River Rohlicek

The Milk Rave: Harvey Milk, Little Baby River and The Missing Scene

One man come in the name of love
One man come and go
One man come he to justify
One man to overthrow

In the name of love
What more in the name of love
In the name of love
What more in the name of love

Free at last, they took your life
They could not take your pride

         - U2, "Pride (In The Name of Love)"


By now I'd hope that everyone has seen Gus Van Sant's magnificent film Milk, about the life and death of gay rights activist Harvey Milk, the first openly gay elected official in American history. And if you have seen the film then you know what a truly brilliant piece of filmmaking it is. I finally saw it the other day, after it had been released on DVD, and I found both the film and Sean Penn's performance in it to be absolutely enthralling.

 

Oh What A Night: Todd Snider Live (and John Rogers Fully Exposed)

They said it couldn't be done, they said there was just no way we could ever top last year's Todd Snider show down in Bellingham, they said that after a show - and a night - THAT good there was simply no point in even trying, but "they" obviously don't know Todd Snider... or my friend Johnny "The Flash-er" Rogers.

Doing Lines With The White Stripes and The New Magnificent Seven

For many people doing a few lines before a show is a must, but it's never been my thing. A little herb and a few beers perhaps, but, you know, I've just never got into doing lines. But this past Sunday all that changed, though definitely not through any desire on my part. I was just sorta pushed into it against my will.

The Amazing Adventures of Todd Snider and The Magnificent Seven (or River On A Bender Without A Paddle)

Ok, so there we were down in the States on Friday night for a concert at a bar in Bellingham, just over the border in Washington State, when suddenly a gushing River swept right through the place. Somehow we avoided getting all wet. Unless you count the spilled wine, that is.

But this isn't a story of a flood, it's the story of an amazing show, an incredibly fun road trip and one man's awesome attempt to release ALL of his stress in one short evening.

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