Here and Now, Mini-books, Q&A Preview, Subterranean Forest, Fascinated by Fungi, Jouad & Gilbert, Littlefeather, Egyptian Surrealism, The Wong Janice, Fanny, Dismuke, Scary Pockets Funk.
HERE AND NOW
First up, I’m congratulating myself because a grant application I wrote and submitted for a nonprofit was accepted (cheering and hi-fives)!
Earlier this week, I made some notes about things I was going to write about in this issue, like mental health, making tiny concertina books, Jodo Shin Buddhism (I’m reading Taitetsu Unno’s River of Fire, River of Water and Chenxing Han’s Be the Refuge: Raising the Voices of Asian American Buddhists), but I just finished copyediting a lengthy document this evening, and I’m bushed. So, this issue will be brief.
Here is a tiny concertina blank sketchbook that I made using two of my square business cards as covers. This was fun; I think I’ll make more of these. Let me know if you want one, and I’ll mail it to you. Email your address to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s another tiny sketchbook I made, using some Japanese paper on chipboard for the covers:
The next issue of Eulipion Outpost will feature San Francisco-based artist Ismael (Mel) Vera Cruz, who will answer my Six Questions! Check in next Saturday for some artist inspiration.
Both the Links and Soundings tonight are just all over the place. That’s what it is.
You got me at “subterranean forests”:
Fascinated by Fungi on Mushrooms (hunting them, ingesting them, tripping) and mental health:
Suleika Jouad (The Isolation Journals) with Elizabeth Gilbert discuss creativity, doubt, and the “Fuck it!” moment (scroll down the page to video):
I was watching the Oscars one night, when Sacheen Littlefeather walked up onto the stage in place of Marlon Brando. Here’s an article on Sacheen Littlefeather’s eventful life (including a video of her walk up to the Oscar stage).
Brief guide to the Egyptian Surrealism movement “Long Live Degenerate Art!”:
(Thanks to @Winterkälte via Joseph Kanski on Mastodon.art for the above link).
Take your pick: meditative jam, 70s pinay rock, old timey nostalgic, or spacesuit funk?
Live-looping ambient cello-guitar meditation by “The Wong Janice” (thanks to @Shuffler at @kith.kitchen on Mastodon social).
“Sometime in the 1960s, in sunny Sacramento, two Filipina-American sisters got together with other teenage girls to play music. Little did they know their garage band would evolve into the legendary rock group Fanny, the first all-women band to release an LP with a major record label (Warner/Reprise, 1970).” Film Trailer for “The Right to Rock.”
Radio Dismuke is an online radio that “preserves and promotes awareness and appreciation of vintage music and recordings from the 1900s, 1910s, 1920s and 1930s decades,” with a focus on popular music & jazz. All music featured consists of pre-1940 78 rpm and cylinder era recordings. Thanks again to @Shuffler for this link.
Let’s end with some funk (and towards the end, some giggles). India Carney, Mario Jose, and Kenton Chen put on their space suits and make Dynamite in the park, accompanied by Scary Pockets:
Good night, sleep tight . . .
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Thank you thank you thank you for recommending Fanny. Can't stop listening to "Fanny Hill." I wonder how my life would've been different if their albums were around the house in the 1970s. And Kenton Chen is pretty awesome, too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jemgIOAjGDw .