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In a piece that read like it was geared towards viewers of VH1, his new employer, Salon writer Jake Tapper recently trashed Al Gore's appearance at Lot 61, an arts & entertainment oriented Manhattan bar. He quotes large-tongued Kiss singer Gene Simmons very admiringly on how great Bush is and how irrelevant Gore is. Tapper is obviously really proud to have gotten this quote: he refers to it again later in the article. He appears to be offering it as evidence that the young and the hip don't like Gore, but the only problem is Simmons is just another aging redneck at this point. The article is incredibly snide; it's obvious that soon-to-be-tanking Salon is starting the cycle of Gore-bashing all over again. Of course, Gore's cogent criticisms of the disastrous Bush regime got swallowed up in all the bile.
It was nice meeting you in the gallery yesterday. I'm following up with some info about the "Software" show at the Jewish Museum in 1970. Artist Jack Burnham organized it and it included Nicholas Negroponte, Les Levine, and others. To give you a flavor of the times, one artist pulled his work because the show was sponsored by American Motors, a polluter (in all fairness, the piece was about air pollution). Grace Glueck reviewed the show in the Sept 26, 1970 New York Times. The magazine I was trying to remember was called "Radical Software" (see the May 2002 Artforum for details). It was the publishing vehicle for the Raindance Corporation, a video collective, which was the brainchild of artist Frank Gillette. It ran from 1970-74. The covers (reproduced in Artforum) feature some early cyber-graphics that look pretty cool.
All the best, Tom Moody
Tom Moody, Rorschach and Nite Owl, 2002, Microsoft Paintbrush image (media and dimensions variable)
Eric Heller Remixed, 2002, altered found jpeg
New York Times Ad Model, 2002, MSPaintbrush