Friday, October 12, 2007

Coming in November!

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Cypriot Triple Hearing

Want to know what the fuck it going on?
It's an art piece, click HERE.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Heads Up

Phone booth stuffing Saturday, 12 noon, Westheimer at Kirby. Please wear white.

via the Payphone Project

"Scotland's Pennan phone box, declared by a local tourism board as "the most famous phone booth in the world," was the scene of record breaking achievement. 16 gymnasts filled the famous phone box, breaking the booth-stuffing record set in 2003 in Edinburgh, where 12 adults and 2 children succeeded on their second attempt to fill a booth with themselves.

The Edinburgh record only includes 2 children, though, while the more recent Pennan booth-cram was all youngsters. Is it inevitable, then, that another record-seeking group will fill a booth with, say, 29 infants or 30 dwarfs?

The Payphone Project asks: When will standards be set in defining the terms of this critical world record?"

One Week Away from the Nonsense

julia's a busy one!
pardon the extra apostrophe...

Out There- Apply Far Afield

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YouthArt MultiFest 2008 Festival is dedicated to the theme Art Without Borders and encourages new media like performance and video art. The festival is dedicated to emerging artists up to 35 years old. Festival will cover accommodations, breakfast and lunch for performance artists, and also covers the production of artwork. However, the festival will not cover trip costs. There is no entry fee for participation in the festival. For an entry form please contact us at; everyone interested in taking part in the festival should fill out the entry form.

Artists which are applying with video work should send an entry form with video work on DVD, PAL only. All questions concerning the festival should be sent to the same e-mail address. Deadline to apply for the festival is November 15th, 2007. Festival will be held in May 2008 in different locations in Pancevo, Serbia. Our web address is:

YouthArt Multifest wants to present art-media crossover and to make a connection between young artists from all around the world without concern for nationality and race, only artistic expression is important. The most important part of the festival is the international character, where domestic audiences will be introduced to contemporary multimedia art, especially performance art. Festival wants to make connections between young people so that they may learn from each other’s experiences and make lasting relationships through collaboration. One of the characteristics of the festival is educational, especially to young people, so that wider audience may be introduced with contemporary art praxis.

Bringing artists from Europe and other countries from around world to Pancevo is our main goal, a contribution to the artworld to show that art doesn’t have borders.

Marco Nektan
Art Director of YouthArt MultiFest

start to finish- Adrian Landon Brooks








more HERE.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Pardon the Tangent

too good... people love their illegal left turns...

thanks jeanne!

A Little Further From the Water

Another Free Event!

Outdoor Screening of Dallas at the Contemporary Arts Museum

Thursday, October 11, 2007 7:30 p.m.

Episode #55—No More Mister Nice Guy (Part I)—A cleaning woman discovers J.R. sprawled across the floor of his office. He is rushed to the hospital, close to death. The Ewing family reassembles to wait for news of his fate and police search for clues and suspects in the shooting. The family hopes for J.R. to regain consciousness and be able to shed some light on the identity of his assailant.

Episode #56—No More Mister Nice Guy (Part II)— As J.R. undergoes his second operation, Bobby takes over Ewing Oil with Jock's blessing. Sue Ellen tries to combat the guilt that makes her believe she may have shot her husband in a drunken stupor. She unsuccessfully fights against the operation that could either let J.R. walk again or cost him his life. Alan Beam is brought back to Dallas by the police. Cliff Barnes is taken into custody. Marilee Stone institutes a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the Ewings. Lucy meets and is frustrated by a poor medical student who resists her advances.

Well, it's Free!

hope the mosquitoes aren't out in force!


Metro Police Chief Tom Lambert said
the driver briefly stopped at the red light,
then drove into the path of the oncoming train.

How can we expect to justify public transportation when this thing crashes into people all the time?

The ridiculous debacle continues. This morning there's THIS article in the Chronicle about the light rail sending someone to the hospital. It doesn't matter who's fault it is, people outside the loop are still going to assume that the train is dangerous. Reduced visibility in SUVs make the train dangerous, just like the rest of the time on the road is more dangerous in an SUV. As I walked from Kirby and Richmond to Westheimer and Montrose while waiting for either the 25 or the 82- which I never saw- I cursed the horrible job METRO does with the buses in the city. When I heard about the rubber road compromise for the new east-west line I couldn't believe the load of bullshit being shoveled. Its like the monorail Simpsons episode. The company is gorging itself on a new grant of $1.5 million to teach its employees to be paranoid about terrorist attacks on the 42 bus through the Third Ward. There's a document floating around detailing METRO CEO Frank Wilson's kickback-laden past in the New Jersey Transit Corporation. He also has a history in San Francisco as the GM of the BART public transportation system, which supposedly involved rubber road bus service as well, but I can't find any documentation so it's just conjecture. What are we going to do with $5.8 billion and a promise to connect the city for once? Well we won't try and connect the two major neighborhoods- Downtown/Midtown/Montrose and the Galleria, instead we'll bend to local pressure and sacrifice the city's well being for the rich bastards who can afford to complain. Why isn't anyone along Wheeler Street complaining? They'll go under when the 3-6 years of construction start too, but they're not white people or rich brats. You can't hear them! The mayor should just annex Richmond ALL the way to the Beltway. People want it. Screw this bullshit putting around. I want a city with a real backbone, dammit.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Fight For the Party

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Friday Check

Friday October 12th, 7:00pm at the Lawndale Art Center, 4912 Main: La Chicana Laundry Pictures presents a screening of videos by Latina film makers and video artists for their first annual film festival, Señorita Cinema. Submissions of work from any genre 15 minutes or less; including trailers for larger work and music videos. Join us for film and refreshments.

