Sunday, January 4, 2009

Flash from European tour, KellyWH#, Oasis 1st Friday, calls frmo CPMag/Chris Robin, NAD, The Am. Dissident Winter Issue,

Update: from Eric "Jelly-Boy The Clown"


eric broomfield

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show details 8:31 AM (14 hours ago)



great poem frank.
[ the poem he is referring to is this year's annual Candlemas incidental 3 part verse, IMBOLC which will be published by Mike Grover's online e-zine Covert Poetics' Journal, #5 ]

we are alive!

How are things at the house with Kali and any one that might come around
How is wig wom
Betty and I are in berlin right now we just got off the bus and fairie from london
Matt and charlean are in spain.
there are so many stories to tell and things we have learned.
cant wait to see you next week

Jelly boy the clown


also see Punk-Saint Tim "Tiger" Dunn's notice of First Friday Art Show at the A-SPACE on Baltimore Ave, next to the Mariposa Food Cooperative, below!



VVVVVVVVVVVVVV VVVVVVVVVV VVVVVVV


Here's a prime one from our ULA trailblazers and and an exchange twixt most Jelly- Boy and Andrew Lovatt, ex-pat Irish Diviner and chief ed. of the most excellent DeadDrunkDublin.com
and some good pointers per the realty of Dublin arts nd performance cultural underground:

matthew broomfield

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show details Jan 25 (6 days ago)
Reply

Nice one on the post Frank.
Hello ULAers who are out there
Be on the look out for Pete Missing from Berlin via NYC
Petemissing.com
we perfomed at the Kranenhouse, an old age home turned into a community center contracted squat, in Crouch End London last night for an overpacked party. beer, vodka, ketamine, blouks and the like. Unholy Sideshow was screened all night in a side cinema hospital room.
Wicked basement and rooftop. large surround walled in field. a group of young thug crouchenders started a fight, trying to break in through a window in one of the living area wings which was the backstage. we climed the walls onto the parked vans jumped down and created a wall. joing the other squaters below. squaters vs. crouchenders. all was handled without the squaters throwing a punch but getting punched. formed a line and sent them backwards.
the crowd was tough and cheeky. but the sideshow thrilled them into a frenzy. we performed a long and brutal show. pulling out all the stops. sparing no expense.
on tuesday we head back to amsterdam for two more shows. a brief parting, sharleen and I go to spain. roc, jelly and betty to ireland or straight to berlin. we all meet in berlin for two more shows and our parting party. fly from berlin to london. stay in the airport for a few our hours and fly to NYC. back to the states.
much to discuss about the position of america in the UK and in Europe on our return. please give me some info about the home front.
meta mita
matters

From: Andrew Lovatt <editor@deaddrunkdublin.com>
Date: 26 January 2009 10:46:05 GMT
Subject: Re: getting to ireland

Hi JellyBoy,

Yep, I know you're a performance act - and your explanation of fit with headline bands is a good one! You have Derek Nally's email - so let me know if he bites (with interest even). Very pleased to here London is starting to treat you right. I wudda thought... I mean they like to party and they sure like something different.

Listen - long time ago, but still true I think, the best experimental bands/acts would turn up at St Martins Art College, Ealing Art College - basically any of the art college scenes. If you haven't heard about them yet, see if you can do a web search and come up with some contacts. The folks in the art colleges could become your strongest evangelists. A lot of the punk and art bands from the 80s started on the art college circuit. They're a natural for your antic play, get it right away and should groove into it.

Lemme know how it goes! If there's any follow up needed with Derek let me know also & I'll pursue.

Andrew


On 25 Jan 2009, at 17:40, eric broomfield wrote:


things are much better in london. we did a smashing party last night at a squat and are doing anouther next saturday as well as going to amsterdam for two shows thursday and friday. things are looking up. did and watched some street shows here in london. the most important thing you need to know is that we are not a band. we are a circus side show with key boards and a sampler. the show is comedy and stunts and audience interaction. we would fit with any band that had a draw or just be interesting because we are circus wierdoes.
I will contact who you say and we will see what we can mannage.
jelly boy the clown
--- On Sat, 1/24/09, Andrew Lovatt <editor@deaddrunkdublin.com> wrote:
From: Andrew Lovatt <editor@deaddrunkdublin.com>
Subject: Re: getting to ireland
To: jellyboy_theclown@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday, January 24, 2009, 8:38 AM

Hi JellyBoy,

Just got off the phone with Derek Nally, who handles Whelan's bookings. A good fellow, the razor was quick & as painless as poss - he said it straight: it's impossible to get the audience if the band aren't known in Ireland. It takes radio play, press and posters - like a whole campaign. Even the few underground scenes would find it hard - they usually ask the band to sell X number of tix themselves. He asked "do they have a record label?" That seems to make a small diff. Some indi labels carry an audience with them.

