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V. Vale’s RE/Search Publications Newsletter #137, April 2015: Baltimore Zine Fest, Sat-Sun March 28-29!

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

1A: EDITORIAL: Meet RE/SEARCH at Baltimore Zine Fest, Sat-Sun March 28-29!

1B. NEW FROM RE/SEARCH: LSD MUSEUM ZINE! Penny Rimbaud book. Monte Cazazza Zine (2nd printing!).

2. The Counter Culture Hour: Sat April 11, 2015 6pm

3. FORTHCOMING EVENTS: Meet us at Baltimore Zine Fest: “Paper Multiples Fair,” Mar 28-29! Repeat, it’s in BALTIMORE!

4. OUR PAST LIFE: What we’ve been given, etc.

5. Recommended Links – send us some! 

6. QUOTES 

7. Letters from Readers

8. Sponsors (Check ’em out! – they make this possible!)

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1A. MESSAGE FROM YOUR EDITOR: <strong>  MEET RE/SEARCH at Baltimore Zine Fest, Sat-Sun March 28-29! http://openspacebaltimore.com/pmf/

() FREE Sat-Sun March 28-29 **BALTIMORE** Visit RE/SEARCH at The Baltimore Zine Fest (aka Publications and Artists’ Multiples Fair). http://openspacebaltimore.com/pmf/

RE/Search will be there in Baltimore, repeat, because we received this very nice letter from OPEN SPACE: “Hello RE/Search Publications, We are writing to invite V. Vale to lecture in Baltimore, MD on March, 28th or 29th, 2015 during our artist exposition, the Publications and Multiples Fair (PMF). Our organization, Open Space, is an artist-run gallery located at 512 W. Franklin St. Baltimore, MD. Open Space produces a consistent curated program of exhibitions in our storefront space and two annual festivals offsite. 

“PMF is a weekend long celebration and survey of artist publications, prints and objects produced in multiple. The fair celebrated its fifth year in March of 2014 and has grown to include over 80 independent publishers, galleries and artists from Baltimore and across the country.The fair has always included supplemental programming such as lectures by MoMA librarian David Senior, a Pecha Kucha series which included artists from New York, Los Angeles and the new director of the Baltimore Contemporary, poetry readings featuring local and national poets, film and animation screenings, practical presentations and many other engaging programs. PMF V (2014) also coordinated satellite exhibitions at nine affiliated artist-run venues across the city connecting a thriving community around this one rallying event. PMF has become both a celebration for local residents and a showcase for out of town folks visiting Baltimore.

“Baltimore is a great audience for Vale, because of the rich independent art and music culture here. Our inexpensive, post-industrial city is a longtime stronghold of artists who live here because they can be part of a great community, make work, grow into unused spaces, and share with one another in a setting that is not dominated by commercialism. PMF has helped foster a culture of accessible publications and multiples, and the exchange of ideas and feelings through shareable physical art works. Given Vale’s prolific experience with counterculture publishing, Open Space believes he would be a great inspiration to the attendees of the fair, both the locals, and visitors. We would love to host Vale for a live presentation to hear more about Search and Destroy, RE/Search, and editing, designing, and publishing in general, and his countless witty accounts from throughout the course of his life so far.”

It was impossible to turn down such an invitation… we’re looking forward to seeing Baltimore! Filmmaker Marian Wallace will also be presenting at least one program of independent films from San Francisco. The fair will be held March 28-29 at a new location: The Baltimore Design School. Baltimore Design School, 1500 Barclay Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 Telephone: 443-642-2311 info@baltimoredesignschool.org

Now, you may have noticed that V. Vale is a bit “busy” getting ready to go to Baltimore. So in lieu of a personally-written editorial, Vale decided to stimulate your brain with the below list of “100 TOP RECORDS” which Vermilion Sands sent him. See if you “agree” with the below selection:

1. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen 

 2. Imagine – John Lennon 

 3. Hey Jude – The Beatles 

 4. Dancing Queen – Abba 

 5. Like a Prayer – Madonna 

 6. Angels – Robbie Williams 

 7. Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever – the Beatles 

 8. Wannabe – Spice Girls 

 9. Yesterday -The Beatles 

 10. Let It Be – The Beatles 

 11. Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana 

 12. Don’t Look Back in Anger – Oasis 

 13. Nothing Compares 2 U – Sinead O’Connor 

 14. Suspicious Minds – Elvis Presley 

 15. Billie Jean – Michael Jackson 

 16. Losing My Religion – REM

 17. Hotel California – the Eagles 

 18. (Everything I Do) I do it for You – Bryan Adams 

 19. A Whiter Shade of Pale – Procol Harum 

 20. With or Without You – U2 

 21. Candle in the Wind ’97/Something About the Way You Look Tonight – Elton John 

 22. I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston 

 23. Baby One More Time – Britney Spears 

 24. Vogue – Madonna 

 25. Heartbeat/Tragedy – Steps 

 26. Thriller – Michael Jackson 

 27. Never Ever – All Saints 

 28. My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion 

 29. I Turn to You – Melanie C 

 30. Wonderwall – Oasis 

 31. American Pie – Don McLean 

 32. Everybody Hurts – REM 

 33. Careless Whisper – George Michael 

 34. Baker Street – Gerry Rafferty 

 35. Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon and Garfunkel 

 36. I’ll be Missing You – Puff Daddy and Faith Evans 

 37. I Can’t Get No (Satisfaction) – the Rolling Stones 

 38. Bitter Sweet Symphony – the Verve 

 39. I Heard it Through the Grapevine – Marvin Gaye 

 40. Wuthering Heights – Kate Bush 

 41. Better the Devil You Know – Kylie Minogue 

 42. Vienna – Ultravox 

 43. She Loves You – The Beatles 

 44. Music – Madonna 

 45. Every Breath You Take – The Police 

 46. Layla – Derek and The Dominoes 

 47. The Winner Takes it All – Abba 

 48. Heartbreak Hotel – Elvis Presley 

 49. My Sweet Lord – George Harrison 

 50. I’m Not in Love – 10cc 

 51. Good Vibrations – the Beach Boys 

 52. Unchained Melody – Righteous Brothers 

 53. Back For Good – Take That 

 54. Stan – Eminem 

 55. Without You – Nilsson 

 56. God Only Knows – the Beach Boys 

 57. Don’t You Want Me – the Human League 

 58. I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing – Aerosmith 

 59. Bat Out of Hell – Meat Loaf 

 60. Help! – the Beatles 

 61. Heroes – David Bowie 

 62. Purple Rain – Prince 

 63. Can’t Get You Out of My Head – Kylie Minogue 

 64. Like a Rolling Stone – Bob Dylan 

 65. God Save the Queen – Sex Pistols 

 66. China in Your Hand – T’Pau 

 67. Hero – Mariah Carey 

 68. Whole Again – Atomic Kitten 

 69. Love is All Around – Wet Wet Wet 

 70. Space Oddity – David Bowie 

 71. Make Me Smile (Come up and See Me) – Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel 

 72. Knowing Me Knowing You – Abba 

 73. The Drugs Don’t Work – Verve 

 74. Teenage Kicks – the Undertones 

 75. Summer of ’69 – Bryan Adams 

 76. Cars – Gary Numan 

 77. Mr Blue Sky – Electric Light Orchestra 

 78. 2 Become 1 – Spice Girls 

 79. Rock DJ – Robbie Williams 

 80. Pure Shores – All Saints 

 81. Sultans of Swing – Dire Straits 

 82. Holler – Spice Girls 

 83. Into the Groove – Madonna 

 84. Believe – Cher 

 85. Independent Woman – Destiny’s Child 

 86. Tainted Love – Soft Cell 

 87. I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor 

 88. My Generation -The Who 

 89. Day Tripper/We Can Work it Out – the Beatles 

 90. Common People – Pulp 

 91. Waterloo Sunset – the Kinks 

 92. You’ve Lost that Loving Feeling – Righteous Brothers 

 93. Voodoo Chile – Jimi Hendrix 

 94. Jailhouse Rock – Elvis Presley 

 95. Sweet Child of Mine – Guns N’ Roses 

 96. Anarchy in the UK – Sex Pistols 

 97. Eternal Flame – Bangles 

 98. Without You – Mariah Carey 

 99. All Along the Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix 

 100. How do I Live – Leanne Rimes

How many of the above songs have you never even heard? Well, you are not alone… 🙂

1B. We need YOU to order books direct from us to help us keep going!  (www.researchpubs.com)

()A recent book is PENNY RIMBAUD (Crass founder).

() We are also offering a ValuPak of (4) books by the techno-futuristic Austrian collective monochrom – It will be $50 plus shipping which is $10 US. Sorry, add $50 for foreign shipping—trés cher.)

