For those of you who recall their performance at this year’s Norman Music Festival, Japanese anime/cartoon/metal-ish band Peelander-Z provided a batshit-insane hour’s worth of crowd-interactive entertainment that included human bowling, a giant squid and choreographed dancing. It was hilarious and somewhat terrifying.
Opolis announced Peelander’s mighty return to Norman yesterday on its Facebook page. I tremble at the thought of those three little men performing in a tiny, enclosed space so close to my home. The show’s set for Sept. 10th. You can watch the band’s “interview” at NMF3 below. Also be sure to check out the end of the songs “Tacos, Tacos, Tacos” and “So Many Mike.”
In the words of Samuel L. Jackson: “Hold on to your butts.”
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In his letter, “Fuel for fossil debate” (Letters, July 27, Gazette), the
Rev. Steve Kern says, “Evolution predicts there should be thousands of
intermediate fossils that have come and gone to support their simple to
complex gradualism. They are not there.”
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The people begin arriving in Norman as soon as the sun begins to rise.
They park their vehicles and set up their grills as the tailgating
begins. Soon, the campus is full of fans, young and old. By the time the
Oklahoma Sooners take the field, more than 90,000 people are on campus,
ready to cheer their team on to victory.
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Former University of Oklahoma star and national broadcaster Spencer
Tillman characterized Austin Box’s tragic death as a “suicide” this week
on a Houston sports talk radio station, despite the Oklahoma Medical
Examiner’s ruling that the death was accidental.
It’s also worth pointing out that this thing, shot in black-and-white by Nathan Poppe, is probably one of the budding director’s finest spontaneous works. The gritty close-ups and use of contrast is top-notch, and as they say, he’s not afraid to get right in the middle of the fray.
*I use the term “attend” loosely here. A Broncho show is really more like something you survive.
Shopping + music + food = a fantastic Friday and Saturday
It was only 70 degrees out this morning when I met a friend to go running (or, in my case, stumbling/lurching/whining). 70 degrees! I may or may not have sang a few snippets from “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” on the way home, because nothing welcomes a lovely, cool morning like a song from a racist Disney cartoon.
So, the weekend. There’s a lot going on — hopefully the nice weather actually sticks around.
Local designer Annah Chakola Ramsey is debuting her new line of jewelry and purses at a trunk show tonight at A Date with Iris. The event is from 5:30-9 p.m. and will also coincide with a fabulous new window display from the Iris ladies (seriously, they create the coolest displays).
The new line was inspired by her travels in Asia, and the gorgeous bags are actually using hand-embroidered fabric she sourced from the Hmong people. If you can’t make it to the show tonight, Annah will also be around from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.
Tonight is also the kick-off of the Night Food Market, a really fantastic idea that brings together the growing contingent of food trucks in one location for a smorgasbord of late-night eats.
You can find the Night Food Market outside Elemental Coffee (that’s N.W. Eighth and Hudson) from 8 p.m. until 2 a.m. today. Besides food trucks, look for drinks from Coop Ale Works and Elemental.
This is hopefully the start of a new foodie tradition that will set up the last Friday of every month. For more, follow it on Twitter.
Finally, Dustbowl Arts Market presents its fifth semi-annual arts and crafts show Saturday on Campus Corner in Norman.
Besides the regional arts-and-crafters lined up along Buchanan, there will also be a kids’ area and two stages (with 20 local bands set to perform). The market runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and bands will perform from noon to 2 a.m.
OKG7 things to do Gazette staff
Norman Arts Council closes out a season of Movies in the Park on Friday
with a free screening of 1964’s “The Last Man on Earth,” in which a
terribly lonely Vincent Price battles the undead.