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Anti-RR email: Real rant or hilarious hoax?
on 5/16/2007 @ 10:41am
|This all-caps rant went out on the Tacoma Art listserv yesterday:
BOYCOTT MR. ANDERSON'S OBSCENE DRAWINGS
Wow, yea. No hits anywhere via Google for a Doreen Deeble nor for any org called the Collation for Urban Decency. Perhaps the "Coalition" would match on something. With that spelling error, lack of Google matches and the phone number resolving to an impersonal fax/vm system, my call is hoax.
Any other thoughts?
by AP on 5/16/2007 @ 11:59am
|Concur. D.Deeble appears to be a ghost.|
by NineInchNachos on 5/16/2007 @ 1:00pm
by AP on 5/16/2007 @ 2:57pm
|Perhaps the wink of a ruthless self-promoter....|
by Piffka on 5/21/2007 @ 11:35am
|Uh-huh... performance art in a nutshell.|
by NineInchNachos on 6/20/2007 @ 12:54pm
|from the douglas rushkoff blog:
"a media virus is a unit of media communication that gets attention by either breaking a rule of media, or standing out as a unique media combination. (The Rodney King tape got attention less because a guy was getting beaten by cops, than for the very fact that this scene was captured on videotape. The initial story was the camcorder.) A media virus uses this opportunity to release its code. (In the Rodney King tape, it was the racially charged event of a black guy getting beaten by white cops.) If the code successfully nests itself in the confused code of the audience, it will replicate rapidly until an honest conversation is provoked in the greater culture."
by Erik on 5/18/2008 @ 10:06pm
|I am sure it has no connection to Debbie Debble, but I just received the below from Robert Deeble:
From: Robert Deeble Interactive
Date: Fri, May 16, 2008 at 9:16 AM
Subject: UNSUBSCRIBE Re: [TacomaArt] Friday Frost Park Chalk Challenge NO. 6
so SICK OF THESE LIES!
Riddle me this: How come, if a bunch of teens hang out in a park and mark up public property with sharpies and paint, they're "hoodlums vandalizing public property" but if a bunch of hipsters and bloggers do the same thing with chalk its "community involvement and art?"
Quit blocking my sidewalk and scribbling on public property. At least the sidewalk 'art' washes off. I see Kagey continues his blatant disregard for others by insisting on scribbling on vertical surfaces that have to be cleaned, at public (or BIA) expense. Slightly better than pasting stuff on public utility boxes and other public property, but not much.
Your right to 'create' does not give you the right to use public space and I seriously doubt the city has created any 'international chalk district'
bob deeble jr., interactive expressions (owner)
by Mandiferous on 5/19/2008 @ 8:04am
|Aah, Ms. Deeble. Hadn't heard from her in a while. I was really hoping her daughter was feeling better.|
by scout on 5/19/2008 @ 11:09am
|truth can be soooooooo much stranger (more entertaining) than fiction!|
by Dave L. on 5/19/2008 @ 1:06pm
|Yeah, it's been a while since we've heard from Deeble, (on 133 and such). I do know a few artists on the listserv who are really annoyed at Deeble, even though they recognized her from the start, if you know what I mean. I even know one who will not participate in a certain event because they know she's involved. I dunno - I don't receive the listserv and have no stake, so I'm just sayin' (as they say). But I've heard a few people taking issue with different people/entities flooding the listserv for other than its intended purpose. But hey, the Mineral's cool! Just saw Di Nino's martyr pieces there. Totally no offense intended intended by this post, I hope you know. (Don't break my chalk!)|
by Erik on 5/19/2008 @ 1:22pm
|I do know a few artists on the listserv who are really annoyed at Deeble, even though they recognized her from the start, if you know what I mean.|
I understand your feelings Dave L. However, tolerance should be a high priority if Tacoma is ever going to attract and retain the "creative class."
Florida outlined the three key elements of attracting a "Creative Class" of workers for cities and regions--technology, talent and tolerance--themes drawn from his book, "The Rise of the Creative Class."
Although strident, the Deebles certainly must have some redeeming values. Plus, they seem to like the city and participated in the Exit 133 video at a local business in downtown Tacoma, and thus have embraced the "go local" ethos to some extent:
by Dave L. on 5/19/2008 @ 1:31pm
|Dang, editing time ran out (although I deeply appreciate the editing feature and seem to use every minute of it). Well, I almost didnâ€™t post because they werenâ€™t my feelings I were expressing exactly â€“ Iâ€™m out of that loop, personally. Your reply appreciated though. Needless to say, I've enjoyed Ms Deebles' efforts, Haha - I just rechecked the definition of "strident." :-)|
by NineInchNachos on 5/19/2008 @ 1:50pm
|If all this really is just somebody's sick joke, I am just as much a victim.
Not only did this 'deeple' hoax end up destroying my professional relationship with the Mineral, the Dinino(s) AND all my contacts at THE [TACOMA] NEWS TRIBUNE... these hoaxers also put undue strain on my marriage & personal life.
Make art not trouble i say!
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