() Our DATING A.I. book on Artificial Inteligence predated the movie HER w/Joaquin Phoenix. So is our book on futuristic biotechOn Intercourse and Intracourse. They’re all on our website: www.researchpubs.com

() We have a handful of copies left of the zine LSD MUSEUM Mark McCloud. We only made 20 copies and they are $20 each plus $5 shipping or $10 overseas shipping. Just PayPal $25 or $30 to: info@researchpubs.com – be sure to include your address!

() We’re making a 2nd printing of the 64-page MONTE CAZAZZA zine. Price just $12 (plus $5 shipping; just PayPal $17 to: info@researchpubs.com). Monte Cazazza is one of the big mysteries in the RE/Search canon, and we think it is a miracle he has survived to this day, integrity more-or-less intact! NOTE: Overseas orders $10 SHIPPING (total $22). CALIF residents add 8.75% tax ($2.19 tax, total $19.19).

() We also made 3 copies of SEARCH & DESTROY 2014, the 64-page publication made in 3 days at Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, Sept 2014. It is primarily a visual art and visual language compendium, with the goals of: Black Humor, Anti-Authority, Punk Rock, or Extreme-Personal. $25 plus $5 ship ($15 ship overseas; it’s heavy). Thanks to Julie Peeters and Chris Fitzpatrick for making this possible!

() Three V. VALE PIANO IMPROVISATIONS available for listening on bandcamp NOW. One features amazing guitarist Will Rogers! https://researchpubs.bandcamp.com

() FINALLY:  the newest RE/Search Pocketbook is in stock: PENNY RIMBAUD. CRASS proto-Punk co-founder (with Gee Vaucher), performer-philosopher-poet-writer-bread-maker, Penny has a lot to say about how to navigate through our increasingly-confusing media-sedated world. $14.99 plus $5 ship ($10 overseas)

() Lastly, **RE/SEARCH needs a Bay Area XEROX TECHNICIAN to tune up our Xerox Document Centre 535 (paper jams). Anyone know anybody? We need our Xerox DC535 to crank out more zines, faster, with fewer paper jams!

<strong>2. Counter Culture Hour – Sat APRIL 11, 2015 6pm Pacific Time</strong>  Watch for it this month as Channel 29 re-airs our shows frequently. 

The Counter Culture Hour (aka RE/SEARCH TV) is also simulcast ON-LINE as well as on cable access San Francisco Channel 29 — 6pm Pacific Time, Sat Apr 11, 2015. – see this link at broadcast time: http://www.bavc.org/channel29 You need a fairly decent internet connection and computer to “get it.” USA west coast: 6:00 PM Sat Apr 11, 2015 USA; east coast: 9:00 PM Sat Apr 11, 2015. Tokyo: 10:00 AM Sunday, Apr 12, 2015 If you cannot get this online email us at info@researchpubs.com See RE/Search channel on youtube: “researchpubs”

3. FORTHCOMING EVENTS (San Francisco </strong>unless Otherwise Noted)

() $ http://www.thrillpeddlers.com – our favorite local Grand Guignol Theatre Company at the Hypnodrome – support live local theatre!

() Emerald Tablet in North Beach has lots of fun, low-cost events; go to emtab.org

() Support the Roxie Theater: great programming EVERY NIGHT (our opinion). http://www.roxie.com Right now, a short FILM NOIR fest – Jello Biafra and actress Linda Martinez will attend!

() S.F. EVENTS to Check Out Regularly: Long Now Foundation. Goethe Institute. The List (Punk Rock). Dorkbot. Bottom of the Hill. INdependent. Thee Parkside. The Chapel. 

() Tue March 31, 6-8pm: new SFAQ Performance Space, 449 O’Farrell/Taylor St, SF: V. Vale interviews LSD MUSEUM founder/artist/teacher MARK McCloud LIVE. “Take a trip” tonite, for free!

() $ FRI-SUN March 27-29, Ft Mason, SF: Our friend Elisabeth Beaird is helping put on a Pamela Z. theater performance while we’re at Baltimore: “Hello dear friends and colleagues, Circuit Network is currently gearing up to produce SPAN at Fort Mason Center’s Southside Theater on March 27, 28 and 29. Tickets are reasonably priced at $12-$25 sliding scale, and I’ve also set up a $5 discount with the password SFEMF on Brown Paper Tickets, which will be available through March 26 here:

http://pamelazspan.brownpapertickets.com

Thank you! I hope to see you at Fort Mason next weekend. Elisabeth”

() FREE Sat-Sun March 28-29 **BALTIMORE** – Visit RE/SEARCH at The Baltimore Zine Fest (aka Publications and Artists’ Multiples Fair). http://openspacebaltimore.com/pmf/

RE/Search will be there in Baltimore, repeat, because we received this very nice letter from OPEN SPACE: “Hello RE/Search Publications, We are writing to invite V. Vale to lecture in Baltimore, MD on March, 28th or 29th, 2015 during our artist exposition, the Publications and Multiples Fair (PMF). Our organization, Open Space, is an artist-run gallery located at 512 W. Franklin St. Baltimore, MD. Open Space produces a consistent curated program of exhibitions in our storefront space and two annual festivals offsite. 

