Archive for December 11, 2002

Botanica, E-Mails, Fun

The Botanica Del Jibaro show is finally settled. It’s happening Feb. 5th Wednesday at Wills Pub. Trying to get Mor to cross-promote it with me. Alex is doing fliers. In other music news, playing my old stuff via cd on Friday at Peacock with Rhett. Waiting on Mor to call back. I like calling people more than e-mailing. E-mail is a total hassle, while calling you get to catch up. Talked to Mike today about the show, he’s interested in having Bleubird contribute to the Botanica label.

On the personal front the gay issue is still there, but doing better. It’s just not my thing personality wise and I like women. With time I’m sure all will cool and the intrigue will lessen. Went by Aquent and did my proof reading test, there were 125 errors I caught around 55 in my hour. I can take the test again though, so I probably will. Their also passing my resume around to their tech staff for technical writing positions. Received a shit load of CDs recently including a nice new band called Strawberry, Ernst Jandl’s sound poetry, new Yo La Tengo, old Blue States, new Aluminum Group, a band called Jaques, Onomatopea, and I think that’s it. Have even more shit coming in soon. Hope to have all this stuff reviewed, computered, and at Park Ave by the end of next week.

no time for readin yet, have so much free work to do for music rags. At least the show is settled so I can start working on other things. Stephen is doing the flier. Will is going to do music with E.J. so we have another fine MC in Orlando now. X is going to open for the Botanica people. Just talked to Mor, he’s cool with cross promoting. Sent Weekly some more article pitches. There’s a hip-hop night at AKA I’m gonna check out on Thursday. Maybe score another opening act. Ya never know. Two months ago I was a humble experimental music critic, now I’m a hip-hop promoter. Life is wacky =) As Serum sez, “reconnect you can not do it alone.” Speaking of which my Mac’s cd player/burner is getting all weird. It’s fun. Here’s Gumby doing wack shit.

Later,
A

December 11, 2002 at 6:22 pm Leave a comment

sound’s glock, the sleep, Darren’s calls

Very Tired. Woke up around 5 p.m. and went out to get food. Odd time at Black Bean deli, food had a strange chemical taste to rice, aside from that good. Went by Sheshe’s and checked out what’s going on with DJ. Fred called and confirmed that Kid 606 is playing at Backbooth. E-mailed Dan to see who we need to talk to about ticket give aways for that show. Darren called a few times about the apartment. He seemed to want to hang out, but just wanted to study for proof reading test tomorrow at Aquent. Went home with David Cross CD and listened to it. Brain shut down around 11:00 p.m. for some reason. Maybe sick? E-mailed Will about playing with E.J. hope he takes it up. Still trying to get a venue for Botanica folks, haven’t heard back from Mor.

Brain really sleeped. E-mailed Susanna for Sheshe’s friend’s e-mail.

Can’t fight desire, do we desire through the neurotic? Aesthetics is, as Steven Shaviro paraphrased it, the desire to put something to rest. We watch the beuatiful to aleviate our need for thought (that’s a massive simplification). Is desire a way of alleviating the neoritic? Are our worries the needs of tomorrow?

Just checked Shaviro’s blog to find him praising Hartley’s latest. I like No Such Thing had this beautiful review set out for it, but forgot it. Something in the film seems a response to the violence of the world. Can’t remember what I was going to say, there’s a line in their espousing the simple innonence of Sarah Polley which doubled as the point behind the film according to my construct. He also reviews Kathryn Bigelow’s latest, but I’ve lost interest in her. While her jump to mainstream cinema at first contained a bent to exposing the excesses of desire in Hollywood films, this theme can only carry her so far.

