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September 28, 2007 at 10:44am

Sushi Revolution to open in Tacoma

Two months ago Spew announced Sushi Revolution would open in the vacant liquor store space close to the Tacoma Mall.  The time has arrived.

Sushi Revolution is tentatively scheduled to open Oct. 6.  It will be a conveyor-belt sushi spot â€" thus the Revolution moniker. The staff may not be able to muster the heartiest welcome when they shout irasshaimase to entering customers but who really cares?  Spew will squeal like a Japanese schoolgirl at a Hello Kitty emporium every time the salmon nigiri passes by us. â€" Suzy Stump

Dine in the South Sound today.

See a band tonight.

Catch a play.

Filed under: Food & Drink, Tacoma,

September 28, 2007 at 12:49pm

Tacoma Film Festival: Q&A with Joe Rosati

Limboposter The Weekly Volcano has seen the Tacoma independent film “Limbo” several times now. Joe Rosati and his crew should be proud of their creation.

The story centers on Tacoman Rosati after his nightclub, The Shoboat, closed.  He moved back in with his parents, lost his girlfriend, filed bankruptcy and lived in a state of limbo.

Rosati’s misfortune actually happened over the course of a year, but it was written and filmed much quicker â€" for the sake of the movie. Rosati, Ben Warner, Mike Winfrey, and his longtime movie partner Nick Snapp collected funny stories in their lives and melded them into this original script. 

Rosati’s life will once again be a spectacle for Tacoma when it screens during the Tacoma Film Festival.  “Limbo” will play Friday, Oct. 5, 10 p.m., at The Grand Cinema.

We caught up with Rosati for his thoughts and dreams.

WEEKLY VOLCANO: So what’s it like to be on the “LIMBO” roller coaster again?

JOE ROSATI: Well, it feels great to be back on the roller coaster again, we never got off it really. It has been a work in progress with each screening, edit and article helping along the way to get it into a film festival. Also, we shot another film this summer called “Sarah Jane Road,” so Limbo has led to other projects.

We will be editing “Sarah” in December/January.

VOLCANO: Why did you want your life on the big screen in the first place?

ROSATI: The intent of the film was for a few reasons. I took an acting class as part of personal therapy and bonded with other actors, so we threw our ideas together and came up with the idea of “Limbo” over a few months.

I think many people have a story to share and I used “Limbo” as a way of making lemonade out of lemons. I felt I had nothing to lose and if we could pull it off, it would be a work of art for, by and from the City of Tacoma and its art and business community.

VOLCANO: You have done a few edits since it’s first release.  Are you happy with the product that will be screen at the Tacoma Film Festival?

ROSATI: We are happy with what will screen at the festival. We know it is not the most technically perfect film but we put everything we had into it and learned a lot while making it.

Are there things we would do differently? Yes, but we did not really know what they were until later. All that we learned will go into our next films and since we had to start somewhere, for our first film, we are quite pleased.

The story of how the film was even made could make a good book someday.

VOLCANO: One of our favorite parts in the entire film is the soundtrack.  How do you choose the bands?

ROSATI: Ah, the music, people do love the music. I had many CDs and handed them to Nick Snapp, the director of photography and editor of the film. He just has a knack for putting music to film.

We were sitting on a sailboat and playing a compilation CD that one of the bands gave me at the Shoboat. It had so many good songs on it and half of the songs ended up in the film. The other songs are from Jude Bowerman, Umber Sleeping, Fear Train Caravan, Weather and the Collection.

There are great songs from these bands, better than most stuff on the radio yet they remain unknown on a large scale. It is a tough industry for both music and film and our goal is to bring the people who help us out with us into wherever this is going.

VOLCANO: Is your life still in limbo?

ROSATI:
I think everyone is in limbo about something in their life.

Am I in the same state that I was in prior to making Limbo? No, I have much more direction and feel wiser from my experiences.

The film felt like it was in limbo and now has a bit more of a home since it got accepted into the Tacoma Film Festival. I think those who helped make the film and our friends and family know about it but there are nearly 200,000 people in this city and less than 1,000 have seen it. The Festival has helped to pull the film out of obscurity and now more people will see it which is great.

The new "Limbo" trailer is on YouTube.

Check out the old "Limbo" trailer:

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This week's film openings in South Sound theaters

"The Kingdom"

"Feast of Love"

Other openings: “In The Shadow of The Moon,” “Ladron Que Roba a Ladron,” “The Game Plan,” and “Outsourced”

Check out the Movie Clock for show times and more reviews.

