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Poor poor old Vinny Prince Vince Gallo   
12:59pm 22/05/2003
  I had some hope for this movie LOL

"C A N N E S, France, May 22— Scores of bored reporters walked out early on Vincent Gallo's movie The Brown Bunny at the Cannes Film Festival. Those who stayed were shocked by an explicit sex scene at the end, then burst into resounding boos when the credits rolled."

READ ON http://abcnews.go.com/sections/relationships/Entertainment/brownbunny030522.html
 
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AUH JESUS   
10:02pm 21/05/2003
  only a couple of you will find this entry of any sort of interest cause you were

a)either involved in this scene at one point

or

b) have heard of or seen these folks around


well..back to the nyc goth wack pack days, i found two interesting things.
cliffs journal---http://www.livejournal.com/users/w69dotcom/

and RIFF RAFF DIED!

Begin forwarded message:

From: Dior666-aol-com

To: nyc****@localhost

Subject: NYC****: Sad news - death of David Hogan


I have some sad news to relay to the list. David Hogan, a long time member of the NY Goth scene, passed away in April. He was found dead in his apartment by the Hoboken police, who were called by neighbors who noticed that his mail had not been collected in several days. At this time his body is being sent back to his family in Australia for burial. As for the gory details of his demise, an overdose of medication and alcohol is suspected but not confirmed. I have yet to speak to the Hoboken police regarding this, and heard this news through his landlord whom I spoke to when David did not return my phone calls.

David was a close friend of mine and neighbor here in Hoboken. It was only a few weeks ago that David was here at my apartment sharing Chinese takeout, watching a movie before going out to the local pub for a pint of Bass ale or two. It was only a few years ago that I met David at Yaffa Cafe after a night out making the rounds at Pyramid/Bank/Mother. Between then and now I've been through good times and bad with Dhog, and would like to organize a gathering of his friends to celebrate his memory. Please contact me off list at .dior666-at-aol. to discuss location, date and time to meet. Many of you know him better than I, and I hope that those of you who knew him well have a few words to say, a story to relate. Certainly, his life was cut too short.

Dior666
 
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10:33am 21/05/2003
  a couple of you have asked me to describe this annoying haircut that ive been spotting on lots of lame hipsters. hipsters sporting the trucker hats and hipsters not sporting the trucker hats. its another ugly phenomenon i originally thought was spawned by the toilet boys but i was wrong.
i fucking blame john cale!
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a couple of you have asked me to describe this annoying haircut that ive been spotting on lots of lame hipsters. hipsters sporting the trucker hats and hipsters not sporting the trucker hats. its another ugly phenomenon i originally thought was spawned by the toilet boys but i was wrong.
i fucking blame john cale!
<img src="http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/pic200_web/drp200/p237/p2372169yd5.jpg"</a>

i just finished reading a really funny article that i snagged from neil gaimans latest journal entry. its a really awful train wreck of an interview with lou reed. i think neils commentary on it is pretty accurate "I kept wanting to give advice to the unfortunate Guardian guy as he did everything he could possibly do wrong, wrong."
Now Neil is obviously siding with mr. reed here but i mean...reed is a pompous asshole and i think that this stupid interviewer deserved the reaction he got from him.

read on..
http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/features/story/0,11710,958770,00.html
 
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02:12pm 20/05/2003
  oh my god im fucking going CRAZY here. my boss just turned into a total douche bag overnight.
all hes doing is running around going from person to person reaming them out. now we've got to make lists of every task we perform. i've spent all morning cringing every time he walks by. ive totally got a stomach ache now. we know hes planning on cleaning house. theres just no other explanation for it. collecting unemployment doesnt sound so bad right about now.
also..i've suddenly become really moody and sad. i think this is because i have a really strong feeling that something bad is going to happen. the feeling is so strong im actually feeling sick about it.

anyway...i do special favor for anyone who could score me an extra cramps ticket today but im sure thats not going to happen.
 
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punk rock karaoke   
09:42am 20/05/2003
  so i went to arlenes grocery last night for the punk rock karaoke and i dont think that i stopped laughing for two hours straight. i thought it was going to be really bad but it wasnt at all! the people that sand were actually quite good.
they played the ace of spades!! lmao! and at one point jimmy fallon (sp?) got onstage and sang i fought the law while dancing with some big breasted nasty fans.
a few people from snl were there and they all sang.
good times. ok boss is here gotta go.
 
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P is for Penith   
01:42pm 19/05/2003
  Oh lordy. It's been an interesting few days.
I bought a little portable journal today for myself because I think I'm starting to write too much in this thing and lately, my mind has been racing with all of these great thoughts about things to write down. There was a time when I used to be a decent writer. Heh.

Anyway, oh my fucking god am I SO GLAD I decided at the last minute to go see The Cramps. They were so AMAZINGLY good! They are one of the most entertaining, energetic, fun fun great bands I have ever seen live. It was SO worth the trip to Brooklyn! I can't say enough good things about the show. After twenty plus years of being around one would think they've gotten weak but its just the opposite. I was completely blown away. Also, every female in the audience (and probably a few guys too) wanted to eat Lux alive. He has such a strong stage presence. I was waiting for him to do something like this:
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Oh lordy. It's been an interesting few days.
I bought a little portable journal today for myself because I think I'm starting to write too much in this thing and lately, my mind has been racing with all of these great thoughts about things to write down. There was a time when I used to be a decent writer. Heh.

Anyway, oh my fucking god am I SO GLAD I decided at the last minute to go see The Cramps. They were so AMAZINGLY good! They are one of the most entertaining, energetic, fun fun great bands I have ever seen live. It was SO worth the trip to Brooklyn! I can't say enough good things about the show. After twenty plus years of being around one would think they've gotten weak but its just the opposite. I was completely blown away. Also, every female in the audience (and probably a few guys too) wanted to eat Lux alive. He has such a strong stage presence. I was waiting for him to do something like this:
<img src="http://www.janez-pelko.com/f/b51.jpg"</a>
...but alas. He kept it all on. Oh yea, the fucking Von Bondies opened for them too which I totally was not expecting but was happily surprised to hear.
The only annoying part of the show was the people I was with. My friends friends (this wacko polygamous couple) were kind of all over me. I had this shirt on that exposed most of my back and they kept on blowing on my back and rubbing their cold beers on my back to see how my breasts reacted.
After the 3 or 4th time I wanted to say ok terrific can you stop now..but I'm too nice and coy and awkward around people like that I guess. That's something I need to work on :p
I also ran into a "couple" much like the aforementioned ones who I used to know when I was running around like a naive idiot in the nyc Goth scene. I was, essentially, hanging out with the former nycgoth wack pack. Its ok, tho. The show more than made up for it.
After the show, me and my pal D (www.floopjack.com) walked about the length of 5 football fields inthemiddleofnowhere williamsburg. Warehouse after warehouse after warehouse to find this bar that H was at. We met up with her and practically got hit by a cab to get into Brooklyn. Cabs are few and far between in that neck of the woods.
Spent the remainder of the night at Lit. I see good things in the future for H and her new love interest. For this, I am happy. I just hope I dont loose my going out buddy for good.
Not much else to report for the remainder of the weekend except my purchase of this adorable date book from www.puccaclub.com
Interesting, I know.
Oh yea, and first thing this morning a group of us here got totally reamed out for using instant messenger and being on the internet when we arent on lunch. We all got threatened to be fired if we were caught again. So I had to delete AIM from this computer and buy an internet patch while at lunch to wean myself off the goddamn internet. Now I'm going to have to tie paperclips together or paint my nails for a work distraction.
That reminds me. Lunch is over. :\
I was not meant for a "real" job.
 
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04:27pm 16/05/2003
 
mood: gonna see them cramps
aw man i totally forgot about the lunar eclipse!

EDITED TO ADD:::::
Guess what I'M doing tonight!!

flooopjack: anne marie - clap clap clap
cell song: sup dog
cell song: dog-alicious
flooopjack: extra ticket to cramps
flooopjack: tonight
cell song: :O
 
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02:31am 16/05/2003
  that last entry was really obnoxious.

bleh.
 
