Wednesday May 17, 2006

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uviol_catharsis:

We showed it at Saddler's Wells Theater a few years ago. You can see excerpts of it online here:
(please ignore the 26 hour traveling/jet lagged photos they have of me)
http://www.rolexmentorprotege.com/en/dance/jason-akira-somma-journal-sadlers-wells-london.jsp
We'll be touring it in other countries and working on a NY premiere.
I work a lot with the elderly and disabled and most recently War Torture survivors who have been able to overcome their trauma through movement therapy. Definitely my most challenging gig yet but I find this kind of work to be very rewarding and it keeps me humble. It also allows me the opportunity to work with bands and musicians, makeup artists (I'm working with Bjork's!),and artists I love.
I don't want to get ahead of myself but I have a meeting with the TATE Modern about doing a live installation in their main hall. Let's keep our fingers crossed as I'm meeting the curator soon.
thanks for your interest and keep DANCING!

silencia:

Psh. I clean while listening to Sisters of Mercy all of the time. Actually, the bands you've listed as your favorites are on a regular rotation in my home.

Monday Feb 20, 2006

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Last I looked the world shattered around me.
And now it's time for me to leave and pick the pieces up.
In a world of positive clarity,
nothing is clear anymore.
There is no right
and there is no wrong.
People come and people go.
The world is a horrible and beautiful place.
We are our final end.
We live as we die,
alone...
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casper:

happy birthday mister catharsis.

mwah

glitch:

I think you brought a tear of inspiration to my mind's eye.....beautiful comments & thank u!!!miss your words!! tongue

Friday Dec 23, 2005

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Gentle Man Alone


The young maricones and the horny muchachas,
The big fat widows delirious from insomnia,
The young wives thirty hours' pregnant,
And the hoarse tomcats that cross my garden at night,
Like a collar of palpitating sexual oysters
Surround my solitary home,
Enemies of my soul,
Conspirators in pajamas
Who exchange deep kisses for passwords.
Radiant summer brings out the lovers
In melancholy...
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sexdwarf:

Coolest? I dunno, MistSatan could probably recruit the Hitler Youth: Part Deux (or, swei I guess) and not get zotted, that's pretty fucking cool.

chai:

kiss kiss kiss kiss kiss kiss

love you!!!

Thursday Sep 22, 2005

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in the light of the fact
on the lone and level
sand stretch far away
in the heat of the action
in the settled dust
hold hold and sway
in the meeting of mind
down in the streets of shame
in the betting of names on gold to rust
in the land of the blind
be
king
we serve an old man in a dry...
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nemesis:

That was an intriguing comment, I'm glad you enjoyed it so! I just couldn't do something that isn't me.. and a set just being pretty in my bed wouldn't work for me. (not at all saying theres anything wrong with the girls who choose to do sets like that, it just wouldn't be me because I always want to do something extreme). I'm happy people liked the set, I was almost a little worried that it would be "too much".. for some people. But screw them , right? wink

glitch:

just wanted to wish ya the best for the holidays dood what are u up to??

Thursday Sep 15, 2005

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At any given time, two million Americans are in jail, and only two states will let them vote while they're there. America puts more of its people in prison than any other country in the world, apart from Rwanda. I'm not going to get into the many iniquities of America's mass-incarceration policy right now, but it's worth noting that the slope...
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glitch:

bakc bakc back!!!!!!! how goes?? not much time....but we mssed ya=)

casper:

hey sweetcheeks.

hmm.

cheeks in two comments, what gives?

Monday Sep 05, 2005

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Dear Friends,

The United States is a nation at war, gas tops $3 a gallon deficits will amount to $5 Trillion over the next decade. Faced with that, society asks everything from the military and nothing from us but to spend out tax cuts. Thats predictable, perhaps, when politicians provide us permission-even in wartime or days of disaster. to view taxes not as a way...
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glitch:

ugh guns....next...anyways hun thanks for your beauty of a message...I hope that when my set FINALLY does go up you wont be dissapointed....hey send me a pic!!!!

heresy2007:

at what point though, does one stop talking, and begin the process of defense? or better yet the process of self preservation.

discourse, debate, discussion, consensus, minority needs, ext. They ARE all wonderful conceptually, and the skills needed to follow through seem to be more and more limited amongst the population (just look at what's going on in new orleans, and the way the politicians are acting). But let me say this, at what point does a change become a mutation? That mutation thus limiting one's ability to "return" to a prior self?

I think this society is mutating, it's "evolving" into something new. It is trading in the concepts above so that it can get a quick fix, and a president that speaks like he's at the NASCAR tracik.

So what do you do when those in charge, and their majority backing, have mutated so much that they no longer understand the concepts traditionally used in represantative societies?

Monday Aug 29, 2005

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So I've been reading "a brief history of everything" recently (again actually(or some would even go so far as to say infinitely)) and something crosses mind.

If the universe is infinite, then all things are possible. infinite possibilitiy, infinite potential comes naturally from infinite space. if this is true, then there are doubles for us. exact doubles- not even quantum alternate us's...
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chai:

okeee, then you get a kiss


smile

ufff kiss

chai:

thaaaaannkkkkkkk uuuuuuuuuu !!! love kiss love kiss

thkx also for the email, i love some of your work really!! ;o)

and yes, you said all right!!! smile uff... yes, i think sometimes i will smoke it too... hey, in my heart im in it!! but not all the time! thats it!! kiss

Friday Jul 15, 2005

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Nobody as far as I can see is making use of those elements in the air, which give direction and motivation to our lives. This age demands violence, but we are getting only abortive explosions. Revolutions are nipped in the bud
or else succeed to quickly. Passion is quickly exhausted. Men fall back on ideas and habit. Nothing is proposed that can last more than...
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chai:

what do u mean with i destroyed your life??? confused hmmm..

smile

glitch:

lots of cute comments for such a brilliant guy!!! thanks for your e-mail pic that was awesome...I'd totally love to do sumthin with you for a set...although u are in Italy & I am in Canada??!!! But since I love the way u think & write I believe it would be a great collaboration....I'll write more in an e-mail though!!! can't wait to hear more from u!!!!
ciao bello!

Sunday Jul 03, 2005

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Sanctioning Art in The face of Turmoil

Art more often than not is born of the intelligences refusal to reason the concrete. Like expression, art begins where thought ends, and allows for the mind to get outside of itself and place it in opposition to others. Not for it to get lost but to show and reflect the blind path that all have entered on...
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Saturday Jul 02, 2005

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Afterglow

the afterglow is best, when the green doors
are barred to the streetlights and the last of
them have cabbed their way away; saturday
inhales our friday smoke, transforms greys
into blue morning, offering the scent of snow
in trade for animosity: it loves you all all all.