eye (2006-03)

For Christ’s Sake

Beavers Get Busy

I, Audience

Forecast: No Snow

For Christ’s Sake

Describing his earlier works as “comedies” and “humorous documentaries,” Christ’s newest opus is yet another foray into the seedy side of life. “In That’s Just Wrong, I play a stalker who moves into a young woman’s home without her consent,” says Christ. “She puts up little resistance, and soon a weird, co-dependent relationship develops.” Fear not, the film features the requisite gore, nudity and, ahem, questionable plot. And true to form, Christ’s predilection as a chubby chaser is once again prominently apparent. Oddly enough, the film is narrated by a talking dog, a special effect that required much studio trickery.

Recently inking a deal with Dept. 13 Films , Christ is now offering That’s Just Wrong and all of his earlier cinematic output for purchase in the DVD format. The allegiance with Dept. 13 has allowed Christ to follow his muse, minus the encumbrances of dealing with technical and business issues.

The Friday night soiree will open with an acoustic performance by former Scarce/Anastasia Screamed auteur Chick Graning. And if that’s not enough, Knoxville’s kings of gutter mayhem, Christopher Scum & The Dirty Works, will close the evening’s festivities with a fearsome rock ‘n’ roll set. Fresh from the studio, the band is firing on all musical pistons with a much tighter, lean and angry sound that might just surprise you. These guys have obviously been doing some woodshedding.  The Dirty Works will also be distributing a teaser EP of selections from its upcoming Biscuits & Liquor album at the show. Incidentally, Worldstorm Productions’ documentary about the band is still in the works for a release later this year.

Beavers Get Busy

I, Audience

Two days later, infamous dirty rapper Blowfly came to town. The 60-year old didn’t hesitate to rapp dirty and get the crowd yelling “Blowfly for president.” He was signing women’s breasts and yelling obscenities. Bluegrass may be old, but Blowfly instructs that age doesn’t matter as long as history hasn’t worked all the dirt and grime out. Banjos can be put in a museum, but bluegrass—the bluegrass we love—cannot.

Forecast: No Snow

Snow started performing at age 15, and he’s now days away from the 40-year mark. “I had fun,” he says. “Hell, I played music in this town for so long, I remember when Todd [Steed] had pimples. I’ve got some bizarre memories of the birth of punk rock in Knoxville.”

Snow plans to continue mastering recordings and step up his music lessons, because “That’s one of the things Terry [Hill , a Knoxville musician who died in 2003] told me to keep doing.” Also, he may play a few solo shows with Leslie Woods , but he warns that they’ll be few and far between.

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