Wednesday, March 14, 2007


(sorry for the lame-ass graphic, but it was the first thing I found Google searching "music and film")

As I've probably made quite obvious in other posts, my love of all things musical and cinematic has made me into quite the rock documentary fan. I've been kicking around the idea of holding a monthly screening at my place & just wanted to see if there is enough interest to justify doing it.

Here's the pros:

1) I've got a new kick-ass stereo & a near-deaf neighbor
2) I'm planning on buying a big flat-screen tv soon.
3) I have a pretty decent collection of rock docs (see below)

Here's the cons:

1) I live in South Burlington (by the airport), so it's a bit of a haul for the townies. I'd be happy to run shuttle to pick folks up though, but you'll have to find transport back.
2) I have two cats, so if you're allergic it sucks.

Here's a list of some of the docs I have in my collection. Let me know if there's anything in particular you'd like to see screened:

Instrument (Fugazi), Benjamin Smoke, Gimme Shelter, Co#$sucker Blues, Meeting People is Easy, I Am Trying To Break Your Heart, A Good Band Is Easy To Kill, Don't Look Back (just picked up the special addition with the new "Dylan 65 Revisited" film), Eat The Document, The Filth and the Fury, Rolling Stones' Rock & Roll Circus, Stop Making Sense, The Last Waltz, Monterey Pop, Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders From Mars, Kill Your Idols, Eating Sleeping Waiting & Playing, Rolling Stones Live in the Park, Tell Me Do You Miss Me?, Low in Europe, Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart, Nico: Icon, The Velvet Underground: Under Review, The Most Gigantic Lying Mouth of All Time, Sympathy For the Devil, TV Party, Tripping With Caveh (featuring Will Oldham), Mutual Appreciation, Lucky Three....and this is just what I can think of off the top of my head. Feel free to recommend something not on the list too.

Let me know if anyone's interested. I'm thinking we can do it on a Friday night once a month or whatever works best for everyone.


the le duo said...

I'm in! I'd watch any of those...

jay said...

JB's in--excellent!

I know most of you live downtown, so if it's easier to host the screenings at someone else's place, I'm cool with that too. Have movies, will travel...

Andrew said...

I am - seriously - considering a seven hour drive. If the date and time work, I'm so in.

the le duo said...

well, i live downtown and am more than willing to host or to haul people to your place.

jay said...

Andrew, if you drive seven hours you are guaranteed the most comfortable chair in the house & you drink for free. :)

Let's plan on having our first screening in early April. Does a weekday (Thursday or Sunday) or weekend (Friday or Saturday) work best?

Andrew said...

Sounds like a dare.

In all seriousness, it may very well happen. I recently got engaged. We are being admonished by both sides to chill out on time we spend together.

It would have to be Fri/Sat for me.

casey said...

"New York Doll."

"The Mayor of Sunset Strip."

"Tom Dowd: The Language of Music."

And all of those Cavett interviews.

Jay, we could do my house, too — I've got a big flat televison AND two cats! We're in Burlington, within stumbling distance from everything.

Normally I shy away from hosting, but I love all you guys to death.

And I'd love to join the gang at your place sometime...

jay said...

Nice...I haven't seen any of the docs you listed & now I want to. The new Townes Van Zandt and Leonard Cohen docs are also on my "to see" list.

If it's easier for everyone to meet at Casey's place, that's cool with me. Thanks for the offer Casey!