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SCREENWRITER FUCKS CANCER

Via my favorite non-film and non-politics Web site, the excellent music daily Pitchforkmedia, comes this tidbit of info that relates to a good cause. A number of musicians, including Cat Power, J. Mascis, and the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion will play a benefit entitled “Fuck Cancer” May 11 at the Bowery Ballroom in New York. The evening will raise funds for Jackie Farry, a young tour manager with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood.

Among the acts is Chavez, the beloved NYC band that hasn’t released an album since 1996’s Ride the Fader. I’ve known bassist Clay Tarver for years. After the band he went into commercial directing and screenwriting, which the normally blase Pitchforkmedia finds surprisingly shocking. After citing Tarver’s credit as co-writer of John Dahl’s Joyride, the website intones, “Your unreal is here… now.”

Hey guys, film is not as glamorous as it sounds. In fact, we in film think music is cooler.

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