Unlikely 2.0

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Editors' Notes

Maria Damon and Michelle Greenblatt
Jim Leftwich and Michelle Greenblatt
Sheila E. Murphy and Michelle Greenblatt

A Visual Conversation on Michelle Greenblatt's ASHES AND SEEDS with Stephen Harrison, Monika Mori | MOO, Jonathan Penton and Michelle Greenblatt

Letters for Michelle: with work by Jukka-Pekka Kervinen, Jeffrey Side, Larry Goodell, mark hartenbach, Charles J. Butler, Alexandria Bryan and Brian Kovich

Visual Poetry by Reed Altemus
Poetry by Glen Armstrong
Poetry by Lana Bella
A Eulogic Poem by John M. Bennett
Elegic Poetry by John M. Bennett
Poetry by Wendy Taylor Carlisle
A Eulogy by Vincent A. Cellucci
Poetry by Vincent A. Cellucci
Poetry by Joel Chace
A Spoken Word Poem and Visual Art by K.R. Copeland
A Eulogy by Alan Fyfe
Poetry by Win Harms
Poetry by Carolyn Hembree
Poetry by Cindy Hochman
A Eulogy by Steffen Horstmann
A Eulogic Poem by Dylan Krieger
An Elegic Poem by Dylan Krieger
Visual Art by Donna Kuhn
Poetry by Louise Landes Levi
Poetry by Jim Lineberger
Poetry by Dennis Mahagin
Poetry by Peter Marra
A Eulogy by Frankie Metro
A Song by Alexis Moon and Jonathan Penton
Poetry by Jay Passer
A Eulogy by Jonathan Penton
Visual Poetry by Anne Elezabeth Pluto and Bryson Dean-Gauthier
Visual Art by Marthe Reed
A Eulogy by Gabriel Ricard
Poetry by Alison Ross
A Short Movie by Bernd Sauermann
Poetry by Christopher Shipman
A Spoken Word Poem by Larissa Shmailo
A Eulogic Poem by Jay Sizemore
Elegic Poetry by Jay Sizemore
Poetry by Felino A. Soriano
Visual Art by Jamie Stoneman
Poetry by Ray Succre
Poetry by Yuriy Tarnawsky
A Song by Marc Vincenz

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Gay Tastee

Gay TasteeSteve Gaylord, better known as Gay Tastee, is a regional folk singer songwriter out of Albany, New York. His songs are steeped in historical references, classic Russian novels, the walls of vandalized churches, and misanthropes drunk on Robitussin. His voice, while unconventional, intonates the sad desperation of the hopeless everyman. Check out his song "jihad-vs-mcworld," in which Steve would "rather die in a martyr brigade... than to be that putrid plastic smile /stapled on at the end of every shitty day /when the world's done kicking your ass."

All of Steve's albums, which include the diverse bands Beef, the Wasted, Gay Tastee, and his newest project, St. Jude Pray for Us, explore the ill effects of tyranny, big religion, drug use, pop culture, and day jobs. He also manages to work in painfully personal lyrics whose introspection give credence to his fantastic storytelling capability. A personal favorite is the song "mountain music." "Daddy settled up the bad days with whiskey and his fists/ and he cracked that bottle open and cranked the mountain music loud/ and I lay on my bed and close my eyes and pray to god/ sometimes I got lucky and he passed out/ and momma came home from that second shift."

Gay TasteeThe Gay Tastee albums range in recording technique. Some tracks are high-end studio, others are low-fi five-track basement stuff. Take some time to let it grow on you so that you can appreciate the full beauty and diversity of Steve's craftsmanship.

You can visit Steve at www.gaytastee.com and download the entire album, "Gay Tastee Hates You," as well as live tracks from radio broadcast and a buddy's apartment. You can also visit his rock band, the Wasted, at www.upstatewasted.com. —ES

Weak and Nervous: 3.1 megs
Mountain Music: 2.2 megs
Napoleon: 3.8 megs
Dollar Tree: 2.2 megs

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"Weak and Nervous," "Mountain Music" and "Napoleon" are .m4a files, and might not play with a regular .mp3 player. We recommend that you install QuickTime to hear Gay Tastee's music. "Dollar Tree" should play on most recent computers without additional software.