Subject: Re: doo dah, doo dah
I should be interviewing Minnie Driver tomorrow if it works out -- any
burning questions for the lass?
yes. when is she coming to my house?
I saw Iggy Pop on "Pete & Pete" -- I'd forgotten he was Michelle
Trachtenberg's dad on the show. He was at a high school dance trying to dance
with her but she got out of it by yelling "Charley horse!". I thought at
first they were just being really surreal and having him be a really
old-looking kid. But then he got onstage and sang a song with Luscious
Jackson (!) about "I used to bounce you on my knee / Would it kill ya to dance
one dance with me?", to his daughter's terminal embarrassment.
--Your pal ULTIMA
i love that episode. pete & pete's the greatest. on what other show will you find the igster, steve buscemi, patty hearst, syd straw, richard edson, and, my favorite, bus driver stu?
I'm over at Ben Her's and just saw something that prompted this
message. On his turntable is a 45 of Tim Curry's song "I Do the
Rock." The co-author is:
cool! now that i think of it, "i do the rock" does sound rather germanic, doesn't it? it's wagner-rock! or ragnarok. something.
(there's a stone formation in petrified forest that i named ragnarok (wagner-rock). maybe *the song* was named after *it*)
From: Kathy B.
Subject: I had a dream last night
How's this for a new Midway game: instead of ducks, rows and rows of tiny Wagners?
i like it. i'm sending wagner over right now to . . . to . . . uh, to, y'now, check things out, or something. (i'd get out of the house if i were you)
Subject: Re: because i know you care nothing...
Prince Trdat, as we call him, of the Parthian Royal House of Arsacid,
traveled to Rome, escorted by 3000 cavalrymen, nobles and dignitaries(as
uncle Varajoon told me some 5 years back) to get his gold crown, really
hated Nero--is what I've been hearing. But the fascinating possibility
connected with this event in Guljikian history is the suggestion that the
episode of the pilgrimage of the Magi, which is recounted in the Matthaen
prologue to the Gospels, really did not happen the way the hellenic world
would have you believe, see, Cuz Trdat really wanted to hang with the baby
Jesus but got delayed by his older brother's (king Vologases I) demand to
rebuild his capital, Artaxata.
From: Ivan Wold
Subject: wagnerism & wagnerolatry
I visited the site you had on the bust you
travel with. I mailed you a note saying that your site was like driving
in Iowa. I take that back, I have tried very hard to locate your site
agian but I can't find it. I am new to the net so I have no clue on
what I'm doing. I did find an artical on Wagner visiting Twin Peaks but
I lost that place too.
I have to learn more about Wagner, the drama is so intense.
Please send me any info you can about his visits and adventures.
Also, please lead me to any web sites that he is in.
Thank you for allowing me to view more on Wagner...........
I have to wait a week though because I leave for Europe today...
When I get back I will surf all over the Wagner sites......
From: John Henny
Being a fan of Ed Wood, Space Ghost, Milk & Cheese and
above all Richard Wagner I truly thought I was all alone in my confused little world.
ah, so it's *your* confused little world, is it? (good, cos i was wondering)
I could find friends who would readily discuss "Plan Nine" and "Dork
Comics" but the very mention of Wagner would usually clear the room.
you should see what happens when one starts photographing wagner in a room
As far as the Wagner Society types go, well...lets just say that stories
about Bela Lugosi "shooting up" just don't go over too well.
i used to send w photos to the president of the wagner society in a major american city. no response. the next time i was in that city, someone drove me by her house, which i photographed with wagner, & i sent her a print. *that* got her attention, all right. (that episode appeared in a story about wagner & moi in the houston press--see the "waglynx" section of the w page)
Wagner on Space Ghost was genuis! I've only recently gotten on-line but
this is the first time that I have laughed out loud while seated at my
wagner & space ghost: two spirits who taste great together!
I'm thinking about getting a Wagner bust to put with my Milk
& Cheese "Merv Griffin" poster...it all makes sense now.
...which means those around you should probably think about investing in worry stones
I'm glad that someone has finally found a way to celebrate both "High"
and "Trash" culture at the same time.
wagner gets high on trashing culture
I can't wait to see something like Tor Johnson as "Siegfried".
tor say: MMM...wagner GOOD!
Keep up the great work and long live the Wagner bust!
(hey, aren't you that guy with the hammer?)
(wait...that was john henRy.
um, who are you, again?)
From: Laura Bond
Organization: Epiphany Records
Subject: Meet the Meat?
Charlie and I have been perusing your site. I like it--your graphics
are really cool. Seems pretty thorough. Sorry to see the photos of the
headless Wagner. That wasn't fake Wagner, was it?
Charlie wants to know if the Wagners Meats photos is up anywhere. We
couldn't find it today.
Also, I saw a commercial for a pet supply store, where a dog and a cat
are sneaking peeks at their X-mas presents by stacking up household
items and standing on them (the presents are in the attic. How cute, I
know.) Anyway, I think one of the stacking items may be a Wagner bust.
Could be Beethoven, I'm not sure. Watch for it.
What IS on TV tonight?
P.S. Jack Wagner is a regular on Melrose Place...
