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TABLE OF CONTENTS:
1. MESSAGE FROM EDITOR: 2014 is the WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS CENTENNIAL!
1A. NEW FROM RE/SEARCH: Ed Hardy PocketBook of interviews
2. The Counter Culture Hour: Sat Feb 8, 6pm
3. FORTHCOMING EVENTS:
4. OUR PAST LIFE
5. Recommended Links – send us some!
7. Letters from Readers
8. Sponsors (Check ’em out! – they make this possible!)
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1. MESSAGE FROM YOUR EDITOR: 2014 is the WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS 100-YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
On Feb 5, 1914, William Seward Burroughs was born—an event possibly more significant than the launching of World War I later that year (on, by the way, Marcel Duchamp’s birthday, July 28).
What survives bodily death? Your WORDS. Words are a virus from Outer Space (said WSB) but whatever else they might truly “be,” words are the time-proven way to influence humans as long as 5000 years after one’s body has expired. For example, from 3000 B.C. Egyptian stelae we can read words proclaiming bits of wisdom such as “Your only Free Will Is Your Power to Say NO.” We may not know which Egyptian scribe penned this phrase, but we can recognize its seemingly “eternal” wisdom. By the way, Burroughs studied both Egyptology and the Mayan codices as part of his research into the history of the Control Process: how humans have been controlled from the beginning of time and all over the planet.
Burroughs has left behind probably more than a million words scattered throughout novels, non-fiction books, magazines, newspapers, zines, handbills, posters, etc. He also left behind visual imagery incarnated in paintings, photographs, collages, notebooks and other formats. Additionally, he left behind audio recordings in media such as vinyl recordings, CDs, cassettes and reel-to-reel tapes containing his cut-up sound experiments. Best of all, he left behind lots of video and film footage in both experimental and documentary formats including filmed theatre productions, readings and interviews.
One of Burroughs’ least-mentioned but most inspiring “books” was edited by Sylvere Lotringer and published by M.I.T. Press: BURROUGHS LIVE. The best way to read this book is with a clear plastic ruler and red pen. Go through the book, skip most of the prefatory and interrogatory questions and only read THE BURROUGHS WORDS. Underline the “best” phrases which resonate with you, personally. Otherwise, plowing through this book can quickly produce “reader fatigue” on account of the small type size—additionally, the font itself seems intrinsically reminiscent of too many boring 20th-century textbooks one was forced to read as part of one’s so-called “college education.”
With the aid of a Verilux Smartlight desk lamp, we finally made it through most of this 845-page volume (and when a book is this large, the term “volume” transforms into a pun). It seems the time has come to share with you some of El Hombre Invisible’s own WORDS, extracted from this formerly unreadable tome:
() “The first problem is that of overpopulation.”
() “All is illusion…”
() “It’s all in Korzybski. SCIENCE AND SANITY is one book I insisted that everybody in my class read. It saves so much time. This entire either-or thing just doesn’t correspond to what we know about the physical universe…There’s no such thing as “good or bad” or “beautiful or ugly” floating around in a vacuum…Otherwise you just get tied up in these verbal arguments that really mean nothing. For example, take a word like “Communism or Fascism”—well, they don’t mean one goddamn Thing. You have as many definitions as you have people who use them, so why use them at all? The educational system today has just been permeated with its either-or thinking.”
() “With Samuel Beckett I like the early novels best, like WATT and MALONE DIES.”
() “What’s required is a cultural revolution.”
() “[On Warhol]: I don’t think that there is any person there. It’s a very alien thing completely and totally unemotional. He’s really a science-fiction character.”
() “Inflation is out of control.”
() “The rock business is a pale shadow of what the kids’ lives are usually about…the kids are a lot more sensational than the stars themselves.” [Larry Clark knew this!]
() “I.Q. tests measure nothing but the ability to do I.Q. tests.”
() “This has been happening for many, many years—for thousands of years—that your privacy is invaded.”
() “The control machine is simply the machinery—police, education, etc—used by a group in power to keep itself in power and extend its power.”
