Redneck America


 Those of you who have listened to the show for awhile now know that I have made intermittent attempts to expose our listeners to the conservative psyche, and, in particular, those who get paid to espouse and minister to it. These attempts have met with a mixed response, divided roughly between those who, like me, find conservatives interesting in a train-wreck sort of way, and those who feel there time has been wasted merely by being exposed to what people like O'Reilly and Limbaugh have to say.

Well, I'm going to keep doing it. It's important to know the idioms and memes that drive the hardcore 25-30 percent who will always support the GOP. The End-Timers. The Good Ol' Boys. The "NASCAR Voters." It's important to understand what they're saying and how they think.

Alexandra Pelosi has made a documentary, "Right America: Feeling Wronged," which is airing now on HBO. For those of us who don't subscribe to HBO, it will probably be available for rent in the not-too-distant future. In the meantime, here's a clip.

Watch it.


H/T, Pandagon

Julie Bernard Collects Her Just Rewards


Former KBOO Art Focus host Julie Bernard is beginning to collect the many community honors she deserves.   She was recently honored by the Portland Art Dealer's Association with a special service citation. The honor is the first of its kind awarded by PADA.

Movie Talk: Review, PIFF's "Gomorrah" at the Cinema 21


 Just a reminder that Gomorrah, which appeared in the film festival and which we reviewed on the show, starts at the Cinema 21 this Friday, the 27th. It's also getting well-reviewed in such forums as the New York Times and the New Yorker

7--NEWS/PROP--The Posthuman Dada Guide by Andrei Codrescu seeks producer

Hi gang,

We have been contacted by Jessica Pellien who is arranging publicity for Andrei Codrescu promoting his new book "The Posthuman Dada Guide."

Jessica describes it as:


Hi folks,

Here are some pretty intense bits of poetry: Joyce Mansour's "Screams" , written 1953.

Looking for woman or group of women interested in taking this on, perhaps with some music & sound to accompany it, for Theatrum, pre-recorded or performed live.  Your choice.

This is probably the last Mansour material I'll be kicking out for a while.  Moving on to some other writers, including Leonora Carrington.  Stay tuned.




Hi gang,

Here is a short collection of poems taken from Cesaire's "The Miraculous Weapons" available for anyone to pick up.  You're free to do something with these on your own or if you just want to do a reading Richard (me) is available to record for you and you can simply contact me here at this email address.

As our proofreader, DJ Wagner, discovered; you're probably going to encounter a lot of new words in this poetry you never knew before.




Hi gang,

Here is a short one-act play by Joyce Mansour with four parts: 3 characters and a narrator.  You should contact Grace if you are interested in working on this.


Hi gang,

Here comes the first text ... a collection of Mansour poems that Grace picked out with both International Women's Day (not much time left) and Desolo Luna Vox Theatrum in mind.

Enjoy and let Grace know if your are interested in reading:



2--NEWS--March 30 show--program guide write-up

March 30, 8:00pm-midnight
Desolo Luna Vox Theatrum

1--NEWS--Welcome to Desolo Luna Vox Theatrum--group emails begin

Hi gang,

Welcome to Desolo Luna Vox Theatrum.  Think of it as an abbreviated but ongoing variation of our 2001 and 2008 Dada/Surrealism Festival, appearing in four-hour installments four times a year.  The shows will air on 5th Mondays from 8p to midnight which gives us 2 hours each show for FCC-challenging, mature, adult-themed material.

Dates for upcoming airings are:

March 30, 2009
June 29, 2009
August 31, 2009
November 2009
March 29, 2010
May 31, 2010
August 30, 2010
November 29, 2010

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