Tag: A/V Geeks
This Saturday, 11/20/2010, A/V Geeks founder Skip Elsheimer dredges deep into the mucky recesses of our collective pop culture subconscious to find some of his favorite novelty songs. (His words.) In addition to the joke songs we all know and love(They’re Coming To TakeMe Away, Junk Food Junkie) and parody songs (Another One Rides the Bus, 99 Dead Baboons), we’ll be listening to songs
that reflect the fads of the day (The Streak, Convoy, Pac Man Fever), odd 70s patriotic rap songs, answer songs and more!
Tune in Saturday morning, 8-10am.
Talk to you then.
-La Barba Rossa
As you may know by now, WKNC will be broadcasting a LIVE, localized version of Orsen Welles’ classic radio drama War of the Worlds. The event will take place Halloween night from 7:00 to 8:00 pm.
Want to take part in the invasion? Tweet about it! Update your Facebook status!
During the broadcast, the news about the aliens will become more and more severe. You can do the same with your Tweets. Be creative. Tell your friends you’re freaked. Tell your friends you’re being chased by aliens. Describe where you’re hiding or what you see. Help us destroy the Triangle for Halloween! If you are listening on the Internet somewhere outside the Triangle, that’s great too! The aliens are landing everywhere! We’re all doomed!!
Disclaimer: “Help us destroy the Triangle” means, help us pretend to destroy Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and beyond using the radio the Internet, and your imagination. Please don’t do anything stupid and get arrested. That would be silly. (And all liability would fall on you, dig?)
What do you do when bombs fall from the sky? Who do you call in an emergency? How should you act in the lunchroom? All these questions and more have been answered in educational films: the movies you (and your parents) watched on whirring projectors in darkened junior high classrooms and gymnasiums.
Skip Elsheimer (known to some as Skip the AV Geek) has gained notoriety with his huge collection of educational and industrial films from decades gone by. If you’ve ever been to the NC Museum of Natural Sciences on First Friday to see the Natural Horror Picture Show, Skip is the guy who runs it. This week on Mystery Roach, we will be talking about the music and history of these films and playing music from audio and video compilations he has put together.
Skip Elsheimer founded and maintains the A/V Geeks Educational Film Archive, an archive of over 22,000 educational and industrial films which he screens for audiences across the country. He curates film programs and presents them at such venues at the American Museum of the Moving Image, Coolidge Corner Cinema, Anthology Film Archives, Aurora Picture Show and Chicago Filmmakers. Recently, Skip co-wrote an article with film professor Marsha Orgeron entitled “Something Different In Science Films – The Moody Institute of Science and the Canned Missionary Movement” which was published in The Moving Image – Journal of the Association of Moving Image Archivists. He has released several DVD compilations based on his collection through Fantoma Films and Alpha Video and makes many of his available for viewing online at the Internet Archive and at his website, www.avgeeks.com.
So listen to Mystery Roach this Saturday, January 17th from 8-10 am, where we’ll be talking with Skip and listening to his clips and music for the full two hours. We will also be doing some giveaways.
Talk to you then.
UPDATE (1/17/09): Skip has provided links to a lot of the films discussed on today’s show. (Some of the films aren’t online.) Thanks to all the callers. I’m glad you enjoyed the show. Thanks again to Skip for coming on and for the links below.