Henry Plotnick the teen minimalist composer does a live mic at 4 today at KZSU Stanford, 90.1 on the terrestial radio dial but since I can literally see the station out my window — well, I can see Hoover Tower which is very near the station, which is actually under the old Mem Aud — maybe I will ambush he and his parents, who I know slightly; his mom Allison Faith Levy played improvised but not untuneful solo piano once at Cubberley on a bill with A Great Laugh (Victor Krummenacher post-Camper Van Beethover project and in fact Allison and Victor are or were in a band together McCabe and Mrs Miller or something — mostly covers I think) and dad or hubby Danny Plotnick I met a couple times via Mudwimin but I think I am an extra in a movie he made about a fictitious SF punk band, that was shot at the old Cyclone Warehouse space. Dig?
and and: the embed is actually also by Danny Plotnick i.e the film features his son’s music. Also, the film I mention above is “I’m Not Fascinating” with Anthony Bedard, who I saw the other night on Polk Street, where he books a club. From Dan’s site
I’m Not Fascinating-The Movie!
1996, super 8, 49:00
Brace yourselves for one of the most resplendent footnotes of rock ‘n’ roll anti-history ever to grace the silver screen. I’m Not Fascinating-The Movie! chronicles the pointless shenanigans of San Francisco rock ‘n’ roll ne’er-do-wells The Icky Boyfriends and their futile quest for rock stardom. Undaunted by the universal hatred of both their music and their look, the band perseveres, netting themselves a hefty major label contract. But stardom proves elusive as they descend into a world of murder, intrigue, nepotism, consumer research groups, excessive use of caffeine-laden soda pop and death. Who kills the Ickys? You’ll wish you had!
“A Monkees-meet-Hate-comics slice of cinema non-vérité.”
-San Francisco Weekly
“Move over Magical Mystery Tour, take a seat Tommy: San Francisco’s Icky Boyfriends and Danny Plotnick have topped the semifictional rock-drama genre with their epic I’m Not Fascinating The Movie! A weirdly beautiful spectacle of self-defeat. An instant classic.”
-San Francisco Bay Guardian
Starring: Anthony Bedard, Shea Bond, Chris Enright, Jonathan Swift, Claudia Vlasak & Ray Wilcox.