“PMF is a weekend long celebration and survey of artist publications, prints and objects produced in multiple. The fair celebrated its fifth year in March of 2014 and has grown to include over 80 independent publishers, galleries and artists from Baltimore and across the country.The fair has always included supplemental programming such as lectures by MoMA librarian David Senior, a Pecha Kucha series which included artists from New York, Los Angeles and the new director of the Baltimore Contemporary, poetry readings featuring local and national poets, film and animation screenings, practical presentations and many other engaging programs. PMF V (2014) also coordinated satellite exhibitions at nine affiliated artist-run venues across the city connecting a thriving community around this one rallying event. PMF has become both a celebration for local residents and a showcase for out of town folks visiting Baltimore.

“Baltimore is a great audience for Vale, because of the rich independent art and music culture here. Our inexpensive, post-industrial city is a longtime stronghold of artists who live here because they can be part of a great community, make work, grow into unused spaces, and share with one another in a setting that is not dominated by commercialism. PMF has helped foster a culture of accessible publications and multiples, and the exchange of ideas and feelings through shareable physical art works. Given Vale’s prolific experience with counterculture publishing, Open Space believes he would be a great inspiration to the attendees of the fair, both the locals, and visitors. We would love to host Vale for a live presentation to hear more about Search and Destroy, RE/Search, and editing, designing, and publishing in general, and his countless witty accounts from throughout the course of his life so far.”

It was impossible to turn down such an invitation… we’re looking forward to seeing Baltimore! Filmmaker Marian Wallace will also be presenting at least one program of independent films from San Francisco. The fair will be held March 28-29 at a new location: The Baltimore Design School. Baltimore Design School, 1500 Barclay Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 Telephone: 443-642-2311 info@baltimoredesignschool.org

THE FAIR – PMF VI

Building on five consecutive years of growing print celebrations, Open Space is thrilled to present PMF VI, the Sixth Annual Publications & Multiples Fair, taking place March 28th and 29th, 2015 at the Baltimore Design School. This annual exposition provides the opportunity to admire, collect, and discuss artist publications, prints, and objects produced in multiple. Join us for this cornerstone event featuring works from over 100 local and national artists, and on-site programming all weekend. The fair is free and open to the public.

Date: March 28th & 29th

Time: 12 PM to 6 PM Saturday & Sunday

Location: Baltimore Design School

1500 Barclay St, Baltimore, MD 21202

openspacebaltimore.com/pmf

FEATURED VENDORS:

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ACRES

Adam Amram

Aidan Koch

Alex Ebstein

Amelia, Christian and Stephen

Amy Stober

Andrew Haas

Andrew Walters

Anthony Meloro

Art Vandelay

Baltimore Design School

Baltimore Print Studios

Barely There

Beast Grrl Zine

Bernard Stiegler

Beth Hoeckel

Bite Not Press ft. Nick Vyssotsky

Blonde Art Books

Booklyn

Bundle + Batch

Bushwick Print Lab

Castle Printshop

Celeste Fichter

Chris Day

Chris Morgan

Christina Haines Ceramics

cinderblox

Conor Stechschulte

Conveyor Editions

Dana Bechert

DYLAN THADANI

E&D GOODS

Eamon Espey

Ehse Records

Elena Johnston

Emily Burtner

Empty Stretch

Endless Editions

Every Day Good House

FAMILYFAMILYTREE

Freddy

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Friends Records

Fuse Works

Gabriella Grill

Gary Kachadourian

General Matters

Genpop Records

Girl Group

Gratuitous Type

GW Duncanson

Harley Hollenstein

Horses Think Press

Houseboat

Hunter-Savoy Jaffe

Ink Press Productions

Isobel Modica

James Bouché

Jen Liu

Jessica Hans

Jessie Unterhalter

Jihm

jimmi~research

Katey Truhn

Kyle Tata

Lala Albert

Leah Wishnia // Happiness Comix

Lil Gallery

Lindsay Aura Miller

Lola Borovyk

Lupin (featuring Colin Schappi)

