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Re: “Dylooting the Rave Scene

Jay hightower says.... what happened i have raved since 1992 freakin 16th and harrison.... man wtf

Posted by d.j. cabal on 10/24/2015 at 5:09 PM

Re: “What Was Withheld: Tammy Rae Carland's 'Some of Us Did Not Die'

beautiful! thank you! I love Tammy Rae Carland and her work forever and ever since we were teenagers!

Posted by Elin Slavick on 10/21/2015 at 11:06 PM

Re: “Submissive in Sex but Not in Real Life

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Posted by Editor on 10/20/2015 at 1:48 PM

Re: “Maria Guzman Capron Makes Clashing Cool

Hi, Do you do write-ups about the events at the Osceola Gallery in Emeryville and the Mythos Gallery in Berkeley?
Recently, the Mythos Gallery has produced art shows of significant quality, from historical themes to the upcoming contemporary abstract work. Osceola Gallery has recently held an open house and I saw works there from mid-20th century that are that are a collector's dream. Both worthwhile art news, Janet Norris

Posted by Janet Norris on 10/20/2015 at 11:02 AM

Re: “Oakland's Most Defiant Book Vendor

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Posted by Editor on 10/19/2015 at 1:32 PM

Re: “Oakland's Most Defiant Book Vendor

This little bookshop was for me a major draw to living in the Temescal area. It's terrible that there is no longer room for independent printmaking and bookselling in the neighborhood.

Posted by Sarang Shah on 10/19/2015 at 11:43 AM

Re: “Oakland's Most Defiant Book Vendor

Yess Oakland needs more Bookstores, but what about the density issues in Oakland. What about the resistance and keeping Temescal a Historical District. If no one resists, Nautilus will demolish all of the beautiful historic buildings like 4770A Telegraph. Bookstores Are nice, but what about the displacement of the locals due to Nautilus?

Posted by Dee Fuccin Schiznit on 10/18/2015 at 7:36 PM

Re: “The Superheroes Behind the Scenes

This story of this beautiful project coming out of AHC Art Esteem as visualized by Amana Harris and her amazing parents, co-creators, and artists, who run AHC, breaks my heart. I am at a loss for words in expressing the grief I feel for the family and friends of Antonio Ramos. Oakland is my home town and I will continue to pray for it's healing and love for all! Roberta Llewellyn

Posted by Roberta Llewellyn on 10/15/2015 at 7:40 AM

Re: “Burning Man Cofounder John Law Spent Burning Man at Tribune Tower, Thinking about Bridges

Well played, John.

The current adventures notwithstanding (just try to catch up with John that isn't at a well-attended event—the man is always-active, consummately involved, and a member of at least 6 other Communities/organizations he didn't even site (probably because he's busy *doing* stuff )—the Past has inspired the Present and will the Future.

*IF* he has time to document the last and current decade when it's over (and the Statute of Limitations have expired) it will be fascinating to read how many spectacular mud pies he's had his fingers in. Better than fiction, because it's all true.

As for getting laid, someone once told me that the one thing you won't be saying when you die is "Regrets? Yeah, I wish I hadn't had so much sex!"

Janna Ashton, if that's your real name, I hope you are having a productive. joyous life, and this flash of vicious bitterness was not a straif from your true self. If so, maybe try getting laid...? Jus' sayin'

Posted by Amacker Bullwinkle on 10/13/2015 at 2:56 PM

Re: “Stick a Fork in Alexandra Naughton

I liked how this article explained the current use of the Internet to reveal an author. I am impressed with the statement: You want to sleep with me because of my writing.

Posted by Mario Savioni on 10/07/2015 at 7:21 AM

Re: “Burning Man Cofounder John Law Spent Burning Man at Tribune Tower, Thinking about Bridges

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Posted by Editor on 10/02/2015 at 4:45 PM

Re: “When Women Are Sentenced to Male Prisons

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Posted by Editor on 09/30/2015 at 10:08 PM

Re: “How to Write Good Poetry Really Fast

Some particularly nice bits from the review:

"Anything avowed to a prescribed notion of worth and beauty was immediately asked to leave."

"The artist doesn't openly theorize about the perceived limitations of literature, but matter-of-factly presents viewers with works that defy their existence."

"A video montage called "How to Write Good Poetry" cements that point pretty well."

Uh huh. As The New Yorker's founder and editor Harold Ross was wont to note on a submission "what mean?"

Am I entirely wrong in thinking that there will soon be a Man Booker Prize for the year's best text?

