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V. Vale’s RE/Search Newsletter #141, August 2015

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:


1A: EDITORIAL: A brief by V. Vale, your editor.
1B. von Stephane’s Tales of Germania, Part 2 (How Punk began in San Francisco)
1C. NEW FROM RE/SEARCH: Diane di Prima zine, LSD MUSEUM ZINE. Penny Rimbaud book. Monte Cazazza Zine (2nd printing!). AND NOW: Diane DiPrima zine (10 copies)!
1D. Must-Read Books by Artists!
2. The Counter Culture Hour: Sat Aug 8, 2015 4:30pm
3. FORTHCOMING EVENTS: RE/Search here and there…
4. OUR PAST LIFE: Books we’ve been given, etc.
5. Recommended Links – send us some! 
6. QUOTES 
7. Letters from Readers (send some!)

8. Sponsors (Check ’em out! – they make this newsletter possible!)
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1A. This message will be short and sweet: we’re still here, and we deeply appreciate it when you buy our books. Just finished moving a huge amount of boxes from storage space #A to #B… when the body is fatigued, the mind doesn’t feel like ‘writing’. But, our Search & Destroy staff member von Stephane has written a second memoir of ‘what it was like’ living in the early Punk years in San Francisco, so here it is, below…
 
1B. TALES OF GERMANIA {Installment 2}

Of Course We WILL Add Other Ingredients… Later

“Ball of confusion
that’s what the world is today
hey, hey
The sale of pills are at an all-time high
Young folks walking round with their heads in the sky
The cities a flame in the summertime
And Oh, the beat goes on…” ~The Temptations, 1970
{on the juke box at Jeff’s Cafe, lower Fillmore Street, 1977}

Before I moved across the street (out of lust), my room-mate and I spent time exploring our new neighborhood. Then we had to get jobs. Funny how that works when rent is due and bills need to get paid. Turns out many of the early punk rockers in San Francisco didn’t have jobs. They were on the dole [welfare] because they were ‘crazy’ and unfit for employment. Fit to be in a band though! Crazy was a prerequisite for that.
While exploring, my roomie tried to befriend a couple of lesbians on our street. She would keep running into them and suggest we all get together. They kept putting her off. Finally, we all ran into each other on the street at the same time in front of their place and they had to invite us in. It was sparsely decorated, there wasn’t really anywhere to sit. So, we all stood around in the kitchen.
On the stove was a giant pot, liquid boiling away. One of them mumbled “Oh, yeah, almost forgot about the soup.” We couldn’t help but glance over to the pot to see what kind of soup they were making. There was no scent. There was one bay leaf, a carrot and a potato in the pot. Nowhere in the kitchen was there an indication of a cutting board or any cooking utensils, or more vegetables. They noticed our quizzical looks and one of them said: “Of course we WILL add other ingredients…. later.”
We made some excuse to leave and waited until we were out of earshot to chortle. My room mate said “I think they must be junkies.” Which they probably were. In time I came to understand just how difficult it is to add those other ingredients once you are a junkie. ‘Later’ just never really comes if the junk comes first.
The lower Haight had been going through a period of gentrification for some time. It had been primarily black but the low rents were attracting young white students, artists and musicians. There was a cultural shift happening. The catfish-fry-shop and the holy-roller church would unfortunately be gone 10 years down the road from when I lived there. But, the job I managed to get was at a black cafe around the corner from Germania on Fillmore: Jeff’s Cafe, home of Mama’s Sweet Potato Pie.
I was an artist and wanted to be working in the arts. Before I’d left home I’d applied for a job as a cartoonist, sent my portfolio. Over the phone they told me they were very impressed with my work. As I entered the studio in South Park that day for my interview I was really excited to see the drawing tables, the intense pen and ink work going on under bright lamps. I immediately felt that I could not wait to get started.

