8.13.15: Rocky Horror's 40th Anniversary, Sing-A-Longs, & 33 1/3
Tomorrow marks the fortieth anniversary of the longest running film in continuous release ever – The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Today, a critic deconstructs how the long-running cult classic introduced the LGBTQ community to the mainstream. We’ll also hear from the organizers of a Rocky Horror convention on the appeal of midnight showings and fishnet stockings in America’s rural and suburban towns.
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Rocky Horror's Cultural Impact
Doing the Time Warp Again and Again
Larry Viezel and Shawn Stutler are Rocky Horror enthusiasts and producers of the upcoming documentary Rocky Horror Saved My Life which will premiere at the Rocky Horror 40th Anniversary Convention in New York City, September 25-27th.
Sing-A-Longs On Trend
33 Best of 33 1/3
Stephen Deusner is a staff writer at Pitchfork, where he recently lauded 33 1/3 by compiling his 33 favorite books from the series.
Group Singing for the Mind, Body, & Spirit
Among the albums featured in 33 1/3 is “Another Green World” by musician and composer Brian Eno. Recognized as a father of ambient music, Eno was an original member of the glam band Roxy Music, and has since collaborated with a number of musicians, including David Byrne, David Bowie, and produced several albums for U2. Eno has done quite a bit of solo work throughout his career, but in this essay, recorded for “This I Believe”, he reflects on the importance of making music with others.
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