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V. Vale’s RE/Search Newsletter #161, June-July 2017: RE/Search events, Cosey Fanni Tutti, GX Jupitter-Larsen

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

1. Three or four opportunities to meet RE/Search’s V. Vale in person this month, starting with Sat July 8 all-day in Oakland: Fashion and Music Show at Classic Cars West! (which hosted a V. Vale & friends photo and art show a few months ago). 
1A. EDITORIAL by V. Vale: Come and see my photos! May 3 – list of subjects below. Also: new AIS-German/English zine, new Jello Biafra zine, Incredibly Strange Films book release, more!

1B. Zora Burden does GX JUPITTER-LARSEN interview, Part One
1C. Cosey Fanni Tuttie intv by Erin Eyesore
2. The Counter Culture Hour: watch for new online presence
2b: RE/Search Conversations Podcast Series on researchpubs.com or iTunes
3. FORTHCOMING EVENTS: V. Vale 60-Photo Show at SF Arts Commission Gallery May 3-August 1, 2017.

4. TRAVEL BROADENS THE MIND BUT (possibly) BREAKS THE HEART by V. Vale

4A. OUR PAST LIFE: Books/CDs/DVDs we’ve been given, Experiences, etc.
5. Recommended Links – send us some!
6. QUOTES
7. Letters from Readers (send some!) from Bana 
8. Sponsors (Check ’em out! – they make this newsletter possible!)
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1. Three or four opportunities to meet RE/Search’s V. Vale in person this month!

$ On Sat July 8 come to Oakland & meet V. Vale (RE/Search will have a table; email us if you want something special brought just for you) and have a full day hanging out, eating, watching a local-designer fashion show; possibly the world’s first “dog fashion show” and also seeing up-and-coming local bands and acts. The “venue” is Classic Cars West, a huge indoor and outdoor environment with tables and chairs everywhere, a cafe serving beer and wine, lots of parking nearby, and 8 hours of carefully-“curated” fun for your enjoyment. Again, Sat July 8 from 2pm to 10pm prepare to have fun and move around, and of course talk to us at RE/Search in a somewhat relaxed setting (especially early, at 2pm). We are especially looking forward to seeing the “dog fashion show” and hope that at least one dog is wearing a cat “costume”. Event was organized by Krusty Wheatfield and friends; K.W. has penned (2) V. Vale Biographical-Comics to date, and they will be available and K.W. can autograph  or personalize them for You.
 

$ Sat July 15 is a special day: the premiere of an exciting SRL documentary film takes place Sat, July 15 4pm at the Roxie Theater AND Mark Pauline himself (SRL founder) and Steve Bage (film director) will appear in person to answer questions! Anyone who ever worked on an SRL show or ATTENDED a live SRL show – try to show up! The film captures the excitement that only SRL can generate. Recommended to buy tickets in advance, and you can also watch the trailer for the film:

 
FREE Also on Sat July 15, 12-5pm Lennon Studios (near Costco, 10th-9th Sts/Harrison-Bryant Sts) is hosting a punk swap meet (“collectibles”) and RE/Search will have a table there from 12-3:30pm; email us if you want something special brought there just for You. The event goes from noon-5pm; RE/Search will depart early 3:30pm for the SRL Film Premiere at 4pm at the Roxie Theater, 16th St and Valencia St.
 
FREE Fri-Sat-Sun July 21,22,23 is the 2017 San Francisco Art Book Fair (sfartbookfair.com). Preview is Friday 7/21 6-10pm, Sat 11-6pm, Sun 11-5pm. Meet V. Vale (RE/Search will have a table; again email us if you want us to bring something rare or special to You). This is a pretty amazing event, judging by the wide variety of people who show up from Europe, NYC, Asia, Australia, etc.! Address: 1275 Minnesota St (a block from 3rd St, near 24th St). T line goes to 23rd St at 3rd St, 2 blocks away.
 
