Boog City #33

Boog City 33, May 2006 Available featuring: ***Our Music section, edited by Jonathan Berger*** “The question remains, does Chris deserve to be locked up? The answer is Š maybe. He¹s […]

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Boog City 33, May 2006

Available

featuring:

***Our Music section, edited by Jonathan Berger***

“The question remains, does Chris deserve to be locked up? The answer is Š
maybe. He¹s been convicted of harassing with threatening language a bunch of
folks, including journalists and people from City Hall. While he¹s never
actually followed through on any of the threats, it¹s hard to argue that his
language wasn¹t threatening.”
–from The Incredibly Strange Saga of Christopher X. Brodeur by Brian Homa

“There¹s much more to this new release than Schwervon! has ever previously
delivered.”
–from What You Should See: Schwervon! New CD Party

***Our Printed Matter section, edited by Mark Lamoureux***

“As the reader steps into the role of co-creator, she carves her own paths
of meaning, collecting bits of language and assembling them into images of
story.”
–Ellen Baxt on Jessica Smith’s Organic Furniture Cellar (Outside Voices)

“Inoperableness is a recurring idea in this collection, as is invention, or
as he puts it here, Œmakeover.¹”
–John Mulrooney on Michael Carr’s Platinum Blonde (Fewer & Further Press)

***Our Features section, now edited by Stephen Dignan***

“‘My humor can be very dark. It¹s almost coiled around most of my thoughts.
I don’t consciously employ humor as a device, but often it comes through as
a way to service one of the characters.'”
–from On and On She Goes Miss Amanda Stern: Novelist, Curator Gets Serious
by Dignan

***Our Politics section, edited by Deanna Zandt***

“A dozen years ago, the oil companies howled that a carbon tax would bring
the economy to a halt by raising the cost of gasoline by seven cents.”
–from Warmed-over Issues: Two Years Later, What¹s the Most Important Issue
in the Election, Again by New York State Green Party Co-Chair Ian S. Wilder

***Our Poetry section, edited for the first time by Laura Elrick and
Rodrigo Toscano***

–Lefferts Garden, Brooklyn’s Renee Gladman with an untitled piece

awaiting
to meet
the depicted
as if the
impulse‹to
see‹

–Chelsea’s Bob Perelman with Liquid Assets

You understand the meanings of these words are beyond our control

Troops part of holiday scene as primal anxiety parts waves, paints them red

Money lines appear in scene after scene

Money shots for the unrehearsed amateurs
undressing in the unrehabbed warehouses where the plugs are full-service

–Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s Chris Alexander with
Scary Ghost Stories I Didn¹t Make Up

I¹m sure everyone¹s seen the movie of the monkey that sits
in a zoo, on a branch. Then touches his ass, smells it,
and falls down / faints!
But what I really want to see is number 5¹s movie!
That is so awesome.

***Art editor Brenda Iijima brings us work from Bushwick, Brooklyn’s
Sean McCarthy.***

And photos from Martin Hägglund, Andy Nunn, and Steve Wiley.