New Crutchfield goodness!: Pray For Rain
Magnet continues their important work begging demos off the Wrens.
Lolita, Scrubbed is 20 chapters in. Charlotte’s death looms.
Gale Thompson’s Jellyfish Magazine features happy poems by my friendly friends.
Phoenix provides the official soundtrack to Durgam Summer 09.
I saw the best play last week: The Missoula Oblongata‘s production of “The 50 Greatest Ladies and Gentlemen,” now playing in NYC. It’s about a soldier, the burst of WWI optimism, individuality, tarantism, brothers, submarines. The troop combines a ramshackle aesthetic with tight choreography. It’s wildly inventive, with pleasures at every turn: live music, audience clamor, turn-crank storyboarding, silhouettes, puppets, and the sort of enthusiastic performances you rarely find outside of children’s theatre. I was delighted.