John Pearce Interview on KGY

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Bethany, Madeline, Marion, and Matilda Interview, + Music by Jabi and Kim

Saturday, 29 October, 2011—Olympia

Saturday, 29 October, 2011

The Tyranny of Oil

From Democracy Now!: Antonia Juhasz interviewed by Amy Goodman:

October 07, 2008


The Tyranny of Oil: Antonia Juhasz on “The World’s Most Powerful Industry—What We Must Do to Stop It”

Along with so-called clean coal technology, both of the major presidential candidates also supporting expanded offshore oil drilling. We speak to Antonia Juhasz, author of the new book The Tyranny of Oil: The World’s Most Powerful Industry—And What We Must Do to Stop It. [includes rush transcript]



Antonia Juhasz, author of the new book The Tyranny of Oil: The World’s Most Powerful Industry—And What We Must Do to Stop It. Her previous book, The Bush Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time.

AMY GOODMAN: Along with so-called clean coal technology, both the major presidential candidates—Barack Obama, John McCain—are also supporting expanded offshore oil drilling. Last month, the Democratic-led Congress let expire a twenty-six-year-old ban on offshore oil drilling.

Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin is now pushing to also allow for drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Palin’s campaign slogan has become “Drill, baby, drill.”

Biblical Capitalism Military MIght American Empire

I just wanted to post a link back in my personal blog to a previous story I published about Jeff Sharlet's book, "The Family." Here's the link: The Family: Elite Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power

Oly Artist Interview: Matthew

enpen: Which technique/trick do you find yourself using the most in your art (e.g. horizon line, cross-hatch, etc.)?

Matthew: If I were to tell you the most useful trick in my arsenal, it would no longer by a trick. Therefore destroying the entire experience of visual art for the viewer...

As an artist, what about red is important to your work?

As a viewer, what about red is important to you?

Had you all the time and resources in the world, what story/history would you put into visual form and how would you do it?

The only one I know.

Grasping at straws is like submarines with a couple screen doors.

If 1+1=3 then I really don't know, I was never all that good at arithmetic.

It's the water and I know how to use it.

Matthew’s work is at Metro Body Piercing (214 4th Ave E) during Artswalk weekend (April 25th & 26th).

Oly Artist Interview: Laura Sharp Wilson

enpen: Science Fiction author Brian Aldis has said that for him writing a novel requires two ideas, "the familiar" (an everyday in his life) must come first and then be affected by "the exotic" (beyond experience). Looking at your work I'm struck time and again by how familiar the forms are despite the abstract whole. Do you find yourself working more often from a starting point of the tangible or the metaphysical?

Laura Sharp Wilson: My images are tangible to me though I'm never sure of their outcome. I hope they are metaphysical to everyone else. It is my world and I hope nobody else occupies it.


Meet Your Local Panhandlers! (Part 2)

To be accurate, this person is not a panhandler, he is a street performer. Go check him out most evenings along 4th Ave!

Local street performer Richard

Name: Richard

Age: 29

Hobbies: Music and Cooking. "Soon I'll be in an apartment and I want to go to SPSCC to study music first, then cooking. I already have 6 months of community college from Seattle, so I have a head start."

Favorite Books: The Bible, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Hobbit, Grimms Fairy Tales and poetry by William Blake and Jim Morrison

Favorite Movies: Apocalypse Now, Young Guns, Maverick, Last of the Mohicans, Legend, The Princess Bride

Ursula K. Le Guin on activism from a 2003 interview

I came across this quote about activism from a 2003 interview and it made me think of you folks on Olyblog. Bonus: the author quoted, Ursula K. Le Guin, is even semilocal! Oregon-based, I think she lives somewhere in Portland. Here is what she had to say:

[Interviewer Erika Milo]: I’ve read that last December you were part of a writers’ and artists’ anti-war delegation to Oregon congressman David Wu, and in April participated in a protest against the USA Patriot Act. Were there ever any responses to those protests, beyond the initial news coverage?

[Ursula K. Le Guin]: The response to such protests, to demonstrations and vigils, is mostly invisible and usually pretty slow-moving. We learned that, all the years demonstrating for civil rights and against atomic bomb tests and against the war in Viet Nam. If you want an immediate response you throw a stone. Civil disobedience may be the only way to address an urgent wrong, but it is likely to backfire and cause dismay and disaffection among the very people you are trying to win over. Walking and standing are awfully, awfully slow. You feel like a fool standing there with your sign saying Bush Lied, and people go by in cars yelling things like "Why do you hate America?" that they learned from Rush Limbaugh. But you go on standing there. It worked before. It will work again.

Anyway, I thought she expressed my feeliongs more elegantly than I ever could. From this article in the magazine West By Northwest.

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