1A. EDITORIAL by V. Vale: Free V. Vale 60-Photo-Show Opening at SF Arts Commission Gallery, 401 Van Ness/McAllister; through July 2017. info@researchpubs.com )
Who and what are in the photos (which span 50 years) you might ask?  Kathy Acker;  Jello Biafra, Dead Kennedys founder;  Penelope Houston, Avengers singer;  Genesis P-Orridge in white high heels;  Monte Cazazza;  Mark Pauline & Matt Heckert, SRL, Fort Mason;  Gerald V. Casale, Mabuhay Gardens (DEVO);  Henry Rollins & Nick Cave;  William S. Burroughs & Lemur the Cat;  William S. Burroughs, Chabot Range;  Derek Jarman’s globe, London, 1982;  Beth Loudmouth (the Loudmouths);  Karl, North Beach bicyclist;  Ted V. Mikels;  Boyd Rice, NON;  Charles Gatewood & Diamond Dave;  Charles Gatewood’s books;  Ginger Coyote, White Trash Debutantes;  Mark Chester, photographer;  Johanna Went costumes;  Mr Lucky;  Tokyo Disneyland;  Girl Scout;  Jack Hirschman;  Otto von Stroheim, Tiki News;  Unknown Museum (Mickey McGowan);  Joey Ramone, Jeff Olener (Nuns);  Cosey Fanni Tutti & Tana Emmolo;  Andy Warhol & JFK;  Dishwasher Pete;  John Waters;  Vermilion Sands & Gail Takamine;  Lawrence Ferlinghetti & Pooch;  Paddy O’Sullivan;  Allen Ginsberg;  Winston Smith;  Penny Rimbaud, CRASS founder;  Jeffrey Scott (Dils);  Bruce & Jean Conner;  R.U. Sirius;  Jennifer Miro & Vermilion Sands;  George Kuchar;  Gary Snyder & Stephen Schwartz;  Lydia Lunch;  Pearl Harbour in her living room;  Cyclecide events;  Carlo McCormick’s vinyl;  Professor Longhair on TV;  Track 16 Gallery;  Hamburg record  store;  Frank Discussion 2x;  early Mabuhay Gardens audience: Chris Knab, Terri;  SM Flea Market: Whore Store;  imitation of Diane Arbus;  Jennifer’s tattoo;  swing dancers at Bimbo’s;  Ballardian freeway;  Mindaugis Bagdon, Kamera Zie;  punkettes at Target Video;  70s mural in Mission district.
We must give immense thanks to Noah Lang of Electric Works for his beautiful photographic prints; to Steven Wolf for curating; for Meg Shiffler for SFAC Gallery Hosting.
() After what seems like years of toil (also; it’s been years since it was available), Incredibly Strange Films is released in an 8×10″ paperback version suitable for the new age of short-run digital book printing. Upon reading, the book seems not only FUN but amazingly relevant for today’s new generation of independent filmmakers and videomakers. All kinds of suggestions and inspirations are geared toward making all its readers at least want to make a film!
 
() “A Visit from Jello Biafra and Eric Debris, aka Jello Biafra on the Coming Trumpocalypse.”
On February 14, 2017, Jello Biafra and Eric Debris came to the RE/Search office at 8pm and stayed until 2am. Eric Debris, Metal Urbain founder, was in town to participate in an erotic photography show at SOMARTS, staying at Jello Biafra’s house. The 6-hour taping was too long to transcribe, so we are giving you some highlights in this color 60-page zine, augmented by a photograph signed by V. Vale. This COLOR (expensive-to-print) zine with (1) color photograph is $20 plus $5 shipping (or $10 shipping overseas).
 
() BRUCE CONNER: The Afternoon Interviews by V. Vale. Introduction by Natasha Boas. Cover & super-fast book production by Marian Wallace. 128pp, original photos by Vale. If you liked Marcel Duchamp: The Afternoon Interviews, you’ll like this latest RE/Search book rush-released to make it in time for the Oct 29, 2016 Bruce Conner Retrospective at SFMOMA (the show came from MOMA NY, and is on its way to Barcelona, Spain). Order direct from RE/Search & receive a BONUS 4×6″ color photo print of Bruce Conner, signed by V. Vale.
 
() We produced a tiny number of a partially-color 11×17″ paper, stapled comics zine by Krusty Wheatfield on V. Vale’s life/biography, titled SEARCH FOR WEIRD (a bio-comic). Excellent drawings! $15 plus $5 shipping ($10 overseas shipping).
 
() Terminal Punk / Philosophy of Punk, 7th edition 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).
 
() Lost Angels of Los Angeles: 12 photographs by Danielle Neu, fiction captions by V. Vale. A one-sheet folded to make a 12-panel zine! Write info@researchpubs.com if you want a copy ($3 postpaid USA; $5 foreign). www.danielleneu.com
 
() New Industrial Culture zine + poster in 2 versions!
Artists of the Industrial Scene – Printed in Germany (purple risograph version). We stil have the older color French version!  So, we have a Zine in French; 2nd newer zine in German!! Interviews with Genesis P-Orridge (Throbbing Gristle/ Psychic TV), Mark Pauline (Survival Research Laboratories), Johanna Went, Jim Thirlwell (foetus), Ryoichi Kurokawa, Ilpo Väisänen and Mika Vainio (Pan Sonic), Peter Christopherson (Throbbing Gristle), Graeme Revell (SPK), Naut Humon (Rhythm & Noise), Gerald V. Casale (DEVO). $20 plus $5 ship ($10 overseas). If you want the FRENCH version, we still have copies (same price); please specify WHICH LANGUAGE YOU WANT!!!
 
() Color Poster from Paris show! 2 versions! With Monte Cazazza image! Check it out! $20 plus $7 ship; $20 to ship overseas)
AND a (2-sided deluxe version! – 2 copies only; write for details) 
 
() New JG Ballard zine in color; printed in England! (includes our last interview, never before in print. Plus color photograph of JGB signed by V. Vale). $20 plus $5 shipping (shipping $10 overseas). Also a few copies: 11×14 JG Ballard Color Poster – write if interested! This zine came about because V. Vale and Marian Wallace were invited to participate in the first “J.G. Ballard Day” at Birmingham City University; Vale did a talk/Q&A, and Marian Wallace showed her film on J.G. Ballard: Aesthetics. Faye Ballard (one of J.G. Ballard’s two daughters) stood up and gave an unexpected tribute: “I just want to say: it’s fantastic having you here. It was worth you coming. Your presence here is felt by all of us, even if we’re a very select group. It’s important that you’re here. I also want to say that my father is indebted to you for publishing The Atrocity Exhibition. He always talked about you as the publisher of The Atrocity Exhibition. And he loved your book RE/Search 8/9: JG Ballard. He loved it! You’ve made a major contribution. You supported him when he was alive. It’s very well, now that he’s dead, for us all to say “what a marvellous man, he’s inthe canon of literature”. But when you supported him he wasn’t necessarily in the mainstream, he wasn’t in that canon. You gave him a huge amount of support when it was needed. We’re all grateful. I think it’s important to acknowledge you and what you’ve done.” (Wow, Thank You So Much, Faye Ballard!…We also thank Bea Ballard for just being alive and being supportive of RE/Search, too!)
 
