The Fun Parts: Stories

The Fun Parts: Stories

author: Sam Lipsyte

name: Steev

average rating: 3.50

book published: 2014

rating: 5

read at: 2018/12/04

date added: 2018/12/04

shelves: own-it, short-fiction, fun

review:
Lipsyte's writing is a bit like a cross between Raymond Carver and Mark Leyner. It's got the darkness, the working-class losers and fuck-ups, and it's got the wacky, the zany, the extreme ADHD-style phrasing. It's hilarious and depressing at the same time. Like life.

Post-Truth

Post-Truth

author: Lee McIntyre

name: Steev

average rating: 4.17

book published:

rating: 5

read at:

date added: 2018/11/30

shelves: own-it, politics

review:

The Average American Male

The Average American Male

author: Chad Kultgen

name: Steev

average rating: 3.45

book published: 2007

rating: 4

read at: 2018/11/25

date added: 2018/11/25

shelves: fun, own-it, novels

review:
In tone this reminds me a lot of American Psycho, only without the ultraviolence. In its dispassionate, dry delivery of the events of the story, it also is reminiscent, to my mind, of Shoplifting from American Apparel. In a way, it's even more poisonous than American Psycho, because the book is even less obvious that it's making a point and that it's a sort of satire, and that as has become increasingly clear, there will always be some audience members of a satire dumb enough to think it's earnest, no matter how obvious the satire appears.

Hence I have mixed feelings about this. How many young men have already read this novel, earnestly, and absorbed its toxic messaging as reinforcing how they think of and treat women?

the baffler #40

the baffler #40

author: Chris Lehmann

name: Steev

average rating: 3.67

book published:

rating: 5

read at: 2018/10/26

date added: 2018/10/26

shelves: fun, politics, own-it

review:
A lot of very topical and important stuff. The Baffler continues to be excellent.

Strong Female Protagonist. Book One (Strong Female Protagonist, #1-4)

Strong Female Protagonist. Book One (Strong Female Protagonist, #1-4)

author: Brennan Lee Mulligan

name: Steev

average rating: 4.06

book published: 2014

rating: 5

read at:

date added: 2018/10/23

shelves: fun

review:

Confirmation Bias live at MOCA Tucson

April 25, 2018, as part of the Tucson Noise Symposium.

Confirmation Bias is Igloo Martian (drums, electronics) and Steev Hise (guitars, mutant banjo, electronics)

Cast: steev hise

Tags: music, free improvisation, experimental music, free jazz, avant garde and noise

Moments from the 2017 Tucson Noise Symposium

In April 2017 the first Tucson Noise Symposium was held, featuring dozens of performances and talks and discussions. This is some brief glimpses.
More info can be had at phonophilia.com/tns

Cast: steev hise

Tags: noise, tucson, avant garde, festival, music, experimental, art and performance

Meet Confirmation Bias

Some moments from rehearsals of the new duo Confirmation Bias, featuring Steev Hise and Igloo Martian

Cast: steev hise

Tags: music, avant garde, noise and free improv

Short Hey Bucko! Demo

Just a brief clip to give an idea what a Hey Bucko! gig is like when I'm doing visuals for them.

Cast: steev hise

Tags: music, band, video art, western, tucson, live cinema, live visuals and vj

Igloo Martian live outside of 191 Toole, Tucson, 2017 04 06

This clip starts not quite at the beginning of the perforance, in which Igloo was banging a big piece of plastic (looked kind of like a slide from a kids playground) on the pavement out in the parking lot. This happened as part of the Tucson Noise Symposium, during the show inside the venue.

Cast: steev hise

Tags: performance art, noise, experimental music, sound, loud and bikes

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