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As always, I LAUGH at how "hip" assholes have to be Democrats.
The most negative, disgusting, hateful BS ALWAYS comes from
the left-wing(Democrats). The fact that you can put "PIG Fucker"
to describe the President of the United States truly is disgusting
and shows many just how hateful and warped YOU ARE. Of course,
the hypocrites of neighborhoods like Williamsburg-usually
brainwashed, non-thinking WHITEBREAD post-college "liberals,"
always somehow manage to find neighborhoods that are as WHITE
as snow. They rant about George Bush and conservatives while
knowing full well Bush and crew will NEVER be in their liberal
shithole and really don't need their votes one way or the
other. I am quite happy to see Ralph Nader run for president.
Despite your fake appeal to "democracy," you get mad when
Nader is looking to run. I guess a "true" excercise of democracy
gets you pissed? Well, f-you. Perhaps you know your own PIG
FUCKER KERRY is a weak, two-faced, say-nothing, wealthy, hypocrite,
bought off, stone faced, potential BIG LOSER. Yeah, I think
that is EXACTLY the problem. If you want to do something REAL
for a change and not talk of people who you will never deal
with, write about the third-world thugs who demolish the local
schools. The hip-hop wearing, foul mouth spewing, thug loving
degenerates who EVERYDAY walk right by you scared liberals
and you don't say a THING. I know. F-that. FAR EASIER To talk
about George Bush. That is safe. You "lovers of democracy"
are such liars. Nader for President? Now he is evil. Bush?
A Pig fucker. Ilegal alien lawbreakers everywhere? Too scared
to say a thing you cowards. I am not a fan of George Bush
but I will sure as HELL NOT vote for that cardboard candidate
Kerry. No way. I will vote for Nader or write in a candidate
like Tom Tancredo. You have no logic-just hate. Kerry is for
NAFTA; Kerry is SUPER RICH; Kerry is not for working men and
women; etc. He is just not Bush. He is not a Republican. And
that is the ONLY reason you have such disgusting venom against
the President. You pitiful, brainwashed dickheads. Your "bravado"
against Christian, white, Republican men is disgusting. Speak
your BS on gays, blacks, puerto ricans, Jews,etc. Yeah, just
what I thought. Too damn afraid to say a thing.
We were going to comment, but you've already
made yourself look stupid enough.
Not so Keen on Keane
I'm sorry that you
and your friend "L" were compelled to make ugly faces at
each other while viewing my show. I would guess
your faces registered a sour expression, as you realized
any contemporary painter worth a damn is not taking prescriptions
from Clement Greenberg.
For some reason, critics of my work seem to latch onto the
same generic and obvious mode of attack. They can't seem
to get passed the "candy coated surface". They get really
hung up on the technique, as if during the 3-6 months that
it takes me to do a painting, I hadn't thought that might
be the case. I expect more from my audience, myself, and
art (I felt compelled to tell you how long it takes me to
do a painting, probably for the same reasons that you deem
it necessary to constantly remind us of how much you drink).
The novice who scuffs at something like a Duchampian toilet
is certainly not my audience. They see my work, they like
it, they go home, whatever. The real goal for me is to challenge
the expectations of those who seriously look and think about
art. To preach to the choir, a much needed reminder that
art can still provoke and be ugly. How? In this case, by
showing them pretty pictures. This is not a tongue-in-cheek
act nor is it something entirely new but rather something
more instinctual. I'm not interested in "parodies" or "ironic
gestures". I feel that's more suited for mediums such as
film, television, and theatre. I am however, interested
in a conflicted reading of the work.
To me, the paintings are at once; beautiful and seductive
yet obvious and repulsive (something you touched on), numbing
(like TV) yet art historically savvy, crafted with technical
proficiency yet conceptually rigorous, smart and stupid,
push and pull. While I appreciate your bare knuckled attempt
at being critical (as we all know often times reviews are
nothing more than verbal blowjobs and palm greasing), your
Greenbergian litmus test is just silly. Why anyone would
want to be in the fray with such outdated theology is beyond
me. And on top of that, your elementary use of his ideas
comes off as nothing more than kitsch and -- what he has
been for last 50 years -- already digested.
--Cheers, Tim Wilson
I actually gave Tim's show 0 Greenbergs but the editor mistook
it for 1. My bad.
Anybody know how to translate this?
I was originally going to send my email to J. Stefan Cole,
who wrote the piece What's
Eating Williamsburg. I'm just disappointed because
this has been repeated all over the place, and it's not
necessarily your fault. You have a translation of a poster
that supposedly reads "How long did it take the Twin Towers
to fall? 8 seconds. How long will it take to save Williamsburg
from the artists?". This translation has circulated with
an apparent total disregard for accuracy. I work at the
YIVO Institute, which is a world-renowned Yiddish library
and archives. While I don't speak yiddish, I showed a number
of people this poster and they all said the same thing,
that the poster doesn't refer to any 'artists' at all. In
fact, everyone thought that the poster most likely refers
to the fact that terrorist plans were revealed to have been
made against Williamsburg and other Jewish neighborhoods
And people accused us of having too much time on
By now, everyone knows that Janet has had her nipple(s)
pierced for a while - what your picture shows is probably
an extra piercing, in from the front, to take a spike which
screws into the crossways barbell. This used to be common
with burlesque showgirls, who used the extra piece to clip
on their tassels, to make them spin more easily. Once the
fuss has died down, perhaps Janet will agree to having some
better quality pictures taken, and explain all of her piercings.
I live in hope.
A letter from
ok...so i'm from la and obviously i'm biased....but i'll
give you that L
train thing. that was just horrendous. honestly.
god i'm so ashamed right now.
my name is _____ from Leipzig in germany.
I work in Media Business for Discotheques. (Websites, Press,
Now we have opened a new Discotheque in Leipzig.
The name of the Location is: "Hipster" (The Idea
came from a article in the 'People Magazin')
May be you could send me any informations about the "Hipsters",
i have not so much about. Only the Handbook and the Info's
from the Websites.
Thank you for Help ;-)
Leipzig, Germany, Name Withheld
According to polls, it's no longer half the population:
Dear Free Williamsburg,
I was interested in your web site until I happened on your
Bush nonsense. It is one thing to oppose and another to
vilify. Reminds me of the Clinton haters. There will be
an election in 04 which will determine if the voters want
Bush as president. In the meantime you might concentrate
on the good things about your web site instead of alienating
half the population. Please grow up and cease contributing
to uncivilized behavior.
Shouldn't you be watching Fox News or making fun of gays
instead of wasting our time?
I think gays are just fine, especially Carson and the Fab
Five, and I watch all the news networks, and I have never
voted for Bush. There you go attacking people again. You
must have an empty life, consumed with hatred like some
Rush Limbaugh of the left. Itís a pity you decided to pollute
an otherwise informative and fun web site.
Bands Against Bush
Dear Free Williamsburg,
concept is Juvenile and silly. If I throw down more
than $30.00 for a ticket, I don't want to hear the performers'
rants and raves. Please consider more respect for the audiences,
and please consider what you may be doing negatively to
the career of some musician that considers it hip to support
causes that he knows little about. Don't forget what happened
to Danny Glover.
--Sincerely, Gary L. DeClue
Dear Free Williamsburg,
rascal didn't get shot [as we suggested] he got stabbed
in ayia napa alledgedly by c-one from london collective north
star entertainment, who was apparently under the influence
of so solid crew's asher d, who was a bit pissed that dizzee
had 1: become popular, and 2: pinched so solid crew's lisa
maffia on the bottom. how rude. hope that was helpful,
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