Plucked from the promotional hinterlands, where weirdly lit catalog models hawk all manner of goods and services in cheaply produced reels that end up screening at trade shows and who knows where else, this re-purposed video spot for Lexani alloy wheels fits surprisingly well with D. Striker's ballad of Great Recession-era consumer survivalism. Striker's throwing his every-Friday-the-13th party tomorrow at Bobby's Idle Hour — here's a poster — and I had a little bit to say about that in this week's Picks. Check it after the jump.
People like to think of Friday the 13th as an unlucky day, but for local fans of big lapel-era country music, self-conscious comedy and zine culture, it’s one of the best days of the year. In 2010, we only get one such confluence of day and date, and that’s probably the only unlucky thing about it. When he’s not hungover in the Wal-Mart break room, as he declares in a goofed-up honky-tonk shuffle — look up the video on YouTube — local country ham D. Striker is busy cooking up the contents of RR, the zine he publishes every Friday the 13th in conjunction with a rowdy, fourth wall-busting hoot of a party. This year he’s moved the show to Music Row, and enlisted Porter Hall, Tennessee, Jacob Thomas and La’akea Presley in the merry-making.
9 p.m. at Bobby's Idle Hour, free.