Sunday, June 24, 2007

TLASILA > Evanston / Northwestern University > WNUR > 9 May 07 > Vidcaps

Below please find screengrabs from the video of our May 9th recording session at Northwestern University's WNUR-FM. In the eight years between Kill Misty and our current, collectivized incarnation, much has changed at the station, and all for the better. They've moved from a claustrophobic warren of carpeted cells into much more spacious digs. (The converted television sound stage nearly contained my ego!)

It was the most successful session date of the tour - fifteen minutes in and done.

Corresponding video has been posted at our MySpace page; a second segment may be found within the YouTube hive.

TS

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On Sicko...

I've had a pre-release screener of Michael Moore's forthcoming documentary Sicko for a couple of weeks now, but I hadn't watched it until this evening.



(The film's first sequence features an unemployed, uninsured gent named Adam repairing an injury to his person...)

Technically it's rather mid-level, on a par with Ladybugs, The Omega Code, or a Tae Bo cassette.

It matters not, of course. The film is a lacerating indictment of our "health care system," and a rallying cry for participatory democracy. Excellent from start to final fade...

A.O. Scott wrote this critique of Moore's latest, much-needed polemic in Thursday's New York Times.

Variety's Alissa Simon filed this review of Sicko from Cannes in mid-May.



(The title frame.)


Naturally, CNN bumped Mr. Moore from his scheduled Wednesday night slot on Larry King's program to accommodate the recently homeless Paris Hilton interview... Priorities are in order.

TS