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retail therapy, not for me   
02:16pm 15/05/2003
 
mood: ADD
I was planning on heading downtown after work to wander for hours but it looks like its going to fucking rain AGAIN. WHY is it always raining lately and why does this weather feel like fall weather?
I hate shopping for other people. I'm selfish and I hate to part with the little money I earn. Its a bad personality trait to have but wait, fuck it...I'm buying gifts for two people who probably wont appreciate them anyway so in this case I really dont care.
First I've got to go to Bloomingdales and buy a gift as per a future brides registry. I refuse to pay over 50.00 for said gift. Why? Because the future bride is requesting that people buy her shit I know shes never going to use. For example:
I mean,,,wtf is this shit
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I was planning on heading downtown after work to wander for hours but it looks like its going to fucking rain AGAIN. WHY is it always raining lately and why does this weather feel like fall weather?
I hate shopping for other people. I'm selfish and I hate to part with the little money I earn. Its a bad personality trait to have but wait, fuck it...I'm buying gifts for two people who probably wont appreciate them anyway so in this case I really dont care.
First I've got to go to Bloomingdales and buy a gift as per a future brides registry. I refuse to pay over 50.00 for said gift. Why? Because the future bride is requesting that people buy her shit I know shes never going to use. For example:
I mean,,,wtf is this shit <img src="http://bloomingdales.weddingchannel.com/images/Product/p/blwc33637_h.jpg"</a>
Unless she expects to have gourmet meals every night, these items will be stored in a china closet in her small upper west side apartment. It's equivalent to taking my money and flushing it down the toilet as far as I'm concerned...and since I refuse to spend over 50.00 my options have been narrowed down for me. I'll probably only be buying her two out of these three glass cups.
<img src="http://bloomingdales.weddingchannel.com/images/Product/p/blwc10139_h.jpg"</a>
So after that mess is over I need to go to the victorias secret flagship store to see if they have my outfit for this wedding. I'll bet they dont. Fuck me for waiting till its almost too late.
THEN I need to go to this store down on Stanton St. that my roommates been raving about to buy her a really belated birthday gift.
I'm sure none of this will bring me any sort of joy today HOWEVER..I have a pass to get a free rheingold here http://newyork.citysearch.com/profile/11351369/
and I'm sure it will be much needed tonight.
 
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rock on wesley willis   
11:55am 14/05/2003
 
mood: wesley willis
Cut the Mullet

Do something about your long, filthy hair
It looks like a rat's nest
Do something about your mullet
Get out the hair clippers, jerk

Cut the mullet
Cut the mullet
Cut the mullet
Cut the mullet

Get the rat's nest off your head
Get that crazy-ass mother off your skull
Take your ass to the barber shop
Tell the barber that you're sick of looking like an asshole

Cut the mullet
Cut the mullet
Cut the mullet
Cut the mullet

The mullet is the reason why people hate you
They are sick of looking at your nappy weed-sack
Nobody wants to look at you with that mullet on your head
Why don't you cut that mullet, you numbskull

Cut the mullet
Cut the mullet


So ani difranco of you:
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Cut the Mullet

Do something about your long, filthy hair
It looks like a rat's nest
Do something about your mullet
Get out the hair clippers, jerk

Cut the mullet
Cut the mullet
Cut the mullet
Cut the mullet

Get the rat's nest off your head
Get that crazy-ass mother off your skull
Take your ass to the barber shop
Tell the barber that you're sick of looking like an asshole

Cut the mullet
Cut the mullet
Cut the mullet
Cut the mullet

The mullet is the reason why people hate you
They are sick of looking at your nappy weed-sack
Nobody wants to look at you with that mullet on your head
Why don't you cut that mullet, you numbskull

Cut the mullet
Cut the mullet


So ani difranco of you:
<img src="http://members.optushome.com.au/citizen_will/female.gif"</a>

Last night was a darn good time. Mission was a total abomination and it needs to be burned to the ground along with the twat faced bartenders charging me 8 dollars for a drink. I dont care how "ambient" your fucking decor is, you've got little to no right charging me that much money for a weak mixed drink. Bitches.
At some point we ended up at Lit and I was actually liking it cause the DJ was a big hippy and played Nico and some Zombies tunes to a crowd of about 3 people. That place is so hit and miss. Two guys who looked like Al pacino were following me around and it took me curling up into an almost fetal position for them to go away. Everyone is starting to look like Al Pacino to me. H was getting cozy with her male friend and jesus, I was about to pass out from lack of food so I went to San Loco all by my lonesome to reward my gullet with the holy taco loco. H said we were going to leave in a minute about 10 times to me. I mustve been really impatient last night.
Despite all the potential for aggravation times infinity I do pride myself on not having a mood swing and getting all anti-social and homicidal like I did last week.
Not much else to report at the moment.
 
