Monday, February 20, 2017

Philadelphia Independents 2017.

The program:

1. Ross Bollinger: "On the Fly"
2. Nichola Latzgo: "7 O'Clock
3. Peter Heacock (unPOP): "Hogwarts"
4. Cheryl Gelover & Tom Murray (Tulipomania): "Don't Be So Sure"
5. Nick LeDonne: "Hanging"
6. Liz Goldberg & Warren Bass: "Vogueing"
7. Karl Staven: "An Animator's Guide to Everglades National Park"
8. Samantha Gurry: "Gutterball"
9. Ross Bollinger: "The Gap Trap"
10. Ross Bollinger: "The Love Bug"
11. Elliot Cowan: "Brothers in Arms"
12. Lowell Boston: "The Daily Nobody"
13. Andrew Hoffman: "Drawing the Figure"
14. Harvey Benschoter: "Molds"
15. Chris Ferrantello: "Freezer Burn"
16. Ellen Marcus: "Flat Head Zed"
17. Cheryl Gelover & Tom Murray (Tulipomania): Shooting Off the Set
18. Joe Mineer: "The Past Looked Away"
19. Ross Bollinger: "Worm and Fuzzy"
20. Ross Bollinger: "Puppy Love"

As per our tradition of live artist interaction, a question & answer session with the animators will be held after the screening.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Friday Evening Gang.

A couple of Eric Clapton covers as we start developing a set list. Given our personal preferences, so far this looks like a mix of indie pop, 70's fm radio, and 70's soul. You know, that's what people do these days.

More to come...

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Ogre Mermaid excerpt

ogre_excerpt from Christopher Magee on Vimeo.

Starting to submit the film to festivals. Here is an excerpt, Sequence 04.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Red Telecaster.

Well, so ok, apparently Chrissie Hynde did play a red Telecaster on occasion, amongst all her other-colored ones. I remembered seeing a video of her with one that must've looked pretty cool, because I bought one many years ago, thinking of that.

Otherwise, it's a funny block of painted wood with little metal strings on it, ain't it.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

New oldies.

photo courtesy of Tamiko Mackie.

Then, playing in front of chapel, where the musicians escaped religion class: Idiot Wind, Down On Main Street, Dandelion Wine, The Mystical Song, I Shall Be Released, Southern Cross, Helplessly Hoping, Like a Rolling Stone, Old Friends...

These days, music's been happening in the agnostic living room: Josie, Sledgehammer, Layla, Let It Grow, Wonderful Tonight, Clouds From My Head, and Tomorrow for Today. And also flute for ogres and mermaids.

In an effort to expand the mental musical library to get new ideas into the mind (if not new of being contemporary, then at least new to me): Elliot Smith, Nick DrakeBadfinger, some second-half-of-career James Taylor and the lyrically-unchallenging but musically interesting Chicago. Former Philadelphians and presently Californians Cheers Elephant, even in their current, fragmented state, are young, alive...and struggling without their their former lead singer/songwriter, who has a new project, "Secret American", that I am curious to hear.

And this is my college bandmate's current project, Harbor.

The big room in front has turned into a more musical space these past few weeks. Music may not be a way to make a living, but it is a way to live. One day, maybe, human beings will be evolved enough to be able to live just being creative...

Monday, February 6, 2017

Dangerous Musicians.

We wuz rockin' the Casbah tonight, muther.

Look out, Steely Dan, Josie's in town.