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EXCLUSIVE EAST COAST BOOKSIGNING SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 7PM BOYD RICESTANDING IN TWO CIRCLES: THE COLLECTED WORKS OF BOYD RICE(edited by Brian M. Clark) Who is Boyd Rice? (actual quotes) "Boyd Rice is a black pimp."–Charles Manson "Boyd was my mentor."–Marilyn Manson "Boyd is an iconoclast!"–Anton LaVey, Church of Satan "Boyd Rice has crossed over into the realm of being a pop icon, not unlike Andy Warhol, Tiny Tim, or Charles Manson. His face is like a corporate logo synonymous with a specific type of worldview. When you see Boyd it's as though you're gazing upon the Golden Arches or the Swastika. Or both."–Shaun Partridge, The Partridge Family Temple STANDING IN TWO CIRCLES is the first definitive and comprehensive compendium of the works of BOYD RICE, one of the most provocative and controversial underground figures of the post-punk era. A pioneering noise musician and countercultural maven, from the late 1970s to the present Rice has worked in an array of capacities, playing the roles of: musician, performer, artist, photographer, essayist, interviewer, editor, occult researcher, filmmaker, actor, orator, deejay, gallery curator and tiki bar designer, among others. First coming to prominence as an avant-garde audio experimentalist (recording under the moniker NON), Rice was a seminal founder of the first wave of industrial music in the late 1970s. In the 1980s, through collaborations with Re/Search Publications, Rice further established his position in the underground with recountings of his uproarious pranks and the promotion of “incredibly strange” cult films and “industrial” culture. Rice’s influence on subculture was further exerted through his vanguard exhibition of found photographs and readymade thrift store art, as well as his adamant endorsements of outsider music, tiki culture and bygone pop culture in general. Rice is also notorious for his public associations with nefarious figures both infamous and obscure, including friendships and ideological collusions with the likes of cult leader Charles Manson and Church Of Satan founder Anton LaVey, among others. His work continues to profoundly affect the countercultural underground at large, inspiring and enraging in equal measure. STANDING IN TWO CIRCLES includes over 30 provocative essays on subjects ranging from Mondo Films to Charles Manson, Savitri Devi to the Hellfire Club, Cocktail Culture to African Atrocities, and from Abraxas to Rape. Of the 33 essays contained herein, 11 appear here for the first time ever. Of the remaining 22 previously published texts contained in this volume, most are revised, updated and expanded from their original versions. ALSO INCLUDES THE COMPLETE LYRICS and ART & PHOTOGRAPHY (38 original plates)! HEY… are you too far to visit, or “going to a wedding” or something lame like that? Send GERM $27 (a bit extra to cover postage) via Paypal (at firstname.lastname@example.org ) and we’ll MAIL you an autographed copy. If you wish, we’ll even ask Mr. Rice to personalize it for you. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 5:59 PM, Jeff Potter
Hi all...I look forward to a new phase, starting now. I plan to keep in regular contact with the nation's indy bookstores.I envision sending them brochure mailings every now and then as newsletters. I'll number them, etc. I can include news items that we dig up.In one way of looking at it, if we can excite the bookstores then we can excite the readers. They are our major interface.Karl used to talk about setting up our own distro network, to cut out the middleman.
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That might be nice, but it would take replacing it all with our own network of middlemen---our own zeenshops. That would take a huge amount of work, talent, capital. It's an impossibility, in short. The bookstores are already there. Why not try to make them our friends and allies? More than anyone, they'd love to spark up an interest in reading again!Now, their clerks are another story, but even they are not without hope. They like to be fashionable. Maybe we'll catch on as a hot new fashion.I think --- moreover --- that our BOOKS and ART show this. It's not just a biz policy coming from me. It's in our content. I dunno about the rest of the small press scene, but our work stands up for the little guy. I personally see a lot of minor (indy) literary action as being part of the hyper-personal MFA vibe which is in turn part of the elite vibe which will include mostly novels about fantasy scenarios and exotic travel and quirky trysts. Hopefully that's not always the case. But our populist vibe is directly in favor of indy shop uplift. Maybe we are stand-outs in that way. I hope so. If we are, then that's another reason for indy shops to be our pals.I'll also be sending these folks a regular email newsletter.So we can see ULA outreach as going to readers...and to writers...and to artists of all kinds...and now to indy biz owners as well.Basically, I'm starting a magazine that's going to indy shop owners. Let's see if they're receptive as an audience!I've personally had quite a few indy shop owners get excited and into the OYB message. I think the ULA message should work as well. It's basically the same message.New Pages sells a list for all this for $90. I'm a bit short, so I cobbled together the list for this past first mailing. It's missing all the NEW shops. About 25% of them are new as of 4 years ago, say. (Amazing, really.) I'm now going to dig back into my list and try to glean out email addresses and see what I have. If anyone wanted to spring for the real deal list, lemme know! I'd put it to good use.**************Jeff Potterpublisher, ULAPRESS.comUnderground Literary Alliancebringing excitement, authenticity,relevance, independence and activismto literature in America.Zeensters rock! Folk writing lives! Outsiders are in!*U*plift *L*iterary *A*merica now!New Century -> New Reading -> New Writing!