League of Women Voters
"...THE ENGLISHMAN WHO WENT UP A HILL BUT CAME DOWN A MOUNTAIND: Christopher Monger; with Hugh Grant, Colm Meany, Tara Fitzgerald, Ian McNeice, Kenneth Griffith. When I was in school, I never minded contracting minor childhood illnesses, for it meant I would end up snuggled into blankets and pillows on the couch, fortified with Saltines and ginger ale, eagerly awaiting the TV "movie matinee." My favorites were the British movies of the Thirties and Forties, both the silly portraits of bucolic manor life and the darkly humorous class satires. It seemed to me, even then, that these were a people who had a genius - in a low-key way - for making much ado about nothing..."
"...Holy Wave, “Mouth Mountain” (Relax, 2014)..."
"...Holy Wave, “Mouth Mountain” (Relax, 2014)..."
"...We Always Lie To Strangers Directors: AJ Schnack, David Wilson A story of family, community, music and tradition set against the backdrop of Branson, Missouri, the remote Ozark Mountain town that is one of the biggest tourist destinations in America. (World Premiere)..."
"..."She was a tall white blues singer and guitar player, funky, lanky, and sultry. I'd actually met her before, run across her the previous summer outside Denver in a mountain pass town in a folk club..."
"...An issue of Critique from 2006 includes more or less positive reviews of Brokeback Mountain and Closer. Haack writes that the films are, "both finely crafted, truthfully told stories, [which] invite us to reflect on the nature of desire." He goes on to assert that, though "there are good reasons for choosing not to see Closer and Brokeback, it is impossible to imagine becoming truly wise without reflecting deeply on desire..."
"...And there's more indie rock where that came from: Vancouver's drunken Castle Project, the New Pornography Immaculate Machine, and Paper Bag labelmates Uncut and Tokyo Police Club, whose bouncy, rhythmic debut EP buzzed last year. All-French boppers Malajube tout 2006's Trompe-l'Oeil, and all industry eyes are on Jagjaguwar baby Ladyhawk, led by Black Mountain's Duffy Driedriger, who trends toward the popular bar rock and is no stranger to a Pitchfork promise...."
"...He played fiddle and accordion in traditional French/Cajun group Bourée Texane. He cites religion upon witnessing a Lightnin' Hopkins show as a child but just as hungrily devours African ostinatos and traditional mountain songs..."
"...They climb higher and higher up the mountain. They stop to rest and drink wine..."
"...And she suffered with depression, and killed herself last year," he says simply. "I lost a brother once, who fell to his death mountain climbing, and I saw my parents falling apart..."
"...By and large, Austinites could care less about the latter causes, but as with any statewide advocacy group, the Austin contingent of TNT bears a heavy burden in dealing with Granite Mountain. "We sort of have an understanding," says one ANC member, "that we'll support the rest of the state's issues -- even if we don't understand or agree with them -- if they get behind ours." --M.C.M..."
"...Austin adored him back, giving two standing ovations and a pitch perfect call and response to a reworked “Black Dog.” All three nights offered a different set-list: Saturday began with Carry Fire keeper “New World” and ended with 1969 Led Zeppelin rumble “Good Times Bad Times,” while Sunday opened into “When the Levee Breaks,” doubled up with mates from sublime Carry Fire predecessor Lullaby... And the Ceaseless Roar, “Rainbow” and “Poor Howard,” and got “Misty Mountain Hop.” Last night’s opener, Led Zeppelin II barrelhouse “Ramble On,” gave immediate gratification and then some...."
"...Or so grumbled its native son and American Splendor incarnate, last Tuesday evening in Cleveland Heights. A hillbilly wedding in the birdsong mountains of West Virginia had flown us into Pittsburgh, and first a 200-mile-plus round-trip in a Dollar Rent a Car to and from said hog roast, then a daylong Greyhound bus odyssey through Ohio had deposited us via taxi at the brownstone doorstep of actor Paul Giamatti's greatest inspiration..."
"...But as we shift from the first decade of the 21st century to the second, Austin-based producer Duggan is giving his hometown a heapin' helping of good old-fashioned stage spectacle with the production he's dubbed A Texas Christmas Carol. We're talking a holiday variety show that manages to pack into a mere two hours tap-dancing Christmas trees, the March of the Toys, a Rockette-style kick line, the Posada, "Jingle Bells" performed on 1,500 kazoos, a sing-along "Hallelujah Chorus," a live Frosty the Snowman (who melts), "O Holy Night" with an opera chorus, "Go Tell It on the Mountain" with a gospel quintet, a handbell choir, a string quartet, a brass quintet, 20 classical guitarists, and a version of The Nutcracker that clocks in at nine minutes flat..."
"...A live drummer would help. – Dan Oko Lexie Mountain Boys..."
"...7pm, Habana Calle 6 Annex Taking their name from the Mountain Goats' "The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton" (Satan's Fingers and the Killers having already been claimed), the Hospital Bombers crib more than a little musical influence from John Darnielle. The Amsterdam quartet's 2007 debut, Footnotes (Excelsior), weaves quirky, detailed narratives through garage riffs, sharp keys, and supple strings, bracing the male/female vocal dynamic..."
"...Summer in Texas is a good time to think about open spaces, a process best accomplished by visiting one. On a recent sweltering day, I wandered down the Scottish Woods entrance to the western edge of the Barton Creek greenbelt, and descended the long, rocky slope known to mountain bikers far and wide as the Hill of Life..."
"...Visiting friends such as these meant listening to every record that they had that you had read about but not yet heard. One of the women in the house had a couple of the very earliest Townes Van Zandt albums; Our Mother the Mountain is the only title I'm certain was there...."
"...BLUE MOUNTAIN: Blue Mountain's Laurie Stirrat really can't help but have a connection to Wilco unless she were to disown her family; her brother is Wilco bassist John Stirrat. The subtler moments of her band's albums tend to get left behind onstage, when the group's post-punk affinities emerge..."
"...THE ENGLISHMAN WHO WENT UP A HILL BUT CAME DOWN A MOUNTAIND: Christopher Monger; with Hugh Grant, Colm Meany, Tara Fitzgerald, Ian McNeice, Kenneth Griffith. Perhaps it is because in a country as small as Wales, local events are reduced to a nearly microscopic level. That trait, combined with a fierce patriotism for a country which has struggled to maintain its own cultural identity, requires that the inhabitants of the village Ffynnon Garw make a mountain out of a hill..."