A few links

A few links that I’m putting on the blog to share, and so I can look at them later.

I’m just putting these links here to share them, and so I can look at them later.

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Film Music: A Neglected Art

An excerpt from a book I just started, that I had to share. (Film Music A Neglected Art by Roy M. Prendergast). It’s his thoughts on auteur theory and the role of a director – oh my gosh, it made me chuckle.

I just started reading Film Music: A Neglected Art (2nd edn) by Roy M. Prendergast. Part of the preface made me chuckle, so I thought I would spend the last 20 mins of my lunch break transcribing it so you can read it too.

The first edition was printed in 1977 by New York University (C). The second edition was printed in 1992 by Roy M. Prendergast (C). The preface has just explained the differences and improvements of the most recent edition.

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Benefit Screening For the Pike River Community

Gaylene Preston is arranging a fundraising screening of Home By Christmas at Park Road, to raise funds for the Pike River Community.

From the WIFT Newsletter.

We at WIFT, like the entire country, were saddened to hear abut the Pike River mine tragedy. So we wholeheartedly support the news that Gaylene Preston is holding a benefit screening next week, in aid of the Pike River community.

What: A benefit screening of Home By Christmas
When: Tuesday 7th December 6.30pm Where: Park Road Cinema, Park Road Post Productions, Miramar, 141 Park Road (by the California Garden Centre).
A convivial sip will be served beforehand from 6pm in the Park Road Post Cafeteria.
Recommended contribution: $50 per person.
You can pay by direct bank credit (ask for details when you RSVP), or by cash or cheque only at the door. No credit card facilities.
Strictly RSVP (as seats are limited) to the1(at)gaylenepreston.com

Gaylene says “The tragic events of the last week have highlighted that special spirit of simplicity and fortitude that still shines forth from the West Coast community. This is a special fundraiser to celebrate that spirit. I hope you can come.”

Wellingtonista Awards

I just voted on the Wellingtonista Awards…

I just voted in the Wellingtonista Awards. The only vote I was 100% definite on was voting the International Film Festival as the best event.

And I’m about to add them to my blog roll… done.

The Wellingtonista Awards are on Friday night at Mighty Mighty (FB event here). The awards start at 7pm (doors at 6.30pm), and my friend Dan Untitled is playing, on around 8.30pm.

This week

Just putting a couple of links up to read later.
And saying what I’m up to this week. Far too much from the looks of it.

I’m just putting these links here so I can read them later.

Empire UK: The Importance of trains in movies and Empire UK: Become a Spy Thriller expert in 10 movies.

This week is flat out. I’ve missed a screenwriting seminar tonight – that I wanted to go to – just from being too exhausted, and being busy with assorted admin things. MASC email newsletter, here I come…
Tuesday night I’m going to see Matariki.
Wednesday night I’m running the MASC gig at Happy.
Thursday night I’m attending our end-of-year dance dinner.
Friday night – I think I’m free? I have a skype date.
Saturday night is dinner with friends, and then a 24 hour movie marathon at a friend’s place, through until Sunday.

Then next week, it’s busy as well.

Goings On

Multiple things happening at the moment – lovely and stressful.

I’m working on a few things at the moment – yay stress! I also have a few upcoming events.

  1. MASC gig – Wednesday December 1
  2. The Lake Fundraising Film Screening
  3. Preparing Harmless for entering into Film Festivals, and doing the DVD for cast/crew
  4. Rewriting a feature script into script format.
  5. Dance performance – Saturday 27th 10.45am – Hillary Court, Naenae
  6. 10 year college reunion

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Wednesday 24 Nov – gigs

Three gigs on on Wednesday night (the 24th). I can’t make them all. But y’all should go…

Hi all. There are three awesome gigs on tomorrow night. I can’t make all of them. You should!

First, Tony Wilson will be playing in Kroon for your Kai at The Southern Cross (Abel Smith Street). Kicks off around 6.30pm.

Tony Wilson
Tony Wilson Live

Tony is amazing, if you haven’t heard him. I’ve got his album on my ipod, and each time a song I like comes up, I feel like messaging him a ‘well done’. If you can make it to the gig, afterwards, go and buy a copy of Tony’s album Time In Space.

Tony Wilson album
Time In Space

Kroon for your Kai is free – just rock on up to The Cross, grab a drink, sit and listen. He’s playing with Joe Simmons. I’ll be there, as we’ve got a meeting for The Lake just beforehand.

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Love Sets Sail

Check out Slam Safari’s music video: Love Sets Sail

Hi everyone,

Check out Slam Safari’s latest music video, for Love Sets Sail, directed by Adham Crichton.

I know Sam from his band, Say No To Tango. We’ve had them play at a few MASC gigs, and they’re always great. Keep an eye out for Sam (aka Slam Safari) and Say No To Tango. Yay for music videos.

Naenae Festival

I have a dance performance in Naenae on 27 November.

I’m performing with The Sirocco Middle Eastern Dancers at the Naenae Festival. (http://www.huttcity.govt.nz/Leisure–Culture/Huttscene-events/Event/Naenae-Festival/)  Here are the details for our performance, if you want to come along and see.

Date: Saturday 27 November
Time: We’re on at 10.45am, on the stage. It’s a 15 minute performance – so you’ll miss us if they’re running to time and you turn up at 11am.
Where: Hillary Court, Naenae. There’ll be a stage, which we’ll be on.

We’ve got a bracket of four dances: a cane dance, two beledi dances, and (my favourite) a drum dance. I think I’m premiering my new beledi dress – I’m pretty sure I haven’t had the chance to wear it in performance yet.

The Sirocco Middle Eastern Dancers will perform a bracket of dances from around the middle east. The first two were choreographed especially for Sirocco by local dancers and the last two were choreographed by American dancers and passed on to us. These dances are in beledi or ethnic style and costume, rather than the cabaret that many people associate with belly dancing. The bracket opens with a cane dance in Egyptian style and this is followed by Harida’s Baladi, then a Persian beledi, in Iranian folk style. The finale is a lively interpretation of the traditional song Tammerhenna.