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V. VALE RE/SEARCH NEWSLETTER Oct 2009

WELCOME TO V. VALE’s RE/SEARCH NEWSLETTER #86, October 2009
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TABLE OF CONTENTS:
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1. MESSAGE FROM YOUR EDITOR, V. VALE
2. Watch our Counter Culture Hour NEW show, featuring the A.P.P. conference in Las Vegas, May 2009 (Association of Professional Piercers) — Oct. 10, 2009 – now simulcast on-line and on Channel 29.
3. FORTHCOMING EVENTS – RE/Search will be present at some of these!
4. What We’ve Attended/What We’ve Been Reading/Seeing/Listening to/What We’ve Been Sent..
5. FILM REVIEWS – new column by Michael Raines
6. Stephane von Stephane
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8. Recommended Links- from Phil G. and others – thanks!
9. QUOTES –
10. Feedback from Readers
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1. MESSAGE FROM YOUR EDITOR: It’s always a pleasure to have LYDIA LUNCH as a houseguest, however briefly (and last night’s stay was brief). Her seminal NO WAVE band TEENAGE JESUS AND THE JERKS played Thur Oct 8, 9pm, at Slim’s 9th/Folsom St, S.F. We were still jetlagged from our voyage to Germany and made it to Slim’s around 10pm, just in time to catch an intense, wall-of-sound finale of solid noise and intense female screaming-into-the-microphone from BURMESE. Sadly, we missed T.I.T.S., a local all-female group — one of their members, Kim, had met me about eleven years ago when I gave a lecture at CCA (California College of Art) in Oakland.
Our friend Johannes from monochrom (Austrian art-philosophy-technology collective) had arrived earlier and mercifully had saved us a table on the left side near the stage (it’s getting harder to stand up for hours at music clubs). BURMESE cleared the stage and we saw a red Fender guitar placed against a Fender Twin Reverb amp in the center, a deep snare drum and high cymbal set up stage left, and a big bass amp on the right.
TEENAGE JESUS AND THE JERKS hit the stage — the current incarnation includes Jim Sclavunos on drum & cymbal (he played standing up), and Al Kizys on bass — both in Yes Men-style suits, flanking LYDIA LUNCH in a black cocktail dress. Jim, who’s about 6′3, started the set hitting his deep snare drum exceptionally hard (drum, right hand; cymbal, left hand) and the intense, minimalist, Dadaist, archetypal Punk Rock set began. The scales fell from our eyes, and we realized this is what Punk Rock was in stark outline form — and we thought, “WE could play guitar like this. WE could play drums like this. It’s very simple. But it’s also very precise. And that’s what makes it exciting.” The 23-minute set was over in little over a heartbeat. We felt this was the skeleton archetype of Punk Rock.
The show got us to thinking, What exactly is/was Punk Rock? During the early years, SEARCH & DESTROY magazine tried to map out the philosophical parameters, which remarkably resemble the description of Luis Bunuel films printed in last month’s newsletter — i.e., PUNK IS CHARACTERIZED BY:
() D-I-Y (Do It Yourself; Make It Yourself; Think for Yourself)
() Anyone Can Do It — not precisely the same as the previous
() being anti-authoritarian (anti-patriarch, anti-macho, anti-cop, anti-military, anti-fascist, anti-racist. The only “authority” is Yourself.)
() Black Humor – in clothes, hairstyles, lyrics, band names, posters, speech
() anti-religious, anti-clerical (a favorite song by U.X.A. contained the line “Mash Down Rome!”)
() including something “Surreal” or Dada (whenever possible)
() Remember the line: “An easy way to raise your intelligence — ask, Is it against the status quo?”

