CHIROT ZERO ZINE--ANNOUNCING NEW BLOG

Dear Followers, Friends, fellow Workers:

I have just begun a new blog/zine called
Chirot Zero Zine A Heap of Rubble--
Anarkeyology of hand eye ear notations
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http://chirotzerozine.blogspot.com
the blog is more exusively concerned than this one with presenting essays, reviews (inc. "bad reviews") , Visual Poetry, Sound Poetry, Event Scores, Manifestos, Manifotofestos, rantin' & raving, rock'roll, music all sorts--by myself and others--if you are interested in being a contributor, please feel free to contact me at david.chirot@gmail.com
as with this blog, the arts are investigated as a part of rather than apart from the historical, economic, political actualities of yesterday, today, & tomorrow
as with al my blogs--
contributions in any language are welcome

Free Leonard Peltier

Free Leonard Peltier
The government under pretext of security and progress, liberated us from our land, resources, culture, dignity and future. They violated every treaty they ever made with us. I use the word “liberated” loosely and sarcastically, in the same vein that I view the use of the words “collateral damage” when they kill innocent men, women and children. They describe people defending their homelands as terrorists, savages and hostiles . . . My words reach out to the non-Indian: Look now before it is too late—see what is being done to others in your name and see what destruction you sanction when you say nothing. --Leonard Peltier, Annual Message January 2004 (Leonard Peltier is now serving 31st year as an internationally recognized Political Prisoner of the United States Government)

Injustice Continues: Leonard Peltier Again Denied Parole

# Injustice continues: Leonard Peltier denied parole‎ - By Mahtowin A wave of outrage swept the progressive community worldwide at the news that Native political prisoner Leonard Peltier was denied parole on Aug. ... Workers World - 2 related articles » US denies parole to American Indian activist Leonard Peltier‎ - AFP - 312 related articles » # Free Leonard Peltier 2009 PRISON WRITINGS...My Life Is My Sun Dance Leonard Peltier © 1999. # Prison Writings: My Life Is My Sun Dance - by Leonard Peltier, Harvey Arden - 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 272 pages Edited by Harvey Arden, with an Introduction by Chief Arvol Looking Horse, and a Preface by former Attorney General Ramsey Clark. In 1977, Leonard Peltier... books.google.com/books?isbn=0312263805... - # Leonard Peltier, American Indian Activist, Denied Parole And Won't ... Aug 21, 2009 ... BISMARCK, ND — American Indian activist Leonard Peltier, imprisoned since 1977 for the deaths of two FBI agents, has been denied parole ... www.huffingtonpost.com/.../leonard-peltier-american_n_265764.html - Cached - Similar - #

Gaza--War Crime: Collective Punishment of 1.5 Million Persons--Recognized as "The World's Largest Concentration Camp"

Number of Iraquis Killed Since USA 2003 Invasion began

Just Foreign Policy Iraqi Death Estimator

US & International Personnel losses in Iraq &Afghanistan; Costs of the 2 Wars to US


Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America's War On Iraq: 4,667
icasualties.org/oif/

Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 1,453
http://icasualties.org/oef/


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Cost of War in Iraq

$691,188,637,164

Cost of War in Afghanistan
$229,137,844,021

The cost in your community

www.nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

flickr: DEATH FROM THIS WINDOW/DOORS OF GUANTANAMO--Essays, Links, Video-- US use of Torture

VISUAL POETRY/MAIL ART CALL Cracking World’s Walls & Codes Concrete & Virtual

Cracking World’s Walls & Codes Concrete & Virtual


VISUAL POETRY/MAIL ART CALL
No Sieges, Tortures, Starvation & Surveillance
GAZA-GUANTANAMO-ABU GHRAIB—THE GLOBE
Deadline/Fecha Limite: SinsLimite/ongoing
Size: No limit/Sin Limite
No Limit on Number of Works sent
No Limit on Number of Times New Works Are Sent
Documentation: on my blog
http://davidbaptistechirot.blogspot.com
Addresses: david.chirot@gmail.com
David Baptiste Chirot
740 N 29 #108
Milwaukee, WI 53208
USA

Miss Universe Visits Guantanamo: 'A Loooot Of Fun!'



Miss Universe Visits Guantanamo: 'A Loooot Of Fun!'


