I recently received this in my email and I just couldn't resist posting it here. What with all the seriousness around these parts regarding really serious stuff I just thought a little schoolyard humor would do us all some good. I think some of these guys may have been clients if mine.
Truth is truly stranger than fiction.
1). A site called 'Who represents' where you can find the name of the
agent that represents a celebrity. Their domain name is:
When an artist dies young, one wants always to remember her that way, as if she never could grow old. Everything she did comes weighted down with mortality and promise. However, she also remains oddly accessible. I feel I could still go up to her at an opening without apologizing too much. I could congratulate her, thank her for the inspiration, and ask how she ever pulled it off. What exactly goes into those thick, creepy constructions, other than fear and pleasure?
"Chicago Representation": Premier Exhibition featuring five Chicago artists
Urszula Lukaszuk, Michael Pajon, Jason Peot, David Roth, Peter Stanfield
1433 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60622
Friday, June 23, 2006
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
A letter to my friend and former drummer (GK) whom I love.
...and a meditation on the vagueries of creativity and the devil's bargain and the constant confusion of love and inspiration...
Finally listened to your fine “Mobile” and I need to write, not because you need my opinion but because you took such obvious loving care making the record and some feedback seems like the very least you deserve. Also, your note – so carefully and humorously and intelligently worded, says in closing “I hope you like some of this.” Presumably this is because you know that experimental music sometimes leaves me unmoved. So, at some point we might have a lively debate about all of this. In the meantime, just this letter.
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To benefit ACM’s (Another Chicago Magazine’s) forthcoming 30th anniversary anthology, two of the city’s oldest literary journals host an all-night variety show featuring readings of poetry and action by John Beer, Robyn Schiff, Dan Beachy-Quick, Simone Muench, Peter Markus, and Chris
Special musical guests for the night are djs Birdie Num Num and The Aspirin Kid, Aras & The Volodkas, and The Judy Green.
Sponsored by Poetry & ACM. This is a special event to celebrate the Chicago literary community. Tickets are $5.
WHEN: Monday, June 12, 7pm
WHERE: The Hideout, 1354 West Wabansia
Music and readings will be staggered throughout the evening. Tickets are $5.
All proceeds to fund acm’s 30th anniversary anthology.
2011 North Ave.
Coupleskate, STAR, The Elevens, The Patent Clerks
Tuesday, June 6
8:30pm, 21+, $6
This show is part of Music with Meaning 7 which benefits Rape Victim Advocates and America's Second Harvest you can find out more about it at www.themachinemedia.com
Sharkforum's very own Andrea Bauer is in Coupleskate. Word is she's no relation to Jack. - ed.
On the dvd commentary track to Michelangelo Antonioni’s The Passenger, recently released on Sony Picture Classics, both Jack Nicholson and writer Mark Peploe refer to the movie as an “art film”. I’m wondering when that term disappeared. I first saw The Passenger at the Kentucky Theater in downtown Lexington sometime around 1976. The Kentucky Theater was the prototypical “art house”. It was too big, too cold (or hot), with thick mildewed curtains. But it was cheap, and it had the films that any deep-thinking college kid who lacked the drive to change the world, but wanted to understand it better wanted to see. I pretty much went every weekend. Herzog, Fassbinder, and Wertmuller; Waters, Cassavettes, and Altman. Most of the films lived fondly in my memory for years. Many have turned up on dvd and have stayed in my top ten verified by repeated viewings. Stroczeck, Woman Under the Influence, The Last Detail, Days of Heaven. Some weren’t as good as I remembered. The Passenger was one of those films I would tell people about, but it remained elusive. When Nicholson finally took it off the shelf, allowing a transfer to dvd, I couldn’t wait to buy it, but I was nervous that it wouldn’t live up to my expectations and memories. All I remembered was that it had Maria Schneider and what I vaguely remembered as my favorite ending ever.