Two years ago, my pal (and CD1025 DJ) Brian Phillips and myself had a dream. We wanted to watch more rock documentaries and drink more beer, but noticed jobs, families and responsibilities were increasingly disrupting our best laid plans.
So we hatched the ultimate caper. What if we could find a really cool movie house to let us borrow a theater one Wednesday a month, and then we will bring some people out for a happy hour followed by a screening of kick ass rock movie? And to top it all off, all the proceeds would go to charity. Win - Win!
Thankfully, CD102.5 and the good folks at the Gateway Film Center took us up on our offer and Wednesday September 18th we will be celebrating our two year anniversary of "Reelin and Rockin" at the Gateway Film Center" with The Rolling Stones classic "Gimmie Shelter". Drinks at Upstairs bar 7 pm, movie at 8.This was actually our first movie shown those twenty four months ago, but it is so good, we had to show it again.
If you haven't made it out to "Reelin and Rockin" in the past two years, here is what you have missed. (loser)
Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter / Wilco - I Am Trying to Break Your Heart / The Band - The Last Waltz / Ramones - End of The Century / The Other F- Word / Joe Strummer - The Future is Unwritten / It Might Get Loud / Morphine - Cure For Pain, The Mark Sandman Story / Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park / This is Spinal Tap / Marley _ The Bob Marley Story / Iggy and The Stooges Raw Power / The Tom Synder Punk Rock Interviews / Rolling Stones - Some Girls Live in Texas / The Replacements - Color Me Obsessed / Johnny Cash's America / I'm Now - The Story of Mudhoney / Rolling Stones - Charlie is My Darling / Sound City (Dave Grohl) / Flogging Molly - Whiskey on a Sunday / Anvil - The Story of Anvil / Searching For Sugar Man / Sex Pistols - Filth and The Fury / DIG! / Big Star - Nothing Can Hurt Me / Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter.
I get a little misty eyed looking at this list and I am sure I can speak for Brian when I say thanks to everybody who has come out and helped us with our little film series. It's about as much fun as a grown music geek can have on the third Wednesday of every month. - Colin G.
You can learn more about Colin Gawel and Brian Phillips by visiting the Pencilstorm Contributors page by clicking here.