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V. Vale’s RE/Search Newsletter #168, November 2017 Part 1: Martin Rev, Incredibly Strange Resistance, forthcoming events

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

1A. EDITORIAL: NY Art Book Fair; Recombinant Festival with Martin Rev of Suicide; What We’ve Been Sent (Thank YOU)
1B. RE/Search celebrated in Canada
1B1. Important Coming Events:
() Sun Nov 12 Meet RE/Search at Punk/Metal Flea Market at DNA Lounge
() Sun Nov 19 Meet RE/Search at Howard Zinn Book Fair
1C. Terminal Punk, 7th Edition 
1D. New Small Vale Bio-Comic by Krusty Wheatfield 
1E. Ana Barrado – in Black & White Magazine Oct Issue

2. RE/Search Conversations Podcast Series on researchpubs.com or iTunes
3. FORTHCOMING EVENTS: PART 1
4. LINKS (send us some)
5-7 in part 2, coming soon)
8. Sponsors
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1A. **NEW YORK** The NY Art Book Fair was amazing. 

We met some “greatest” people there; New York may well still be the most “international” city in this world.
 
RECOMBINANT FESTIVAL:
After that kind of NYC “high” we came home to attend the amazing Recombinant Festival at Gray Area. Festival Curator Naut Humon brought over to the RE/Search office Martin Rev (of Suicide), who told us a somewhat mind-boggling story: not long ago he was at a small bookstore on Avenue A, and the store had 9 issues of our Search & Destroy magazine high up on a wall, each priced at $1000 (set was $9,000). He came back a couple months later and they had BEEN SOLD!!!
Martin Rev played and sang a music set live at Recombinant Festival, and he also did a compelling interview supplanted by illuminating photos, posters and video footage of Suicide (btw, one of our favorite early “Punk” bands). Also, V. Vale, Mark McCloud (LSD Museum) and Erik Davis participated on a panel with Naut Humon, and the talk about personal drug use apparently amused several of the audience members. A video may become available… Rumor has it there may be another Recombinant Festival in Spring 2018; and readers are advised not to miss it; if you don’t live in San Francisco, plan a trip… www.recombinantfestival.com
 
WHAT WE’VE BEEN SENT:
Jan Herman who worked at City Lights Books in the Sixties as an editor recently published The Z Collection: Portraits & Sketches by Jan Herman with a foreword by Paul Buhle of Chicago. Burroughs fans will need to read the essay on him; many will enjoy reading about Nelson Algren, Herbert Huncke, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Abbie Hoffman, Norman Mailer, and more. Order it from Blue Wind Press of Berkeley.
Two beautiful vinyl LPs received include Terminal Lovers Flight Out (contains a gorgeous blotter acid graphic), and White Hills: No Game to Play. Those who appreciate rare beautiful limited editions are urged to seek-and-find their own copies (google).
NAKED BEAST is the latest band by novelist  Johnny Strike, founder of CRIME (one of the earliest S.F. “Punk” bands) and they have a new CD available from www.guitarsandbongos.com (Guitars and Bongos Records). Crime members Hank Rank and Joey D’Kaye are joined by Roger Strobel on bass and Michael Campbell on “processed sounds, bowed strings and soundscapes.” Limited edition! Check out Johnny Strike’s books, too…
One of the most interesting illustrated books we’ve read (reminds us of a RE/Search book, in fact—and that is intended as a compliment) is a xerox of Sexiness: Rituals, Revisions and Reconstructions, edited by Tamara Santibanez who we recently saw at the New York Art Book Fair. For more information write disciplinepress@gmail.com
Free Audio Zines (70, of a “radical” nature, including one by Fredy Perlman, and one from crimethinc) are available at www.resonanceaudiodistro.org
Ben Trogdon sent us his latest zine (“ten years of taking pictures of the Punkscene”) and if you like independent publishing and culture-making you will want to get your own copy! Write vegetablesgreen@gmail.com or send $25 cash to Ben Trogdon, POB 1959, NY NY 10013.
One-man-band RoburtReynolds.bandcamp.com sent us a beautiful Room 101 one man band vinyl LP with an amazing felt cover by San Francisco’s own Winston Smith, printed by Martin Sorrondeguy. We especially liked the “FUCK YOUR PHONE” song as well as “DEAD BATTERIES”; almost forgot “THEY LIVE WE SLEEP” (!) This is a rare limited handmade “objet” and one you definitely want to order from Summary Execution Records, 3235 Banks St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70119. You can write room101onemanband@gmail.com
Chicago’s PUBLIC COLLECTORS group (www.publiccollectors.org) are enviably prolific in their production of handmade yet professional-appearing zines. Their “At Work with Thomas Kong” pushes the boundaries of what we thought “Pop Art” was, with gorgeous color photographs printed on glossy paper of Mr Kong’s store which actually is a naive-art “art installation”—must be seen to be appreciated. We especially liked “Library Excavations #2” which is a zine of found publicity photos including musicians like Art Blakey, Anthony Braxton, James Chance, Sandra Bernhard, The Cars, Giorgio Moroder, Glenn Branca, and more. Long live frontman Marc Fischer—he seems to be one of the most helpful people in the world, and he also seems to know everybody!
 