() Financial Minimalism (Don’t display ostentatious wealth, even if you have it)

() Be skeptical and empirical about EVERYTHING / EVERYONE / DISTRUST ALL CORPORATE MEDIA
Now, we at RE/Search, which longtime readers know emerged from SEARCH & DESTROY, were asked last night as to our opinion of a new book on the local punk rock “scene,” the questioner noting that V. VALE did **NOT*** participate. I replied, “It’s just another corporate punk rock book written by ‘journalists’ ” — and journalists are paid to go for the lurid, the sensational, emphasizing sex, drugs and violence. Would YOU like to be a journalist kissing up to a corporate publisher (‘Please, Mr Big Bucks, give me a book contract, or pay me for writing an article on anything?!”) whose only agenda is maximum profit as fast as possible? So if you see ANY punk rock book published by a major corporation, beware — it HAS been slanted and edited for maximum scandal/shock-potential. Guaranteed, it also contains the least possible inspiration-potential for envisioning a more creative, ethical, truth-telling and just world… which was what so-called “PUNK” was REALLY ABOUT… It was a Cultural Revolution and a Philosophy and a Vision of a New Society which has yet to be supplanted!

2. Counter Culture Hour – New fall line-up of shows!
The Counter Culture Hour is NOW simulcast ON-LINE as well as on cable access San Francisco Channel 29 — 6:30pm Pacific Time, Sat September 12, 2009 ALSO on-line – symulcast – at this link:

http://72.47.201.244/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1881&Itemid=1801

USA west coast: 6:30 PM Saturday, October 10th
USA east coast: 9:30 PM Saturday, October 10th
London: 2:30 AM Sunday, October 11th
Tokyo: 10:30 AM Sunday, October 11th
You get the picture…
Would you like to have a Counter Culture Hour showing in your town? Please write and ask us how you can do this.
This month’s episode features interviews with attendees and luminaries from The Association of Professional Piercers convention in Las Vegas this past May 2009–
Watch for more new shows with Gee Vaucher, a founder of CRASS; Hector Penalosa, a founder of the ZEROS (70s Punk band featured in our SEARCH & DESTROY magazine); and Lydia Lunch…

3. FORTHCOMING EVENTS

() SUN, OCT 11, 2pm. Professor Greg Robinson gives a talk and book signing for his newly released “A Tragedy of Democracy: Japanese Confinement in North America. 1840 Sutter St/Webster-Buchanan, S.F. FREE. 415-921-5007 or njahs@njahs.org. G. Robinson also wrote “By Order of the President: FDR and the Internment of Japanese Americans.”

() SUN, OCT 11, 5pm. Appearing in person at Cinematheque for the first time in over a decade, P. Adams Sitney will discuss his latest book, accompanied by screenings of Stan Brakhage’s Visions in Meditation #2: Mesa Verde, Robert Beavers’ Amor and Warren Sonbert’s Rude Awakening. RE/SEARCH will be there! San Francisco Cinematheque at CCA campus, 1111 8th St, San Francisco. SFC Office: 145 9th St #240, S.F. 415-552-1990.

() TUE OCT 13, 7pm, Balboa Thtr, 3630 Balboa St, S.F. JOHN STANLEY hosts a rare showing of a complete 1973 Bob Wilkins CREATURE FEATURES SHOW, featuring “Creature Walks Among Us.” For the film connoisseur!

() SAT-SUN OCT 17-18, 11-7pm. ALTERNATIVE PRESS EXPO (APE). RE/SEARCH will be there sharing a table with CHARLES GATEWOOD. The Concourse, 620 7th St/Brannan, S.F.

() THUR OCT 22, 7pm. “DUST AND ILLUSIONS” a Burning Man documentary will screen at the ROXIE Thtr, 3117 16th St, S.F. RE/SEARCH will be there to sell our BURNING MAN LIVE! book! This screening is part of the 8th annual SF DocFest, sponsored by SF IndieFest (curator: Jeff Ross), which will screen Oct. 16 to 29 at the Roxie Theater, 3117 16th Street in SF. This year, the festival will run for 14 days and will present more than 50 films, including features and shorts. Highlights include Dust and Illusions, a critical documentary about Burning Man by Olivier Bonin.

