The Mekons formed in the United Kingdom in the late 70's, part of its second wave of punk rock music. And ever since then, this band that was earnest but lacking in much technical proficiency has scrapped their way to being great musicians with perennial cult-status.
There's a couple in Joe Angio's documentary "Revenge of the Mekons" who are big fans of the band and collectors of iconography; the Ramones piece they had for their car was quickly poached, the couple says in the film, but nobody had ever gone for the Mekons version. Tonight at WFMU's Monty Hall in Jersey City, there was supposed to be a screening of Angio's documentary, but in a fashion the Mekons are no strangers to "Revenge of the Mekons" opens with the band learning of the cancellation of an upcoming show , it was nixed due to low advance sales. Jefferson Holt, the head of "Revenge of the Mekons" executive producer Daniel 13 Productions, responded to this news in an email: "I haven't bought an advance ticket to a movie since I was But then I never lived in a big city either.
Though any Mekon fandom would most typically be surmised as being in the WFMU section of Jersey City, the spirit of the Mekons may have a little more in common with parts of the city devoid of a moneyed, alternative culture.
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That may make them sound like smaller fry than they are. The Mekons may have not enjoyed the higher echelons of success, like their early contemporaries the Clash did, but whereas the Clash's "White Riot" unintentionally stoked white nationalism - poor white Englishmen weren't working and they took it out on immigrants, said Angio - the Mekons specifically did anti-racist shows. They got burned out from the violent responses from people opposed to those shows, and being fortunate enough to have the option to fade from that scene, they turned more inward.
And for the Mekons that meant exploring the ponderous through different styles of music, and as is a big theme of the well-received "Revenge of the Mekons," it meant the Mekons maintained their sense of levity. Some members are more extroverted than others, but they seem like a group with a lot of warmth that's channeled on stage - particularly through Langford's silliness and Timm's sense of humor. It's noted in Angio's film that a good-selling album for the band was about 8, CDs, and while that may not have been great as their record companies would have liked, Angio's film shows that the "Revenge of the Mekons" is that they always found a way to keep making great music.
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At that point, Yameen and an accomplice got out of the two cars, pulled guns and began shooting at Morgan's mother's car, Santini said. Tracey Morgan was fatally shot 11 times in his arm, abdomen, thigh, buttocks and foot, according to prosecutors. His mother was shot once in her arm and was able to eventually drive to a nearby gas station for help after the two other vehicles left the scene, Santini said.
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Yameen is charged with first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder. Authorities said a witness and tape-recorded conversations helped identify Yameen as one of the shooters.
Yameen previously was convicted of retail theft and residential burglary. He has a pending retail theft case.
The Oct. On Nov. The boy was playing on a swing when Boone-Doty got out of the SUV, walked toward Tyshawn and began dribbling a basketball the boy had brought with him to the park, according to Santini.