Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Please Let Us Interrupt This Current Absence Of Posting

Garcimore's most famous stage costume

Hello, dear, beloved readers! It's been a while, isn't it?  As usual we at the FBC! Headquarters have been a bit busy with non-blog-related things including a lot of non-art writing, some others related to the obligation to make a living (we're available for all stand-up comedy  English-French-English live translation gigs for a hefty fee + expenses if you need us), and, you know, life.
Some of this life has included and will continue to include extensive train travels (my favorite) and so I can announce now there will be an upcoming article in the September issue of Frog Magazine, about the late French TV magician Garcimore. And then some more!

Meanwhile, I know you can't live without a heavy dose of FBC! and are frustrated, what do I say, you are dying without it. Fear not, intrepid readership, for I have found a more than acceptable substitute for all your FBC!-deprivation woes. While waiting for yours truly to post stuff on here somedays, why don't you go and check my other favorite blogs, starting with Houseguest, written by my bestie the fabulous Grant Wahlquist. Houseguest is a blog almost entirely devoted to studio visits with various artists, such as Joe Mama-Nitzberg or Jennifer Moon. It doesn't shy away from the tough questions ("do you have a day job, how does it impact your work?), always provides a nifty intro to the artist's work, and also shines a light on the working habits of artists.

My other favorite blog is the fruit of Tosh Berman's labor, Tosh whom I've already talked about on here. Since the beginning of this year, Tosh has been writing daily posts centered around the famous births or deaths of artists, writers, actors, filmmakers, dancers or musicians but written in the first person. These posts are mostly fiction but with a heavy dose of real facts about the people Tosh writes about.

Lastly there are some shows I do intend to visit in the next few months, such as the Düsseldorf Quadriennale, so stay tuned for more FBC! posts in the not-so-distant future. In the meantime, check my friends' blogs!