“SCISSORS TO WIDOW’S WEEDS: Yoko Ono’s Cut Piece 2003” by Ian Ayres


Yoko Ono’s Cut Piece 2003

By Ian Ayres

Photo © 2003 by Eric EllénaPhoto © 2003 by Eric Elléna

“I see life as the playground of our minds.”
                                                                               ~ Yoko Ono

“CROWD CUTS YOKO ONO’S CLOTHING OFF!” and “YOKO ONO DOES STRIPTEASE FOR PEACE!” and “FRENCH FIGHT SHY OF YOKO’S STRIP!” sensationalized the headlines. None of the media even hinted at the deeper meaning of Yoko Ono—in the name of world peace (and perhaps a new love of life)—having allowed the crowd to cut off her widow’s weeds. Even more symbolic was the fact that Yoko Ono performed this finalé of her legendary Cut Piece in Paris, the fashion capital of…

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Van Gogh’s Ear – Volume 9 [Kindle Edition] Tina Faye Ayres (Editor)


Van Gogh's Ear - Volume 9 (The Original Van Gogh's Ear) [Kindle Edition] Tina Faye Ayres (Editor)

Van Gogh’s Ear – Volume 9 (The Original Van Gogh’s Ear) [Kindle Edition]
Tina Faye Ayres (Editor)


Book Description

 January 15, 2015
Founded by Ian Ayres, Van Gogh’s Ear: Best World Poetry, Prose & Art is an annual anthology series devoted to publishing powerful works by major voices and innovative new talents from around the globe. The goal of Van Gogh’s Ear is to make each volume a real eye-opener that stirs people’s emotions and ignites their imaginations. Experimental work is warmly embraced. Taboos extremely encouraged. In this volume you will find:POETRY BY : Joel Allegretti, Frances Ayres, Ian Ayres, Lytton Bell, Brenton Booth, Tim J. Brennan, Boots Bryant, Helene Cardona, Dane Cervine, Miles Chaney, Sue Clennell, Virginie Colline, Cassandra allett, Olivier Deprez & Miles O’Shea, Lisa Dordal, John Fitzgerald, A Flick of the Grail – Mark Fleury, Karen Foster, Howie Good, Tyler Knott Gregson, Mary Ann Honaker, Claire Ibarra, Donald Illich, Alexandra Isacson, Clarissa Jakobsons, Bob James, Alex S. Johnson, Jen Karetnick, Akhil Katyal, Danuta E. Kosk-Kosicka, Lily Kurdach, Lyn Lifshin, Manuel Paul Lopez, David Mac, Mamta Madhavan, Jenean McBrearty, Silva Zanoyan, Merjanian, Oshi Mi-chi, Aman Mittal, JB Mulligan, Jed Myers, Ben Nardolilli, Peter Nicholson, Stanley Noah, Kenneth Nolan, Robert Patrick, David S. Pointer, Pam Riley, Jeff Santosuosso, Emeniano Acain Somoza, Jr., Felino A. Soriano, John Saunders, Mark Terrill, Jeremy Tolbert, P.C. Vandall, Jeremiah Walton, Kari Wergeland, Matthew Wilson, Michael Xavier, Bill YarrowStories and other lengthy writings: Jason Wayne Allen, Tina Ayres, Mia Bencivenga, Jason D. Brawn, Arturo Desimone, Barry Hunter, Jen Knox, Neila Mezynski, Turner Mojica, Yarrow PaisleyArt and Photography: Booka Bickar, Ciruelo Cabral, Theo Danella, Collin Elder, Ira Joel Haber, Jeanne Kuhns, Wlodzimierz Kuklinski, Kamalky Laureano, Mina M., Raven Morgoth, Helene Poujade, Michael Sean, Brittany Smith, Patrick Tang, Valerhon

Interviews With: Adrienne Barbeau, Becket, David Bollt, Gerald Brom, Laurie Lee Brom, Nick Brown, Ramsey Campbell, Emerson Collins & Del Shores, Mell Corcoran, Dale Corvino, Isabelle Dalle, Steven DaLuz, Tommy Emmanuel, John Fleck, Guy Gilchrist, Tyler Knott Gregson, Cole Haddon, Joanne Harris, Richard Hescox, Ronnie King, Chad Crawford Kinkle, Daniel Knauf, Joe Lansdale, Kasey Lansdale, Edward Lee, John Lehr, Jonathan Maberry, Charlie Matthau, Felice Picano, Christopher Rice, Cortney Skinner, Dino Valls, John Waite, Barbie Wilde, David Niall Wilson, Michael Xavier, Peter Zokosky, Kristoffer Frisk

