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|Monday, October 13th, 2008|
Walker Street Vintage has added a ton of vintage paperback sci-fi books! Stop in and check out the great titles and even better cover art that comes with these highly collectible books.
Hope to see you there! Current Mood: awake
|Friday, September 12th, 2008|
Inside Scoop On The Outside Culture
Last year, the editorial team and I
ran over 500 articles on Alterati on topics as far reaching as sexuality and culture, underground art, gonzo event reports, black metal, ... teletubbies. A year of digging off the beaten path, and I must say, the best job I've ever had.
I wanted to highlight some of the ones I wrote that I thought might be most entertaining, most horrifying, most edifying, just most -ING! ...since it is quite likely you missed at least some of them. (Unless, of course, if you're one of the people who signed up to the RSS feed and read religiously.) Sex/Culture/Etc.A Crime Against SelfExcuse Me, Who Are You? Perfect Blue ReviewDeep Puddle Dynamics: Alex Grey's CoSMRedefining The RealHacking At The Roots: (tales from the forest)Wake Up Neo: There Is No Counterculture, You TwitThe Dark Side Of A CultureWhy I Pay For ShowtimeInterviews:Drawing Outside The Lines: Interview With David MackAlchemical Wedding: Interview with David AronsonKeys To Success: Interview with Amanda Palmer of Dresden DollsBroken Saint: Interview with Brooke Burgess of Broken SaintsSex & Fashion: Interview with Jeff CohnFirst Fridays (art scene):First Fridays: PhoenixFirst Fridays: The Ghosts of the Ellen Powell Tiberino MuseumFirst Fridays: Say Something
Post-Genre Blues (music):Post-Genre Blues: Back To The Folk Post-Genre Blues: The Death Of A Scene Post-Genre Blues: The Fragile ArmyPost-Genre Blues: Fusion ( Read more...Collapse )
|Saturday, May 3rd, 2008|
Immanence of Myth - posted for feedback & discussion
The following are in-progress chapters for an upcoming work The Immanence of Myth, which picks up and expands on some of the ideas first presented in "Living The Myth" in Generation Hex. This will be an exploration of myth in its function as intermediary between human and world (represented as language, music, sculpture, or any other form of expression), and how the myth-making process underlies all of the beliefs that we hold about the world, no matter how logically consistent they are. Though it is my general preference to explore the creation of myths in different media – that is to do it rather than talk about it - I've been feeling lately that an expression of those underpinnings may be insightful, even useful for others. The book will be co-authored with Rowan Tepper, M.A. though the following was written by myself. Please forgive typos, structural inconsistencies and the like, as this book is still in production. It is being released in hopes of receiving feedback and generating conversation in unexpected corners, which will help strengthen the final form of the book.PDF
|Sunday, March 30th, 2008|
|Thursday, March 27th, 2008|
Do you like Joy Division? - New Phoenix Based Post Punk Band
long time no post, sorry, hasn't been much news worthy...but now finally, something to post about! I'm drumming in a band, really excited about it, I'd say the closest thing we sound like is Joy Division...just good dark Post Punk kinda 'ish. scheckit out:
I'll let you know just as soon as we're ready to play out.
|Saturday, March 22nd, 2008|
Sydney's Time Out Magazine's recent feature article talked about SYDNEY TRIBES!!
(y'know, tribes is the post subcultural term for what was traditionally used for subculture. The model of the subculture has since been critiqued and replaced with terms such as tribes and club-culture)
Once in a while the whole subculture thang resurfaces into mainstream media (although as an independent extremely localised publication, could Time Out magazine be called mainstream?). It doesn't do it often so when it does, I do get a little excited.
I think it's a pretty good snapshot of the kind of post-subcultural tribes in sydney.. well the stranger ones anyway. And it features my 2 favourite subcultures, psychobillies and rockabillies!
But also covers new tribes like Second Lifers and some other ones I haven't thought about like 'Ocean Swimmers'
Go here to read the article... however the link to psychobillies is incorrect. In the address bar add an 'h' so it says psychobillies correctly.http://www.timeoutsydney.com.au/features/tribal-gathering.aspx
|Friday, November 23rd, 2007|
The G-spot Episode 18
gives us another podcast episode of Postgenre Blues
, this time talking about inadequate copyright laws, the media war, remixes and a Microsoft takedown notice sent to the Alterati.net
crew. Wes Unruh
gives us a talking to about DIY television, the struggle against media monopoly,
and converses on the subject with Freeman
brings us another mini episode of the resurrected Gpod
, digging in the archives with the Chicago Underground Industrial Tape Scene.
