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Saturday, September 5, 2009

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Life Is Busy

Tone Set was a New Wave/Technopop band from Tempe, Arizona that formed about 1982. It was comprised of Galen Herod and Greg Horn. KSTM radio helped them promote their hit, "Out out!" which featured sampling from The Gomer Pyle Show, a that got some airplay in the Phoenix area in the 80's.

Friday, August 28, 2009


I will be phasing out BASHAMO in favor of a more focused and minimal format of sharing only sources of inspiration-- the things that influence me.

Please come along for the ride and follow me.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Friday, August 21, 2009

Reconfigurations of Subjectivity

3.2 Reconfigurations of Subjectivity in White Noise

From: Television and Literature: David Foster Wallace's Concept of Image-Fiction, Don DeLillo's White Noise and Thomas Pynchon's Vineland

The use of conceptual language, deja vu, the blending of the real and the simulated: i.e. the ways in which the characters of the novel perceive the world are deeply influenced by the media. Jack Gladney's perceptions and thoughts are completely based on televisual stereotypes. He does not use the media in a conscious way, but rather his consciousness is remodeled along their lines of association and reasoning. At the "showdown" he appears less as an individual about to have an intense experience than as an actor distanced from himself and acting according to someone else's script. Instead of an epiphanic revelation of his own identity in this confrontation, Jack experiences the loss of a stable self: "I was a Buddhist, a Jain, a Duck River Baptist." (p. 310)

The form of subjectivity represented by Jack Gladney is comparable to the one described by Jean Baudrillard in his essay "The Ecstasy of Communication". Gladney's experience at the showdown with its emphasis on surfaces and "structures and channels" resembles Baudrillard's descriptions of schizophrenia, a state in which the subject completely loses himself into "networks of influence". For Baudrillard schizophrenia is "the absolute proximity, the total instantaneity of things [...] the overexposure and transparence of the world which traverses [the subject] without obstacle."(75)

This chapter explores the ways in which DeLillo represents the alterations in subjectivity which occur in a culture deeply informed by the media. The barrage of images, signals and stimuli, the "white noise" which surrounds the Gladney family, has led not only to changes in the ways in which subjects perceive the world, but also in their understanding of themselves, their relation to death, and the ways in which they relate to power and knowledge. Baudrillard's "schizophrenia" is only one way to conceptualize this new kind of subjectivity which rests at the heart of Don DeLillo's

Textilian Inspiration

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


1. fringefringe - the outside boundary or surface of something
outer boundary, periphery
bound, boundary, edge - a line determining the limits of an area
2. fringefringe - a part of the city far removed from the center; "they built a factory on the outskirts of the city"
city district - a district of a town or city
suburb, suburban area, suburbia - a residential district located on the outskirts of a city
3. fringe - one of the light or dark bands produced by the interference and diffraction of light
interference fringe
optical phenomenon - a physical phenomenon related to or involving light
4. fringe - a social group holding marginal or extreme views; "members of the fringe believe we should be armed with guns at all times"
social group - people sharing some social relation
5. fringe - a border of hair that is cut short and hangs across the forehead
coif, coiffure, hair style, hairdo, hairstyle - the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)
6. fringe - an ornamental border consisting of short lengths of hanging threads or tassels
edging - border consisting of anything placed on the edge to finish something (such as a fringe on clothing or on a rug)
Verb 1. fringe - adorn with a fringe; "The weaver fringed the scarf"
handicraft - a craft that requires skillful hands
adorn, decorate, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify - make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"
2. fringe - decorate with or as if with a surrounding fringe; "fur fringed the hem of the dress"
border, environ, surround, skirt, ring - extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest surrounds my property"

Monday, August 10, 2009

TuathadaDanaan (2 years ago) Show Hide
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Not much life in those background gals lol...that was trippy!! Thanx!! Peace!
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tuathada, baby. the video was made in the early 80s just as MTV and video culture was being launched. the actual vehicle for the song to get out in the world was a 45rpm so you get the idea how long ago this was. you might not have even been born then. continued in next box...
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the budget was lower than zilch. still, the song managed to make it to the esteemed Village Voice Pazz and Jop Poll as a top single release of the year. continued in box below.
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among the background singers you find lifeless is none other than the very lively syd straw, who, in addition to having her own amazing career as a solo artist, has worked with everyone from ricky lee jones to loudon wainwright to michael stipe. (keep going below..)
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the strength of the piece was the song itself. waldman was out there early creating pop culture to encourage necessary poltical protest. maybe if we had had more trippy vids like this one, who knows? lifeless background babes and all, we might not find ourselves as a nation in the not so felicitous state of affairs in which we are in today, had their been more background gals like those in the video. (one more to go.)
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personally, i see them as vital and lively, an crew composed of courageous women, real pioneers on every front. may i respectfully ask, so what do you say now, miss tuathada danana? (i like your name. it's got riddim.)

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Agent Cooper (aka Taco)

I am drinking coffee with my new little skitty. My other cat Agent Scully (aka Burrito) hasn't quite taken to lil Coop.

Who am I?

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Tiny Spur, Teency Clout, United States
writing to you from Tiny, Spur