>>>Over at Guitar Army, Edward B. Gieda III will be spinning all of the 70s glam, “Proto-classic-and-post-punk, and raw soul+garage+psyche” vinyl he can get his hands on at The Barbary. >>>If you’ve ever looked at some of the many murals around the city and thought, “I wonder what the people who paint these do in [...]
Archive for July 12th, 2012
The art and 70+ films of experimental film makers and stop-motion animators, the Quay brothers, will be honored next month in a MoMA retrospective entitled “Quay Brothers: On Deciphering the Pharmacist’s Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets.” The identical twin brothers were born in Norristown in 1947 and studied illustration at the University of the Arts. Though [...]
Meek Mill And Pastor Who Revoked His Hood Pass Have It Out On Radio, Accuse Each Other Of Being RapistsThursday, July 12th, 2012
As if it was an apology from nature itself, this weeping sinkhole in Germantown somehow started growing tomatoes. We have spoken before of the great people of Rockland Street in Germantown, who so love their block and hate blight that they’ve gone DIY to fight blight in ways that should inspire us all. Still, though, [...]
After being closed for a little while to fix said AC, the Ritz at the Bourse reopens tomorrow for all of your temperature controlled film-going needs. It wouldn’t have killed them to work on the carpeting while they were closed, but who’s complaining? (We’re complaining.)
View Larger Map Philebrity is greatly saddened to confirm that the 17th & Chestnut Daffy’s, a longtime Center City shopping stalwart, will close on September 30th. Daffy’s, where the ghost of Gordon Gartrell lived an afterlife, unfettered by shyness! Daffy’s, where you bought emergency underwear that time! Daffy’s, where you bought wedding gifts for those [...]
A federal judge has overturned (at least temporarily) the city’s homeless feeding ban, saying the city did not have the alternative programs in place they they promised to, according to CBS3. Judge William Yohn also said that the city’s rationale, that by banning outdoor feedings it would encourage the homeless to come indoors and restore [...]
Just leaked: This, the first shot from Sun Airway‘s Soft Fall, out October 2nd on Dead Oceans, for which noted knob-twiddler David Wrench (Caribou, Bat for Lashes, Bear in Heaven) handles production duties.
Writing in response to this morning’s post regarding the origins of the urban-psychological construct known as the “Eraserhood,” longtime commenter Timo writes in: I take full credit for being the first to put the words “Eraser” and “Hood” together. I know the area well. It was after watching Shawn’s clip on Youtube, at the time [...]
This Moment In Cabs: 99.9% Of All Philly Cab Drivers In Blatant Violation Of No Cell Phone Rule 99.9% Of The TimeThursday, July 12th, 2012
First world problems, of course, but yes. We just noticed: For those of you who’ve ever chafed at the rampant parenting-by-remote, long-distance-calls-to-home and all manner of other cab driver phone conversations that you have had no choice but to hear because that damned driver just wouldn’t put down the phone, it will probably give you [...]
It’s hard to believe that Summer is nearly halfway over. It’s even harder to believe how free and easy life has felt on these city streets with just about zero talk of the Philadelphia Eagles in the air. Cab drivers are nicer; the obese, middle-aged and white, less agitated. Oh, but nothing beautiful lasts; so [...]
God knows we love us some Eraserhood; we talk about it enough. But as what was once The Loft District or Callowhill or The Place Where Cricket Got Man-Hunted comes ever more into the foreground, let us not forget where this all started — that is, who it was that first put together the words [...]
What’s this Bottom Power, you ask? Listen after the jump.