The GREAT WORLD OF SOUND website is up and running, and it is a site to behold! Not only is R. Craig Zobel an extraordinarily talented filmmaker, but he's also got a knack for web designing. Poke around and you'll see what I mean. I can't wait for the world to see this movie. It sounds like the online ticket ordering system for Sundance is a complete mess, so if you don't have much time, make sure you at least get a ticket for GWOS.
Thankfully, I don't have to worry about playing the online ticket purchasing game, as I'll still be in NYC during Sundance, soaking in more Altman classics (BREWSTER MCCLOUD, A WEDDING, 3 WOMEN, MCCABE & MRS. MILLER, etc.). I just got back from a VINCENT AND THEO and CALIFORNIA SPLIT double-header--all praises due to His Highness C. Mason Wells--and I can't wait to get back into theatre 3 for more Altman action.
Back to GREAT WORLD OF SOUND. The film's composer is none other than David Wingo, who you've heard about once or twice on this site. Well, tonight he'll be playing a show at Tonic, which I'm ultra-excited about. That's because this is the first time I've ever seen Wingo perform with his full band, Ola Podrida. Read this lovely write-up of the new record on the Plug Research website. I realize that it was written by the label, but they're speaking the truth, and quite beautifully at that. Ola Podrida goes on at 10.
As if that weren't enough, Ola Podrida will be followed at 11 by the one and only Louis Schefano, aka Lou-is, who just so happens to be my favorite living songwriter. Every time Louis plays and there's someone in attendance who's never heard/seen him before, they are always blown away. It happens every time.
If you're already down with the program, then you know what a treat you're in for tonight at Tonic. And if you aren't down with the program, then what's your fucking problem?