All the same, Derek liked the sound of you - as best I put it - and I've sent him a mail -- current email addy) as he would like to have a look & listen. He may email back some other ideas, but right now I would say it is looking slim to thin ice. The scene over here is very small -- about one 50th the size of London. So if you're not breaking into playing n paying gigs there... I'm outta touch with London, but would have thought there were more anarchic art venues there. By contrast, here there ain't much underground like that. Philly would scare the be-Jesus out of most Dubs, or they'd dive right in (more likely). But getting anything like that going in Dublin doesn't look likely... yet.

Derek mentioned PitchforkMedia.com - if you know it or go have a look - which gives an idea of always-commercial edge prevailing in the Irish scene.

Lemme know how you fair in London - can't believe there isn't a spot for you there.

very best,

Andrew




On 22 Jan 2009, at 22:05, eric broomfield wrote:

So I called whelans and got a dial tone. We want to come to dublin the first few days of febuary. would you be able to make a call on our behalf?we have a show at the cheese factory in london january 31st. so sunday monday tuesday or wedsday would be good for us in Dublin. the first week end of febuary we are back in Berlin to do two or three more shows. any help would go a long way. we arent trying to make a lot of money eather, just trying to get there and off to the next spot. it would only be three of us as well. the other two are going to spain in that time. all we need is for someone to squeeze us into a spot or two.
please let me know as soon as you can.
Jelly boy the clown

--- On Sat, 1/17/09, Andrew Lovatt <editor@deaddrunkdublin.com> wrote:
From: Andrew Lovatt <editor@deaddrunkdublin.com>
Subject: Re: getting to ireland
To: jellyboy_theclown@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday, January 17, 2009, 9:57 AM

Hi Eric,

I'm snookered til the first week of Feb -- too much going on, that can't be avoided either. So I'm out of picture til then. Your best route is to phone Whelan's. I'll try get you some other numbers too. I say this 'cos I'm sure a lot of folks are slow to deal with email, whereas a phone call is right in their ear & you've got their attention. They can then go see your email and check out MySpace.

Let me know if you reach Whelan's. I'l try find you some more phone & emails.

How's London treating you? There should be lots of places to play there. It's a huge scene compared to hereabouts.

very best,

Andrew

On 17 Jan 2009, at 14:35, eric broomfield wrote:

hey Andrew. no one is responding to us from the dublin clubs. I don't know why. I realy want to go and meet you and see ireland. I don't know if you can help first hand. we should do a side show and a ULA reading together at a pub. we have no phone and are staying at a squat in london now. hope to hear from you soon.
Jelly boy the clown

--- On Wed, 1/14/09, Andrew Lovatt <editor@deaddrunkdublin.com> wrote:
From: Andrew Lovatt <editor@deaddrunkdublin.com>
Subject: Re: getting to ireland
To: jellyboy_theclown@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2009, 7:57 AM

Hi Eric,

A friend here - who promotes punk music (mostly) - Frank Cronin, has given the name of contact at Whelan's. Browse

Do you know anyone at Whelan's? OR any idea who they might contact for gigs?

-Try Derek Nally,
either www.whelanslive.com or www.thevillagevenue.com

Been there and this is the info for BOOKINGS:

Whelans
25 Wexford Street
Dublin 2
General Enquiries


Venue Bookings
Leagues O'Toole



Derek Nally



Julie Cooper



//

Have a look at them on the web - both sites, and email Derek (you can say Frank Cronin passed you his contact). You can try call Derek on the main number, though he's likely not to be based there (judging from his email addy not being a Whelan's one) - but you could reach Julie Cooper most likely.

Let me know how goes!

very best

Andrew




THIS JUST IN FROM TIM DUNN AND THE A-SPACE GALLERY AND COMMUNITY CENTER! ::

tim dunn

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show details 10:21 AM (13 hours ago)
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Hey Frank,
Thanks for keeping me aware of such happenings. I'M HOSTING AN OPENING AT A-SPACE ON FRIDAY.

[ Anarchist Community Space 4722 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143 215-727-0882 leave msg a-space@defenestrator.org
]

MOSTLY ABSTRACT PAINTINGS BY JEAN-PAUL STANLEY.
STARTS AT 6PM. THERE'S A FUNNY NUDE WITH GREAT TEXTURE. IT LOOKS LIKE THERE'S THICK VEINS ON TH E THIGH OF THE FIGURE. I KNOW THE MODEL, TOO, SO I'LL PROBBLY TEASE HER, BUT NOT TOO HARD, 'CAUSE SHE'S GOT CANCER! BTW, I HAVE A CRAZY PERSON COMING IN FROM HAWAII W/ AN UNKNOWN MALE...Y'KNOW ANY PLACE THEY CAN STAY??
LOVE,
timmy




For the hungry and hep dedicated DYI, Kulchur Undergounders this just in from the reigning belle femme of the West Phildephia alternative arts' scene, CALI MILES CLARKE, with equally stunning Jess McKay Hummel, Anna Christie, Et al. an amazing open house of one of a kind arte-facts, underground games and call for live poetry (this ULAer will for one thing be reading his EAPoe- try and annual Candlemas verse.... ). Bring money and other valuables to buy and trade at this rad bazaar!::