Lyla Shlon

Mary Ancel

Matt Thurber

Matthew Scott Gualco

May Kim

Melody Often

MICA Design League

MICA Printmaking

Mike Taylor

Milton Melvin Croissant III

Molly Colleen O’Connell

Morgan Frailey

Munu Editions

Nicholas Verstraeten

Noah Scialom

Nous Somme Loco

Object Of

Ocular Media Group

Oranbeg Press

Patience, Painter

Patrick Schlotterback

Pau Wau Publications

Paul Shortt

Pellinore Press

Player Press

Press-Press

Primary Information

Print Club Boston

Printed Matter

Publication Studio Hudson

RE/Search

ROCK BOTTOM

Ryan Oskin

Sam Kendrick

SEDIMENT

Simon Reinhardt

Small Editions

Somethings + More

Spaces Corners

STUDIO SNACKS

Szechuan Best

Terrault Contemporary

The Black Widows

The Contemporary

Two Friends

V. Vale

WEIRD Magazine

Wham City

Wiley Guillot

y2k

YTB Why The Beef

Zach Hazard Vaupen

Zing Magazine

Zoe Keller

ON-SITE FAIR PROGRAMMING:

Saturday, March 28th:

Maybe Punk Rock Came True

A discussion with legendary writer, musician, and publisher V. Vale, and Baltimore artist Chris Day. Hear about the life of the creator of Search & Destroy and RE/Search Publications, and his thoughts on art, publishing, black humor, and the SF punk scene in the 70s.

20 Years of zingmagazine

Managing Editor Brandon Johnson will discuss the history, mission, and operations of New York-based zingmagazine through a visual montage of issue highlights and other ephemera.

Arts Criticism and the Arts Outpost

Post-Office Arts Journal moderates a panel discussion with Max Guy, Alex Ebstein, and Marcus Civin on criticality in non-capitals of art.

Artists of the Industrial Scene (2006)

dir. Marian Wallace

In this film, ten industrial artists and musicians expound on the ideas behind their music and art production and displays. Starring Mark Pauline, Genesis P-Orridge, Graeme Revell, Jerry Casale, Johanna Went, Jim Thirlwell, and others.

Sunday, March 29th:

Female Bodies in the Art World with Hannah Mandel

A multimedia meditation and discussion on the physical form women inhabit when existing in the art world.

Just Do It!

A Pecha Kucha series of motivational speeches featuring Lexie Mountain, Lauren Brick, Kimi Hanauer, Emiline Boehringer, + more!

Industrial Experiments

Experimental Films by Marian Wallace, featuring Ephemerality (1979), Getting At The Underworld (1985), Valentine’s Film (2000), GG’s Film (2000), The Kite Film (2001), and W.S. Burroughs on the Human Condition (2007).

Shade Series

Poetry Readings curated by Lane Harlan

***

Opium Wampum presents: PMF Wampum

Featuring Fluct, Ami Dang, Get Your Life! Productions, Carly Ptak, Mateo Marquez, Michael Wasteneys Stephens, and Nerftoss. Performance times on Saturday and Sunday TBA

***

OFF-SITE & SATELLITE PROGRAMMING:

Friday, March 27th:

PMF Kick-Off Show @ The Crown

Strange Times People Band (Tape Release!), Arrington De Dionyso, Sunatirene, Sapphogeist

1910 North Charles Street

Bubble Over Green @ The Contemporary

Closing reception for the multilayered audio-visual experience by Victoria Fu, (currently on view Wednesday – Sunday, 4-8 PM).

In the former KAGRO building, 101 W North Avenue, 7-10 PM

***alloverstreet:***

Coast to Coast @ Bodega Gallery

A collaboration between Diane Young and Hunter-Savoy, accompanied by High Rollers and your Lady of Injury.

