Sunday, November 11, 2012

Chus Martinez on Frotteurism

Special Guest Blogger: Chus Martinez

On Frotteurism
Frotteurism is an avant garde artistic movement whose works consist of rubbings, usually brass or stone rubbings, but others may involve the artist’s pelvis or chest. These artistic works are exhibited to non-consenting viewers for gratification of the artist’s ego. An artist who practices frotteurism is known as a frotteur, although they have also been referred to as a poseur. The majority of frotteurs are male. The majority of victims are art snobs, although other victims include unsuspecting tourists, unwilling friends (of the artist), casual passersby and art students. This activity is often done in circumstances where the victim cannot easily respond or leave. For instance, Frotteurist shows often occur in public places, such as crowded art galleries or concert halls, although some have been known to occur in parks, train stations or windows overlooking busy streets.

Thanks Chus for this bit of art history. Who is Chus Martinez? Click to learn more.

Monday, November 05, 2012

Excerpt from Deus Oinof

     You know, Harelip has been mixed blessing at best, ever since I was introduced to him by this guy at the gym who cleaned the men's bathroom and offered hand jobs on the side - naturally, he was known as Clean and Jerk.

    I remember when I first met him. I was sitting in the front seat of my Chevy Impala, tears rolling down my face and a pistol shoved in my mouth. The tape deck had just mangled my cassette of Poison’s Open Up and Say … Ahh  right in the middle of “Every Rose has its Thorn.” Brown ribbon oozed out of the slot amid a sick whirring sound. That summed up my life right there. I was about to pull the trigger but was stopped by a knock on the driver’s side window. Standing there was a guy I had met briefly once before. He motioned to me to roll down the window, which I did.

     “How much can you bench press?” he said.


This is an excerpt from Deus Oinof, an unpublished collaborative novel by Michael Roth and Jerry Schroeder.  

Friday, November 02, 2012

Part 23 - Stewart Home Nude (Map Without Directions)

I contributed this piece to Stewart's blog, appropriately titled "Part 23." Check out  for more of Stewart Home Nude! You can get in on the action as well! Just type "Stewart Home nude" into a search engine, take a screen shot and pass it along. Easy peasy.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

…and all I got was this T-shirt

I recently won a contest put on by the Sneaky Dragon podcast. Hooray! The hosts, Ian and Dave, challenged their listeners to give them a single topic which they had to stick to for a whole show. And it's a challenge they will never give again.

I suggested the topic of the "clip show" which ended up being chosen for the show.  As it turned out, this episode was dubbed their "most boring show ever." And that was by one of the hosts!

Failure remains an integral part of my art (and life), and I'm proud that I was part of this horror show in some way.

Head over to iTunes or to to check it out. Sneaky Dragon is hosted by Ian Boothby and David Dedrick. It's a stream of consciousness comic romp through pop culture, comics, literature, TV, movies and tender memories of youth.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Weyward Sisters

Weyward Sisters. 2011, acrylic on acid-free card, 4"x6". Part of the Postcard series.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

M U too!

Stewart Home comes in spurts!

Another interview about Memphis Underground? We all know MU is a fictional book which is itself a work of fiction. Or work of autobiography. (Same difference.) Anyway, I read somewhere on Teh Interweb that this interview is actually a mashup of Hello magazine and The New York Times Book Review with some philosophical bits from AVN thrown in. I don’t believe everything I read, as I only read things I believe. 

Response to Love Comes in Spurts by Mr. Trippy. Post on March 14, 2012.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Cyber Me

That was not “Amy Hastings!” That was me! You see, I’ve been fishing (phishing?) around these old erotic photos of some seniors, a ventriloquist doll and myself for quite a while. No luck, until I realized that the punters weren’t interested in me, at least as an initial point of contact, so I came up with this “Amy” persona and Bob’s your uncle. You were the first to respond to my email and I got so flustered, I just couldn’t type straight.

To answer your questions: 1) No. The photos do not feature anyone under the age of 21 (including the doll). However, there are several over 65. 2) No, the photos do not contain anything illegal.  Ill-advised, perhaps even ill-prepared, maybe.