Posted by Hobart Johnson on 09/24/2015 at 5:17 PM

Re: “How to Write Good Poetry Really Fast

All of the works featured in "First Thought, Worst Thought" are available as free downloads and/or print-on-demand editions via Gauss PDF (originally published 4/27/15): http://www.gauss-pdf.com/post/117480745350/gpdf170gpdfe014-tom-comitta-first-thought

Posted by Gordon Faylor on 09/24/2015 at 3:20 PM

Re: “Burning Man Cofounder John Law Spent Burning Man at Tribune Tower, Thinking about Bridges

My Dear Ianna Ashton-

I almost always let such criticisms wash over me and ignore them. This one stung a bit however.
I should know better, but here is my response to your contention that I live on past glories.

I have been blessed with great luck and great collaborators since landing in Frisco (that's right, Frisco) in 1976.
At 56 years of age I find myself in the 3rd most creatively active period of my life. How lucky is that? I would guess that archiving and collating the past takes up mebbe 25% of my creative time. The rest involves new projects with a great variety of collaborators.

Had I stayed with BM, I would probably have devolved into a vicious and petty bureaucrat fighting to keep power and control. That's what hapoened to the others. Leaving that event was one of the best things I ever did.

I'm glad people still get something out of BM and I'm proud of my part in it. Politics notwithstanding, it is, in some respects, still an innovative event. For most consumers it remains a good vacation value.

I will say this: if you work for the BM org and aren't getting your commercial day rate, you are a chump. And if your BM camp, rave, blinky thing is the ONLY creative thing you do all year, then maybe you should expand your horizon a bit.

Following is a very tiny smattering of records of my collaborative efforts over the years and since Helco at BM in 1996:

Meat Parade at How Berkeley can you be Parade1996-98 - variations in 1999 and 2001:
http://talesofsfcacophony.com/peta-berkeley-as-you-can-be-parade-video-puzzling-evidence/

BLF 1977-2011:
http://laughingsquid.com/billboard-liberation-front-to-serve-man/

http://www.juxtapoz.com/current/the-life-and-times-of-ron-english-part-i

http://www.billboardliberation.com/2010/09/30/stella-artois-a-thing-of-beauty/

Various Cyclecide road trips, Mexico, New Orleans, etc. I'm with Cyclecide in Portland this instant.

Doggie Diner stuff: 1987- present:
http://www.insidebayarea.com/ci_8042829

Urban Exploration 1977 - present:
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/travel/paris.html

http://laughingsquid.com/john-law-on-the-history-channels-cities-of-the-underworld/
(I am currently more involved in UE than I have ever been, including the active Suicide Club days of the late 70's)

Detroit exploring and community building 1998 - present:
http://hyperallergic.com/105123/the-seafoam-palace-opening-a-museum-for-the-curious-in-detroit/

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/entertainment/arts/2015/08/03/artist-canilao-curates-alchemy-detroit-inner-state/30956093/

-JLaw

Posted by John W Law on 09/12/2015 at 1:43 AM

Re: “Burning Man Cofounder John Law Spent Burning Man at Tribune Tower, Thinking about Bridges

Isn't next year the 20-year anniversary of John Law re-living events from the past? 1996 was the last year he was actively involved in something new (HellCo at Burning Man). Since then he has been about re-archiving (Suicide Club, Cacophony Society, BM), re-telling (book, bus trip). and re-painting (Doggies Diner heads). He's been good at appearing at events where the next generation of artists and pranksters make their mark. Nothing wrong with getting another 20 years out of the past, -and getting laid.

Posted by Ianna Ashton on 09/11/2015 at 12:21 PM

Re: “Burning Man Cofounder John Law Spent Burning Man at Tribune Tower, Thinking about Bridges

Cool. Glad to know that he doesn't urinate where he eats, he just prefers to urinate where *other people* eat.

Posted by Nadja Adolf on 09/10/2015 at 3:45 PM

Re: “Burning Man Cofounder John Law Spent Burning Man at Tribune Tower, Thinking about Bridges

Cool. I wondered about the neon on the Tribune bld. Keep up the good and anon. work:) Cheers

Posted by Gordon Hopkins on 09/10/2015 at 9:17 AM

Re: “Quick Hits

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Posted by Editor on 09/08/2015 at 4:16 AM

Re: “Preceding Pride, a Week of Queer Art

Wait a minute! I thought "Queer" was an insult!!! Make up my minds, People!

Posted by Mark Miller on 09/02/2015 at 10:48 PM

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