Archives for December 23, 2008

Cincinnati memories + OTR Set Lists

You're welcome to browse my often-blurry snapshots from my weekend in Cincinnati and my three Over the Rhine concerts... here at Flickr.By the way, here are the Set Lists for the concerts: FIRST CONCERT SET ONEEyes Wide Open How Does It Feel? How Does It Feel? (Reprise) Within Without (with Kim Taylor) Like a Radio Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander June (with Kim Taylor, Jake Bradley, Kenny Hutson, and Julie Lee) Circle of Quiet (with Kim Taylor and Julie … [Read more...]

100 film critics polled… and “Slumdog Millionaire” isn’t in the top 10.

indieWIRE's annual poll of 100 American film critics has resulted in a very exciting list, one that's jam-packed with films I admired this year. I'm not among the many fans of Slumdog Millionaire, so I'm pleased to see that so many other critics found other films more impressive than that flashy, stylish, but relatively shallow and manipulative pop-song of a movie. (I'll get around to posting what bothers me so much about Slumdog soon...) Hou Hsiao-hsien's "The Flight of the Red Balloon" topped … [Read more...]

Browser – “Snowpocalypse” edition: Over the Rhine, U2, WALL-E, Sam Phillips

Merry Christmas, everybody!I've just returned from Cincinnati, where I joined about 2,500 friends to celebrate Over the Rhine's 20th anniversary. We enjoyed three days of concerts, the reunion of Over the Rhine's original lineup, and music spanning their whole career. I'll soon be writing about the band, the history, the poetry, the fans, and a kind of band/audience relationship you just won't find anywhere else. But for now, I'm just smiling in the glow of some unforgettable experiences, … [Read more...]