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who's gay?   
10:25am 13/05/2003
 
mood: happy
I need to really seriously buy a digital camera so I can bring it into work and take pictures of all the funny shit that goes on here. Oh, and my beautiful self. I've got no recent pictures of me at all. I'm ch-ch-changing everyday. Seriously tho. It's time to start documenting my life and all the craziness thats occurring. Cause I'm gonna forget. I'll start to make a collection of pictures of hipsters sporting the fucking trucker caps. www.trucker_cap_hipster_trash_galore.com

Now here I was about to tell the story of how queer I am by thinking I was getting paid today. I budgeted for one more day of spending money until I got in to work today and discovered that I was not getting paid today. Thus resulting in the proverbial butt-hole zero money category.
After some bitching and moaning and refusing to admit that it was indeed MY fault for not checking my calendar more often, I got payroll to "screw up" and pay us all today.
It PAYS (literally) to be friendly with payroll.
Ew, why am I talking about work.
I didnt go to galapagos last night but I had a fucking insane night anyway. It was a dream tho. Or was it...
 
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10:28am 12/05/2003
 
mood: inspired
Someone gimme a couple plane tickets out to L.A so I can see this exhibit!!

http://www.markryden.com/paintings/index.html

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Someone gimme a couple plane tickets out to L.A so I can see this exhibit!!

http://www.markryden.com/paintings/index.html

<img src="http://www.markryden.com/images/events/blood/spacer.gif"</a>

<img src="http://www.markryden.com/images/paintings/blood/paintings/clovenbunny/detail.jpg"</a>
 
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from the headlines...   
04:17pm 09/05/2003
  Man arrested swinging severed head

BERLIN (Reuters) - A man arrested after walking through town swinging the severed head of his sister-in-law by the hair has told police she provoked him, German prosecutors say.

The 24-year-old man admitted stabbing the woman to death and cutting off her head with a 12-inch kitchen knife after a row, a spokesman at the prosecutors' office in the western city of Aachen said. "The man said he had been provoked before the deed," the spokesman said, but gave no details.

Shocked passers-by had alerted police after seeing the wild-eyed man, carrying the head in one hand and a blood-stained knife in the other, walking through the streets of Uebach-Palenberg, a small town near Aachen.

One witness told the newspaper Bild: "He kept swinging the head by the hair, holding it up like a trophy and showing it to people. His eyes were wide open as though he was on drugs."

Police found his sister-in-law's headless body in his flat.

The prosecutors' office said police were investigating the man's mental state at the time of the attack.

Bild reported that the man was having an affair with his sister-in-law but she wanted to end it.
 
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04:47pm 06/05/2003
  Courtesy of Lana, here are a few pictures from the Angels of Light/Thee Majesty show from the other week.

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Courtesy of Lana, here are a few pictures from the Angels of Light/Thee Majesty show from the other week.

<img src="http://pic5.picturetrail.com/VOL77/854907/2036593/24440077.jpg"</a>
Theres Gen. sporting his Iraqi freedom shirt

<img src="http://pic5.picturetrail.com/VOL77/854907/2036593/24440530.jpg"</a>
Ego Gira

<img src="http://pic5.picturetrail.com/VOL77/854907/2036593/24440489.jpg"</a>
Paul Rubensteins bizarre creation
 
