Thank you for your kind attention.
In our next episode, F.W. Thomas asks the burning question: ARE YOU READY TO ROCK?
Don't answer yet.
First, let us mention that the quasi-regular live-action series dubbed, "D.C.'s most comprehensive multimedia performance evening," by some blogger who probably by now wishes she never heard of F.W. Thomas, is hosting an evening of performances on the theme of Rock & Roll.
Second, it occurs to us that this might be a good time to circulate a petition banning further use of the Queen/Bowie collaboration "Under Pressure" as the soundtrack to ANY commercial, television show, movie or public radio segment. Whom among you WOULD NOT SIGN?
Third, we are having an out-of-town guest. So please wear the good pants.
Now please get ready to put your hands together for:
* John Sellers, noted author and curmudgeon, will be reading from his new book, "Perfect From Now On, How Indie Rock Saved My Life" just published by Simon & Schuster. As a journalist, Mr. Sellers has dined with Gary Busey, played wingman on an ill-fated babe-gathering expedition with Chris Kattan and bowled with Weird Al Yankovic. His first book, " Arcade Fever: The Fan's Guide to the Golden Age of Video Games," was an ode to the love that dare not speak its name, that being the love of Zaxxon. His new book delves into his obsession with indie rock. This appearance is a CAN'T MISS event for area rock nerds and music bloggers, because unbeknownst to Mr. Sellers, you will all have the opportunity to gainsay this New York hipster's allegedly "encyclopedic" knowledge of music from the era covering (roughly) the demise of Galaxie 500 to the onset of Built To Spill. He is the clown and D.C. is the dunking tank. Please come armed with MADDENINGLY OBSCURE questions. To learn more about Mr. Sellers, please examine his blog: http://www.johnsellers.net/
* Glenn Dixon, who last spoke to us about the musical career of Leonard Nimoy, will speak on the HIDDEN PORNOGRAPHIC SUBTEXTS of Christian Rock. Sound-clips will be served.
* Mike Lowery, the F.W. Thomas artist-in-residence sharing his innermost thoughts as expressed in deceptively simple line drawings. Mr. Lowery may be fully appreciated at: http://www.argyleacademy.com/blog.html
* Your host, the noted duckpin bowler and renaissance man Adam Mazmanian, with a few words on the art and science of ROCKING OUT
The Warehouse Theater is located at 1017-1021 7th Street NW. It is a short and not altogether unpleasant walk from the Chinatown/Gallery Place Metro. Phone is 202-783-3933. Admission is the newly-unreasonable sum of $5.
Copies of Mr. Sellers book will be for sale, courtesy of Olsson's Books and Records. Thanks Olsson's!
Read about the F.W. Thomas Performances in the Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/06/14/AR2006061402253.html
Pay a visit to Mr. Thomas' blog: http://fwthomas.blogspot.com
Official Website: http://fwthomas.blogspot.com
Added by mazmanian on March 28, 2007