Thinking about what we’re thankful for at Revolution and Beer today gave me the overwhelming urge to express our sincerest gratitude to Joe Tessone, of Mystery Street Recording Company. Joe runs a fantastic Recording Business that’s worker owned and operated. They provide a full studio, with classic analogue effects and digital wizardry to boot. There’s also rehearsal space for bands too. It’s a great atmosphere to grow as a musician. They also provided us with the great theme music that you hear at the beginning of our recent series of episodes.
The Rust Best Ramblers Live
As we were approaching the airing of the second series of our CAN TV show, we had the strong desire to have a song from a local artist that was powerful and representative of our working class struggles. I contacted Joe, who is also a member of the Rust Belt Ramblers, about using one of his band’s songs as the intro for both the TV show and our online exclusives. Atonement, featuring K. Loren Fleming II, was the choice. We cherry-picked a verse from the song that really seemed to scream what we often felt.
Music and art is extremely important to us, as it is the best way to communicate the vision of a revolutionary society. We’re extremely greatful for all of the amazing artists that we know. The world would be really lame without you.
Revolution and Beer returns to Chicago cable channel 19. It all starts Tuesday, October 1st, at 7:30 p.m. for all the 9-5ers, and at 2:30 p.m. Wed. for the over-stressed/underemployed homeworkers. Cheers!
The second season is full of friends and new places around town. We’ve got quite a few more two-part series for this season because we’re hitting some fascinating topics and felt they warranted it.
Starting-off the season will be Episode 11 on Oct. 1. On this episode, we sat down for a drink at Maria’s Packaged Goods in Bridgeport. We were joined by Dennis Kelleher, Co-op Consultant and Executive Director of Center for Workplace Democracy; as well as Ricky Maclin and Armando Robles Worker-Owners of New Era Windows (formerly Republic Windows and Doors).
Find more details here on our website and our facebook page in the coming weeks, and look for re-runs of the show on CAN TV in September.
Our new season of the Revolution and Beer TV show will begin in October. Find more details here on our website and our facebook page in the coming weeks, and look for re-runs of the show on CAN TV in September.
Find out what happens when Jesus and Caeser meet face-to-face. ALSO, find out what kinds of good things happen when some of Chicago’s most enlightened theater groups apply their creativity to their desire to inform and support communities in need. We’re joined by Joseph Fedorko of Democracy Burlesque, as well as Mallory Green and Whitney Jones of Stone Soup Theatre Project. This was filmed at Lost Eras in Rogers Park, Chicago.
This episode was shot at the Peoples Church, in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. Our guest was Tom Tresser of The TIF Illumination Project and CivicLab Chicago. He joined us to illuminate the issue of Tax Increment Financing districts in the City of Chicago–that is until the lights went out. Spoookyyyy…..