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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

Between Spectacles and Dreams: Enablers in conversation with Mark McCawley

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Between Spectacles

and Dreams:

Enablers

in conversation with Mark McCawley

 
 

From left to right: Sam Ospovat - Drums; Kevin Thomson - Guitar; Pete Simonelli - Words; Joe Goldring - Guitar. Photo Copyright © Lenny Gonzalez

From left to right: Sam Ospovat – Drums; Kevin Thomson – Guitar; Pete Simonelli – Words/Vocals; Joe Goldring – Guitar. Photo Copyright © Lenny Gonzalez

 

That one finds the urge to twist and fugue to this music and Simonelli’s dark urbane tales is due to the collective gestalt and unique zeitgeist of this band which relishes pushing musical and lyrical boundaries of form and content and presenting them in an eclectic and exciting manner.
• Mark McCawley

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Blue Coffee Reading Series presents Edward Anki, Laura Clarke, and Andrew F. Sullivan

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Blue Coffee Reading Series

 

presents

 

Edward Anki

Laura Clarke

Andrew F. Sullivan

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Small Objects That Changed My Life: Shouting At The Ground by :Zoviet*France: radio essay by bart plantenga

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“A silent man, walking in solitude by a mountain stream… We begin to see what is real and what really deserves our allegiance.” • Gary Snyder

bart plantenga

The first disc I’d bring along to a deserted island is this one – along with The Gentle Side of John Coltrane and Ascenseur pour l’échafaud by Miles Davis. Never mind that I only have Shout on a poor-quality cassette. In 1999, I was asked to participate in an art exhibit entitled “Small Objects That Changed Your Life” in De Appel Arts Centre in Amsterdam. I placed this tape with the below self-made cover – a small detail clipped from a Bruegel painting in a magazine + a dried Paris leaf – into the exhibit with a short explanation. That I never hesitate to mention it when this question comes up is impressive since I have listened to literally thousands of songs and albums and whenever someone asks for a Top 10 of anything, I usually come up with a Top 25 + a mea culpa. There are so many deserving records, so many under-listened-to artists. And yet…

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