To order a zine, email V. Vale at info@researchpubs.com, or snail-telephone 415-362-1465. Overseas readers who want to order more than one book: please email V. Vale so he can try to figure out the cheapest shipping to your country! Also available: limited JGB Photographic Print Poster 11×17″ color $30 plus $10 ship/$23 shipping overseas; write for details.
 
1B. Interview with GX Jupitter-Larsen by Zora Burden, Part One (Part Two will appear in the next RE/Search newsletter):


ZORA BURDEN: What music, literature or art influenced you in your formative years? Will you describe your early bands that led to the formation of the Haters, and what was your intent?

GX: In the late 1970s everyone called Punk “noise”… but it never really seemed all that noisy to me. Why sing about it when you could actually go out and live it? I needed to make a clean break from Punk, and start with a blank slate.
At first, in 1979, the kind of “noise” I was looking for wouldn’t be audible through the ears, but through a “social distortion.” [?!?] My first performances were pretty simple small-scale single actions, but because of people’s reactions to them, over the years the performances became more and more over-the-top.
By the mid-80’s, we were using agitators in the audience to lead everyone to “run ruin.” It didn’t take long before we didn’t need the agitators. By 1990, all we had to do was just show up onstage, and the audience would go nuts!
These really were my celebrations of entropy. Now, I should point out here, that these big total smash-’em-up shows got boring fast. For me, personally. The other performers enjoyed them; audiences loved them; I still get asked to do them. But I just needed to keep moving forward. I’m not trying to make a “statement” with my art; I’m trying to make a journey.

ZB: After people became more familiar with your shows, how difficult was it to find venues to perform? What were some of the unusual places you’ve performed in?

GX: Oh my, yes; in the early years I’d have to leave town a number of times. By the late ’80s I had to leave Denver as I got banned from every venue and campus in Colorado. During the early ’90s, I had to leave San Francisco a few times too—actually, by the late ’90s I stopped doing the big smash-em-up shows because while I had been banned from every alternative space in town…

ZB: You had an issue with venues, and a reputation, yet you played a large number of shows in your lifetime. How were you able to perform so much?

GX: Because what I did was totally honest. I was always honest and everyone knew it. My support base, my fan base, had a much stronger influence than that of the club-owners or other such people.


ZB: Describe some of the most “memorable” shows you had with the Haters. How important was audience participation to your performances?

