Alas poor Babylon!

  ‘The “deep state” empties politics of all vestiges of democratic rule while attempting, on the one hand, to make its machinery of power invisible and, on the other, to legitimate neoliberal ideology as a matter of common sense. The decisions that shape all aspects of the commanding institutions of society are made largely in […]

To the point

‘A new form of mental illness has swept the planet: banalisation. Everyone is hypnotized by work and by comfort: by the garbage disposal unit, by the lift, by the bathroom, by the washing machine. Young people everywhere have been allowed to choose between love and a garbage disposal unit. Everywhere they have chosen the garbage […]

God bless our tropes.

Ron Athey and Rozz Williams: ART and FACT circa 1981

  My old friend Ron A. posted this on his Facebook recently and it served to remind me yet again that the more things change, the more they stay the same. The urge to transgress is eternal, a fixed component of our being, the dark and contrary side of our personality, the creative dimension that […]

Art Linkletter say: DESTROY SOCIETY!

  produced Los Angeles 1977

George Kuchar: An Appreciation

Note: This piece was written for Fanzine in September, shortly following the Kuchar’s untimely death. This is the original text; the edited version (with interview) can be found here. GEORGE KUCHAR An Appreciation I don’t recall the first time I saw one of George Kuchar’s movies, but I’m certain it must have been in the […]

Some “Texts from Last Night” – I

TEXTS FROM LAST NIGHT (209) she met some random, took his vcard, peed in his bed, left, and then requested him as her boyfriend on facebook (405) I think in growing up..I’ve been having a hard time masterbating to fictional character. (770) I just sat in the Taco Bell drive-thru waiting for a trash can […]