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          Fuck the models, does it make any money?
                         ---Jarvis Cocker “Cunts are Still Running the World.”

     We arrive after a much needed rest, having taken a few steps back from our regular operations to re-imagine the semantikon community space and invite Mark Flanigan to pave the way for future guest editors by taking the helm in our May 2005 edition, Blue Collar Dispatches. Mark gave it hell and our many thanks to him and his efforts for his help in letting us know what not to ask those who will come after. Thanks is not enough, people really made things happen over the summer including those we met with, and those he kept with us in spirit for the semantikon Althing in September. Lindsay Caron gave us a late night fact-check to help us make sure Cooper’s Main City Bar was open for us, sure enough, Jason called up a wonderful barkeep who made sure the bar was ready for us to use. Special thanks her---who served very stiff drinks at 11am to all, you know who you are, though, I am sure, I drank too much to know your name. Thanks to Scotty Wood of the Murder Junkies who helped make a nod scene and left papers laying everywhere (asshole), John Curley from Staggering Statistics for his insights on internet radio and music distribution as well as Suat Capuk for insight and feedback on site re-design, not to mention Dominique Graham who offered her kind and extraordinary hospitality through the summer months as we worked out site version 5 . Others helped spread the word and the work throughout year three, and we thank each and every last one of you. You're why we're can be proud to say we've done it all word of mouth. last check before the server change, we now host somewhere between 5,000-8,000 visitors with weird little peaks where its more like 10,000. Wish we could shake each and every last one your hands.

     A long pause and here’s what’s in store for semantikon for fall season of our fourth year. In this edition, look for less talk on incendiary thought and more action with three new works from Chaos magician and author of Pop Culture Magick, Taylor Ellwood.  Included in his feature of fiction, rituals, paintings and poetry, an interview, and an audio performance of his work. In step, we begin a two month long review of the works Fritz Kappler, with an exclusive e-book of his out of print artist book a Magic Day: Coloring Book. October also sees the launch of the Beta version of our radio webcast DEEPSONG. Come November, look for Nathan Singer guest editing the site bringing back word and works from recent round on the tour circuit also look for an e-book of new poems by Michael Crossley, who will be starring in a film we hope to feature a clip of on our new video on demand service. December sees the aforementioned Flanigan share an e-book worth of his “minute poems” for our third three fools press e-book in as many months, we will also launch our visual art feature Ernest Williams. Joseph Winterhalter and I will wrap up the annual review in enough time to try and get you to buy very special paper to wrap it in, truly a gift worth having. We will also be head long into our official 501 non profit status with the poets and not lawyers.

     Forward to Winter, look for our annual review of literary divergents, and as our new interview section grows, fresh ink from the features, faces and works that you come to enjoy.

You can’t pause without some insight, here’s whats new on the site:
+ Enhanced search functionality
+ Audio clips of our features reading their works
+ DEEPSONG.[beta] : the semantikon webcast of spoken word, interviews and mix tapes
+ Launch of semantikon television station: Cell Logic Cinema Lost and Found
+ RE: the semantikon interview
+NYC2123: graphic serial from Chad and Paco Allen
+ RSS feed so you can get site news on the fly
+ Five new Three Fools Press e-book titles
+ The guest editor program every other edition and all through summer


Here.
Lance Oditt
10.08.06

 






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