Saturday, February 21, 2009

SHOW YOURSELF! "love you" zine 'stach pics 3

More "love you" zine moustache pics!!!
Kendall Abbott

Downtown Steve

Amanda, Michael Todoran and Toby!!!

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(Check out the "love you" zine online at . For a FREE copy of the Flockflockflock cut and paste "love you" zine, email your name and mailing address to )

Thursday, February 19, 2009

SHOW YOURSELF! "love you" zine 'stach pics 2

Michael Monson is an aspiring author, infrequent Flockflockflock EVERYDAY contributor and the only person who regularly "gets" our lame sense of humor and obscure pop culture references.
For this and so much more we love Monson.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

SHOW YOURSELF! "love you" zine 'stach pics

Flockflockflock's first cut and paste ZINE "love you" is now available!

Inside are awesome visual works by Mathew Ward, Michael Hsiung, Carrie Vail and Bryan Hainer, as well as an interactive piece by yours truly.

Check out the original blog on my MOMENTO insert here:

If you haven't yet picked up a copy of "love you" stop in and ask for your FREE copy at these fine Las Vegas venues:
Henri & Odette
The Gypsy Den
Trifecta Gallery
while supplies last!!!

Or email with your proper name and complete mailing address and we'll post one direct to you!

Until then, you can see it online at

We'll leave you with two pictures sent to us by "love you" contributor Carrie Vail (seen here with her fiance Wes) taken in celebration of their ZINEs arrival via mail.

We loved them before but now, now we love them extra.
Oh and Jim got in on the action too...

-Jennifer Henry inspiring shenannigans from coast to coast

Monday, February 16, 2009

Love Letters - Part II

In September 2008 we published a webzine version of Flockflockflock which contained - among other spectacular editorial/visual offerings - a Pro and Cons essay piece featuring everyone's favorite 80s icon/punching bag, President Ronald Reagan.

Sometime later we received a set of late night emails from a would-be contributor who strongly objected to our publishing a positive depiction of Reagan as well as a more critical view of his 2 terms in office. In celebration of President's Day we've posted these emails for our Flockflockflock EVERYDAY readers as well as a link to the original essays that spurred them.

Please note that Jennifer Henry wrote the affirmative piece (presented on the right side of the page, in white, under the heading "Sycophants") and Tommy Marth wrote the creative and compelling contrary piece (presented on the left side of the page, in black, under the heading "Naysayers").

At Flockflockflock we celebrate diversity in all things, be it politics, music or any of the material arts and although our contributors often share a common pallet (as defined by taste and fundamental means of expression) we have never asked that they modify their views nor sought out only contributors with a particular set of views, in an attempt to craft an idealogically homogenous product. We think that's lame/close minded/boring.

A very special thanks to writer/musician Tommy Marth for allowing us to post this blog with the email writer's incoherent-however-still-offensive ad hominem attack against him. And please note that Flockflockflock has omitted the email writer's name and email address as a courtesy.

email #1:
----- Original Message -----
(name ommitted, Fff)
To: Jennifer Henry
Sent: Saturday, November 08, 2008 12:05 AM
Subject: i have a few things to contribute to your blog BUT

the tommy marth piece on reagan totally GROSSED ME OUT.

i have met tommy a few times. for someone involved in the drug addled new wave yuppie club scene of las vegas.. i mean.. at first it makes sense that he wants to defend a celluloid non-hero FUCKING NEO NAZI PIECE OF SHIT like ronald reagan. but at the same time i thought your website was going to be a little more progressive minded than including pieces that seemingly defends a person and administration that single handedly set back the progress of our country's notions of equality and human rights by about oh... SIXTY YEARS.

the years of ronald reagan and his administration brought the worst kind of backwards thinking this country has seen since the fifties post war mentality. if someone "cool" like tommy marth wants to even jokingly defend that asshole and his fourth reich, that's all well and good. but the title sycophant might not be the most appropriate for the section you placed his commentary in. REDNECK DEFENDING RETARD might be more fitting.

perhaps i misread the whole thing. but really. i was about to submit a piece about pro choice and ads in subways promoting pro life ideals. i don't want my opinion to be involved with ANYTHING defending that piece of shit RR and his failed dynasty. i'll save it for the blog i'm launching early 2009 i guess?

someone needs to tell mr. marth nevada is a blue state now. and hopefully they are never looking back. maybe he should move to kentucky? mississippi? blech.

