Tuesday, October 21, 2008

We're going to see Henry Rollins tonight! Eeee! I wanted to go to W and told Richard not to bother trying to get Rollins tickets at the last minute, since they were probably sold out, anyway. But they weren't. That's kinda weird. I mean, I know the economy is dodgy, but c'mon, people.

And Thursday night Kevin Annett will be here, for a screening of his documentary (Unrepentant) at the Citadel Theater. (The talk I arranged for him at the Unitarian Church was cancelled at the last minute because the church committee decided two downtown appearances in too days was unnecessary, even though the church isn't in the downtown core and the two venues would have attracted very different audiences. Hmmph.)

I still have to see W this weekend, though. Along with Frost/Nixon and Changeling (which is based on one of the weirdest series of incidents in the history of American crime), it's my only must-see movie.

Earlier this week, one of Richard's Truther friends posted advice on how to survive imminent martial law (he believes the U.S. and Canada will be under U.S. martial law within the next two months, and he's concerned about this even though he also believes Earth will be destroyed in 2012). He warned, "Cut back on frivolous consuming and entertainment. If you buy fictional books and supermarket magazines etc, or Hollywood DVDs, or go to movies or eat out, stop it now. You and your family need to inform yourselves and teach yourself needed skills."

Piss off. My life's short and I'll do with it as I damn well please.

10 comments:

Wandering Coyote said...

I want to see W, too - still an Oliver Stone fan after all these years!

Passchendaele is playing here, which surprised me because we're so rural, and it's something I also want to see very badly.

tweetey30 said...

Glad there are things you are seeing. We havent been to a show in ages but I would like to see anything worth seeing this year at the Weidner Center...

tshsmom said...

OK, now I know who Henry Rollins is...I had to look it up. ;)

SME said...

I'm not a big Stone fan, myself, but for some reason I loved Nixon. (I seriously doubt Frank Langella will be able to match Anthony Hopkin's performance with Frost/Nixon).

I think I'm done with shows for the year. I'm not much of a concert person (most of my fave bands stopped touring ages ago), I've already seen quite a few lectures this year, and I'd rather go to some movies now that all the good ones are coming out.

Mom, Rollins said he doesn't get much action and would be interested in hooking up with our moms, and I thought, "Dude, I'd bet you a million dollars my mom has NO idea who you are." I wish I'd put actual money on that! ;D

tshsmom said...

You know me so well! ;)

Laura said...

Rollins is so fantastic. We saw him last October in Chicago and it was great. I love his spoken word.

SME said...

Rollins was great. He started off by saying, "I try to let nothing get to me. It all just bounces right off, *ping ping ping*...but Sarah Palin..."
Then he warned that an Obama victory is far from assured, because McPalin are far more media-savvy and "Joe Plumber"-savvy than most of us would care to admit. He saw her speak and felt almost convinced, for the few minutes she was onstage, that Americans really don't need healthcare or a living wage or "any other gay bullshit like that."

Captain Karen said...

Like Coyote, I'm looking forward to seeing Passchedaele as well. W, not so much. I was hoping it would super controversial but, alas, according to the reviews I've read it's fairly tame all things considered.

Martial law within 2 months? He IS kidding, right? Oh my goodness.

How was Rollins? I love that he's reporting on the US election for CBC radio (part of Q I think?).

Captain Karen said...

Oops just saw your comment on Rollins. Sounds like it would have been a great night.

SME said...

Hmm, maybe I should take another look at the Passchendaele trailer. I didn't think it looked so hot, but then I'm not a fan of war romances. Perhaps I should try it just to broaden my horizons a little.