The Copycat Building, Apt A100, 1511 Guilford Avenue

Strange New Feels @ Lil’ Gallery

Works by Caeli Carr Potter, Alex Day, Claire Felonis, Sara Grose, Angela Heaps and Spencer Shope. Curated by Sara Grose and Claire Felonis

The Copycat Building, Apt A100, 1511 Guilford Avenue

Controlled Rot @ Terrault Contemporary

Work by Rosemary Liss

The Copycat Building, 1515 Guilford Avenue

Stage Fright @ Gallery CA

Works by Sean FitzPatrick

440 E Oliver Street

Time and Again @ Guest Spot @ The Reinstitute

Work by Eric Doeringer

1715 N Calvert Street

Run It @ Penthouse Gallery

Printed matter by Caeli Carr-Potter, Tristan Scow, Mary Reisenwitz, Kate Klingbeil, Christ Williford & Vivian Loh. Curated by Sonja Solvang

The Copycat Building, Apt B501, 1511 Guilford Avenue

***

Saturday, March 28th:

Somethings @ bb

Objects from Fiona Sergeant, curated with Colin Alexander

427A North Eutaw Street

Trance Dancers of the Open Flower @ Open Space

Arrington De Dionyso drawing performance and exhibition. Featuring new works on paper and vellum from his “Trance Dancers of the Open Flower” series, as well as a new body of drawings and paintings made in 2015.

512 West Franklin Street

Girth Proof Vol II @ Springsteen (new location)

New work by Wickerham & Lomax, (opening March 21st, on view through April 18). A recalibration of a recent exhibition which cast its participants from Craigslist and rendered their likenesses in CGI as bulked-up, busy-body event planners. Here they are reincarnated with an empty schedule and an empty stomach.

502 West Franklin Street

Freddy Presents Dick @ Freddy

A selection of photographs taken by Ross Bleckner from

the 1980s’ to the present, as an ongoing investigation into the seduction and repulsion of desire.

510 West Franklin Street, 12-5 PM.

Freak Flash Finale @ Floristree

Curated by Molly Colleen O’Connell. Drain the fluids from your eyes, these are not hallucinations. Energy is physical. Visions are palpable. Freak Flash screenings showcase artists who stir the surreal into waking life. Stay tuned for more details! [END]

() FREE Sun April 5, 5pm City Lights Bookstore, SF: Marc Olmsted discusses Allen Ginsberg (M.O.’s new book on A.G. premieres).

() $ Wed Apr 8, Slim’s, SF: MAGMA! Jello Biafra will be there.

() FREE Sat Apr 11, 5-7pm Catharine Clark Gallery, KAL SPELLETICH solo show opening. https://kaltek.wordpress.com/intention-machinespraying-robots/

SPECIAL EVENTS DURING THE RUN OF THE EXHIBIT:

Several special collaborative events will take place as part of Spelletich’s exhibit. On Saturday, May 2, from 7 – 10 pm, artMRKT San Francisco will co-host an after-party at Catharine Clark Gallery in conjuction with the art fair festivities at Fort Mason. Kal Spelletich will join with artist-musicians Scott Hewicker, Alicia McCarthy and Paul Kos for a night of DJ’d music and cocktails poured by Spelletich’s robots. On Thursday, May 14, from 5 – 7 pm, Spelletich and Alistair Shanks, a Buddhist chaplain who has worked with the Zen Hospice Project and in the San Francisco County Jail system, will give a talk entitled, “Robots and Mystical Transformations: Can Technology Help Address Spiritual Questions and Crises?” An electric array of music DJ’d by Shanks and Spelletich will follow. The exhibit will close on Saturday, May 23 with a musical performance from 3 – 5 pm featuring Spelletich’s robots AND Tom Greenwood from Jackie O Motherfucker, as well as Bay Area painter, street artist and performer Chris Johanson who will make a special guest appearance at the turntables.

() FREE **LOS ANGELES** Sat-Sun Apr 18-19, 2015 – there’s at least an 83% chance RE/SEARCH will be in LOS ANGELES sharing a table with Beyond Baroque/Punk Hostage Press at the LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK FAIR at the USC campus. Look for our white tent! http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/ (We haven’t gotten our transportation figured out (fly, or drive a rental car, or take the Mega Bus) but wish us luck! “Rock stars” like Malcolm Gladwell and John Green will be giving talks or interviews live, but they might require some ticket dinero…

() FREE Tue May 5, 6-8pm: V. Vale interviews ED HARDY at SFAQ Performance Space, 449 O’Farrell/Taylor St.

