Wednesday, January 02, 2008

It List: Wednesday

There isn't a whole lot going on tonight, but Strawberry Fields has the Denton folks covered with Short Attention Span Theater at Rubber Gloves. Here is what they'll have tonight:

Join us tonight as we watch Sun Ra's classic Space is the Place. Breaks will be taken through out the night for drinking/conversing/listening to DJ No Dad tunes. Also stay till the veeeeeery end to watch Anton Corbijn's (Control) 13 minutes short film over Don Van Vilet (of Captain Beefheart fame).

Sun Ra--space-age prophet, Pharaonic jester, shaman-philosopher and avant-jazz keyboardist/bandleader--land his spaceship in Oakland, having been presumed lost in space for a few years. With Black Power on the rise, Ra disembarks and proclaims himself "the alter-destiny." He holds a myth-vs reality rap session with vblack inner-city youth at a rec center, threatening "to chain you up and take you with me, like they did you in Africa" if they resist his mplea to go to outer space. He duels at cards with The Overseer, a satanic overlord, with the fate of the black race at stake. Ra wins the right to a world concert, which features great performance footage of the Arkestra. Agents sent by the Overseer attempt to assassinate Ra, but he vanishes, rescues his people, and departs in his spaceship from the exploding planet Earth.
ADD: And we can't forget about It's What We Get at Hailey's.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you like Sun Ra, there's a nice cover of 'China Gates' here:

10:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sun ra movie was fun last night.

2:20 PM  

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