Filed under: Screens, Tacoma,

September 28, 2007 at 3:28pm

One more reason why I'm drinking beer this weekend

There's one more reason why I'm hanging out at Doyle's Public House tonight and Saturday besides The F***ing Eagles and Blanco Bronco tonight at Ockham's Razor Saturday night â€" Doyle's pledge to public radio.  The pub will donate $1 from every pint of Guinness sold toward KUOW 94.9's fall pledge drive.  Keep that "Prairie Home Companion" coming! â€" Suzy Stump

Filed under: Food & Drink, Tacoma,

September 29, 2007 at 11:15am

Brunch With Bobble Tiki

Bobble Tiki has troubles. Computer troubles.  Here is an abbreviated Breakfast with Bobble Tiki.  I'll try again tomorrow morning with the Daily Word, music suggestions and what not.  Bobble Tiki sucks. Sorry.

THE MORNING NEWS

COLUMBIA: Farc woman steals plane to desert.

SPORTS: Sounders to final.

MUSIC: System of a he went down.

BERLIN: Ho ho I’m gonna blow!

HUSTLER OF CULTURE
You can stand atop the mountain and scream your naked desires to the universe or shed that synapse epilepsy and hug the South Sound today with your fellow man:

MUSIC: What's on tonight.

DISH: Where do you want to eat?

FILM: “The Kingdom” rules the lot.

BOBBLE TIKI’S THREATS AND PROMISES COLUMN
Tonight, The New Jazzbones will celebrate its one-year anniversary. The Randy Oxford Band, Nick Vigarino, Antonio Edwards, and comedian Jason Stewart will provide the music and entertainment for the occasion. Oxford, thanks to his Wednesday Night Blues Theatre jams (which have run since the days of Mackinnon), has quite possibly seen more stage time at the New Jazzbones than any other musician. His presence at the anniversary show only seems fitting.

Please be Bobble Tiki’s friend here.

Breakfast with Bobble Tiki runs Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.  Deal with it.


Filed under: Bobble Tiki, Music, News To Us, Tacoma,

September 30, 2007 at 10:49am

Bonus: Breakfast with Bobble Tiki

THE DAILY WORD
Learn it, use it, spell it

Clamber \KLAM-buhr; KLAM-uhr\, intransitive verb:
1. To climb with difficulty, or on all fours; to scramble.

USAGE EXAMPLE: After his ninth Long Island ice tea, it was all Bobble Tiki could do to clamber his way to the car, and begin preemptively apologizing to Mrs. Tiki for the two chalupa dinner that would soon find its way from Bobble Tiki’s stomach onto the upholstery of Mrs. Tiki’s shiny new Prius.


Breakfastatbobbletikis THE MORNING NEWS

BUSH LEAGUE: Parents fight at ballgame.

CONGRESS: What our members did.

CHINA: Don’t want to see cleavage.

BERLIN: Screwed!


HUSTLER OF CULTURE
You can stand atop the mountain and scream your naked desires to the universe or shed that synapse epilepsy and hug the South Sound today with your fellow man:

MUSIC: If you’ve been to Jazzbones, there’s a good chance you know Zach Hargrove. His friends call him lunchbox, and he can often be found sucking down menthol cigarettes out front. What many may not realize is Zach’s brother is Mason Hargrove â€" an exceptionally talented guitarist who tends to wear his pants a little higher than his brother. Expect both Hargroves to be in the house at Jazzbones tonight, as Mason joins the “Big Friction Jam” as a special guest.

MORE MUSIC: What's on tonight.

DISH: Where do you want to eat tonight?

FILM: “The Kingdom” rules the lot.

BOBBLE TIKI’S THREATS AND PROMISES COLUMN
Turdus Musicus will play Hell’s Kitchen on Wednesday, Oct. 3. Bobble Tiki isn’t a very intellectual fellow, nor has he ever claimed to be. That said, Bobble Tiki was primarily interested in writing about this show for two reasons. First off, Wednesdays at the Kitchen equal $1 PBRs. That’s never a bad thing. Secondly, it sounds funny to say “Turdus Musicus.” If Bobble Tiki wrote about the show, he knew it meant he’d get to talk about it all week with colleagues, editors, coworkers, and even his family. The words Turdus Musicus have crossed Bobble Tiki’s lips too many times to count over the past few days. If there’s something Bobble Tiki likes almost as much as a reason to celebrate, it’s saying the word turdus.

Please be Bobble Tiki’s friend here.

Breakfast with Bobble Tiki runs Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.  Deal with it.


Filed under: Bobble Tiki, Music, News To Us, Tacoma,

September 30, 2007 at 11:38am

Dockyard Derby Dames' next bout

The 2007 Dockyard Derby Dames championship bout will be Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Tacoma Soccer Center. 
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Filed under: Sports, Tacoma,

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