Found an old story of mine and was impressed with my vocaulary back them, transpontine to my current word usage, this older story seemed a fun, improvised, story arc that never quite formed into the whole it’s ambitious intro conceives. It’s also funny unlike the last story I wrote while similarly surreal is a darker parable. A City of Distance, is the story I’m re-writing now gave Darren a copy awhile back and he keeps it in the car, “I tell people I wrote it,” he claims. It’s a good story and a little more grammatically conscious than my previous writings, but I didn’t know what it meant at the time, I just tacked a theme into the story and ended with something that fullfilled the original idea. The more we flesh out our theories, the further our stories can contain depth. I kinda feel like going to graduate school might be a good idea, after all most these cats I’m looking at have an intense sense of intellectual history, highlighted by a keen involvment with pop culture. By comparsion I’m a smart guy, just not filled in on all that’s happened or perhaps not passionate enough to pursue the subjects they do. Went through this thing once where it was am I genuis etc.etc. now seems just kinda sad. E-mailed this old teacher of mine about it, he never responded. I’m trying to keep this weblog from being a personal agnst field, a confessional. Can’t find the Powers article on Salon.com that I wanted to link to. Here’s an interview instead. For that matter here’s an interview with Miltos Manetas I like.

Miltos is odd, he claimed once he didn’t understand a series of his work and then in retrospective came to understand that. I can identify with that, but in e-mail he doesn’t give out the little tid bits his interviews are full of. Feel like I annoy him more than help, but at least I’m contributing to fourfortyfour.com Which seems to me a mostly meaningless enterprise, but I’m sure some art critics will find some fun stuff there. Here’s the series of e-mails about 444:

—– Original Message —–
From: Andrew Jones
To: miltos manetas
Sent: Tuesday, November 05, 2002 7:30 PM
Subject: yo

Hey Miltos,

I like your new homepage, it’s funny. The 444 idea is intriguing, I like the way it makes such small events of coincidental importance (or are they?) into some a little more grand. Perhaps, it’s these little events of the sublime or just weird that drive us to investigate and discover new things. Who knows. Anyway, guydebord.com still leads to the “guy debord” portrait, but when you cut and paste http://www.manetas.com/GUYDEBORD from the source it leads to “guy debord, a portrait” I kinda like it. It’s as if there’s a residual memory of the original page that’s sticking. Strange tricks these networks play.

Go with it,

Andrew

From:
yeah : I haven’t figure out why this happens…
Feel free to contribute at —-: user is — and password ——-, just click on the link on the bottom and look at the UPDATE Calendar section.
M
 

I think with this message I started to annoy more than inform
—– Original Message —–
From: Andrew Jones
To: miltos manetas
Sent: Tuesday, November 05, 2002 7:44 PM
Subject: Re: yo

On Tuesday, November 5, 2002, at 06:39 PM, miltos manetas wrote:

yeah : I haven’t figure out why this happens…

na na it’s cool. Reward the fucks that bother to cut and paste versus those lazy gimme clickable links web surfers.
I like this effect. I wonder if it can be pulled off again, two different pages at one address. Makes you wonder
about memory, and girls.

Feel free to contribute at 444: user is —– and password *******, just click on the link on the bottom and look at the UPDATE Calendar section.

I’ll try. I have a swatch so I can’t really tell, but I’ll send a note to my mailing list and see if anybody wants to get with it.


ALJ

Well I gotta get back to sleep. Thanks for sticking around and reading this.
Love,
A

December 11, 2002 at 12:01 am 1 comment

sound’s glock, the sleep, Darren’s calls

Very Tired. Woke up around 5 p.m. and went out to get food. Odd time at Black Bean deli, food had a strange chemical taste to rice, aside from that good. Went by Sheshe’s and checked out what’s going on with DJ. Fred called and confirmed that Kid 606 is playing at Backbooth. E-mailed Dan to see who we need to talk to about ticket give aways for that show. Darren called a few times about the apartment. He seemed to want to hang out, but just wanted to study for proof reading test tomorrow at Aquent. Went home with David Cross CD and listened to it. Brain shut down around 11:00 p.m. for some reason. Maybe sick? E-mailed Will about playing with E.J. hope he takes it up. Still trying to get a venue for Botanica folks, haven’t heard back from Mor.

Brain really sleeped. E-mailed Susanna for Sheshe’s friend’s e-mail.

Can’t fight desire, do we desire through the neurotic? Aesthetics is, as Steven Shaviro paraphrased it, the desire to put something to rest. We watch the beuatiful to aleviate our need for thought (that’s a massive simplification). Is desire a way of alleviating the neoritic? Are our worries the needs of tomorrow?

