Aiight, getting back into the swing of things here… there are many things a-brewin’ in the background, some of which you’ll know is a created experience brought to you by me and teams of which I am part. Some things you will not know you are into until you’re deep down the hole…
Instead of a huge, rambling monster of a post, I’ll begin with the latest. One of the many projects coming this year from Modern Mythology is now published. Hot on the trail of The Immanence of Myth, we bring you a companion work gathered and edited from the writings that were posted to ModernMythology.net in the course of 2011. Here you’ll find a distillation and thorough analysis of the stories being told now, as well as insights into and dissection of the methods and nature of how we understand these stories and how we create our own on a personal and cultural basis.
I just got my copies of this, and it looks nice. There are a few very minor aesthetic tweaks that I intend to make for the 2nd edition, but none of them are things that would probably even be noticed by most readers.
More about this book:
“This book captures and expands upon the unique commentary and analysis that has helped define the Modern Mythology project in 2011. Through the voices of many contributors, we collectively take a hard look at the blurred lines between narrative and truth, philosophy and literature, personal history and cultural memory. All of this is done with an eye towards the imagined apocalypse that is always just around the corner.“
Authored by James Curcio, Edited by James Curcio, Edited by Michael Tesney, Authored with Peter Emerson Williams, Rowan Tepper, Mr VI, Rusty Shackleford, David Metcalfe, Wes Unruh, Gunther Sonenfeld, Doctor Adventure, and Brian George.
Seriously, check this one out. Whether you’re a writer, artist, musician, or just curious about how your ideas play into the world you live in, this book should give food for thought for years to come.
This book will be featured in the upcoming class at SUNY Binghamton, “The Apocalypse of Love.” Also, if these subjects herein interest you and you’d like a deeper look, check out The Immanence of Myth, published by Weaponized this past September.
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James Curcio of ModernMythology.Net & HooDooEngine.com interviewed by Rev. R4D4 Leech on Myth’s relevance today, the Occupy movement & narrative, the Grey aliens and much more. All tracks from Murder the World on http://hoodooengine.bandcamp.com/
Here is what some of those who have contributed to our fundraiser campaign have said about this project:
“Modern Mythology’s work is way too important to not support. We need this discourse. Rock on guys!”
“You’re doing good work; I’m proud to support that.”
“Myth is something that even our technological, interdependent and global society cannot escape. Myth can illuminate and unveil aspects about ourselves and where we are going, where we have come from. Myth, in short, is self-knowing. As an essential dimension of human experience, it would behoove us to try to contextualize myth—or more appropriately see how myth contextualizes—the modern age.”
“You rock so hard, rocks are jello in your very presence. Neutron stars are tied neck and neck in the races. Your stuph is dense, and heavy. Keep it up. Way up.”
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Even a donation of $1 gets you a free eBook and helps to keep us going.
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Tier Four – Benefactor: $100 You will receive: 1. an early eCopy release of the Best of Modern mythology. 2. limited edition, signed print versions of previous Mythos Media releases. 3. Special thanks in the final release of the Best of Modern Mythology anthology. PLEASE include email and mailing address to receive all benefits.
To show you where the funds go, here’s a short list of some of what we have done this year, what we have in production and a small part of what’s to come. See, the thing is, it’s not in our nature to put something together over the course of a year and then spend the next two pimping it out. We will stand on being producers, but we’re not natural born (killer) salespeople… Nobody pays for the production of the work anymore, the money’s in the means of dissemination and a promise for “exposure”. Just watch, this model is coming to a line of work near you, along with more unpaid interns and jailhouse production lines. Until we can hire people to drag our work to the streetcorner and make it work it, we rely on your support to keep going.
So, here, check it, y’all:
Citizen Y: Blueprint of a Ritual Experience is published by Weaponized. It is a script, but moreover, the blueprint for an initiation ceremony relevant to post-history. Check it out. ($15)
The Immanence of Myth is also published by Weaponized. It uses a deep but also conversational, honest and even subversive approach towards looking at the issue of mythology in our lives, especially as this almost 500 pg. oversize book moves towards personal mythology and conversations with current mythic artists. ($25)
The Best Of Modern Mythology 2011. Editor supreme James Curcio has decided. Mythos Media will be publishing an eBook featuring polished versions of some of what he considers to be the best articles that we’ve run on Modern Mythology site in 2011. The eBook will sell for $.99 through Smashwords, and will go towards the costs of running and maintaining the site, and promoting our mutual work. If it does well we may publish a paperback and/or hardcover. Keep some of your holiday spending money aside for this.
