Sound and Vision

There are two music-related things I’m really looking forward to over the next month or so. The first’ll be happening next Saturday.

The Projector’s been screening Moonage Daydream, the David Bowie cinematic experience, for a while now. After listening to Mark Kermode’s review of it, I was initially planning to catch this in IMAX, but then I saw that The Projector scored a Q&A with the director, Brett Morgen, so naturally, I’ll be watching it at The Picturehouse instead. (Which is doubly great ’cause this used to be my cinema of choice for most wide-release movies, back when it was still The Cathay.)

The other thing I’m really looking forward to is Henry Rollins’ spoken-word session in October.

I think I know Henry Rollins more for his speaking engagements than for his music (though, of course, everyone in the mid-nineties was yelling, “I’m a liar! Yeah, I’m a liar!”). There’s always been something weirdly calming about hearing him share his thoughts honestly and openly about whatever’s on his mind, something that I think is so poetically punk rock.

This’ll be the first major performance I’ll be attending since the pandemic began and I couldn’t think of a better one. Plus, yeah, if we’re lucky enough to have a meet-and-greet, I’m totally gonna have a copy of Work-Life Balance on hand. (I mean, why the hell wouldn’t I give a piece of art that I worked on to a guy who’s all about people creating more art?)

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