Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Watch out for that nog!

Watch out for that nog!
Originally uploaded by pepperedjane.
Well it's just about that time; time for me to pack up and get my body outside of Pittsburgh and back to New Orleans for the holiday time. My decrease in posting activity has been in direct proportion to my increase in end-of-semester actual work activity! Awesome. The highlights of this have been finishing the workshop paper (I submitted it on Friday) and almost finishing my assignments for HOT Compilation. I actually may be finished with the semester as we speak. I am waiting on word as to whether or not my final assignment passed the test script. There was only one test that it failed, and I think I found the bug, so hopefully things will bode well.

Other activity has been similarly. Saturday night there were some holiday parties. You can check some more pictures of one by following the link on the right. Uh, what else? I saw a documentary on East Liberty on Friday night called, "East of Liberty: A Story of Good Intentions." It is a film made by Chris Ivey, a fellow I've met at least two or three times. The film (1 in a 3 part series) was all about the Redevelopment of East Liberty that occured in the 1960s. Apparently, while the city planners had good things in mind for the people of ELib, their plans didn't work out quite that well. The new revitalization that is going on right now (see the East Side development project) is also a big part of the film, but the film takes less of a solid position on whether or not this is a good thing. Naturally, the G-word comes up a lot ("gentrification," which at this point I feel is almost hopelessly loaded) and I find myself just as conflicted as ever as to whether or not it is a good thing.

Anyway, it was worth seeing, but I somehow expected it to feature more music. I wonder how I came to this conclusion?

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, I hyped the tv spots like a Hollywood blockbuster. Music is one of the key ingredients in the second part as we continue with the redevelopment process and address the loss of youth in various ways around the East Liberty area. Stay tuned and thanks for coming out!!!

    More screenings of East of Liberty Part One in January starting with the Union Project! Will keep you posted.

    Thanks again for your support.

    Chris Ivey, Director- East of Liberty: A Story of Good Intentions