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Here is Hammond Guthrie’s uniquely styled web journal,
“A Journal of Ongrowing Natures.” This
journal is actually very neat and works on a very distinct and unconventional
level that gives it the feeling of something organic and frenetic.
Filled with poetry, strange and beautiful pictures, Guthrie has put
together a journal that is very interesting.
With links to other contributors across the net, the reader is plugged
into a wealth of information on the artistic front.
But what should ultimately be pointed out is that this is a great journal
with a lot of great poetry and commentary.
Checkout the 3rd page!
Director Phil Taylor is guiding the music scene into new directions. Fed up with the dogma of industry created venues, Phil
decided to take matters into his own hands by changing the industry from the
inside out. Having seen such
success, Up All Night has created four major venues as well as creating a
promotional wing that first and foremost caters to the musicians and its fans.
And there seems to be no end in sight for what can be accomplished
through sheer self-determination. A
magazine is in its last stages to be produced and distributed freely to garner
more support for its musicians. From
the inset, Up All Night has always been about setting up a venue where admission
is free and creating an atmosphere where patrons would be encouraged to stay and
support the venues out of the sheer idea of having a good time.
Not only does Up All Night supply the venues, but Phil Taylor has also
taken it upon himself to supply the artists with television and press
appearances. And who said that you
can’t mix work and pleasure? This
formula seems to be generating a great deal of success for Up All Night, while
at the same time proving that a venue does not have to be run according to the
old industry standard.
A quarterly published web portal devoted to everything related or anything that has a connection to, you guessed it…the beat generation. They are always looking for submissions, so if you are inspired by the beat generation and your work has been influenced or is dedicated to that hip period, then Everyday Beat is a place you might want to look into. They publish anything having to do with poetry, prose, essays, photography and visual artwork.
is a site that seeks to transcend the terrible events of September 11 through
the powerful emotions locked within the written word.
It is often said that writing is therapeutic.
Read the poetry and prose shared by others affected by the events of this
tragic day in our history. Included
within the site are many powerful photographs to put these poems into
Slought Networks: art and theory
to live poetry from the Vancouver Poetry conference of 1963 that include such
notables as Allen Ginsberg, Philip Whalen, Robert Creeley, Charles Olson, Denise
Levertov, Robert Duncan and Margaret Avison.
Literally hours of tape have been put into streaming real time format for
easy accessibility from your computer. It
is a great treat to hear these works spoken by the composers themselves.
Here is a very comprehensive online Zine with a myriad of links and a wealth of information. ZNet is a politically oriented, leftist news source curtailing recent events within a one-stop source of information. With a steady list of contributors, ZNet offers articles and explanations on a variety of subjects that goes more in-depth than your nightly news and with the sources to boot. From wide ranging topics on activism, globalization, Iraq, the Middle East, the war on terror and various other newsworthy occurrences and issues, plug yourself into the debate and become active.
The Coming War In October?
Waits is the cool, throaty genius of musicality.
Anyone submerged in the independent scene is probably familiar with
Wait’s work on some level. He is
the figurehead, in a way, of a style that so many artists from directors to
actors and musicians love to cultivate. In
short, Tom Waits represents a world that is embraced by so many involved in the
creative underground scene. He has
inspired poetry, cinema and music. With
his unmistakably gruff voice and distinct musical sound, Tom Waits is akin to a
Bukowski crossed with a Euripidean sentimentality. He is someone who has learned to tap into all the emotions of
the universal elements present in music. His
music has been featured in the movies of such directors as Jim Jarmusch and
Wayne Wang, as well as starring in and composing the music for an accomplished
list of movies.
is another great band that I cannot recommend enough.
If you haven’t heard of Phantom Planet, well then let me interject the
word “yet”! Phantom Planet is a
great all around band in every aspect of a true rock band. They are great lyrically, stylistically and prove an excess
of talent when it comes to musicianship. This
excess of talent has also been proven in paths and ventures that the band
members themselves have pursued. Two
members, Jason Shwartzman and Alex Greenwald have starred in movies, most will
remember Shwartzman from Wes Anderson’s second movie Rushmore, and Jacques
Brautbar is studying for his degree in music from The University of Southern
California. Checkout their official
website to learn more about the band, listen to samples or watch the video for
their hit “California”.
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