Category Archives: Not-Always-So-Popular Culture

Essays on Film is a Free Feature Today on Instafreebie!

My eBook Essays on Film: On Viewing Hans Richter’s Rhythmus 21 and The Perfect Filmic Appositiveness of Jack Smith? is being featured this week on Instafreebie!

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Essays on Film

 

 

Essays on Film

My eBook Essays on Film is now available for preorder on Amazon. Features the following:

“On Viewing Hans Richter’s Rhythmus 21″”: The search for cinematic meaning in one of the most famous early German avant-garde films.

The Perfect Filmic Appositiveness of Jack Smith”: Impressions of the films of one of cinema’s most eccentric auteurs.

Essays on Film will be available for just $0.99 up through the release date of September 27th.

Essays on Film

 

Kangaroos on the Wing?

Giant inflatable kangaroo from the Aussie Pink Floyd show at the Fox Theater in Oakland on August 29, 2017. Is it just me, or does it seem significantly more evil than Pink Floyd’s inflatable pigs?

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Grand Opening! Shadow Puppet Brewing Company in Livermore, California!

Just in time for San Francisco Beer Week, I am proud to announce the grand opening of Shadow Puppet Brewing Company in Livermore, California, happening TODAY from 11 am to 11 pm. Shadow Puppet is currently one of four craft breweries in the city of Livermore, which is well on its way to becoming a destination for beer drinkers as well as for wine tasters. Shadow Puppet features an amazing variety of beers, and a beautiful, family-friendly tasting room.

The brewery is family-owned and operated by founder Brian Blackburn and by Brewmaster and Master Builder Craig Danielson. Ordinarily I would say you can recognize Craig by the big beard, but since it’s a brewery, half the guys in there will have one ;) Here’s a picture instead:

Shadow Puppet Brewing Co. Livermore

Shadow Puppet Brewing Co. brewmaster Craig Danielson, left, and owner Brian Blackburn, right, pose for a photograph at their brewery in Livermore, Calif., on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group -East Bay Times, February 2, 2017. )

Craig loves to talk beer, so feel free to accost him with your questions and comments.

The Grand Opening event promises to be a great time, with the ribbon-cutting taking place at 11:30, a live band from 3:30 to 6:30, and a massive selection of 14 beers on tap, including a just-released Golden Sour Ale. If you can’t make the opening, don’t worry – the taproom is open Thursday through Sunday; visit the brewery’s website for the current menu and hours: www.shadowpuppetbrewing.com.

Hope to see you there!