From: Candi Strecker
Hey Deuce! Spent about an hour yesterday browsing through your westfest
stuff. Looked at almost everything except a few of the art car photos
(since I'd seen the cars themselves...) What fun to find my garage sale
highlighted as a feature of your trip. Had to email all my friends and tell
them to check it out. The Kenny Irwin photos were intriguing too ... tho
I'm sure his environments really do have to be experienced first hand ...
I'm looking forward to seeing more of his stuff in yr website in the
There was something else in your westfest stuff that I was gonna make smart
remarks about, but I can't remember what it was, just now. I finished
writing up my Do it Yourself Art Car article for www.tripod.com today - -
look for it there in 2 or 3 weeks.
From: Paul DeValera
Subject: HELL-o from Simi!!!!
Deuce! I just finished looking at your Westfest stuff. Very cool. I
see you also acquired a NO PARKING sign as well. I have a good picture
of the Dinner Dogs and a cool one of your chin if you want them. I think I have some others as well... I'll have to look. Let me know what's up.
Wagner needs to visit the Ronnie Reagan library.
From: adrian ruyle
Deuce, it was good to meet you at Harrod & Philo's big do in S.F. Ever think of a big carousel horse--
probably one of the plastic ones for economy--posing on the roof of your car as GRANE, perhaps in a full immolation scene(eventually).
From: Juliet M
Howdy from a kindred cherry clan fan!
Nice pix of Westfest--wish I coulda been there. I particularly
appreciated Wagner's apparent com-poseur next to the "Hitler was a
Off to write more social scientific irrelevancies...
PS--I thought of you the other day--when I walked into my favorite Japanese grocery store (Sawtelle near Olympic, close to Hide Sushi) and noticed that yes, they actually carry "Cherry Clan" candy....
From: Bettie Rinehart
Subject: Re: Fwd: random transmissions
that is so funny. i was transcribing a tape a few nights ago for a hustler
story and ran into an interview with soleri i hadn't completely taped over.
he was getting very worked up over the state of civilization. surprise.
all is well in l.a. just returned with pete from a hike in runyon park, a
former manson gang hangout. there are many people here that look like charles
manson. he is truly an la guy.
To: Chip Rowe
From: Mark Simple
Subject: Re: Your Advice on Creating a Webzine
>I am writing a how-to section on e-zines for a book called "Tripod's Tools
>for Life" that comes out next year. Rather than just having a bunch of dry
>guidelines, I thought it might be cool to include some advice and comments
>from people who have created Webzines that stand-alone or supplement print
>publications. If you had to give a friend who was launching a Webzine some
>advice, what's the most important thing you would tell them?
Chip, here is My Advice. I have also forwarded this to Mr. D (if you
haven't already), I think he's uniquely qualified to answer this question.
Maintain A Constant Presence. If someone sees that your content is the same
a month or two later, what's the point of _ever_ coming back? Establish an
article release schedule (once every two weeks at worst; even if it's tiny
little editorial notes or page freshening-up) and stick with it; you'll
develop growing interest and pass-along readership faster if your pages
aren't old and crusty (trust me on this one). Our site is split into two
large areas; one for me, one for my co-conspirators at Deuce of Clubs. They
update their pages at least weekly, sometimes daily; I bulk up my updates
and barge in once a month (or year) for a clean sweep. Don't be like me -
BE LIKE DEUCE OF CLUBS.
what he said. just not too much.
From: Robert Ziedelis
Subject: CD recomendations
I would "run" to the record store for many of your recomendations (..as
suggested by you) but it is often quite difficult to search for such gems
without knowing at least what label they're on. Have you ever considered
including such info with your picks? It would be most helpful.
p.s: Thanks for the tip on the Lux album. At least I know it's an import.
label info? that's what those touch-screen kiosks are for!
From: Kathy F.
Organization: Portland Cacophany Society
Subject: comments on web/artcar
I just took the time to check out your webpage and I have to say, I
totally cracked up. I was at the Art Car weekend and saw your car there,
but didn't actually meet you-- at least not knowingly. It was a crazy
crazy weekend, nes pas?
Anyway, I wanted to get that wheatpaste recipe from you...
