Friday, December 19, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
71 EXT. SUN STADIUM - NIGHT 71
It's raining. The pre-show huddle breaks up, William a part
of them. Penny Lane adjusts Larry's look. She takes the scarf
from around his neck and ties it around his leg. He looks
instantly better. William watches in the darkness as Dick
takes the microphone. The best part of his day has arrived.
In his important voice:
Good evening Phoenix.
From Troy, Michigan. Please welcome,
Lights come up, as the band launches into "Fever Dog." Jeff
begins singing. Russell reaches to adjust the microphone for
a back-up vocal and is hit with something unexpected.
A sharp electrical shock.
It's just a slight pop in the loud din of music, but within a
moment something is clearly wrong. Russell holds onto the
microphone stand with a surprised look, conducting high-voltage
for two seconds and then he snaps his hand off the metal. His
face is white, he takes off his guitar and walks off-stage,
collapsing a couple steps later.
72 EXT. BACKSTAGE -- NIGHT 72
Dick is waving wildly for the band to board the bus, which has
been pulled up into the backstage area. He guides a sagging
Russell, assisted by Penny Lane, into the bus.
Get in, get in!!
William boards the bus, as the extremely agitated PROMOTER
arrives to confront Dick.
Are you the manager of this band?
That, and more. Get in!
You didn't even play a full set!
Dick whirls and unleashes an anger we've not yet seen, gesturing
with the silver briefcase that does not leave his hand.
Your shoddy stage set-up almost killed
You trashed the dressing room - you
didn't play your thirty-five minutes.
You didn't fulfill your contract -
Everybody in! Get in the bus!
I'll report you to every promoter in
the country! I'm gonna talk to Frank
YOU DON'T FUCK WITH MY BAND'S SAFETY!
I hope you have a good lawyer.
I AM A LAWYER!
He swings into the bus, as the bus revs.
LOCK THE GATE ON 'EM!
Monday, September 1, 2008
Friday, August 1, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
Judges: Kenya's top rock fans
Prize: Absolutely nothing! (Well, except maybe gaining the respect of the very-hard-to-please Kenyan rock fans)
Still interested?:-) If so, read on...
The only requirement is that the short film/documentary/music video MUST have a rock 'n' roll theme. Otherwise, anything goes. ANYTHING!
Tentative deadline: August 30th but this is negotiable. However, the first film to be submitted will automatically win the festival director's award :-)
You can use ROFFEKE's motto as a theme guideline: "Friendship, fun, freedom"
To participate as a judge or as a contestant contact the festival director at email@example.com
Saturday, April 26, 2008
1)To showcase local and international rock ‘n’ roll films and music videos for the purposes of education and entertainment.
2)To organize workshops, forums and seminars related to various aspects of rock music and the film industry.
3)To provide a platform for emerging and established, local and international rock bands.
One of Black Rock Coalition's objectives is to offer:
Educational opportunities for people inside and outside of the organization in the form of lectures, workshops, seminars, research, library resources, audio-visual resources and public forums/discussions
ROFFEKE hopes to join forces with the Black Rock Coalition:-)http://www.blackrockcoalition.org
Monday, March 10, 2008
The Gothic Liberation Front (GLF) seeks to "Educate the public on the truth behind subcultures, and dispel any myths propagated by the news media and popular religion."
ROFFEKE hopes to join forces with GLF.
Friday, February 8, 2008
THE MOVIE (rated PG)
At Rock 'n' Roll Camp, girls ranging in age from eight to 18 are taught that it's OK to sweat like a pig, scream like a banshee, wail on their instruments with complete and utter abandon, and that "it is 100% okay to be exactly who you are." They are taught by indie rock chicks such as Carrie Brownstein from Sleater-Kinney various lessons of empowerment from self-defense to anger management. At the end of just one week, all the bands perform songs they've written with their new bandmates for over 700 people. "Girls Rock!" follows several campers: Laura, a Korean adoptee obsessed by death metal; Misty, who is emerging from a life of meth addiction and gang activity; Palace, whose heavy metal sneer belies her seven years, and Amelia, an eight-year-old who writes experimental rock songs about her dog Pipi. What happens to the girls as they are given a temporary reprieve from being sexualized, analyzed and pressured to conform is truly revolutionary.
"Girls Rock!" is truly a labor of love. Shane King and Arne Johnson are Portland kids who grew up and relocated to the Bay Area, where they found a home and support amongst the great documentary filmmaking community there. They've mortgaged houses and cashed out retirements to finish their first film, about a group of very courageous girls, while other folks have donated time and finances.
P.S. Fender® has donated some limited edition "Girls Rock! The Movie" customized electric guitars to be given away, so if yer innerested go see how to enter at http://www.girlsrockmovie.com/special/contest
(From the Filmmakers of "Girls Rock")
Friday, January 18, 2008
Date: 27th January, 2008.
Venue: The Cockpit, Langata Road (Opposite Langata Uchumi Hyper)
Time: 2pm to 8pm
Bands: Murfy's Flaw, Seismic, Edge of Reason, Bob Rambo, The Fumes, gods of mischief
Entry: Dry foods (e.g beans, rice, flour etc), medicine, blankets, clothes, etc.
Friday, January 4, 2008
Of my sacred duty
Black for the people
Green for the land
Red for the price of freedom
And white for peace in Kenya
My pride, my strength, my joy
Always peace in Kenya
In pride, in strength, in joy."
-"Kenya Only" by Eric Wainaina. After the August 1998 terrorist attacks in Kenya, the song was adopted as the official song of mourning. And now during this period of political unrest as a result of the December 2007 General Elections, "Kenya Only" is the cry of the majority of Kenyans, who just want peace in Kenya. God bless Kenya.
"O God of all creation /Ee Mungu nguvu yetu
Bless this our land and nation /Ilete baraka kwetu
Justice be our shield and defender /Haki iwe ngao na mlinzi
May we dwell in unity /Natukae na undugu
Peace and liberty /Amani na uhuru
Plenty be found within our borders." /Raha tupate na ustawi
-First verse of the Kenyan national anthem (English and Swahili version)