Soon I became a hunter/killer of poultry, able to catch, kill, pluck, cut and dress the chicken in the darkest of night. Although it took me a bit longer to perfect the cooking spices.
-- Kabuki: Circle of Blood #6
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Home Message Boards WFC: November 16-20, 2000

Re: Bhuto
FRI, 11/17/00, 2:15 p.m. - In Response To: Bhuto (Robin Slater)

Hi Im a makeup artist in LA and I need info asap re Bhuto
I think thats how ists spelled its supposed to be a form of kabuki
can any one help?
Hi,

It's spelled Butoh. It's considered a more avant-garde or modern performance-art type of dance.

One of the more renowned Butoh dance groups is San Kai Juku.

You can probbly find them on the web. They usually perform with shaved heads, nearly nude (save for a small cloth wrapped around their loins), and in full body white makeup (sometimes with a red mark around an ear).

Often they start the performance by lowering themselves from the cieling on ropes upside down.


Re: david's other talents...
FRI, 11/17/00, 3:24 p.m. - In Response To: david's other talents... (randy stone)
i forget what issue (i haven't read it since i bought it, kabuki is so time consuming), but it was in the painted image run where the topic of different kinds of geniuses is brought up. there were things like math, art, dance, music, etc. i was just wondering (since we know that he can obviously write and draw) if david excels in any of these other fields (i think there were 9 of them).

so david, how're your math marks, or dancing skills,etc?

Hi Randy,

The list you mentioned was the NINE INTELLIGENCES that have been attributed to homosapiens. It was in Kabuki #7.

I do have interests and practices in the topics that I mentioned in that book, but like writing and art, these others are probably more passions and enjoyments, rather than talents.

I'll list'em here and mention something that I enjoy doing in each realm. Everyone else can list thier own as well if you like.

The list is:

1) Linguistic: A mastery and love of language and words with a desire to explore them.

Obviously I enjoy working with words. Written and spoken. In high school I've won some awards for speech competitions and for work in other languages. And I guess some plays/acting i've done overlaps into this categoy.

2) Logical-mathematical: Confronting & assessing objects & abstractions & discerning relations & underlying principles.

I enjoy theoretical math more than one plus two. Anh is a natural at the latter. I can still negotiate a contract with a graduating scale, but I'm more into the logical, abstractions and underlying principles that I can apply to my art. I wrote a big math paper in college that documents the logical-mathematical principles involved in production schedule of a comic book from start to finish. I found this in my basement the other day and it cracked me up. I should print it in reflections or something. I found it with a lot of OLD drawings and school papers and wondered if it would be funny to include that kind of stuff in a Reflections.

3) Musical- A competence not only in composing & performing pieces with pitch,rhythm & timbre but also in listening and discerning. May be rElated to other intelligences such as linguistic, spatial, or bodily-kinisthetic.

My father is an amazingly accomplished and versatile musician. I don't think that the noise I make on instruments qualifies as music but I'm interested in it anyway. I intend to approach it more seriously in the future the same way I do art. In that I may not be very gifted at riffing it, but by focusing and layering and composing, I can collage it together in a way that communicates.

My friend Andy is good at straight guitar and so is Ron from this board. He was very impressive with Andy's guitar. He writes and sings his own songs.

But I can dance like a man possessed.

4) Spatial: An ability to percieve the visual world accurately, transform & modify perceptions, & recreate visual experiences even without phisical stimulai.

I definitely do a lot of this nonsense everyday. From drawing to playing chess.

5) Bodily-Kinesthetic: Controlling and orchestrating body motions & handling objects skillfully.

This one is probably my favorite. Martial arts, acting, dancing, sports, physical comedy, and all around goofing off and playing around would be covered in this category. The most fun category for me. I've been doing rock-climbing and pilates yoga lately (with my friends Ean and Andy) which also qualifies.

6&7) Personal intelligences: Accurately determining moods, feelings, &other mental states in oneself (INTRA-PERSONAL) and in others (INTER-PERSONAL) and using the information as a guid for bhavior.

Boy, do i have to do a lot of this so I don't come off like a freak to people I haven't met before.

[8)] Naturalist: Recognizing and categorizing natural objects.

I won a science fair award for a long term study I did on the GENETICS of MiCE. I used to have hundreds of rats and mice that I bred and documented for many generations. My brother and I had a basement filled with aquariums and homemade cages. We used to sell them and fill customized orders. We could breed you any kind of mouse or rat that you wanted. Red eyes, black eyes, fluffy or sleek coat, white, black, any shade of grey,brown, or tan and any combination of spots or stripes, crooked tale, straight tale. Huge ears, small ears, big, small. We started with just two mice and bred thousands, documenting every life cycle, dates of birth, death, mating, amount of litter, temperment, birth cycle, etc. We had charts and graphs, notebooks, and when one died we sealed each in thier own little plastic container that had all thier info, names, dates,geneology, etc. for future reference. O.K. Now you know that I'm insane.

9) Existential: Capturing and pondering the fundamental question of existence.

You already know some of my considerations of this from the Kabuki issues. Anyway, I think I have said to much already.

Your ticking-time-bomb,

David


Re: My KABUKI Soundtrack
SAT, 11/18/00, 10:03 p.m. - In Response To: Re: My KABUKI Soundtrack (Mark)
There was a Nine Inch nails song used somewhere in Kabuki too, I think it was 'Closer'.

Mark

Hi Mark,

No, Xman/Moby got it right. It was "Ruiner" also by NIN.

Have any of you heard the new POE CD? I love POE and the new CD has a great song called "CONTROL" which always reminds me of KABUKI.

Her new CD HAUNTED is sort of a companion cd to her brother's (Mark Daneilewski) firtst novel "House of Leaves".

I really enjoyed this book. It sort of uses a lot of the storytelling devices that I use in Kabuki. I'd even say that this book does as a novel, what Kabuki does in the comic book medium. It really pushes the limits of the form/function storytelling in its own medium. And it is a very personal autobiographical story disguised as something else.
Very metaphorical like Kabuki.


Re: Andy Lee redeux
MON, 11/20/00, 8:56 p.m. - In Response To: Andy Lee redeux (Steven Gettis)

Hi Steven,

That is fantastic! I'm glad you asked Andy, I really love his. Also very cool that youput a link on this board so readers here can see your collection.

I haven't forgot that I promised you one of these. Andy's has inspired me. Thanks for your patience.

David

Thought this may of interest to a few of you... I have a modest art collection of different artists interpeting their favourite literary character or author.
The wonderfully talented Andy Lee's arrived in the mail this morning to my absolute delight. The site with his renditon of Nietzsche (as well as pieces by other folk) is at: http://members.nbci.com/_XMCM/sgettis/home.html
Hope you enjoy it!
Take care,
Steven Gettis



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