Saturday, January 30, 2010

Show 55: Louisville, Brycchouse

Turnout: 9 Support: $97 ($50 donation, $26 hat, $21 merch)
Personal Injury Report: Some doors don't have functioning pneumatic slow-closing mechanisms. Kate slams these doors on her thumb.

Description: A good show in the Brycc House, a DIY community center in Louisville. Between trouble with circuit breakers and a small late-coming audience, things were looking rocky at first, but ended up working out marvelously. Once we got started with the show a few more people arrived, and afterwards we segued nicely into discussion. There was a video camera set up, so we might have some clips to share soon.

We get to add another house to our tour of cooperatives, we spent our two nights in Louisville at at a large unnamed (unless i missed the name) townhouse in Old Louisville. We met a bunch of wonderful folks, including trainees and specialists in the whole gamut of DIY and radical healthcare (from street medics to deep woods EMTs to abortion escorts and health-access activists). Also an excitable but lovable dog named Lucifer Jane.

On Thursday we visited a Nazi Eugenics exhibit at the U of L Health and Sciences Library and also watched a documentary about the "evacuation" of Japanese Americans from the west coast after Pearl Harbor. Contrasting the American vs Nazi approach to concentration camps was an insightful and depressing yet pleasant way to spend our accidental Thursday off. Then Friday morning before departing for Urbana, we caught a cheap matinée of the Romanian crime comedy "Police, Adjective" which, unlike American comedies, was actually funny.

Did you see this show? If you did, write a review, comment on it or ask us some questions. We'd love to hear it because we believe in artistic transparency.

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