() OCT 30. YES MEN movie premieres THIS MONTH! (title: The Yes Men Fix the World) – Opens in SF Bay Area Oct 30th – RE/SEARCH will have a table at the Roxie Theater, 16th/Valencia St, S.F. The YES MEN were featured in our PRANKS 2 book, and YES MEN (hopefully) will appear IN PERSON! “It’s amazing what you can do with a $10 suit, an easy target, and some basic PowerPoint skills,” says co-conspirator Mike Bonanno. http://www.theyesmenfixtheworld.com Watch for The Yes Men Fix the World in *your* town! Opens in NYC NOW. It appears the film will play BOTH the Roxie Theater AND the Kabuki Theater! See it or…

() NOW and ongoing at HYPNODROME – Shocktoberfest!! 2009: Torture Garden and The Phantom Limb.
– Every Thursday and Friday through Nov. 20th. RE/Search published the original version of Torture Garden by Octave Mirbeau, on which this production is based (1922). Mirbeaus’s sensual and disturbing novel follows a young man’s journey to the ends of desire and depravity in a grand Chinese palace garden where torture is enjoyed and practiced as a form of art itself.

AND by popular demand: Pearls Over Shanghai with original Cockettes members will continue through New Year’s Day 2010 – Saturdays and Sundays. It’s a must-see, a piece of San Francisco history brought into the present in lurid color. Great music written and performed by Richard “Scrumbly” Koldewyn.

http://thrillpeddlers.com/

Thrillpeddlers have been performing authentic Grand Guignol horror plays, fet1sh vignettes, and lights-out spookshows in San Francisco for more than 15 years.

** Have your next birthday celebration at Hypnodrome! **

() Saturday Oct 24, Ninth Street Independent Film Center – Tribute to Chick Strand, 7:30-10:30 pm – $10. – 145 Ninth Street
Hosted by Canyon Cinema and SF Cinematheque – Chick Strand is one of the original San Francisco/Northern California experimental film-makers

() Fri OCT 9, Lumiere Thtr, S.F. CHELSEA ON THE ROCKS Journey inside Manhattan’s celebrated bohemian landmark (film). Opens Fri October 9 in Bay Area at Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco and Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley. Look for “Chelsea on the Rocks” in your town.

() Sat Nov. 7, 2009, 8:00 pm JACK CURTIS DUBOWSKY ENSEMBLE
Trinity Chapel 2320 Dana Street, Berkeley, CA 94704 One Block from UC Berkeley Campus. 15 minute walk from BART. $12 general, $8 students/seniors/disabled (suggested donation). No one turned away for lack of funds. TEL 510 549 3864
In its 36th year, Trinity Chamber Concerts’ mission is to present solo and small ensemble works from ancient to modern by Bay Area performers. Trinity is dedicated to cultivating a diverse program of performances that expands the possibilities of what is considered chamber music, and in doing so have included familiar works from the established Baroque, Classical, Romantic and 20th Century repertoire alongside seldom-performed works from the past and works of contemporary composers and improvisers.

() SUN NOV 8, 1pm. FREE. AMIRI BARAKA (LeRoi Jones) IN PERSON! SF Public Library, Main Branch, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St.

() LOS ANGELES, Sun OCT 11, 8pm: monochrom in Los Angeles: “Reach Out And Touch Face: A Rant About Failing.” Johannes Grenzfurthner will give a lecture/performance at Machine Project (1200 D North Alvarado, Los Angeles, CA 90026).

() SAN DIEGO, Fri OCT 16. monochrom in San Diego: Context Hacking: Some Examples of How to Mess with Art, the Media System, Law and the Market. 9255 Towne Center Drive, Suite 400, San Diego, CA 92121. If you’re in San Diego, try to experience the Recombinant Media Lab installation at U.C. San Diego curated by Naut Humon — it’s free (10-screen, 16-channel sound). Email naut@recombinantmedialabs.org for an appointment.

() HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Oct 17, 7pm & OCT 24, 1030AM – World Premiere of San Francisco filmmaker Emiko Mori’s ED HARDY: TATTOO THE WORLD, a documentary. Hopefully it will premiere in San Francisco soon!