"A.K.A. Bandana Art Show, Friday October 12th, 7:00pm, Winter Street Studios

Featuring the artwork of Shepard Fairey, Logan Hicks, Daryll Peirce, Evil Design, Asbestos, DAVe, Ethos, Jet-pac, Plasma Slugs, Subhumanoid, Emily Strange, Justin Kees, Magmo The Destroyer, Uneek, Sleep ZZZ, Bytedust, Gaia, Visual Narcotics/20mg, MIMI the Clown, Lindsey Kuhn, CAPISH, Matt Siren, Toy Eater, REMED, Fefe, Zach McDonald, Billi Kid, UNSEEN, Cherrycore, Failure, NO/FI, Dazed.Revolter, THE BLACK ADER, Discoshit, Peat Wollaeger, The Killer Gerbil, ICON, Billy Bishop, Arrrgh!, Cieto ATV, Nomad, Josh?, Caspa, Eyeskull, JESone aka JHearts, LukeDaDuke, M-BW, Fear The Ripper, SNUB, Robots Will Kill, FERG, Abel, ack!, Christian Azul, B~Kay, Adrian Landon Brooks, CUTTHROAT, Death Head, Dual, DumpStar, Sara Eudy, Give Up, Lisa Marie Godfrey, GONZO247, Christian Navarrete, Meat, NANO, Derek Shumate, Verb, YAR!

The bandana has been used by artists worldwide to conceal their identities; so we thought it would be a good idea for a show, not to mention the fact that a bandana makes a perfect small canvas that can be folded up and mailed easily.

Bandanas are worn around the neck by cowboys, farmers, bakers, and railroad engineers to wipe the sweat off their faces, and keep dust out of their collars. Anarchists and political activists have been known to wear black bandanas and hoodies to keep their faces from being photographed.

Island/ I LAND, DiverseWorks, 1117 E. Freeway, Friday October 12th, 8:00pm
$15 - $6 students

A new one-man show with Hawaiian artist Keo Wolford telling his story through text, dance, music and projections. Expanding the Hawaiian tradition of ‘talk story’ Wolford tells his ‘American’ story of unromantic realities growing up in ‘paradise’.

Live at The World Famous Orange Show! Friday, October 12, 8:00pm
Howe Gelb of Giant Sand

Amazing music in a one-of-a-kind folk art environment, an experience that could only happen in Houston. Howe Gelb has been called one of the most resilient and consistently inventive American artists of the last two decades. Over the course of the last fifteen years Howe has served as front man for Giant Sand, been a member of OP8, become a label owner and perhaps most importantly become a family man.

Fitzgerald’s, 2706 White Oak, is pleased to be hosting the 20th Anniversary of The AXIOM Reunion Show.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the opening of Houston’s Axiom nightclub (1987-1992), roughly twenty bands from the late eighties and early nineties will reunite to play for fans, many of them for the first time in over a decade.

Bands performing at the two-night reunion show include Sprawl, Academy Black (featuring Michael Haaga formerly of dead horse), de Schmog, Cinco Dudes, Bayou Pigs, Joint Chiefs/Fleshmop, and many more. Musicians will be flying in from California, Washington, Colorado, Nevada, New York, Illinois, and even Brazil to commemorate the creatively fertile scene that evolved around the Axiom.

Downtown Public Art

Screw that other stuff. Walk around in downtown holding a map trying to find public artworks. A little work out, really. Map available HERE, website HERE.

Tuesday Morning Funnies

a little Bill Davenport for ya...

Shoe Sculpture, 2002

Owly, 1999

GO Mitten, 1998

Stone Fireplace, 2007

Untitled Toilet Paper Rolls, first made in 1996
unlimited edition, about 5 now in existence

Forever Rafter, 2006

Hard to be Hip Over 30, 2003

More HERE.

Monday, October 8, 2007


Teresa O'Connor sez:

Dear Friends,

I am opening a little shop at 3007 White Oak.
The opening party is Friday October 12, 6-8pm.
Shop hours will be Fridays and Saturdays noon-7pm
after the opening. I would love to see you there.
I will be at the opening and then for now, I will be working
the Saturday shift. My partner, Chip Hight of Hight Cigar,
will work the Friday shift.

Spread the word and spread the love.

Artist designed tee shirts, jackets, jewelry for
guy and gals, local honey, salve, hot sauce,
as well as some fun Blue Q product,
and a few vintage products sprinkled in.

(the shop is near Onion Creek, and directly across from the Lucky Food Store)

Teresa O'Connor
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10 o'clock Socialist

José Clemente Orozco, Gods of the Modern World 1932

PBS, 10pm tonight, American Masters goes south for a show on José Clemente Orozco. Did you know the extent of his murals? He painted from New Hampshire down to Guadalajara; two great ones are at the New School University in New York and The House of Tiles in Mexico City. The one above is at Dartmouth, where there is a cycle of 24 works, The Epic of American Civilization.

A Slight Impression

Le Pont d Argenteuil
, Claude Monet 1874 -before the punchline

What happens when you throw an all night party at the Musee d'Orsay? Shit happens. Check it out HERE.

Signal To Noise Ratio

This Houston experimental music magazine might have won 'Zine of the Year in 2007 from the Plug Independent Music Awards, but their mag is all high end as far as I can see. Check out cover boys Animal Collective, an art collective/experimental noise band that has balanced themselves between the artworld (villified by ADA) and noise (villified by MAN). Established ten years ago in Burlington, Vermont they are now published out a house off 11th Street in the Heights. Available at Sound Exchange and Domy Books.

Sunday, October 7, 2007


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