Did you know that Halloween dates back all the way to the ancient Celts? They used to light bonfires, apparently. Moving on… Anyone who knows Univore knows that at least half of the two members of Univore love Halloween. And if you love it as much as he does, then you’ve already assembled the costume you’ll confidently be wearing to this year’s celebration(s). You might even be wearing it right now. Don’t worry, we won’t tell. (Wink, LOL.) But if you’re amongst the millions who are having trouble coming up with a solid costume idea, here are some suggestions: * Tiny Tim – the character from Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ AND singer of the 1968 version of ‘Tiptoe Through the Tulips’ simultaneously * Aileen Wuornos – the sexy highway prostitute BEFORE she became a serial killer * Sexy Edgar Allen Poe -
Earlier this week, Univore posted a short video of Marco Casale posing and running in slow motion while dressed as a vampire. We provided an admittedly vague rationale for the work, citing the fact that “vampires have become firmly established as a dominant force in popular culture.’ It seems that a few of our supporters’ curiosities have not been satisfied. They want to know more about how the piece came to be. In a nutshell, it originated as Univore’s attempt to film a rock opera about the ecology of the virgin forests of Romania’s Carpathian Mountains, as conveyed in song by Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia, also known as Vlad the Impaler, also known as Dracula, as played by Marco Casale. The main tension resides in Dracula’s need to reconcile his love for the the biological diversity of the old-growth
download the score Saturday night saw the premiere of Univore’s short film “I Dream the Video” at Heaven Gallery as part of the 2013 Chicago International Music and Movies Festival. A crowd of somewhere between 28 and 1,000 people attended, most of whom made us absolutely blush with their cheers during and after the screening. We appreciate the appreciation. Lead actor Marco Casale was there, too, wrapped in the very scarves he wore in the film, which he later tried to sell to various females in the audience as memorabilia before deciding to just give them away as gifts. Marco, your star continues to burn brightly. Heard from the field on Saturday night: * “Nice movie.” * “My favorite scene was where Marco eviscerated the chicken carcass. Speaking of which, was that one of those rotisserie jobs from Dominick’s? Either
Univore made a movie. Back in January, the good people at the Chicago International Movies and Music Festival invited us to submit an original short film to this year’s festival. We didn’t take the invitation lightly. The result, on which our post production has just put the finishing touches, is called I Dream the Video, and it stars our friend and muse Marco Casale. I Dream the Video also features new music written and performed by Univore with featured guest artist, saxophonist Louis Stockwell. I Dream the Video is scheduled to screen on Saturday, April 20th at 9:30 PM at Heaven Gallery, located at 1550 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL. In addition, it’s going to be fun. For more details about our submission and the many others for this year’s CIMMFest, as well as information on tickets, go here. If your
In case you missed it last week, Univore enjoyed our first ever radio interview, the good people at Fearless Radio having found us interesting enough to put in front of microphones to answer a series of questions, as tends to happen during interviews. Marco Casale was there, too. It was a treat. You can hear the fifty-minute piece here in its entirety. Many thanks to all of our supporters from all corners of the world for tweeting in your hard-hitting questions. You threw us some real curveballs. It’s important to remove yourself from comfort every once in a while. We hope and trust that this is the first of many interviews in which we are asked to participate. We look forward to being contacted by Terry Gross from Fresh Air. Univore loves you.