The current 'Miss Universe' Dayana Mendoza (formerly Miss Venezuela) and 'Miss America' Crystal Stewart visited US troops stationed in Guantanamo Bay on March 20th, the New York Times reports. Here's Mendoza's account of the visit from her pageant blog last Friday. She says the trip "was a loooot of fun!"

This week, Guantánamo!!! It was an incredible experience...All the guys from the Army were amazing with us. We visited the Detainees camps and we saw the jails, where they shower, how the recreate themselves with movies, classes of art, books. It was very interesting. We took a ride with the Marines around the land to see the division of Gitmo and Cuba while they were informed us with a little bit of history.


The water in Guantánamo Bay is soooo beautiful! It was unbelievable, we were able to enjoy it for at least an hour. We went to the glass beach, and realized the name of it comes from the little pieces of broken glass from hundred of years ago. It is pretty to see all the colors shining with the sun. That day we met a beautiful lady named Rebeca who does wonders with the glasses from the beach. She creates jewelry with it and of course I bought a necklace from her that will remind me of Guantánamo Bay :)

I didn't want to leave, it was such a relaxing place, so calm and beautiful.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Concentrado Acción - Concentrated Action


 

Galería MEC - Espacio Plataforma

Montevideo - Uruguay


24 artistas latinoamericanos, dos seminarios, conferencias, exhibición de videos performáticos, un espacio para el diálogo con accionistas venidos desde México, Venezuela, Cuba, Chile, Argentina, Brasil y Uruguay del 4 al 9 de Setiembre, 2007 en la Galería MEC, Montevideo, Uruguay.

24 Latin American artists, two seminars, conferences, exhibition of videos on performances, a space for the dialogue with accionists come from Mexico, Venezuela, Cuba, Chile, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay, 4 to 9 Setiembre, 2007, in the MEC Gallery, Montevideo, Uruguay.


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MARTES 4 AL DOMINGO 9
DE 11:00 A 22:00 HS
Sos Tierra, fotos de otro planeta / Exposición fotográfica de obras de performance
Espacio Relacional / Lugar de encuentro

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MARTES 4
19:00 hs > Inauguración
19:30 hs > Plumas / Daniel Acosta
20:00 hs > Creciendo / María Noel Langone
20:30 hs > De la serie somática / Andrea Cárdenas

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MIERCOLES 5
9-12:00 hs > Taller Alexander del Re
14-17:00 hs > Taller Pancho López
17:30 hs > Entre las acción Contextualizada y la acción como instancia estética. La encrucijada de la performance latinoamericana / Ponencia de Silvio de Gracia
18:30 hs > Diario del proyecto Tierra / Ponencia de Daniel Acosta
19:30 hs > Coreografía para manos con esposas / Cecilia Vignolo
20:00 hs > Espacio Rito urbano / Juan Silva Alvarez y Angela Alves
20:30 > Esa democracia . . . / Gabriel Sasiambarrena
21:00 > Pájaro obsceno / Rafael Álvarez

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JUEVES 6
9-12:00 hs > Taller Alexander del Re
14-17:00 hs > Taller Pancho López
17:30 hs > PERFORMANCELOGÍA: Archivo Virtual de Documentación sobre Performance y Performancistas / Charla con Aidana Rico, Amira Tremont e Ignacio Pérez
19:30 hs > Justi-xia / Claudia Ruíz Herrera
20:00 hs > / Grupo m.a.m
20:30 > Plagio lumínico / Calixto Saucedo
21:00 hs > Endopintura con tres corazones / José Roberto Sechi

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VIERNES 7
9-12:00 hs > Taller Alexander del Re
14-17:00 hs > Taller Pancho López
17:30 hs > Aproximaciones a un metalenguaje o arqueología del lenguaje / Ponencia de Javier Sobrino
19:30 hs > Acerca de la compleja relación de un cubo / Martín Molinaro
20:00 hs > Re-tomando / Aidana Rico
20:30 hs > ANIMALs PERFORMAN / Raúl Nuñez
21:00 hs > Apocatástasis / Ignacio Pérez Ignacio Pérez

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SÁBADO 8
17:00 hs > Muestra del taller Alexander del Re
19:30 hs > Fuente / Lucía Ponce de León
20:00 hs > Tu + Yo / Pancho López
20:30 hs > Paradox / Alexander del Re
21:00 hs > Líneas de a tiempo / Javier Sobrino