GX: At the Kennel Club we suspended an ion-gun to charge the entire audience to 5000 volts. The hundred and sixty audience members chased one another giving each other shocks. People were getting up on tables and chairs, reaching towards the high-voltage grid, hoping to get more of a charge to give even bigger shocks to their friends. This ion-gun was designed and built for The Haters by Greg Leyh, the mild-mannered champion of electric-tainment [and a longtime SRL crew member].
I opened up for Con-Dom in Bordeaux, France in ’92. During the performance, this tiny girl kept jumping up on stage and punching me as hard as she could. She kept this up for the whole performance. Luckily for me she didn’t have a lot of upper body strength. Still, by the end of it all, I was really sore.
I got used to being kicked offstage by promoters who didn’t understand what they were getting themselves into by booking me in the first place. The fastest I ever got kicked off the stage was in Boston in ’96. The club staff became so panic-stricken by my set-up that I got kicked out of the club before I even got to do a soundcheck! This, despite a long line of people outside waiting to get in.
ZB: What some of the items you’ve used in your performances? When did you start creating your own instruments/tools for shows?GX: Nothing was ever spontaneous. Every show was the outcome of hours (if not days or weeks) of planning.
It all started with rubbing amplified calculators against sandpaper. Some years later, I used amplified electric drills to turn wood into sawdust. Than, by ’91 it was the “clicki-clic”; a hand-held hole-punch mounted with a contact-mic. It made such an oddly happy noise.
One of my dearest SRL colleagues, Brian Normanly, suggested using amplified power grinders to wear stuff down. He said if I was really into entropy, I should just go with the basics. Well, I couldn’t argue with logic like that!
This action would be a recurring motif for me for years. As I moved away from destroying debris en masse to specifically eroding one particular object over a span of time, I experimented with my own type of narrative arc… In a performance piece titled “Mind The Gap” I would use an amplified staple-gun to shatter a stack of LPs. A taller stack was used every time I did the piece.
Then there was “Drunk On Decay” in which a suspended, amplified funnel was allowed to drag and erode on a spinning sandpaper turntable. Every time the piece was performed, the funnel was hanging from something larger or heavier than the time before. Over time the dangling went from being mounted from a shovel to people to motorcycles. The last time my funnel collided with sandpaper, it was from under an elevated truck on top of a repair-shop hoist. I still plan to hang my funnel from under a raised house at some future point!
The most eventful phase in my use of sound in performance came when, instead of amplifying common tools, I started having my own costume devices built that were made solely for the purpose of making noise. By the late 1990’s I became obsessed with the idea of a contrast between what the sound was, and how the sound was made. Juxtaposition as narrative.
At the first annual San Francisco Bay Area Harsh Noise Festival in 2004, I had taken an old record player and replaced the cartridge and arm with an amplified toy shovel. Instead of playing records, the shovel would drag against the bare turntable. That night Emil Beaulieau named it “The Spinner Spade.” Plumes of smoke were expelled from the speakers as my Spinner Spade discharged a deafening, full-spectrum noise…
Since then I’ve made a number of different Spinner Spades in all shapes and sizes. Each Spinner was just that much noisier than the one before.
Perhaps the only project of mine that is really, entirely sound-based is a piece I first performed in 2003. I had asked myself: if sound could have a psychic weight, what would it be? I did some research, but I decided the answer probably had little to do with measurement.
In this piece, entitled “Audiothecary,” amplified balance scales are used as a performance-based utility for finding the weight of sound. The scales’ beam with both of its two pans at either end are all wired to function as one large microphone. Any slight touch, even breathing on them, would produce a very substantial noise.
After 2010, I was doing a performance piece entitled “Loud Luggage / Booming Baggage.”  Mainly, we operated amplified suitcases, shaking and banging them about till the luggage eventually broke.
More recently I perform with my Pump-Powered Permawave, which is a pump-activated synthesizer built to resemble a vintage suitcase. I pump away and it makes this deep low-end pulse.
At this point, now in 2017, I do a piece I call the “Totimorphous Ubiety Guide” (or TUG). I built this hand-held analog device out of old camera parts. It requires two people to operate.  While I handle the controls, my wife Jessica King pulls and pushes on the machine’s rigid side-spring. Each tug affects the sound produced, with the end result being a slow pulse.
You can get a pretty good idea of what a lot of these shows are like by seeing the video excerpts I’ve posted on my YouTube channel,  In particular: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKK2K-zMFbI

[http://performances.jupitter-larsen.com/1990-1999.html]

[Part Two will appear in the next RE/Search newsletter]

 
1C. Interview with Cosey Fanni Tutti by Erin Eyesore.
 
“Hola Vale, Congrats on your art opening!  I conducted my interview with Cosey. I have not transcribed the whole thing yet, but I have started, and I’m sending you these excerpts below. There’s one about Punk, one about Disneyland, and one about the night TG broke up in SF. Thank you! —Erin Eyesore”
 
ERIN: With Throbbing Gristle, one of the things you talk about is the conscious decision to avoid going in the direction of the Punk/rock n roll scene happening adjacent to TG. Do you feel now that you resisted that influence, or is do you now feel a kinship with the scene?
 
COSEY: It’s not that I resisted the influence, I just didn’t like it. It wasn’t my thing any more than the Bee Gees were. As Punk as I could get, I had already done with the Velvet Underground. I thought that was heavy stuff.  Since the time it was coming up, punk has been great—wherever it’s been taken by other people since the instigators, if you will, the “manufacturers” of “Punk” here in the U.K.
That’s good because people made it their own. That’s how music should be. There’s value in punk after the initial inception of it. There weren’t many working class people who could afford to go to McLaren’s shop or BOY boutique and buy their high-priced “Punk” clothes. So the great thing was they ended up doing it themselves—that’s the good thing about punk.
I just didn’t want to go down that route because I wasn’t interested. We had a really good route we were going down, which was a totally new kind of sound to make. Why would I want to go down rock ‘n’ roll? I have no idea.
ERIN: Since I’m here in California, I wanted to ask you a couple questions your experiences here.  You performed an art action you performed Disneyland California Adventure in 2002, and there’s earlier photos of Throbbing Gristle at Disneyland. What did you make of Disneyland? What did you guys do when you were there?
COSEY: I loved it! I originally described some of that, but they decided to edit it out of the book– too much material, basically. But I think Sleazy and a couple of others took acid and went around Disneyland—I know Sleazy did for sure; I can’t remember who else did. And they went on the teacups and stuff and they were nearly throwing up. It was great, I loved it. It was something totally ironic to have TG going around Disneyland, but it was good fun. Don Bolles took us around there, with his girlfriend at the time, Mary [Dinah Cancer], so we had free passes to get in.
ERIN: The last TG gig before the breakup in ‘81 was in San Francisco. You describe the show as your favorite TG gig, despite that being a time of massive internal conflict. Why was the concert so amazing when things were so fucked up within the band?
COSEY: This is a perfect example of what I was saying about knowing yourself, and going so deep inside that you enter that different zone, because nothing else matters then.
That’s the thing even with the TG regrouping.  Once we were all together, that “third mind” thing came through.  It’s just that connection you have with certain people—or that ability to connect– it is quite extraordinary. I’m glad I’ve been able to do it in my life, with the people other than Chris. It’s so symbiotic, that I don’t know how to describe it to anyone. It’s the same thing as when you can’t describe when a track or a piece of art. It just kind of appears from nowhere, and you think: where the hell did that come from? 
It was like that with the gig in San Francisco.  I felt like I was hovering off the stage—like I was somewhere else completely.  And I think I had to be. I think we were all like that—you have to get away from whatever conflicts are going on. It becomes about something else. It’s not about one person, it’s about the collective, completely, and what you create together.

