Archive for May 2009

Reverend Billy and his choir visit Mill Road

Here is a video and some photos from Monday’s event.

Reverend Billy has also blogged about us!

Reverend Billy coming to Mill Road on Monday

We’ve been told that Rev Billy is coming to Mill Road at 1pm on Monday (he’s performing at The Junction the day before). For those of you not familiar with him and his “church”, his website says:

Our neighborhoods, “commons” places like stoops and parks and streets and libraries, are disappearing into the corporatized world of big boxes and chain stores. But if we “back away from the product” – even a little bit, well then we Put The Odd Back In God! […] We like independent shops where you know the person behind the counter or at least –you like them enough to share a story.We ask that local activists who are defending themselves against supermalls, nuke plants, gentrification – call us and we’ll come and put on our “Fabulous Worship!”

Rather more succinctly, Google describes them as “Advocacy group led by comic preacher. Opposes chain stores and malls that hurt neighborhoods”.

See a trailer from his recent film, and have a look at a video on his website.

Whatever you think of his message, it’s pretty certain to be interesting!