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Postby michaelbowdidge » Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:38 am

[b]We got this through to the gallery email and i thought it might be good to throw it out there for general discussion - any thoughts on this?

Here's the email...[/b]


Hello,

My name is Andrew Cohn; I'm an editor at FOUND Magazine here in the US.
FOUND is a collection of notes, pictures, letters, and other wayward objects
that people find and send in to us from all around the world. Check out the
magazine here to get a sense of what we do:

http://www.foundmagazine.com

We have been touring around the US for the last 6 years, and our European fans
are foaming at the mouth to get us over there. This fall we'll cross
the pond for our first ever European tour. Fans of ours in Edinburgh have
recommended The Forest to us as a great venue for a FOUND
show, so I want to see if you would be interested in hosting us there on
OCTOBER 15th.

Our show is a rowdy literature/music hybrid. We read some of our favorite finds
that have come to us over the years, and play songs based on FOUND items. The
show has been raved about in national press here, and I'm sure it will be
equally well-received there. I have attached a flyer from our promoter to this
e-mail, but please check out the press section on our website for further
reviews from major US publications and other media.

Additionally, A British publisher has bought the distribution rights to the
FOUND books and is releasing the first one in coincidence with our tour. They
are throwing their full weight behind it, which will help generate excellent
publicity for our events.

Let me know if you're interested and we can work out the details.
Below are a few links that will give you a feel for the live show. Hope to
hear from you soon!

-Andrew

FOUND links:

FOUND on PBS:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aKF-ba3 ... re=related

in the Time Out New York profile:
http://www.timeout.com/newyork/article/ ... llartifact

Letterman (first time):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AX5u1e8i ... re=related

in the New Yorker:
http://www.newyorker.com/archive/2002/1 ... alk_friend

in the NY Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/21/arts/21subwspare.html



--
Andrew P. Cohn
Writer | Creative Director
21 BALLOONS PRODUCTIONS
p: (734) 546 2611
andrew@foundmagazine.com

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Postby milk » Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:29 am

sounds rather interesting and fun to me
hey, if you don't like it, post on the BB (so you can ask about participating for better) |

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Postby chris » Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:35 am

found magazine is genius.

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Postby Gandhi » Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:09 am

sounds wicked
It's like God's vagina!

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Postby dan » Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:26 am

totally excellent please let's say yes. especially if they'll do a late night dirty found show...
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Postby Jane » Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:00 am

YES Jane hearts found xxxxx

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Postby Jimmy Bastard » Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:54 am

Oh yes.
We should compile entries in the interim and
scan them onto this thread.
I'll go have a look at the noticeboard..
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Postby chris » Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:35 pm

definate yes

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Postby michaelbowdidge » Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:46 pm

Wow - great response! Would anyone who knows a bit more about this than I do be up for picking this up from a liaison point of view?
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Postby Jimmy Bastard » Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:49 pm

Yep - would love to do it, I'll get on to them tomorrow morning.
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Postby michaelbowdidge » Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:35 am

Brilliant - THANKS!
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Postby Jimmy Bastard » Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:53 pm

Sweet, I've passed an email along to Andrew.
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Postby dan » Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:29 pm

Do you feature in both those photographs jimmy?

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Postby Jimmy Bastard » Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:54 pm

They call me the lost one.

My man called Forest long-distance.
It was a lousy line but I think we both managed to convey high level of excitement.

I am high excited.
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These guys will be coming over on the October 13th.
It sounds like they are scraping from all corners to raise cash to get over here,
I've explained our policy as they wanted to pass a donation box around after the show.
I have asked them to apply for one of our grants,
and he's been wholly reasonable and gracious over email so when the time comes maybe we could look on this in a favourable light.
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Dear Dad,
I hope that you had a lovely evening with Wendy and enjoyed the talk at the Book Festival. I hope you didn't get soaked.
I have been meaning to say “thank you” for attaching the toilet roll holder to the wall - in the place it was before I wrenched it off when I fell down.
I did phone John Hume and Douglas Galbraith this evening to ask if they would act as my referees for the job at RCAMMAS. John encouraged me to apply but said he could not be my referee as he is the Chairman of the RCMMAS- as I suspected. We had a nice chat. Then I phoned Douglas who was very happy to be my referee. He also encouraged me to apply for the job. Due to the direction our conversation was going it was important for me to tell him about the disciplinary investigation which is currently undergoing into the wy I dealt with the organ advisor. I explained how my letter is confidential so in an abstract way described what it said. He amazingly put 2 + 2 together + appears he is fully aware of the conviction which the organ advisor has been charged with. He said the guidance he took -as the man, in question was convicted of this...
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Postby Jimmy Bastard » Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:59 pm

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Postby Jimmy Bastard » Sun Aug 24, 2008 2:39 pm

i've been in touch concerning the grant.
they will pick the money up when they get here.
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Postby Jimmy Bastard » Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:20 pm

Appears The List are hip to FOUND and keen to cover it...

Hi Dai,

This is amazing! I've been a fan of Found for a while now, tremendous
that the whole roadshow/jamboree is coming to Scotland.

We'd love to do something in the magazine about the shows and the
magazine. Can you give me a bit more detail about who's gonna be at
the Scottish events and what's happening with the mag in the UK, is it
being launched here soon or am I getting carried away and reading into
things?

Lemme know.

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Postby Jimmy Bastard » Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:19 pm

A poem Martin found and passed on
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The last, the very last
So richly, brightly,
dazzlingly yellow
Perhaps if the suns
tears would sing
Against a white stone.
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Gareth passed along this rescue from the cafe some time ago
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TEXT READS:

RIOT DAMAGE

V1) Oh you'd get away get from the yeah
I try to run - run away from the king
You stupid little dirty little bitch I hate ur gut you should bleed die!!!
I hate all these beggars on the street oh yeah
Cause the damage start & not then we'll see yeah
Ya stupid cunts hate you all, hate all I fucking do!

