Monthly Archives: March 2013

Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Plastic Factory by Ron Kolm — review by Mark McCawley

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The Plastic Factory by Ron Kolm   review by Mark McCawley   The Plastic Factory by Ron Kolm ISBN: 978-1-57027-236-3 Autonomedia, $5.00 US 32 pp, 8.5 x 5.5, saddle-stitched Fiction “I try to remember in the course of my day-to-day life that there are people out there doing things that are not very healthy… I try to keep that in mind that there are people dying out there; that the very things that make our lives easier are making other …

Marco Rea: Pop Surrealist Provocateur — in conversation with Mark McCawley

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Marco Rea: Pop Surrealist Provocateur   in conversation with Mark McCawley   Born in Rome in 1975, where he still lives and works, Marco Rea graduated in History of Contemporary Art, producing for many years graffiti on the walls of several Italian cities as a graffiti artist. It was during this time that Rea created and developed his own unique ‘Pop Surrealist’ technique of spray painting on billboards and the pages of glossy magazines. The result being nothing less than …

Purple Manta Ray: Death of a Playboy by bart plantenga

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Purple Manta Ray: Death of a Playboy   bart plantenga   The other night I heard Paul Mauriat’s 1968 hit “Love Is Blue.” It’s forever associated with my childhood bedroom where I’d notate the weekly Top 40 while building model cars like this one, the purple Manta Ray, the only one I ever photographed. My friend Paul’s father, who worked at the Ford plant just down US 1, always wore neatly ironed, striped linen shirts & combed his hair after his …

Urban Graffiti Mix #11

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Urban Graffiti Mix #11 by Mark Mccawley on Mixcloud The Great Culture Machine has limited definitions of what does, and what does not constitute contemporary literary culture, and in doing so, has overlooked many new hybridized, avant-garde, and experimental crossovers by innovative and pioneering musicians, artists, writers, performance artists and poets dating back decades. Three months in the editing, UG Mix #11 took into special account notions of Sprechgesang and Sprechstimme — musical terms which refer to an expressionist vocal …

Smash the Sun Alight & Iranian Doom by Sterbus — review by Mark McCawley

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Smash the Sun Alight & Iranian Doom by Sterbus   review by Mark McCawley   Born on August 14, 1979, in Rome, Italy, Sterbus — who also goes by the name Emanuele Sterbini — is a contemporary DIY musician whose work is heavily influenced by the RIO Movement (Rock In Opposition), progressive rock, avant-prog, avant-garde and experimental music. Sterbus makes regular use of dissonance and atonality in his songs, along with complex and unpredictable song arrangements and the inclusion of …