(name omitted, Fff)

email #2:
----- Original Message -----
(name omitted, Fff)
To: Jennifer Henry
Sent: Saturday, November 08, 2008 12:15 AM
Subject: wait!!!!

reading the blurb for the like.. tenth time i realize maybe it was you who wrote the section on reagan and how great he was??? SAY IT ISNT SO!!!!!!!!????

aside from the format totally confusing the crap out of me... (three of my friends reading along currently agree) i mistakenly thought tommy wrote the pro rr rant... but it may have been you????

again... say it isnt so!!!! tell me you don't believe that horse shit... ronald reagan was one of our top five worst presidents. ever. hands down. glorified movie star prick turned politician. and his wife... don't even get me started... just say no... how about..: HEY NANCY, good try talking to a generation of people addicted to drugs partly because your husband okayed their implementation into ghettoes in the first year of his presidency! through goevernment issued projects and well paid drug lords in minority slums.

i know it's late here, but OH MY GOD.... so disappointed that anyone thinks ronald reagan was a good president.... listen to some black flag dude... UGH???!!!

(name omitted, Fff)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

TONIGHT! Los Angeles...

We interrupt your regularly scheduled Sunday EVERYDAY post for the following rant/informational post by Mathew Ward:

It’s is a rare night when I can go out to a bar these days sit down with a whiskey and a DJ is playing a song that was made and released within the year. It depresses me. I live in Los Angeles. DJs should be breaking new talent not catering to nostalgic weekend warriors. I’ve been starting a revolt against all music recorded prior to 2004. Unless it’s a Donovan song. (Hurdy Gurdy Man anyone?!) And I’m purposefully using the word song and not record. I don’t care if you or your bar only spins vinyl! Who the fuck would care when you're just spinning the same fucking Blondie song every fucking Thursday night! Oh my bad, you have some Prince and Morrissey vinyl too...what a party! Play fucking CDs, play fucking MP3s and play fucking NEW MUSIC. With the fall of the record industry, more and more real talent is flooding the streets and yet no fucking DJs take the fucking chance to break these guys in bars and clubs. You have friends in good bands? Play their fucking record for them, asshole!

Thankfully tonight is going to be different. The ShortStop in Echo Park is hosting a listening party for a BRAND SPANKIN' NEW compilation entitled “Dark Was the Night.” And guess what kids...the official release isn’t for another 2 days! Eat that DJ Vinyl only circa '78! Can’t get much newer than that. Yeah, I’m psyched. This compilation comprised of 31 exclusive tracks will be available as a double CD/triple vinyl and via download all to benefit the Red Hot Organization – an international charity dedicated to raising money and awareness for HIV and AIDS through popular culture.

I was given a copy of it last week and I haven’t been listening to anything else since. (Except “The Essential Donovan” CD, of course). The compilation really is fantastic and beautiful. Stand out tracks that kill are David Sitek's (TV on the Radio) "A Girl Like You," "Amazing Grace" as performed by Cat Power (who's voice will soon rival that of one Aretha Franklin /Joni Mitchell hybrid), “Lua” a heartbreaking duet by Connor Oberst and Gillian Welch, “Cello Song” (Nick Drake) as performed by The Books and Jose Gonzalez, “Train Song” by Feist and Ben Gibbard and Antony from Antony and the Johnsons absolutely devastated me with yet another of his amazing Bob Dylan covers, “I was young when I left home.”

C'mon. You know you want to sip whiskey at The ShortStop with me and hear this stuff before anyone else! Don’t worry, Blondie and Grand Master Flash will be back next weekend. Oh, I forgot to mention duets by Grizzly Bear and Feist, new New Pornographers as well as new Iron and Wine. The set is not to be fucked with. And it’s for an amazing cause! And its entry to the listening party is free with your RSVP. But buy the CD… or MP3s… or if you must, the vinyl.

Visit for more info, free downloads and to order your copy of the compilation!
And check out the flyer to RSVP for tonight's event and your chance to buy the music in advance!