2. Counter Culture Hour
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2b. RE/Search Conversations: podcast series
Most of us are too busy to sit down and watch a “TV show,” so now you can listen to some of the conversations that happen around the table at the RE/Search office.

New podcasts with David J (Bauhaus), Diane DiPrima, Dirk Dirksen (2 parts), Mike Watt https://researchconversations.simplecast.fm
For Jarett Kobek’s podcast-visit http://www.researchpubs.com/category/podcast/  as well as at the Apple podcast ‘store’ (they’re free and available to all who can find them). Here’s the link to the offerings to date (Penny Rimbaud, Rudy Rucker, Lyle Tuttle, and now Parts 1 AND 2 of Daniel Miller!
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/re-search-conversations/id1071988559
Please send us feedback if you listen to these podcasts so we’ll know someone out there is listening!!
For the brand-new Christopher Coppola podcast, visit http://www.researchpubs.com/2016/08/research-conversations-9-christopher-coppola/
And for the Thorsten Schutte podcast [director of Frank Zappa documentary “Eat That Question” go to: http://www.researchpubs.com/2016/07/research-conversations-8-thorsten-schutte/

3. FORTHCOMING EVENTS (San Francisco unless Otherwise Noted) 
 
() NOW Through August 1: V. VALE’s 60 Photographs included in “Tiny Bubbles” show at S.F. Arts Commission Gallery, 401 Van Ness/McAllister (the former SFMOMA building across from City Hall). Thanks to Steven Wolf for curating; picking 60 out of about 100,000 photos V. Vale has shot since the beginning of time. Mon-Sat noon-6pm.
 
() $$ Berkeley BAMPFA Great films, one after another, probably forever! http://bampfa.org/program/hippie-modernism-cinema-and-counterculture
 
() Support the Roxie Theater: great programming EVERY NIGHT (our opinion). http://www.roxie.com Also support the Castro Theater! A beautiful Film Palace!

() S.F. EVENTS to Check Out Regularly: Long Now Foundation. Hypnodrome/Thrill Peddlars now R.I.P. (they need a new space; can you help?!?). Goethe Institute. The List (Punk Rock). Dorkbot. Bottom of the Hill. INdependent. Thee Parkside. The Chapel. Brick & Mortar. ATA Gallery (last “underground” film place?). Mule Gallery. The Lab under Dena Beard. Southern Exposure Gallery under Patricia Maloney. Mule Gallery.
 
() FREE June 1, 630-830pm CCA Wattis: Patrick Jackson (L.A.) & Candy Jernigan (NYC; R.I.P.) Opening. Patrick Jackson’s 3-part installation is spectacular to see. Candy Jernigan: amazing drawings.
 
() FREE Sat-Sun June 3-4 10-6pm downtown Berkeley: Bay Area Book Festival  www.baybookfest.org RE/Search’s space was #87 corner of Center Street/MLK St.
 
() $ Thur June 15, 7:15pm Roxie Thtr, 16th St/Valencia St. Buried in the Mix, Timothy Crandle’s San Francisco Punk documentary. RE/Search will be there! After the film the Armory Club, 1799 Mission/14th St will have a basement event featuring Mia Simmans, Brendan Earley and others including Raymond Ernest Andre III.
 
() FREE Fri June 16, 6-9pm Gallery 16 performance, 501 3rd St/Bryant St –  gallery16.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9a75356261512cc47df1c7c07&id=678184b3e4&e=8ea108b677
 
() June 17, 6-9pm **SAN PEDRO** Laurie Steelink of Cornelius Projects puts on “The Desolation Center Experience: Mojave Exodus, photos, films & videos” with Einsturzende Neubauten & SRL, organized by Stuart Swezey & friends. The first desert festival! www.desolationcenter.com
 
() $ Fri June 23, Landmark Embarcadero Cinema: Maudie (film; google for info)
 
() $ Sat June 24 **Berkeley** Nick Cave plays the Greek Theatre at U.C. Berkeley. Cat Power opens! Google to find tickets!
 
() FREE Sun June 25, 6pm City Lights Bookstore: Sophie Calle book-signing, etc
 
() $ Sun June 25, 8pm: CAT POWER plays the Fillmore! with Jade. (Fri Jun 30 Santa Ana: The Observatory)
 
() FREE Sat June 24 **BIRMINGHAM, U.K.** JG Ballard Day. Google for more info or write tomwknowles@gmail.com
 
() FREE Thur June 29, 7pm, City Lights Bookstore: Paul Yamazaki moderates Anastasia Aukeman and Deborah Treisman about Bruce Conner and Walter Hopps.
 
() $ Sat-Sun July 1-2 John Water hosts Burger Boogaloo with Iggy Pop, Guitar Wolf, Redd Kross, Buzzcocks, X, Roy Loney, et al!
 
