Welcome To V. Vale’s RE/Search Newsletter #124, March 2014
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. MESSAGE FROM EDITOR: ANARCHIST BOOK FAIR THIS SATURDAY!
1A. NEW FROM RE/SEARCH: Ed Hardy PocketBook of interviews
2. The Counter Culture Hour: Sat March 8, 6pm
3. Forthcoming events
4. Recommended Links – send us some!
6. Letters from Readers
7. Sponsors (Check ‘em out! – they make this possible!)
1. MESSAGE FROM YOUR EDITOR: ANARCHIST BOOK FAIR THIS SATURDAY
ANARCHIST BOOK FAIR THIS SATURDAY Mar 22, 11-5pm. Visit me at the
RE/Search table. See information under forthcoming events, below.
You may notice that this newsletter is late and many of these events
have already happened. It will have to be treated as a historical
record. We have been searching this side of the bridge(s) for new
warehouse space and have yet to find a facility which fits our needs.
We are being evicted from our current warehouse for a new nightclub. So
that’s all for now, folks! Obviously, if YOU know of a space for 15
40″x48″ pallets of books (14 square feet/pallet; about 210 square
feet), let us know! (email@example.com; 415-362-1465)
RE/Search highly recommends: Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac Pt 1 and
Grand Budapest Hotel.
1A. BRAND NEW RE/SEARCH POCKETBOOK: Ed Hardy (interviews)
Brand new RE/Search pocketbook: Ed Hardy. Please ask for it in
stores and ESPECIALLY, YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY! Best of all, order copies
direct from us (for obvious reasons)!
AND: McKenzie Wark was visiting Berkeley and we invited him over for
tea. The conversation has been transcribed in our new limited
edition hand-made zine, which comes with two hand-screened prints – one
yellow, one hot pink! McKenzie on one side and Abby the cat (who is
discussed & admired) on the back. Available now from our website.
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
NOTE: Our Pranks 2 book is available in epub format:
2. Counter Culture Hour – Sat 8, 2014 6pm
Hector Penalosa of The Zeros, including performances!
Watch for it this month as Channel 29 reairs our shows frequently.
We will show part 2 in April.
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 Mar 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, Mar 8, 2014
USA east coast: 9:00 PM Sunday, Mar 9, 2014
Tokyo: 10:00 AM Sunday, Mar 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:
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
() $ 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
() FREE Sat March 1, 6-9pm RUBY RAY Punk Photography Opening, Steven
Wolf Gallery, 2747 19th St/Bryant St, SF
() FREE Sat March 1, 4-6pm WALTER ROBINSON (S.F. painter) opening at
Catharine Clark Gallery! www.cclarkgallery.com RE/Search plants to
() Free Mon March 3, 730pm, S.F. Filmmaker Dean Snider Memorial
screening & tribute. Write email@example.com & tell us about
yourself if you truly want to attend this!
() $ Tue Mar 4: Poet DAVID MELTZER gives a workshop at Bird and Beckett
() $ Sat Mar 8, Castro Theater, 8pm: PEACHES CHRIST S.F. Classic Drag
() FREE Sat Mar 14 Exploratorium, Pier 15. “Pi day.” 2 restaurants,
near Tcho Chocolate (free tour), et al.
() FREE Tue Mar 18, 7pm Stokely Carmichael biography by Peniel E.
Joseph/Clayborne Carson discussion, City Lights Bookstore, 261
() FREE Thur Mar 20, 7pm Marc Weidenbaum/Aphex Twin at City Lights
Bookstore, 261 Columbus, SF. (Note: Jodorowsky’s DUNE also screens at a
() FREE Thur Mar 20, 530-730pm, Paule Anglim Gallery, 14 Geary St:
Carrie Mae Weems
() FREE Fri Mar 21, 6-9pm Park Life II Grand Opening, 3049 22nd
St/Shotwell (So.Van Ness/Folsom), SF.
() FREE **OAKLAND** Sat Mar 22, 11-6pm ANARCHIST BOOK FAIR. The
Crucible, 1260 7th St, Oakland, near West Oakland BART Stop. RE/Search
will have a table – come visit us!
() $ Tue Mar 4: Poet DAVID MELTZER gives a workshop at Bird and Beckett
() $ **OAKLAND** March 23-25, Fox Theatre in Oakland presents KRAFTWERK
with 3-D projections. www.ticketmaster.com
() FREE? Tue Mar 25, 7pm, SFAI Auditorium, 800 Chestnut St: Pranks film
& Panel: “My Name is Janez Janša” – recommended by John Law
() FREE Tue Apr 1, 7pm Ben Tarnoff’s “The Bohemians” new book
discussion, City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus, SF
() FREE Tue Apr 1 (NEW YORK CITY) Joey Skaggs’s April Fools Parade: for
details: Joey Skaggs, Committee Chair, 212-254-7878,
firstname.lastname@example.org, aprilfoolsdayparade.com (Note that Joey Skaggs is
featured in our PRANKS book, as well as PRANKS 2
() FREE Fri Apr 4 Winston Smith ART PARTY – buy Winston’s art cheap!
4. Recommended links now on our website
Visit the RE/Search Publications website to view our recommended
links for March 2014:
Send your favorite link!