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DOMINGO 9
17:00 hs > Muestra del taller Pancho López
19:30 hs > Situación dadaista 0 / Graciela Cianfagna
20:00 hs > Memorial V / Juan Angel Italiano y Gabriel Octavio Italiano
20:30 hs > Pecho bueno / Pecho malo / Gabriela Alonso
21:00 hs > Enjoy / Silvio de Gracia

Programación, prólogo y fotos en la web

Concentrado Acción es un proyecto curado por Clemente Padín, 7w1k4nc9@adinet.com.uy

Concentrated Action is a cured project for Clemente Padín
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PLATAFORMA ES UN PROYECTO DE LA DIRECCIÓN DE CULTURA DEL MINISTERIO DE EDUCACIÓN Y CULTURA., MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY, DIRIGIDO POR TAMARA CUBAS SAN JOSÉ 1116, MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY,  info@plataforma.gub.uy ,
TEL_902 3941, www.plataforma.gub.uy

PLATFORM IS A PROJECT OF DIRECTION OF CULTURE AND EDUCATION MINISTRY, MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY, DIRECTED BY TAMARA CUBAS, SAN JOSÉ 1116, MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY, info@plataforma.gub.uy , TEL_902 3941, www.plataforma.gub.uy   



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Tanger: Morroccan Moghrebi Language Writer Mohamed Mrabet: Author & Visual Artist with a Video of him telling one of his "Stories"






I first learned of the Morroccan Moghrebi language story teller and writer from the Paul Bowles' transcriptions and translations of his orally narrated works.

I remember first being given a book of his to read when living in an abandoned building in Paris. Sitting on the floor of a disintegrating room containing only dust and afternoon light. and entering into Mrabet's winding alleys of words and images--

The subtitle title alone of the first one I read, M'Hashish, an old classic from City Lights, wil give you a sense of some (but only some) of Mrabet's worlds, from an old saying:

"A pipe of kif before breakfast makes man as strong as a hundred camels in the courtyard."

But that is but one of the myriad winding alleys, as though "A Thousand and One Nights" took place in one night, one story--until the next story--

"A story speaks with a thousand tongues, but you chose to hear only one."

Mrabet says this to indicate that within the deceptively simple and yet seemingly elliptical, "illogical" words of the story--as in Sufi tales and poetry-- are allusions, depths, insights, warnings, at every turn.

Mrabet is also a self-taught painter and visual artist, inspired in part by the example of Yacoubi, with works in collections are the world.



"Elephant Birds"
"Birds in a Week"

"Scatterbrain"


"Fortune teller"

I first learned of the Morroccan Moghrebi language story teller and writer from the Paul Bowles' translations of his works.

I remember first being given a book of his to read when living in an abandoned building in Paris. Sitting on the floor of a disintegrating room containing only dust and afternoon light. and entering into Mrabet's winding alleys of words and images--

The subtitle title alone of the first one I read, M'Hashish, an old classic from City Lights, wil give you a sense of some (but only some) of Mrabet's worlds, from an old saying:

"A pipe of kif before breakfast makes man as strong as a hundred camels in the courtyard."

But that is but one of the myriad winding alleys, as though "A Thousand and One Nights" took place in one night, one story--until the next story--

"A story speaks with a thousand tongues, but you chose to hear only one."

Mrabet says this to indicate that within the deceptively simple and yet seemingly elliptical, "illogical" words of the story--as in Sufi tales and poetry-- are allusions, depths, insights, warnings, at every turn.

Mrabet is also a self-taught painter and visual artist, inspired in part by the example of Yacoubi, with works in collections are the world.

mohamed choukri: New Book in English STREET WISE--bio, fotos, a video


Mohamed Choukri is one of my favorite writers, and am very excited to learn that his book STREET WISE is now available in English. It continues the story of Choukri's life from the point at which he left off with the great classic FOR BREAD ALONE, one of the most powerful books I know. That book ends with the illiterate twenty year old street survivor Choukri deciding to learn to read and write and become a writer. (He asks a street scribe to be his first teacher.)


