[Pdx-pm] Dr Demento in town, Jan 23-26 8pm

Michael G Schwern schwern at pobox.com
Sun Jan 20 17:36:32 PST 2008

Dr Demento is a Reedie and every year he gives a series of musical "lectures" 
(I guess that's what you call them) at Reed College as part of Paideia.  Free 
for Reedies and probably something like $5-$10 for everyone else.  I highly 
recommend attending both his "serious" stuff and his silly stuff.  The man's 
been broadcasting for 38 years, he knows music.

Paideia event: Dr. Demento

Dr. Demento returns to Reed for four lecture and music presentations:

January 23: An Historical Introduction to Protest Song
Anti-war, labor, and other songs protesting the powers that be, from the 1930s 
to the present time.

January 24: Censorship
Censorship, and how it affects the music you hear and don't hear, covers 
corporate, media, and governmental restrictions.

January 25: Musical Comedy in the 21st Century
Funny music is flourishing under the radar, and Dr. Demento is not just 
talking about Weird Al. We listen to and watch some of the most hilarious and 
creative examples of recent years.

January 26: Festival of Dementia
The festival features some of the most popular songs from the radio show,many 
of them as music videos. New material is mixed with all-time Dr Demento 
favorites like "Fish Heads."

8 p.m., Vollum lecture hall.

191. Our Humvees cannot be assembled into a giant battle-robot.
     -- The 213 Things Skippy Is No Longer Allowed To Do In The U.S. Army

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