(For recipe, see below)
Now, your car looks like it hasn't held up that well (no
offense, I hope). Did you put any UV protection on it? REv. Chuck
Linville, owner of the Danger car and two others, says that GM contact
plastic sheets work really well for protecting paper things. About $3 a
sheet for a big sheet, available at signpainting supply stores. There's
also that paint-on UV protection stuff which some folks swear by. I want
to do a dada-esque collage thang on my car and am exploring the
methods...any suggestions/comments are welcome!
I loved the phonebooth story and Wagner... keep up that pointless work!
Subject: respirators, rat shit + hanta virus
My name is Agent Busephal,
what, are you descended from alexander the great's horse? (or do you just have an ox-shaped head, agent B?)
I'm with the Federal Bureau of Investigations. I wanted to inform you that we, in conjunction with the
Center for Disease Control, have released a more violent and agressive strain of the Hanta Virus on the Indian reservations of Arizona, New
Mexico and Nevada. Common rodents of the desert were our carrier agents,
and of course, urban caucasians were never meant to be harmed. Sorry for
no problem. you know me--any sacrifice for the good of Our Government.
We also feel terrible about blowing up your television
set in our most recent synthetic electrical storm which had been aimed
primarily at the Pima reservation. You'll be pleased to hear that our
engineers are still working out the bugs.
so am i, damn you.
i mean, THANK you.
i mean, i'm still working out the bugs, too.
If you have experienced undue mental or physical stress as a
result of our gaffs,
(only every f*#ing april!!)
please e-mail me at our Flagstaff office to request a
complimentary life insurance policy and a coupon for one free scoop at
Baskin Robbins (any flavor!).
love AND kisses
*****Brought to you by the YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK, INC. *************
Subject: things and things
Did you ever run into this boy (Peter Gilstrap) and his fabulous collections of Jesi and LPs?
I figure that if anyone can tell him where to find the lady in question,
it would be you.
Thanks. Gilstrap encountered The Old Boy long ago.
Subject: Westward Ho!
Yes, Deuce, you are such a card (house)! Can't wait to see the refurbished Whip. Spending two days up to your elbows in rat shit must constitute preparation for some future circumstance that will now be much less trying as a result, or so we'd like to think.
Enjoyed your B.Man photos many much. Rev. Todd Rowan ("Monsterville") is
doing a piece for ACIC that I hope will arrive in time for this evening's
e-gram announcing the stuff you saw this past weekend.
Those of us in Houston who didn't get to go this year held a Burn of our
own down at Bryan Beach south of Houston. Our effigy stood 25' tall and
burned to the ground. We also had a great game of fireball, but we had no
press corps, no porta cans, and best of all, no (crushing) debt. We'll
probably do a short piece on this once we get our photos back.
Penny & I arrive in SF tomorrow morning and should be in Berkeley in time
for the day's romp. See you then!
From: Ultima Thule
Subject: If you want a cookie, you can have a cookie!
Sure you can use the Heinrich paragraph, though I'm curious as to how
you'll tie it in to your site!
EIN PATENTED HELMUTx BOTTLE-WARMER
--Christine the B'day Queen (I can't believe how many things I'm queen of!)
From: Ultima Thule
Subject: CLIFF SECORD'S SECRET AIRCRAFT MANUAL!
Thanks so much for my gifties! The ASU book was desperately needed -- I had
about 50 post-its all over the place doing no good at all.
The Kate Pulse! is fantastic! Did you have it all these years? I haven't read
the article yet but the artwork is amazing. This goes straight on my
KateShelf! Thanks so much!
Cliff Secord's Secret Aircraft Manual is also a kick, though it is
frustrating that not one item in the entire "Rocketeer" merchandising line
features Heinrich the Beligerent Anti-Thespian Nazi! We bought 10,000 packs
of Rocketeer gum expecting to find him featured on a trading card, but no
such luck. Heinrich got really mad when he saw some of the images they opted
to use over him. Particularly the one of the Rocketeer in the laundry chute,
with only his feet showing. "They chose the Rocketeer's feet over me?!" he
exclaimed, apoplectic with rage. Actually, I think we have one coloring book
where his character is depicted, but it's drawn totally differently from the
movie -- no hat or little glasses. Ironically, though, it looks *more* like
Heinrich the way it wound up being drawn.