() “You should never trust anyone who looks the same from Photo to
Photo.”—William S. Burroughs
() “”Hustlers of the world, there’s one mark you cannot beat: the mark
inside.” —William S. Burroughs
() “Earth is a slave planet.”—William S. Burroughs
() “The whole magical universe is dying…”—WSB
() “The uproar after a Bank of America intern died in London last year,
possibly from overwork, reflects the widespread desire to find bankers
guilty of murder.”—S.Kuper
() “People focus on role models; it is more effective to find
anti-models — people you don’t want to resemble when you grow up.” —
() from Chris in NYC:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGGnnp43uNM#t=102 (How to Go
6. LETTERS FROM READERS
() “We are shocked and saddened by Bob Casale’s passing on Feb 17,
2014, Los Angeles. He not only was integral in DEVO’s sound, he worked
over twenty years at Mutato, collaborating with me on sixty or seventy
films and television shows, not to mention countless commercials and
many video games. Bob was instrumental in creating the sound of
projects as varied as Rugrats and Wes Anderson’s films. He was a good
friend. I will miss him greatly. “—Mark Mothersbaugh, DEVO (2-18-2014)
() “I like what Burroughs said about Warhol. I also like his take on
world power. “I agree with him what they have done to Warhol but have
my own take. What I would add to say, “He created an illusion with the
art world which gave him his freedom” – Dave (ED. REPLY: MONEY gives
FREEDOM. But HOW YOU GET IT OFTEN INVOLVES CRIMINALITY, CONNING People,
& Dodgy Ethics utilizing ‘The Control Process’!)
() “Just wanted to tell you how great the McKenzie Wark zine is. I’m
Learning about interesting things I had no idea I was interested in:
The books The Beach Beneath the Street, The Treatment and The Cure, the
band The Laughing Clowns, Australia’s political/counter-cultural
history, etc. and I’m only halfway through the book. Just had to take a
second to let you know it was worth every penny and that in my own
opinion, you should make more than 12 of them. I’ll share it with
friends in the meantime. ‘ —Kevn R” from Southern California
() [Facebook correspondence with McKenzie Wark:] “Just got the ‘zine in
the mail. Its like a dream come true to be in a V. Vale publication! I
like the casual style of the interview. Many thanks… [Part 2:] But am
i right in thinking that the intern who took the picture of us all
together has died? Pt 3: YES! We are still in shock. Right after she
finished interning with us, she accepted a job up in Northern
California, and drove her car right into a tree and died! Her mother
couldn’t … We still can’t! I mean, she graduated from Harvard & then
came to intern with us… [Pt 4:] Really sorry to hear that. [Pt 5:}
“Death always presents the face of surprised recognition”–William S.
Burroughs. Of course, I wonder about that word “always” and still worry
whenever ANYONE dies “young”…AND I think, “Did that person
() “Stopped in at our new local bookshop for the first time (I know, I
am late to the party). HOLY SHIT – it’s a real bookstore. Great
selection of new fiction and a large collection of many old and new
social justice, history, economics titles. …and, get this, the
proprietors know V. Vale of RE/Search and there are a number of
RE/Search titles there for sale. If you ever wonder what was partly
responsible for warping my mind it was back in early to mid-1980’s when
I was into Throbbing Gristle, Cyberpunk, Nootropics, Mondo 2000,
Transhumanism, Punk-New Wave-No Wave and psychedelia, Dune, PKD, etc…
yeah, when I was 10-14 years old. Not that I am into all that as much
it was some nostalgia seeing a bunch of RE/Search titles on the shelf.
In Holyoke… in 2014…”
() “Hi, As some of you know, there was a concert at the Freight and
Salvage, in Berkeley, about two weeks ago, to honor the memory of Pete
Seeger, the great American hero. The concert was hosted by Holly Near,
and featured many Bay Area performers, including Ronnie Gilbert,
Barbara Dane, Johnny Harper, Country Joe McDonald, Wavy Gravy, Vicki
Randle, Lichi Fuentes, Fernando Feña Torres, Joel Rafael, Evie Ladin,
Keith Terry, Erik Pearson, Gerry Tenney, Bill Amanteek, Robin Flower,
Barbara Higbie, Shelley Doty, Roy Zimmerman, Blame Sally, and more.
I photographed the event and posted some of the best images of the
night onto my blog: http://www.fletcho.com/blog/
If you like what you see on the blog, see the the entire collection
from the evening:
() “Dear Vale.
1. I just read the Henry Rollins pocket book and I love it. Not only is
it an insightful read on so many topics of global and personal
relevance (from WikiLeaks and climate change to how to organize
everyday chores) but it is also a very easy read. I don’t want to say
that it’s superficial or anything but that you can get through it in a
couple of hours whereas some of your other books make close reading
2. I suppose your other pocket books are similar. I would very much
like to place an order for the other three (Lydia Lunch, Ed Hardy, and
George Kuchar) as well as the Real Conversations book, Vol. 1. (Is
there a Vol. 2?) Tell me the total and I will pay via PayPal.” – M from
() “Today I read through the Ken Wark interview. This was highly
interesting. There was a lot of reference to William Gibson. I guess I
should finally read something from him. I got one of his novels for a
year now but never managed to read it. But right now I am starting with
Dating AI. That way it will be kind of a countdown for the German
release of HER. But also I am eager to find out how I can use it for my
Cognition & Information courses on thinking machines.”
() from Michael in Russia: “Your Industrial Culture Handbook is known
in Russia. The prooflink: http://rwcdax.here.ru/indrus.htm
If you search the keyword “handbook” in this page you will be surprised
() From A in the UK: David P said something on the JGB list about the
new Barry Miles biography of Burroughs that was a surprise to me: “A
part of its authority no doubt stems from the fact that it’s really
James Grauerholz’s biography of Burroughs, which Grauerholz found
himself unable to write and so Miles took it over.” That’s new
information to me.
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The end, for now
March 2014 RE/Search Newsletter #124 written by V. Vale & other
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