Sunday, December 29, 2019
Sunday, October 13, 2019
In Oakland, performing as The Haters, GX Jupitter-Larsen scraped a shovel against a large amplified wall clock held up by Paul Dickerson. In Oakland, a shovel was pushed against a clock. Then a couple months later, in Denver, the clock was pushed into the shovel...
A video of the Oakland show can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/_bXCyREqyoU
Friday, July 19, 2019
"I don’t think my dad was ever completely convinced of my mother’s explanation on why she had the middle name she had. What would become the first half of my hyphenated surname. My mother always said it didn’t have anything to do with the planet. What with the different spelling and all that. During the televised broadcast of Neil Armstrong’s first step on the moon, the three of us were glued to the TV set. I was ten when it happened. I remember it well, Neil Armstrong jumping off the ladder of the Lunar Module as my dad kept teasing my mom about her name. Mom didn’t always take the teasing well. She definitely wasn't in the mood during Apollo 11. As they went at it, I ended up leaving to play with a couple of girls I knew. Elaine was eight and Sue was six. We went to our local playground. We swung on swings, the whole while never taking our eyes off the sky, and talking about the moon for what seemed like hours. It was about the only thing any of us talked about for the next couple of years."
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Influencing Machine Records has released a double 10 inch for The Haters 40th Anniversary. A total of four sides, one for each decade. Each side has an unreleased track from a different decade. The Thinking Ross Did for 1989; Untitled Title Shot for 1999; Audiothecary for 2009; and Totimorphous Ubiety Guide for 2019. Also included is a flexi of AMK re-mixing the records in his own special way. Standard Edition: HERE / Artist Editions: HERE
Saturday, March 2, 2019
1959 - 1969: I was an only child, and we lived in the Pacific Northwest, in a rural area far from neighbors. My father was very active in the labor movement. The very first time I ever encountered and played with another child was on the picket line during a strike by his union, the UFAWU, United Fishermen and Allied Workers' Union. Despite the types of confrontation often reported on by both mainstream and alternative media sources, I remember picket lines being mostly family-friendly events. During the years leading up to school, I remember picket lines as the only times I got to play and socialize with other kids. Those were happy times for me.
1970s: When I was a teenager I designed and printed my own currency. Crudely drawn self-portraits on one side with depictions of picket lines and protests on the other. A few donut shops around Washington State and a truck stop in Oregon eagerly accepted it as payment.
1980s: I was performing live on KZSC Santa Cruz, It was a lengthy presentation of sounds that gave the impression that I was trashing the studio. It was very convincing. Actually, these were mostly pre-recorded sounds being mixed live to air. Seconds after the performance was over, as if on cue, there was a small but noticeable earthquake in the area. After the quake I was still on the air, and I said something like, “Well, that’s entropy for you.” The station management apparently didn’t much care for the show’s sense of humor and pulled the plug on the program. Entropy indeed!
1990s: I lived with Mark Pauline and the crew for 10 years at the old Survival Research Laboratories compound in San Francisco’s Mission district. I lived in a small loft that was directly adjacent to the main work area. One night as I was sinking into my big comfy couch, Mark was trying out some new engine. Suddenly I heard an explosion and a large piece of shrapnel cut through the floor of my loft, whizzed pass my right ear, and lunged into the ceiling directly above me. There was quite a lot of commotion that followed, but I was so comfortable, I just couldn’t react in any way. I just remained silent and still. I think I fell asleep soon after. I don’t think I ever mentioned it to anyone at the time. I was just so comfortable.
2000s: I took a leave of absence from my job at this book shop to go to Europe for a couple months. The shop hired Jessica as a temporary fill-in while I was gone. When I got back they kept her on. We got to know each other pretty fast. We soon started collaborating both on and off stage. For our first time performing together she designed and made a dress out of sandpaper. I took a live mic and pressed it against her dress. I pushed really hard till Jessica finally fell to the floor, after about 14 minutes. Jessica laughed. The audience cheered.
2010s: So far I’d have to say that my fifties have been the most productive years of my life. Certainly in terms of my more personally satisfying projects. Case in point: reworking and expanding all four of my novels, completing my first two feature length movies while starting a third, and T.U.G. Made entirely from antique camera equipment, I designed and built the Totimorphous Ubiety Guide as an analog noise-generating device that requires two people to operate. It’s making noise in tandem, as I handle the controls, Jessica is pulling on the machine’s long rigid spring that extends out from one side. Each tug affecting the sounds produced.
Friday, January 11, 2019
GX Jupitter-Larsen with Carl Baldwin, the curator of the Velveteria. This museum of black velvet paintings, some dating back to the 19th century, is an amazing installation / environment piece of art it and of itself. Currently located in Los Angeles’ Chinatown.