Boog City #39

Boog City 39, March 2007 Available Sunday P.M. featuring: ***Our Music section, edited by Jon Berger*** –“When Phoebe Kreutz approached Luv-A-Lot Records’ Dashan Coram with the idea for Urban Barnyard—the […]

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Boog City 39, March 2007

Available Sunday P.M.

featuring:

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

–“When Phoebe Kreutz approached Luv-A-Lot Records’ Dashan Coram with the idea for Urban Barnyard—the whole municipal fauna thing—who knew the idea would have legs? What started out as a one-joke band has developed into multiple jokes, but also a pretty rocking affair.”—from Urban Barnyard on Urban Barnyard, where the four members of Urban Barnyard reviewed some of the music that the others have recently produced (including Phoebe Kreutz’s We Gotta Go reviewed by Casey Holford, Art Sorority for Girls’ Alpha Sigma Gamma reviewed by Phoebe Kreutz, Dibs’ Dibs Bleeds Books reviewed by Daoud Tyler-Ameen, and Casey Holford’s January reviewed by Dibson T. Hoffweiler) followed by a review of their latest release, That’s the Idea, by Berger.

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

–“Throughout the chapbook, the “voice” interweaves its two languages, and locating this voice becomes an act of readerly translation. The next section phonetically translates the Thai into English, scores the syllables, and meditates on the poem in English. –from Composite Poetry, composite. diplomacy. by Padcha Tuntha-obas (Tinfish), reviewed by Craig Perez

–“For all its realism, Carbon seems most interested in the point at which the real becomes surreal, the sublime absurdity of the plain face of things.” –American Oracle, Carbon by Michael Ford (Ugly Duckling Presse), reviewed by Lamoureux

***Our Film section, guest edited by Jon Berger***

–“A fascinating adaptation from Capital Media Arts of the open mic lifestyle, the script plugs in numerous cameos for East Village superstars such as The Bowmans and, of course, the host of the AntiHoot, the singularly named Lach.” –Talkin’ New York: The Little Movie that Might by Berger

***Our Politics section, edited by Christina Strong***

–“Are these people tourists on vacation or actual people who live here and have copious amounts of wealth?” –Work Sucks, Life Sucks, and Then You Die by Strong

***Art editor Brenda Iijima brings us work from Belford New Jersey’s Kate Greenstreet***

***Our Poetry section, edited by Laura Elrick and Rodrigo Toscano***

— Bowdoinham, Maine’s Jonathan Skinner with
Borzicactus Nanus
a dwarf on a borzoi
stuffs a nan up my ass
twirling his deep
scarlet-orange hairdo

— Vancouver, British Columbia’s Roger Farr with From Surplus
Security is denser now, is domination’s form
But it’s their form more than mine, my labour keeps
Taylorism’s hands (weapons) on its forward gears

and

XXXIV
Tissue over diagrams or fragment
Their sums with different measures. Frameworks
Framed as “Freidman’s Dream,” filed for later under
“Sphere.” Stand on guard to bound sums to
Another sense that might pass the primary
Test of deficit to chart profit margins

— Pasadena, California’s Deborah Meadows with
On the state of the novel as a coffin.
Fiendish old scamps
had clapped enough
to institutionalize their tapping.

*And photos from David S. Rubio and Christina Strong.*