Saturday, July 30, 2005

Click opera - July 30th, 2005

On the topic of guerilla art, street theatre, etc...
Click opera - July 30th, 2005: "'I'd like to draw your attention to a most extraordinary tour that's going on in Japan right now, and being blogged in an excellent collective blog. Shobus Diary documents Shobo Shobo artists O.lamm, Domotic, Davide Balula, and Minifer during their 'Shoboshobus / Mobium Japan Tour 2005'. (Ishida Daisuke is the Japanese host.) Since these are highly original people, this is a bit different from your average rock or laptop tour. Instead of concert halls, the French artists have opted to busk. They've built portable speakers which hang from their necks, each one supporting a laptop. They're playing on the roofs of buildings, at the Tsukiji fish market, in malls and car parks, anywhere. The blog is brilliant, and expanding rapidly with photos, sounds and videos. The Shoboshobus are quite aware of the problematical issues their guerilla tactics raise about disruption, noise pollution and their status as guests in Japan. There's a lot of noise pollution in Japan already, but it tends to be in commercial or industrial areas; areas zoned for residence are hushed. Rehearsals on the roof of Yahiro Factory, where the Shoboshobus are staying, were stopped, for instance, when an employee of the Austin Mini dealership next door shouted that he couldn't stand it any more.

Friday, July 29, 2005

Cast Our Nets Like Rampage!!!

Cast Our Nets Like Rampage!!!:
"It is 2021, tomorrow is the 20th anniversary of 9/11 It is up to an underground group of bio-mechanically enhanced conservatives led by Sean Hannity, G. Gordon Liddy and Oliver North to thwart Ambassador Usama Bin Laden's plans to nuke New York City...And wake the world from an Orwellian nightmare of United Nations dominated ultra-liberalism."

A cyborg Sean Hannity? I have to read this.

Eros Blog: The Sex Blog -- By Bacchus

Eros Blog: The Sex Blog -- By Bacchus:

"But did you know that the spiffy new porn steaming in your output tray is secretly encoded with your printer serial number and other info that could be used to identify you?

That's a function your government got snuck into your hardware, ostensibly to catch counterfeiters. But nobody knows what else they are using the secret markings for. If you print subversive fliers or protest literature, it might be smart to worry."

The post goes on to point you to the EFF who are working on the issue.
I was a dues paying EFF member for a while...
They are worth supporting.

How we lose


"Microsoft is going to prevent what they call 'hardware attacks' (as well as 'software attacks') on premium content. Such attacks include what others call fair use. My attempt to watch content on my own screen is an example of just such as 'hardware attack.'"

If a legislator wanted to insure the vote of techies everywhere they'd propose a law making it illegal to cripple a device in any way that could possibly interfere with fair use. A sort of anti-DMCA. Of course it would never pass, but it could start some interesting discussions.

"Drunk and Unpublished, 'an unofficial poetry organization,' conducted their second session of guerilla poetry Monday night. Their target audience: Wal-Mart patrons. "

I like this a lot in theory.
In fact a couple of years back I was really into the idea of getting some street theater stuff happening.
I didn't.
But for a while I thought I would...

anyway, this does get me thinking...
this and my recent time spent in the galleria.
If you could get a group of poets we could scatter around the whole place and read poems at random positions inside the mall at regular intervals for say, an hour or so...
Do a short piece, move along, and say, 5-10 minutes later do another.
Seems like that would be fairly effective.

Any ideas folks?

oddz and endz

o.k. the internet is back on at the house...
haven't been updating much...
so, what I have been doing since I lost my job?
mostly sleeping.
sleeping and tamalalia.
but now I've spent so much time in bed
that my back hurts, so I guess it's time
to get back to life...
uh, yipee.

I did go to the "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire"
audtions on Wednesday...
didn't pass either test,
but Melissa was there and she got in on the movie week quiz...
and I did read Sartre's "The Condemned of Altona" while I waited in line. Great stuff.
I was at the Galleria from 10:30 till around 3:00, and the guy next to me smelled a little, and had very bad breath.
overall it was probably about as productive as looking for work,
maybe more so, after all, I did finish the Sartre.

If yr thinking about coming to see Tamalalia make your reservations NOW.
We are selling out quickly.

Oh, and for those of you who didn't make it to the starr project show, here's
Suitcase, the band that won our round...
they're great.

that's all I gotta say right now.
and now I've said it.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Siouxsie & The Banshees re-release entire album back catalogue - NME.COM

Siouxsie & The Banshees re-release entire album back catalogue - NME.COM:


Can I get a hell yeah?

ok, probably not,
Siouxsie fans are not
exactly the hell yeah type
are they?

at least it's nothing to mope about
unless you like moping...

I have to admit I'm more excited about this than I should be.

BBC NEWS | Health | Beta-blockers 'blot out memories'

BBC NEWS | Health | Beta-blockers 'blot out memories':
"A common blood pressure drug could help people who have witnessed traumatic events, such as the London bombings, to block out their distressing memories."

Don't people remember things for a reason?
I don't like this one bit.

Can't they just go ahead and invent and legalize Soma and get this whole brave new world in full swing?

Monday, July 25, 2005

one more

go see Hotel Pasiphae.
It's pretty damn amazing.
Although ya might wanna brush up on yr
Greek myths and tragedies first...
it can only help.

party sat night...

If you know me,
and you know where I live
you should be at my house on Sat the 30th.
I won't be there till after Tamalalia
(which you should go see) I imagine the party
will start before I get there.

It's a going away party for Tom.
He's headed to NYC then Brazil.
Leaves Monday.

So come by and wish him well...
seeing as both of us are unemployed
I'm afraid it will be a byob affair...



not dead yet

but my internet connection at home is
and will be
till I get some
figured out.

so expect some dead air here at "This is not a compliment."

and if you need to contact me at all
I will be checking my gmail account every few days
and my phone still works (for now) ;)