Fallen Nation: Party At The World’s End Is now available at a low, low price from Amazon.com. This novel is intended to be the opening volley for a post-history, transmedia narrative that James Curcio has been planning these past few years. Listen: don’t worry. It’s got tits and machine guns, too.
Hoodoo Engine‘s Murder The World, after almost 3 years of work, is about to burst forth, maybe today, maybe tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life… This album is a machine-metal tour through a terrain of conspiracy theories and cult leaders. Right now, check out their debut, EgoWhore. ($.99 / track or $10 for the CD.)
Looking towards 2012:
I am working with Pearry Teo on the Bedlam Stories production team, including Chad Michael Ward and James Curcio. I can’t say more than that at this time, but it looks like it will be a really exciting project to be involved in.
We’re in the early stages of the production of Nyssa, which is the illustrated prequel / sequel to Fallen Nation: Party At The World’s End.
Says James Curcio:
I hope you are as excited about this material as we are. Please support the work, so there can be more of it. If you write reviews or have other involvement with the media/press, please contact me, as there is a lot of need to spread the word about all this work.
Stay tuned, for we’re about to announce additions to the premiums supporters will be receiving. There may be a number of surprizes coming to you generous, adventurous souls.
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Fallen Nation: Party At The World’s End is a mad ride past the event horizon of sanity with a group of young, escaped mental patients that come to realize—or believe—that they are demigods.
They form Babylon, a band that captures the spirit of the age as sex, drugs, and chaos reign in the final years of the American Empire.
This is the beginning of a modern mythology that spills off the page: the ticket to the Party At The World’s End is inside, if you dare to search for it. It starts right here, but it won’t end here–
Fallen Nation: Party At The World’s End, is one of many modern myths being created, explored, and unfolded through the communal projectModern Mythology. The website is just one node of this wider project, and you will see that this book is just one piece of an ever-expanding puzzle. Following are a few more pieces to get you started, in no particular order… Putting them in order, and finding the Others: that’s your part of the game.
The Bardo of Capitalism, a Love Story: Citizen Y.
A cut-up of psychedelic personal mythology, Join My Cult!.
The Immanence of Myth, a look at creating and analyzing living myths.
More interviews and media available at JamesCurcio.com.
Aspects of the American Salesman Mythos Modern Mythology
Jarboe Announces– INDEMNITY : Phase One Dominion Magazine
Legendary artist Jarboe announced the upcoming release of INDEMNITY Phase One. This is the first in a series of releases featuring intimate interpretations of Swans and World Of Skin plus new songs from written exclusively for the limited edition release. INDEMNITY is a concept album to be released in 3 parts. Each CD will have a different aesthetic, though the approach will be consistent per cd. A clue as to what tone is to be set on each CD can be gleaned from Jarboe’s description: #1 is elemental, #2 expansion and #3 full blown chaos. At length, Jarboe describes the three Cds thus: “This first cd of 3 is meant to be intimate and personal. I hope I have made it so as it is from my heart. Indemnity # 2 begins this autumn and will show a different development in structure. Indemnity # 3 will be a type of symphony.”
INDEMNITY is available exclusively for pre-order from her site. In a move emblematic of Jarboe’s intimate relationship with her fans and of her artistic mode of working, this unique approach that fuses crowdfunding with special exclusive product. In fact, conversations with fans played a large part in the concept of the INDEMNITY project. Jarboe explains: “to respond to some messages i have received primarily on one of my facebook pages, Indemnity is a 3 part series. the first installment still in production is primarily the elements of melodic voice and piano. the second installment will add instrumentation such as cello and percussion. the third and final installment will feature bombastic loud instrumental passages, and vocals of a vitriolic persona.” And what lies behind naming the project INDEMNITY? “The word Indemnity was chosen primarily for this meaning : ‘a sum exacted by a victor in war as one condition of peace.’”