() “The whole concept of revolution has undergone a basic change with the introduction of heavy weapons… with heavy weapons five percent can keep down 95 percent by just sheer force, if they have to.”
() “This is a game universe. Basically there’s only one game and that game is war.”
Maybe these are enough quotations; surely the astute reader already “got it” a hundred words ago. As an experiment, your editor randomly opened this book and typed out the first sentences that caught his eye in a period of about twenty minutes—and that is what you just read. If you, the esteemed reader, think these quotations are worthy of further consideration, then we highly recommend you obtain your own copy of this book and pick out your own favorite quotations!
Regarding the reading of William S. Burroughs’ entire oeuvre, here’s a hint: from a personal standpoint, we prefer the non-fiction to the fiction (which, by the way, itself is loaded with quotations and insights from the non-fictive universe). We prefer the philosophy to the poetic/surrealist imagery. Why? Because to survive our corporation-dominated future, we need all the WSB noir insights, guidelines, aphorisms and “advice” we can memorize. And, sad to say, William S. Burroughs is one of the very few writers we can trust with our life.
If you have but one life to live, you can trust Burroughs, J.G. Ballard and “Surrealism” to give you the guidance you need. On everybody else: the RE/SEARCH jury is still out. Our job, and our goal, yet remains: “to wise up the marks!” It isn’t getting any easier…So we advise scattering your household with books on Burroughs, Ballard, and Surrealism and opening them up every day. You will randomly discover inspirations for enough “art projects” for the rest of your life. Maybe you can one day reach that magical, mythical zone where truly there is “no separation between art and life.” —All for now, your editor, V. Vale
1A. BRAND NEW RE/SEARCH POCKETBOOK: Ed Hardy (interviews) – please ask for it in stores and ESPECIALLY, YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY! Best of all, order copies direct from us (for obvious reasons)! See “letters” at end of this newsletter for a “review” by “Andrew”…
ALSO: LIMITED EDITION of SURREALISM SHOW CATALOG (100 made; only 5 left) only available direct from RE/Search! 16 large color pages with art and bios on Winston Smith, Penelope Rosemont, Marian Wallace and others.
NOTE: Our Pranks 2 book on epub: http://www.researchpubs.com/shop/pranks-2-epub/
2. Counter Culture Hour – Sat Feb 8, 2014 6pm:
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 Feb 8, 2014.
– see this link at broadcast time:
You need a fairly decent internet connection and computer to “get it.”
USA west coast: 6:00 PM Saturday, Feb 8, 2014
USA east coast: 9:00 PM Sunday, Feb 9, 2014
Tokyo: 10:00 AM Sunday, Feb 9, 2014
If you cannot get this online email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
See RE/Search channel on youtube: “researchpubs”
V. Vale interviewing Rudy Rucker is now on vimeo: http://vimeo.com/82404988
3. FORTHCOMING EVENTS (San Francisco unless Otherwise Noted)
() FREE – ongoing: Mal Sharpe’s Big Money in Jazz band still plays every Saturday afternoon on Grant Street: at the Savoy Tivoli last Saturday of month, at the Tupelo the rest of the Saturdays. ALSO Dinner Jazz at Fior D’Italia, Mason near Chestnut, Wednesdays 6-9PM.
() FREE Emerald Tablet presents
AND for Emerald Tablet’s schedule of events: http://emtab.org/
() $25 Seats; Standing Room $15 Sat Feb 1, 630pm. MEDICAL EXPENSES BENEFIT For DIANE DI PRIMA who will read from her books. An extremely rare opportunity to hear Diane read and meet her and have her sign books. Read between the lines, and come out and support one of the only surviving original BEAT Generation Poets! At Bird & Beckett Bookstore, 653 Chenery St, SF. 94131. www.birdbeckett.com 415-586-3733. There will also be a small auction of ephemera & original artworks by Diane di Prima, following; bring your checkbooks! Donation Checks payable to Diane di Prima may be sent to Bird & Beckett Bookstore. More about Diane here http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/diane-di-prima
() FREE thru March 8. www.fraenkelgallery.com presents PETER HUJAR Photos. 49 Geary St, 4th floor.