() FREE JULY 15 noon-5pm RE/Search has a table (come visit us, until 3:30pm) at the Swap-a-Rama hosted by Jim Pitts at Lennon Studios
 
() $ SAT JULY 15 4pm,  ROXIE SRL Documentary premiere with Mark Pauline (SRL founder) in person, along with director Steve Bage — RE/Search plans to be there! Come one and all! – get advance tickets now: http://www.roxie.com/ai1ec_event/survival-research-laboratories-live-extreme-futurist-festival/?instance_id=20229&t=1&cn=ZmxleGlibGVfcmVjc18y&iid=60a6296e26da4a32acd995784c10b799&uid=64534773&nid=244+285282312

 

“Submitted for your consideration – Mark and I are hosting the first public screening of my film on Saturday, July 15th, at the Roxie, 4:00. Here’s the link to the Roxie page: http://www.roxie.com/ai1ec_event/survival-research-laboratories-live-extreme-futurist-festival/?instance_id=20229
Thanks, Steve Bage”
 
() $ Fri-Sat July 28-29 **CLEVELAND, OHIO** huge DEVO event at Beachland Ballroom. Sun July 30 DEVO Race in Akron, OH. http://devo-obsesso.com/html/news_pgs/devotional2017-promo.html
 
() $ Sun July 30 Castro Thtr: Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr story (Jewish Film Festival closer) www.sfjff.org
 
() $ Sat-Sun Oct 14-15, L.A.’s Ace Hotel, David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption http://www.dazeddigital.com/music/article/36124/1/david-lynch-s-festival-of-disruption-is-returning
 
4. TRAVEL BROADENS THE MIND BUT (possibly) BREAKS THE HEART by V. Vale
 
We recently did a “whirlwind” two-week tour of Europe and it was exhilarating but of course exhausting—it took two weeks to get over our jetlag, and now we find ourselves with a reborn coffee addiction we must cold-turkey out of (tea is much gentler on the body-machine, and we hate waking up with that gotta-have-coffee lethargy). 
We were extremely fortunate in that every single person we met on this trip we liked and wanted to spend more time with—hence the heartbreak. At least it’s heartbreak with a small “h”… 
Surely everybody has heard about the low-cost Norwegian Airline fares, and the even-lower-cost Wow! Airline. So, on Friday May 12 we left Oakland Airport (easier to get to than SFO, less pressure, lower-key, smaller) with our 50-pound checked suitcases filled with RE/Search books (heavy), our 20-pound carry-ons filled with books, and our minimal clothing in our backpacks.
 
Plane landed at Stockholm, Sweden, where we stayed in the airport (very “green” airport filled with plants; ate soup with a large variety of “toppings” at an airy vegetarian cafe). Then we flew to Oslo airport where we got a warm pair of reindeer real-sheepskin slippers ($30); of all “coincidences” ran into our neighbor Mikkel Aaland, an unknown great photographer.
 
Then finally our destination: Copenhagen, Denmark. Took a cab to the hotel Jack Stevenson had booked for us and then walked all around the neighborhood filled with pedestrians. We were amazed by the huge artists’ building Jack’s movie theater was in (3rd floor; took a lot of walking and asking people just to FIND it!) because it was filled with various clubs, restaurants and whatnot jammed with animated humans talking to each other and staying off their cellphones for the most part. There was even a club you could join if you wanted to play board games with others in the room; some bookshelves were filled with various board games in boxes. (Jack was out of town; we met his projectionist and bartender. Super-thoughtfully, he had left us an envelope of some Danish Kroner for “walking-around money”; Scandinavian countries do not use the euro!)
 
The next morning we took a cab to Copenhagen Airport. Our two checked bags hadn’t arrived the night before, and we were worried, but by 9:45 a.m. our luggage was given to us by a smiling airline worker (wotta relief). We got on the plane to Berlin and there was Blixa Bargeld, returning from an Einsturzende Neubauten “Greatest Hits” concert in Copenhagen the night before we arrived—another “coincidence”!
 
At Berlin Airport we stayed inside for our next plane to Stuttgart airport, where we were met by a tall smiling young man (what was his name?!? (Note to self: next time ask “him” to write it down in our notebook) who drove us on the autobahn an hour to Karlsruhe where ZKM had offered us a film show that night. We dropped off luggage at our hotel, then were driven to ZKM where we set up a book table and checked to make sure the films would play. ZKM is a very tall ex-factory building filled with skylights and light; great physical plant. We had a meal at the in-house cafe, bought a William S. Burroughs catalog from the in-house bookstore, had more coffee, and the film screening happened with a Q&A afterwards. Germans can ask very intelligent questions!… [more later; ran out of steam]
 
 
4A. OUR PAST LIFE: What We’ve Received, Liked, Experienced:
 
() Received an amazingly beautiful “Jean-Jacques Perrey et son Ondioline” vinyl gatefold LP with 36-page booklet – you’ll want your own copy – order from bandcamp, or write to the label. A labor of love! Includes collaborations with Angelo Badalamenti and Dick Hyman.
 
