Wednesday, February 05, 2003

Some miscellaneous links and commentary:

I've spent a fair amount of time recently on CounterPunch a site full of intelligent dissenting views. Terrorists who are Pro-Castro are okay with this administration (they can start wars AND put them on pause. Meanwhile we are protected from perils of Scotch polluted by Castro's wood.

Fans or would-be fans can find a bunch of new stuff on Attaboy's site: some great posters from recent events, the updated Eye Candy section done in Flash features the full range of his work, and there's stuff you can buy, too. The Attaboy & Burke has been updated, too. And Attaboy's art show with KRK Ryden at CB's 313 Gallery was the snowball that started the whole avalanche of this New York Laughing Squid event (which occurs on the closing night of the art show).

This past week Danielle and I went to the Sprocket Ensemble Ideas in Animation show at Minna Street gallery. Nik & Nancy Phelps are dear friends and put on a great show. The fact that the series features a sampling of excellent independent animation from all over the world in a wide variety of styles would be enough to make it worth attending. But, in fact, that's only the beginning. Nik, a veteran of the Club Foot Orchestra and a frequent session man for Tom Waits amongst many others, conducts his ensemble playing his compositions as live soundtrack to the animations. Nik is an award-winning composer and multi-instrumentalist. Danielle and I had the honor of producing his Tentacle Session (done in tandem with animator/cartoonist Nina Paley) and working with them on a number of events. The Sprockets will also be making the journey out to New York for the CB's show. By the way, the current art show at Minna Street is amazing.

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