Friday, August 28, 2009

Douglas Hoffman at BOLD HYPE

The MOVEMENT boys went to Orlando last week and checked out this amazing show, if you are in the area and can stop by it is WELL worth the trip. And continue to check out this unique little gallery for some of the best artists we've seen anywhere! The last trip to the HYPE before this we caught a group show including work by Jacksonville artist DAN MAY who some of you may remember from his feature in MOVEMENT last year.

The show is only up for one more week, so if you haven't already be sure to stop in and delve into Hoffman's twisting world DO IT NOW!


1844 east winter park rd
Orlando, FL 32803
T. 407 629 2965

Monday, August 17, 2009

MOVEMENT at Mini-MegaCon booth #603

August 22nd-23rd, 2009

Orange County Convention Center Hall E1
9899 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

That Summertime Sound - Debut Novel from Matthew Specktor

“A rock ‘n’ roll road trip that’s also a page-turner.” -- Nylon Mag

It’s the summer after his freshman year of college, and the 19-year-old narrator of Matthew Specktor’s That Summertime Sound has two options: return home to Los Angeles, to a city and a family that hardly notice him; or journey to the heart of America—Columbus, Ohio—for a summer of unexpected and life-defining experiences.

Set against the Columbus music scene of the 1980s, Specktor’s lead character treks to Ohio in search of his favorite band, Lords of Oblivion. Headed by eccentric frontman Nic Devine, Lords of Oblivion are the antithesis of the popular New Wave sound of the decade. The narrator quickly adapts to life in Columbus, dressing in the local thrift store fashions, finding an on-again off-again girlfriend, going out, sleeping late, and above all, seeing live music. Eventually, he meets and befriends Nic Devine, cementing a friendship that will define the summer.

That Summertime Sound reads like a music encyclopedia with constant references to seminal bands like The Feelies, Hüsker Du, Pere Ubu, and Uriah Heap. Specktor’s cinematic prose is so visual that the music and characters become a reality. That Summertime Sound captures the vibrancy of youth and the thrill of summer. It’s about going along for the ride, because you can, when you can choose yourself before choosing responsibility.

To accompany the release of the novel, features audio recordings of readings done by Jeremy Irons, James Franco, Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, and J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr.

Morgan Freeman reads "This is Never Going to End"

Jeremy Irons reads "The Devil in It Somewhere"