Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Sunday, March 30, 2008

"She likes bright shin objects. You like to save money. You'll both love Palladium."

The event last night was really wonderful. Thank you if you went. If you didn't, I will try not to resent you too much. It'll be hard but you had better have a real good excuse.

Here are some pictures of our day yesterday leading up to the performance. Those pictures will come later. I think.

Rehearsing. Or watching Erick undress. Whatever.

Still life with Shaq and Laura.

The crazy art at the crazy artist space.

No seriously. Going to Burger King is a pre-performance ritual.

And El Pollo Loco, too, but at seperate times of the day.

El Erick Loco.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Official Information!

Support Women Artists Now
at Medicine Park
$3 donation
with all proceeds donated to
The Fund for Women Artists

Mixed media presentations and collaborations
of music, poetry, photographs, performance by:
Salem Collo-Justin & Erika Mikkalo
Nina Corwin & Suzanne Osman
Elisa Gabbert & Kathleen Rooney
Lisa Janssen & Jennifer Karmin
Murakami Sound Machine
Lina Ramona Vitkauskas
Hanna Andrews
Brandi Homan
Becca Klaver
Jen Watman

After the evening’s performances,
DJ Melissa Grubbs will help set the tonefor mingling and general merrymaking.
Bring your dancing shoes!

Hosted by local press SWITCHBACK BOOKS
SWAN DAY, conceived by The Fund for Women Artists,
is a new international holiday that celebrates women
artists. It will be an annual event taking place on
the last Saturday of Women’s History Month (March).
The first SWAN Day will take place on Saturday, March29, 2008.

is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping
women artists get the resources they need to do their
creative work. Its emphasis is on women in film, video
and theatre. Over the past decade it has raised over
$4 million (including a permanent endowment of
$425,000) and built a website that provides
networking, advocacy and fundraising services to
approximately 2000 visitors a day.

WITASWAN ( is an
informal alliance of women who are using their power
as consumers to increase opportunities for women
artists. It began as an initiative of the Illinois
chapter of the American Association of University

SWITCHBACK BOOKS is a feminist press publishing poetry
by women. Our definition of "women" is broad and
includes transsexual, transgender, gender queer, and
female-identified individuals. Founded in 2006 by a
group of students at Columbia College Chicago,
Switchback Books publishes two books a year, one of
which is the winner of the Gatewood Prize for a first
book of poetry by a woman aged 18 through 39.
Switchback Books welcomes young women writers who
aren't afraid to look for answers in all directions.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Friends, lovers, and otherwise

The whole crazy gang is performing a re-vamped version of our smash hit DENTENSION. You know us: a whole bunch of perfectionists. We had the technology. Science was on our side. We have created DENTENSION v.3.0VISTA. So even if you think you know DENTENSION, think again, buddy.

The event is hosted by Switchback Books, of whom you should start being big fans, if that is not true already.There will also be some awesome poetz reading. Get your BYOB on and enjoy some art for once. Jeez.

SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day
March 29 8pm
Medicine Park
2659 W. Chicago (Chicago & Washtenaw) .
$3.00 suggested donation

Monday, March 17, 2008

An Open Letter

By the way, STAR JONES, you are no longer in the group.


Monday, February 18, 2008


We have two very exciting events coming up and NEITHER of them are in a church basement! And we will be debuting a brand new piece. It is a great time to be alive.
March 4th at 9pm at North Park University's very own Java Haus for Freak Week. We will be performing with Bill Tucker's band and Rachel McHan will be displaying her wonderous artwork.

March 29th at 8pm we will be performing at the SWAN Day event at 2659 W. Chicago (Chicago & Washtenaw). There will be all sorts of other poetry collaboration fun. It's BYOB and a fundraiser for women artists. We hear that we are more fun when we are drunk. It will also make you feel all warm inside for supporting a good cause.

Much Luv

Monday, February 11, 2008

Legal Mumbo-Jumbo

In case of my death / “murder” my vote is worth SEVEN votes in the event of a Murakami Sound Machine election. Also, I want Joe G kicked out of MSM. He is the murderer!


Christine Neacole Kanownik