I apologize for the confusion.

Comment response to Cyber Sex with a Bot Girl by Mr. Trippy. Post march 8, 2012.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Orpah Book Club summer selection

It’s been a few years but Orpah is back with another selection for the ever popular Orpah’s Book Club. Orpah knows everyone will be relieved to have some intellectual direction in their lives again. The new selection is Parasite Vol. 1 Parasite Lost by D.M. Mitchell.

“This is a very interesting biography from Mr. Mitchell. As someone who is active in all media, I am very well acquainted with the blending of fictional narratives (from TV, movies, etc.) with my every day reality. I am not a proponent of consensual reality. I don’t give consent for people to come into my reality; that’s a privilege they need to pay for.” – Orpah

More at the Orpah Book Club

Friday, June 22, 2012

This one is a 2-fer

This interview is too long! Very un-Web 2.0. Our attention spans cannot last beyond a few quick lines at best. That said, I appreciate the mentions of Clarence Cooper and Ann Quin (two underrated/forgotten writers) as well as Kung Fu vs. Yoga. Anyway, I thought somebody else wrote Memphis Underground.

Also, my top Cronenberg movies would probably be:
Dead Ringers

Comment response to Stewart Home Gives You Better Orgasms! An Interview With Playground and A Dangerous Method. Posted Feb 25 and Feb 23 2012, respectively.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

But I did read it

Summaries are what blogging is all about! The replacement of content with something empty that resembles content. Toot toot! Number one is a good place to start and certainly true; I see things after a good cuppa. However, my personal favorite is number 8 as I've been uncreative for years!

Comment response to "You Didn’t Read It Here" by Mr. Trippy. Posted Feb 18.

Sunday, June 17, 2012


This instant blog approach is breaking the way for Web 3.0 - No content at all!

Comment response to "Instant Blogs" by Mr.Trippy. Posted Feb 5, 2012.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Never too late to comment

Due to a busy schedule, I’ve been behind reading some of my favorite blogs. As I was catching up on Stewart Home’s blog, I noticed that the comment section had been closed, so I could not leave my usual stupid, meaningless message on the board. I decided that I would write the comments here on the blog instead. Here we go.

My favorite is Jacques Rigault, although I am disappointed that he did not make the list. This is tempered with the inclusion of Arthur Craven, every hipster’s favorite “suicide.”  Also, I am glad to see that Ann Quin made the list. You do not see many women making it onto top ten lists and her inclusion is truly admirable.  

(comment on Mr. Trippy's post 10 Greatest Anti-Art Suicides (Before Mike Kelly), from Feb 2, 2012.

Friday, January 06, 2012

Introduction for Parasite

Parasite by DM Mitchell
(2011: Paraphilia Books, 9781453819302)

Parasite began as a series of increasingly wonderful and bizarre blog postings on MySpace several years ago. Later, the project evolved into book form. So, what is the story about? Well, it begins with a simple visit to the doctor’s office. From there, the book details either a dream, or a descent into madness, or a regular day (week? year?) in the life of an average bloke. You decide. After the book came together, David asked me to write the introduction. I was honored to do so, although I had reservations. I thought that there were others who were much better qualified than I was for this project. Dave thought otherwise, and the rest is history. Thanks Dave!

For ordering information, check out the Paraphilia Books website -


My Demon Brother and I have a little game. The goal is to see who can be the first to induce a psychotic break in the other. The first foray in this game was a performance of Abremelin’s ceremonial invocations over a 19-day period in a room lined with mirrors. In the end, there was no clear winner. So we continued, pushing ourselves further. And while this game has given our lives meaning, it’s not all shits and giggles. I have come close to having my identity dissolve into the black fog. Also, now when I look into any mirror, I see a large black beetle staring back. As a former hooligan, I am used to street violence and intimidation. I’m not easily shaken. But there were times my Demon Brother pushed me to the brink. Fortunately, each time I was able to claw my way back to the comfort of consensual reality.

You can check out the full intro at the Index.