The Art of Zines show at Anno Domini in San Jose is still going on (through March 13th, 2010). There are many zines by me and related Wow Cool type people on display. Check it out if you can. Many reviews have been flowing in from the likes of: Daily DuJour, Gary Singh at the San Jose Metro, and 1 (800) Dilettante.
The reviews are coming in overwhelmingly positively on Fantagraphics new book NEWAVE! The underground Mini Comics of the 1980s, which features my 8-page comic the Girl From Mars. Loving words are to be found from: Steampunk Willy’s Mad Comix Ride podcast, Comicsgirl, Publisher’s Weekly, Mania, and the Comics Reporter.
OK. Now some damn music. Brown Cuts Neighbors have been organizing the archives and have put out a call for any audio/video/photo documentation that might be out there (See this earlier post). One item that is already online that has resurfaced is this piece on the 1986 release(?) by BCN “No Big Deal” (When Jason was 12) on Albany, New York’s TheHiddenCity.com. It includes four song downloads and a full gear breakdown by Jason Martin. He claims a Tesco guitar was employed. That is hardcore.
Brown Cuts Neighbors bassist circa 1999-2001 Seth Cluett is presenting “Forms of Forgetting” Tuesday, March 9, 2010 8:00pm – 9:15pm at the Princeton University Chapel (FREE admission). The work explores the role of in-attention and re-attending in listening. Using found objects, altered consumer electronics, home-made instruments, sine tone oscillators, the acoustics of the space and a host of psycho-physical phenomena, this new piece aims to construct a focused, attentive perceptual space and an elastic, malleable experience of time. For more information: http://www.onelonelypixel.org
I got to spend last week in Wow Cool’s stylish Brooklyn HQ and met up with occasional recordist, mixer, and masterer for nickname: Rebel, Mr. Andrew Gerhan, who was fresh off of a European tour with Adam Arcuragi. Andy was part of Adam’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert recently, and he had many exciting tales of life on the road, which included late night concerts on the MTA (New York Subway), with the whiskey flowing freely, and other assorted hi-jinks.
While putting this together I’ve been listening to Brown Cuts Neighbors co-founder Coleen Martin’s Lady Starlight Rock N Roll High School Podcast.