Choukri wrote FOR BREAD ALONE in classical Arabic, a near miracle for an illiterate-turned-writer so late in life. This attests to his immense powers of endurance and rebellion. By expressing the desperate life and language of the streets in the classical language of the greatest writings of Arabic language Religion, Spirituality, Poetry, Culture, Choukri made a home for the ones who had been homeless in these worlds.
Choukri uses in FOR BREAD ALONE the point of view of a child and a child-like adolescent to present with a sense of detachment the violent and crime driven environment he finds himself in during the desperate famines and poverty of Morocco in the 1930's and 40's. The brutality of his father, of the streets and people, of the systems in the world which reveal themselves, are presented right alongside a deep compassion and curiosity. Writing with equal distance of things seemingly bottomless chasms apart, makes Choukri's book all the more shattering. The moments when the narrator discovers his own numbness in face of the immensity of tragedy in his life, his family's life, life itself, is when he is seized with the passion to learn to write. The writing is a shattering of the numbed imprisoned life of the writer and the world he is in.
Very few books at all present being able to write at all, let alone to want to be a writer, with such an absolute hunger, desire and will.
The immense force of the title FOR BREAD ALONE is in its paradoxical findings regarding its rewritten Gospel proverb on hunger: "For man does not live on bread alone."


new edition







Mohamed Choukri, who became one of Morocco's most famous writers, was born on July 15, 1935 in Beni Chiker in the Rif mountains of northern Morocco near the city of Nador, during a time of famine. In 1943, at age seven, he and his family moved to Tanger. His poor and dysfunctional family migrated to Tétouan, where at the age of 11, Choukri fled from his home to escape his tyrannical father. Eight of his brothers and sisters died of malnutrition or neglect. Choukri later was employed for several months in Oran, Algeria by a French family, and then he returned to Morocco.

At the age of 20, in 1955, Choukri began to teach himself to read and write, helped by teachers dedicated to the eradication of illiteracy and ignorance. Soon he began to read, to write and enjoy books written by Arab and French authors.

In Tangier he became inspired to write candidly about his life in classical Arabic, different from the Moroccan dialect of darja (the vernacular) and the Berber dialect of his birth. Dar al-Aadab a monthly periodical based in Beirut, Lebanon, published Choukri's first short story in 1966, Al Unf ala al-Shati' ("Violence on the Beach"). During the mid-to-late 1960s, he associated with the hippies who were in Tangier at that time, writing stories in cafés or restaurants.

In 1972 Mohamed Choukri met the expatriate writer and composer Paul Bowles, who recognized his talent as a writer. Bowles encouraged his writing and Choukri closely collaborated with Paul Bowles on the translation of For Bread Alone, written in 1972. Bowles arranged to have that work published in English (London: Peter Owen, 1973), and the autobiography sold very well. In 1981 a French version followed—Le Pain nu—and in 1982 the book was published in Arabic as Al Khubz al-Hafi. Choukri's autobiographical work described his difficult early life—with vivid descriptions of experiences as a vagabond, prostitution, petty crime and drug use—breaking all literary rules and religious taboos in the Arab world at that time. For Bread Alone has now been translated into many languages. Tennessee Williams described For Bread Alone as "A true document of human desperation, shattering in its impact." Originally banned in Morocco, this book was permitted to be sold and read in Morocco in 2000.

Other literary works by Mohamed Choukri included more novels, short stories and a play, which further earned him literary fame both in Morocco and in other countries. Some of Choukri's earliest stories were first published in the United States in Harper's Bazaar, Transatlantic and the literary magazine Antaeus, co-founded in 1970 by Paul Bowles and the writer, poet and editor Daniel Halpern. Choukri contributed to various newspapers and magazines in France, Iraq, Lebanon and Syria, in addition to Morocco.

Choukri pursued and eventually became a close friend of the writer Jean Genet, who visited Tangier in the 1970s and 1980s. (Genet is buried in Larache, a fishing port south of Asilah on the Atlantic coast of Morocco, near the ancient Roman ruins of Lixus.) Choukri's friends included the writer and painter Brion Gysin, who lived in Tangier beginning in the early 1950s and who in 1953 opened the 1001 Nights restaurant adjacent to the Menehbi palace on the Marshan. Other associates included William S. Burroughs, Edouard Roditi and Juan Goytisolo. In 1973, when Choukri learned that Tennessee Williams was in Tangier, he determined to befriend him, and did.

