We’re Not Dead.

Jan 08 2014

Wow. It’s been too long. Life has gotten in the way of pursuits.

However, we did recently post some audio on Soundcloud to explore that social network.

You can hear a sample track from an upcoming release, Thank You Ron Rivest. For everything.

UPDATE: Apparently, we already had a post called, We’re Not Dead. From 2007. At least it has been 6 or so years since that last one.

Be on the lookout for more audio, art, and theatricality.

As stated in Forty Years of Fluxus, let’s incorporate these ideas into experiment of 2014:

As I see it, Fluxus was a laboratory. The research program of the Fluxus laboratory is characterized by twelve ideas:

globalism, the unity of art and life, intermedia, experimentalism, chance, playfulness, simplicity, implicativeness, exemplativism,
specificity, presence in time, and musicality.

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Music: You Gotta Be More Like Todd Rokita

Oct 05 2013

(Heart) Rokita Band

We managed to capture a rare performance by the (Heart) Rokita Band, a three piece band from the Greater Lafayette area, at last night’s (October 4th, 2013) Vienna Open Mic.  This bootleg is a censored version due to a request of the employees.  Apparently there were children present.

Don’t worry. Rumor has it that a complete, uncensored, polished studio version will be released soon.

You Gotta Be More Like Todd Rokita: (5:21) MP3 | OGG

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Lyrics:

You’re spectacular, but you gotta be frugal.
You’re beautiful, but you got to be honest.

You gotta be more like Todd Rokita!
Mother fucker don’t never do no wrong!

You always do what’s best for us.
3/5 of the 4th District got your back.

You gotta be more like Todd Rokita!
Mother fucker don’t never do no wrong!

Insidious people write insidious laws.
Don’t worry Congressman, we gerrymandered for the cause.

We should all be more like Todd Rokita!
Mother fucker don’t never do no wrong!

Todd Rokita CNN 2013-10

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Interview: Friday Before the Monday 2013-08-16 :: Why Did You Choose the Greater Lafayette Area?

Sep 29 2013

A tradition we have is to interview the campus patrons on the Friday before the Monday classes start. It is a magical and enchanting evening filled with stories of the summer, serendipitous encounters, and the hope that this semester will be more positive than the previous.

This particular year, we focused on asking people why they were in the Greater Lafayette area, why they chose Purdue University, and their impressions of the urbanscape.

A few things we learned while conducting these interviews:

  • Fast paced to slower paced environment.
  • I chose this place because of Purdue.
  • Major difference between Illinois and Indiana? Slow. Different.
  • Desperation.
  • Go America. Live for freedom.
  • Until we done, we turn up.
  • Brian Lamb is from Lafayette and people know this.
  • Recruiters like Purdue because graduates are so willing to move wherever they off them a job.
  • Home Owners Association of West Lafayette
  • If students are your main economy, you need to feed the economy.

We hope you enjoy the meanderings we had throughout the evening as much as we did.

Friday Before the Monday Interviews 2013-08-16: (35:50) MP3 | OGG

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Music: Mosey Down Main Street Concrete Guerrilla Stage – The Next Columbine

Aug 20 2013

The Next Columbine Crew Shot

It was a humid July evening. Downtown Lafayette. The stairs by the Buttery Shelf. Mosey Down Main Street. Throughout the course of the evening, over 70 people have cheered for The Next Columbine (Tyrant Trent, D-Block Derek, Blakey Too Tall) publicly.

Described as “bad ass, kick ass, pretty much the best”, this stoop-metal band has played more than a few concrete slabs in their day.

On this particular occasion, they chose to play the July 13th Mosey Down Main Street due to the “millions” of captive audience members they could subject to their noise. After our ears bled (we forgot our plugs), we tried to encourage them to allow fill-ins, explore side projects, and get as many people involved in their artistic circle.

Enjoy the interview and bootleg of their single, Charybdis Deep.

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Noise: Doberman – At Large in the City Bootleg – Foam City 2013-06-29

Jul 05 2013

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Doberman. Loud. Noisy. Theatric. Shin splitting gravel sounds emitted through various amplifiers. The show opened with some found sound from an interview and then broke way to a larger cacophony of sounds, supplied by its diverse instrumentation.

In this locals-only show Wasps Masks, The Unusual Few, and the Gestalts also took the stage throughout the night for a fun, high energy, and loud, knock’em around show at Foam City.

Listen to the At Large in the City Bootleg:

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Doberman – At Large in the City Bootleg – Foam City 2013-06-29 (28:46) MP3 | OGG

Foam City, and other venues, should continue to support the local scene as much as they can.

Journal and Courier: A new generation of punk rock comes to Foam City

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