1B. RE/Search Publications celebrated in Canada
MOMUS TALK #1, TODAY [Oct 27] AT 12PM, AT 2/edition: Art Book Fair:
Curator and writer Lauren Wetmore presents “Incredibly Strange Resistance: 40 years of RE/Search Publications,” a history of RE/Search Publications featuring ephemera and footage from V. Vales archive. The lecture, followed by a Q&A with MOMUS publisher Sky Goodden, illuminates RE/Search Publication’s uncompromising practice of political and cultural resistance through DIY publishing – a unique position in North American art-house publishing and a vital perspective for the contemporary context.

Incredibly Strange Resistance
40 years of RE/Search Publications

Curator and writer Lauren Wetmore presents Incredibly Strange Resistance: 40 years of RE/Search Publications, a history of RE/Search Publications featuring ephemera and footage from  V. Vale’s archive. The lecture, followed by a Q&A with Momus publisher Sky Goodden, illuminates RE/Search Publication’s uncompromising practice of political and cultural resistance through DIY publishing – a unique position in North American art-house publishing and a vital perspective for the contemporary context.http://www.partnersincrime.fr/box-set_2.phphttp://www.carlabrahamsson.com/news/a-topy-occulture-webinar-coming-up/

RE/Search Publications was founded by V. Vale in 1977 out of San Francisco’s City Lights Bookstore with a $200 gift from Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence  Ferlinghetti. Over the subsequent four decades RE/Search became the essential source for pre-internet, punk, and counter-culture independent publishing. Based out of San Francisco, DIY strategies informed the voice and design of the publications, which take the form of tabloids, handbooks, textbooks, and zines, and feature interviews, ephemera, commissioned artwork, and literature. RE/Search was a vital early platform for many artists, writers, and performers who have gone on to exemplify experimental and punk practices including The Yes Men, Annie Sprinkle, Lydia Lunch, and George Kuchar. It was also an essential republication source for banned or out-of-print material by J.G. Ballard, William Burroughs, Brion Gysin, and Octave Mirbeau. RE/Search publication’s catalogue provides on-the-ground portraits of underground cultural movements such as Noise music (The Industrial Culture Handbook, 1983), body art and ethnographic practices (Modern Primitives, 1989), feminist performance art (Angry Women, 1991), and independent publishing, (Zines Vol.1 and 2, 1996).

Lauren Wetmore is a Canadian curator and writer based in Brussels. She has initiated and contributed to exhibitions, biennials, publications, and commissions internationally, working closely with artists in that space between the unstoppably abstract needs of an artwork and the immovably practical constraints of the world around it. As artistic and curatorial coordinator of Meeting Points 8, she contributed to the biennial of art from the Arab World, which took place at the Beirut Art Center (Beirut, 2017), La Loge (Brussels, 2016), and the Windsor Hotel (Cairo, 2016). As associate curator of Frieze Projects (London, 2014-2015) she co-commissioned twenty major new works in a variety of media by artists including Lutz Bacher, Rachel Rose, and Cerith Wyn Evans. As curatorial assistant to the 2013 Carnegie International (Pittsburgh, 2012-2014) she co-authored the biennial’s catalogue and oversaw its satellite public program The Apartment, with projects and presentations by over fifty international artists. As program coordinator of visual arts residencies at The Banff Centre (Banff, 2011), she produced Ragnar Kjartansson’s television spectacular Soiree TV. Her project The Conversation won the Encura curatorial residency at Fundació AAVC Hangar (Barcelona, 2015). Her writing has been published in C MagazineMomus, and Spike Art Quarterly, among others, and she has contributed to publications including Xavier Cha: abduct (MOCA Cleveland, 2015) and These Are the Tools of the Present: Beirut – Cairo (Sternberg Press, 2017). Wetmore holds a MFA in Criticism & Curatorial Practice from OCAD University (Toronto, 2011) and a BA in Art History and Gender Studies from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, 2008).  http://www.editiontoronto.com/programming/

1B1.
() FREE Sun NOV 12 Savage Punk-Metal Flea Market at DNA Lounge, 11th St/Folsom-Harrison Sts. RE/Search will have a table; come meet us!
 
() FREE Sun Nov 19 10-6pm Meet RE/Search at Howard Zinn Book Fair, City College campus at 1125 Valencia St/22nd St.
 
