No Age at The Thing Quarterly

Los Angeles punk duo, No Age, took over The Thing Quarterly’s office one weekend in April. They played their latest record, An Object, live to a packed house. The show was recorded to 4 track tape. The next day 300 cassettes of that recording were made and boxed up for sale.

Randy Randall and Dean Allen Spunt

Dean Allen Spunt at soundcheck

No Age takeover The Thing Quarterly 

Randy Randall after the performance

Dean Allen Spunt cooling down after the show

Set List

Everything was mic’d and mixed to 4-track

Tascam Portastudio 424 mkII

Volunteers help fold 300 custom die cut boxes.

Unintended Fashion – Doo.Ri

“THE THING QUARTERLY IS AN OBJECT BASED PUBLICATION PRODUCED BY VISUAL ARTISTS JONN HERSCHEND AND WILL ROGAN. EACH ISSUE IS CONCEIVED OF BY A DIFFERENT CONTRIBUTOR. THE OBJECT IS REPRODUCED, WRAPPED, AND SHIPPED TO THE SUBSCRIBERS.”

I’ve been the unofficial official photographer for The Thing Quarterly for over a year now. They have a wrapping party for each issue. Many volunteers show up to assemble boxes and pack. There is always food, beer, and someone you haven’t seen in a while, so it’s actually more fun than work.

Most of the time I document the work of getting the issue boxed and ready for the post office. This time, the issue was wearable art created by the clothing design collaborative Doo.Ri., so I asked volunteers to model it. It’s a sheer white shirt with a “3-foot-long tag that hangs down the back of the shirt and includes every possible fabric, manufacturing location, and washing instruction ever listed on a shirt.”

 
– click to see a slide show of the portraits . . .

– click to learn more about this issue on The Thing Quarterly website

Culture Time

June 17, 2010 – The Thing Quarterly launches Issue 11 by Chris Johanson at SFMOMA

more info about The Thing

Chris Johanson's Hair

Alex Oropeza at SFMOMA for the Now Playing event on June 17, 2010

From the Garden of Memory concert at Chapel Of The Chimes in Oakland. I look forward to this event every year. Its a wonderful way to experience the Chapel Of The Chimes.

more info about Garden Of Memory

see another perspective in Suzy’s blog

Members of the public sing Pauline Oliveros' "Heart Chant."

Larry Ochs and Thomas Dimuzio at the Garden Of Memory concert at Chapel of the Chimes

Ken Ueno

My lovely son, Lucien