() $ Sat Feb 1, 9pm. Blowdryers (w/Jennifer Blowdryer) at Benders, 18th/So. Van Ness. 21 & over.
() FREE **LOS ANGELES** Thur-Sun, Jan 30-Feb 2, 2014 L.A. Art Book Fair! RE/Search will have a table – visit us! Geffen Contemporary at LA MOCA, Japantown, L.A. http://laartbookfair.net/about
() FREE Feb 2 All day (parking meters go til 11pm – beware): SF EXPLORATORIUM, Embarcadero/Green St.
() FREE? Tue Feb 4, City Lights/SFAI host a William Burroughs Birthday Party Celebration at the S.F.A.I. Auditorium. V. Vale will conduct a live interview with Burroughs biographer Barry Miles from London, U.K.
() FREE? Wed Feb 5, 7pm The Beat Museum hosts a William Burroughs Birthday Party Celebration. V. Vale will give a Burroughs presentation including some of his rare Burroughs photographs projected, etc.
() $ Feb 6-20. Support SF Indiefest: www.sfindie.com
() FREE Fri Feb 7, 4:30-6:30pm KAREN FINLEY (featured in our PRANKS book) talks at SFAI Auditorium, 800 Chestnut St/Jones, SF.
() $ **INDIANA** Feb 5-9, Burroughs Centennial Celebration! Indiana University, Bloomington, IN http://indianapublicmedia.org/arts/aspiring-silence/
() FREE (?) Sat Feb 15, 11-5pm Ex Postal Facto MAIL ART Expo by Jennie Hinchcliff RE/SEARCH will have a table at this gala! SF Elks Lodge #3, Kensington Park Hotel 3rd flr, 450 Post/Powell-Mason, SF. Support Mail Art! email@example.com
() FREE **OAKLAND** Feb 16, 2pm. V. Vale interviewed by George Chen. Econo Jam Records, 2519 Telegraph Ave/25th St, Oakland CA
() $ Fri Feb 23: Cutting Ball Theater presents UBU ROI: Alfred Jarry’s 1896 parody of Shakespeare’s MacBeth in a new translation by Rob Melrose. www.cuttingball.com
() $ http://www.thrillpeddlers.com – our favorite local Grand Guignol Theatre Company needs Your Support!
() $ or FREE: **LONDON, U.K.** Hannah Hoch show at Whitechapel Gallery, London. ALSO: William S. Burroughs Photography Show at Photographers Gallery, London. www.thephotographersgallery.org.uk
() $ **OAKLAND** March 23-25, Fox Theatre in Oakland presents KRAFTWERK with 3-D projections. www.ticketmaster.com
4. What We’ve Attended or WANTED to Attend/What We’ve Been Reading/Seeing/Listening to/What We’ve Been Sent/Given, or Seen
() $ Tue Jan 28, 8:30pm Hidé Ultra Bidé 1978 Japan Punk Rock Trio at Knockout, 3223 Mission/Valencia – Be There Or… RARE JAPAN PUNK ROCK: the Real Deal! http://www.theknockoutsf.com
() Highly recommend Charles Webb’s new film DEMON CUT. Google to find it! It was filmed at the storied Market Street Cinema in S.F. (still there!), the place where on May 16, 1981 V. Vale arranged for the William Burroughs, John Giorno and Laurie Anderson “Red Night” tour appearance.