My barely contained exuberance would soon be dashed, as I realized my potential employer’s reaction to me was barely-contained disappointment just from looking at me. He politely glanced at my work, but stated that from my name, he assumed I was male, and females don’t draw Manga. He was a pretty famous Japanese cartoonist, though I had not heard of him at the time. And I am happy to report that women are now ‘allowed’ to draw Manga, but not then.
So, I was a waitress. Jeff’s Cafe had been there for ages and clearly had been a happening meeting place at one time. It was small, had a few tables, a great juke box with mostly Motown. In the tall front windows were long strands of plastic six-pack beer packaging materials strung together to make surprisingly effective sun blocking curtains. In the back was a counter with four bar-stools. In the front were booths jutting out from lime green walls. On the walls there were greasy impressions of the Afros and the shoulders of people who had for years been leaning against the booth walls, tilted slightly forward as if in deep conversation. They were perfectly preserved in time on those lime green walls like nuclear shadows.
Most of my workday consisted of playing the jukebox and dancing to James Brown, much to the amusement of the neighborhood kids hanging around. Skinny white girls can’t dance. I used to draw their pictures in Conte Crayon in my sketch pad. They always wanted the drawings, so I have few left. Jeff, the owner, tried to get me to spend time in the back stirring the hot vats of sweet potato pie mixture, promising me that he’d leave me the secret recipe when he finally closed down the joint. I could not be talked into that task, secret recipe or no.
After work one early evening a black woman and her boyfriends who were older than me, probably in their late 20’s, asked me to sit down with them. They were chopping out lines on the table at one of the booths. They invited me to try a line. I thought it was coke, which I had tried before. Turned out to be heroin, which I had not tried before. The next thing I knew I was holding onto the woman and walking to her apartment. I nodded out, which I later realized is one of the main desired effects of heroin, ensuring the hallucinatory state so craved by opium eaters since time immemorial. Images languidly floating by of old Indians, Kubla Khan, lush fields, horses and carriages, gaslamps, leg kicks at the Moulin Rouge, gators slithering in New Orleans swamplands, Folies-Bergère women, Jack the Ripper…

I woke up on a bed to find her pulling my jeans down… “What are you doing?” I asked. No answer. She backed off. I gathered my wits, such as they were and left. She was not too happy about that. I never saw her again.
Somehow I found my way back to Germania Street. In a fog, I noticed (or hallucinated?) a tall thin blond woman with her hair in braids wearing a black leather motorcycle jacket and carrying a guitar case. Was she getting off a motorcycle? Was she wearing a viking helmet? Was that a guitar case or a shield? It turned out to be Olga from a band called the Offs living on our street. The Blank Generation was moving in, and we WOULD add other ingredients later.

“ I was sayin’ Lemme outta here before I was
even born/ It’s such a gamble when you get a face
It’s fascinatin’ to observe what the mirror does,
But when I dine it’s for the wall that I set a place.
I belong to the _____ BLANK____Generation
and I can take it or leave it each time… TAKE IT”
~Richard Hell and the Voidoids (1977)

 
1C. We need YOU to order books direct from us to help us keep going!  (www.researchpubs.com)
() We just made 10 copies of a zine on Diane di Prima (with a xerox of a drawing by Kersey Barrett-Tormey) and they are $10 each plus $5 shipping or $10 overseas shipping. Just PayPal $15 or $20 to: info@researchpubs.com – be sure to include your address!
() We made a zine on LSD MUSEUM’s Mark McCloud. We only made 20 copies and they are $20 each (includes blotter acid print) plus $5 shipping or $10 overseas shipping. Just PayPal $25 or $30 to: info@researchpubs.com – be sure to include your address! Only (2) left.

() We offer 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 offer a 2nd printing of the McKenzie Wark zine with handmade silkscreen suitable for framing. $20 plus $5 shipping or $10 overseas shipping. Just PayPal $25 or $30 to: info@researchpubs.com – be sure to include your address!
() Three V. VALE PIANO IMPROVISATIONS available for listening on bandcamp NOW. One features amazing guitarist Will Rogers! 
() 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)
() Volume 4 of our “Punk and Tech” series is “Screw the System” (with a great essay on J.G. Ballard by Jack Sargeant), 300 copies. $30 plus $5 shipping or $25 shipping overseas; PayPal the amount to: info@researchpubs.com
() With the current brouhaha over A.I., we can say that RE/Search brought it to you “first”: DATING A.I. by the Russian genius (under a pseudonym) but his book is the best, funniest (yet not dumbed-down) guide to A.I. you can find! www.researchpubs.com
1D: Must-Read Books by “Artists” Part 2 (by V. Vale):
() Asphyxiating Culture by Jean Dubuffet
() Against Nature (Penguin translation) by J.K. Huysmans
() Locus Solus by Raymond Roussel
() Impressions of Africa by Raymond Roussel
() DUCHAMP by Calvin Tomkins
() The Bride and the Bachelors by Calvin Tomkins
() Mirror of the Marvelous by Pierre Mabille
() Prince of Aesthetes by Philippe Jullian
() Dreamers of Decadence by Philippe Jullian
() Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
 
