The Real America

Justin Colt Beckman and Grant Barnhart and the Art of Kansas, Ohio, Florida, Kentucky, Los Angeles, Shoreline, and the Kittitas Valley

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By The Democrats

ATTENTION REPUBLICANS:

RE: SARAH PALIN

Obviously there has been a HUGE mistake…..

Palin’s Dribble, Weasel Wording, Mush-Mush, Asssss-Backwards speak Cleary demonstrates who carries the Down Syndrome trait in her family, because of this we (the democrats) will allow you to send her back to Wacky-silla without prejudice and select another candidate.

For this consideration the Republicans agree to sell Alaska to Russia (with Palin) and never mention the State of Alaska or her again.

P.S. Why does Palin repeat herself in the same sentence and add extra words that don’t belong!! Reading a Quote from her makes me feel like I am in the advanced stages of dyslexia. Does Anyone else have a problem with this? Is there anyone out there from the North Slope who speaks Wacky-silla?

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Jen,
Re: the reference to Ed Kienholz. He built a full-size, full-service honky-tonk bar inside of his studio in Hope, Idaho. If you played pool with Ed (and lost, as you were supposed to), you'd autograph a dollar bill which he slid under the glass-covered bar. At least that's what I remember....
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oh no!!!! please, referencing pipoltti rist with that cheesy "freshman in college" art installation? rist actually sang the words to kevin coyne's song, remember?

she is vampy but that song is so asexual and lesbian oriented its a terrific, tear-ific sad ass weepy tune.

blue collar bars do not have stages, or curtains with them for that matter. when ws the last time you were in one? peanuts on the floor, how about a hot nuts vending machine instead? pickeled eggs?

is this "three named artist" a hottie to you? sure seems like it to me, because there is absolutely no substance whatsoever in this vanity. you gave a whole page to it! geez.
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ulkoniemi,

Pipilotti DID NOT actually sing Kevin Coyne's song, "Edna and Jacky." She mimed it. Perhaps you're thinking of "I'm Not the Girl Who Misses Much." She sang that one (sorta).

But, that's OK. They'll teach you that in your Junior year. They'll also teach you how to spell her name. If anything, you should have given him a hard time on being inspired by Wynne Greenwood ... she not only sings her own songs, she writes them too.

You're damn right, though. There should have been pickled eggs! I have a feeling, though, that this bar was supposed to be a spoof of a spoof. The Capitol Hill version of the real thing would have pickled eggs, the spoof of the spoof has curtains and peanut shells.
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As the anonymous middle aged stranger mentioned in the article, I only wish Ms Graves had introduced herself and I would have gladly introduced myself and invited her around the corner to my space - we have been self supporting for almost 3 years now and available every First Thursday and Saturdays for introductions, conversations and free expression. Whether you enjoy what we have been doing over the years or not, we have maintained a commitment to use our studio as a space for creative expermentation and expression. Sometimes raw, sometimes poignant, sometimes whimsical and often meaningful, we have attempted to be engaging and thougthful as we share our lives with the Seattle art going patrons. Please consider this an open invitation for a personal introduction Jen.

Also, growing up as an authentic Ellensburg local, scooping poop in the rodeo parades, playing music in the country western bars and riding my bicycle over much of the valley, I must correct Ms Graves - it is the Kittitas Valley - Yakima is in the Yakima Valley.

Stephen Rock
Rock|DeMent visual art space
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ummm, kevin....
you are dead, remember? several years now,
and dude you were great...and i could be mistaken, but a croaky voice syncing so perfectly to the filmed projections on top of the actual singing person, gee i don't know how possible that is? particularly a womans.
well, now that pipolitti is in the 'news' maybe more can be aware of her and see some great stuff. check out her site, you 5 intrepid folks that worry about this small fry stuff.
she closes her site blessing the viewers as to "may you have heaven on earth.
now lets get back to edward and nancy k, these folks work with composition, and to have this poor not-even-close-to-facsimile associated with them, is also really another shallow jump up into the lap of appropriation. there is no sense of composition to this room as a piece of art, as a cohesive~but i have a feeling that this justin workingclass wanabee hoedown III, is a hottie, because regina likes this show too! ha ha

us silly art people, we are soooo ridiculous. i applaud anybody giving a beer away on first thursday, but ed? no. pipolitto, no. composition and proportion, no.
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well kevin,
winnie greenbacks and pitzolotti roasti would make a good duo!? right, anyway, i am sorry to appropriate your vox to pexolotti, that wasn't fair.
you know, now in a penny carnival way, i can see it as a joke on linda's and hey, you know what kevin? i am just finding out that i can get a big grant to redesign the lindas logo, so that the buck has its tail in place instead of that cancerous looking growth blob thats there, from when they copied the matchbook on the copier, and didn't bother cleaning up the design before it went to the printers, oh my! we are soooo naive and cool and stuff, thats us!

i do like lindas though baby. cancerous tail and all.
i am on my way!
u-baby