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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
 http://themintla.com/
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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
 http://dipiazzas.com/
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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.
 http://bit.ly/1cOT0wD
 http://bit.ly/1bXQHqO

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brand new from brother oli! he’s got

 my voice and bass here:
 http://store.thirduncle.com/album/schoemer-songs
 plus he let me mix it.
 – – – – –
 and now there’s more!
 he’s got my bass here:
 http://store.thirduncle.com/album/falling-in-lilacs

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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
 http://www.edition-fieber.de/

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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,

Steve

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