2. Counter Culture Hour – Sat AUG 8, 2015 4:30pm Pacific Time 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 — 4:30pm Pacific Time, now EVERY Saturday! – 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: 4:30 PM Sat AUG 8, 2015 USA; east coast: 7:30 PM Sat AUG 8, 2015. Tokyo: 8:30 AM Sunday, AUG 9, 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 unless Otherwise Noted)

() Wed July 29, 8pm LYDIA LUNCH RETROVIRUS at DNA Lounge, SF! Every and any Lydia Lunch appearance is sure to inspire, inform, and incite! Mechanical Flattery
Snakepit Breakdown
[ed. note: Lydia’s greatest live performance to date happened here! Weasel Walter channeled Jimi Hendrix before he became famous… First DJ was Jello Biafra (who else would dare begin his DJ set with “Springtime for Hitler”?!?). 2nd DJ was Omar Popscene, our new pal…]
() $ http://www.thrillpeddlers.com – our favorite local Grand Guignol Theatre Company at the Hypnodrome – support live local theatre!
() Support the Roxie Theater: great programming EVERY NIGHT (our opinion). http://www.roxie.com Thur nites at the Castro Theater feature NOIR films (our favorite) programmed by The Roxie.
() 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. Terminal: http://fierysummons.blogspot.com/
() FREE Thur Aug 6 7pm V. Vale gave a spontaneous “talk” at the Leica Gallery, 463 Bush St, SF opening for Jim Marshall [R.I.P.] photographs from his HAIGHT book (Vale is in 2 photos) – thanks to Amelia Davis, Alex Ramos and Wayne Serrano, et al. –  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10204831115519908&set=a.10204831104839641.1073741849.1299410154&type=1&theater And thanks to Jerry & Lisa for telling us about the show, plus giving us a copy of HAIGHT…
() $ Fri Aug 14 Clay Theatre, SF – THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL (feature film based on Phoebe Gloeckner‘s book) – see it on the big screen! This film is a MUST –  You will remember it as long as you live! Some beautiful visual images, plus at least one panoramic vista of San Francisco I’ve never seen before, which includes the Columbarium in the stage-right background…
() $ Sat Aug 15, 9pm-12am, JELLO BIAFRA & The Guantanamo School of Medicine, Death Hymn #9 and Asthma, at Thee Parkside, 1600 17th St, SF. Thanks, Anne-Marie Anderson for the heads up!
() $ Fri Aug 21 at the Elbo Room: Naut Humon (CUT HANDS; William Bennett)!
() $ Mon Aug 24 The Warfield: Motorhead
() $ Thu Sept 17, 9pm The Vibrators at Thee Parkside, 1600 17th St, SF http://www.theeparkside.com/month/4/2013
() $ Sat Sept 19, 8:30pm show at 9pm Psychic TV at INdependent, Divisadero St, SF (also in Los Angeles Sept 21 at Teragram Ballroom)  http://www.theindependentsf.com/calendar/
() VERY RARE: Fri-Sun Oct 2-4, Sacramento, CA: Monte Cazazza performs (plus Q&A, possibly w/Meri St. Mary)  http://www.norcalnoisefest.com
() FREE **OLYMPIA, WA** Oct 23-25, 2015 RE/Search will appear at the Olympia Zine Fest, and Marian Wallace will present an evening of films featuring W.S. Burroughs, Industrial Musicians, etc  http://olympiazinefest.tumblr.com/schedule
() $ Tu,Wed,Th Dec 29,30,31: Patti Smith & Band at The Fillmore, SF

() SF PUNK RENAISSANCE – SEPTEMBER 20-27, 2015

WHERE TO GO AND WHAT TO DO!
See you in September!

