Having grown up in the aftermath of massive Forest Service backcountry road projects,gigantic sasquatch-shaped power corridor pylons, and chain-linked electrical
mega-power installations, I applaud your work. Note Hanford sits on the Olympia-Wallowa
Lineament, a regional faultline, the San Andreas Fault of the northwest.
Wonderfully imaginative look at a dire situation.
I recently got to see the punk rock/ avante art/ total crowd participation/ madness that was Peelander Z. The Japanese duo played about 3 chords and had little in the way of what most music fans would label 'musical talent.'
This being said, it was one of the greatest shows this music fan has ever witnessed. It was super fun and all interactive. They handed out instruments like pots and pans. It was insanity.
Now I have never seen Bad Naked. His naked performance at The Ritz, (now The Badlander) and his subsequent LIFE BAN from venue: is legendary.
Personally, I'm very curious to see what Bad Naked brings this Friday. If it's anything like Peelander Z; it will be madness combined with fun. A spectacle with a jingle. After all, isn't that essentially the point?
One of my fondest memories is getting a private tour of MoMA with Dr. Freedman. And also getting to meet the painter Jack Levine, it's a privilege to have had him as a professor.
Now if only Missoula weren't so far away.....
Jamie Callahan KSC 1992
Just a correction. You referred to "Dr. Marvin Baker." His name was Martin (Marty) Baker and he had a PhD and taught for a time at UM. He did NOT support the Warehouse financially in the way you infer. He was a partner in the Warehouse Gallery and sold his Mexican imports there; the gallery took a 25% commission, so his sales helped run the gallery as did the sales of many other artists working and showing there. I was one of the founders of the Warehouse studios and gallery in 1973 along with Monte Dolak and his graphics partner Jim...?, Tom Schultz and Theresa Biesanz. Hal Mathew
Yes!! I fondly remember these comix, and the vibe of Missoula in the 1970s was
Do let us know when the anthology comes out. It will be the perfect companion
to the Montana Gothic anthol.
I live near a colony and find myself in the cross-hairs of scorn, ridicule, shunning and evil back stabbing rumors emanating from the colony and their close, secretive friends in the community. If I could sell-out and move. I'd do it in a heart beat. Yes, they are good farmers.
"Singer/Dancer/Choreographer/Actor/Video Director/Song Writer/Music and Film Producer/Philanthropist/Rapper/Fashion Designer and Model/Businessman/Creative Director/Visual Artist/Live Entertainer/Grammy Award Winner and Billboards Artist of the Year at age 17 and again at age 19" Chris Brown is a mediocre pop artist ? Really ? I think the millions of people who love his creative talents would think differently, as would the Greatest Artist of All Time Micheal Jackson (who Chris was in the limo on the way to visit the morning Mike was killed.) I think Mary J. Blige, Brandy, Jennifer Lopez, and Rihanna would disagree with you considering he wrote and produced music for each of them. I think that old school artists as varied as Busta Rhymes, Nas, Snoop Dogg, Twista, Talib Kweli, Fat Joe, Timbaland, Game, Elephant Man, Brandy, David Banner, J Lo, Ludacris, Nelly, Diddy, and SWV and newer artists such as Asher Moore, Trey Songz, Ne-Yo, Sevyn Streeter, Wiz Khalifa, Tyga, T.I., T Pain, Kid Ink, B.o.B. Nicki Minaj, and Keri Hilson (just to name a few) wouldn't have collaborated with him if he was a "mediocre pop artist." I don't know what world you're living in to believe that "we all" have stopped listening to Chris Brown's music considering he has had song after song chart in Billboard before, during, and after the assault on Rihanna. In fact, if you stopped listening to music by artists who beat up on their partner, you would have to throw out your Beatles and solo John Lennon collection (Lennon beat his first wife), your James Brown collection, your Kurt Cobain/Courtney Love collection, Motley Crue, Rolling Stones, and anything by Liza Minnelli. Oh by the way, since domestic violence occurs in over 30% of relationships in America, you have just managed to piss off real people all around you who suffer in silence and won't get helped (both perpetrators and victims) for fear of public ridicule (which doesn't really work that well to solve the D.V. problem.) You've also managed to continue to recycle a incident which even the victim (Rihanna) has asked the media to move on from. I'm sure it makes her feel real good to be constantly reminded of being beat up a half decade ago! Great job genius! How about you do some actual research into your topics instead of continuing to parrot the ridiculous notion that Chris Brown has no talent because he beat up a woman nearly FIVE YEARS AGO! If you actually did some research, you would read about a variety of prominent producers and artists who speak highly of Chris Brown's musical talent and creativity and several producers who have called Chris "the Michael Jackson of his generation." You would also realize that Chris is constantly in the studio creating new music and is one of the most highly prolific and dedicated professionals to his craft in music. All the hyphenates I put at the beginning of my comments would be a good place to start your research. Unfortunately, however, its easier (though intellectually lazy) to continue to parrot the media backlash against Chris. However, here's a newsflash: if a person's artistry was invalidated because they engaged in violent or wreckless behavior in their youth, we wouldn't have many artists to celebrate! Its called real life......just like you and me who stumble and fall at times in life..........but such stumbles don't invalidate our talents and skills. What they do in today's society, however, is cause journalists and bloggers to lack critical thinking and originality of ideas and perspective on a counter-narrative to what everyone else is writing. These are things you are most definitely guilty of. Try to be different from the crowd......do some research........stop being lazy and intellectually and artistically incurious. The fact of the matter is that Chris Brown has never faded from the charts because he works hard at his craft, and (just like Mike) gives back to people in need. He's got issues to resolve (just like we all do) but he's also a creative genius and there are lots of people out there that believe the same thing.
"Everybody wants to be Ernest Hemingway"
did you know he was an alcoholic who beat his wife?
still wanna be him?
people can be very simple-minded.
"...would you still like Annie Hall? Obviously you shouldn't. ... Even Allen's most ardent fans acknowledge that if he really were a sex criminal, we should stop liking him immediately."
you are conflating 2 separate things.
if i knew for sure he abused dylan, i would stop liking HIM, yes definitely (not too fond of him as a person already, after soon yi)
but i would still like his films.
just as i still like roman polanski's films, even after he was convicted of what he was.
because the films can stand on their own, separate from the person who made them.
Thanks Erika, I love it.
you will like the truth.
king of illusion says how
andy kaufman did it.
some call it faking a death
but andy calls it switching
bodies with nathan mccoy.
thank jesus, god, buddah, allah, and anyone i've left out.
I played the sickest tech-house DJ set of my life there in 2000. The early years. We had over 150 people. Floor was packed. Bolton was there, of course. I remember thinking after that set, that I had finally done everything I wanted to do on a turntable in terms of that genre. I was done. Killed it. P0wned it. And that has held true. I've not since played a set of that genre.
sjb - missoula 99-01
Really well written article. RIP Elliott Smith.
Let's just keep over generalizing people and say that only middle aged men say "rave" anymore. Seriously, this article is a very poor representation of the magic that is BassBoat.
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