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Cinefantastique by Gary Lucas — review by Mark McCawley

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Cinefantastique by Gary Lucas   review by Mark McCawley   Artist: Gary Lucas Album: Cinefantastique Country: USA Genre: Instrumental, Acoustic Label: Northern Spy Records Release date: 1 October 2013   Gary Lucas is among that contemporary cadre of post-Zappa guitarists — Fred Frith, Henry Kaiser, Mike Keneally, Steve Vai, Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo (to mention a few) — who are as at ease with complex compositions, regular use of dissonance and atonality and polyrhythmic time …

Playing Chicken With Thanatos by Dire McCain — review by Mark McCawley

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Playing Chicken With Thanatos by Dire McCain   review by Mark McCawley   Playing Chicken With Thanatos by Dire McCain Apophenia, 2013 ISBN 978-0615903156 US $14.40 | CDN $17.02 | Paperback 8.5×5.5 inches, 346pp   Playing Chicken With Thanatos is Dire McCain’s coming-of-age tale chronicling her adolescent descent into drug addiction and the Southern California drug world of the 1980s and 1990s populated by drug dealers, gang members, skinheads, rockers, yuppies, jocks, Ephebophiles (adult sexual preference for mid-to-late adolescent girls, …

Recreating the President’s Brain from Zapruder’s Home Movie by Philip Quinn

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Recreating the President’s Brain from Zapruder’s Home Movie   by   Philip Quinn     from Love’s field,                        all roads lead to complete synaptic breakdown   at Main and Houston, sharp 90 degree turn for the worse              one block north along Houston to Elm Street   the cheering crowds traces of love, traces of American actor fallout Hiroshima, “Ask not…”

bart plantenga — in conversation with John Wisniewski and Mark McCawley

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bart plantenga in conversation with John Wisniewski and Mark McCawley     John Wisniewski: When did you begin writing, bart? When did you publish your first writings? bart plantenga: On any conscious level? It was probably in high school. A kind of prosaic awakening. First in 9th grade, for an assignment where we had to “travel” through South America and keep a diary I did one – times 10. Mine was over 100 pages long, about 3x longer than anyone …

Mary — a film by Yarre Stooker

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Mary a film by Yarre Stooker         “Eddie Woods writes poetry the way he lives life, intensely. Experience informs his art, and vice versa. Passion, raw edges, nothing left out. Sex, love, politics…coupled with an unrelenting drive towards awareness, the need to understand what universal reality is all about. His poem “Mary” enters the listener’s ears like a wordbomb, exploding inside the mind, and reverberates down the spine like electroshocks from the brain’s pleasure centre.” — Mark …

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