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11:48pm 05/05/2003
  LektrikKA: axl motherfuckin rose came into sony yesterday!!! on my frickin day off!!
LektrikKA: i wanted to shoot myself today
cell song: WHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT
cell song: *KILLS SELF*
cell song: YOU NIGRO
cell song: NO.
LektrikKA: i know.. believe me... i thought they were teasing me.. then i saw the pics. they all said he was the coolest guy ever
cell song: jesus
cell song: what did he buy
cell song: god.
LektrikKA: i dont know.. i dont care.. the point is.. i misssd him!!! and i'm the only mofo that cares about him
cell song: if you were working there..you couldve been like, "axl...my first love. you were my first OFFICIAL concert."
LektrikKA: LOL
cell song: axl
cell song: we missed a day of middle school for you
LektrikKA: can u imagine if i got axl to go out drinking with us.. and you met up with me at a bar and i was chillin with axl??
cell song: my friend missed the tightening of her monthly braces appointment to see you.
LektrikKA: you woulda shit yourself
LektrikKA: LOL
LektrikKA: LOL
cell song: ROTFFFFFFFFFFFFL
cell song: i shit myself thinking of axl
LektrikKA: LOL
cell song: oy
cell song: was slash there?
LektrikKA: duff!
cell song: DUCFF MCKAGANNNNNNNNNNN
LektrikKA: we coulda called duff on his cell and said 'what up mofo'??
cell song: i know
cell song: i couldve been like
cell song: duff
cell song: axl is here inquiring about a sony tv but hes not sure what kind of reslotution he will get
LektrikKA: LOL
cell song: can you tell me?
cell song: come to the store
cell song: and
cell song: you can take a look at the tvs
LektrikKA: i woulda had the biggest fuckin cheese on my face.
cell song: while i jump on your back
LektrikKA: LOL
cell song: all piggy back style
LektrikKA: hes sooo not hot, man
cell song: LOL
cell song: i thought we was so cool cause he was into the misfits
cell song: and i was like 12
LektrikKA: axl was... oh man.. the opics werent good tho. hes still got those fuckin corn rows.. or whatever
cell song: and nobody heard of the misfits then
LektrikKA: we were such tools then
cell song: i know
cell song: we sucked anus.
LektrikKA: anus suckers!
cell song: we sucked beer DUMPS
LektrikKA: now i'm just droppin em
 
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10:53pm 05/05/2003
  I am scared.

I've been spending my night looking at bridal registries and talking to a good friend of mine who is getting married in July.
I will be attending a wedding at the end of this month and in july. Wow. Friends of mine are starting to tie the knot.
On one hand, the wedding I am attending in May is more of a family event and apparently very traditional so the bride is asking for expensive china and plates that she will never use.

On the other hand, my good friend chris is asking for more practical items. I looked at his registry and I almost died laughing. Hes asking for the lord of the rings dvd set and salad tongs.

*************************
cell song: im going to a wedding at the end of may and the bridal registry is all this fancy china from bloomingdales
Melkoloran: i hate china
cell song: i know
cell song: its so impractical
Melkoloran: it's all ridiculously expensive and i'd never use it
Melkoloran: exactly
cell song: exactly!!!
Melkoloran: it'd sit in a box in the top of a closet until i die and pass it on in my will or something
Melkoloran: you and me both
cell song: lol
cell song: or sell it on ebay
Melkoloran: now THERE'S an idea
cell song: haha!
cell song: i talked to several people who've been married and they all say that either they havent used the china yet or theyve only used it once
cell song: or twice
cell song: so retarded.
Melkoloran: exactly
Melkoloran: i would never buy someone china for a wedding
Melkoloran: even if that's all they registered for
Melkoloran: if they can't have regard for all budgets, then they can live with the fucking toaster i give them
Melkoloran: or i'll steal the fork off of the display at the place they register and wrap that for them
cell song: LOL
Melkoloran: not all of us have cash falling out of their pants to spend on their freaking plates that go in a glass case

*****
THIS is why I am looking forward to his wedding. We think alike. I think this will be one wedding I actually really enjoy. I already picked out my outfit for it
..............and they dont seem to have the outfit IN STOCK ANYMORE

arrrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

well..this is my second pick w/ the shoes
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I am scared.

I've been spending my night looking at bridal registries and talking to a good friend of mine who is getting married in July.
I will be attending a wedding at the end of this month and in july. Wow. Friends of mine are starting to tie the knot.
On one hand, the wedding I am attending in May is more of a family event and apparently very traditional so the bride is asking for expensive china and plates that she will never use.

On the other hand, my good friend chris is asking for more practical items. I looked at his registry and I almost died laughing. Hes asking for the lord of the rings dvd set and salad tongs.