4. What We’ve Attended/What We’ve Been Reading/Seeing/Listening to/What We’ve Been Sent

() FRI OCT 9 SAVAGE REPUBLIC played the Part-Time Punks festival (along with the RAINCOATS, a U.K. 70s female Punk band) at the Mezzanine, 444 Jessie St/5th St, S.F. We wanted to attend but were just too jet-lagged…Reportedly Viv Albertine (Slits) and members of Gang of Four and Section 25 were present to deejay and ??? So, we stayed home and wrote this newsletter! SAVAGE REPUBLIC is now one of our favorite bands and we urge readers to support their tours and recordings… you will not be disappointed!

() Essen, Germany: The site of the BMX conference 2009 – Body Modification Exchange. The most extreme shows we’ve ever seen. Find out more about BMX on the Counter Culture Hour this month in Stephan’s interview. (See 2 above.) Took place at a *utopian* venue — Imperfekt Haus — a real estate mogul’s tax write off – a place for international artists to live, work (rent-free studios in most cases), and show to the public. Could this happen in the U.S.A.?? Could this happen in real-estate-greed-dominated San Francisco? Everyone knows that realtors are the Enemy of Artists. And Artists are the ritual sacrifice: they move into terrible neighborhoods for the “lower rents,” get killed and robbed, then realtors come in to gentrify and make their blood money sky-high profits.

() From monochrom, who just put on their third annual Conference in San Francisco:
“We may not forget that mankind is a sexual and tool-using species, and that’s why our annual conference Arse Elektronika deals with sex, technology and the future.
“Last weekend we presented Arse Elektronika 2009 with the general theme: “Of Intercourse and Intracourse.” As bio-hacking, sexually enhanced bodies, genetic utopias and a plethora of gender have long been the focus of literature, science-fiction, and increasingly, p0rnography. This year saw us exploring the possibilities that fictional and authentic bodies have to offer.
“We presented plant p0rnography, biometrics in the bedroom, hypercrotches and nanobots. Jason Scott tried to find the “the smallest particle of erotica” and R.U. Sirius wanted to know what sex without meat may feel like. We featured science-fiction and cross-species sexuality. We hacked tantra and built sex devices with zip-ties. Uncle Abdul (who won this year’s Arse Elektronika Lifetime Award) helped us shock ourselves in the nu+s and Allen Stein revealed that he hates the term “teledildonics” and uses “browser based telemetry of genital haptic devices.” We checked out a steampunk vibrator and asked the simple question: will genetic engineering bring us some cool stuff on the sex market within the next decade?
“Our world is already way more bizarre than our ancestors could have ever imagined, but it may not be bizarre enough. “Bizarre enough for what?” — you might ask. Bizarre enough to subvert the heter0sexist matrix that is underlying our world and that we should hack and overcome for some quite pressing reasons within the next century!
“Don’t you think, replicants? — JG”

5. FILM REVIEWS – new column by Michael Raines — coming next month

6. Stephane von Stephane Review of Synecdoche, (Written and Directed by Charlie Kaufman – ‘Being John Malkovich’, ‘Adaptation’, ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’.) WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS!

