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darth vader tries to clean the black sea with a brita filter

Posted by cabbie
Posted on July 31st, 2006
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on the topic of self interviews

me: willis, i know you often find self interviews to be very revealing and entertaining, why?
m e : its this idea of maximizing the power of an interview. people like interviews because they can seem personal, truly one of the best ways to observe and understand another person is to ask questions. the interviewer is being spoken to directly, and the reader can relate to that. it is not an artists statement, an essay, song lyrics, or even a biography- but yet the interview can be even more informative and enlightening then all of the above.
me: yea, i understand the appreciation for interviews in general, but why the self interview?
m e : i was getting there. the main fault of the standard interview lies within the relationship between the interviewer and interviewee. it can be too scripted, too boring, too biased. you want to know the true thoughts and feelings of a subject, but often the whole framework of the interview is too restrictive. the basic idea of the self interview: i am going to expose myself to the public- i might as well cut out the middleman and just interview myself, therefore i can talk about what i want to talk about in a manner that is still personal and hopefully insightful. does this make sense?
me: well isn’t that just like an editorial if it is all your own thoughts?
m e : not exactly, because the structure of the interview is preserved- questions are still asked from an ‘outsider’ perspective. which brings me to the next major advantage of the self interview; gaining further insight into an individual through their schizophrenic writing abilites.
me: what the fuck are you talking about?
m e : self interviews means acting. thinking as a possible interviewer would think, and acting out those thoughts to achieve an interview type of dialogue.
me: dialogue, exactly. an interview is a conversation- it is a dialogue, not a monologue. i think i am getting it.
m e : yes! well done. you know for being me you aren’t too slow of a learner.
me: hey you exposed my true identity to the audience!
m e : don’t you mean our true identity?
me: whatever. so anything else you want to say to the supercentral audience concerning this topic?
m e: yes. because so many people seek an abundence of sensory overload, and because the use of real world examples are fundamental to learning, i present this awesome self interview i discovered a few months ago.
me: oh ya, he’s my favorite.
m e : you too?

Posted by willis
Posted on July 31st, 2006
Posted in TEAL
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Glenn Gould Interviews Glenn Gould about Glenn Gould

g.g.: Mr. Gould, I’m well aware that this sort of idealistic role swapping offers a satisfying rhetorical flourish, and it may even be that the "creative audience" concept to which you’ve devoted a lot of interview space elsewhere offers a kind of McLuhanesque fascination. But you conveniently forget that the artist, however hermetic his life-style, is still in effect an autocratic figure. He’s still, however benevolently, a social dictator. And his public, however generously enfranchised by gadgetry, however richly endowed with electronic options, is still on the receiving end of the experience, as of this late date at least, and all of your neomedieval anonymity quest on behalf of the artist as zero, and all of your vertical panculturalism on behalf of his "public," isn’t going to change that — or at least it hasn’t done so thus far.

Posted by christopher
Posted on July 30th, 2006
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Thanks Dave….

And Schoenberg’s Op. 41 (Ode to N.B)

Posted by christopher
Posted on July 30th, 2006
Posted in PURPLE
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salon

willis has created a webpage for the lecture series.

Posted by cabbie
Posted on July 30th, 2006
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the first website.

here

Posted by cabbie
Posted on July 29th, 2006
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MUD DREAMS

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This website is amazing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by cabbie
Posted on July 29th, 2006
Posted in GREY
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honor

in honour of seneca announcing his hatred for fleetwood mac, here is a video from england that uses "landslide".

these guys put the entire video on a website. the part with "landslide" is joseph gavin.

Posted by cabbie
Posted on July 28th, 2006
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one in a million

i know, it’s silly, but who would you vote for? an interesting side note…..the last guy (adam bertolet or something) and i had a sociology class together when i lived in santa barbara. he told me that emerica templeton’s were good for getting hammers.

Posted by cabbie
Posted on July 28th, 2006
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still the worst city in america

“I don’t think anybody in America wants people to starve to death,” Mr. Reese said. “But if you want to help somebody, people can go to McDonald’s or Kentucky Fried Chicken and give them a meal.”

Posted by willis
Posted on July 28th, 2006
Posted in TEAL
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There are two forms of liberation that are running parallel in our genetics – social and biological. The time scales are slightly different, but, just as we’ve freed ourselves from social constrictions, we’ve continued approaching individuality at the expense of initial unity. Most enlightened circles advocate this liberation as the progress of an enlightened society. In many regards these people are right. Unfortunately, there comes a tipping point whereupon liberation approaches the death of species. Just as the initial liberation from unity spelled the end of immortality, each successive liberation brings us closer to death and annihilation. The creation of two sexes, the defeat of asexual immortality introduced fragility into life. This fragility is the very source of our individuality.

Posted by schwartz
Posted on July 28th, 2006
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anyone remember this arcade game?

i havent thought about this in years but i totally used to play this game at west oaks mall in houston.
i thought it was so NLT

TIME TRAVELER

The Drug Dealer Scene

and of course, THE PROMO

Posted by ben
Posted on July 27th, 2006
Posted in YELLOW
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Nike McFly Petition

As you might already know, sneaker freak Al Cabino, since 2005, has been on a mission to convice Nike to release the futuristic, gray high-top sneakers worn by Michael J. Fox in Back to the Future II.  In an interview in the River Front Times, Cabino describes the shoes:

These shoes are futuristic, because they’re set in 2015. And they’re also nostalgic, because the movie came out in 1989. Maybe because of space/time issues it’s impossible for Nike to reissue them now. Like, if they arrived on the planet it would upset nature or something. There’s a sneaker legend that says in 2015 Nike will come out with them. This I cannot confirm to you, but someone supposedly back in 1989 wrote a letter to Nike, and the answer came from [Nike founder] Phil Knight: "You have to be patient."

Recently, Cabino amped up his efforts and  has created a petition. You can sign it here.
Thanks, design blog Core77, for alerting us to this neat-o Nike McFly commercial directed by Robert Ryang urging folks to sign the petition.

Posted by christopher
Posted on July 27th, 2006
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YT

i just curated a youtube skate video.

Posted by cabbie
Posted on July 26th, 2006
Posted in TEAL
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too perfect, too sad

Steely Dan harshing on Owen Wilson from a Corpus Christi, TX hotel room dump

P.S.DanTrivia – Comedian Chevy Chase was the drummer for Steely Dan just before their first album, and he left them

Posted by tom
Posted on July 26th, 2006
Posted in GREY
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THE PERFECT HUMAN

Posted by schwartz
Posted on July 26th, 2006
Posted in PURPLE
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hel

just saw this. some good alex olson footy! also, you have to love aaron meza’s use of helvetica.

Posted by cabbie
Posted on July 26th, 2006
Posted in GREY
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NEW YORK

Hello!  I’ll be in NYC from the 3rd until the 8th and have lost everyones numbers…. please email!

Posted by christopher
Posted on July 25th, 2006
Posted in PURPLE
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dune on soichiro

some dude posted a soichiro nakajima part on youtube. the music is described as "super nintendo music from the 90’s".

Posted by cabbie
Posted on July 24th, 2006
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sophie calle’s bed.

this dude sent sophie calle a letter asking to spend time in her bed……

and she responded by sending it to him! pretty tight, huh?

Posted by cabbie
Posted on July 24th, 2006
Posted in BLUE
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