Thursday, November 13, 2008

VR at the Movies

A few weeks ago, I had a friend message me. She said she had been watching a movie on TV and she heard "Lazy Eye" (off the "Lucky Me" album) playing in the background. Now, I had remembered signing paperwork to license that song out to some sort of low budget production, but I couldn't for the life of me remember the name of it. I had to do a fair amount of digging around. Turns out the name of the movie is Static, or at least that was the name of the movie. I just tried to find it and it's now called Glitch. I haven't seen the movie myself. In fact, I was unaware that it had even been completed, but there you go. The review that I got was (and I quote):
It was kind of interesting, but not very good.
So, that's really all I know about that project. If you're watching TV late at night and you hear "Lazy Eye", that's probably what you're watching.

Now, since we are on the subject of soundtracks, I'm reminded of a song Andrew and I recorded a long time ago. The song is called Trafalmadoria. There's a version of it on our "How to Find and Fascinate a Mistress" album, but it was originally recorded long before then, when we were in a band known as Rice. I think this song was on an album that Andrew sold in ZipLoc bags containing a copy of the CD as well as some grains of uncooked rice. Andrew licensed that song out to a movie called Magnus Opus. Yes, I'm aware that as Latin, that is incorrect, but the main character's name is Magnus, so you can see the play on words...

Now, I haven't actually watched this film either, but I have watched the scene where the song gets used. It's an interpretive dance bit which appears to have been filmed under the Gardiner Expressway (which for some reason has it's own Wikipedia entry). I don't believe this is a film available in video stores, but Andrew has a VHS copy (probably tucked under his mattress) that he may be able to lend you if you'd like to see it.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

VR in Sarnia

Mark your calendars for 2009. Vile Richard will be playing at Paddy Flaherty's in Sarnia, ON. We'll be playing all night. Here are the pertinent details:

Vile Richard @ Paddy Flaherty's
10:00 pm - 1:00 AM
Saturday, Feb 28, 2009
No cover to get in

We've never played in this neck of the woods before, so we're really looking forward to meeting some new friends out there. It's a full band show -- everybody loves a road trip!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Wiggler Joins Vile Christmas

Vile Christmas continues to come together. Our latest addition to the line-up is Wiggler. If you haven't had the opportunity to join the Wiggler Nation, then this is your chance. We played a show together back in '06. It was such great fun that we decided to have him out again.

Mr! Erik (the Wiggler himself) has agreed to abide by the code of Vile Christmas. There's really only one rule and that is that you have to play a Christmas song. Sacred or secular - it's your choice. So, we look forward to to some Wiggler Christmas cheer!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

VR on the Radio This Week

I'm not going to post an article every time one of our tunes gets played (or maybe I will!) but I wanted to give a special thanks to Hamilton, Ontario's Bruce "Mole" Mowat, who played "Glass Eye" on his CFMU-FM radio show last night. Bruce has just recently changed the format of his show to classic country tunes, which fills a void in radio here in Southern Ontario. He's playing some great stuff and I highly recommend it. To get an idea of what's going on, check out last night's playlist. Wanda Jackson, Johnny Cash, Corb Lund, Merle Haggard and the list goes on. It's the kind of company we like to be included in!

The show is Big Bruce's Classic Country Round Up. It's on Tuesdays @ 6 p.m. ET @ http://cfmu.mcmaster.ca You can listen to an online stream, of course. If you like what Bruce is doing, be sure to let him know. :)