Human Demonology: Salome Modern Mythology
And she came in straightway with haste unto the king, and asked, saying, I will that thou give me by and by in a charger the head of John the Baptist. And the king was exceeding sorry; yet for his oath’s sake, and for their sakes which sat with him, he would not reject her. And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his head to be brought: and he went and beheaded him in the prison, and brought his head in a charger, and gave it to the damsel: and the damsel gave it to her mother. And when his disciples heard of it, they came and took up his corpse, and laid it in a tomb.
- (Mark 6:21-29, KJV)
The story of Salome is a familiar one in Western culture, the climax of wich with her lascivious dance and the severed head of John the Baptist has fired the imagination of artists, writers and composers for hundreds of years. Then there’s Dracula as an allegory describing Victorian men’s fear of female sexuality, Lilith in legend and art… The mythical Salome can be seen as both a product of and a window into the minds of those who told it. Salome was a real historical person, born EV 14, the daughter of Herodias and the stepdaughter of the Emperor Herod Antipas. Though she is unnamed in the New Testament, Salome is named in the writings of the historian Josephus.
There’s a flavour to the tale that feels more like one from the old testament than the new. Her role in the book of Mark continues such tales of women and men’s desire for them leading to degradation and murder as in the tale of Athaliah, who established the worship of the aggregate of all heathen gods Baal in Judah. Women are shown as leading men into sin from the very beginning with Eve, and before her, the lack of subservience in the uncontrollable Lilith has her cast out and transformed into a demon, stealing the children of Eve and seducing men in the night. Salome’s actions combines the gruesomeness of the two mothers who, during the siege of King Ben-hadad in Samaria during a famine, conspired to boil the son of one to eat him with Jezebel, the proto-femme fatale, murderer, prostitute and enemy of God, though in her seduction of Herod, Salome is not leading a righteous man astray.
Tier One – Fiend of Modern Mythology: When you contribute a mere One Dollar, you will receive an eBook copy of Fallen Nation: Party At The World’s End as a gift.One dollar is a hell of a deal, and you and your e-reader of choice will that us. Those of you familiar with James Curcio’s previous novels “Join My Cult” and “Fallen Nation: Babylon Burning” will know that within these pages a wild adventure awaits, and in this latest book, even you will be shocked and amazed. When contributing, PLEASE include your email so you can receive it
They form Babylon, a band that captures the spirit of the age as sex, drugs, and chaos reign in the final years of the American Empire.
This is the beginning of a modern mythology that spills off the page: the ticket to the Party At The World’s End is inside, if you dare to search for it. It starts right here, but it won’t end here-
At Modern Mythology we are engaged in an effort to fund our growing operations through IndieGoGo. This continues our general approach, which manifested itself through active engagement with readers, critics, scholars and an open and open ended invitation to potential collaborators from the very beginning.
In fact, our site has a page inviting those who dare enter to Join Our Cult:
WANTED: Genius Lunatic Mythmakers and Cultural Creators.
The contributor roster here at Modern Mythology is beginning to fill out nicely. However, there is room at the table for a few more if you have fire in your belly and are looking to contribute to a growing collective. What are we?
There is no “we.” But if there were, it’d be a group comprised of situationist collectives, sacred clowns, hive brains, corporate and academic moles and sleeper agents, ontological terrorists, unlicensed psychologists, toxic armchair philosophers, and out-and-out sex and drug fiends. Our books are making their way into classrooms and subway cars, our albums are tunneling into someone’s earholes on the other side of the planet right now. However you want to label us, we’ll take it and keep upping the ante. We’ll use whatever angle will give us the spin we’re looking for at that moment from the media.
Look around our sites and you’ll see we’ve created a large body of work. We feel it’s important that we keep publishing thought-provoking pieces on pop culture philosophy and social commentary, and to keep expanding the scope and ambition of our art and scholarship.The work of Modern Mythology goes beyond comparative religion and philosophy into the core of humanity’s myth making capacity, the very tendencies that allow some to gain power, some to be enslaved, some to shape how every one of us sees the world and more very real and powerful ways Living Myth shapes who we are.
This has been a long time coming, verily a monumental undertaking that brings a whole new set of perspectives on the stories we in which we live. Thought provoking writing and great art is lovingly gathered and edited by James Curcio.
(And my drawings are found throughout…)
Weaponized is proud to announce that ‘The Immanence of Myth’ is published today.
The book will begin to show as in stock with retailers in the coming weeks.
Due to the titles popularity, pre-orders of the book should arrive with our customers in the next two to three weeks as we work through our back orders.
