Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Conflux festival 2007

Matt, I have an idea which I will propose to Conflux (sept 13 -16, thurs-sun) as soon as it goes live for contributions...here it is basically:
We each draw up a xerox flyer with info on the other person, a photo, other stats, anything relevant. Then we make a bunch of copies. We walk around williamsburg and post the flyers everywhere. My flyers are looking for you and have my cell phone # on them and vice versa. Participants will call the cell phone number and tell one person where the other one is. The round ends when one of us finds the other. Whoever gets the most calls wins the game, or whoever finds the other person most wins.
we can adjust the difficulty as we see fit...more info, or we have people try to find us...for example, my flyers are looking for you and based on how many people say they found you then we determine a winner...or like you said live updating...maybe we email a pic from our phones to this blog every 5 minutes or something.

Sunday, March 25, 2007


Here's a map of the SUNY Fredonia campus, which I downloaded since we're speaking there as visiting artists this summer. It was a lot of fun to try to identify the various buildings that I remember from '92 -- like the dorms and classes and those woods where Josh had that fort.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Harvey Decree

From Patrick,

Greetings Fellow Citizen Harvey Loves Harvey

Ye decree thus offer'd is most graciously appreciated.

It having been humbly reciev'd, whereby it will be transcrib'd by my
trusty quill pen to better its legibility and record'd on my scroll of
Democratic Decrees. Ye scroll once fill'd will be recit'd aloud to ye
publick on ye first day of the month of April in the year Two Thousand
and Seven at Ye Bronks Musevm of the Arts.

Yours sincerely,

Ye Right Honorable Bronks Town Crier
Constable, State of New York


Democratic Decrees
performed at 3pm and 5pm
Sunday April 1, 2007

BxMA/The Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse at 165th St.
Bronx, NY 10456-3999

Subway: D or B to the 167 St./Grand Concourse station. Exit at rear
of station, walk south along Grand Concourse two blocks.

MORE INFO: bronxtowncrier@gmail.com

(c) 2007 Patrick Grenier

Matt, I'll have to go out there and try to tape it...

Harvey Decree

What do you think of this:

Democratic Decree

Hear Ye, hear ye,

Harvey Loves Harvey decrees that _________(plural noun) shall make no law _________(verb ending in 'ing') an establishment of religion, or ________(verb ending in 'ing') the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of __________(noun), or of the _________(noun); or the right of the people __________(adverb) to ___________(verb), and to ____________(verb) the government for a ___________(noun).

On this the 20th day of the month of March in the year two thousand and seven.
This is the law of the land and shall be strictly obeyed by the citizenry and upheld by decree enforcement officials.

Matthew Nash & Jason Dean
Harvey Loves Harvey

Approve it and I'll forward it to patrick's project...

Friday, March 16, 2007

Stephen W. Sears

Here are those books we were talking about, some good info, maps and back story for Civil Warcraft and other projects.

To The Gates Of Richmond: The 1862 Peninsula Campaign
Landscape Turned Red: The Battle of Antietam

FBI Warning - revisited

It drives me crazy whenever I see that warning at the beginning of dvd's where they barrage you with some techno music, and it shows kids terrorizing the movie studios with their illegal downloading. I'm not going to get into my feelings about that other than to say, they are making money hand over fist and there is no end to the demand for entertainment in half a dozen media's, we're buying movies twice, on different formats and seeing them in the theater.
Good luck to you. It's the epitome of arrogance to point the finger at people who have legitimately purchased or rented a film.

BUT my point is in the old 'FBI warning' piece we taped the warning over and over until it had completely degraded. So I think we should rip that 'don't download' warning video at the beginning of dvd's and post it on the harvey ftp and make a link for downloading.
Maybe this could be combined with patrick's decree and we say on this day...blah blah...everyone should download the 'don't download' warning video. That ought to get some laughs. I'll post it at harvey and send him the decree.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Civil Warcraft is now live!

"Civil Warcraft" is now up and available. Click the logo to start experiencing games and history in a new way, and to help us rewrite the past virtually.

Friday, March 9, 2007


So here's the idea:

It's kinda like that blog theater project Danielle told me about. But the difference is that you and I blog in the voice of the north and South in the Civil War (as an extension of our Civil Warcraft project)

So, one of us is the North and the other is the South and we blog, in sequence, from '60 - '65 (or even later, thru Reconstruction) about our side's perspective. We could even link outside to online posts of articles about battles, etc.


LittleMac61: So last week I see on my Sidekick that RELee is moving up my way, and he's been all up in my buddy JohnP's biz, so I make my move across the way to give him a talk.

RELee: LM, I know you think you all that, but I can wait here all day and I know you just a pussy ass motha fuckah.

LittleMac61: This shit is serious, RE. I'll back yo ass up and fuck you up, bitch.

RELee: You and what army?

FJHooker: Yo RE, I got my boy LMs back on this. You want to step, I'll swoop down on yo ass and crush you like a grape.

RELee: LMAO :>

... and so forth.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Harvey Decree

Patrick, from rotunda, is participating in the Bronx museum program and for part of his project he's asking participants to complete this decree, which will be read during the opening over a PA system of some kind, he said we can abuse our power or use it for good:

Democratic Decree

Hear Ye, hear ye,

Harvey Loves Harvey
now decrees that:

on this the day of the month of in the year two thousand and seven.
This is the law of the land and shall be strickly obeyed by the citizenry and upheld by decree enforcement officials.

Let me know if you have any ideas...

Short Attention Sp...

On the nature of a short attention span, and why this is a good thing for Harvey.
You said the other day that we need to focus and tend to go off in a thousand directions, I would argue this is the reason for our success.
And it's not our fault.
Last year 588 million albums were sold according to soundscan, for the sake of arguement lets say 100,000 of these are original albums, between new bands, new material etc. That’s 6 million minutes of different music. Given that there are 525,600 minutes in a year ...you’re already way behind. Taken another way, minus sleeping and eating, you could only listen to a little over 4000 albums a year in a 12 hour day.
It’s numbers like these that remind me I have to aggresively edit everything.
It’s already too late, and if I want to watch something? forget it, there’s no room for the visual medium, I’m already losing ground listening to music. There is no time to lose, if something sucks, it has to go immediately.
Maybe this can be related to ‘blink’, this jump to conclusions, and instinct should be trusted more than ever in this exponentially expanding content world.
I guess we are having more and more time to consume this content? Maybe not. The increasing hours put into work are now balanced out by the ability to waste time online.
Now having said all this it’s just as valuable to subject this judgement process to the random sampling, so as to not be subjected only to trusted critical outlets.
I remember when I lived in bushwick I made a conscious choice to just have a constant connection to the outside world in the form of ‘The wall of tv’s’ tuned to different channels. (I was also the super and didn’t pay for electricity.) There were a few years in college where I didn’t have a TV or the money for movies, but I listened to a lot of music. I think maybe I was trying to make up for this time period. But also I wanted to give in to this barrage, maybe to condition myslef to the constant noise in order to be able to constantly be filtering through it. I could never be caught off guard.

Now there’s no direct link to any of our work now to that constant barrage of information except that I am all over the place sometimes and I think this blog can be a place for these trains of thought, that don’t go anywhere, that don’t manifest themselves directly as anything, but maybe can shed a little light in ways we might not even realize now.

Saturday, March 3, 2007

WFMU cover contest

Here is the show Mp3 played on WFMU feb 21st.
You can listen to the whole stream here...I wish he mentioned Harvey Loves Harvey, but it's pretty funny it got played.