Archive for September, 2007

Balkan Beat Box Takes The SF Tenderloin East Block Party-Style

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

Two years ago at the Kesselhaus in Berlin, we were fully entranced by the eastern Romanian masters of Balkan brass, Fanfare Ciocarlia, who ended their roaring set by descending from the stage and playing nearly an entire 2nd show in the midst of the crowd. Last night Balkan Beat Box spliced that frenzied custom [...]

(())(()) news + praxis letter v.1.1 > Updates (())(())(()) : Balkan Beat Box, 15 Years Critical Mass, Somart’s Jack Davis Remembered, Naomi Klein Tour, Solidarity Action in SF for Burma, etc.

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

So much news pouring through this week, we felt an urgency to just throw out as much updating here as possible…
1. Balkan Beat Box afterparty is Not possible this time around but see ya at the Great American Music Hall show ( which may not be sold out Yet) THIS Saturday. This group is on [...]

Naomi Klein’s Latest “Shock Doctrine” Should Wake Anyone Still Asleep In The Global Fire !

Saturday, September 22nd, 2007

(Stills from Alfonso Cuaron’s clip for “The Shock Doctrine”: Watch Here.)
Making stops in San Francisco 9/26 and Oakland 9/28, Naomi Klein is on tour with her latest precision analysis “The Shock Doctrine”. Could anyone still sleep through this fire, after absorbing her assessments of free market feeding time in neo-liberal overdrive over the last four [...]

(()))(())) the XLt news + praxis letter v.1 (()))())()))

Friday, September 21st, 2007

(image by joe sorren)
Dearest Art Organisms, the XLt news + praxis letter v.1
from the XL Terrestrials : global citizens re-sourcing overt intelligence
and musical insurrections
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before escaping to Caracas. In other words, we have [...]

Voice Of Roma Benefit w/ Yuri Yunakov in SF, 9/21

Monday, September 17th, 2007

Voice Of Roma, the organization behind the most important Roma and Balkan music festival on the West Coast brings back Yuri Yunakov & his Romani Wedding Band to play at the Croatian American Cultural Center ( 60 Onondaga St., SF, CA ) on Sept. 21st. Performing for the Herdeljezi Festival in Sebastopol in 2006, Yuri [...]

Shaping SF Talks: “$56 million and where’s the Art?” Dancing in the dust !

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

“One of my very, very first memories is of my parents’ house in Los Angeles. In the late afternoon, the light would come through windows [...]

BM analysis part 2: Sandbox Insurrections in the Burning Kingdom

Monday, September 10th, 2007

In Baudrillard’s theories in “Simulacres et Simulation“, he once wrote with both irony and penetrating critique that Disneyland was created so that Americans would think that the world they live in is real. Is it possible that the Burning Man festival has upped the game? Now a version of sandbox liberation has been created [...]