5. RECOMMENDED LINKS (send some!)
() from V in London: http://farmhouse.la/barn-talks/1-warren-ellis
Creepypasta is how the Internet learns our fears – Will Wiles – Aeon: http://aeon.co/magazine/altered-states/creepypasta-is-how-the-internet-learns-our-fears/
busy isn’t respectable anymore: http://www.tylerwardis.com/busy-isnt-respectable-anymore/
an incomplete manifesto for growth: http://www.brucemaudesign.com/4817/112450/work/incomplete-manifesto-for-growth
RE/Search is mentioned here: http://www.thequietus.com/articles/14212-english-heretic-interview-anti-heroes
() Please investigate New Lydia Lunch Website…Designed by Elise Passavant http://www.lydia-lunch-official.com/
() Help save the Doggie Diner Heads!: bit.ly/DDmakeover “Hello! …Please post (and repost!) about the Doggie Diner on Facebook and Twitter, and if you feel you are short on time, here is a quick short blurb for you to copy paste into your Twitter/FB feeds:
“The Doggie Diner heads—a much-loved relic of SF Bay Area’s living history—could be lost if something isn’t done soon! http://bit.ly/DDmakeover – Thanks a million for your support!”
() Burroughs Art Show, Lawrence KS: http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/galleries/2014/jan/12/creative-observer-william-burroughs-exhibit-lawren/
() J.G. Ballard Memorial Photos: http://www.jgballard.ca/memorial/tate_report.html
() Incredible amount of JG Ballard-related material here: we recommend you print it all out on paper before it disappears! http://www.jgballard.ca/pringle_news_from_the_sun/news_from_sun23.html
() from Dave P:
() from Graham Rae: http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/01/11/norristowns-swiss-cheese-pervert/
() New from artist Danielle Neu: http://showstudio.com/project/queen_of_hell
() from Steven G: Foetus (long article): http://dangerousminds.net/comments/nailing_a_whole_lot_of_hole_and_nail
() GPO’s favorite albums: http://thequietus.com/articles/14337-genesis-breyer-p-orridge-favourite-albums
() On Burroughs: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jan/24/february-reading-group-choose-william-burroughs
() Mr Lucky & the 3 Doggie Diner Heads: video clip of Mr Lucky & Kitty Kitty Bang Bang with the doggies in Times Square…. from the documentary of their cross-country journey: “HEAD TRIP” — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyuMoVzOOcU&noredirect=1
() from Ralf:https://www.facebook.com/don.wray1/media_set?set=a.10202134138409929.1073741826.1082298415&type=1
() from Doug S: It’s a Nova episode: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/military/b29-frozen.html
It reminded me of an SRL show in a different place and time, with a similar cast of characters. Be sure to watch it with out researching it- great ending.
“AS: Yeah, absolutely. A lot of it comes from the kind of education that you got through industrial culture, that there were books [such as] Re/Search. This is pre-internet, you used to devour the Re/Search volumes – the Ballard one and Industrial Culture and Pranks and Throbbing Gristle – because there wasn’t that information readily at hand. I first heard about Grant by looking at the book references in the Industrial Culture book, on their reading lists there’d be these Kenneth Grant books, so it’s honouring that autodidactic process of how I learnt about countercultural things.
And going back further than Psychic TV, Joy Division were doing that sort of thing, I first heard about The Atrocity Exhibition because I’d bought Closer and it had [a track named after] the title on it. Then my brother was popping into town and said “Do you want to get a book?” and I said “Yeah, just get us something”, and he came back with The Atrocity Exhibition and I knew nothing about it, he knew nothing about it, and it turned out to be the most meaningful book that I’ve ever read really. So I think you honour that process and hope it propagates to your audience that that’s a really enjoyable process of learning.” — http://thequietus.com/articles/14212-english-heretic-interview-anti-heroes
7. LETTERS FROM READERS:
() “Hi… I began reading the new RE/SEARCH “Ed Hardy” pocketbook this morning — it’s very, very good! There is so much more to this than a book about a tattoo artist — the conversation is about important topics that concern everybody (or should do).
For example, I was trying to encourage my friend’s girlfriend (who you met yesterday) to follow her inspiration and try out a tattoo apprenticeship (and whatever else she’s excited about), rather than get distracted looking for some “career” that may be a semi-reliable source of money (a mistake I made in my early 20s!). The Ed Hardy pocketbook presents this advice much more eloquently and succinctly than I could, and with the encouraging example of his life.
It’s a little book of wisdom that seems (to me at this moment, at least) to contain inspiring advice for all situations. It seems to cover how to navigate life, how to handle authority, how to survive as an artist, and much more. Somehow all of this is contained in a casual-seeming conversation about whatever happens to interest two people. Amazing!
