May 30th, 2007

Chris Keeley

Brigittte Bardot Shopping in Shorts," 1985.

Karen Kilimnik survey at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia
Brigittte Bardot Shopping in Shorts," 1985.




A detail from "Snow White," 2004
A detail from Karen Kilimnik's "Steed leaving for costume party on deserted island - emma stays home to work," 2006


A detail from "Me Gettin Ready to Go Out to a Rock Concert with Bernadette in Moscow in 1977," 1997
Chris Keeley

It goes deep into her woman-child imagination, touching an all-too-American sense of emptiness. It a

Scattered Stories, Shaken and Stirred 
It goes deep into her woman-child imagination, touching an all-too-American sense of emptiness. It also makes her efforts in installation art, which encompass materials as various as glitter, fake snow and blood, stuffed animals, ballet shoes and piles of party drugs, feel of a piece with her painting, photography, video and drawing.

PHILADELPHIA — Karen Kilimnik has gotten the survey that her strange, still difficult achievement deserves. For one thing, her show at the Institute of Contemporary Art is appropriately strange itself, beginning with a barren, seemingly empty, party’s-over gallery. It goes deep into her woman-child imagination, touching an all-too-American sense of emptiness. It also makes her efforts in installation art, which encompass materials as various as glitter, fake snow and blood, stuffed animals, ballet shoes and piles of party drugs, feel of a piece with her painting, photography, video and drawing.

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Chris Keeley

Best of gmtPlus9(-15)

Best of gmtPlus9(-15)

Best of gmtPlus9(-15) gmtPlus9(-15) turned 8 the other day.

To mark the occasion I've put together a collection of the best tunes I pointed to in the past year or so - loads of surf, rockabilly, 60's asian pop, and such.

Highlights include The Boss Martians' sharp cover of The Trashmen's 'A-Bone,' GO!GO!7188's fuzzed-up take on the Cutie Honey Theme, and The Rock'n Roll Trio's 'Tear It Up' - our vote for the greatest rockabilly track ever laid down.

Get the Best of gmtPlus9(-15).

Tracklist:

1. The Boss Martians -- A-Bone
2. The Surfsiders -- 409
3. Arch Hall Jr. & The Archers -- Konga Joe
4. Bruce Haack -- Electric To Me Turn
5. GO!GO!7188 -- Cutie Honey Theme
6. The Penetrators -- Another Time, Another Place
7. Ronnie Speeks & His Elrods -- What Is Your Technique
8. Los Shains -- El Monstruo
9. Wanda Jackson -- If I Were You
10. Saturn V -- I Wanna Be A Beatle
11. The Spiders -- Mr. Monkey
12. The Feelies -- Now I Wanna Sleep In Your Arms
13. Los Rockin' Devils -- Bule Bule
14. The Nebulas -- It's GO! Time...
15. Nancy Sit -- Shakin' All Over
16. Vivien Goldman -- Launderette
17. The Twang! Marvels -- Phantom of the Highway
18. Ritchie Valens -- Hi-Tone
19. Little Marcy -- Stop And Let Me Tell You
20. Yoko Utsumi -- Neji
21. Liquid Liquid -- Cavern
22. Speedbuggy USA -- Somewhere in America
23. The Manatees -- Mendoza
24. Richard Hell & the Voidoids -- Love Comes in Spurts
25. The Rock'n Roll Trio -- Tear It Up
26. Lara & The Trailers -- Run For Your Life
27. The Cowboy Junkies -- Sweet Jane
28. The Bananas...Jamie Blond
29. Rita Chao & The Quests -- Love Is Me, Love Is You
30. Shonen Knife -- Banana Fish
31. The Supersonicos -- Freq Perkins
32. The Groovie Ghoulies -- The Beast With Five Hands
33. The Kendalls -- Thank God For The Radio
Chris Keeley

We Will Retool...and Come at it from a Different Direction" - Cindy Sheehan Says She Will Return Aft

We Will Retool...and Come at it from a Different Direction" - Cindy Sheehan Says She Will Return After Stepping Back as Antiwar Leader

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=07/05/30/1343232

Cindy Sheehan has been the face of the US antiwar movement for the past two years. In August 2005, she set up Camp Casey outside President Bush's Crawford estate in memory of her son Casey, who was killed in Iraq. Now Cindy says she is stepping back from her role as a leading campaigner against the Iraq war. In this Democracy Now! special, Cindy Sheehan joins us for the hour to talk about her decision. [includes rush transcript - partial]

 


We turn now to Cindy Sheehan, who has just announced that she is stepping away from the antiwar movement after two years of being the nation's most visible critic of the war in Iraq.

She began speaking out against the invasion and occupation of Iraq after her 24-year-old son, Army Specialist Casey Sheehan, was killed in Iraq on April 4, 2004.

Cindy Sheehan made headlines around the world in August of 2005, when she staged a camp-out to pressure President Bush to meet her as he vacationed at his Crawford estate.

On Monday, Sheehan announced her resignation as the face of the antiwar movement. Sheehan said she is stepping down in part because of hostility from Democrats, whom she has criticized for supporting the war. Sheehan also cited repeated threats on her life, strains on her health and family, and divisions inside the peace movement.

She wrote, "When I started to hold the Democratic Party to the same standards that I held the Republican Party, support for my cause started to erode and the 'left' started labeling me with the same slurs that the right used. I guess no one paid attention to me when I said that the issue of peace and people dying for no reason is not a matter of 'right or left', but 'right and wrong.'"

Cindy Sheehan joins us from Sacramento, California.

 

  • Cindy Sheehan, co-founder of Gold Star Families For Peace. Her son Casey was killed in Baghdad on April 4, 2004.

AMY GOODMAN: Joan Baez singing “Joe Hill” at Camp Casey, August 24, 2005, a few weeks after Cindy Sheehan established Camp Casey, where ultimately thousands of people came, many of them who lost loved ones in Iraq -- sons and daughters, husbands, wives, mothers, fathers. Cindy Sheehan joining us in Sacramento. She just flew home yesterday, after releasing a letter on Memorial Day called "Good Riddance, Attention Whore." Why did you call your letter that, Cindy?

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