Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
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Sunday, May 27, 2007
This is the first Radio@MutinyUniverse.com podcast. Ryan's banter has been kept to a minimum (for now...).
We'd like to thank all the artists that have given us permission to put their tunes on the rotation. We're currently looking for more artists to feature for future podcasts. Of course, we're going to play our current batch of artists again (as long as they're cool with it). Aside from DeRamos-composed filler music, here's the first show's playlist:
1. Starlight Cinema "Left Coast Cinderella"
2. Moxy Phinx "Only Me"
3. Lythium "Science"
4. Lythium "Fish Out of Water"
5. Chelsea Williams "Run"
6. Negatrude "Carbon"
7. Moxy Phinx "Aphrodite"
8. Oliver Charles "Almost (Remix)"
The show is 30 minutes long. You can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes...soon (knock on wood!). Again, I'm approaching independent bands/solo artists to play some of their songs...songs that I personally like. If you are a recording artist and would like to be featured on the show, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org (the same name as the show!).
Saturday, May 5, 2007
OK...maybe I do feel a little bad...a little guilty. While my associates were preparing for the epic battle that is the "Elan Vital" waltz scene shoot day, I was at the Steve Allen Theater, watching the Unholy Three. For those who don't know, the Unholy Three is a magic/comedy extravaganza reminiscent of the pre-Hollywood, pre-radio, pre-television Vaudeville days. Plus, it features influential alternative rock musicians who are also magicians - one of whom is "Elan Vital" actor Rob Zabrecky (also ex-Possum Dixon frontman!).
The opening act was Michael Rayner. Phenomenal! Please watch his grand finale:
And then the Unholy Three did their tandem, three-man tag team magic act. They are all natural entertainers, and their performance was charismatic, bizarre, and HI-larious! I only wish that I hadn't seen movies like The Prestige or the episodes of Lost that explain how various cons work. I'm not saying that magicians are con artists - I have way too much respect for those who know how to do sleight of hand. Well, I guess I'm saying that I also respect pickpockets, too. Anyhow...just with this basic knowledge of how to trick an audience, how to make them believe that you're doing something awesome when you're actually doing something awesome in a whole different kind of way (which in and of itself is badass)...I couldn't view the tricks with a "How does he do it? How do they do it? Uncanny and immutable" mentality.
So instead, I watched the show in terms of how they sell their tricks to the audience...how they performed sleight of hand X or mentalism Y...how they entertained...how they controlled the crowd! And believe me, Zabrecky's faith in the audience with broken glass segment (which I have my suspicions on how he does it...I ain't sayin' it!) - THE WAY HE SOLD THE ROUTINE TO THE AUDIENCE - was utterly fantastic! So much better than your average pop magician making big things disappear. The same praise goes to David Lovering (the Pixies' drummer, hello? NO PIXIES = NO NIRVANA...how you like them apples?) and Fitzgerald (buy his book!).
When the Unholy Three returns, I hope to be there too!
Check out our Élan Vital Production Stills!