The Immanence of Myth is available from Amazon and all major retailers.
Where can we begin a genuine discussion of immanence in myth? Do we engage the tools of analysis on the dissection table of academia? Or perhaps it is best not dealt with in sterile light, being rather an arcane synthesis, a syncretism.
If myth is something long dead, a corpse exhumed with philosophical disinterest, then please consider this work an attempt at necromancy. But if myth is considered something dangerous; full of falsities, dead ends and mazes luring the unwary into a fugue of superstition, then consider it a whispered pass-phrase into another world: the world beyond the wallpaper. A world that recognizes the real is in the effect rendered, rather than in the thing symbolized. Conflicting fictions drive Holy wars. How is a history born of spilled blood unreal? How is it meaningless, even if all the Gods are just shadows cast on the wall by finger-puppets? Myth is not dead, nor is it false; it is living, and misunderstood.
This anthology is a book. For the philosophers Deleuze and Guattari, a book is an assemblage:
“Comparative rates of flow on these lines produce phenomena of relative slowness and viscosity, or, on the contrary, of acceleration and rupture. All this, lines and measurable speeds, constitutes an assemblage. A book is an assemblage of this kind, and as such is unattributable. It is a multiplicity[.]” (A Thousand Plateaus)
It is an assemblage of voices gathered together to speak on the immanence of myth. It is, as already stated, a multiplicity, which is fitting as myth embraces multiplicity.
Contrasting Mythos with Logos, we contrast those multiple voices against the singular, the transcendent. Whereas the logos is the word of God, the divine fiat that structures and moves our universe, so the mythos is an indefinite set of articles, tales told for the telling itself, with no hard and fast authority, no assertable Ultimate Truth, no attributable origin grounded in cold solidity. It is immanent rather than transcendent because it is the codification of our direct experience, forms and ideas ground from our collective bones and flesh.
-Mr. VI and James Curcio, from the chapter “Immanence and Butchery.”
More info at http://www.modernmythology.net/ and you can purchase this volume at http://www.weaponized.net/ and all your favourite online retailers of fine books.
“Blood is spilt, the red curtains are pulled back.” – Lady Thayn
This short video introduces you to the mysterious Lady Thayn, one of the characters in Strange Factories, played by FoolishPeople core member Tereza Kamenicka.
Strange Factories is FoolishPeople’s first feature film, which explores the power of stories and myths and how they are ultimately given life by those who engage with them.
You are at the heart of Stronheim’s story. You’re a crucial element of how this project is produced, created and experienced.
Have you received the access code for Radiogram Iyet?
The machinery and engines of ‘Strange Factories’ are gaining momentum.
As we reach the half way mark of our campaign, FoolishPeople have been featured as IndieGoGo’s Project of the Day!
You’ll have to make a move right now on this one, for the number of slots is limited and they’re filling up fast. No matter what form of art you create, learning about Theatre of Manifestation will add a new dimension to every creative act on which you embark.
-P. Emerson Williams
For Milestone V of our campaign for ‘Strange Factories’, FoolishPeople will be running a professional theatre and arts workshops in London in August, with the proceeds going directly into our funding campaign for ‘Strange Factories’.
This is a rare opportunity for actors, performers and artists to introduce themselves to the core techniques and concepts of FP’s working practice, Theatre of Manifestation.
Theatre of Manifestation combines mythology, shamanism, drama therapy and open source collaboration to create immersive experiences that have the power to raise a numinous experience within the audience. It dismantles the notion of the spectator being a passive recipient of a theatrical experience; active engagement and participation is vital and absolutely necessary.
The workshop will take place on Saturday 13thAugust from 10am-6pm in central London, venue TBC. Over the course of the day, you will work withJohn Harrigan, Artistic Director and founder of FoolishPeople to explore the core techniques and skills needed within immersive theatre and how you can unlock and open the essence of your imagination and creativity.
You will be taught techniques to dismantle creative blocks, attain a truthful performance and formulate new ideas and processes for each project you undertake. This will offer participants a focused framework for their continuing artistic development.
This workshop will leave you feeling confident and empowered with new skills and techniques that you can apply to your own working practice within a variety of mediums and performance styles. This workshop is open to all arts professionals and those interested in exploring their creativity.
