• My Morning Jacket will record a show for VH1’s revived “VH1 Storyteller” series on February 24 in NYC. The band has invited true blue fans to apply to attend the taping. Send an email to Tickets@GothamCasting.com with the subject header ‘My Morning Jacket Storytellers,’ and include the following: name, age, phone number, city, state and guest name. Additionally, entrants MUST include answers to the following questions: 1.) What makes you such a big fan of My Morning Jacket and 2.) Three questions you would like to ask the band.
Diehard fans only, of course.
• Up (physically north, economically and socially, yes) in the Hamptons, a pageant contestant was disqualified for bribing the judges with free tickets to an upcoming Joan Osborne show.
• Keeping Up With Will Oldham:
Will Oldham stars in the short film (15 minutes) called Pioneer that’s currently playing at the Sundance Film Festival. The film reviewer at the San Francisco Bay Guardian has a breif review at http://www.sfbg.com/pixel_vision/2011/02/14/ficks-picks-sundance-and-slamdance-11.
In addition to his film career and music career, Oldham has been 'referenced' in a cartoon - Jenn Sorenson's Slowpoke strip, which is about the gentrification of snacks. She has Oldham releasing a line of “Bonnie Prince Billie Pork Rinds.”
• This one is for the foodies out there: Jim James and M. Ward have started a blog about crème brûlée, called The-Crème-Brû-Log (cremebrulog.com). The writing is, um, fanciful.
• JK McKnight, founder and producer of the Forecastle Fest, has announced a partnership with AC Entertainment, producers of The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Moogfest, Big Ears and more than 750 other concerts and events throughout the country. AC Entertainment will aid in the booking of Forecastle Fest, while McKnight joins the firm as Director of Sponsorships.
A limited festival, called Halfway to Forecastle, will be held in July, while planning is underway for the 10th Forecastle Fest in 2012.
• Former LMN Grace Notes columnist Victoria Moon is back home in Atlanta, recovering from a serious brain injury due to a fall in a doctor's office. She was in a coma for some time, had two surgeries and spent some time in rehab in Chicago before returning to Atlanta. A longer post is available at http://louisvillemusic.org/blog/2011/02/10/victoria-moon-medical-news/.
• Filmmaker John Bosch has posted a trailer for his movie about Paul K., “A Wilderness of Mirrors,” on a couple of sites. The movie, he notes, is finished except for mixing and mastering and should come out sometime in 2011. Here are the sites for the roughly three-minute trailer: http://vimeo.com/19458674 and http://www.paulkmovie.com/
Decker, Dr. David S. Sr, 57, died in Louisville on January 26, 2011. He was a keyboardist with the Still Kickin' Band and was a former member of City Lights.
Harth, Sidney, 85, died on February 15, 2011. He was the concertmaster at the Louisville Orchestra from 1952 to 1959 and taught violin at the University of Louisville.
Morton, Dennis David, 59, died in Louisville on February 5, 2011. He was a musician.
Saunders, Bettie Jane "Susie", 86, died in Shelbyville on Febraury 1. She was a music teacher and founder of the Shelbyville String Quartet.