Ch) Riot Damage oh
Destroy everything yeah
I hate this oh yeah

V2)
Oh I smashed your pretty face, you pretty face yeah
Oh you tried fuck me up, fuck me up yeah
You stupid fucking little bitch I hate you all!
bleed!
I hate all these fuckin' beggars on the street yeah
Cause the damage. Start the riot then we'll see yeah
You stupid cunts I hate you al,hate you all I fucking do.

ch)

Oh they tried to kill me, kill me oh yeah
Then I tried to get away, but you caught me
You tastless old mother fuckers. I hate you fuck off!
Yeah!
I killed all those fuckin' beggars on the street bastards
I caused the damage, caused the riot oh you see, hell yeah
Kill you stupid cunts I killed you all
BASTARDS.


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Here is a link to the publisher's website where people can get a 40% discount on the book:
http://www.octopusbooks.co.uk/found

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Postby Jane » Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:44 pm

how to choose between andrew and paul?

Forest straw poll:

what is worse:
has issues w/ fat people
vs
too loud

what is best:
sex (?)
vs
money

(I pick Andrew, for the mystery prize of question mark sex, and being quietly anti fat)

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Postby neil » Fri Sep 26, 2008 2:39 pm

Definitely Andrew for me too, though something ought to be done about Stacey...

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love the monthly budget sheet.
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Postby Jimmy Bastard » Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:20 pm

Look out for an article in the latest issue of The List.
Online link when they update...
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Postby Jimmy Bastard » Tue Oct 07, 2008 3:58 pm

Article taken from The List
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Angry notes from detergent-less housemates, sinister to-do lists, photos from the 70s of some kid with gigantic bouffante hair. This is the kind of random ephemera that goes to make up Found Magazine, a trash/treasure trove of the things us everyday folks leave behind. Mark Edmundson meets the men behind it as they bring their swag and a live show to Scotland

We’re a curious bunch us humans. We seem compelled to concern ourselves with the business of others, be it people-watching in bars or gazing into strangers’ front rooms. Now, there is a quiet phenomenon coming to our shores from America, offering a safely removed opportunity to wonder about the lives of others, a phenomenon they call Found.

‘The house we grew up in was next to a schoolyard,’ says Peter Rothbart. ‘Kids are notorious for losing a lot of stuff and we would always find scraps of paper and other oddities as we were wandering across the schoolyard to catch our bus in the morning. My brother was especially keen on those things and would collect them.’

Peter’s brother Davy is the founder and figurehead of Found Magazine, a hotchpotch collection of lost and subsequently found ephemera: love letters, children’s homework, receipts, shopping lists, doodles, photographs, ‘anything that gives a glimpse into someone else’s life’. One frigid Chicago night Davy found a note on his car in a case of mistaken Toyota Camry, the freakish chance and tragic duality of which he found so perfect he felt compelled to share.

‘He just thought that note was so fantastic he wanted to share it with other people and soon he realised a lot of his friends had found things and maybe hung them up on their refrigerator or put them up on their wall. He thought it was a shame that only the few people that happened to traipse through their kitchen got to see it, so he thought, “Well, why not make a magazine where everyone can share this cool stuff they found?”’

Eight years later and Found has blossomed into an international community arts programme through its vaguely annual magazine, rowdy live events and spin-off collections such as Dirty Found. ‘The first issue had a majority of stuff that my brother, myself or someone we knew had found,’ says Peter. ‘But word had spread quickly enough that by the second issue only a handful of things had been found by us and, by the third issue, 95 per cent was sent in by people we had never met before. It’s really impressive how many people are connecting with the project and how quickly it’s taken off.’

Now the team receive some 2000 submissions daily. Their thoughtfully executed website posts a Find of the Day along with comments boards and a whole host of related media such as the answer-machine and home-taping amnesty, Found Sounds.

It is difficult to describe the cocktail of emotions that any one of these frequently touching, often inexplicable, curios can conjure. As windows into the fleeting, highly personal minutiae of others’ lives they can be mysterious, poignant, cute, funny, heartbreaking, any combination of these and more. Any single find serves up an unsettling blend of amusement, intrigue and pathos.

‘Found offers people a way to connect with others that’s really genuine,’ says Peter. ‘It gives you an insight into other people’s lives, their thoughts, their feelings, their experience of being human. It’s something a lot of people need in their lives, but also it’s just entertaining. We’re all very peculiar creatures and we lead peculiar lives and the details of those lives are wildly entertaining. People are funny and heartbreaking and just bizarre.’

Voyeurism has a bad rep – that long association with obsession, those tasteless reality television shows – so is this mass exercise in collecting and sharing voyeuristic? In an interview with David Letterman, Davy referred to the exchange as ‘people-watching on paper’, and indeed a large part of the appeal is the remoteness of the artefacts from their context. Perhaps it is simple human curiosity, the wonder that there are so very many of us, just in our own neighbourhoods, and we can touch so few and know so little about those around us. ‘There’s nothing wrong with wanting to understand how other people live and what their experience of being alive is,’ says Peter. ‘It’s natural to be curious about that and I don’t think we’re voyeuristic in any prurient or unhealthy way.’

The Rothbart brothers can take credit not only for launching and maintaining what is now a bone fide international phenomenon, but also for the way in which they present the material. You might think anyone could put these wayward trinkets together and publish them to much the same effect, but everything the Found team have done harbours good intent, love even. It is this innocent, good-natured enthusiasm that shines through in every lost item found and shared.

The Found team hosts two events at Forest Cafe, Edinburgh, Mon 13 Oct; Sub Club, Glasgow, Tue 14 Oct.
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