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August 13th, 2006

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02:56 am - For toastmastertom:
Before I forget: slow dance recyttal.

koriandrkitten, matt_william, toastmastertom, and I gathered at theenigma42's apartment tonight to watch Saturday Night Frights. If I'd remembered that Keith lives in Fitchburg I would have been able to suggest an alternate meeting location. As things were, however, it didn't register with anybody until it was too late that Fitchburg doesn't receive Madison's public access cable channels. Instead we ended up watching the very end of a show that seemed to be a series of beautifully surreal animated shorts. Perhaps it's the lateness of the hour, but I cannot do justice to the bizarre wonderfulness of what we witnessed. Tom and I found it totally mesmerizing, tho' I suspect it's meant to be viewed under the influence of heavy psychotropic drugs.

As it turns out, it's part of a... well, I'm not sure what it's part of, but it looks to be some kind of performance art piece called slow dance recyttal. The link above will take you to the site, but sadly, it contains only the briefest multimedia snippets, which do not begin to consider hinting at doing justice to the images we saw tonight. Still, if this thing ever comes out with a DVD, I'm totally forking over $29 for it. I see they'll be touring this Fall and are looking to book more stops. A couple of years ago evil_jim and I attened 1/24th (or so) of Leif Inge's 9 Beet Stretch at the Kupfer Ironworks... I wonder if that space would be available for something like this. Somebody who isn't me should look into that (in other words, it's not gonna happen).
Current Mood: excitedexcited
Current Music: Galleons of Glory soundtrack

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Date:August 14th, 2006 06:56 am (UTC)

More like 1/12th

I think about the Ironworks & 9 Beet Stretch whenever I drive through that part of town. I'd like to find the place again & investigate to see if they ever followed through with turing the building into an arts incubator. Unfortunately I've forgotten exactly where it is.

You have me intrigued about Slow Dance Recyttal. Do you know if & when it will be on cable again?
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Date:August 14th, 2006 02:19 pm (UTC)

Re: More like 1/12th

Were we there for two hours? We probably were, I just don't remember. Yeah, the Ironworks was an interesting place, and I often wonder what they've done with it.

Unfortunately, I don't know when we'll have another chance to see slow dance recyttal. It was on Fitchburg's community access station which means I have no chance of taping it from home. The other problem is that I can't find it on their schedule. I see they have three channels, and I don't know which one we were watching. If slow dance recyttal is on the schedule, it's probably listed as "Anenberg," but I can't be sure of that. Anenberg ran several times on Saturday and is an hour long, but its last airing is listed at 10:00 and we were watching around 11:40. We flipped around all three of the channels, and none of them was showing anything that looks like what's listed on the schedule.
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Date:August 16th, 2006 04:17 am (UTC)
Thank you Colin, I needed that.
Garmonbozia for the soul.

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