The pocketbook format is perfect for these conversations. They definitely benefit from being isolated and short, demanding that the reader focus and take each page seriously. The interviews deserve their own time and space to actually consider what is being said, and the pocketbook format demands this kind of attention. Most small books are designed to be taken lightly, but the RE/Search pocketbooks work with the looming importance of the small format. They’re weaponised dispensers of inspiration for concealed carry.
I’m giving this copy to a friend later today, who I think it is perfect for. When I see you briefly on Wednesday I’ll buy 3 more copies (for myself and as perfect gifts for other friends I have in mind).
Please keep performing this strange, remarkable magic! Best, Andrew”
() Save the 3 Doggie Diner Heads which need restoration (San Francisco)! John Law’s (featured in our PRANKS 2 book) kickstarter campaign: http://www.dogster.com/the-scoop/doggie-diner-heads-san-francisco-kickstarter-john-law
From John Law via kickstarter:
“We have a team of very talented and skilled craftsmen, mechanics, and artists ready to spring into action as soon as we get this project funded. Our hope is to have the Dogs ready to roll by April 1st, so that they can debut their make-over at the St. Stupid’s Parade in San Francisco. Although this means finishing the restoration in just two months, we’re confident that we have the right team in place to accomplish this!
” Additionally, because there is just a core team of people on this project, if this Kickstarter is substantially more successful than we anticipate, we will need to hire extra hands to help us get your backer rewards to you on time. We are dedicated to doing whatever it takes to ensure that you know how much we appreciate your support!”
() YES MEN (featured in our PRANKS 2 book) need our help in their quest to improve the world for everyone with their amazing and hillarous performance antics and lectures. See them in action in THE YES MEN film — http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Yes_Men_%28film%29
To contribute: http://asb.yeslab.org/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=4
Explore their website yeslab.org to read about the action switchboard and how you can use humor in activism for better results.
() [LETTER FROM LONDON] “Hi Vale, Thanks for the information about the Hannah Hoch show. It is £9.95 at the White Chapel Gallery and i’m going to try to go see it (perhaps next weekend). The White Chapel Gallery is near Aldgate East tube station (near Freedom Books – the bookstore which was firebombed last year). I have been to the Gallery Bookshop a few times and only went into that Gallery one time for a free exhibit.
“I went to see the Burroughs, Lynch and Warhol exhibit at the Photographer’s Gallery. I initially went on the day after the show opened on a weekend and it was way too crowded so i left without entering the exhibit. i went back in the middle of the week last week and saw the exhibit. I like Burroughs’s photographs but I was not too keen on the ones by Lynch or Warhol. I prefer collage work.
“I’m invigilating at the Longplayer … once or twice a month instead of once each weekend so that I can have more time to go to see exhibits. I also have my day job which takes up quite a bit of my time. http://longplayer.org
“I am planning to read the letter from Stewart Brand today. http://longplayer.org/what/whatelse/letters.php
“By the way, you may like the movie Only Lovers Left Alive (Jim Jarmusch) and Zero Theorum (Terry Gilliam). Are these movies out in SF yet? — V”
() “As someone who has worked with many small businesses in the areas of marketing, it was somewhat of a relief to see the RE/Search newsletter step out of the 1990s and move towards the 21st century today. Sadly, having moved from the Bay Area, all the local news makes me a tad wistful but at the same time it’s nice to keep remote tabs on old haunts and happenings.
“In the summer of 1989, attending the Clarion Writers Workshop in Michigan, I only took three books along with me for the six week experience, and two were from RE/Search.
“Blessings for 2014, Rae”
() “Mr. V and co.: It looks fab. All the best for a more golden than tin year to come… from a longtime humble fan, ML Heath — “Writers and documentary filmmakers should always remember that Dumb Old Pop Music must never be taken seriously, while also remembering that nothing in the world is more important.”—Bob Stanley, GUARDIAN London UK, May ’08
() “Here’s my latest link: http://danielleneu.com/ ” – Danielle Neu
() “Love the new look! Links to publications make browsing oh-so-enticing. Well done!” —Dolores D.