From: Trish Benedict
Subject: Your site
Your Wagner site is hysterical! My husband kept coming in to see why I
was laughing so hard. (Who's Harry Dean Stanton? Is he the guy who played Molly Ringwald's father in "Pretty in Pink"?)
don't know, but i doubt it. roger ebert has said, "any movie with harry dean stanton in it is automatically worth watching." i don't see how that could apply to any molly ringwald film.
(You didn't *really* burn a classic Whipped Cream album at Burning Man, did you?)
yes. yes, i did. twice. No, three times.
hola me gustaria saber mas sobre ti
From: kyle cassidy
Subject: modulatin' w/ kyle and john (fwd)
i saw a pixel-flick called "wagner tripple threat" last week, found
it on the net, cost me ten bucks, i'm going to do a more serious review
in the next few days. it was 2 hours long, which was pretty impressive in
itself, alll recorded on audio tapes & xferred to vhs. (whole lotta
whirrin goin' on).
From: "David N. Johnson"
Subject: Fw: Re. Winner "Best Damn Web Site I've Seen in ___ Weeks"
Deuce, Really amazing stuff! I'm passing this one along, don't you
worry, now. I actually found your page via the Wagner newsgroup (where your
posting stood out like a saguaro cradled in Brunnhilde's beefy arms),
did you see the definitive horned brunnhilde at the end of the burning man 96 ("just burn it!") sequence?
and I'm getting a bit weary of that group's stodginess.
Even wrote in a mild complaint re. "let's talk about the MUSIC and how it works. . ." rather than tightass critiques of indiv'l singers, festivals, reviews of favorite recordings (esp. those singers, ad infinitum), etc. I don't believe it
Anyway, not only is your site ingenious and hilarious, but you're a damn
good writer; and I feel a particular kinship, having been stuck myself in
that God-forsaken land of swiftly-mutating kitsch, commerce and hedonism
known as Phoenix.
i actually LIKE it here. then again, unlike 90% of valley residents, who are interlopers, i was born here.
Yes, sad but true, an ASU grad, from the year. . .er, from sometime back.
That's why your glorious imagery of the Hayden flour mill, the Westward
Ho, the Kon Tiki (they knocked it down??!) sent me out like a pot o'
I hated it while I was there, except Old Tempe, where I lived---a pocket
of something/anything REAL---and I hear downtown has been choked to death
anyway by a massive sheet of asphalt.
actually, by giant corporate restaurants: mcdonald's, fat tuesday's, crocodile cafe, and, worst of all, hooters
Well, can't stop $$ from bein'
Okay, okay, I'm just wrapping up here. 1) Still down there?
"down there" . . . you refer to huysmans? or perhaps you mean am i still in tempe?
if the latter: yes.
if the former: huh?
2) I LOVE "Escape from Noise" and devoured the interview (sayin', Yeah!, Right On!,
and so forth) 3) I own a bronze bust of The Man myself; I'll never look
at him the same again. . .
Keep it up-- something tells me you will.
AARGH: 4) Not sure I got your humorous slant in the W. group page ("you
know who you are. . .")
i've found that wagnerites fall into two camps: those who laugh about the Old Boy & those who Don't. i'm on record with the second group. forewarned = forearmed, &c.
Ah well, you made me laugh tonight!
Subject: Wagner on Mars
Dear Mr. Deuce,
I have never before released this picture but since I have ascertained
that you are a loyal Wagner fan I'm sending you a copy for your viewing
and/or publishing on the WWW. I'm sure the implications of this picture
will be sufficiently clear to you that you will be able to discourse on
the subject at length for your WEB page. If not then perhaps when my busy
schedule of uncovering conspiracies such as this permits, then I may be
able to provide you on a suitable commentary of the subject.
Content-Description: Gif Image
Content-Type: image/gif ; name="mars_wagner.gif"
X-Zm-Decoding-Hint: mimencode -b -u
Attachment Converted: mars_wag.gif
well, katarn, this is puzzling evidence indeed! who knew that the face on mars would turn out to belong to The Old Boy? i begin to understand why he wears that perpetual smirk--what mortal could resist, being worshipped not only on earth but in the heavens? (oops--did i say *mortal*?)
one wonders what shadowy cabal must be conspiring to keep this revelation from the public! i shall add this photo to my site asap (if not tonight, then not for a couple of weeks, because i'm headed for burning man).
in closing, wagner wishes me to convey his thanks for bringing this welt-shaking discovery to his attention.
on a personal note, i would like to convey to you the blame for having given herr w a reason for swelling his already massive head.
Deuce of Clubs
p.s. -- "sycophant."
Subject: Wagner's new best bud?
Hi there -
Was surfing around looking for pictures of the Log Lady to email to my
newly-ensconsed-along-Puget-Sound friend when I came across Wagner's
homepage. You cannot imagine my delight, and to find he's just up the
road in Phoenix.
I know the Midge to his Barbie - a cute little pink rubber clown with a
missing foot who would fit inside the hole in his head. Mr. Clown gets
around. And although he's not inclined to hobnod with the Rich and
Famous, he has been to Europe twice, to Disneyworld, San Francisco, the
Grand Canyon and oh so many more wonderful places. He just got back from
Seattle, and I will be taking him from my coworker's desk in October for
a journey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. Said coworker
has the photos collected for a planned album.
Since they are so close in location, we really should arrange for these
two Icons of World Adventure to meet someday.