Previous workshops have been held in collaboration with organisations such as the University of Hertfordshire, the BBC and The Central School of Speech & Drama.
You can book onto this course online via our online funding campaignwww.indiegogo.com/strangefactories
You can purchase your ticket in two ways:
- By contributing $65 (£40) to the campaign, using the ‘Contribute now’ button.
Spaces are limited- there are 10 places available.
You just need to scroll down and enter $60 into the total contribution amount, enter your personal details and choose payment method.
Alternatively, please contact us to arrange a bank transfer in GBP.
Once you’ve purchased your ticket, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once the workshop date has been sold out, we will make an announcement on our update page, so be sure to check this before you book your place. Please note, invoices can be provided for the workshop for either payment method.
- By purchasing Milestone V – The Village Pub in our subscription of experiences. The Village Pub perk costs $250 (£156) and includes access to both workshop dates, a Collector’s Edition of ‘Strange Factories’ and a pair of tickets to the live event screening the film.
The Village Pub
Milestone V: The barman gives you a strange-coloured spirit on the house, which you down in one. “That’s the way to do it!” As you start to hallucinate, you will meet Punch, who adds your name to the list of attendees for the Theatre of Manifestation Workshop by Director John Harrigan that he tells you explores FoolishPeople’s working practice. As you stumble out, you’ll also find a pair of tickets to the live event screening the film & a DVD copy of ‘Strange Factories’ in your bag.
Photography by Yiannis Katsaris, Director of Photography for ‘Strange Factories’
Wired UK talks to my amazing brother in art John Harrigan about Strange Factories. Click through and you’ll learn more and see the gallery of the incredible and haunting images by Yiannis Katsaris, Director of Photography for Strange Factories.
A theatre troupe has blended the mystery of performance with crowdsourcing and gaming principles to create a new form of storytelling. Strange Factories, the brainchild of creative types Foolish People, allows the audience to get involved every step of the way — from funding the film to altering its narrative.
As the immersive art of FoolishPeople extends into the realms of cinema, the immersive art that is the essence of our work is brought into another realm. Those of you who have experienced the living narrative of FoolishPeople know that what is to be created with Strange Factories will transcend what we think of as cinematic form.
This film explores the ideas and background to FoolishPeople’s first feature film ‘Strange Factories’.
Stories and myths are given life by those who engage with them and we would like you to become part of our story. You’re a crucial element of how this project is produced, created and experienced.
Join our IndieGoGo campaign and become a part of ‘Strange Factories’.
My article this week for Dominion Mag pointed out a new appreciation for things goth, darkwave and generally creepy and went into some questions that arose as I looked the situation over. Some answers presented themselves as I wrote, more from reactions to the piece and this acknowlegment of dark creative endeavours contiues to spread with no signs of slowing down. Later this month, the ICA wioll gather boffins together to dissect gothic manifestations of culture in their two day meditation Template for Terror: The Revival of the Gothic.
Quoth the ICA event page:
From Dracula and Frankenstein to Twilight and Shaun of the Dead, contemporary culture continues to appropriate the stock themes of the eighteenth and nineteenth century gothic novel. This weekend of panel discussions, presentations and screenings will explore the societal impulse that draws us to the darker side of life, looking at the influence of the gothic in contemporary art, literature, film and music.
Well, dip my balls in sweet cream and roll me in flour if this doesn’t bring to memory other times Big Art deigned to cast an eye for a brief moment to what the outsiders are doing. Back in the -90′s as the US was climbing slowly put from another foray into the financial ditch, art consultants were traversing the Deep South in search of «Outsider Art», which they would buy in bulk for a song and sell to galleries, collectors and corporate collections for a many-fold profit. When the establishment art world goes on a tourist jaunt to the realms of chaos where things develop and thrive without their patronage, they either clear the land and scorch the earth or colonize the territory. Does anyone remember Altermodern? The conceit was that cultural colonization was coming to an end, both between fine and popular art and between first and third world art.
I addressed this in a post on the kkoagulaa blog:
Hmmm… The Market As Performance Art, Art As Commodity, taste makers seeking for a raison d’etre, journo’s and commentators whipping themselves into a froth. Case in point: Altermodern: Tate Triennial 2009, an event, a declaration and a curator that have the art press twisting themselves inside out. Postmodernism has died a thousand deaths, but we do wait for curators at large institutions in visionary and creative stasis to tell us when the nightmare is over before we accept it.
