It's A Living… But It's Not A Life #12.95
J Church/Honey Bear Sesame Street Day Safe European Tour
EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
Here we go! Europe bound! Come say hello!
11/14 - Exeter, England @ Cavern
11/15 - Leeds, England @ Packhorse
11/16 - London, England @ The Windmill w/Reno Divorce, Chillerton
11/17 - Dublin, Ireland @ The Voodoo Lounge
11/18 - Belfast, Ireland @ The Pavillon Bar
11/19 - England
11/20 - High Wycombe, England @ Roundabout
11/21 - Leicester, England @ Charlotte
11/22 - England
11/23 - France
11/24 - Poitiers, France
11/25 - France
11/26 - Bordeaux, France @ Local Universel
11/27 - St. Etienne, France @ Kany Kaly
11/28 - Milano, Italy @ Leon Cavallo
11/29 - Italy
11/30 - Torino, Italy @ Antidox
12/1 - Bologna, Italy @ Atlantide
12/2 - Udine, Italy @ Volturno
12/3 - Zagreb, Croatia @ KSET
12/4 - Budapest, Hungary
12/5 - Prague, Czech Republic @ 007
12/6 - TBA
12/7 - Dresden, Germany @ AZ Conni
12/8 - Leipzig, Germany @ Conne Island
12/9 - Braunschweig, Germany @ Nexus
12/10 - Hamburg, Germany @ Störtebeker
12/11 - Aalborg, Denmark @ 1000 Fryd
12/12 - Hannover, Germany @ Korn
12/13 - Germany
12/14 - Oldenburg, Germany @ Alhambra
12/15 - Dortmund, Germany @ JUZ
12/16 - Saarlouis, Germany @ JUZ
12/17 - Nürnberg, Germany @ K4
12/18 - Munich, Germany @ Kafe Kult
12/19 - Stuttgart, Germany
12/20 - Bonn, Germany @ Bla
LIMITED LP AND 7"
By the time I get back from Europe, the next in the series of super limited
live LPs should be here. This record is recorded live at Gilman Street.
THERE WILL ONLY BE 20 PRESSED! No promo. No free stuff. It's $15 ppd.
If you order it and are too late, you will be first in line for the next
live LP which is live at Claremont College. Obviously, if you're feeling
ahead of the game, you can order them both for $30. The best guarantee
for getting them is to pay with Pay Pal where my account is firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the same spirit, I'll be releasing a series of 7" records. Keep
reading these e-mails if you're interested as they will also be in limited
quantity of less than 100.
IN THE J CHURCH VIEWING ROOM
MOTORCYCLE DIARIES, THE (dir. by Walter Salles)
I just caught this before it left the theaters and I'm glad I did. Like
most of you, I read this at THAT age when I was also reading stuff like
Malcolm X's autobiography and the Tao of Pooh. I'm still down with it
all. I waited until the last minute mostly because I was sort of worried
this would seem trite or simplistic to me now.
In fact, The Motorcycle Diaries is a beautiful and
for the most part understated look at Ché's legendary trip across
South America that led to his political awakening. Rather than give you
some really obvious political rite of passage, you get a beautiful story
about the love of the people and the land. More so than his Marxist adopted
philosophy, you get to see how the trip evolved his ideas of internationalism.
Out of the theater, the audience can analyze for themselves how internationalism
is something you feel and how revolution is not something you can simply
learn in college.
Director Walter Salles knows what he's doing. The film is as warm and
concerned as his other films like Central Station and
Behind The Sun. His footage of Machu Picchu is as beautiful
as Aguirre. He must have found the exact same stoop that
Gael Garcia Bernal is great as the pre-revolutionary Che. Actually, he's
the pre-Che Che. I don't know if I've seen him in a movie I didn't like.
Amores Perros, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Crime
Of Padre Amaro and even Don't Tempt Me. I'm
really curious about Cuba Libre. I'm not really familiar
with Rodrigo De La Serna. But he's great as Alberto Granado, Che's travel
partner and biographer.
Hey, I like communist movies. I like communist everything. But this
movie is beautiful to watch no matter what you think of Che. It's one
of those movies that I just can't imagine transferring to the small screen
with even half of it's power.
It's great to see that the new found popularity and power of Latino
and Latina stars has lead to such great biopics that reach large North
American audiences starting with Frida and now this