The day after watching Synecdoche I had a surreal experience befitting the tone of the film. (When one focuses on the details too intensely, one misses the bigger picture). I was driving on the freeway and looked away for two seconds to fix my window. I looked back at the road only to see a row of brake-lights ahead of me,
one truck stopped in the middle of the freeway, it’s load dislodged. A giant, obese, child-sized teddy bear was bouncing towards me in slow motion. (In the film it might have been a giant pink box with a nose drawn on it.) I jammed on the brakes and swerved to miss the truck. I had an adrenaline rush that lasted half an hour. I love adrenaline! Greatest natural drug known – can only occur if one’s life is truly in danger. The message I took from this film is that one should live as though your life IS truly in danger. We’re all asleep and the roof is on fire. The main character, Caden Cotard (Philip Seymour Hoffman) is a playwright who’s marriage is breaking up and who’s health is mysteriously disintegrating. He’s focusing on the details of his health and missing the bigger picture of his marriage. He lacks social graces and is self conscious to the point of near paralysis. The woman who works at the box office where his play is running is clearly in love with him, but he can’t act on his attraction to her. Here, he’s missing the details while focusing on the bigger picture of his play. It’s fitting that the title of the film has multiple meanings: a term denoting a part of something is used to refer to the whole thing, or a term denoting a thing (a “whole”) is used to refer to part of it, or a term denoting a specific class of thing is used to refer to a larger, more general class, or a term denoting a general class of thing is used to refer to a smaller, more specific class, or a term denoting a material is used to refer to an object composed of that material. Whew!!!
The film builds slowly from an intimate look at his family life wherein there are missed symbolic clues as to what is coming next (i.e. cartoons on t.v. where the character is clearly Caden) and a huge stage set for an endless play Caden writes and directs which becomes as complex as a multi-tiered life-sized chess game. Caden is able to put on this complicated play thanks to some Foundation’s ‘Genius Grant’ and ends up writing and re-writing the content for his entire life. (Oh, so that’s why everyone wants those grants! lol) His life becomes the play and all the people in his life are the characters and he casts actors to play the real people including himself, and then, as the actors have lives of their own he needs to cast actors to play the original actors in order to capture the daily developments of relationships. When his wife (Katherine Keener) leaves him, taking their daughter and moving to Berlin to pursue a painting career, he does in fact have a relationship with the Box Office girl (Samantha Morton). But, he can’t commit and has to watch as she drifts into a relationship with a loser and is living in a house which IS literally on fire though no one seems to notice. It starts out smoldering slowly and throughout the film becomes more engulfed in flame. I found this to be hilarious, that’s my sense of humor.
When I saw the trailer for this film in the theatre I thought “Oh good a new film by my favorite screenwriter Charlie Kaufman.” But it looked so depressing that I thought I might give it a miss entirely. On the surface it seems depressing, but I found it to have so much humor that it wasn’t as much of downer as I thought it would be. Not exactly ‘uplifting’ mind you, but several scenes are hilarious. Caden travels to Berlin hoping to see his daughter, and attends an opening of his ex-wife’s paintings. The paintings are all slightly larger than postage stamp size and each one has a magnifying glass hanging next to it so people can see. (Hilarious!) Again, the message is that it’s the myopic view that keeps us from embracing the whole of life. There are instances though, when the small view supplies Caden with the long view, as when he picks up a magazine and see pictures of his wife and her entire fabulous life in Berlin, his daughter and her (in his mind) less than fabulous life growing up with mom and her lesbian lover (Jennifer Jason Leigh). At one point he gets a message from his wife that his daughter does NOT want him to read her diary which she has left behind. Naturally, he DOES read her diary which mysteriously updates itself at many points in the film. He is searching for clues as to what he had been missing in his ‘family life’ and thinks he’s found one when he reads that her favorite color is pink, etc. He goes to the toy store and the only pink item available is a giant pink box with a nose drawn on it which he buys and sends to her in Berlin. Later, while in Berlin, he sees the pink-nose box discarded in an alley. (When one’s motivation for giving is untrue, the gift gets tossed back?) He does end up re-marrying but is not able to keep that relationship going either. In his ‘play within a play’ his 2nd ex-wife (Michelle Williams) while ironing clothes furiously, blurts out to their young daughter “Daddy doesn’t live here anymore, he had to go Find Himself!” Which I found to be hilarious, perhaps it was Williams’ spot-on delivery, or just my odd sense of humor. Another character diffusing the heaviness of the film is Caden’s therapist (Hope Davis) who is more interested in pushing her self-help books than helping her clients. At one point she is seated next to him on an airplane while he is reading her book.
Caden thinks he holds it all together because he is directing the thing, but as his and the actors lives all go on and on without conclusion, the bodies age, life goes on, and nothing is really together at all. Ironically, the director with all the health problems ends up outliving most of the cast. We all miss clues which should be obvious and misinterpret clues which are not clues at all. It’s all a grand illusion, people! We don’t have control! The roof is on fire and we are all asleep. Live as though your life IS in danger (because it IS, and that’s hilarious)…and don’t forget adrenaline!!!
http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi2617835545/ (warning: don’t watch the trailer or you might not want to watch the film)
~Stephane Von Stephane