In 1992 Choukri wrote Jean Genet et Tennessee Williams à Tanger, with an introduction by Gavin Lambert and a note by William Burroughs. His work Paul Bowles: le Reclus de Tanger was published by in Paris by Quai Voltaire in 1997. However, the friendly and working relationship which Bowles and Choukri had maintained in the beginning dissipated in the last decade of their lives.

Choukri was also a teacher and eventually he was awarded the chair in Arabic literature at Ibn Battuta College in Tangier. Throughout his early years in Tangier, Mohamed Choukri was a familiar face in the cafés, bars and restaurants in the Petit Socco; in his later years he preferred to drink at the bar in the Negresco restaurant, the Café Roxy or Café de la Grand Poste and other haunts.

When Choukri was diagnosed with cancer of the throat, he refused to stop drinking and smoking. After months of suffering, he received medical treatments and surgery at the Military Hospital in Rabat., but he died there on November 15, 2003, at the age of 68. The following day, in Tangier, his funeral service and burial were held at the cemetery on the Marshan. A memorial in Choukri's honor was held in Tangier several weeks after his death, organized by his friends and admirers of his life and achievements.

HENRI CHOPIN LIVE IN FRANCE 2005 SOUND POETRY BY ONE OF THE PIONEERS OF USE OF TAPE FOR PERFORMANCE

HENRI CHOPIN LIVE IN FRANCE 1995

The Seashell and The Clergyman-part03

The Seashell and The Clergyman-part01

The Seashell and The Clergyman-part02

Antonin Artaud homenaje al poeta total

ANTONIN ARTAUD IS BACK

Friday, August 31, 2007

TOTAL ECLIPSE--IRAN IRAN RANT RANT RANT

SO WHAT DID YOU DECIDE TO DO ABOUT IRAQ MR PRESIDENT?





I RAN


I RAN
I RAN
RANT
RANT
RANT









Thursday, August 30, 2007

The War on Terror in American Schools and Universities Turning into War on Arabic Language as Part of "Islamo-Fascism"--The Asault on First Amendment

The War on Terrorism is turning into a terrorist campaign inside the USA not only during "National Islamo-Fascist Awareness Week" on college campuses across the country and at two Israeli Universities, but as year-round blitz that is being extended so far as to claims being made that the Arabic language, as a Language of Terrorism, should not be taught.
What happened to the Freedom of Speech? Can't one speak the language of terrorism--or Peace--in any language? Isn't the discourse about Language turning into a new form of Hate Speech?
The fear of illegal immigrants isn't just about jobs. It's also about "protecting English as the National Language." The fear of hearing foreign languages--being used no doubt to transmit secret messages in code only understood by native speakers--witness the paranoia surrounding the translation of the Guantanamo Poetry from Arabic and Pashto--is being allied with the fear of terrorism. Anyone speaking Arabic or wanting to learn it is going to be suddenly in danger of being arrested at any moment as a potential "suspect." (Just today several men speaking Arabic readying for a plane flight in the US were alerted to the authorities by a woman--it turned out they were Iraqi contractors on a business trip to the US.) Fear of Terror and Islam is being turned into blanket bigotry against all Arab speakers, as though the language itself is embedded with some form of Evil. Even non-Islamic Arabic speaking or teaching schools are under vicious attack, as is the case in NYC.

I remember in the build-up to the invasion of Iraq speaking French with a friend on the bus. this was the hey day of the "Freedom Fries" suppression of anything with the word "French" in it. When a man on the bus figured out we were speaking French he started screaming we should be detained and held until the police came as "supporters of Terrorism and enemies of America." When my friend and I told him we are both American citizens, this only made him more enraged. This proved beyond a doubt that we were traitors and should be executed immediately. Passengers on the bus, who before had just ignored us, began staring with hate and muttering insults and curses. We got off at the next stop.

It doesn't take much imagination to see where this insanity could lead, with Arab speaking American citizens, tourists, workers, students being physically attacked by mobs urged on by people being continually filled with the propaganda of hate speech such as will be visiting 200 campuses in October. What kind of Protection Under the Law will be available then? Obviously not Freedom of Speech!