() SCAM Magazine, new giant issue – send $20 postpaid to Erick Lyle, 1011 Bedford Ave #3, Brooklyn NY 11205. Email newscamadventures@gmail.com

5. LINKS (Send Us Some!)
 
() More releases from La Mère, avant-garde music project from Marian “RE/Search” Wallace: “Can’t Miss It” now available on Bandcamp. Take a listen for free! Also available now: “Soothing Music” (parts 1 & 2)
 
 
() Johnny Strike: New book, Murder in the Medina: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071WMCZVD/ref=rdr_kindle_ext_tmb
 
() from artist Asha Schechter: new collaborative exhibition space in L.A. area:  http://potts.la/about/
 
 
 
() https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/feb/13/john-waters-on-multiple-maniacs-reissue – John Waters: “A new kind of anarchy is going to happen next”—sent by Andrew B.
 
() from Don Ed Hardy: “I’ve never had a site focusing on my personal art. Finally got one done with the help of a great web designer—paintings and works in other media, but not prints as yet. donedhardyart.com – also see https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/02/arts/design/tattooed-new-york-mohawk-chiefs-bowery-denizens-inking-artists.html
 
() from Mark Pauline: “We’re renting the Roxie for a screening of Steve Bage’s Documentary Film of the 2012 SRL Show in LA on July 15th at 4pm. Might be bringing some machine stuff for some extra fun. Hope to see you there!”
 
() Klaus Maeck sent us: link to “B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West-Berlin  https://vimeo.com/123314394
 
 
() from Veronica M in Berlin:
Here a little sonic present. I do industrial noise myself operating as Espectra Negra.
 
() See excerpts from Marian Wallace‘s funny/spicy documentary on painter Sharon Leong: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRNs2RpTfcQ
 
() Steven Gray reviews Bruce Conner films, etc:  https://drylandlit.org/2017/01/27/the-films-of-bruce-conner/
 
 
() Thrillpeddlers’ space is gone but we hope a new place will materialize for them! (Thrillpeddlers: one of San Francisco’s greatest independent theater/performance cultural nexus locales; we had many a memorable night there) Meanwhile check out these videos: –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbKSk601_Xg&ct=t(Newsletter_October_201610_5_2016)
 
() from Ian Web: 
 
() Natalia Mount is a mover-and-shaker at Pro Arts Gallery, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland 94612. c: 510-309-3205. www.proartsgallery.org
 
() Cosey Fanni Tutti new book ART SEX MUSIC came out May 1 – google to find it!
 
() Google Bana Haffar; she did a Moog promo and a MakeNoise promo or two on YouTube.
 
() from Alex Murray-Leslie: www.ashadedviewonfashionfilm.com
 
() recommend Chasing Ice (eco documentary)
 
 
6. QUOTATIONS
 
() Paranoia is Fun!
 
() “Beware of overzealousness, oversimplification of the chaos that we’re in!”—Danielle N.

7. LETTERS FROM READERS:
 
() Letter from Johnny Strike: Enclosed is Another Tangier thriller, is now available with an introduction by Allen Hibbard (author of Paul Bowles Magic & Morocco).
Murder in the Medina“. (Well, Johnny, we read the book in one session; that’s how fun it was to read! In a way it almost seems like two different books, but that’s another story (!). Highly recommended.)
“There’s a companion piece for Murder in the Medina. It has two typos that will be fixed today.”
 
 
() Letter from Bana Haffar: “Hi Vale,
I spent the whole morning digging into Cosey’s autobiography (quite the page-turner I might add). Took a break to check my email only to find your newsletter and my name listed right under Cosey’s book announcement. Quite the synchronistic occurrence. 
Thank you for the mention—it was both unexpected and very much appreciated. 
I have a new record that came out yesterday, it will be available on Vinyl only for the time being. It was made on my modular synthesizer at home in Los Angeles. 
Here is a mashup with snippets of the tracks. 
I hope you’re well and thank you for keeping the spirit of rebellion alive in a saturated digital world. I look forward to your newsletters always. 
Warm regards, Bana”
 
() “Ciao, Vale! Here’s a photograph taken by Jim Pennington today at ZKM | Karlsruhe of DJ Spooky & myself—both being part of Nik Sheehan’s Dreamachine—and only meeting yesterday, with ZKM’s Beat Generation Exhibition come to an end. All my very best, Udo Breger”
 
() “Hi Vale,Your books have been really important to me–really opened my horizons as a teenager, and it’ll be great to have hardbacks of these [RE/Search #4/5, 6/7, 11, 12) to shelve next to my well-worn paperbacks from back in the day! Yours–Terry”
 
()  Gerald V. Casale’s new rosé of pinot noir wine available—won’t last long! http://www.thefiftybyfifty.com/product-2016-rose.html
 
