2.27.2004

Hold it until -- new thoughts on

american government; Iraq and the "oil money that'll finance the invasion"

spy software

Aaron McCollough has thrown an east coast / west coast challenge for favorite album

now, my husband is a former guitar hero, and while he gave up practicing his fingering for more lucrative work as a screenwriter (new pitch to Kiss star who's now a producer! unrelated to guitar heroism), he buys all our cds

I was a dj, but gave all of that up -- have written some of the seque, set & show - structuring up for an old essay -- I think it is no longer online -- anyways

my turntable (b&o beocenter 2000) needs a fuse, Ron's has a tired belt, I believe

I am working on a set of rondeaux (homage to laura moriarty) using circle jerks lyrics

(oh -- I was first a hardcore dj, then, after learning to do three hours of 30-second songs, avant rock-jazz, pre-tech noise, industrial, acid house-type -- mixing -- this was a long time ago)

new reading series at the smell is bands and poetry and plays and fiction and media and film -- but I'm doing the poetry and media part --

so, nine favorite LPs and one EP

-- Gun Club, Fire of Love (terrible crush on Jeffrey Lee Pierce)
-- Velvet Underground, Loaded (first LP I purchased)
-- Butthole Surfers, Live PCP Pep EP (includes version of Winchester Cathedral)
-- let's call it an imaginery KTEL album with ALL THE SONGS OF MY CHILDHOOD on it (it is actually about ten or more ktel albums I have): "Kung Fu Fighting," "The Night Chicago Died," "Billy Don't be a Hero," "Seasons in the Sun"
-- Big Star #1 Record (ok, ok, I now have all their albums on one CD in my car)
-- the Nina Hagen album with Superboy on it
-- Love (are reunited & touring now! no I'm not going to see them)
-- MC5, Television, Patti Smith ... take CBGB in about 1979 -- that.
-- Seeds? I dunno -- fill in 12-15 essential psychedelic garage bands here -- the ones with a rough edge
-- Magma

hmmm -- that was top o'my head -- some incomplete info

The song list -- songs I quote in my book DaDaDa are songs that were going through my head -- unfortunately, this was eighth grade and high school -- I'm about 15 years behind my subject matter, so just entering college NOW:

dadada -- trio
d'yer maker -- led zeppelin
moon river -- andy williams
let me call you sweetheart
chantilly lace
oh when the saints come marching in (first song I learned to play on the piano)
spinning wheel -- blod, sweat, & tears
san jose -- dionne warwick (mom LOVED dionne)
my little red book -- love
sweet home alabama -- lynryd skynyrd (friends will wonder -- where's freebird? indeed -- & where is the iron butterfly at all? vanilla fudge? hmmm)
three little fishies
down by the water -- pj harvey
night and day -- cole porter -- love cole porter lyrics -- several songs from the songbooks are here
zipadeedodah
here you come again -- dolly parton
kitty wells
stand by your man -- tammy wynette
ring of fire -- johnny cash, june carter
once over twice -- x
brass in pocket -- pretenders
arabian knights -- siouxie
begin the beguine
blues in the night -- artie shaw
birds & the bees
i shll be released
these boots -- nancy sinatra
my sherona --the knack
love is a battlefield -- pat benetar
groove is in the heart (ok, I was in college, but I like dee-lite, saw them at wigstock -- the good thompkins square park wigstock, many times)
cat scratch fever -- gotta have a crush on ted nugent -- I remember seeing the dead kennedys and biafra had scratches on his chest just like ted during the cat scratch fever tour --
several songs by peter frampton -- what a little bald guy now
auld lang syne




2.25.2004

Free Public Programs at the Hammer Museum this week feature artists EDGAR ARCENEAUX, ROBERT GOBER, and electronic literature authors DEENA LARSEN and GENIWATE.

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Gallery Talk

EDGAR ARCENEAUX

Thursday, February 26
6pm

Edgar Arcenaux discusses his current Hammer Project exhibition, Drawings of Removal. The exhibition closes this Sunday - don't miss this opportunity to hear Arceneaux speak about his remarkable installation that uses the Museum's gallery as an active studio-space for this ongoing work in progress.

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UCLA Department of Art Lecture Series

ROBERT GOBER

Thursday, February 26
7pm

Acclaimed sculptor Robert Gober has been exhibiting his work internationally to great critical acclaim. He represented the United States at the2001 Venice Biennale, and has had large scale exhibitions at The Geffen Contemporary, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Dia Center for the Arts, New York; and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; among many others.

This UCLA Visiting Artist Lecture is made possible through the generous support of the William D. Feldman Family Endowed Art Lecture Fund.

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Hammer Readings: hyper_text

DEENA LARSEN and GENIWATE

Friday, February 27
7pm

Deena Larsen is the author of two interactive narratives, "Marble Springs" and "Samples: Nine Viscous Little Hypertexts."
Geniwate lives in Melbourne, Australia. Her collaborative project Poetry Machines, a website joining programmers and writers, is scheduled for release this month. She has served on the Australian Network of Art and Technology and
her work has been exhibited at Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York.

hyper_text: Explorations in Electronic Literature is presented in collaboration with The Electronic Literature Organization (www.eliterature.org)

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All events are FREE OF CHARGE

Reservations are not required
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis

Easy parking below the Museum, $3

For more information please call 310.443.7000
or visit www.hammer.ucla.edu.

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Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat 11am-7pm
Thu, 11am–9pm
Sun, 11am–5pm
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FREE MUSEUM ADMISSION EVERY THURSDAY


UCLA HAMMER MUSEUM
10899 Wilshire Blvd at Westwood Blvd

2.23.2004

Monthly Writers & Teachers Series

Catherine Daly, published by Salt, with a book forthcoming from Tupelo, teacher at West Los Angeles College, will be reading with and introducing three of her students in this *all new expansion of the Writers & Teachers Series.*

The students: Margaret Wang, graduate of Cardiff U's MA program in creative writing, J. Ana Flores, pinoy poet extraordinaire, and Siel Ju, current PhD student in Creative Writing at USC.

7:30
Tuesday, February 24
Barnes & Noble Glendale
245 N. Glendale Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91206

free snacks / parking

Rgds,
Catherine Daly
cadaly@pacbell.net

Author, DaDaDa (Salt Publishing, 2003)
ISBN: 1876857951

2.22.2004

Word of the day: fatagaga.

Max Ernst peintre et sculpteur français d'origine allemande (1891-1976). D'abord expressionniste, il se rallie à dada ; en 1919 il fonde avec Arp à Cologne la "Centrale W/3", fabrique ses 1 ers collages et, toujours avec Arp, les "fatagagas" (FAbrication de TAbleaux GArantis Gazométriques). En 1920, il rejoint Breton à Paris et adhère au surréalisme dès sa création. Frottages, empreintes, photomontages alliés aux techniques plus traditionnelles traduisent un univers figé, fossilisé et minéral plein d'incongruités.