Tags: 15 minutes, beatle bob, blender magazine, fame, lucas school house, photography
It was only a matter of time, and we all knew it. Not only did the Associated Press run an article about the man who is argueably St. Louis’ most famous concert-goer, but we learned today that Beatle Bob is also being featured in the latest issue of Blender magazine. Although we cannot seem to find a link to the article in question, our 5 minutes of research (ie Google) confirm that Beatle Bob is indeed profiled – with pictures!
It’s not as if it were difficult to photograph the man in action; just show up to the best concert in town on any given night. But Beatle Bob is notoriously camera-shy, and in my experience even pointing a camera phone in his direction can elicit a Matrix-like dodge of the projectile lens from this off-beat dancing machine. Apparently this photographic rule need not apply if you’re a contributor to a national music magazine. Perhaps it’s all a ruse meant to draw our attention to the next show he’s hosting at the Lucas School House this upcoming March 20th?
The editorial staff of Highway 61 (revised) would like to congratulate Beatle Bob on finally getting his 15 minutes of fame.
Tags: air america, AtoZ, chuck D, education, hip-hop, hype, lecture, on the real, politics, public enemy
Yeah boy! Chuck D is coming to Webster University this Monday February 25th, not just to Bring the Noise but also to Bring his Insight; you might want to bring your notebook to jot down a few notes. Besides his illustrious music career as a founding member of Public Enemy, Chuck D leads the hip-hop generation into politics and on the airwaves with his nationally syndicated radio talk show On The Real.
This lecture, which is free to the general public on a first come first serve seating basis, is surely going “to make everybody see in order to fight the powers that be“. So how can Webster be sure that it’s institutional walls won’t be shaken to the ground? According to this press release from Webster University:
Chuck D is known for delivering powerful messages about race, rage, reality and inequality. He has continued to push the envelope and deliver his messages through his best-selling autobiography, “Fight The Power.”…Through his lectures, Chuck D moves beyond rap music and discusses topics as diverse as politics, Internet file sharing and the state of hip-hop culture.
You might have already heard about the event, which will take place in the Loretto Hilton Center next Monday starting at 7pm (with doors opening at 6:15pm, giving you plently of time to bum rush the show). We just thought we’d remind you so that you can “kick the bass for them brothers, And let them know, What goes on.” So yes, you can believe the hype.
Tags: broadcast, digg, diggnation, lafayette square, live, moulin, Podcasts, revision3, taping, techtv
We’re not sure how this slipped under our radar, but if you’re a member of Digg you’ve probably already given the proverbial thumbs up to the upcoming Diggnation taping in Saint Louis this week. This live taping of the Revision3 show, which will take place this Wednesday February 20th at Moulin (in Lafayette Square), has stirred up controversy among those youngsters under 21 years who will cannot attend the venue. Although that shouldn’t be much of a surprise considering the last episode of Diggnation was recorded amidst an Edward 40 Hands session, it seems drinks will be provided for those able to attend this local tapping of the nationally podcast/broadcast/interwebnetz phenomenom.
And while I must admit my personal ignorance to the Digg world, I couldn’t be more excited for this show, which has achieved success from some of TechTV’s finest alumni. For those who weren’t there when Kevin Rose and Alex Albrecht graced our broadcast televisions (or for those who rather wouldn’t be a TWIT), these savers of the computer screen have come to save the attention deficit of a town riddled by the internet! It’s difficult to describe their site, which caters to the internet generation with original broadcast-quality shows with shows that cater to culture available only over the internet, only to say that they’ll be bringing their culture to our own bastion of eccentricity we call St. Louis. Here’s hoping we’ll see you there.
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Tags: Campus Activities, comedy, Daily Show, John Oliver, Loretto-Hilton Center, performance
In spite of his return to work and the end of the writers strike, Daily Show correspondent and comedian John Oliver is coming to perform his act at Webster University this coming Monday, February 18th 2008. The event, which will take place at 7pm in the Loretto-Hilton Center on Webster University’s home campus, is free for Webster students but will cost $10 for the general public.
Both students and curious Daily Show fans must pick up their tickets from the University using straight cash (homies). More information on this event is available from Webster’s Campus Activities who are hosting the event (or on Facebook) .
Tags: all things considered, beads, bush, election, fat tuesday, hangover, mardi gras, missouri, npr, parade, party, primary
With apologies to Antonio French*:
Fat Tuesday– Mardi Gras parade canceled due to inclement weather. Ash Wednesday imminent.
Keep down with politics (or at least parties) on Highway 61 (Revised)*