Friday, 16 January 2009


Via Martin Iles:

'Hey Y'all.

I'm showing some videos at Dan's Silver Leaf this Sunday at 10:30PM.
The evening will feature video of a strange cult having a function in the Houston Astrodome in the 1970's, and some nice footage of Nina Simone performances from the late 1960s.

It's free.

Come out and say hello.


Hooliganship (Peter Burr and Christopher Doulgeri), 2006 (6 min.)

In this animated short, band practice is interrupted by "Donald
Trumpet", who tells the musicians about some of his problems. These
problems include pizza, hot dogs, soft serve ice cream, and more.

Hooliganship is the Northwest's answer to the visual culture of Fort
Thunder, Forcefield, Paper Rad, and Dear Raindrop. Using music,
animation, installation, and performance, the duo "revel in a hypnotic
abundance of digital information".

TVTV (Top Value Television), 1974 (60 min.)

He was the 16-year-old Guru Maharaj Ji and, as the Millennium
approached, he promised to levitate the Houston Astrodome. It was the
early Seventies and anything was possible so thousands flocked to his
gathering. Follow him from his mansion in New York to the limousines
in Houston, listen to his followers and watch the spectacle unfold
just as the guerilla documentary collective TVTV did in this long out
of print Alfred I. DuPont award winning documentary.

"If this guy is God, then this is the God the United States of America
deserves." - Abbie Hoffman

VARA/GRANADA, 1965/1968 (60 min.)

Featuring performances in Holland on December 25, 1965 and on
England's Granada TV on September 14, 1968.

Songs include... Brown Baby, Four Women, The Ballad of Hollis Brown,
Tomorrow is My Turn/Images, Go Limp, Mississippi Goddam, Go To Hell,
Ain't Got No/I Got Life, Backlash Blues, I Put a Spell on You, Don't
Let Me Be Misunderstood, Why? (The King of Love is Dead).

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