*************************
cell song: im going to a wedding at the end of may and the bridal registry is all this fancy china from bloomingdales
Melkoloran: i hate china
cell song: i know
cell song: its so impractical
Melkoloran: it's all ridiculously expensive and i'd never use it
Melkoloran: exactly
cell song: exactly!!!
Melkoloran: it'd sit in a box in the top of a closet until i die and pass it on in my will or something
Melkoloran: you and me both
cell song: lol
cell song: or sell it on ebay
Melkoloran: now THERE'S an idea
cell song: haha!
cell song: i talked to several people who've been married and they all say that either they havent used the china yet or theyve only used it once
cell song: or twice
cell song: so retarded.
Melkoloran: exactly
Melkoloran: i would never buy someone china for a wedding
Melkoloran: even if that's all they registered for
Melkoloran: if they can't have regard for all budgets, then they can live with the fucking toaster i give them
Melkoloran: or i'll steal the fork off of the display at the place they register and wrap that for them
cell song: LOL
Melkoloran: not all of us have cash falling out of their pants to spend on their freaking plates that go in a glass case

*****
THIS is why I am looking forward to his wedding. We think alike. I think this will be one wedding I actually really enjoy. I already picked out my outfit for it
..............and they dont seem to have the outfit IN STOCK ANYMORE

arrrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

well..this is my second pick w/ the shoes
<img src="http://www2.victoriassecret.com/images/prodlgvw/V127201.jpg"</a>
oh this is scary...im going to weddings!
the thought of marriage scares me to no end.
 
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Doesnt sound like they enjoyed New York very much.   
07:54pm 05/05/2003
  A couple shots from the Cousteau show I attended on Friday

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A couple shots from the Cousteau show I attended on Friday

<img src="http://www.cousteau.tv/fordy/USA2003/Liam%20@%20midnite.jpg"</a>

<img src="http://www.cousteau.tv/fordy/USA2003/Robin%20and%20Dan.jpg"</a>

"The Bowery ballroom was a strange gig, we were pleased with the attendance
but it seemed to lack the "VIBE" we were all left a little stressed and
unsure and confused as to how it went."

ARRRGHH! I shouldve stood infront of the tour bus so I couldve accosted them on the way out and told them how good I thought they were! They really did put on a great show. I had fun.
 
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01:17pm 05/05/2003
  I'm so burnt out from this weekend. Yesterday I had traveled through 4 states on a total of about 5 hours of sleep. Still not fully recovered and in no mood for a real update at the moment.
However, I gotta say that I find these new mini TV's/monitors in the back of cabs (you know, running the verizon commercials?) to be fucking disturbing. Try driving through the middle of Times Square in the back of one of these cabs. Like the giant billboards and funhouse-style McDonalds aren't enough? Just in case the windows are shut, I have the dull hum of the verizon commercial to keep me company. For a second there I felt like I was in that scene from Fahrenheit 451 in which Montag is commuting home from work whilst being bombarded with constant advertisements.
I think this calls for the culture jammers to get together and make up some creative lil' stickers to post over the mini screens of doom.
 
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mental note to self   
12:03pm 05/05/2003
  -for immediate release-

PSY-GEO-CONFLUX
New York City, May 8-11, 2003 (exhibition runs through May 29)

Opening reception at ABC NO RIO, May 8, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Closing party / music and video evening at SUBTONIC, May 11, 8:00 p.m.

********************

PSY-GEO-CONFLUX 2003 marks the inauguration of an annual event
dedicated to current artistic and social investigations in
PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY ("the study of the effects of the geographic
environment on the emotions and behavior of individuals"). Part
festival and part conference, it brings together visual and sound
artists, writers, and urban adventurers to explore the physical and
psychological landscape of the city.

PSY-GEO-CONFLUX will feature no fewer than eight experimental walks
and a mobile-phone-guided drift through the streets of New York; a
life-sized chess game using humans as pieces; several talks and
presentations; a noise parade; an art exhibition; an audio blog, and a night
of psychogeography-inspired live music, DJs, and video. All events are
FREE and open to the public.

The exhibition, talks, and presentations will take place at ABC NO
RIO, 156 Rivington St. (bet. Clinton and Suffolk): 212-254-3697. The
closing party / evening of music and video will be held at the
SUBTONIC LOUNGE, 107 Norfolk St. (bet. Delancey and Rivington):
212-358-7501. Walks and other outdoor activities will start at
various places around the city.

