A blog devoted to the works of Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields, The 6ths, Future Bible Heroes, The Gothic Archies, et al. This blog will feature news related to his work, as well as occasional fanboy gushes from the author. Thank you for stopping by, and may all your dreams come true.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Gathering of Country Houses, Merritt Museum

The films in the "Gathering of Country Houses" series have been announced!  I must say, having seen all but one of the films being curated by Mr. Merritt, this lineup is fan-fucking-tastic!!  Chinese Roulette and The Draughtsman's Contract would both probably fall into my list of 20 or 30 favorite films ever.  So, obviously, if you can make it out to this event, fucking do it!

Other Music in NYC will be hosting an exhibiton of Stephin-related photos and memorabilia on October 28.  Mr. Merritt will be DJ-ing the event, giving me yet another reason to resent not living in New York City. 

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Films Curated by Stephin, New Interview

Stephin Merritt will be curating a series of films at 92Y Tribeca in celebration of the release of Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and The Magnetic Fields.  The theme of the films is described as "Gathering of Country Houses," which Stephin explains quite eloquently here.

I also neglected to post this interview with Stephin wherein we learn Irving's musical abilities, Stephin's fondness for cassettes, and a bevy of other information.  There's also this interview with Sam Davol about the Films at the Gate film festival.  Well worth watching!