http://twitter.com/VonStephane

7. Pretend this is a blank “space” for “meditation” …

8. RECOMMENDED LINKS

() ART of CHESS – from friend of PhG. Grand Masters Lev Alburt and Jennifer Shahade played on Yoko Ono’s famous all white chess set called “Play By Trust” last night. Here’s a photo of the work.

http://www.japanfocus.org/data/con9,2%282%29.jpg

Chess sets by Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray and D…ali and more at the exhibit. Check it out until Oct. 30th. Maybe you’ll never think of chess the same way again.
Phil G sends: http://francisnaumann.com/index.html
Also see: http://www.laffinthedark.com/articles/sal/sal1.htm – great site http://www.laffinthedark.com/
http://gawker.com/5364046/the-fake-new-york-post-get-yours-now – New York Post hijacking by THE YES MEN! http://nypost-se.com/

() Make sure your oropharynx is clear before clicking – you’re going to laugh. –RB – http://thereifixedit.com/

() Here’s a video of my pet lobster I made a few years ago. Hope you like it. Took forever to get this footage. –JM

http://www.youtube.com/user/themobbster#play/uploads/3/8beWiypYAW8

() was this sand sculpture-themed event totally cool? — DS

http://laughingsquid.com/photos-sand-by-the-ton-grand-opening-of-the-big-art-studios-at-american-steel/

() Wayne Zebza show in Hawaii through Nov. 8. “Aloha, more information at:” http://galerie103.com/ROADTRIP.htm

() km wrote: you guys probably heard that the Philippines is majorly flooded. typhoon 2x as bad as Katrina. 1 month’s worth of rain in 8 hrs! here’s a pic of people using power lines as a pedestrian lane:
http://i38.tinypic.com/kccfb7.jpg – good thing the power’s out!

() SB wrote: “Sad news, Bill has lost the battle. Ace Junkyard is shutting down for good:

http://laughingsquid.com/ace-junkyard-is-dead-long-live-ace-junkyard/

() “like that bit in Bowling for Concubine where people were asked to describe suspects –PhG http://poststuff2.entensity.net/092809/image.php?pic=google.jpg

() “Hey, visit BreakThru Radio NOW to hear my interview with *Joe Pernice* and Joe’s live performance at The Kennel Studio! –Jack Rabid http://www.breakthruradio.com/index.php?show=7984

() from Ferrara BP: “Some serious industrial mayhem here, folks (you’ll have to watch to the very end for the Grand Guignol finale)…

() “I was watching a movie about Tommy Chong and his conviction and they mentioned this at the end. I never heard of it so I looked it up. There was quite the funny quotation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whizzinator

() Chris C wrote: “I put a picture of you and Burroughs on my blog, linking back to your website if you click on it. It’s in the context of the big event at St. Mark’s church in NY!!! http://anagramseverywhere.wordpress.com/

() Daniel K wrote: “October 2009 issue of Artforum there is a tribute to JGB, “The Future That Had Arrived” with contributions by four writers: Robert Weil,
David Cronenberg, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerester, Clark Coolidge

9. QUOTES

() “SABOT means boot. From the French… Like sabotage … From old French labor disputes. Originally it meant to smash new industrial equipment by kicking it. With your boots.” — Lee Child, Persuader, p169 (hardback)

() “Books constitute a unique medium. They are distinct from exhibitions and events. They travel easily and have a lasting quality, becoming archives of the joint activity of writers, artists, curators, designers, editors and readers.” – source unknown