When are Americans going to take concrete actions to defend what their country is supposed to stand for? The threat to Arabic speakers is a threat to every person living in America's Freedom of Speech. First it will be Arabic, then any form of Speech or Writing that can be pounced upon as "non-Patriotic" or "critical of American/Israeli policies." It won't be long and the USA will be turned into a nation of "suspects" like Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Iran. The War "over there" will be brought "here" not by the enemy, but by the Americans themselves.

Linked Article "Arabic as a Terrorist Language":

read with the articles in the two accompanying entries re "Islamo-Fascist Awareness Week"

Fwd: A Student’s Guide to Hosting Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week - Islamo-Fascism - Terrorism Awareness Project

http://www.terrorismawareness.org/islamo-fascism/49/a-students-guide-to-hosting-islamo-fascism-awareness-week/
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American and Israeli Colleges, Universities Hosting Islamo-Fascist Awareness Week

http://us.f572.mail.yahoo.com/ym/ShowLetter?MsgId=2812_24907965_3161607_2784_8612_0_22394_28226_2152632262&Idx=14&YY=69393&y5beta=yes&y5beta=yes&inc=25&order=down&sort=date&pos=0&view=a&head=b&box=Inbox
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A Great Art Brut Blog: La Maison de Mariette--with again many Thanks to Krshtest


d-b chirot




Many thanks to Krshtest for sending this blog by Mariette, "une des artistes singuliers" as they are called in French. ("Singular Artists").

The work of Mariette is very powerful, tapping into the spiritual energies which a great many artistes singuliers draw on, from their religious backgrounds and upbringings and/or mystical visions of their own. It is a revelation to me to find this work, and the site has a vast array of links and reference materials to draw upon as well.
(A previous entry from today--see below-- gives an incredible links list of Art Brut sites and blogs which is taken with thanks from Mariette's blog.)

I like very much the term "artistes singuliers," as conformity is one of the things in life that most horrifies me. Conformity creates oppression, censorship, violence, fear, hatred--of the "Outsider" in any way, shape or form.
So many movements, styles, genres, whether "traditional" or "avant-garde/experimental" create very quickly their own forms of conformity, heirarchies and exclusions, that is a great inspiration always to find the example of the Singular Artists.

One of my little mottos is "I do not seek, I find, " from Picasso. Les artistes singuliers work very much with the Found in the world about them--not seeking for something which is imposed ready-made by society as an "approved" way of art that will bring about yet another "system." . Since I work always with found materials everywhere found, these artists I think of as my teachers and what I call "droll companions."
They are Anarkeyologists of singular strati signing and singing the unearthing of the hidden in plain site/sight/cite "most beautiful world . . . a heap of rubble tossed down at random" of Heraclitus. The most ancient and the most "absolutely modern" of Rimbaud in singular synchronicities of Time, scattered throughout Space.

My thanks again to Krsh Test for sharing these fantastic openings into further labyrinths, forests, cities of the Uncanny Recognition.


"Le Coeur dans tous ces etats"



Four from "Divinites" series:













"Warhol"



"Charlotte et Thomas"


"Bernard"

Dolly Parton - The Porter Wagoner Show

Porter Wagoner since the late 1960's has been the the Nudie-suited King of of many forms of Country Music, including the genre now known as Psycho Country. His trilogy of LPS Down in the Alley/Skid Row Joe, Confessions of a Broken Man (the title song even featured in a classic Simpsons episode) and The Cold Hard Facts of Life is unsurpassed for its portraits of the down and out, the alcoholic, the addict, the mental patient, the tortured soul and the sudden killer. He's also very much part of the Dolly Parton story, featuring her debuts and duets with her on his TV "Porter Wagoner Show".

His latest video is a classic in the Psycho Country tradition, written for him by Johnny Cash 25 years ago, and first performed by Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson on the "Highwaymen" debut LP. It's included here with two Psycho classics from his old TV show.

A salute to Porter and Johnny-and Dolly--three artists with an immense compassion for the "forgotten people" cracking up and/or falling through the cracks of "The Cold Hard Facts of Life"!

