rub, NYC)
Low Budget (Hollertronix, Philly)
Sure Shot (NYC)
Oil (Kanine Records, Crashin’In)
Open PBR from 9p-11p
RSVP ONLY: A-LIST@ONTHEGOMARKETING.COM

Cat Power at Town Hall Feb 14

chan.jpg
This should be a great show, coinciding with the release of her record The Greatest on January 24. Chan will be playing with The Memphis Rhythm Band for this show. Download the title track here. And tickets are available here.

[From the Matador site] For ‘The Greatest’ (not a greatest hits, but the brand-new studio album), Marshall returned to Memphis, pursuing this time the slinky Hi Records sound of the 70s, famed for its sensuous feel and beguiling rhythms. She got Al Green’s guitarist and songwriting partner Mabon “Teenie” Hodges to play guitar on the whole album (Teenie co-wrote “Love and Happiness” and “Take Me to the River,” among other soul classics). With Teenie came his Hi Rhythm bandmate (and brother) Leroy “Flick” Hodges, who plays on half of the album (Memphis A-team bassist Dave Smith supplements). Anchoring the band is Steve Potts, whose reputation on drums was solidified when the surviving members of Booker T. and the MG’s asked him to replace their late drummer, Al Jackson. Other top Memphis musicians guest on keyboards, horns and strings.

Moron of the Week Award

dickmorris.jpg
The winner is hooker-lovin‘ Dick Morris. He claims America is shifting to the Left politically because of the successes of Bush.

A big part of the reason [that America is shifting to the Left] is the success the Bush administration has had in solving and hence diminishing the importance of the Republican agenda. Taxes have been cut, we have not had a terror attack since Sept. 11 and trial lawyers are on the defensive. The issues that remain — energy, environment, healthcare and Social Security — usually are Democratic and liberal.

Read the article here.

New Of Montreal video

ofmonty.jpg
The new video from Of Montreal’s “Requiem for O.M.M. 2″ from The Sunlandic Twins is available. Check it out. We LOVE this underated record. It was our number two of 2005.