I Love London.

Just came across this short film about one of my top Londony acts: The Real Tuesday Weld, featuring some photos by me! Of course we interviewed Stephen Coates almost exactly ten years ago for chickfactor #14!

a festival of Townes.

chickfactor is a lazy blogger — she is sorry but has her reasons and vows to improve as always! the big news is, after a far too long absence, we are starting to put on some chickfactor parties again! chickfactor loves late musical genius Townes Van Zandt and we are happy to announce a regular series of events to happen at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland, Oregon,  home to chickfactor these days. First up is:

Sound + Vision is proud to present a festival of Townes…

Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt
Friday, April 22 at the Hollywood Theatre, 7pm

Directed by Margaret Brown
Producer Sam Brumbaugh will introduce the film
Watch the trailer here

Followed by live covers of Townes tunes by • Rebecca Gates (ex-Spinanes) • Darren HanlonThe Glorious First of June (featuring Richard Shirk of Soft Tags) • Julie Vitells (What Hearts) • Flash Flood & the Dikes

Presented by chickfactor + the Hollywood Theatre
Hollywood Theatre 4122 NE Sandy Boulevard Portland, OR 97212 (503) 493-1128

Also coming from chickfactor / Sound & Vision:
May 20: Slow Century, a film about Pavement by Lance Bangs
June 10 + 11: The films of Emily Hubley and the Hubley Studio (super exciting animation work from the family of Georgia Yo La Tengo!)

Film clips…

Most of you know about (and may be sick of hearing about!) the film I worked on, Strange Powers. But if you missed our press, here are a few clips.

– an interview with me and Stephin about the film and our Time Out days…

– a blog from me and Kerthy about the film and so on…

our nice review from the Times! our PR lady Emma did a fantastic job.

Lastly, the Merritt-related show I put together is up at Other Music for a few more weeks if you happen to be in New York.