this video was long overdue. earlier this summer jerry ponzer found this old coffee maker and gave it me ’cause he didn’t want to risk an electrical fire. i basically made coffee with this thing on a dare. it had a plastic aftertaste, but so did everything else in 1970s. if the player above doesn’t work click here.
beep goes the weasel has attracted ALOT of attention in the last couple of days. thursday (aug 14) joel nichols and michelle davidson, hosts of KC Live, played vegetables live in the studio. friday (aug 15) maria carter reported this story on KCUR, and september 28 we’ll be part of a happy hour series at grunauer. beep goes the weasel returns to the boulevard tonight and next saturday night (aug 23) around 8:30pm!
you can also click here to watch the video of beep goes the weasel on KC Live!*support for this work is provided by a rocket grants project award, a program of the charlotte street foundation and the university of kansas spencer museum of art. funding is provided by the andy warhol foundation for the visual arts.
the planets are aligned, the writing is on the wall, dogs and cats are living together in mass hysteria and beep goes the weasel is going to be on TV! KSHB’s Kansas City Live airs weekday mornings @ 10am, and this thursday (8/14) they asked us to join them live in the studio!
i’m currently reading marc tyler nobleman’s blog, noblemania. this blogger came up with a great idea of finding and interviewing women who were in some recognizable 80′s music videos: signy coleman from huey lewis’ heart and soul video, wish foley from tom petty’s don’t come around here no more, and lysette anthony (above) from brian adams’ summer of ’69. you can also hear nobleman being interviewed (about 20 minutes in) on the latest stuck in the 80′s podcast!
i set up mondo beep @ the pop up art gallery last night for first fridays. jerry ponzer set up a table with keyboards and controllers next to mine. we greeted curious onlookers and explained our individual projects. some of the gallery visitors stayed and jammed with us. it’s been a long time since jerry and i have plugged in something electric just to hear it howl. crystal (that’s her in the pic) even joined in and played hitchcock-ian psycho riffs.
last night i was invited to write on the rocket blog! my first entry: beeping at the boulevard recaps what beep goes the weasel* is about, how that project is coming along, and what is on the horizon. hey! on a slightly related note: tomorrow night is first fridays, which means mondo beep will return to the pop up gallery from 6-9pm. mondo beep is a little more reckless and chaotic than BGTW, so bring knee pads and protective eyewear. *support for this work is provided by a rocket grants project award, a program of the charlotte street foundation and the university of kansas spencer museum of art. funding is provided by the andy warhol foundation for the visual arts.
beep goes the weasel returns to the boulevard tomorrow night @ 9pm! at last saturday’s show we didn’t know it, but someone from KCUR (kansas city’s local NPR affiliate) was at the drive in. after a couple of emails and a phone conversation, it looks like there’s going to be a story about our project on KCUR. thanks maria!