() “Hey Vale,
Just saying hello. Been busy living in Portland. I’m not much of a traveler these days, but I may visit San Francisco for the first time in 10 years.
Anyhoo, I just stumbled across a very old web page while researching Mole Magazine from 1983. I didn’t know that you were still publishing. I rarely feel the desire to be wealthy, but perusing your catalog has produced lustful consumer feelings. I wish I could buy everything that you have listed.
Just yesterday I was researching Patti Smith’s Hanuman book, Wool Gatherings. I came across an old book auction page that documented an old sale of a collection of the first 50 Hanuman books. It sold for $600. I would (if I could) drop that in a second for that collection. Years back, I was at a reading where Bob Flanagan read from Fuck Journals. I didn’t buy his book that evening. I never had a second chance to buy it.
What I really wanted to express is how much I miss Ballard. Losing him and Burroughs were both very sad for me. I never knew how close the you were to Ballard. Years back I attended a reading in New York. He spoke very highly of you. I am so impressed by how many wonderful things you have put together for Ballard. I have met very few people who loved Ballard as much as me.
I’m still completely obsessed with magazines. I am mostly interested in 19th Century United States publications. I do collect some contemporary magazines. Excluding film-oriented magazines, the only other contemporary titles that I seriously collect is Coast Magazine from the 1970s and Cavalier from the 1960s. It seems like nearly everyone wrote for Cavalier in the late 1960s. I also recently discovered that Kerouac and Paul Bowles were published in Holiday Magazine.”—Seth from Factsheet Five
 
() “Heyandhoooray Val! Thank you for being YOU! I respect you from afar and all the weirdness you bestow upon our grateful heads. It’s also so inspiring so see such a brilliant multicultural Japanese-American person bringing IT ON!—Sayuri K”
 
() “I am shooting a new movie this summer and doin’ the crowdfunding thing. Can you help to spread the word? Cheers and best, Jon Moritsugu (+Amy)… https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/jon-moritsugu-s-new-feature-numbskull-revolution/x/13404935#/
() Met Katt Atchley at BABF and she is a musician: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huYpKnMeJGE

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/k-atchley/norcal-the-atchleys
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/140379505

 
() “Dear Mr. Vale: 

I told you about the Joseph Von Sternberg movie, Anatahan, at the Berkeley Book Festival last Saturday. I really enjoyed talking to you and reading and enjoying my copy of Incredibly Strange Films. Like all your publications, it’s fascinating. About getting a copy of the movie:
Here is the URL for the catalog page at Movies Unlimited. It’s $22.49 for the DVD and a couple of dollars more for Blueray.
http://www.moviesunlimited.com/search?q=Anatahan&mod=AP
You might be able to borrow in from a local library, Stanford, UC Berkeley and San Francisco Public all have copies. They even have it in VHS  UCLA has a copy of the film itself
This Worldcat page
http://tinyurl.com/y855wr7b lists library holdings for the entire world.
I read the book, Anatahan, by Michiro Maruyama who was one of the Japanese soldiers/survivors. It was pretty interesting. There was also a novel, Cage on the Sea (1998) written by Kaoru Ohno based on the same events.
There was a second movie based on the Anatahan events made in Japan in 2010 called Tokyo-jima. Here is the sparse IMDB entry for that
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1530513/
Wikipedia entry for Anatahan. 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anatahan
A couple of other Internet entries:
http://tinyurl.com/y8voj85w
http://tinyurl.com/yblcfl87 Again, I enjoyed meeting you and our conversation.
Sincerely, John Ca–“

() from Jamie Stevens: https://frieze.com/article/portfolio-patricia-l-boyd check it out!
 

() from Ed H: “This long-anticipated book (A Life in Art: The Dream Colony, intro by Ed Ruscha) details the amazing life of Walter Hopps (1932-2005). An unorthodox visionary genius, Walter shaped late 20th century art with unique energy, humor, and brilliance. The text is in his own words and includes a detailed chronology by his widow, Caroline Huber. 

Shows Walter curated in the early 1960s— at L.A.’s Ferus Gallery and the Pasadena Museum—deeply influenced me as a young artist, and I was fortunate to know him as a friend during the last seven years of his life. 
I highly recommend this amazing read to anyone interested in modern and postmodern art and popular culture. –D.E. Hardy”
 
() “Hello!  First of all, I saw you at Cecilia Kuhn’s memorial this weekend– it was nice to see you! …What a lovely ceremony that was for Cecilia…
I wanted to follow up and ask if you might feature a link to/excerpt from my interview with Cosey Fanni Tutti in an upcoming newsletter.  Audio is here: http://erineyesore.tumblr.com/post/160688519004/cosey-fanni-tutti-interview-ribbon-around-a 
I also wanted to ask you about a write-up on a new photography/collage book by Julia Gorton, a New York punk photographer most famous for capturing the likes of Richard Hell, Lydia Lunch, David Byrne, etc. etc. in the late ’70s.  Her brand new, limited edition art book “Pretty in Punk” features collages made from photos in those days, including photos of the artists I mentioned but also much more obscure folks, such as fans and others in the scene.  She’s a designer so it’s a really beautiful, unique book.   You can see her work here: http://www.juliagorton.com/seventies/
I’m receiving an advance copy next week, and I was wondering if you might publish my review in your newsletter?
Okay, that’s it! Be well, Erin”
 

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JUNE-JULY 2017 RE/Search eNewsletter #161 written by V. Vale & other contributors. RE/Search website poweredbyhttp://www.laughingsquid.com.  Add us (“info@researchpubs.com“) to Your Address Book++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Physical Address since May 1979: RE/SEARCH | 20 Romolo #B | San Francisco CA 94133-4041 | 415.362.1465 http://www.researchpubs.com | http://www.myspace.com/researchpubs | info@researchpubs.com  facebook: “RE/Search Fan Page”    twitter: @valeRESearch  Instagram: Vale_Research

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