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February 02nd, 2006 | 2 Comments | Category: Me

I recently found this old article from the “Athens News Courier” in Athens, Alabama circa June, 1982 (I wonder if my hair will still do that). Funny stuff.

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September 04th, 2005 | Comments Off on Recurring Themes, Part Two: Loss | Category: Essays, Me

I don’t normally comment on such things, but watching news coverage of the horrible scene in New Orleans got me thinking about loss. I pictured my house underwater and realized that I don’t own much of value.

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June 24th, 2005 | Comments Off on Binge Therapy | Category: Essays, Me

Some of the sand has settled from our time in the desert, but we keep kicking it back up again.
Last Sunday night, Doug Stanhope was in town for a show, and we kicked it up again. That’s not the point. The point is that after being in the desolate climes of Panamint Springs with Doug and friends for five days, one comes away with a new sense of so many things. On my two-day trip home from there, I wrote and wrote, trying to record and remember all the magic …

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June 13th, 2005 | Comments Off on Planet Panamint | Category: Me

Ok, so I just returned from Panamint Springs and Doug Stanhope‘s annual Death Valley desert party (pictures). I rode down with Andy Andrist. We took a tent that, during five days in the desert, never made it out of the car. We slept where we fell. And there was lots of falling.

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May 04th, 2005 | Comments Off on DIG BMX Magazine Interview with Roy Christopher | Category: About, Interviews, Me

Brian Tunney conducted this interview with me for the impecable DIG BMX Magazine. Here’s an excerpt: “The impetus behind frontwheeldrive.com remains to collect and spread the word about cultural artifacts and the people that make them. I try not to limit the subject matter anymore because I view the mind as an ecology. For any ecology to grow and flourish, it needs diversity. New stuff comes not from the well-defined fields, but from the interaction between them. Allowing theorists, artists, BMXers, musicians, skateboarders, etc. to rub shoulders, frontwheeldrive.com attempts to …

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May 01st, 2005 | Comments Off on Lapse of Luxury | Category: Me

Appy polly logies for the lapse. I promised myself I wouldn’t let this happen.
Where have I been? Well, I just returned from a week of camping/climbing in Bishop, California: a complete change of venue to regain perspective and “realign the compass” (as my friend Ben Hiltzheimer calls it). Just before that, I spent a day and change realigning in a different way: many beers and talk at Doug Stanhope‘s house. And before that, I was holed up in my office, surrounded by books and journal articles, finishing my master’s thesis.
Where …

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January 20th, 2005 | Comments Off on The Thing That I Call “RoyC.” | Category: Essays, Me

Advertising space being sold on our foreheads notwithstanding, we still live in a multimedia world where attention is the currency in trade. A couple of years ago, Doug Rushkoff sat down with John Brockman for a discussion about media, branding, choices, and what the “self” means among them. Seemingly mundane but paramount to our musing here, the question comes up as to what kind of shoes represent The Thing That Doug Calls “Doug.”

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January 17th, 2005 | Comments Off on Disinformation Mention | Category: Me

The following blurb was in the Disinformation newsletter today (Thanks, Alex):
Last week the talented frontwheeldrive.com editor Roy Christopher joined the Disinformation blogs community. RoyC’s specialty is underground Hip-hop culture and techno-politics, and his site features a growing collection of interviews and reviews. His latest interview with Aesop Rock proves his skills are very much intact, and his first blog entry is a worthy meditation on the possibilities of free choice in American corporate media. If you want an intriguing angle on what’s cool and what today’s creative artists are really …

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February 06th, 2004 | Comments Off on I Get on the Mix Late in the Night | Category: Me

Well, last night I finally got out of my bedroom and subjected the public to my loud, noisy tastes in vinyl. Yep, my first live set in several years. I hauled a crate down to the Rosary Room (in downtown San Diego) and played a brief, but fun blend of noise.
The set list looked something like this:

Unwound — first minute and a half of “We Invent You” (it’s just guitar feedback, if you haven’t heard it)
Mogwai “Secret Pint”
My Bloody Valentine “Soon”
Camera Obscura “Cinemateque”
Brian Eno “Deep Blue Monday”
Hood “Branches Bare”
Bare Minimum …

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May 17th, 2003 | One Comment | Category: Essays, Me

I must Create a System, or be enslav’d by another Man’s
I will not Reason and Compare; my business is to Create.
— William Blake
Bucky Fuller used the name “Comprehensive Anticipatory Design Science” for his field of holistic, generalized engineering. In this endeavor, he tried to include every possible angle and scenario in designing his wares. I’ve been attempting to merge this sentiment with Richard Saul Wurman’s idea that the most important design project one can undertake is the design of one’s life. I adore the phrase “design science,” and I think …