And Jason Lubyk reads, channels aliens and fucks with your mind.
This shows offering of music
"Shock The Monkey" originally by Peter Gabriel, remixed by n8ur
"Daily Grind," originally from subQtaneous: Some Still Despair In A Prozac Nation
, remixed by DJ Doctor Device.
"This is Aryian Bass," a mashup megamix, by Johan Ess
An audiobook short from the novel Fallen Nation: Babylon Burning.
|Wednesday, August 29th, 2007|
Just wanted to let you all know about the mixtape penpal group i just started, to see if anyone was interested in joining. Once a month, members get an email with someones name and address, and a due date, and they have until the due date to make and mail a tape. Meanwhile, someone else will be doing the same for them. After that swap takes place, another one will start up between different people. It is cassette tape only. If anyone has more questions or are interested, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Sunday, August 19th, 2007|
I became really excited when I found this community because subcultural history and theory is one of my...
My interest in subcultural history and theory started when I read Dick Hebdige- Subculture: the meaning of style back about 4 years ago, and since then I've never really looked at my involvement in subculture the same way.
I just wanted to know where everyone stands in terms of subculture, which subculture(s) do you operate in/enjoy the most, books people have read etc.
Personally I enjoy the more traditional subcultures, but I also like to see how they're manifesting themselves nowadays through technology and just the fact that there are so many kinds.
|Saturday, August 18th, 2007|
First-hand report of the recently completed Esozone 2007
occultural event in Portland, which featured the likes of Paul Laffoley, The Foolish People, Freeman, the Viking Youth, and many others. Includes video and audio from the event.
|Tuesday, July 10th, 2007|
Marry Jane's Not A Virgin Anymore
"I was going to write something longer or maybe do an episode of The G-Spot to announce this find, however, I examined my feelings and found that I just don’t want to do either. Sarah was a no bullshit, DIY kinda girl. Her film and her memory deserve the kinda treatment she’d appreciate.
So, here’s the nutshell version:
Sarah was cool, I liked her. Some people found her abrasive, edgy or harsh. She was all of those things and like most (but not all) great artists I’ve known who were ‘eccentric’, it only made her more fun.
Mary Jane took the indy film world by storm. Sarah, unfortunately didn’t survive long enough to fully reap the benefits of the MJ whirlwind, and the film has yet to make its way to VHS, DVD or anything else, which is a travesty..."
|Wednesday, February 14th, 2007|
Hello everyone! I'm Greta and I'm 23 years old. I live in Tennessee in the USA. I am formerly known as dollspit
. This is my new journal. Can someone make a list of ALL the different subcultures in the world? I am trying to figure out EVERY subculture in the whole world. Thanks! Anyhow, I'm glad this community exists.
|Wednesday, December 20th, 2006|
If there's not a subcultures forum, I'm interested in making a subcultures forum. If you are interested in helping me out with the forum, Leave your email address in a reply to this comment and I'll email you. Thanks! :)
Is there a subcultures forum around somewhere? If so, Let me know the link. Thanks!
Yes, I am aware that this community serves as a forum as well. I'm talking about an actual forum, for those that aren't on LJ or whatever.
|Thursday, November 30th, 2006|
JIVE Magazine (op ed pt2)
So, I admit it. I only gave half the story in my previous article. (“Wake Up Neo: There Is No Counterculture, You Twit.”) It is true, the world is full of underground posers, sharpening their sticks for the coming revolution against an opposition that doesn't exist, artistes who haven't done a lick of real artistic work in a decade, who use their supposed underground artistic cred to get them in bed with whomever they can scam, would-be rock stars that think they are evolving music by turning it into a vapid fashion show, and old school DIY punks who haven't yet realized that their ideological stance, though noble in its way, simply limits them.
But there are also daring innovators and experimenters, willing to risk all to contribute their perspective to the ongoing narrative that is our collective heritage. So how can I say “there is no counterculture?”
I can say it, and mean it, because these people would ask you what you're smoking, if you asked what it's like, being a part of “The Counterculture.” There is no Grand Unified Scene.