A complete schedule, event details (including location information
for walks), links to participants, contact information, and much more
can be found at:

http://glowlab.com/pgc

We have also set up a (low-volume) mailing list for schedule updates and
other news about PSY-GEO-CONFLUX. you can subscribe by going to:

http://lists.interactivist.net/mailman/listinfo/psygeoconflux

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PARTIAL LIST OF EVENTS:
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WALKS:
- CAN .WALK WILL COMPUTE [Wilfried Hou Je Bek]
- City System [Lee Walton]
- Free Words [Sal Randolph]
- LOST [Kathe Izzo]
- New York Body 'n' Soul Map [Karen O'Rourke]
- PING [Kate Armstrong]
- Serenade [Toyshop]
- Surveillance Camera Outdoor Walking Tour [Surveillance Camera Players]
- Urban Chess [Sharilyn Neidhardt]

TALKS:
- Divided Cities [Margrethe Lauber]
- Game Thresholds: How game design can affect psychogeographic practice
[Peter Lasell]
- Kant: Walking the Talk [Colette Meacher]
- Essays, stories, and poems by various readers, presented by Flaneur
magazine

EXHIBITING ARTISTS:
- Laurel Beckman, Germaine Koh, Dave Mandl, Christina Ray, Jeff
Stark, others TBA.

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PARTICIPATORY EVENTS:
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URBAN CHESS
http://www.glowlab.com/psygeocon/pgc_events/pgc_evnt_nei.html

Volunteer to be a human chess piece on Sunday, May 11, 12:00 p.m.-2:00
p.m. The pieces will be moving from block to block on a grid in the
Lower East Side. Moves will be transmitted to them via mobile phone from
ABC No Rio, where two chess experts go head to head. If you have a
mobile phone and want to play, sign up! Contact Sharilyn Neidhardt:
dbasr@yahoo.com

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LOST -- a walking towards each other
http://www.glowlab.com/psygeocon/pgc_events/pgc_evnt_izz.html

An exploration of trust, love and true connection. Without any
preliminary contact except an exchange of cell phone numbers,
participants will collaborate with love artist Kathe Izzo in an
elaborate plan of losing and finding each other through both
telepathy and a system of phone calls, cryptic gifts and hidden
messages. These walks are on a one-to-one basis and are made by
appointment only. This is an all-day event taking place Saturday, May
10. Contact Kathe to make an appointment: katheizzo@hotmail.com

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NEW YORK BODY 'N' SOUL MAP
http://www.glowlab.com/psygeocon/pgc_events/pgc_evnt_oro.html

New Yorkers! Send us your tiresome commutes, your everyday errands,
your wrong turns, bike rides and bus routes, your shopping sprees and
secret shortcuts. Write your paths through the city and we'll map them
for you!

An online marketplace for the exchange of itineraries? A method of
charting urban travels online? A Web application capable of
transforming subjective experiences into images and sounds? A "Carte du
Tendre" drawn by surveillance technology? "NEW YORK BODY 'N' SOUL
MAP" is all of these.

Don't believe it? Try it!

SEND US YOUR DAILY ROUTES THROUGH THE CITY:
http://perso.wanadoo.fr/korourke/map/index-questionnaires.html

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CAN .WALK WILL COMPUTE
http://www.glowlab.com/psygeocon/pgc_events/pgc_evnt_hou.html

Desperately in need of some extra computing power? Need to render some
data but your hardware can't handle the algorithms? Want to calculate
one of those insane numbers?

The psychogeographic computer can help you.

Submit your computational needs to us before 25 April 2003.

Socialfiction.org will select from all reactions the problem most
important for the welfare for all of mankind. During Psy-Geo-Conflux we
will program a pedestrian computer that will be made up from the
congregation of international psychogeographers that will .walk to
compute for you.

So send in your needs to: psychogeography@socialfiction.org

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PSY-GEO-CONFLUX is produced by ABC No Rio, Glowlab, and the Brooklyn
Psychogeographical Association. Sponsored in part by Artists Space
Independent Project Grant. Exhibition funded in part by the New York
State Council on the Arts.

For further information, please contact Christina Ray (Glowlab):
ray@glowlab.com, Dave Mandl (Brooklyn Psychogeographical
Association): dmandl@panix.com, Steven Englander (ABC No Rio):
steven@abcnorio.org.


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http://www.glowlab.com
 
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