watt plays live three times the week he turns fiftysix!

sunset in bologna 131208« Sunset in Bologna » © Mike Watt

Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 1:59 PM
Subject: watt plays live three times the week he turns fiftysix!
 good people,

tonight is one of those kinds

 of times I get to do hellride
 w/porno for pyros’ perk + peter,
 melding real-o mind w/trane using
 much respect and total freakouts
 wednesday, december 18 at 10 pm
 at the mint, 6010 w. pico bl.
 l.a., ca (323) 954-9400
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this friday is my 56th bday

 + both my secondmen + my
 missingmen will play w/me
 together at the same time!
 december 20 at 10 pm
 at di piazza’s, 5205 e. pch
 long beach, ca (562) 498-2461
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saturday is the big fling for dean

 dean the prancing machine (I did
 not put dean’s name twice by mis-
 take, by the way) at dave’s new
 pad so me + my secondmen
 will be breaking it in buck wild
 december 21 at 7:45 pm
 cafe nela, 1906 cypress av.
 cypress park, ca (323) 332-2027
 free gig!

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« comfort & joy » is a special limited-edition

 christmas compilation album, from which
 all proceeds will go toward providing
 resources for homeless youth. I gave
 these fine folks a version of « the
 first noel » I did on solo bass.

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brand new from brother oli! he’s got

 my voice and bass here:
 plus he let me mix it.
 – – – – –
 and now there’s more!
 he’s got my bass here:

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me and raymond’s new band called

 sock-tight just released our debut
 recording, double seven inch vinyl
 in a gatefold sleeve

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finally, I’m glad to let you know me + my

 fratelli cooked up second il sogno del marinaio
 album last week in bologna, e fatta!

Steve Stockdale: « General Semantics: An Approach to Effective Language Behavior » at the MOOC

I’m pleased to announce I will be team-teaching my first Massive Open Online Course (or MOOC). This type of free online course provides an alternative means to deliver and experience educational offerings to anyone in the world with access to the Internet.

The course is titled General Semantics: An Approach to Effective Language Behavior, based on a Communication Studies course that Mary Lahman, Ph.D., has taught at Manchester University in Indiana for fifteen years. Greg Thompson, Ph.D. and visiting anthropology professor at BYU, rounds out our teaching team. So participants will benefit from three different perspectives about General Semantics.

Registration is now open for the six-week class that begins 13 January 2014. There is no fee for registration or materials – it’s completely free, offered through the Canvas Network  . Here’s the description:

This course provides an introduction to general semantics—the study of how we transform our life experiences into language and thought. Students will learn how their language habits and behaviors, as well as how they think about and share experiences, are what make them uniquely human. In other words, students will discover the critical, but sometimes subtle distinctions between what happens in their lives and how they talk about what happens.

The course will include readings from a wide array of disciplines, such as communication studies, neuroscience, and cultural anthropology. It will also include visual and auditory demonstrations through music and social media, and collaborative interactions with fellow learners. These types of learning experiences allow students to not only learn about more effective language behaviors, but also practice those new behaviors in order to communicate more effectively and appropriately in interpersonal and organizational contexts.

To enroll, simply click the blue ENROLL button on this page.

The course content is organized into weekly modules. Participants can work at their own pace and sequence, with activities and exercises arranged to facilitate learning.

This is a great opportunity to try something new, both in terms of the subject matter and educational format. After five days of open registration it looks like we have participants signed up from four continents. Feel free to enroll and participate as much, or as little, as you wish. We’ll all learn something together, although those « somethings » may be quite different.

Attached is an information sheet about the course. Please consider sharing with your social media networks or with anyone who might be interested in learning something like General Semantics in an international virtual classroom.

Best regards,



L’île logique

L’île logique

Partons ici même… pièce burlesque pour les 8-12 ans
Pilouface, spectacle tout public
L’île logique est une compagnie de théâtre et clowns de sciences fondamentales tout public. Nous abordons le contenu des sciences théoriques par des moyens artistiques burlesques, d’une façon à la fois distrayante et pertinente, absurde et rigoureuse.
A ce jour, nous proposons 7 spectacles abordant des contenus scientifiques théoriques variés (zéro, énergie, relativité du mouvement ou du temps, logique, géométrie, mécanique, fonctions, infini, récurrence, théorie de Galois, travaux de Poincaré, matérialité de l’air, écosystème, forces, chaîne alimentaire, astronomie, ondes, structure de la matière, nature de la lumière, histoire des sciences, épistémologie…), des animations scientifiques, des créations de spectacles ou saynètes sur mesure, des ateliers ou activités pédagogiques, des interventions de clowns scientifiques lors de colloques, des concerts scientifiques, des conférences…
Mettre de la ludicité dans la lucidité…
spectacle sur la pensée critique
L’île logique s’est produite au sein de nombreuses structures, établissements scolaires, centres de culture scientifique, festivals, collectivités locales, associations scientifiques, grandes écoles, comités d’entreprise… (liste exhaustive sur le site). 
Nous avons notamment reçu l’appui chaleureux de Cédric Villani (médaille Fields 2010, directeur de l’IHP), de l’École Polytechnique, du CNRS, du département du Morbihan, de la revue Tangente, de Stella Baruk et Marie-Odile Monchicourt (France-Info). Nombreux témoignages sur le site…
L’affaire 3.14 pièce burlesque
sur le programme de lycée
De nombreuses informations (détails par spectacle, contenus scientifiques, vidéos, photos, dossiers artistiques et pédagogiques, témoignages…) sont sur notre site.
Contact : Cédric 06 64 81 34 82 / cedric@ilelogique.fr