Three Imaginary Girls strategies to keep rockin’ in the free world

Again, there’s lots of stuff going on this week. It’s Halloween tonight, something or other is going on Tuesday and I presume that Sarah Palin will announce the formation of her exploratory committee on Wednesday morning for the presidency in 2012.

Here are a few things worthy of your time to keep rockin’ in the free world:

Thriller at Northwest Film Forum, Friday, October 31 at 7pm
This is actually pretty timely because as I am writing this, Jermaine Jackson is telling the world that there are plans for a Jackson Five reunion in 2009. Michael says if it does happen, it’ll be without him. Regardless of whether or not it actually happens, this is a great opportunity to revisit Michael Jackson’s biggest achievement. Many of us who remember “Thriller” (it turned 25 this year) before every funny and unfunny Michael Jackson joke over the past fifteen years have fond memories.

Really, after 25 years, “Thriller” stands out as a landmark video and NWFF is celebrating it by saying: “For this special event, we present a special screening of the classic video (featuring the best zombie choreography ever captured on film!) as well as the rarely seen hour-long TV special The Making Of Michael Jackson’s Thriller including behind-the-scenes footage (showing Jackson’s fascination with facial transformation), interviews with young fans (“He’s so sexy!”), and his other videos and performances.”

Rather than putting the video down below, here are some prisoners in a Philippines prison with their own reenactment:

Glenn or Glennda? at The Holy Mountain, Saturday, November 1

It can’t be All Hallows Eve (or I guess All Hallows, since this occurs the day after) without a proper Misfits tribute, right? Glenn or Glennda? is the premiere Misfits tribute band in Seattle. Glenn or Glennda? (who perfectly adopt the name from Ed Wood’s famous film of transvestitism) either remove or mock the misogyny from the Misfits by having each band member dress in drag. The promises a “a rollicking combination of faithfully recreated and slyly re-imagined Misfits classics, non-Misfits songs performed as though they were, gender-bending shenanigans, tongue-in-cheek theatrics and free-for-all audience participation.” This lineup includes members or former members of Shorthand for Epic, Bat Country, The Whoremoans, The Hands and The Iron Clads.

Election Day, Tuesday, November 4
As though you need another reminder.

See you out and about,
Chris Burlingame
*Three Imaginary Girls*

High iPod rotation:
Jack Wilson & the Wife Stealers
Future of the Left
Say Hi

(Three Imaginary Girls is a Seattle-based website that showcases the great music of the Northwest and beyond to music lovers worldwide. We post a Seattle live show calendar to help you fill your day-planner with loads of great shows, as well as record reviews, live show reviews, and an imagi-blog to entertain you throughout the day.)

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