This was 13 years, 3 days ago

thingies to see.

Dec 27: EXP Performance?

Dec 27:Crying Nut, Moonshiners, Rux, Copy Machine @ Sangsangmadang, 7pm, 35000 won.

Dec 27:Linus Blanket, Starry Eyed @ Club BBang. 7pm, 15000won.

Linus' Blanket, way too mellow and cutesy at times. Used to be part of my regular soundtrack junior year of high school. Oh man oh man.

Dec 28:Sugar Donut, No Brain @ Sangsangmadang. 7pm, 25000won.

I probably won't go to the last few shows I just listed. But Sugar Donut was another main band I listened to a lot, another staple on my duct-taped rubber-banded CD player. They're a bit powerpoppy, but -- what can I say? They still sound nice.

Dec 27-28: Participating artists' talks/11 artists and their motives. 4pm and 2pm respectively.

Dec 28: Bulgasari performance. "experimental noise"/. Sounds interesting, as publicly underground as possible, maybe. I should go.


Dec 11 ~ Dec 29: aliceon: adieu media 2008

Dec 17 ~ Dec 31: New Generation Art Fair @ Sangsangmadang 상상마당 gallery

Nov 7 ~ Dec 31: TRANSMISSIONS BY AVPD @ ssamziespace

Dec 20 ~ Jan 2: kim yun-tae exhibition?

Dec 5 ~ Feb 1: Label Market @ Sangsangmadang


Go to 퍼플레코드, get cds by 비둘기 우유 and Daydream. Korean shoegaze.


there's such a youngness and a newness here. maybe because part of it is so devoted to staying alive, to having a space, to performing. intent focused not on the process but on the goal of subsistence, activity. everything is always to some extent 'underground'. it's admirable. there's a small community.

again, a basis on exclusivity. it's small because everyone else is big. they're big because this is small. who cares? an argument for arbitrarity only discounts an underlying belief in objective ends, realities, foundational universal teleologies.

who's here? who's here to take part in this haze? if korea and seoul are utopian it's because real-world necessities are utterly absent here, for me, during these breaks. the apartment is utterly still. the refrigerator that is my brother (we share the same birth year) whirrs away.

let's: walk with headphones, wait for buses, go to cheap restaurants, stay late on the subway, go to someone's house party. afterwards walking out the sun starts setting or has already set. it's noisy outside, but in a quietly noisy way. the hubbub is quiet. the noise is quiet. quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet quiet.