The Fundamental Questions read by Hearty White

Here’s a reading from The Fundamental Questions by Hearty White.

I am an artist, although I prefer the term Illustrator, and I make my living as a freelance contractor · I am an artist, always starting a new project · I am an artist, and a musician · I am an Artist, Animator, and SEO apprentice at a Reno area Start Up Company called TCNABN · i am an artist, i like piano (Bach, blue , jazz) · I am an artist, intellectual, eclectic, liberal, unconventional, fringe, respectable, obstinate, resilient and determined · I am an artist, I read, watch too much TV, play too many video games, and make plans to watch too many classic films that I never get around to · I am an artist, like art, even going to the opera but also enjoy watching football · I Am an artist, love painting and drawing, sculpture & photo · I am an artist, student, dreamer, doer, hardworker, jokester, sister, daughter, cousin, and friend · I am an artist, traveler, nature boy and lover (of life, and all it entails) · I am an artist · I am an artist · I am an artist · I am an artist · I am an artist · I am an artist · I am an artist/jewelry designer and a small business owner · I am an artist/musician · I am an artist and a dreamer · I am an artist and am lucky enough to get to do what I love · I am an artist and a photographer, with a little bit of writer thrown in the mix · I am an artist and a photographer · I am an artist and a writer · I am an artist and a writer · I am an artist and counselor working with college students · I am an Artist and crafter · I am an artist and creating something new is always exciting · I am an artist and have a deep  passion for sculpture and ceramics · I am an artist and have been drawing since I can remember · I am an artist and I have the degrees to prove it · I am an artist and I just graduated from a college in Vermont · I am an artist and social worker · I am an artist and take that part of my life very seriously · I am an artist and very passionate about it · I am an artist at heart, a photographer, a traveler, and a (health) foodie · I am an artist at heart – I’m pretty down to earth · I am an artist at heart · I am an artist at heart and feel that it’s important for eveyone to have something they are truly passionate about · I am an artist by trade and hobby, and I love being able to make a living with art · I am an artist creating artificial enviroment at zoos, aquariums and parks · I am an artist first, musician second, art therapist third, regular boring 9-5 human last · I am an artist going to cosmetology school · I am an artistic, creative person · I am an artist in a bit of a rut · I am an artist living in New York · I am an artist living in NYC · I am an artist of all different talents · I am an artist of sorts · I am an artist of sorts though I’ve lacked inspiration recently · I am an artist ily, I like all things intense and fun because, yolo · I am an artist who adores flowers · I am an artist who loves reading, learning, and living life to the fullest · I am an artist with a curiosity for life, people, and love · I am an artist with my MFA in printmaking · I am an art major focusing in drawing and ceramics · I am an arts-lover, animal-lover, and Liz Lemon-lover · I am an art student · I am an art student · I am an artsty, talkative, and hardworking woman trying to make my small farm into something awesome · I am an artsy kind of guy · I am an artsy person, I draw and paint · I am an artsy person with a lot of opinions and I’m very driven and ambitious · I am an art teacher in a public school · I am an art therapist who loves that I get to spend my days in an art studio ·

Abridged Too Far album now on Vinyl on Discrepant

PEOPLE LIKE US – ABRIDGED TOO FAR [Discrepant LP CREP41]
Release date 31st March 2017 – available for pre-order now!

ABRIDGED TOO FAR is the first of a series of vinyl by Discrepant to celebrate this being the 25th year of People Like Us publishing albums. First released in digital-only form in 2004 exclusively for UbuWeb, this album includes Vicki’s John Peel session and performances for WFMU, amongst others, both from 2003, and now comes packaged with brand new artwork designed by Vicki Bennett.

***Please note that the release date is 31st March 2017 and it will be shipped from this point onwards.***

Abridged Too Far LP – UK – price including P&P: $21.50
Buy in UK

Abridged Too Far LP – EUROPE – price including P&P: $22.50
Buy in rest of Europe

Abridged Too Far LP – ELSEWHERE – price including P&P: $24
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People Like Us LP launch at Cafe Oto

DISCREPANT PRESENTS: PEOPLE LIKE US, MIKE COOPER + TYPHONIAN HIGHLIFE (SPENCER CLARK) at CAFE OTO, LONDON
TUESDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2017, Doors open 7.30PM
£12 (door) £10 ADVANCE £8 CAFE OTO MEMBERS

People Like Us will perform at Cafe Oto in February as part of an evening hosted by the label Discrepant, to celebrate the release of LPs by People Like Us, and Mike Cooper. People Like Us will be doing a combination from four different previous performances, commencing at approximately 8.30pm. Full listing here.

Abridged Too Far” is the first of a series of vinyl by Discrepant to celebrate this being the 25th year of People Like Us publishing albums.  It has only ever been available in digital form on UbuWeb.

The LP pressing has been held up at the pressing plant and will not be ready for the concert, but you can pre-order direct from us NOW: http://peoplelikeus.org/2017/abridged-too-far-album-now-vinyl/

OR… IF you come to the concert you can fill in your email address at the merchandise table to exclusively purchase Abridged Too Far for £10. This is exclusive to this concert only.  The Mike Cooper album is already available on Discrepant’s site.

No One Is An Island now on UbuWeb

No One Is An Island, a radio piece by Vicki Bennett originally broadcast on WDR in 2016 is now available for listening and download at UbuWeb. http://www.ubu.com/sound/plu_noone.html

Thanks to the following for taking their time to give their thoughts about ideas:
Ergo Phizmiz, Savanna, Rowen, Mathilde, Lila, Andrew Sharpley, Ava, Cameron, Katja Seltmann, Rick Prelinger, Iain Chambers, Jeff Carey and Falco, Graham Duff, Kenneth Goldsmith, Charlie Lewis, Henry Lowengard, Tim Maloney, Kevin Hamilton, Akāshamitra, Dorian Jones and Lenny, Marcus Boon and Jesse, Saraka, Suddhaka and Sunayaka.  

No One Is An Island
Where do ideas come from? Are they our own or are we channeling some spark from a larger flame? In this programme we examine the relationship between artists, writers, scientists and philosophers and the receiving, possession and transmission of ideas.
Culture is a complex process of sharing and signification. Meanings are exchanged, adopted, and adapted through acts of communication. The tools we use – the photocopier, camera, computer, encourage, in fact insist upon the act of cutting, copying and pasting – it is second nature. Through mimicry and repetition we learn.

Original post with more info on the initial broadcast: http://peoplelikeus.org/2016/radio-premiere-wdr-no-one-is-an-island/

DO or DIY radio show – Vicki fills in for Ken on WFMU

If you are by the radio or internet on Wednesday 21 December between 9am-noon NY time (that’s 2-5pm UK friends) then tune in to a mega 3-hour DO or DIY with People Like Us on WFMU with your radio host Vicki and 20,000 mp3s. Listen on the live link at http://wfmu.org/ at the time, and join us on the Comments Board and follow the live playlist at https://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/70069

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Citation City at Dundee Contemporary Arts

People Like Us will perform Citation City at Dundee Contemporary Arts on 23 November 2016 at 7.30pm.  Price £5.  This performance of Citation City will be preceded by a selection of short films and a brief interval. http://www.dca.org.uk/whats-on/event/people-like-us-citation-city

Here’s a Q&A: http://www.dca.org.uk/stories/article/qa-with-creator-of-citation-city-vicki-bennett