Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Gloat by association

An interesting evening last night.

Had dinner with Danny and then we met up with several folk for the "The Groceries", the awards ceremony for The Arlene’s Grocery Picture Show, the largest independent film festival in New York City. Andrew and Zach Zoppa had each submitted a film ("Broken" and "My Roommate, The Clown" respectively) and were each up for awards. The female lead in "Broken" (who’s name I have unfortunately forgotten) was also up for Best Actress. Needless to say, tension and expectation were high in the Zoppa camp.

It was a sweep.

"Broken" landed the award for Best Actress and tied "My Roommate, The Clown" for both Best Director and Best Overall Film. In all, the two films walked away with a whopping FIVE Groceries.

Zoppa Brothers Productions was representin'.

I was really proud to be there. Granted, I don't know the brothers really well, but they're nice guys. I DJed their birthday party a few months back and felt quite at home. As with all of Danny's friends, they're good folk.

And now they have lots of legumes.

I say this because "The Groceries" bestow awards composed of just that: groceries; canned goods glued to a wooden base. So the Zoppas now have, I believe, 2 cans of black beans, a can of pinto beans, and a can of some other veggie. Add to that the Best Actress can of sumpin’...

You could feed Moby for a month.

Much more practical than an Oscar, don't you think?

Future film soundtracks may contain one or more of the following:

DJ Krush - Message At The Depth
(skittering, dark downtempo with a dash of hiphop, Nippon-style!)

Garlic.wav - The Garlic Grower Manual For Beginners Volume 1
(more downtempo with tasty glitch touches)

Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual
(deep, dark, depressing synthpop; ok, maybe not, but don't dis)

Morgenstern - Cold
(icy, surgical noise; the ultimate q-tip)

Various - Submerged's Wild Mood Swings Mix
(a mix of vicious drum and bass designed to sonically rearrange your internal organs)


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