Porter Wagoner - The Porter Wagoner Show

PORTER WAGONER - Committed To Parkview

ART INSOLITE - LES LIENS/ Art Brut links---with Thanks to Krsh Test


Many thanks to Krsh Test for sending La Maison de Mariette--
at which this link may be found of many fantastic Art Brut sites and blogs--

http://art-insolite.com/pageinsolites/pages/insolitelesliens.htm

http://Crashtext.wordpress.com
http://www.myspace.com/crashtestzone


(these are linked to this blog)

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Sun Ra and Don Cherry

Ed Blackwell

Don Cherry' Mu' -VERY RARE:Ed Blackwell, Nana Vasconcelos...

"Gloomy Sundays" : A Fantastic New Blog from Gianni Simone!!!!!

Great News from the Eternal School of Mail Art/Visual Poetry Correspondances


Correspondant Ray Jay:


Gianni Simone, editor of KAIRAN Mail Art Forum journal, long one of the very best ever Mail Art, Visual Poetry and activist print journals in the world, has just started Gloomy Sundays,his own Blog.
http://gloomy-sundays.blogspot.com

It's an incredible one, too--Gianni's vast knowledge, archives of images and essays, contacts and his concerns with social and environmental issues, issues of justice and human rights as they are expressed in Mail Art/Visual Poetry, projects, calls and the works of a wide variety of Artists worldwide makes this one of the best blogspots I have ever seen.
Whether you are already part of the Eternal network, interested in Visual Poetry, social activism or the arts in general, I can't recommend it highly enough. And for any one thinking Mail Art has been surpassed in the age of electronic communications--a great discovery of how Mail Art has evolved and continues to be involved with all forms of Coummication, the fundamental "message" of Mail Art and the Eternal Network.
Gianni's blog entering the the Cyberverses is truly a great event. There has been so far so little available on line in the areas Gianni is presenting, it is like a miracle to find suddenly so many previously harder-to-find ideas, examples, histories, actions, events, all presented by one of the most inspiring, generous and knowledgable persons there is.
Thank You Gianni!!!!!!!!!! From Everyone out Here!!!!

and be sure to check out also:
KAIRAN, Mail Art Forum

for "Spidertangle" visual poets and poetry





















"No Place to Move/Shadow Walls" flickr at ::: wood s lot ::: "the fitful tracing of a portal"

just learned you can see my flickr gallery "No Place to Move/Shadow Walls" at
the latest Wood's Lot blog-
is included in the entries on 26 August

http://web.ncf.ca/ek867/wood_s_lot.html ---


more galleries to follow shortly at my flickr

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS AKA SURF ZOMBIE INVASIONS OF THE LATE 1950'S AND THE EARLY 1960'S

tHE FOLLOWING VIDEOS ARE DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE OF SURF MUSIC SOUND AND DANCE TRACKS FOR THE ACCOMPANIEMENT OF A ZOMBIE INVASION IN THE EARLY 1960'S

NOTE IN THESE VIDEOS FROM THE ADVANCED INDUSTRIALIZED SOCIETIES OF THE USA AND JAPAN HOW THE ROBOTIC BODY MOVEMENTS AND MUSICAL GROUP AND MASS SYNCHRONIZED FACIAL EXPRESSIONS AND BODY LANGUAGE CONVEY A SENSE OF HUMANS HAVING UNDERGONE IN PLAIN SITE/SIGHT/CITE THE VEGETAL POD TRANSFORMATIONS INTO CITIZENS OF A NEW SOCIETY "ON THE MOVE"

WE HOPE THIS ASSEMBLAGE OF DOCUMENTARY FOOTAGES WILL BE A WARNING
THAT ALL SYSTEMS OF HOMELAND SECURITY HAVE BEEN OBSOLETE SINCE
THAT TIME AND ALL CURRENT EXPENDITURES ON THIS ARE A COMPLETE WASTE AND SHAM

SURF HAS COVERED THE EARTH AND NOW IS THE TIME OF THE GLOBAL SUBMERGING COME AGAIN

Re: Invasion of the Body Snatchers--ORIGINAL 1956 TRAILER

The Ventures - Wipe Out

THE ATLANTICS surf band perform THE CRUSHER 1963

Band from Japan in Japanese Sixties Youth Flick

Astronauts - One of the great Surf bands in a Youth Cult Flick

The Beasts - Johnny Weissmüller Great! Mummy wrapped musicians play Horror Surf as Monster attacks Bikini Beach

Chantays - Pipeline