1C. Terminal Punk by V. Vale (interviews, quotes, etc: why “Punk” is the last philosophy you’ll ever need; it may even help you survive the apocalypse!). The new 7th edition zine may be had for a mere $10 plus $5 shipping, or come by our office and score your copy! You might also want to score a rare RE/Search T-shirt; we’re already running out of the “small” and XL sizes! Other options are our William S. Burroughs T-shirt (M,L only), and our Mr. Death T-shirt (S,M,L,XL). 
 
1D. V. Vale Bio-Comic. SEARCH FOR WEIRD by Krusty Wheatfield: on V. Vale’s life/biography). Excellent drawings! $10 plus $5 shipping ($10 overseas shipping). Krusty’s SECOND comic: Search for Weird Issue #1 on “The Roots of Search & Destroy” now available for $5 plus $4 s&h.
 
 
2. RE/Search Conversations: podcast series

Most of us are too busy to sit down and watch a “TV show,” so now (while you’re driving, gardening, walking) you can listen to some of the conversations that happen around the table at the RE/Search office. 

 
Coming up soon:  , performance artist. Linda Montano, who is featured in RE/Search Publications’ book Angry Women, discusses persona-based art, escaping reality, performance art, and gender exploration, among many other topics.
Recent episodes: Peter Sempel, German experimental documentarian from Hamburg, who visits San Francisco periodically, often to show his films at The Goethe Institute
AND author Sumeet Banerji and record producer Jerry Connolly, shooting the s#!+ at the RE/Search office with V. Vale (warning: over 2 hours long!).
Wolf Eyes podcast coming soon! The “Psych Jazz” band improvised a compelling performance with guest musicians at The Peacock Lounge, 552 Haight St. Thanks to Decker for all hospitalities extended. 
 
Go to our website podcast page to see a full list. All are also available free of charge at the iTunes podcast “store” under “RE/Search Conversations.”
 
Please send us feedback if you listen to these podcasts so we’ll know someone out there is listening!!
 
Here are links to a few others that are available:
Christopher Coppola [filmmaker]
Thorsten Schutte [director of Frank Zappa documentary “Eat That Question” 
Mike Watt [bass-player/ musician]
Daniel Miller [synth musician/ DJ]
Diane diPrima [Beat poet]
 

3. FORTHCOMING EVENTS PART 1: (San Francisco unless Otherwise Noted) 
 
() Roxie Theater has a noir film festival NOW, plus a lot of other great films playing this month! Same for the Castro, Balboa, Alamo Drafthouse, YBCA, Embarcadero, Clay and probably other theaters). If it’s still possible, try to see BLADE RUNNER 2049 in IMAX; it’s well worth the extra $$.
 
() $ THUR Nov 9, 730pm Bob Fosse’s Sweet Charity (Toni Basil!) at YBCA (also Sat Nov 11 2pm)
 
() NOW FOR NOVEMBER at THE LAB: Annea Lockwood residency (events, film showings, et al) www.thelab.org
 
() FREE Fri Nov 10, 6-9pm Illegal Art Exhibit with Kal Spelletich, Mark Pauline, Matt Gonzalez and others. Luggage Store, 1007 Market/6th St., upstairs. Fri Dec 1: Artists Survival Techniques and The Law with advice from Matt Gonzalez and Ragi da Lawyer: how to survive tips, stories of those who made BIG mistakes!
 
() FREE FRI Nov 10 7-10pm, SAT Nov 11 12-5pm SFAI Opening Party at new Fort Mason campus, Pier 2. Fri: Extra Action Marching Band, more. Sat: all day regular action
 
() FREE Sun NOV 12 12-6pm Punk-Metal Flea Market at DNA Lounge, 11th St/Harrison St. RE/Search will have a table; come meet us!
 
() $5 WED NOV 15, 8pm KREation Ensemble, Heartworm, The Senders, Headlights at Peacock Lounge, 552 Haight/Fillmore Sts.
 
() $ THU NOV 16, 2pm CatVideoFest at YBCA
 
() $ THU NOV 16, 730pm, Tanya Zimbardo presents Gunvor Nelson/Dorothy Wiley films at YBCA (RE/Search will attend!)
 
() $ SAT NOV 18, 7pm Bob Fosse’s All That Jazz at YBCA (also Sun Nov 19 2pm)
 
() FREE Sun NOV 19, 2017 11-6pm Howard Zinn BookFair at City College Mission Campus, Valencia/19th St (?), RE/Search will have a table; come meet us!
 
() FREE Tue Nov 28, 7pm City Lights Bookstore hosts A.J. Lees on William S. Burroughs: new book, Mentored By a Madman, published by Notting Hill Editions.
 