SUNDAY 9/20 ELI’S MILE HIGH CLUB 3629 MLK. Jr. Way, Oakland, EAST BAY BANDS. Celebrating the breadth, history and diversity of East Bay punk bands, the bands at Eli’s include Dr. Frank (Frank Portman) of The Mr. T Experience. solo, Impatient Youth (old school Mab faves),
The International Café Revue including members of The Jars, Young Adults and Psycotic Pineapple (all early Berkeley punk bands),
Yo (Bruce Rayburn’s band after Xmas Eve),Edge City Ruins (featuring Jules Worsey (guitar) of Kwik Way, Ike Eichensehr (vocals) of Boneless Ones, 13 and Fang. Co-produced by Eli’s. All ages

MONDAY 9/21st WALK INTO THE PAST Punk Walking Tours of the places, sites, and sounds of punk’s early days. Join Eric Bradner and Raymond Ernest Andre lll on one of 4 narrated walking tours traveling back into the days of the first era. All Ages. Time and location TBA

TUESDAY 9/22nd El RIO 3158 Mission St. SF NEW PUNK BANDS Scott Alcoholocaust presents exciting new punk bands in a co-production with The Punk Rock Sewing Circle. It’s a night of new music, new energy, and the same old madness that we have always loved! Over 21

WEDNESDAY Sept 23rd 2:30-4:30 PM Koret Auditorium SF Public Library Main Branch 111 Larkin SF. The Power of the Word: Fanzines and the Pioneering of Punk Rock Journalism, Join pioneering journalists for a panel on zines at the Koret Auditorium in the Main branch of the SF Public Library. V. Vale, Mickey “Creep,” and Linda Walker and Verna Wilson (of Ripper) will discuss their experiences as pioneers in the punk rock scene and examine the pivotal function of fanzines between the years 1975 – 1981. All Ages. Tampon Drive Donation Collection Site.

WEDNESDAY 9/23 6:00 PM-12:00 AM Public Works 161 Erie St Opening Night Extravaganza. Tunnel Vision, the Punk Photography Exhibit, opens in the Roll Up Gallery and punk photography, flyers, art, and posters fill the balance of the space in this one night extravaganza! Check out the gallery show in the Roll Up Gallery (open 9/23-10/2), peruse the one day massive punk photography and art show hung throughout the venue, view rare punk films (including the recently unearthed Deaf Club films) dance to live music with Gimme Danger (Stooges Tribute band w/ members of Chrome and Thrill of the Pull) and pogo the night away with early era punk spun by our DJ extraordinaire Bryan James! 21+. Tampon Drive Donation Collection Site.

Featured photographers include Sue Brisk, Joe Truck, Kamera Zie, Ruby Ray, Richard Alden Peterson, Vince Anton, George Sera, Erich Brogger, and Jack Jackson.

Film Makers include: Matt Huestis, Bobby Castro, Bruce Geduldig, Joe Target Rees, Starling Cinema, Richard Gaikowski, rare 16mm films Babeth, Mondini VanLoo.

THURSDAY 9/24th 1:00-10:00 PM THE ODD FELLOWS BUILDING 26 7th St SWAP SHARE and TELL and PUNK PANELS. Punk Records, Punk Collectibles, Punk Books, Punk Flyers, and Zines Some are selling rare records and their collections, some are “showing” never before exhibited collections in small curated displays in this combination SWAP SHARE AND TELL. Peruse rare punk albums, books, art, buttons, zines, and flyers and talk with the people and indie companies who are displaying and vending. Buy from those who are selling and enjoy looking at the rare collections for those who are showing in this combination SWAP Meet and self curated show.

Vendors include: PM Press, V. Vale w/ ReSearch/ Search and Destroy, Superior Viaduct, Mod Lang Records, Subterranean Records, Frightwig, SF Punk Renaissance Band and Book Merch table, Frightwig and too many others to note. Zines, flyers, and more on display. Stay tuned!

Check out the punk books; authors will be onsite to talk about and sign their new and classic releases.

Authors from Michael Stewart Foley, Marc Zegans, and Winston Smith to photographers Bobby Castro and Ruby Ray will be on hand to sign their books. All Ages. Tampon Drive Donation Collection Site

6:00 PM -10:00 PM “ SHUT UP AND LISTEN” It’s a night of panel discussions with seminal figures from the first era scene. Listen first and questions later; panels are all about the questions. Come prepared for some lively discussion on “The Intersection of Queer and Punk Cultures” AND “Punk: What went Wrong… or Right.” Panelists on the “The Intersection of Queer and Punk Cultures” include David Dictor, Terrence Allen Smith (Joan Jett Black) Dominique Leslie, Don Baird Moderator: Eric Brogger

“Punk: What went Wrong …or Right.” Panelists: Val Vale, Jeff Bale, Denise Sullivan, Peter Urban. Moderated by Michael Stewart Foley, author of “Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables” All Ages. Tampon Drive Donation Collection Site

THURSDAY 9/24 TBA Walk into the Past. Punk Walking Tours of the places, sites, and sounds of our youth. Join Eric Bradner on one of 4 scheduled narrated walking tours traveling back into the days of the first era.