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An Interview with John Lehr



John Lehr has appeared on everything from GEICO commercials (as a caveman) to the series JailBait and 10 Items or Less (both of which can be found for free on Crackle). Most recently he has be found on the Hulu-original series Quick Draw as sheriff John Hoyle. The most impressively fully improvised, series offers up comedy Wild West style.

What was it like growing up in Kansas? Do you think your early environment fostered an active imagination early on?

My childhood was VERY Steven Spielberg (circa his ET phase). My brother and I were both latch key kids so we had a ton of freedom. However instead of using this freedom for imaginative play, we chose to blow things up, TP peoples’ houses, look at my dad’s Playboys and watch a TON of TV.

 Does imagination come in handy when doing improv as you often have? What do…

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An Interview with Angela V. Shelton and Frances Callier of Frangela



Frangela is comedic duo formed from the genius of Frances Callier and Angela V. Shelton. They have appeared on such television shows as I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, VH1’s Best Week Ever, The Today Show, Dateline, and CNN’s Showbiz Tonight, among others. They have appeared on the film He’s Just Not That Into You and the Hulu exclusive improv series Quick Draw.

Frances has appeared solo on such shows as Hannah Montana, Curb Your Enthusiam,  The Cleveland Show, and 2 Broke Girls to name a few. While Angela has hosted the regional Emmy award winning PBS series The Cheap Show, and appeared on Grounded for Life, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Girls Behaving Badly, and many other television shows. She has provided voice roles on videogames such as Spider Man 2, Ultimate Spider Man, Superman, and Reservoir Dogs

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An Interview with Anne Rice


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Anne Rice is without a doubt one of the most iconic authors of modern day. Her works ranging from gothic fiction, erotica, and Christian literature have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide. Her latest installment in The Vampire Chronicles, Prince Lestat, is slated for release October 28, 2014.

What was it like growing up in New Orleans? What are some of your most fond memories of those days?

I was born in 1941 and it was another world — before electric refrigerators, washing machines, vacuum cleaners or air conditioning in homes. And my fond memories revolve around seeing the great changes that shaped the later Twentieth Century. I remember the first television introduced into our home with its tiny 6 inch screen, and little black and white picture. I remember when the great screen porches on Southern houses were removed or glassed in as air conditioning took…

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An Interview with Mike Bailey



Mike Bailey is the drummer for the Bret Michaels Band. A man of many talents he is also the President and Artist Relations Director for Potomac Records. The D.C. native studied TV and Radio Production at Columbia School of Broadcasting.

What were you like as a kid? What are some of your most fond memories from those days?

I’m the youngest of 3, with 2 sisters that never lacked pranks on their baby brother. We were raised in a northern Virginia suburb (Chantilly) outside Washington DC. At 7 years old, several of the neighborhood friends, ala The Sand Lot style upbringing with street sports, and music, would rock out to KISS with tennis rackets, jump on top of couches and chairs, playing the roles of our favorite KISS member. I was always Peter Criss of course. In the 4th grade, neighborhood friends Jeff Pringle, Bobby Sparks, Duane Sibole, and…

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An Interview with Bart Harris


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Bart Harris is the singer/guitarist for the band JunkFood which features Dan Anderson (Lead Guitar) and Van Swanson (Bass). He can also be found providing the bass for the Bret Michaels Band alongside Pete Evick (Lead Guitar), Mike Bailey (Drums), and Rob Jozwiak (Keyboard). Bart endorses Aurora Strings. It was a pleasure to sit down with him and find out a little more about the man who helps bring the music.

Where are you from? What was it like growing up there?

I was born and raised in Northern Virginia. I have a lot of family here and my family owns a business as well (Shannon Auto Sales). It used to be a small town where pretty much everybody knew everyone. It’s a little different now but it’s still home to me.

Do you remember what the moment was like when you first discovered the power of music?


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