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GENERIC PERFORMANCE – CO-LAB – 5/6&5/7 2011

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Video fun

Well, Chad has been busier with video editing than I have, so you should check out palfloat’s YouTube channel next:

He re-edited footage from the Alien Eyes movie, and set it to a track from the new Night Viking album (KCF).

Oh boy, gettin’ excited about next weekend’s Junkyard Casserole @ Cherrywood!  Come out between 9 and 9 on Sat., 12 and 6 on Sunday…


Fully Febby

So much going on, behind the scenes! Not much time for bloggin just yet, but if you can come on out to Salvage Vanguard Theater tomorrow night (2/14), I will be making a Synaesthetic Dessert on the stage. ♥ Lights, sounds, color, motion!!

—     —      —    and next week…  —      —      — (rain or shine…)

Junk-a-thon!  This time the theme is let’s barter more — so, bring stuff you don’t want or need!  Drop it off or trade it for something you DO want or need.  I want to have a bulletin board sort of thing, so people can leave a flier or note advertising themselves and their services or products  or whatever!  Let’s make connections, people!  It’s a new economy.

HEY, LOVE YOURSELF! YOU DESERVE IT!


Zine-y bean

Yes! I love crossing things off the list.

This is a special sneaky peek (note: best set list ever, center) at what has gone into the production of the latest Night Viking & Friends album, Side Sauce.  Inside a tidy vinyl sleeve, you get a b+w version of this “map”, with a collaborative crazy collage on the back, PLUS full-color front+back covers, and 31 TRACKS of awesome/inane sonic boom.  I said BOOM.

Aww, look how slick they are!

Oh right! and back to that subject that I mentioned in the title, Ziney-zines.  This project gave me a good vision and a process that I can use to accomplish my goals for The Lost Art (of)’s recordings.

[At some point a while back, I decided to make a February/Valentines’ mix this year, both to honor the Chi-do tradition* that has been dormant for some years, and to have a “gift” available for my audience at SVT on 2-14. Then– I added on to that ambition a desire to create xerox-copied booklets as accompaniment to the Recordings — to house extra stories, to indulge my urges to explain, to save honorable intentions from un-crossed off lists, and, of course, to design.  Lovefully…]

Cutting and pasting is fun!  Email me to order Side Sauce or to pre-order the February Mix.

*It’s a long story…


Okay, y’all!

Check out the “Biggest/Bestest” Page under GALLERIES – – I finally put together what I consider to be a portfolio.

In other news, we’ve got SIDE SAUCE coming out next week, which is really a good album, and a total companion to ITALIAN FOOD WILDCAT CARAVAN.  We (Night Viking) MIGHT be playing at Chaindrive on Wednesday the 13th with some CDS on hand and some new songs slipping in here and there…

And then there’s this:


Now I make Wigs, too

makewigLeah commissioned me to make a “dark (balding) clown” wig for Next Halloween (I happened to finish a year early)…
and it turned out pretty GOO-OOd!  Now accepting pre-orders…

bhsmaskInstead of making a Dia de los Muertos altar, I just managed to finish my beerbox mask in time for the Butthole Surfers show.  I wanted to get it on to the stage so that they would accept it as a gift, but it ended up just on the ground on the side of the stage.  <:-/
Who knows where it ended up?

IN OTHER NEWS!

what?  Well, there’s a new show at Po’Boys, which I would like to post pics of, and Side Sauce (new compilation CD by Night Viking & Friends) is allllmost done, and the puppet theater needs to be documented, completed (with help!), and used.

That’s some news!


Latest Pile

  • SUPER SETTINGS! – consulting and installation
  • news and interviews  (and science) internet TV show (group project w/ San Marcos folks)
  • Commitment Cafe — part of the free school; kind of a paradoxical combo of words; we want people to experience the positive feelings associated with accomplishing a goal — to that end, we champion (carry a flag for) i.e. encourage flexible structure of the buddy system or committee type, placed in a comfortable context.
  • Make Rert give birth to an educational Video company  (ex: Molly’s “How To Brush a Dog”)
  • no more art; just “[Absurd] Crafts”
  • a show of only Really Long Things
  • getting serious about dance by forming a group with some musicians (female would be a welcome change) to get together in a dance studio (or other well-lit setting) to play and shoot video from fun angles.
  • Reviving… THE MONTHLY COMMUNITY PUPPET SHOW!    a Variety show for the E X T E N D  E  D  Family.  For example, in one part, you tell the news.

So!  Anyone wanna get started on anything?  I have questions barring the way on some of these, so help me if you can:  1)  I am stubbornly obsessed lately with thoughts of “masonry”, building with rocks, cinder blocks, mortar mix, mud.  Maybe good walls make for good neighbors, maybe also a maze or puppet theater would be best, but really I need some advice.  Come to my back yard and stand in it with me.  Many people have already been there during Junk-a-thon… but the rest of the days, I want to spend more time out there, but I ccan’t stop thinking of

big stones and where to place them.

??

It may be that it is just fine the way it is.  So my need to create, to domesticate, might be an imposition.

But then again, I do have instinct. This is one, this weird rock part of it.  And then the bringing people together for hand-made entertainment and sharing- that too.  I think I like it.
It’s hard to know how to communicate all this sometimes, and when I am not communicating, the things in my head don’t seem quite real.  (and they stay in my head).  But I think they are; they’re not premonitions, just urges.

This morning I went to an “oculo- and cosmetic surgeon” because my optometrist insisted that sebaceous cell carcinoma be ruled out as an explanation for my inflamed eyelid gland.  I knew however, that this $120 consultation would only lead to a prescription for an even more expensive, not necessarily necessary, procedure, which it did, and which I can’t afford.  (I’m going to see what acupuncture can do.)  But the woman working reception was very warm.  As I was sitting down she scanned my paperwork, and she asked if I was a writer. Because, “With two middle names, you ought to be a writer!” Well, thanks!  Maybe I will.


whoa!

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Some recent highlights:   YESTERDAY: An adventurous day with my twin nieces in Imaginationland.  Then the Night Viking lasagna family dinner was nice.
MONDAY: School without walls had a hand-sewing class that went very well.  We all made tiny heart pillows, except for Marina, who made a football.  / Before that I modeled more vintage clothing for Leah’s Threadhunter business… / After that, got a little more balanced internally at The Neighborhood Acupuncture Project clinic.  / Then the O.P.E.R.A. House got together to make a crazy flyer for our upcoming May project (at Co-Lab): Teeny Tiny Diorama-rama Zoo.  It’s an open-call show for dioramas, but we are going to make a zoo installation as context for the entries. Dioramas due opening night: May 23rd! / Finally, watched The Devil and Daniel Johnston and slept.

Tonight, Night Viking is playing our first show since January 28th!  Show starts 9:30 at the Chaindrive.  The opening act, Sunday Papers, is reminiscent of Elliott Smith, in a good way. We’re 2nd and we are really revved up!   After us is The Smiling Knights and Bridge Farmers, whom I have not seen, and probably won’t since I have to get up early tomorrow…


Doctor Clown

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Doctor Clown

is recording an album

on a red TASCAM 4-track on the rug,
“which really ties the room together”, so thanks!

and it will be done sometime this month!
(With one music video to boot, knock on desk)

visit  http://www.myspace.com/altmedicineclown ; there you can find some recordings that probably won’t be on the album (well, maybe one will) and see when we’re playing next.

(music is love)