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Thursday, December 01, 2005

I make a cameo in the new Guided by Voices movie



So, I'm listening to "Queen of Cans and Jars" by Guided By Voices from the fabulous new First Avenue - The Bootlegs Vol 1. collection that came out last Thursday. This is a must have disc for Minnesota music fans in general, not just fans of First Avenue. The The bands who appear on the disc range from Minnesota's own Jayhawks to The Suburbs, Husker Du, The Replacements, and Mark Mallman. Non local acts like Richard Thompson, Joe Jackson, Jay Farrar and Guided by Voices also fully belong here since for many of us, that's where we have seen them again and again over the years.

You can buy the CD online here, or you can find it at Best Buy, or at local music stores including The Electric Fetus, CD Warehouse, Down in The Valley, Cheapo and others.

And speaking of Guided By Voices, and another great rock club, Chicago's Club Metro.....



...Nate Kranz from First Avenue told me last night that I make a brief cameo in the new Plexifilm concert movie, Guided By Voices - The Electricifying Conclusion that came out November 15th. (Watch the trailer here.) I have not seen it yet, but Nate says he spotted me in the post-show bits as I leaned against a wall at the top of the stairwell while waiting to exit the venue after the New Year's Eve, 2004 show in Chicago.

Nearest I can tell, this is my first appearance in an internationally-released film. I wonder if this will earn me a bio on imdb.com. Not!

4 comments:

rocknrollstar said...

David,

Totally not related to this post... however, I love First Avenue; then again I think most of us do. I still can't believe I read bad stuff about the venue earlier this week on More Cowbell (in the comments)...

Hey, just wanted to say "Thanks" for commenting on my Rogue Wave picture on Flickr! It was cool to meet you @ the show!

I'm working on my "networking skills" tonight... I'm wondering, would you want to link to me by any chance (I did the same with Andrea tonight)? No big deal if you don't want to...

As I mentioned on Andrea's blog... we should all hang @ a show soon. If interested, please email me, you know where to find me.

Your blog and site have been especially good lately... I'm very excited about the local music scene at the moment...

Long live First Ave!

rocknrollstar said...

P.S. You're not just a local music multimedia star anymore, you're a movie star too? You're going places!

Chuck Olsen said...

dude - you were at the GBV NY Eve show in Chicago too?!?! how have we not discovered this before? what a great time. alas, looks like i'll be missing mallman/melodious owl.

David said...

You were there? I didn't meet you till May of this year, so that explains why I didn't see you. Perhaps you are also a movie star?