Friday 9/25 111 MINNA- ZAPPA ROOM 111 Minna SF 7:00 PM-12: 30 AM THE WILD, BEAUTIFUL, and ECLECTIC SIDE of PUNK featuring legendary first era punk artists and bands. San Francisco legends The Toiling Midgets return with their swirling guitar sounds  after a two-year hiatus. LA based The Deadbeats w/ Geza X make their first ever Bay area appearance. Artistic genius Winston Tong (Tuxedo Moon) with Lx Rudis (The Units) make a rare appearance and the iconic Alice Bag returns to the Bay Area with a stunning reading and musical performance. Marc Zegans premiers his new book of poetry “ The Underwater Typewriter “Release date 9/25. Performance Artist Jeorgia Anderson and Spoken Word artist Jennifer Blowdryer mesmerize while L’Egregore rivets with their multimedia performance art. It’s a night of first era punk legends. 21 +. Tampon Drive Donation Collection site.

Kim Selzer and Winston Tong will exhibit Album and Poster Art

Friday 9/25 TBA WALK INTO THE PAST. Punk Walking Tours of the places, sites, and sounds of punk’s early days. Join Eric Bradner on one of 4 scheduled narrated walking tours traveling back into the days of the first era. All ages. Time and Location TBA

Saturday 9/26 VERDI CLUB 2424 Mariposa 2:00 PM-12: 30 AM First Era Punk Bands It’s a step back into time, featuring an Old School Punk lineup of headliners from the Mab Days. Former Dead Boy, Cheetah Chrome will headline in a rare appearance and The Avengers take the stage with their classic punk anthems. Before there were Riot Girrrls, there was Frightwig; Frightwig will perform a set and then also back Alice Bag. Legendary SF punk band, The Mutants melodically assault and Seattle transplants turned hometown heroes, The Lewd, return with the 1979 line up. South Bay icons Los Olvidados and The Drunk Injuns return after an absence of decades in SF( they do play in the Bay Area but not in our little town) and the long standing SF punk stalwarts VKTMS open the musical proceedings. All ages. Tampon Drive Donation Collection site.

Authors: Patrick O’Neil (Gun, Needle and Spoon) and Michael Stewart Foley (Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables) will be on hand to read and sign their recently released but soon to be punk classics!

Photographers Bobby Castro, Russell Allen, Mark Hanford, Alanna Alberts, and Andy Zicklin will exhibit their stunning photos of fans, bands, and memories on the historic walls of the Verdi Club

SUNDAY 27TH LUCKY 13 2140 Market St, San Francisco, BARBECUE Close off the celebration of the 40th Anniversary Celebration week on the patio of the Lucky 13. 21 +

SUNDAY 9/27 TBA Walk into the Past Punk Walking Tours of the places, sites, and sounds of our youth. Join Eric Bradner on one of 4 scheduled narrated walking tours traveling back into the days of the first era. All Ages


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
() We’ve read the first four books by Jo Nesbo and are hooked… Welcome to Oslo, Norway… and Australia, Thailand, Brazil and…
() Re-read William Burroughs‘s Junky.
() Re-reading Deep Ends: The J.G. Ballard Anthology 2014 – produced by Rick McGrath of Canada. Ballard continually surprises, especially upon re-viewings… what a poet! (find it by goggling)
() PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED and Recommended:
() James Dickinson’s “The Psycho-Pathologies of Modernity: J.G. BALLARD‘S AUTO (dys) TOPIAS. An Exercise in “Quotation” This is a beautiful, labor-of-love, color 82-page production and is highly recommended for JGB lovers. Order from RivetHead Productions, 744 South Street, PMB 65, Philadelphia, PA 19147. (Thanks, James!)
() Sarah Lowndes (friend of Chris Johanson) interviewed us for a forthcoming project on “the D-I-Y movement” and then sent us (3) zines available from www.theburningsand.com – featuring “creative and critical writings and drawings from artists, musicians and writers involved in the unique and largely self-initiated arts infrastructure in Glasgow.” (This zine makes us want to go and “check out” Glasgow as a “happening” place!) She also sent us “Studio 58 Women Artists in Glasgow since World War II”. I liked the description of clothes on page 41 by Sophie Macpherson. The magnum opus of the care package was a 376-page book (by Sarah Lowndes) titled Social Sculpture: Art, Performance and Music in Glasgow – A Social History of Independent Practice, Exhibitions and Events since 1971. Now we have to have a stretch of time to sit down and read it… Order from Sarah Lowndes – ah, google ’em! (Write us personally if you can’t find these!)
() At the L.A. Zine Fest (Thanks, Rhea Tepp!) we acquired a number of publications and will try to “review” or at least list them next time! Thank You, All of You – You know who you are… You taught us the word “face-ist” to add to the list of other “ists”…
 
