This is video of my friend Chris Weingarten speaking some truth at the 140 Characters Conference. The rant format is still taboo at most academic conferences, which is unfortunate because Chris could really liven up the next MLA: “Shit Spirals in Henry James’s Late Novels.”
He’s in the process of tweet-reviewing 1000 records in one year at 1000TimesYes.
NOTE: For some reason, WordPress doesn’t want me to embed the video. I’ll get it embedded as soon as I figure out what’s wrong.
My friend Richard is in India right now working on something called the Human Mirror Project. They’re posting video pretty frequently, and this one has little kids dancing around, so instant internet favorite, I’m sure.
Saw Drew Daniel play at benefit for Housing Works last night. I showed up a bit late, so I missed him reading from his new Throbbing Gristle 33 1/3 book, but his performance as the Soft Pink Truth was great – I come by way of Matmos, not SPT itself, so I’m not sure, but I think I heard the line “Put your Hegel on my Schlegel” (or vice versa), which, if not as immediately endearing as an invitation to sashay down the anal staircase, brushed the same abjectly-nerdy nerve endings that Matmos jams into a wall socket.
Video is from a year ago, but it looks/sounds basically the same. Don’t know if you can see it in this version, but one of the t-shirts on the t-shirt guy says “Tucson” on it. Reprazent.