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timelapse of Negativland setup/check at Red 7 in Austin

shot with a GoPro at 1 frame every 2 seconds conformed to 15fps with MPEGStreamclip.

Cast: steev hise

Tags: Negativland, band, timelapse, noise and live cinema

The Baffler No. 24

The Baffler No. 24

author: John Summers

name: Steev

average rating: 4.00

book published: 2014

rating: 5

read at: 2014/06/07

date added: 2014/06/08

shelves: politics, fun, own-it

review:
Took me awhile this time, but the issue does not disappoint. Highlights are the piece by David Graeber about play, the Susan Faludi article on feminism, and the excellent take-down of Vice magazine.

Timelapse of a Creatista Shoot

on the set at Red Star Studio May 13, 2014

Cast: steev hise and Scott Griessel

Tags: creatista, timelapse, filmmaking and behind-the-scenes

Negativland Shows in Texas Coming Up

I'm getting ready for another round of shows with Negativland, this time four in Texas:

June 18 at Aurora Picture Show in Houston.

June 19 at Alamo Drafthouse Ritz Theater in Austin

June 20 at Red7 in Austin

June 21 at the Texas Theater in Dallas.

It will be hot and sticky, especially in those flannel plaid shirts we wear.  But it will be fun and if you live anywhere near those places, please endeavor to come, and if you know me, please do say hi (preferably after our set when i'm not worrying about something show-related).

I've posted this before but here's a little sampler/trailer of what the shows are like if you haven't seen it already:

Negativland 2013 Trailer 4-minute cut from steev hise on Vimeo.

In California With Negativland

I have no explanations for why I've taken so long to blog about this, other than the super boring and tired excuse that I've been super busy, and the slightly more interesting fact that Facebook has thoroughly trained me to not blog much, which is sad.

Anyway, it's been over 6 weeks since this happened, but as February turned to March I was in California to perform with Negativland. We played in Santa Cruz, Los Angeles, and Oakland. It was extremely rewarding, fun, and largely, it seems a success, artistically.

Here is some media about the shows, written/recorded both before and after:  

Santa Cruz Weekly 2-part piece (one week and then the next) about the show there.

Vice Noisy piece written after the LA show. (this is probably the best one to read)

East Bay Express article about Negativland and the Oakland show.

episode of Jake Fogelnest's podcast in which Peter of Negativland is the guest, the day after the LA show.

episode of Jonathan Ray's podcast, Beating A Pale Horse, in which he interviews me (mostly about other things, but toward the end we talk about Negativland and my involvement).

 In short, it was a great time. And we now have 2 other little "mini-tours" booked:  June in Texas (Houston, Austin, and Dallas), and end of August in the Northwest (Seattle's Bumbershoot, Portland, and Vancouver, BC)

Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security

Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security

author: Todd Miller

name: Steev

average rating: 0.0

book published: 2014

rating: 0

read at:

date added: 2014/04/10

shelves: border

review:

Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security

Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security

author: Todd Miller

name: Steev

average rating: 0.0

book published: 2014

rating: 0

read at:

date added: 2014/04/10

shelves: own-it

review:

Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer

Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer

author: Novella Carpenter

name: Steev

average rating: 4.00

book published: 2009

rating: 3

read at: 2014/03/22

date added: 2014/03/26

shelves: after-the-fall, food, fun, homesteading, own-it

review:
Yet another case of a journalist not really able to make the jump to quality long-form writing. This book is interesting content, but it just never really clicked. The author tried to go for the deep personal angle, but never really arrived at a tone that made me give much of a damn about her or her neighbors or friends.

You Don't Have to Fuck People Over to Survive

You Don't Have to Fuck People Over to Survive
author: Seth Tobocman
name: Steev
average rating: 4.32
book published: 1990
rating: 5
read at: 1999/01/01
date added: 2014/02/21
shelves: art, own-it, politics, spirit-self
review: