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STATE OF EMERGENCY: Actual 911 calls to the Astoria Police Dept this week

STATE OF EMERGENCY: Actual 911 calls to the Astoria Police Dept this week

44152 20:19 JD BOAT RAMP AREA REPTS MALE SUBJ WALKING AROUND THE AREA YELLING. UNKN PROBLEM. SUBJ CONTACTED, HE'S FINE, JUST SCREAMING BECAUSE HE'S HAPPY. GIVEN COURTESY RIDE TO ASTORIA.  44153 20:25 5366 LAGOON RD PR ADVISES SHE'S AT THE END OF THE RIVERWALK BY THE BENCH. SHE WAS TOLD BY A FRIEND TO LOOK UP A WEBSITE ON HER PHONE, IT POPPED UP INAPPROPRIATE PHOTOS OF HER FAMILY AND NOW SHE'S AFRAID THE FBI WILL COME GET HER. PR CONTACTED. CASE TAKEN.  L201632216  8TH/JEROME PR FOUND SET OF KEYS ON THE CURB. HE WILL HOLD THEM AND TRY TO...

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MUSIC FOR COFFEE: Writchy Wrylab explains why Xui Xui's Twin Peaks soundtrack is pretty fucking great

MUSIC FOR COFFEE: Writchy Wrylab explains why Xui Xui's Twin Peaks soundtrack is pretty fucking great

Xiu Xiu - Plays The Music of Twin Peaks (Polyvinyl) There aren’t many television soundtracks like the soundtrack for Twin Peaks. Angelo Badalamenti’s eerie score combined jazz, ambient, minimal synth, and dream pop in a way that broadcast television had never before heard. Covering such a work could be tricky. A cover that is too close to the original is little more than a duplication; an irrelevant copy. On the other hand, a cover that veers too far from the source sacrifices the essence of what made the music of Twin Peaks so engaging. With Xiu Xiu Plays The Music...

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THE RIGHT PROFILE: ACTOR BRENDAN MURPHY HAS A FEW THINGS TO SAY ABOUT THE LATE, GREAT WARREN OATES

THE RIGHT PROFILE: ACTOR BRENDAN MURPHY HAS A FEW THINGS TO SAY ABOUT THE LATE, GREAT WARREN OATES

In this incredibly thoughtful, fully researched essay, Brendan Murphy, the Chicago based stage actor who broke us down in Clybourne Park and built us back up again in The War Zone Is My Bed explains why Warren Oates was one the finest character actors of his generation: “No settling in or adjustment period, total immersion from the very beginning. This is certainly the desire of any actor. It’s my desire as a human being.”   As luck would have it, Warren Oates sprung to mind, and within days I was asked to write about him.  In the 25+ years he...

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NO POSSESIONS DEPT: ARTIST POWER COUPLE ALEXANDER HACKE AND DANIELLE DePICCIOTTO TALK ABOUT WHY LIVING LIFE AS A NOMAD IS ESSENTIAL TO THEIR CREATIVE PROCESS

Alexander Hacke Artist Power Couple Danielle DePicciotto

NO POSSESIONS DEPT:  ARTIST POWER COUPLE ALEXANDER HACKE AND DANIELLE DePICCIOTTO TALK ABOUT WHY LIVING LIFE AS A NOMAD IS ESSENTIAL TO THEIR CREATIVE PROCESS

Art school is for frauds. Sure, you might’ve moved to Detroit afterwards or maybe you’re currently couch surfing your way to oblivion, but we dare you to embrace the life of an artist like these two. From being involved with heavily influential acts like Einsturzende Neubauten and Crime and The City Solution, to exhibiting their visual work all around the world, Alexander Hacke and Danielle DePicciotto explain what living for your art is all about.    What made you decide to embrace the nomadic lifestyle?  We felt we needed to widen our horizon. After moving to Berlin in 1987 from...

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PERSON OF INTEREST: DAVID YOW The LA based actor and former vocalist for The Jesus Lizard answers a few questions about changing yourself, channeling all that fucking anger into energy and landing in a Netflix series

David Yow Netflix Original Series Person of Interest

PERSON OF INTEREST: DAVID YOW  The LA based actor and former vocalist for The Jesus Lizard answers a few questions about changing yourself, channeling all that fucking anger into energy and landing in a Netflix series

Was it an easy transition from musician to actor? It wasn't difficult, but it just took a few years to have much stuff happen. I've taken several acting and improv classes (some good, some a waste of time and money) .In the last year I have (finally) found good representation in the form of Dan Moresco at Paradigm (agent) and Jennifer DaRe at ATN Entertainment (manager). There are some really exciting projects in the near and in the distant future. What’s the most challenging thing you’ve had to do as an actor? Hmmmm . . . act. Obviously as a musician your...

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