These innovators I'm speaking of are the people who push their own boundaries, and the boundaries of the culture around them enough that they are simply classified as “counterculture” or “revolutionary” because the culture, and the media, doesn't really know what to make of them. (My hope is, you could very well be one yourself.) This follow up article
proposes some positive solutions and suggestions to the issues snarkily proposed there.
(JIVE magazine info
|Tuesday, September 19th, 2006|
i'm doing a paper on
womens roles in
for my core class
and i need your help!
if you have the time
just post a little blip
what you feel or think
are in psychobilly/rockabilly
subcultures in your area
and the differences between
atleast where you are from
or how your scene classifies them
how they dress/act...anything will help
|Wednesday, September 6th, 2006|
Greylodge on myspace
Providing artistic and counter-cultural content in every imaginable digital medium that you probably won't find anywhere else. Hundreds of thousands a day discover mind expanding content on Greylodge. If you haven't, check it out, sign up to the feeds, and enjoy.
GreyLodge in the news:
MSNBC says: "Check out their whole podcasting section, there's some really good stuff there."
Wall Street Journal says: "It’s the latest reflection of an online culture where fans can function as curators of digital entertainment, bypassing libraries and museums with their own collections of music or movies."
Boing-Boing says: "Greylodge regularly posts links to cool arty stuff on YouTube and elsewhere. Wow. Subscribe to their video linkdump RSS feed."
Ubuweb : "... is pleased to announce our new alliance with the incredible avant-garde resource GreyLodge..."
MetaFilter: "Dang, GLOR gets better every issue." Myspace profile
|Monday, July 10th, 2006|
From The Wall Street Journal
Rare Art Films Surface Online
By IAN MOUNT
July 8, 2006; Page P2
A groundbreaking experimental Man Ray film, made in 1923, is now available for anyone to watch free online. It isn’t on the Web sites of the Library of Congress or the Internet Moving Image Archive. But you’ll find it at both YouTube and Google Video, two amateur-video-sharing sites.
Increasingly, rare and avant-garde films are showing up on sites like these, best known for hosting homemade video spoofs. On YouTube, there are 1969 art videos by Nam June Paik, a 1967 student movie by George Lucas and an iconic 1930 film by Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí, as well as a clip of Dalí in a chocolate commercial (pictured).
It’s the latest reflection of an online culture where fans can function as curators of digital entertainment, bypassing libraries and museums with their own collections of music or movies. In many cases, these rare film clips are posted by amateur film buffs who’ve scooped up film reels or rare VHS tapes from eBay or local sales, and then digitized them for online viewing. A handful of Web sites and blogs, such as the Greylodge Podcasting Company (http://www.greylodge.org/gpc
), link to the clips, many of which aren’t available on DVD.
The posting of these rare films can raise legal issues, however. Some of the films are still under copyright, and will be taken down if a copyright holder objects. Two short films by director David Lynch, for instance, were recently removed from YouTube when Mr. Lynch’s production company complained.
People who post these films say they’re only trying to increase awareness of overlooked cinematic gems, and say they receive few complaints.
Because the posters generally aren’t profiting from the film clips, and aren’t cutting into anyone’s profits in cases where the films aren’t sold commercially, lawsuits over these film clips are rare. “Is George Lucas going to spend money chasing down his grad-school films? Probably not,” says attorney Daniel Harris, who heads the intellectual-property group at the law firm of Clifford Chance in Menlo Park, Calif.
HOW TO FIND IT: For an index of rare films on YouTube, go to http://www.greylodge.org/gpc
and choose “link dump” under “categories.” — Ian Mount
|Monday, June 19th, 2006|
Wake Up Neo: There Is No Counterculture, You Twit.
Re-posted from Key 23. Go There Now And Win A Free Blowjob From Jesus.
As I predicted, and secretly kind of hoped, there was a reaction to my posting an article from MTV
on key23. So let's bring this one out, because it's something worth discussing, at least according to the responses which blossomed to my post in my private journal to the same effect.
To be honest, I don't know how to paint it clearer than I did with the title, but here goes.( Read more...Collapse )
|Sunday, September 18th, 2005|
Read the review here.
The fruit of labors. By the way - saintartaud
did the cover art and if anyone can hire her for illustration work, do it now before her asking price goes up.
|Monday, May 30th, 2005|