() VISIT SAN FRANCISCO (if you live out of town) in June 2015 for The Beat Museum’s 2015 Beat Conference. David Amram, David Meltzer and others plan to speak. www.BeatnikShindig.com 

() Save the Date: Punk Rock Sewing Circle in collaboration with the Emerald Tablet presents: SF PUNK RENAISSANCE: EARLY WARNING! Artists Reception May 1 and Spoken Word Event May 2, a punk multi media extravaganza at the Emerald Tablet in San Francisco’s North Beach. View the photography, art, ‘zines, and sculpture, meet the artists, and be dazzled by the powerful performance art of L’Egregore during the Artists Reception Friday May 1 from 6:00-9:00 pm. Featured photographers and artists: James Stark, George Sera, Elaine Vestal, Jim Jocoy, Eric Brogger, Winston Smith, Bobby Castro, Ruby Ray, Eddie Valentine, JoJo Planteen, and Winston Tong and never before shown photography by ReSearch photographer Kamera Zie. ‘zines include Blank Generation, New Deseases, Starting Fires, Search and Destroy, Damage, Ripper, Creep, Maximum Rock and Roll, and of course Punk Globe.
Prepare to be mesmerized on Saturday May 2nd from 6:00-10:30 pm during SF Punk Renaissance Early Warning: A Spoken Word Event. Don’t miss this evening of powerful punk poetry, prose, and performance art featuring cutting edge poets and authors from Patrick O’Neil, Brixton Key, Jeorgia Anderson and Annex to Winston Tong with LX Rudis and Moucci. This rare evening, enhanced by the backdrop of iconic pieces from the punk gallery exhibit, is a multi media delight for all the senses. V.Vale will have a table for ReSearch and pioneering ‘zine Search and Destroy. Creative punk film shorts will punctuate the breaks between readers. Doors open at 5:00 for extra time to view the art, have some appetizers, and share a beverage. Confirmed artists include: Winston Tong with Lx Rudis and Moucci, Annex, Patrick O’Neil reading from his about to be released memoir Gun Needle and Spoon, Jeorgia Anderson, Brixton Key reading from his novel Charlie Six, Eddie Valentine, Jennifer Blowdryer, Marc Olmsted, Joel Landmine, Linda XYX, Regi Mentle, Peter Urban, D Mickey Sampson, and Michael Reid reading from his just about finished memoir The Scum Also Rises.
Please consider donating boxed feminine hygiene products! We’ll have a collection at the door to benefit the homeless women of St. Anthony’s Foundation. See you there! Emerald Tablet 80 Fresno (up the alley from the Saloon) San Francisco, CA 94133. The SF Punk Renaissance Early Warning Gallery Exhibit at the Emerald Tablet, a creativity salon, runs from May 1- May 9, 2015, so if you miss the reception and spoken word, there’s still a chance to view this incredible punk gallery exhibit!

4. OUR PAST LIFE: What We’ve Attended or WANTED to Attend/What We’ve Been Reading/Seeing/Listening to/What We’ve Been Sent/Given, or Seen

() Ed H. gave us 4 of the new Simenon book reissues (Penguin Books) on Maigret and they are quite hypnotic.

() Yoshi gave us a beautiful Japanese book on Leonora Carrington and a hard-to-find art book on Pierre Roy.

<strong>5. RECOMMENDED LINKS (send some!)</strong>

() from Rhea T: “bedroom recordings” https://echoechochamber.bandcamp.com/album/nobodys-listening

() Meri St. Mary: PROTAGONISTA! Stream/download: https://soundcloud.com/whateveryourheartdesires/sets/meri-st-mary/s-GRAKk

() website of one who helps us out in L.A.: www.danielleneu.com

() from V in London: “opening manuscript page of JG Ballard’s CRASH on Boing Boing: http://boingboing.net/2015/01/03/the-opening-manuscript-page-of.html

()  V. Vale interviewed by Graham Rae at Dangerous Minds

6. QUOTATIONS 

() THINK. ENJOY LIFE.

() Idea for a bumper sticker to be sold by homeless: KILLED BY RENT

() “Only Analogue Is Real.”—Nuclear War Now (record label)

() “Language changed from ‘telling the truth’ to ‘veiling the truth.'”—Clemente Padin, quoted in SFAQ Fall 2014

() “Art As Obfuscation.”

() “The Outside is Like the Inside, the Large is Like the Small.”—Heraclitus

() “The more time you spend decorating your outside, the less time you spend cultivating the genius inside you.”—Amanda E.

() “Our Mission: a massive critique of outdated language: its structures and terms.”—K. Think Tank

() “Love Is Deeds… Don’t Be Fooled by Words…”—Sappho

() “Paranoia Increases Awareness.”

() “It’s no longer INFORMATION OVERLOAD, it’s INFORMATION OVERWHELM…”

() “Wherever you don’t feel good, Be Very Afraid!”