Just checked Shaviro’s blog to find him praising Hartley’s latest. I like No Such Thing had this beautiful review set out for it, but forgot it. Something in the film seems a response to the violence of the world. Can’t remember what I was going to say, there’s a line in their espousing the simple innonence of Sarah Polley which doubled as the point behind the film according to my construct. He also reviews Kathryn Bigelow’s latest, but I’ve lost interest in her. While her jump to mainstream cinema at first contained a bent to exposing the excesses of desire in Hollywood films, this theme can only carry her so far.

Found an old story of mine and was impressed with my vocaulary back them, transpontine to my current word usage, this older story seemed a fun, improvised, story arc that never quite formed into the whole it’s ambitious intro conceives. It’s also funny unlike the last story I wrote while similarly surreal is a darker parable. A City of Distance, is the story I’m re-writing now gave Darren a copy awhile back and he keeps it in the car, “I tell people I wrote it,” he claims. It’s a good story and a little more grammatically conscious than my previous writings, but I didn’t know what it meant at the time, I just tacked a theme into the story and ended with something that fullfilled the original idea. The more we flesh out our theories, the further our stories can contain depth. I kinda feel like going to graduate school might be a good idea, after all most these cats I’m looking at have an intense sense of intellectual history, highlighted by a keen involvment with pop culture. By comparsion I’m a smart guy, just not filled in on all that’s happened or perhaps not passionate enough to pursue the subjects they do. Went through this thing once where it was am I genuis etc.etc. now seems just kinda sad. E-mailed this old teacher of mine about it, he never responded. I’m trying to keep this weblog from being a personal agnst field, a confessional. Can’t find the Powers article on Salon.com that I wanted to link to. Here’s an interview instead. For that matter here’s an interview with Miltos Manetas I like.

Miltos is odd, he claimed once he didn’t understand a series of his work and then in retrospective came to understand that. I can identify with that, but in e-mail he doesn’t give out the little tid bits his interviews are full of. Feel like I annoy him more than help, but at least I’m contributing to fourfortyfour.com Which seems to me a mostly meaningless enterprise, but I’m sure some art critics will find some fun stuff there. Here’s the series of e-mails about 444:

—– Original Message —–
From: Andrew Jones
To: miltos manetas
Sent: Tuesday, November 05, 2002 7:30 PM
Subject: yo

Hey Miltos,

I like your new homepage, it’s funny. The 444 idea is intriguing, I like the way it makes such small events of coincidental importance (or are they?) into some a little more grand. Perhaps, it’s these little events of the sublime or just weird that drive us to investigate and discover new things. Who knows. Anyway, guydebord.com still leads to the “guy debord” portrait, but when you cut and paste http://www.manetas.com/GUYDEBORD from the source it leads to “guy debord, a portrait” I kinda like it. It’s as if there’s a residual memory of the original page that’s sticking. Strange tricks these networks play.

Go with it,

Andrew

From:
yeah : I haven’t figure out why this happens…
Feel free to contribute at —-: user is — and password ——-, just click on the link on the bottom and look at the UPDATE Calendar section.
M
 

I think with this message I started to annoy more than inform
—– Original Message —–
From: Andrew Jones
To: miltos manetas
Sent: Tuesday, November 05, 2002 7:44 PM
Subject: Re: yo

On Tuesday, November 5, 2002, at 06:39 PM, miltos manetas wrote:

yeah : I haven’t figure out why this happens…

na na it’s cool. Reward the fucks that bother to cut and paste versus those lazy gimme clickable links web surfers.
I like this effect. I wonder if it can be pulled off again, two different pages at one address. Makes you wonder
about memory, and girls.

Feel free to contribute at 444: user is —– and password *******, just click on the link on the bottom and look at the UPDATE Calendar section.

I’ll try. I have a swatch so I can’t really tell, but I’ll send a note to my mailing list and see if anybody wants to get with it.


ALJ

Well I gotta get back to sleep. Thanks for sticking around and reading this.
Love,
A

December 11, 2002 at 12:01 am Leave a comment


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