November 28, 2002
NASHVILLE PUSSY‘s “Say Something Nasty”
The music video for “Say Something Nasty” has been edited and sent on its way. We wait to hear if the censors are going to give us any shit. Hopefully you’ll be seeing it soon. For those of you who live in Austin, call up the Austin Music Network and demand that they play it. For those who don’t, start harassing all the MTVs, MuchMusics, MTV2s and whatever other music video outlet you can find to play the damn thing.
The Austin Music Network has just invited the music video for “Say Something Nasty” to appear on their AMN 2003 DVD. More details as they come in.
Roller Derby Bout, Season 2
main menu : old news
RICHARD LINKLATER Interviews Bob Ray
Cover Story for The Austin Chronicle, September 3, 1999
October 18, 2002
Nashville Pussy’s music video “High as Hell” spent ten straight weeks on the AMN’s Top Ten Texas Videos. That’s right, The Austin Music Network has a Top Ten “Best of Texas” music videos and “High as Hell” has been steady in the top ten for over two months. Horay!
October 15, 2002
Old Stupid Shit will be screening on AMN, Tuesday at midnight. No shit. That’s this Tuesday, October 15 at midnight on The Austin Music Network (carried by Austin’s Time Warner & Grande Cable systems), a bunch of old short films and music videos by director Bob Ray and his pals will have it’s television premiere.
Pick up the August-September 2002 issue of Austin Daze and dig that interview with Bob Ray. It’s free for christ’s sake.
September 30, 2002
September 23, 2002
Bob Ray on ACAC TV Monday night September 23rd at 10 PM
Check out “Up Late Austin” Monday night (09/23/02) on Time Warner Cable’s Channel 10 at 10 PM. We’ll be talking about Rock Opera, short films and the Roller Derby documentary. We’ll show some derby footage, maybe the Nashville Pussy video too and we’ll bring some derby girls along for the ride.
August 23, 2002
We’ve recently completed the assembly of The Mule Shed, our low-rent micro studio and editing suite. An editing frenzy will ensue.
Hillbilly Doomsday is in the process of being loaded onto the Edit-Tron 3000-Q. Perhaps some day real soon we’ll all be able to laugh at the hilarity that will be Hillbilly Doomsday. Based on a true story, Hillbilly Doomsday was shot last spring and stars Jerry Don Clark, Michael Dalmon and Mark Hanks.
Waiting patiently on the cutting block is West Bound & Down: The Rock Opera Road Trip the official road doc that Jerry Don Clark (Toe) and myself (Bob) shot while on tour last fall.
Killer Burger, the short documentary about two South Austin boys throwing down at an eating challenge is in the same yet-to-be-edited boat. However, we might find another or two more eating challenges for our belt-busting heroes to try and conquer. So if you know of any “if you can eat it all then it’s free” challenges in Central Texas, please drop me a line: email@example.com
The next few months will be filled with rock and roll debauchery in the hot Texas sun as we’ll be shooting music videos for U.S.S. Friendship, Toof, and Sniffy. Maybe after that we can get around to shooting the short film The Sore Foreskin of the Apocalypse.
There’s also a new feature script in the works, but it’s all hush hush and keep it under your hat right now, so clam up already.
thanks for your support,
— bob ray
6 x 6 at The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
August 2, 2002
We just wrapped up a week-long run of SIX IN AUSTIN followed by a special one-night only screening of SIX IN PARIS at The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, Texas. “Six in Austin” had its World Premiere at the 2002 South by Southwest Film Festival and went on to screen in The Dallas Video Festival in April of 2002. More..
–Nashville Pussy’s “Say Something Nasty” music video
The music video for Nashville Pussy’s new song “Say Something Nasty” featuring the bad ass women of BGGW, Austin’s own all-woman roller derby league is damn near done. The super-fine editor Leah Bowers is assembling the footage shot by Tracy Layman, Jen White, Richard McIntosh and myself (Bob Ray) and it should hit the streets in about a few weeks or so.
–“Six in Austin” screening at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in downtown Austin
The six-film anthology “Six in Austin” will be screening at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in downtown Austin. The movie consists of six distinct stories all set in current day Austin, Texas. The segments were directed by Kat Candler, Gonzalo Gonzalez, Wyatt & Zack Phillips, Bob Ray, and David & Nathan Zellner.
“Six in Austin, the brilliant, funny (and in one case creepy) six-directors-in-one anthology… is one of the best micro-budgeted DV pictures thus far.” –Marc Savlov, The Austin Chronicle
Monday, July 29th through Thursday, August 1st at 7:00 PM
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 409 Colorado Street, Austin, Texas (512) 476-1320
–“Texas Rollergirls” documentary
“Texas Rollergirls” follows the bad ass all-girl, Austin-based roller derby league from its creation through its first season. We’re in the thick of things right now and it’s livelier than ever. Look for the finished film sometime in 2003.
We locked down the domain name www.TexasRollerGirls.com, but it’s currently under construction, so come back sometime soon and check us out. Bad ass web-ninja Beth Sams (check out her many pages at www.groveefortune.com) will be putting the site together. For more info on the roller derby league, its players and teams, check out www.bggw.com
hugs and shit,
“Six in Austin” WORLD PREMIERE at South by Southwest Film Festival 2002
The big “Six in Austin” world premiere screening at The South by Southwest Film Festival will take place on Saturday, March 9th at 4:30 at Austin’s finest theater, The Paramount. The joint seats 1300 so, bring all your friends and family and a stranger or two.
Party. That’s right, you heard me. There’s an after party with free beer and bad ass food from Trudy’s (thanks to our super pal Werner for the hook up). The party is at Elysium (705 Red River at 7th Street) and runs from 7-10pm and features tunes spun by the bad ass DJ Sue.
“Six in Austin” is a six-film anthology of Austin shorts. Each short was shot on Mini DV and is set in present day Austin. The six films were shot by Bob Ray (Rock Opera), Kat Candler (cicadas), Gonzo Gonzalez (Beset), David & Nathan Zellner (Plastic Utopia), Wyatt & Zack Phillips (Some Place New) and Geoff Marslett (Monkey vs. Robot). Bob’s segment “Wrecked” is a dark comedy revenge flick about a computer programmer who’s visions of unemployment and revenge drive him loony in a bad way.
screening: “Six in Austin”
Saturday, March 9th
Elysium (7th & Red River)
Saturday, March 9th from 7-10pm
featuring DJ Sue
complimentary beer and Trudy’s Tex-Mex
The Austin Community Access Center television show The Reel Deal will have the “Six in Austin” filmmakers on as their guests on Wednesday’s show (March 6th). The show airs on Time Warner Cable channel 10 at 10pm.
We’re also supposed to be on KLBJ AM sometime this week. I’m not sure when, so just listen all the time.
Also be on the lookout for a “Six in Austin” article by Allison Macor in the Saturday edition of The Austin-American Statesman newspaper.
The Association of Independent Film and Video’s magazine The Independent will feature an article on “Six in Austin” in their April issue
Indie Slate Magazine will have a piece on “Six in Austin” in their May issue. Wyatt and Zack Phillips will be writing it on behalf of the project
I hope to see you all there.