() “The new design of the newsletter came out great. Read it on my iPhone without a glitch.”— Kelly Dessaint
() “Hi V. Vale, I like the new look. It’s much easier on my old-man eyes to read now. Thanks and keep up the great work! Kevin K.”
() “V., While I was fond of the “bare bones” look of the previous newsletters — such a quiet minimalism — I am not at all disappointed with the new look. How could I be? We now get visual reminders of the wonderful RE/Search publications along the left margin!
“Here’s the deal. The RE/Search newsletter comes filled with such interesting and useful information you could do anything you wanted with its look and feel and it would still be worth getting. Keep up the amazing work, Richard H.”
() “Thanks, Vale for continuing these fantastic newsletters. I’ve been a longtime ‘subscriber’. I have to say I did like the old stripped down simplicity of the text only…but actually like them both. Nice seeing the books there on the side (ordering temptations…). Keep up the excellent work! best, Vincent W.”
()”Dear Vale, I think the new format for your newsletter is good– My reading experience isn’t that different because I never minded the more cluttered look of the old newsletter (maybe I even liked it), but I can see how it helps RE/Search to include book covers on the margin. That part looks great. Speaking of information on the margins, the lizard part of my brain was surprised that I couldn’t click the newsletter contents (um, blue text on left hand) to jump down to the part of the text represented, like “Quotes from Ed Hardy,” then boom hyperlink. I don’t even know if such a thing is possible or necessary, but my want-to-click reflex was thwarted and the serotonin squirt I’d expected never came. Cheers, Richard Y.”
() “I love it and it’s long overdue. It’s much easier to scan & read. Thank you very much!—Tim B.”
() “[Screenshot is using Chrome and Gmail on a 13″ screen] For me, fewer line breaks make for an easier read. Always look forward to getting these, and have recommended to several SF friends that they sign up (and have heard back that they found out about shows / venues that were new to them as a result.) Regards, Ryan S.”
() “…with a staple at the corner. It had the necessary form wherein I might find specific areas of information. Ah, well. I expect I shall get comfortable with the new aspect which is well finished, a bit like a printed book. Probably a good idea. Thanks. Larry D.”
() “[The new newsletter format] Is so much better and easier to read! It also really gives you the opportunity to feature all of the wonderful publications, people and events within. Good job on the design for the new year. Happy 2014 (Is everybody happy?)—David”
() “I like the old look better — it was plainer — I like plain. But I can get used to the new one.—Felicity O.”
() “Hey Vale, Totally noticed the new newsletter w/ HTML template — and love it! Really like how you have the table of contents and links to book details on the left-hand side. And the newsletter doesn’t feel too flashy or commercial. Just easier to navigate with pretty spacing and better font style + size. Glad it happened — the newsletters have always been such great reads and now they’re a pleasure to view, too! Hope you’re all well and HAPPY NEW YEAR!—Ilana”
() “V, Nice re-do. The whole look is easier on one’s eyes – leading one to be more likely to peruse the Newsletter in full. Nice Table of Contents and graphics below in the left-hand column. Great content – interesting, lively, engaging – as always. My only suggestion? Embed some video, with audio, at the top, under the banner. Give you readers something stimulating to watch as soon as they open the link. My two cents… Happy New Year and all the best to you, Marian, and Val… Steve B”
() “The new look is more corporate but in a good way, should help with sales. The good old Market Street Cinema, the William Burroughs-Laurie Anderson-John Giorno was a great evening of the Avant Guard performance of the time. Ciao, James S”