Below the insightful and lit credible manifesto invitation on the verso of the above flyer by 'autist' Cali::










Here's a Philadelphia "First Friday" art and lit happening with an emphasis on a community's social-conscience, put forth by the good friends of the ULA at OASIS, a division of Philadelphia city's Department For Human Development, Lori Bartol and Pat Lyons, Dir. A good place to start yr. FF itinerary before heading up to GERM BOOKSTORE (independent purveyor of fine ULAPress books!)www.germbooks.com on Frankford Ave, to se their opening exhibit of authentic HEX signs :::

The Asian Arts Initiative and Oasis Arts and Education present: PORTRAITS IN EMOTION and SELF AS ANIMAL. An exhibition of two bodies of work completed in 2008 as a result of residencies with Philadelphia artists Deborah Caiola and Elisabeth Nickles through the Oasis Artist in Residence Program. This exhibition is presented as part of the pilot of the Asian Arts Initiative's Community Curators program.

Portraits In Emotion is an exhibition of paintings and texts. Led by resident artist Deborah Caiola, this exhibition brings together eleven Philadelphia artists who openly reflect upon personal experiences with mental illness and the process of art-making. Also on exhibtion is SELF AS ANIMAL. Oasis Artist in Residence Elisabeth Nickles along with six Oasis participants explore animal representations of the self in works on paper and in clay. Ms. Nickles reflects on the experience in working with this group of unique individuals through a series of six sculptures based on her interpretation of their perceived animal selves.

This exhibition will be presented at the Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine Street, from February 6 through March 15, 2009. An opening reception will be held on First Friday, Feb. 6 from 5:30-7:30.

oasis postcard front
oasis postcard back



THE CURRENT ISSUE OF G. TODD SLONE'S THE AMERICAN DISSIDENT WHICH FEATURES POETRY BY DOUG DRAiME AND THE ULA'S FRANK WALSH... A MOST EXCELLENT AND IMPORTANT PUBLICATION THAT ANYONE WITH LITERARY DISSIDENT LEANINGS IS ENCOURAGED TO SUBSCRIBE TO!
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Also, as a "scouted" (by GERM's David Williams via the ULA's Lisa Falour by way of Paris) copy of famous NYC undergound 'zinster ANGELO PASTORMELO'S new super odd and fascinating meta-zine/book, replete with plenty of great vintage photographs, HUBERT'S DIME MUSEUM & FLEA CIRCUS, AN UNDERGROUND HISTORY BY MORTY BUSHMASTER, is also in the hands of the ULA as evidenced below, get it or get square!::

http://www.vintagesleaze.com/books-reference-huberts.html


Below, main man of sideshow, Ward Hall, back cover of Angelo's break though publication::












right, the ominous shadow of MB at Coney Is.


http://www.vintagesleaze.com/books-reference-huberts.html

subtext: GERM is currently sporting a single copy of Lisa's BIKINI GIRL, one of the most famous and ground- breaking underground 'zines of all time!





Here's a great new "free" public literary service from the University Of Penn's Kelly Writers House, put it in yr. black books, check it out, take the plunge ::

215 746-7636

or: 215 746-POEM

Happy '09 from all of us at 3805 Locust Walk in Philadelphia. With the new year we launch another new project. Call the phone number above any day, at any time, and hear

1) what's happening tonight or very soon at the Writers House
2) highlights of upcoming events
3) a featured poem read at the Writers House, from our archives
4) a featured recording of Writers House-affiliated students

We urge all friends and fans of the Writers House to add this number - which we call "6-POEM" - to their contacts list, speed dial, and address book.

"What's happening" will be updated almost every day. The other features will be updated frequently.

Once again, best wishes for the new year,

- Al

Al Filreis
Kelly Professor
Faculty Dir., Kelly Writers House
Dir., Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing
University of Pennsylvania




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--- On Sat, 1/10/09, Scot Young <scotdyoung@gmail.com> wrote:
From: Scot Young <scotdyoung@gmail.com>
Subject: hey all this is a call
To: "Misti Rainwater-Lites" <ebulliencepress@gmail.com>
Date: Saturday, January 10, 2009, 1:48 PM

hey friends
A.D. sent me a poem (actually) to a list to publish. So, with that in hand I have put up an online zine--Rusty Truck-- to publish the best poetry and flash from the best writers. I actually have been thinking about this for some time. I plan on doing a print version also, but that is just a plan right now. I will list a call for submissions at OW and some other sites, but I want to establish this as one of the best, so if you are so inclined I would love for you to send me something.submissions to

rustytruckzine@gmail.com

If you are able to post this call for submissions, let me know and I will send you the blurb--

my best
Scot Young
http://rustytruck.wordpress.com/



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