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Roll Call: Bay Area Arts and Culture
Tracks from two film scores by BRUCE LANGHORNE (brucelanghorne.com), American folk musician, active in the Greenwich Village folk scene in the 1960s, primarily as a session guitarist for folk albums and performances. (Idaho Transfer and The Hired Hand, directed by Peter Fonda early 1970s)
[ IDAHO TRANSFER ]
Return to the Project Building
Skate On Outta’ Here
Everybody I Guess
Get Yourself Out The Desert
How Long Will You Last?
It Won’t Be The End Of The World
They Were All In Plastic Bags
A Shiny New End
And Say Goodbye
Through The Frozen Lava Fields
We’ll Use Each Other, Won’t We
The River At Sun-Up
[ The Hired Hand ]
Home For Arch
Tell Yourself Too
Morrissey : Redondo Beach
Dj Margaret is joined in conversation with artists and writers, WILLIAM E. JONES from Los Angeles, and JOHNNY RAY HUSTON on their current projects, and the world of film.
“Tonight I was in the kingdom of shadows. If you only knew how strange it is to be there.” —Maxim Gorky, 1896 among the audience of the first silent film showing.
JOHNNY RAY HUSTON is a writer and artist based in San Francisco, where he has shown his collage works in the group exhibition North American Wildlife, [2nd floor projects] San Francisco (2010). For 14 years, he was Arts and Entertainment Editor at the San Francisco Bay Guardian, and he’s contributed to publications such as Cinema Scope, SPIN, and Interview. A cofounder of the influential pop culture zine Teenage Gang Debs and the music zine You Can’t Hide Your Love Forever, he has contributed to 2nd floor projects edition: Zen With a Lisp (2008), Darin Klein & Friend’s Box of Books, Vol. II (2009), Dirty Looks NYC edition for George & Mike Kuchar (2011), Angry Dog Midget Editions series of poetry chapbooks, and self-published A Diva’s Lapdog (2010), an illustrated biography of Maria Callas by her pet poodle, Toy. In 2011, he sang and acted in, and contributed music to Skye Thorstenson’s movie Tourist Trap, winner of the Golden Gate Award at the 2011 San Francisco International Film Festival. Currently, he and fellow DJ Nathan Berlinguette pilot The Silver Machine, every Wednesday evening on KUSF in Exile, SF Community Radio.
WILLIAM E. JONES is an artist and filmmaker who grew up in Ohio and lives and works in Los Angeles. He has made two feature length experimental films, Massillon (1991) and Finished (1997); several short videos, including The Fall of Communism as Seen in Gay Pornography (1998); the documentary Is It Really So Strange? (2004); and many installations. His work has been shown at the Cinémathèque Française and Musée du Louvre, Paris; International Film Festival Rotterdam; Sundance Film Festival; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and Museum of Modern Art, New York. His films and videos have been the subject of retrospectives at Tate Modern, London, in 2005; at Anthology Film Archives, New York, in 2010; at the Austrian Film Museum, Vienna, and at the Oberhausen Film Festival in 2011. He was included in the 1993 and 2008 Biennial Exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. His work was on view in the Nordic Pavilion at the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009, and in the exhibition “Untitled (Death by Gun)” at the 12th Istanbul Biennial in 2011. Jones has published the following books: Is It Really So Strange? (2006), Tearoom (2008), Selections from The Anatomy of Melancholy by Robert Burton (2008), Heliogabalus (2009), Killed: Rejected Images of the Farm Security Administration (2010), Roehr/Warhol/Rocco/Lynde (2011) and Halsted Plays Himself (2011). The blog Amber Waves of Brain is a collection of his writings. He is represented by David Kordansky Gallery in Los Angeles, Galleria Raffaella Cortese in Milan, and The Modern Insitute in Glasgow. He is currently writer-in-residence at Headlands Center for the Arts.
For more information on William E. Jones and Johnny Ray Huston:
Johnny Ray Huston’s Bay Area art and music culture articles are available online in the archives of SFBG, among other sources.
2nd floor projects edition, Zen With a Lisp: bombsite.com/issues/1000/articles/5675
Tune in to Silver Machine Radio with Nathan and Johnny weekly on KUSF IN EXILE /SF Community Radio.
William E. Jones: Eyelines, 2011, (detail) sequence of digital files, color, silent, 1 hour, 52 minutes, looped; Punctured, 2011, sequence of digital files, black and white, silent, 4 minute and 56 seconds, looped. Courtesy of the artist and David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles.
Johnny Ray Huston: From the box-opera series, Callas After Dark, 2010, (Installation view). Collage, 12 x 12 x 1/3 inches. Courtesy of the artist.
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