Subject: Ring of Fire!
Did you know I was the one with the stencils and sharpies under the MAN
that night (morning???)?!!! I wrote "Bianca's grilled cheese rules" or
something to that effect... Did we talk about the ring at that point?
I don't think we did. What a coincidence! Am I imagining things, or is
there a higher percentage of coincidences/dejavu/synchronicity/etc that
happens at Burning Man?
I would be honored if you joined the ring! Here's the address to the
I think we were camping closeby to you. Our nutty camp had the pink
tape flag that a lot of people used for a landmark. We were the Monday
Morning Dada Club/Putt-Putt/Red Light/Black Light District. Sort of a
conglomeration of different friends and ideas... We had a very
wonderful formal dinner for 50 with white table cloths, champagne and
got to watch the giant fireball explosions while we ate! Wasn't the
eggchair just past the Orbital Orgy?
Glad to hear from you!
To: Peter Gilstrap
Subject: Re: criswell
two things re: criswell:
- for years & years i've been on someone's mailing list as "criswell bible
institute." different criswell (w. a. criswell), but . . . i tried writing
letters, to no avail. i'm still criswell
- years ago when i did zines, i collected a bunch of criswell predictions
"i predict that when the history of entertainment is written
for the 20th century, one man will rise above, the present number one clown,
Red Skelton." with predictions like that, i think criswell must have been
pretty sure he wouldn't be around long enough to have to answer for them....
From: Peter Gilstrap
Subject: Re: criswell
deuce.....muchas gracias (and, of course, many thanks) for the cris info. and frankly, i think it's time you reevaluated skelton.
(Short interim; number one clown, Red Skelton, dies. Deuce shoulders responsibility.)
ok. you want i should give the eulogy? i guess i better stop dissing comics; jim belushi could be the next to die. (oh, i guess i should have written, "comics.") fortunately lucille ball's already dead. hey did you see what became of your farrah head?
Subject: Cherry Clan at Laughing Scorpion
Are you the wonderfully funny fellow who stopped by Laughing Scorpion with
the bust of Wagner? You were a real highlight of the workshop for me.
I want to hear more about your work and explore doing something with our
shared interest in Cherry Clan.
"Don't Be a Puppet.... Make a Puppet!"
Subject: Re: Camp Stamps
>we'll find out. i'm tracking down & compiling a list of addresses of those
>with camp stamps. anyone who wants a passport stamped, e-mail me & we'll
>bon voyage those passports around the country together.
>deuce of clubs
Hello, Deuce... any progress on the camp stamp tour? I managed to get
about 6 or so stamps; enough to make me want more of the elusive marks
Is there a final list of camp stampers?
(btw, I think we met in Houston during the Art Car events; I was still
living there and driving "Belinda" (1960 Ford Falcon covered in beads,
buttons, horns, trophies, and a Javalina head on front) for Tom & Shelley
-- of Max the Finmobile, Ripper the Friendly Shark, & Eelvis -fame. I'll be
around during WestFest -- please say hello!)
okay everyone: if you were at burning man & have an Artists Republic of Fremont passport that you'd like stamped by some of the burning man theme camps, e-mail me--after westfest, i'll be putting together the virtual kampkrawl.
i ask that you be honest here: was w reeeeelly interviewed for space
ghost or am i reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelly stoopid? (honestly)
fuck! i answered me self....
check out the new, improved wagner space ghost episode number
Bravo! Bravo! I ate that stuph up.... excellent web-journalism.... who's
the chick with the nipples (not that I dig into nekkid people wearing
wigs or anything..... teehee) (never shown you my nekkid wig wearing
photo collection, huh?)?
Hey (!) on the raving critics page a LOT of the links are bad.... (you
probably didn't update them since your server change (or move or
Also the w space ghost episode is to air 10/10 right? Please let me
know. Also, I would be ever appreciative if you would assist me in obtaining an edge over the competition in the space ghost haiku contest..... got anything I can blackmail any of the judges (writers of spaceghost) with to be the
winner of said contest - not that i am not wholly confident that my haiku will win anyhow....
all i know is that space ghost loves nekkid wig wearers
Let me know when W can come out and play..
wagner's *always* out
have i got a wig for you (wink, wink),
but is it pink?