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.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Coraline in San Francisco

Best news ever alert, people.  Stephin Merritt's Coraline musical's second staging has been announced!  It will be part of San Francisco Playhouse's 2010-2011 season, starting this November 16.  Information on the cast has yet to be announced, but one can only hope that David Greenspan will reprise his role as the Other Mother, as his performance seems pretty flawless to me.  We shall see.

As for this little author, a road trip to San Francisco seems imminent.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Interview with Mr. Merritt

KEXP has posted this new interview with Stephin Merritt, Kerthy Fix, and Gail O'Hara discussing Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and The Magnetic Fields and various other subjects.  It's a damn good interview, especially if you, like me, are a fan of camaraderie. 

Of particular distress, though, is Mr. Merritt's lack of plans to release his score to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea!!  Those of you who had the opportunity to see it live, consider yourselves really lucky.  For those of you in my shoes, lets start e-mailing Criterion weekly begging them to beg Mr. Merritt to release it.  It's got to work, right?

I'd also like to use this forum to complain about the city of Chicago not getting a screening of Strange Powers.  Now that theatrical dates are being announced, I'd expect some theater around here to screen the goddamn thing.  C'mon, Chi-City!