This connects with an article I posted to Alterati.com around the wild and wooly entertainment spectacular that was the 2008 US election. Admittedly, I held the thing together with spit and duct tape, but those protest didn’t turn out to be more than the prisoner’s last meal before execution, did they? A couple day of noise and the livestock went back to their pens and accepted whatever was handed to them as slops.
What is this all about?
Well, what is presented by living artists at such edifices as the Tate is art sanctioned by the moneyed classes, it either confirms or showcases their control and soothes their sensibilities, or is “edgy” and “provocative” in the same way the jesters filled that function at court. The middle-class identified are often thrown a bone to keep them coming, and to move them to pledge to institutions in the US. (“Middle-class identified includes the actual middle class, but also those who are not middle class financially. There are those groups of low wage earners who don’t get their hands dirty in their work who are encouraged to identify as middle class to keep them on the hamster wheel, as well as retail management proxies who kept the appearance of financial comfort by buying into the credit ponzi scheme which has been the illusion of prosperity from Reagan up to the recent bank and credit collapse.)
That ponzi scheme is being wound down as the dungeon masters of that game are gathring up their pieces and going home. The resulting devastation may have something to do with the appeal of darker forms of expression. Consumers and underground cultural efforts may join the “Useless Eaters” when it all shakes out, but we’ll be making sweet music of the night in our encampments.
Now, I do remember finding Mick Mercer’s Hex Files: The Goth Bible in the anthropology section at the Harvard bookstore. Where this connects for me with the artists emerging outside the established goth scene and outside entities covering them and to varying extents covering the scene is this same establishment way of dealing with outsiders. Where goth promoters, writers and dj’s may be accused of ignoring the new non-scene artists, (n accusation I’m not sure lines up with the actual situation, but it doesn’t hurt us to discuss the matter), when tastes change in our favour, the romance will always be a one-night stand. Whomp, yog-sothoth, thank you Goth…
I want to be clear that I may have come across sharper than I intended on some points. I pulled a quote from The Sky’s Gone Out blog about the commercial peak of goth in the -90′s to point out two of the releases referred to were not goth, though the artists (Peter Murphy and The Sisters), certainly were.
…it was the only time I can remember when music of this particular pedigree was taken with any degree of seriousness by college radio, MTV, or the music press. Instead of The Cure, Siouxsie, Murphy, and the Sisters opening doors, Goth quickly vanished in Grunge’s wake (and a very different sort of earnestness reigned). The commercial torch, if one could said to have been passed, went to Nine Inch Nails, and Manson, who were working from a different angle.
I will give him that point very happily, and I think we largely agree on most points covered on his end. I follow his blog on tumblr because what he writes is very insightful and thought provoking. His conclusion that the scene will be with us for a long time is correct, and I think this crop of dark indie bands and witch house artists offer more promise than the aforementioned NIN and Manson. You should read the rest of the entry and follow his blog if you have any interest in the topic.
Hand-wringing over «Mall-Goths», EBM, or any temporary fling with the greater world of filthy commerce is something we’re strong enough and have genuine enough intentions to safely ignore. But sometimes there are windows of opportunity that should not be dismissed out of cliquishness or fear of being co-opted. The relationship between the noir rock bands and the goth scene bands will develop.
What may transpire at the ICA, I can’t say. I’m interested to find out, and reserve the right to point and ridicule any scholarly misinterpretations I may see.
Linkature on the blinkature:
Part two of the three part series Fear and Loathing on the Internet: Redux (Part one here) GPod Radio host Joseph Matheny moderates a roundtable discussion on the subject of Myth on the Modern World, with guests: Wes Unruh, James Curcio, John Harrigan, Lucy Allin, P. Emerson Williams and Anna Young. (Note: When I recorded the intros to part one and two, I forgot to mention Wes as a participant in the roundtable. He is however introduced in the actual roundtable piece and is a major contributor to the conversation. My omission was simply due to being overworked with too little time. Hopefully he will not hate me for this oversight. )
Also, the first installment of In Your Ear, some tidbits about the Y project and some ranting and raging in response to the mailbag.
In part three we will introduce another regular segment to the GSpot, A Concise Guide To Setting Yourself On Fire with Kara Rae Garland.
Part Three coming in about 2 weeks. Enjoy!