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So What Happened at the Anvil Screening?

Friend of the blog, Eric (@es on twitter) sent us this picture taken after the screening of Anvil: The Story of Anvil this past Wednesday at the Landmark Theater in Westwood.

The band asked Eric how he heard about the screening and he said Metblogs. Thanks for the shout out, man! Then the band sent me a direct message on twitter to thank me for spreading the word (my previous post here). How cool is that?

Anvil and Eric Schlissel
Anvil and Eric Schlissel

Here are some soundbytes Eric clipped during the Q&A with the band and the director after the movie:

– A lot of people turned out for the screening, the top of the theater was packed

The band is being managed by the manager of the Scorpions now

– EMI Canada recently changed their minds and decided to press a few CDs for the band (after rejecting them in the movie)

– Anvil brought their last Sundance poster for some guy named Oscar (a dude in the audience who was having a birthday)

– They couldn’t get distribution for the movie, even though everyone at Sundance loved them, so they’re doing it on their own

– They will have three tracks on Rock Band soon

– Audience Question: “Why dildo’s?” Anvil Answer: “They were $3 each”

Thanks again for the follow up, Eric!

Have you met TED?

Photo by Larry Johnson, used under Creative Commons
Photo by Larry Johnson, used under Creative Commons

Wrapping up in Long Beach this afternoon is TED2009.  If you’re not familiar, TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design.  It is an annual conference that brings together an incredible group of thinkers and doers from those fields and others to talk about “ideas worth spreading.”  Sadly, the $6,000 cover charge precludes me (and I imagine most of us) from attending the conference, but TED still provides a wonderful rabbit hole for the rest of us to fall into.

Clickity-click past the jump to discover why you’ll love TED, too.  Also how you can (sort of, virtually) join the audience at the conference.

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