10. FEEDBACK FROM READERS:

() “R.I.P. Jim Carroll
“I mixed sound for The Jim Carroll Band at Mabuhay Gardens many times, even when they weren’t even a band yet. It was a bunch of Hippies from Bolinas called “Amsterdam” with Jim reading his poetry. They eventually rocked out, Jim made the Hippies from Bolinas cut their hair and buy new clothes and the next thing you knew, it was the Jim Carroll Band. Jim was a recluse over the last few years, very hard to find. I know he took a lot of slack for “Columbine” because the perpetrators were influenced by “Basketball Diaries”. I have some great recordings of them from their live shows at the Fab Mab.
“Jim was always very polite and cool to work with. I’m surprised he lived this long. So was he, I’m sure.
“R.I.P. Jim Carroll. — Charles Oliphant”

() “Hi Vale, Just thought I’d send in a quick report – I caught the Avengers along with Pansy Division last night at Dante’s, a club here in Portland. Great punk energy! Original Avengers Penelope Houston and Greg Ingraham are sharing the drummer with Pansy Division, as well as their bass player (who’s on guitar in PD). –Curt”

() “Vale et al, Is “hardest-corn” adult movies some new mid-western euphemism? The best to you all, Dean”

() “yes please keep sending me your info. Cordially, efe”

() “Oh, yeah! I’m a huge Buñuel fan, and Simon of the Desert is one of my faves! –LS”

() “Manson did get a record contract 6 months before the murders. the record was released on ESP records run by Bernard and his wife Flavia. Bernard was a CIA agent trippy huh. yes but true. I am friends with Bernard and Flavia. Bernard got his start at Capitol Records and was famous for signing all the sh!tty (good) bands and letting all the good (sh!tty) acts go (like Phoebe Snow) who signed with another exec at capitol on the recommendation that Bernard said she s^cked.
“Ever since Guns and Roses recorded a manson song and david geffen has been trying to get charlie to record another album. Manson says he wont record with another label only with ESP. Flavia owns ESP now after her divorse from Bernard. Charlie sends Flavia christmas gifts every year. Flavia wants nothing to do with Manson and refuses to even open the presents and has a closet full of unopened gifts from him. I have seen this closet.
“I have no proof but I think the CIA had done the brainwashing in the Manson family not charlie.
“100 records were pressed as promo and to get ready for release then the murders happened. I think there are three records that have been tracked down and still exist. Flavia got a hold of one and had it archived on DAT TAPE. My friend harvey sorgen from Hot Tuna got the gig from flavia to archive the record. He stopped into bread alone bakery one day and said hey John look at this and showed me the record. Ah woodstock. the FUGS are on ESP too.
“peace, John the Baker”

() “Hello! My name is Anvar and I’m from Uzbekistan. I’m work for www.imho.uz website and write books & music reviews. Send your promo-packs for reviews and cooperation. Thank you!
Kalandarov Anvar
Dustlik 6-35
p.Ulugbek
Tashkent 100214
Uzbekistan
omphallos@mail.ru

() “gonna read some Montaigne, thanks chuck”

() “You helped me become the woman I am today! Cheers!” – basalt

() Ethan Port writes: “1. The new Savage Republic “Sword Fighter / Taranto!!!!” 7″ single on A Silent Place just arrived. We will be sending out your orders this week. We have about 10 copies left of the Red vinyl. We have been told by A Silent Place that the numbered Red vinyl is now sold out, but there are still copies available in the un-numbered black vinyl.
You can order your copy from Mobilization.com or form “A Silent Place”. We will also have copies of the single at our upcoming shows.
2. Upcoming Savage Republic shows (San Francisco, Los Angeles, Prague, Wroclaw, Vienna). As always you can find the current schedule at Mobilization.com. ”

() Brad Cooper here – just finished the music video for Eric Mcfadden’s cover of U2’s “Wake Up Dead man”. The song is used in the film “Toma’s Salvation” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsiaqq45SZs

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