Sunday, August 31, 2008

My summer reading, 2008.

Theft Is Vision
Bob Nickas (2008)
Enter Naomi: SST, L.A. And All That
Joe Carducci (2007)
Not Without My Sister
Kristina Jones, Celeste Jones, Juliana Buhring (2007)
Heaven’s Harlot: My Fifteen Years in a Sex Cult
Mirriam Williams (1999)
The Sacred and the Profane: The Nature of Religion
Mircea Eliade (1957)
Following Our Bliss: How the Spiritual Ideals of the Sixties Shape Our Lives Today
Dan Lattin (2004)
A Secret History of Consciousness
Gary Lachman (2003)
Rogue Messiahs: Tales of Self-Proclaimed Saviors
Colin Wilson (2000)
The Secret Chief Revealed
Myron J. Stolaroff (revised edition 2005)
Mount Analogue: A Novel of Symbolically Authentic Non-Euclidean Adventures in Mountain Climbing
René Daumal (1952, English translation 1979)
A Serious Night of Drinking
René Daumal (1938, English translation 2004)

Monday, August 11, 2008

Sunday, August 10, 2008


I got posted in three different places recently. On Streetsy they were not sure who I was but they used my Flickr name. On the other two they did not mention my name at all! -- even though they got the stuff from my YouTube account. They might have used kvvn rggn... This seemed a little odd. Of course, you can click through to my YouTube account since they were embedded from there. And lest it sounds like I'm being ungrateful for the attention, while that's not true at all. I just wondered why they obscured the authorship of the work (er, my work). Is this the way of social networking and web 2.0? The death of the author... Well, nevertheless, thanks for posting me.

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2. that-unsound

3. Streetsy

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Unintentional Rory Hayes Birthday Tribute

Rory Hayes, 1971

It did not occur to me until this morning, when I was reading the Edwin Pouncey essay in When the Demented Wented that I'd posted the Rory Hayes piece on Enantiomorphic Chamber on his birthday, which was yesterday, August 8th. I did not know who he was until yesterday evening. They actually mentioned that it was his birthday at the book release event at Desert Island but it did not register. I made plans to go to this event not because I knew of Hayes but because Kim Deitch was supposed to be a part of it. He, however, was MIA. I wondered why legends such as Kim Deitch and Bill Griffith were involved in this, giving a talk about this guy, Rory Hayes. After a quick scan of the book I decided he was contemporary. I was then surprised to learn he died in 1984. The most interesting thing was that he was on the periphery of the original underground comix scene in San Francisco going back to the late 60s. Hayes first comic was published in 1969. Bill Griffith's stories intrigued me so much I got up this morning burning to read the Pouncey essay. Gary Panter, who it seems is a Hayes fan, was in the audience.