() “Hey Val, As you may know, I am trying to raise funds on indiegogo to get our movie, A Noisy Delivery, out on DVD. No one has to remind me how hard times still are. You and I both know it. BUT, if every one of my friends here on facebook pledged just $5, I’d have more than enough to get this very important release out in the real world. http://igg.me/at/DeliveryDVD/x/2319112 If you haven’t seen the trailers yet, A Noisy Delivery is an absurdist / experimental feature about an existentialist visit to the post office. The story is about a couple (played by Jessica King & Dave Phillips) who were going to get together after the girlfriend had dropped off her package, but the boyfriend has to keep waiting. Everyone, it seems, was at the post office for philosophy instead of postage. Please like our Facebook page for updates – https://www.facebook.com/ANoisyDelivery We’re also on Twitter – https://twitter.com/NoisyDelivery Our official site is http://www.noisyvideo.com
“If you can, please pledge. Every little bit helps…!!! Pledges can be made with a credit card or by paypal. http://igg.me/at/DeliveryDVD/x/2319112 Thanks again / ALL THE BEST – GX Jupitter-Larsen”
() “Hi Vale, just wanted to let you know I have since begun reading your books (specifically the Industrial Culture Handbook) and it has been one of the most pleasurable (and jarring) experiences I have had in a while. I wanted to thank you because these interviews are truly eye-opening. I have read quite a lot from some of these artists in the past, but reading this now… it is clear that it is the direction of your questions and arguments that make these interviews so rich and in my personal journey through these waters, so refreshing. I appreciate that these are more dialogue than Q&A and that you are not afraid to steer far from what one would presume to ask these individuals. It was great to read Cabaret Voltaire’s views on literature, Mark Pauline and Monte Cazazza’s uncompromising work ethic, and see Factrix mentioned a couple of times – I like their work. But also, it is great to read something like this and repeatedly feel uneasy, to have your motives put into question constantly, while having some part of your subconscious finally clicking. It’s funny because this kind of makes you develop a zero tolerance for bullshit policy and I’ve been having quite a few arguments with my colleagues lately, but all of this is good change I am sure (and fun)… I was especially intrigued by Sordide Sentimental and wanted to ask you if you have any recommendations for Situationist texts (by the way, I absolutely agree with your last comment in that interview about walking down the street… I’ve been doing that out of impulse – possibly to fend of depression too! – for a long time now). Aaaanyways, the only misfortune with the shipping was that apparently the heat or pressure “melted” the CD jewel case onto the Burroughs book, so there is a square indent on the hardcover! But honestly I don’t mind very much. The rest came in fine and I enjoyed the CD, great drummer!
“Thanks again and I hope I can somehow make it to SF soon! Dan”
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1. 47 Canal Street (Gallery w/events, NYC) – 47CanalStreet.com go visit & say RE/Search sent you!
2. 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…
3. Mrs Dalloway’s Catering (Bay Area) – We at RE/Search are fans of Mrs Dalloway’s delicious appetizers, which we have been lucky enough to have eaten many times! Low prices! Willing to do small events! Call to get specialty appetizers for your next party or event!www.mrsdallowayscatering.com
4. METASONIX: Since 1999, the world’s only maker of vacuum-tube music synthesizers. metasonix.com
5. From our friends Amy and Brian – they have a new software in the works, watch for it! tastysnakes.com
6. V. Vale’s RE/Search Newsletter is cordially sponsored by “Beyond the Beyond.”
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7. www.SOPHIAGASPARIAN.com “fine art about equal human rights worldwide”
8. Philip Lenihan. A founder of Sluggo magazine from Austin, Texas. Find him on Facebook?
9. Charles H. Kerr Publishing Company – Penelope Rosemont, Chicago Surrealist Group founder.
10. Kevin O’Malley+Christie Dames, the High-Heeled Anarchist: TechTalk/Studio: http://techtalkstudio.com + Commonwealth Club, San Francisco.
11. Emily Armstrong/Pat Ivers’ pioneering 1st generation NYC 1975-80 punk videos! http://gonightclubbing.com see ’em yourself @ NYU Fales Library Downtown Collection, debut: Oct 2013
FEBRUARY 2014 RE/Search eNewsletter #123 written by V. Vale & other contributors. RE/Search website poweredbyhttp://www.laughingsquid.com. Add us (“firstname.lastname@example.org”) to Your Address Book
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