Monday, November 19, 2018

The Clot Thickens!



Pleased to announce that I have a new book of one-line poems called The Clot Thickens available from the wonderful Puddles Of Sky Press! Puddles Of Sky is known for unique, inventive, and fun formatting and The Clot Thickens is no exception with its super-long/slim design! The book made its debut at Toronto's Meet The Presses Indie Literary Market a couple of days ago and copies should be available at The Ottawa Small Press Book Fair on Nov. 24th.

Having only appeared a few days ago, the book is new enough that it's not on the Puddles Of Sky website yet, but feel free to get in touch with them and ask about it.

http://www.puddlesofskypress.com/index.html

http://smallpressbookfair.blogspot.com/2018/08/the-ottawa-small-press-fair-autumn-2018.html

- W.A.Davison
www.recordism.com

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Static Fanatic compilation



My analog synth noise drone project Panic Engines kicks of this great three volume various artist comp called "A Decade Down" which was released late last month in celebration of the 10th anniversary of The Static Fanatic blog. Some fantastic material here and well worth a listen! And don't forget to peruse the posts of the blog itself, it's one of my favorites!

https://thestaticfanticnoiseblog.bandcamp.com/album/a-decade-down-the-static-fanatic-at-10-2008-2018

http://thestaticfanatic.blogspot.com/

- W.A.Davison
www.recordism.com

Monday, November 5, 2018

R.I.P. Hardy Fox



This is a little difficult so I've put off doing it for a few days. Very sad to say that Hardy Fox (Cryptic Corporation and The Residents) has passed away. I can't even begin to describe how much joy the music of The Residents has given me since I first came across it in the early 80s, and just how much of a tremendous influence the group has had on my own work in music and art. It is a great loss!

https://www.residents.com/news/

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/03/obituaries/hardy-fox-dead.html

- W.A.Davison
www.recordism.com

Friday, November 2, 2018

Acker Award


Here's a photo of me receiving an Acker Award at the Acker Awards Toronto 2018 event, Theatre Centre, Toronto, Oct. 29, 2018 (photo by Dean Goodwin). I was in very good company. Check out www.ackerawardstoronto.ca to see who else received awards this year!

- W.A.Davison
www.recordism.com

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Acker Awards Toronto 2018!



Award ceremony for The Acker Awards Toronto 2018 is coming up this Monday evening and, although it's a secret who the recipients are, let's just say I have a very good reason for attending this year!

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Mon., Oct. 29, 2018
7PM-10PM

The Theatre Centre
1115 Queen St. West, Toronto
Ph: 416-534-9261

We are excited to invite you to the ACKER AWARDS Toronto 2018 Ceremony that takes place at The Theatre Centre, on Monday, Oct. 29, 7pm - 10pm. Come and celebrate this year's nineteen recipients, recognized for their long-standing creative achievements. Recipients of this award are artists of every disciplines whom we recognize for their groundbreaking, unconventional, cutting edge, nonconforming, risk taking, and community/culture oriented accomplishments. Their names and identities will be only disclosed at the ceremony in their presence.

www.ackerawardstoronto.ca

The Acker Awards was named after Kathy Acker who was a performance artist, punk poet, novelist, playwright with a strong reputation as a sex positive feminist. In her life and work she exemplified risk taking and uncompromising dedication that identifies the true pioneering artist.

The Acker Award was founded and initiated by Clayton Paterson (visual artist and community organizer in New York) and Alan Kaufman (poet and writer in San Francisco) in New York, 2013.

Endorsing the important cultural value and independent nature of the award, Toronto based media-artist Istvan Kantor took upon the task to bring the award to Canada. Together with Eldon Garnet (artist and writer) and Kitsuné Soleil (artist and performer) they formed the Acker Awards Toronto in March 2017.

The Acker Awards Toronto 2018 is co-directed by Thom Sokoloski (artist and theatre director) and Istvan Kantor.



Join us -
Toronto's arts communities
in celebrating
this year's recipients!


Please note:
The Theatre Centre is an accessible facility, with barrier-free washrooms and an accessibility lift to facilitate movement between floors. If you are planning a trip to The Theatre Centre and have any questions about accessibility or would like to make any special arrangements, please call our box office at 416.538.0988. We will be happy to make any arrangements to help facilitate an enjoyable visit to The Theatre Centre.

If you would like to provide feedback on our accessibility policy or procedures or your experience at The Theatre Centre, please call our box office at 416-538-0988 or email us at boxoffice@theatrecentre.org.

Accessible to everyone!

We ask to consider PWYC
(all contributions go to cover expenses)

Bring your friends! Free Catalogue!

Ceremonial Hosts:
Lynda Cheng, Istvan Kantor, Thom Sokoloski

Special participation:
Jubal Brown, Louise Bak, Kitsune Soleil, Neal Armstrong, Becca Jaine & more to announce.

We are so grateful to The Theatre Centre and amazing staff for providing the space and the technical staff for the awards ceremony!

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See you at The Theatre Centre!

- W.A.Davison
www.recordism.com

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Deprogramming Center

Had an old track of mine appear on "The Deprogramming Center" last night (thanks C Rice Goff IIII !). The show aired on KOWS 92.5 FM in Occidental, CA at 12am (PT) this morning and will be available at archive.org for the next few weeks.

https://archive.org/details/TheDeprogrammingCenter75

Note, the show WILL be removed after a few weeks so, if you want to check it out, don't delay!

- W.A.Davison
www.recordism.com