[NetBehaviour] NOW SPREADING...

marc marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Thu Jan 25 17:49:14 CET 2007

NOW SPREADING [ http://www.spreadhead.net ]

I. Issue XV - Hit. [ http://hit.spreadhead.net ]
Featuring: New poetry by Rosendo M Makabali ('Pfft'...), Tony Nesca ('Muted love
symphony in the big easy drizzle'...), Davis Schneiderman ('Sonnet 12'), and
Jerry Vilhotti ('Doing game'). New prose by Mike Paul-Anthony ('One Letter')
and Titus Toledo ('e').

II. unblog - the underground blog [ http://unblog.spreadhead.net ]:
our rambling registry of random rummages, recently rescued readings & restlessly
renegade ruminations on art, culture, politics, society, and the new media.

III. Wanted: New Visions+Voices...
Spread is now accepting art+literary contributions to the following sections:
-folio/issue xvi: essays, poetry, prose, who gobbled up the ghost?
-mind.cakes: explorations in code art, browser art, flash art
-art.ill.ery: art, photography, visuals
[ submit your meat: submit at spreadhead.net ]

IV. For your capitalist fix: [ http://shop.spreadhead.net ]:
for those who might want to help spread spread...

Spread XV - Hit
What a word to name this issue. "Miss" is rather apropos. This issue's lateness
(not again?!) is an inexcusable let down. Unsurprising if scores of spreadniks
have by now given up missing this vehicle and boarded instead any gravy train
coming on the information network. The contrite (lately undynamic) duo behind
Spread (Titus Toledo and Rosendo Makabali) beat their breasts in atonement and
profusely bleed here their individual pieces to coalesce and compact with the
sheddings of steadfast co-conspirators on hand---Tony Nesca, Davis
Schneiderman, Jerry Vilhotti, Mike Paul-Anthony---to vigorously hit towards new
underground guerrilla exploratory art + literature in the new medium.
Bringing up the poetry section are Makabali, Nesca, Schneiderman, and
Vilhotti.Makabali's verses creak from elemental tensions of logos, eros, and
thanatos. Schneiderman's matter-of-fact take on the Bard of Avon is a toss-up
between frivolous and marvelous, dada and gaga. Laidback blues and jazz
permeates in Nesca's poetry; the lines trippingly distil the otherwise sad or
wry quality of incidental drink, sex, smoke, music, and light. While Vilhotti's
poem lets us in on gods from mythology appreciating the doings of mortals in
fierce tug-of-fate against one another, like shuffled game pieces on history's
board--only the puzzle demands no solution, so it stays a littered slate of
war, death, ignorance, lust, disease.
Raising the sphere of fiction are Paul-Anthony and Toledo. A streamlet of
consciousness carries Paul-Anthony's prose piece. His persona's stake at
happiness derives strength from the precious mundane. Lastly, is Toledo's story
series (more like a textual montage) of arresting scenes and dialogues and
catalogues that peak at a hard-hitting film noir recast of a 2,000-year-old
tableau of divine dissent and redemptive indifference---but then the entire
thread abruptly drops, disintegrating into inexorably disgruntled groans.

Spread [ http://www.spreadhead.net ] is gesture dedicated to the free creation,
propagation, and dissemination of new underground guerrilla exploratory art and
literature in the new medium. It is an attempt--- sustained by the promise of
new technologies and summoned by the premise that art, specifically literature,
must cease not: to pick, to pry, to probe, to plough down the fences--- to
provide a free alternative clearinghouse for artists and artisans of whatever
merit. method or manner who share the same bold and boundless verve and verb
for experimentation, exploration, and innovation. Serving the underground
netizen since 21 July 2000.

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