5. LINKS (Send Us Some!)
 
() from Gary C: “The entire print run of classic punk SLASH magazine is now online – wtf?! http://dangerousminds.net/comments/the_entire_print_run_of_classic_punk_slash_magazine_is_now_online
() Beatnik Shindig photos by Dennis Hearne: http://www.beatnikshindig.com/photographs-by-dennis-hearne/
() From A.W.: “Wanted to share our new trailer for my film, the one about the singing grandmas in Lithuania. A friend of mine just cut it for us: https://vimeo.com/130708230
()  CALIFORNIA FINES UBER $7.3 MILLION: A California judge on Wednesday recommended that Uber be suspended from state operations and fined $7.3 million for failing to give regulators enough information about its service. Chief administrative law judge Karen V. Cloptonk [a HERO, in our book!] at the California Public Utilities Commission, which allows Uber to operate in the state, said the company did not provide the required data on ensuring service to people with disability. Cloptonk said Uber was in violation of the 2013 law legalizing ride-hailing companies by failing to submit reporting requirements such as number of requests from rides from people with service animals or wheelchairs and how many of those rides were completed. Uber said it plans to appeal the decision.
() interview with V. Vale by Karlynne Ejercito in BOMB magazine website: http://bombmagazine.org/article/8520723/v-vale
6. QUOTATIONS 
 
() “Anyone is an artist if they say they are.”—M. Wallace
 
() “Nothing exceeds like excess.”—Mark Pauline
() “”It’s funny how attractive / Indifference can be.”
“I look through my glass at patterns / All so well-defined.”
—Tom Verlaine (sent by Gloria K.)
() from Ed H: “About intention of the artist.  Here is a very wonderful quote :

“In art nothing is more secondary than the author’s intentions.”  P.  41 of Tim Parks’ review of a collection of stuff by Jorge Luis Borges.
“Parks also noted that: “Music, states of happiness, mythology, faces worn by time, certain twilights and certain places, all want to tell us something, or have told us something we shouldn’t have lost, or are about to tell us something; that imminence of revelation as yet unproduced is, perhaps, the aesthetic fact.”
“Ultimately, all that is important is the art itself, and not the ‘ego’ of the artist.”

() from Gloria K: “New technologies change the meanings of things. And creative people continually change how we interact with our technologies and one another.”— Don Norman, The Design of Everyday Things
 
7. LETTERS FROM READERS:
 
() “…very sad to hear that Emerald Tablet closed…. I fear that even Oakland will not be viable for artists in a short time.”—Dave S.
() “Dear Vale, Holy smokes, thanks for the shout out! It was lovely to meet you in Baltimore—

The JG Ballard interviews was excellent, and the Industrial Culture Handbook was an incredible read: although that oppositional culture now seems almost historic, or quixotic, or something, I hope that people will derive inspiration from it again. People were wild!!! I wonder if a project like SRL could be sustained in these hemmed-in times. Anyway, here’s to your editorial wizardry, keep up the important work. I’m gonna send you the new comic I’m working on satirizing the art world. Best, Matthew Thurber of Baltimore” (his newest smaller comics are, well, capturing the zeitgeist — and who else does that while “nailing it”?!?)

() “I love your “move to Baltimore or Detroit message”

I have been thinking of starting a movement called
“Artists Out of San Francisco NOW!”
Subtitle
You are not needed here
It is a playground for the rich
You are only entertainment for the rich
You are only justifying their high priced rent/mortgage
You are part of the problem. Become the solution by leaving SF
Stop the cycle of serfdom. You are paying all of your income to wealthy landlords just to be cool. Stop the rising rent cycle by moving out and providing vacancies.
www.tikioasis.com” —Otto von Stroheim
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