Ephemera

The Mechanics & Mystery of Top 40 Lists by bart plantenga

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“The list could surely go on, and there is nothing more wonderful than a list, instrument of wondrous hypotyposis.”  • Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose

bart plantenga 

On daily to-do list: add ‘hypotyposis’ [vivid picturesque description] to long vocabulary list.

1bart1I started following Top 40 lists on pop radio stations when I was 8. Some are fascinated by the patterns we see in the stars, some in why autumn leaves turn brown, why love affairs go sour, why males are driven crazy by women’s breasts and why some bet on football games or collect Barbies in their original packaging, I was interested in the order of pop music.

I kept my own lists, ear flush to my red transistor, listening to ABC-AM or the WMCA “Good Guys” waiting for the announcement of the next song, scribbling it down in it’s position in the Top 40 on a lined page with a flashlight propped up on my pillow. I stole 9v batteries from the Acme Super Market to keep the radio going late into the night as if turning it off might mean missing a secret message from the ether about my place in the universe or a mantra that will lead to a level of nirvana accorded only the nerdy among us.

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Enigma: Art & Evolution of Michael Alan’s Living Installation by Mark McCawley

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Enigma: Art & Evolution

of Michael Alan’s

Living Installation

 

a photo review

by Mark McCawley

 
 

"Live music with tim Love Lee, Pearl necklace, and Mike Ogaltree", Photo Copyright © 2016 Hubert Burchardt

“Live music with tim Love Lee, Pearl necklace, and Mike Ogaltree”, Photo Copyright © 2016 Hugh Burchardt

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Michael Alan’s ‘Living Installation: The Anti-Depression Show’ at 17 Frost Gallery

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Michael Alan’s

‘Living Installation:

The Anti-Depression Show’

at

17 Frost Gallery

17 Frost Street

Brooklyn, New York 11211

on

December 19th at 6 PM

to December 20th at 4 AM EST

Tickets-$20

100 person limit

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A Room in the City: Gabor Gasztonyi — in conversation with Mark McCawley

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A Room in the City:

Gabor Gasztonyi

 

in conversation

with Mark McCawley

 
 
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Urban Graffiti Mix #18

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Urban Graffiti Mix #18 by Mark Mccawley on Mixcloud

 
 
Rare tracks. New tracks. Transgressive tracks. Poetry, fiction, monologues, spoken word, and music tracks. Tracks from decades past. Tracks from emerging and established bands, poets, and writers. With Urban Graffiti Mix #18, UG continues its ongoing quest to compile and archive transgressive material too often overlooked by mainstream media, all the while celebrating the independent DIY spirit of avant-garde artists and autodidacts internationally. Read more

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