Monday, February 13, 2012

Postapocalyptapalooza!

As some of y'all might know, Farmer Frank's son is in the film industry and had an idea for an interesting indie film. I'll let Frank explain:
What he is going to do later this month is film a music festival of sorts 'on location' at a place called 'Slab City' near the Salton Sea in southern California. He chose this location because it looks for all intents and purposes like something AFTER the Apocalypse everyone keeps predicting.

Essentially, the Salton Sea is a zone that everyone in local and state government would like to forget and they still ignore on a consistent and daily basis. I'm not fully versed on all the specifics but it's more or less an extremely failed planned 'resort' community from 50 years ago where uncommon greed overcame good common sense in every way possible; both financially, governmentally and environmentally.

The result is desolation, but that ties in perfectly with my son's theme that music will survive the Apocalypse....IF it happens!

Therefore, he's going to film and sponsor a music festival that happens AFTER the Apocalypse.

LinkFor those not familiar with the area near the Salton Sea that he's talking about, here you go: Slab City. Think of a weird combination of Bartertown, Ed & Myrtle's Snowbird Acres, and perpetual Woodstock except with sand.

If you want to chip in on the open-source-funded movie, by buying a t-shirt or whatever, you can do it here. It looks pretty cool.
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13 comments:

Joseph said...

'round here we call that the landfill

Reno Sepulveda said...

Shooter Jennings has already been there and done that

Robert said...

Anybody else hearing a Beach Boys song in their heads?

Noah D said...

Couldn't he just film...everyday life, there, and just slap 'post apocalyptic' on the cover of the DVD? How would anyone know the difference? Less colanders than one might expect?

Borepatch said...

Think of a weird combination of Bartertown, Ed & Myrtle's Snowbird Acres, and perpetual Woodstock except with sand.

Like Detroit, only chipper?

Matt G said...

There are some interesting people up there, though.

Wayne said...

Apparently, none of you have seen Trona, CA.

Pathfinder said...

Failed planned community about 50 years ago? According to Wiki (I know, I know) the area is the remains of a WWII Marine Corps. barracks (Camp Dunlap). Thest seems right on - and just as weird as described, if not more so.

Tam said...

Pathfinder,

Well, technically, the failed planned community is nearby, at Salton City.

Don M said...

Salton Sea is failed irrigation project. Also failed plan for irrigation project.

DirtCrashr said...

So why do they even bother with Burning Man?

Mad Saint Jack said...

Here is a clip from Anthony Bourdain at the Salton Sea.

http://youtu.be/pCRlWY0qL-0

Beaumont said...

I've long harbored a desire to visit Bartertown, but have shelved that little mind trip since realizing that it may very well be coming to all of us in the not-too-distant future.