Articles Archive for June 2002

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June 25th, 2002 | 11 Comments | Category: Interviews

My friend and colleague Brandon Pierce let me run this interview in my book, Follow for Now.
When attempting to examine the essence and inquire about the idiosyncrasies of human behavior, where should one turn? The beaten paths of the past have lead us in the direction of archetypal models involving psychological studies and reflection on past human history. We have also ventured into cultural anthropological endeavors, as well as primatology and ethology. Howard Bloom has managed to swivel heads in a new direction. Many are now peering through …

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June 22nd, 2002 | One Comment | Category: Interviews

My friend and colleague Tom Georgoulias let me run this interview in my book, Follow for Now.
When I last spoke with Rudy Rucker, his nonfiction collection Seek! and science-fiction novel Saucer Wisdom were just finding their way into bookstores. Since that time, Rucker has been hacking on a video game programming toolkit called the Pop Framework and keeping a low profile on the science-fiction scene. After bouncing a few emails with him, it was obvious that we needed to do another interview and shed some light on his latest projects.

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June 20th, 2002 | 6 Comments | Category: Interviews

Music transcends all boundaries. And where music fans are generally open for anything engaging, the music industry is constantly segregated by its own marketing terms. They draw lines, set up demographics, and distinguish target markets.
Caught somewhere in between these lines, dälek have been victims of this segregation since their inception. Their first record Negro, Necro, Nekros (1998) was on independent rock label Gern Blandsten Records (the folks who brought you the brilliant, indie avant-garde act Rye Coalition), but they do hip-hop. This put the record in a crack in the …

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June 19th, 2002 | Comments Off on dälek: From Filthy Tongue | Category: Essays, Interviews

It’s 5:30 am. I’m up before San Diego’s ever-shining sun (I have a 7 o’clock class to teach). I’m trying to negotiate the bodies strewn across my living room floor — in the dark. At least one has moved since lights out last night (a mere 3 hours ago).
These sleeping, dark figures scattered across my floor are Oktopus (noise, production, laptop navigation), Still (turntable destruction, attitude, Top Ramen), dälek (vocals, intimidation, spiritual leader) and Mike (merch, driving, beard). Collectively they’re known as dälek. These guys tour like the earth is …

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June 17th, 2002 | 5 Comments | Category: Essays, Interviews

Sunday afternoon in San Diego. I’d just woken up after a nap to try and kill a headache. I groggily checked the clock. “I have to meet Rob Swift in Solana Beach in fifteen minutes,” I thought to myself. I grabbed a Coke out of the ‘fridge, my hand-held recorder and hit the road.

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June 16th, 2002 | Comments Off on Milemarker: Critical Response | Category: Essays

Milemarker posted a critical essay from a fan on their website sometime in early 2002, and invited others to respond. This is my response (which was on their site for a while).
Endeavoring to critique a band/collective/commodity like Milemarker inevitably opens us all to nit-picking perceptions, semantics, our own roles in the play, and other topics about which we could write many volumes. I only wish here to present my own experience, thoughts and opinions about Milemarker. Perhaps this is the best I — or any one of us — can …

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June 11th, 2002 | Comments Off on Disconnect the Dots | Category: Essays

Systems. It’s not about nouns, it’s about verbs. It’s not about the dots, it’s about the connections between them. Networks, not nodes. The journey, not the destination. It’s a trigger, not a gun.

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June 03rd, 2002 | 5 Comments | Category: Interviews

Cynthia Connolly has been a fixture in the DC punk rock scene since its voice started echoing out of the Capital. The independent stalwarts of Dischord in DC, K Records, and Killrockstars in Olympia, WA are among her friends and her photo subjects: She takes pictures and makes postcards — one series of which was of many of these musicians and their cars.