() “Where are the female artists?”

() Dominant Paradigm of Today: DISTRACTION Vs. CONCENTRATION.

() Rule for Living: SURVIVE. MAKE ART.

() Strategy Used by The Rich to Pass Criminal Laws Benefiting Them: COMPLICATE & CONFUSE.

() We’re now INUNDATED WITH MEDIOCRITY…Makes It Harder to Find “the good stuff”…

() “GOAL: Learn Ten New Words A Day!”—Gloria K.

7. LETTERS FROM READERS:

() “Hi Vale, Very excited to tell you about our world premiere at BFI Southbank, London on Friday May 8th! We will be in attendance for Q&A and DJ sets too. We’ll be announcing our US premiere & other screenings next week. We look forward to showing you the film. Please help us promote the event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1422169671413199/

BFI  –  Best regards, Amélie & Travis”

() [sent on Feb 6, 2015] “Tomorrow is the 40th anniversary of PKD’s vision, which prompted VALIS, his best book (in my opinion!)

I am a huge fan!

Jasmine Moorhead

Krowswork Gallery

480 23rd Street – side entrance

Oakland, CA 94612

www.krowswork.com

510-229-7035″

[Bay Area RE/Search readers: please check out Krowswork Gallery!!!]

() () “After seeing the Sandy Kim show at SFAQ space last week, we spent two hours asking ourselves, “WHAT MAKES IT ‘ART’?” Certainly, “art” seems more “confessional” and “selfie” and “narcissistic” than it used to be, ha ha… Oh, and more “shocking” too… And, it shows more raw nudity… Oh well, at least we are “thinking”—we THINK!”—Steven and Sue

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If you would like to subscribe, we ask for a 6-month minimum of $72. (But, we will take sponsorships @$12/month!)

1. Emerald Tablet (Gallery w/events), Fresno Alley (100 feet from RE/Search! in North Beach). emtab.org – lots of free or low cost local community events; check out their schedule! http://emtab.org/ – they’re open during First Fridays North Beach Art Walk… (x12/31/14)

2. METASONIX:  Since 1999, the world’s only maker of vacuum-tube music synthesizers. metasonix.com  (x4/30/15)

3. From our friends Amy and Brian –  “We think RE/Search is great and love to support it.”  (x7/31/15)

4. V. Vale’s RE/Search Newsletter is cordially sponsored by “Beyond the Beyond. http://archive.wired.com/beyond_the_beyond  http://brucesterling.tumblr.com  @bruces  http://flickr.com/brucesterling “Information Wants To Be Free WE MEAN IT MAN! $0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0$0  (x6/30/15)

5. Phil Lenihan, former contributor to Sluggo! and Svengali in the Austin Punk scene, WAS the proprietor of the Orphic Gallery and curator of the Eight Track Museum in Roxbury, NY. orphicgallery.com (x7/31/2015)

6. Charles H. Kerr Publishing Company – Penelope Rosemont, Chicago Surrealist Group founder. (x5/31/15)

7. Kevin O’Malley+Christie Dames, the High-Heeled Anarchist: TechTalk/Studio: http://techtalkstudio.com + Commonwealth Club, San Francisco. (x4/31/15)

8. realvalueproductions.com  a San Francisco music production company creates innovative/original music for YOUR films/videos: CD’s, mp3 downloads, studio session work, soundtracks by ‘Sound Behavior Troupe’—experienced Bay Area musicians (x6/30/15)

9. New release from Koenig’s Road—Single: “Love Supermarket”—”It’s the best damn Country north of Nashvile.”  http://koenigsroad.com (x/12/31/14)

10. D. Mickey Sampson. (x4/30/15). BillyH. (x10/31/15). We thank Lucas Reiner for support!

11. Reid Mukai – Seattle WA  (x7/30/15) Reid offers the Vuber Cosmos (beautifully made): http://www.mrsniceguy.com/cosmos-vaporizer-review/ CascadiaVape.net – Re-usable devices for e-liquids, herbs and herb concentrates. Less harmful and more affordable than smoking cigarettes. We don’t support big tobacco!

12. Blotter Barn Hits – dedicated to Forester A tiny book full of pictures of LSD blotters from Mark McCloud’s Institute of Illegal Images. This little gem is a hardbound book measuring 2 by 2 inches, with over 100 pages of full color, highly detailed pics. Only $9.99! 

link: http://www.blotterbarn.com/books.html

(x8/31/15)

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