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Sunday, September 27, 2009
A Calliope Experiment
A neat little test thing I did. I can't afford the package right now but gives me great ideas for the future. Old friends of mine will recognize most the captions as this simple presentation encapsulates much of what Calliope Nerve is.
Everyone have a great and safe weekend.
Keep the faith.
Peace, love, death metal.
-posted by Nobius 1:42 AM # Comments (0)
Friday, September 25, 2009
Mixtape: How I Feel Today Brotherman
"Launch the Polaris. It doesn't scare us... I spread disease like a dog. Discharge my payload." --Megadeth
And another mix tape to match my mood:
Built to Grind Agrophobic Nosebleed
Time Mercyful Fate
Manowar The Poor
Careless Whisper Seether
Stone the Crow Down
Safe Passage Manmade God
My Will Be Done Unearth
A Secret Place Megadeth
Rumours of War High On Fire
The Man In the Suitcase GeeZeR
Electric Worry Clutch
Loathsome Pig Destroyer
Embedded Job For A Cowboy
Use Somebody Kings of Leon
Rust In Peace/Polaris Megadeth
Fuck Your Enemy Superjoint Ritual
RV Faith No More
-posted by Nobius 10:50 AM # Comments (0)
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
The Son of Hulk Free Preview
Online comics have come along way. The story isn't bad, very reminiscent of He-Man, Warlord, or even Kamandi. However, the neat thing to check out is the word magnifier option and the artwork is top notch.
I really feel Marvel's delivery system makes the download feel "almost" like a real comic.
Is this the future of graphic media like comics? Or is it just another way to distribute a truly American story telling and artistic format?
Only time will tell.
-posted by Nobius 9:51 PM # Comments (0)
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Old Mr. Butler
Earlier today, I had a sudden longing for my childhood. A hollow empty feeling of missing a time that I loved. It doesn't happen often but this morning it did.
When I was a kid, Old Mr. Butler and his wife lived about fifteen houses down the street. They'd always give us kids lemonade or iced tea. But the thing I liked the most was exploring Mr. Butler's garage/workshop. Rows upon rows of shelves, full of nuts, bolts, and every tool imaginable. Need banana oil for your bike chain, Mr. Butler had that too.
I've never been very good with my hands but I've always had a fondness for workshops.
And the people in in them.
-posted by Nobius 1:19 PM # Comments (3)
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
[+!] now in hardcover!/Calliope Needs Reviews and Reviewers
"I looked at the Rorschach blot. I tried to pretend it looked like a spreading tree, shadows pooled beneath it, but it didn't. It looked more like a dead cat I once found, the fat, glistening grubs writhing blindly, squirming over each other, frantically tunneling away from the light. But even that is avoiding the real horror. The horror is this: In the end, it is simply a picture of empty meaningless blackness. We are alone. There is nothing else." --Alan Moore
When will we stop?
Calliope's first experimental collaborative text [+!] is now available in hardcover. The download is still free under Calliope Nerve's Try Before You Buy Mantra.
"[+!] is a post-code-poetry experiment, making de-composition into re-composition... art in it's truest sense... a bizarre, compelling, visually stunning, important work. Lysicology may not be a part of your lexicon now... but it will be." --Lucindo Anthony (Author A Disease of Poetry)
Calliope Nerve is looking for a few good men, women, or others to review our current and upcoming slate of books. Contact us at CalliopeNerve at gmail.com.
-posted by Nobius 11:00 PM # Comments (0)
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Getting Our Books Into Bookstores
I'm working on a plan to start getting some of Calliope's books into bookstores. I can't afford to purchase ISBN's right now butthat's okay, I'd like to start with small indi-stores anyway.
If you have any ideas for me...
I'm all rabbit ears.
-posted by Nobius 1:29 AM # Comments (1)
Plugs: Solender on Calliope and Paper Cuts
"Nobius Black sounds like a character from an Ian Flemming thriller. It is the very real pseudonym of an underground media scion, writer, publisher and lover of quality writes. His site: Calliope Nerve was kind enough to feature yours truly earlier this week, but I'd dig them just the same if that were not the case.
The real reason to go there this week is to inhale deep and dive headfirst into an amazing collection of poetry from Constance Stadler entitled Paper Cuts. Published by Calliope Nerve Media, this is an important and weighty grouping of lyrical and enchanting musings from a woman who writes from a deeply emotional place. Plato's Cave will leave you wondering about form, substance, love and humanity - all in thirteen lines. Dendrochronology is a moving tribute to a now gone mentor/lover/father/force in the formative life of an admirer. Buy the paperback for $10 bucks or download the PDF for free, but read it you must!" --Michael J. Solender
-posted by Nobius 12:35 AM # Comments (0)
Friday, September 11, 2009
Apperceptions of Reinterpretations Now in Paperback
Felino Soriano's Apperceptions of Reinterpretations is now available in paperback!
-posted by Nobius 10:37 PM # Comments (0)
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Thursday, September 03, 2009
Calliope Nerve Media Presents Edward Wells II's hawrs
The great poetry experiment continues as Calliope Nerve is proud to present Edward Wells II's HAWRS. Download the e-book now, free of charge.
"HAWRS" is the latest collection of poetry by Edward C. Wells, produced and distributed by Calliope Nerve- an independent press whose editors have taken an interest in the use of new and changing technologies to connect readers and writers.
The experimental poetry of Edward Wells II is another example of Calliope Nerve's support of diverse and non-traditional approaches to both publishing and the production of creative content. This latest offering will both amuse and perplex.
In "HAWRS", Wells has made use of various tools that manipulate text along predetermined parameters (exclusions, fields) and applied them to the texts of content that he has selected. Commonly called "cut-up", his methods seek to change the way that a reader will interact with the work and derive meaning, as the context is de-emphasized and the burden of conveyable ideas rests, necessarily, on key words. He uses programs that are available online to modify the text from the original arrangements which he then edits to produce his poetry. Wells does not stop at text with his experimentation, choosing to manipulate sound as well, spoken words transcribed into text. He has manipulated the internal arrangements of articles, and also the positions by halving content and rearranging them.
Wells shows what can be done with words, and pushes us to take another look at the ideas we hold onto regarding linear structures.
--Lynn Alexander (The Sphere, Full of Crow)
-posted by Nobius 9:02 PM # Comments (0)
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
From the Black archives, when you have nothing new to say, RECYCLE. :) Enjoy:
"Muhammad my friend, I'm getting very scared. Teach me how to love my brothers... We both know it was a girl back in Bethlehem." --Tori Amos
"Humans are too stupid to live." --Warren Ellis
Gabcast! White Rabbit - *BLACK HOLE* #2
the Looking Machine
Ava Ava (my love)
"The grandest poetry
from the edge
of a cliff."
Our moving feelings
Hell on Earth
The sun you wear
(I can't make you.)
What matters most
an Ink Face.
Listen to the words.
It's but a pen
-posted by Nobius 10:41 PM # Comments (1)