Only one more week until The release of their interview with Max Ink's "Bastard Den." I hear there will be animation. And parasites. And lots of Shea butter.
The Laundry Chute is a awsome DIY style house venue run by Cream City Collective own, Shannon Conner. Its a really great space that caters to touring bands & acts that cant make into all the 21+ venues in town. Come check out Al Kraemers solo set (Oops) + ZETI (if you like funtv, you will enjoy thid ladies deal)
There are people here in this video! PROF that there is not only good music in MKE, but there are kids who care. GO TO A SHOW, PLAY A SHOW. Be aprt of this awsome music scene. If you dont... you suck. Stay at home & die alone...
"No imperfections around here.
What makes it possible for there to be babes of Babylon.
Please don't become what you own.
I can't wait to see you when you're dreaming of this place."
piebald - rich people can breed
What initially gave me the idea for this video remix was the thoughts of the people which I interviewed. Steve (my video interview subject), was talking about how the community we live in is such a great place to live. The interviewee that I met at the Roman Coin bar talked about all of the great stuff to do. The video that I have created demonstrates the positive things that they talk about influenced me to make a video that shows all of the great things that Milwaukee has to offer, particularly the fact that the city is known for all of the beer that we brew. Beer is not just a drink, it is a historical object that also bring people together.
The idea that grew upon me mainly came from the man that I interviewed at Roman Coin, he helped me realize that the bars and the drinks that they offer help influence people to come together and have a great time. The microtopia which my video attempts to examine is the bar scene and how it allows people to escape from the problems of their daily regular lives to simply have fun and take advantage of what our city offers. I believe that cross-platform collaboration highly impacted my project because it helped me share views with locals on how they see our city. Without the assignment to go out and meet random people, I would have examined this project and an entirely new light.
A personal question that I would like to ask is: is or community all that bad? When I initially moved here, I was a college freshman afraid of going to the grocery store by myself. Now that I have lived here for three years, there are instances where I almost don't want to go home! I agree with the people that I have interviewed in thinking that Milwaukee is truly a great place to live. There are many places yet to explore and many things that I have yet to do. While making this video, part of the microtopia ideology that I convey is that in Milwaukee, the fun never seems to end. I find that having a bar scene is very important to the social life of locals and also important to Milwaukee history, a lot of the places that I feature have been there for a very long time (such as the Pabst Theatre). The longer a location has been standing, the more impact is has on the location's history. My video examines historical sites of our community and how beer ties into it, and how these things generate great activities for us to do.
To show that Milwaukee has always had this microtopia, I have included old beer commercials produced by companies that are originally from Milwaukee. I did this so the viewer would develop an hour of history and how the history of beer has impacted the community. I have also included people participating in activities that anyone can do here that are wonderful, such as Summerfest and the Milwaukee Art Museum. Sure there are aspects in Milwaukee which aren't as great (such as parking, homelessness, and huge amounts of snow), but if you focus on all the great things that our community offers, Milwaukee is our microtopia.