history of portland rock

10 06 2010

The Usual Suspects, guitarists Haroon Tahir and Phil Royer, percussionist Tom Haythorn and bassist Michael Hornburg were a serious and arty band who often played the music for plays and even backed a dance troupe for a few performances.

The early 80s were a good time to be making music in Portland.

History Of Portland Rock by SP Clarke of Two Louies (and more) fame.





preface to the 4th edition (w/ pierre klossowski)

3 06 2009

B • something to the effect of wonder. I mean, here we are. here we all are. I mean … what’s happening? I mean … I

P • well … an intensity is at work in everyone. I’m pretty sure. It’s flux and reflux forming the significant and insignificant fluctuations of thought. and while each of us wants to claim a certain portion of this intensity for his or her very own, in point of fact, Bon, it belongs to no one and has neither beginning nor end. contrary to this more or less undulating element, if each of us forms a closed and apparently limited whole, it is precisely by virtue of a … momentary embrace, if you will, of certain traces of this intensity; that is, by a system of signs we call language. so far as the beginning or end of our own fluctuations are concerned we know nothing — even if the sign be the ME, the I, the SUBJECT of all our propositions! it is, thanks to this sign, however, that we constitute our selves as thinking, that a thought as such occurs to us, even though we are never quite sure that it is not someone else who is thinking and will continue to think in us.

B • but what is this OTHER that forms the outside in relation to the inside that we hold our selves to be?

P • well Bon, the sign ME in the everyday code of communication, so far as it verifies our various internal and external degrees of presence and absence … comes to us gratuitously (thank you Peter), all the while assuring a variable state of coherence within our selves and amongst our surroundings. be that as it may, what have you. Everything leads back to a single discourse, Bon, to fluctuations, of what have you, that correspond to the thought of every one and no one. Everything remains a function of the chaos out of which meaning is generated. boing! thus the thought of no one, but this intensity itself, finds its necessity in him or her who appropriates it, and comes to know his or her destiny in a lifetime of memory and … forgetfulness. I’m sorry, Bon, what was your question?

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m

9 01 2009




center of the world

6 01 2009

World Center Of Population





clockwork orange

28 11 2008


Alan Woo — NEW Pie





directions for proper use

15 09 2008




lolcat

9 09 2008





strip nude for your killer: Inside (À l’intérieur)

24 08 2008

Zack Mosley writes one of the funniest, most imaginative (and accurate) pieces of film criticism I’ve had the pleasure of stumbling upon.

There is one character who defies logic with such panache that the only way to do the absurdity justice is to describe his entire role in the film ….

Strip Nude For Your Killer!: Inside (À l’intérieur)





vern’s links

24 08 2008

Pulp Fiction This is the best sight I have found for one of Bruce Willis’s best pictures. Assloads of information about the picture, including the chronology of the story, the full credits, list of awards, lyrics to the songs, plus MP3 files of songs and dialogue, large graphics of various posters and stills etc. It has some pretty nice design as well I think Walter Leno could learn from it. Only problem I had with this one is it is all in German so I don’t know what the fuck they’re talking about but I imagine if I was a german I would be into this sight [sic], I guess.

Vern’s Links





charlene choi in diary

18 08 2008

beauty with fangs





cowboy caleb • this cannot be explained

17 08 2008

Cowboy Caleb – the liberal arts, grown-up stuff & random mischief





japanese schoolgirls love using ky

5 08 2008

Japanese teenage girls are now using the letters “KY” in conversation to replace the phrase “Kuuki yomenai” or “can’t read the air.” It is used when someone is lagging behind the group and can’t seem to grasp what is going on or goes against the general atomsphere/mood of the group.

Japanese Schoolgirls Love Using KY | Japan Probe





jean-paul sartré for dodge dartré

1 08 2008

“In my journey to the end of night, I must rely not only on dialectical paths of reason. I must have a good solid automobile, one that eschews the futile trappings of worldly ennui and asks only for basic maintenance. My Dodge Dart offers me this elemental solace, and as interior parts fall off I am struck by the realization of their pointlessness. I might not know if the window is up or down. It is of no consequence.”





writt enf orm

1 08 2008

gra
phein
/ rhy
me / wr
ite /
careless in our trans
lation, we call it write
they meant
much more:
carving, draw
ing, painting
(but always clear)
fitting form on
meaning / but
meaning differs
as we write; while writing preservers
it also reserves / that which we
write is cooled from the moment’s
passion which engenders speech / it betrays
it is ever
judicious / punctuation replacing
the voice’s cadence with the rigor
of the eye, enforces an evermore
austere rhythm / we must struggle
to be known, manifest in
our writing /
we enlist, knowingly,
in our impossible attempt

~lawrence wheeler





dolls unrated

25 07 2008

From my favorite flixster poet

“Boring and pretentious. I’m not completely against movies that are boring and pretentious, but I couldn’t take this”

m. s.’s (mayrei) Profile – Flixster

on Takeshi Kitano’s Dolls