Flaming Lips, Tuesday, Carrboro
grady at ibiblio.org
Mon Feb 13 11:00:12 EST 2006
Oh dear god. I may change my mind about coming, then. I'd forgotten that
"Instrument" was a solid 2 hours long, and it was excruciating. And
Fugazi are still one of my favorite bands. But how many minutes of Ian
pumping gas, or checking into another Super 8 Motel, does anybody need
Other things I think we've seen enough of: sitting around backstage
looking bored. Sitting in the studio looking bored (and/or engaging in
wacky band-in-studio hijinx). Footage of highway signs out the window of
I suppose it's possible that "Fearless Freaks" manages to avoid all
these cliche's and still winds up at 110 minutes (and yes, I know I can
leave anytime anyway) but I'm not holding my breath. It's bad enough
when feature films start routinely climbing towards the 120-minute mark
-- at least most of them have plots. But "rock movies" really don't need
to be any longer than a good rockshow, which for most bands isn't much
more than 70 minutes. Actually, for most bands it's about 28 minutes,
but we'll assume that [hopefully] if somebody's making a movie about
you, you've got at least an hour's worth of decent material.
I mean, shit, even Jason's Dead Moon documentary is under 90 minutes,
and it covered Fred's entire 40+ year career.
> The runtime for "Fearless Freaks" is 110 minutes, the DVD extras take it to
> 185 mins - we may opt to show some depending on the crowd/demand.
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