Sunday, June 21, 2009

20th Century Boy performed by Kurt Weller in the style of T.Rex

20th Century Boy

performed by

Kurt Weller

in the style of
[with appropriate liberties taken]

T.Rex

Premieres July 5th

at the

Outer Channel Internet Talk Show

Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Plaza of the Mind Ideologue Series Episode 4001


Please join me for the forth episode of the Plaza of the Mind Ideologue Series, Episode 4001 featuring special guest Jamil Nasir. Mr. Nasir is the highly talented author behind the books Distance Haze, The Higher Space and Houses of Time.


You can listen to the stream [and subsequent download] here:

PotM Ideologue Series - Episode 4001 - with special guest Jamil Nasir

Thursday, June 11, 2009

'Please (Taze Me)' Live

Here is my performance at the Pub at the End of the Universe from last night. There are a couple of flubs, gaffs and fubars but all in all I am quite happy with my first try at performing original material live.

Special thanks go to John Kaczanowski for capturing the moment along with the judges and the two other gentleman I competed against as well as all of my buds that showed up to .

Kurt Weller takes Second Place at the Pub at the End of the Universe Annual Songwriting Contest!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Kurt Weller at the Pub at the End of the Universe! Tonight

Mr. Weller will be appearing live at the Pub at the End of the Universe Annual Songwriting Contest, This year's theme is 'Police Brutality'. Mr. Weller will be performing his new song 'Please (Taze Me)'.

Kurt has been hard at work all weekend creating a melodic line...

Pairing the line with medium tempo House beats...

Writing, editing, re-writing and re-editing lyrics into Hit material...

Rehearsing, rehearsing and rehearsing until, as Greg Lester told him, 'You'll never want to hear that song again'...


Please (Taze Me)

Put your Jack Boot
Up my Jack Ass
You know I've got it coming

Slap your Night Stick
Across my white ass
I should have seen it coming

Two shots to the chest
and one to the head
if I get back up
repeat the process again

Don't Taze me bro
you won't hear me say
the time for whining
was yesterday

Please Taze me Dad
is what I said
I finally got it through
my foolish head
finally got it through
my foolish head

Rip the picket sign
from my pansy hand
All I'm doin's
whinin'

Knock me down
to the cold hard ground
I'll only start
crying

Two shots to the chest
and one to the head
if I get back up
repeat the process again

Don't Taze me bro
you won't hear me say
the time for whining
was yesterday

Please Taze me Dad
is what I said
I finally got it through
my foolish head
finally got it through
my foolish head

Please taze me
please taze me
please taze me
please taze me
Dad...

(c) 2009 Kurt Weller

Monday, May 25, 2009

The Plaza of the Mind Ideologue Series Episode 3001a

Please join me for the third episode of the Plaza of the Mind Ideologue Series, Episode 3001 featuring special guest Bob Dobbs. Mr. Dobbs has been described as a media ecologist, the greatest artist alive as well as the only man alive. Tonight we are going to discuss the recently compiled timeline that catalogs all of Mr. Dobb's works. We are also going to begin an audio commentary of The Real Deal interview that was published here at the Plaza a couple of years ago.


You can listen to the stream [and subsequent download] here:

In the meanwhile you can check out some of Mr. Dobb's works here:


Dobbstown

Monday, May 18, 2009

The Plaza of the Mind Ideologue Series Episode 2001

Please join me for the second episode of the Plaza of the Mind Ideologue Series, Episode 2001 featuring special guest Greg Lester. Mr. Lester is an author, musician and co-host of the Outer Channel Radio Show. Tonight we are going to do readings from and discuss our past, present and future literary works.


You can listen to the stream [and subsequent download] here:

In the meanwhile you can check out some of Mr. Lester's works here:

Self-Aggrandizer (Formerly Pure Agony)

And for anyone who listened to the show, here is that Ambulating Paper-Craft Toy I created for Greg's birthday a couple of years back:

Monday, May 04, 2009

The Plaza of the Mind Ideologue Series Episode 1001

Please join me for the premiere episode of the Plaza of the Mind Ideologue Series Episode 1001 featuring special guest Tim Kavi. Mr. Kavi is a philosopher, writer, poet and inventor who is remarkably down to earth. I feel that there are several commonalities between Mr. Kavi and my own sensibilities and trust that this will be a conversation worth hearing and a great way of introducing the new show.

You can listen to the stream [and subsequent download] here:

In the meanwhile you can check out some of Mr. Kavi's works here:

Monday, March 30, 2009

Experiments in Melancholia at the Area Grocer

I find myself spending more and more time at the cafeteria seating...



that has been springing up around many of the area grocers....



there is something lonely about this activity, though I am unsure if
the loneliness is inherent or...


if it calls back memories of Department store cafeteria dining with my grandmother when I was a child and the way that sadness seems to cling to the passage of time.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Changes


Hello all,

I wanted to announce some changes that you will be noticing at the Plaza of the Mind in the near future.

I have been a negligent caretaker as of late and have not been keeping up with the Plaza. I have been focusing most of my energy on remastering the remaining four track masters of songs that I created ten years ago, working on the Outer Channel Radio Show and putting together two books [which I will describe below].

Over the past two years here at the Plaza I have had the great opportunity to interview some of my favorite authors, artists and musicians, these interviews have been labeled the Plaza of the Mind Interview Series.

The first book that I am putting together is a collection of my interviews with Bob Dobbs and his colleagues and it will be entitled Conversations with the Canadian Media Ecological Intelligentsia and the Side Effects of those Interactions.

The second book will collect the Plaza of the Mind Interview Series and will also include unpublished interviews with poet and actress Stefene Russell and author Jamil Nasir.

Once both books are published the interviews will NO LONGER be available at this location in their current form. They will only be available through my publisher in paper bound editions and possibly in the form of an e-text sometime down the road.

You may ask why I am doing this.

I think the best answer to that question is simply that every so often an environment must be tended to. Aspects of it must be moved around, trees must be pruned and bushes must be sculpted. Objet d'ars may be transferred to other locations as cultural loans and artifacts must be catalogued and placed on shelves so that new attractions can be displayed.

You will see that the Plaza will soon have a new look and you will also find ordering information for the aforementioned editions.

Thank you for all of your support and patience during this transition period.

Kurt Weller,
Plaza of the Mind

Saturday, February 28, 2009

As Heard on The Outer Channel Radio Show!

Meditations Through Situation Comedy Environments

First Tour




The apartment of Dr. Robert Hartley and his wife Emily from the Bob Newhart Show.

You can download it here:

[01] - Kurt Weller - First Tour - The Apartment of Dr. Robert Hartley.mp3

[Simply scroll down the page, choose download option #2 and input the special code on that page]

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Kurt Weller and Greg Lester on the Outer Channel sign!

Greg Lester and I will be commencing the broadcast of our Outer Channel radio show this coming Saturday! We hope that you will catch our pilot episode.

This will fulfill yet another life long dream for me: To be the host of my own radio show in much the same way as Wolfman Jack or Glenn Gould!

Care to participate?

Date / Time: 2/14/2009 8:00 PM Pacific

Call-in Number: (917) 388-4076

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Kurt Weller performs 'Iron Man'



From the forthcoming Kay Jay Calling, Calling Kay Jay film.

I actually got my weight up to 240 pounds for the film. Thank god that's over - it feels good to be slim again.