On this episode:
A comic song by Marty Topps; The Mysterious Death of W.B. Chapter 2; A “Dramatic reading of the internet” and songs from Thom Gill and Isla Craig.
Follow up notes from The Fun Palace on episode one
The theme song was arranged and is being performed by Scott Maynard with the Fun Palace Players.
Being a book of Poetry does not mean that something is not a critique of capitalism. In fact all books of poetry might be seen as a critique of capitalism.
We don’t have a “Grand Council.” The Fun Palace is simply the Fun Palace and anyone could be a Fun Palace.
– 00:03:49: A Comic Song from Marty Topps.
“Boyfriend” was recorded at the Monarch Tavern.
– 00:07:19 The surreal serial, The Mysterious Death of WB – Chapter 2
Walter Bendix Schönflies Benjamin - on Wikipedia (SPOILER ALERTS)
No one named Gabriel Novus seems to have existed, so I’ve concluded he is fictional.
George Bataille - on wikipedia
Bibliothèque nationale de France - on wikipedia
The Institute for Social Research - on wikipedia
Frankfurt School - on wikipedia
The Fun Palace Players are Jacob Zimmer with Becky Johnson, Christopher Stanton, and Susanna Fournier. The music director and voice of Walter Benjamin is Jonathan Adjemian, and sound design and live mix by Richard Feren.The Mysterious Death Of WB was written by Jacob Zimmer and directed by Chris Earle.
– 00:16:16: A song. Thom Gill performing “Is My Living In Vain”
"Arguing that the public has a right to understand internet infrastructure, artist Ingrid Burrington visits “the cloud”—the data centers of northern Virginia through which two-thirds of internet traffic currently circulates."
“The Cloud Is Not the Territory” by Ingrid Burrington
Ingrid Burrington on twitter @lifewinning
– 00:32:15: Isla Craig “There Is A Hole”, performed at Double Double Land in Toronto’s Kensington Market.
Isla Craig - on bandcamp