() FREE Fri Dec 1, Matt Gonzalez talks on “Artists’ Survival Techniques and The Law” at Luggage Store, 1007 Market/6th St. 
 
() $ Sat Dec 2 Alexander Hacke and Danielle Picciotto (from Berlin) at THE LAB with Kal Spelletich. Don’t miss this!
 
() Now through Jan 28, 2018: BAMPFA **BERKELEY** Miyoko Ito Art Show!
 
() Oct 25- Nov 8: 14th Annual Another Hole in the Head Film Festival at New People Cinema, 1746 Post St. “This year, in addition to Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and related genres, the festival will offer an array of Action, Animation, and Experimental fare, including a special presentatin of Katsuhiro Otomo’s Anime classic ‘Akira’ featuring a live electronic score performed by SF-based musical design duo The Firmament.”
LOTS going on here! Check it out!
 
() V. Vale appears briefly (in the middle?) talking about his “Goals of Life” manifesto in FAR#9 Radio Program by Erica Lyle & friends: https://www.mixcloud.com/kpissfm/free-air-radio-9/
 
() V. Vale on youtube (1 minute) supporting the striking students at HBK Braunschweig Art School who have had their art studios closed down during weekends and nights, violating a hundred-year tradition and precedent. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsre_ZrWAnM   www.hbkbs.de
 
MORE COMING EVENTS WILL BE LISTED IN PART 2 OF NEWSLETTER, COMING SOON!
 
4. LINKS (send us some!)
 
() La Mère electronic sound-scape offerings (Marian “RE/Search” Wallace) can be found on bandcamp at this link: https://lamere1.bandcamp.com/ . Take a listen for free — new songs added monthly! To get the “full effect,” listen to whole song — it might just improve your mood, make you laugh, or give you something to think about!
Newest offering “Hum … ” will be up any second!
 
() V in London recomends we see the movie How To Talk To Girls At Parties. Also: https://techgnosis.com/mentored-by-a-madman/  also JG Ballard Interview Concordance: http://bonsall-books.co.uk/interviewsconc/
 

 GHOST TOWN SOUND digital release — Ghost Town Sound  www.ghosttownsound.com

 
 
 
() “Hello Vale! How are you? I really enjoyed your latest podcast with Sumeet Banerji and Jerry Connelly, especially the bit where you say how you hate the way these startups types have appropriated certain words… I laughed myself silly hahaha

“Here are links I promised I’d send you:
 
1. Leonard Cohen entrevue-I’ve attached a French transcript/English translation pdf document.
 
2. Target closing in Canada
 
3. Overview on the Fyre Festival and points on ‘influencers’
“The Vanity Fair article at the end of the piece paints the whole picture: https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/05/fyre-festival-pitch-deck
 
https://youtu.be/-r2aOSoRsoE Jack Kerouac interviewed en Francais — from Pablo   pabloduran514@gmail.com” [reprinted with permission]
 

() “Hey Vale, How’s it going? Thought I’d share a piece I recently published on Black Dog Bone aka Eric Cope of Wiring Dept / Glorious Din. You remember much about this guy?

 
“His story is wild, an interesting counterpoint to a lot of my received knowledge of the scene. I keep thinking about expanding this feature into more of a book about his life.
“Best, Sam Lefebvre” [writer; google to find]
 
 
() Beats, Burroughs, S. Clay Wilson, et al: http://www.kansastowns.us/lawrence.html
 
() from David K: London Punk Scene, Partners in Crime – Box Set #2: 
 
() from V in London: 

http://www.partnersincrime.fr/box-set_2.phphttp://www.carlabrahamsson.com/news/a-topy-occulture-webinar-coming-up/

 
 
() BIG TAKEOVER Fall 2017 #81 available! The best contemporary music magazine features Slowdive, Flyning Nun Records, Chrissie Hynde, Procol Harum, much more. Also t-shirts, back issues, posters, CDs, et al. <http://bigtakeover.com/phplist/lt.php?tid=sh710cnr6/uWHR9Y0NJn72FDTd1gZbMurQMrADRpf3U0kYtIhVBEoIEh4LfTUUe1>
 
() POP magazine #37 Autumn 2017 issue has many photos by Danielle Neu: google to find!
 
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5. DRYLAND:  Los Angeles Underground Art & Writing—uniquely based in South Central L.A. Poetry, fiction, nonfiction, reviews, interviews. https://drylandlit.org/ (x10-31-17)
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8. Uncertain is a post-industrial musick project by Florian-Ayala Fauna (2007 on), influenced by the Occult and work of artists like Coil, Current 93, Aleister Crowley (the  esoteric tradition). https://uncertain.bandcamp.com  (x03/18)
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8. Paul L. many many thanks!! Also, thanks much to Dave S. and Billy H.

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