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“It seems like Dan and I are metaphysical aura-trash projectors,” says Joe, anchored by a pithy, feral expression, which looks beyond objects — as though he is channeling his description from a source outside of fractaled self-consciousness.

“ It seems like our music mostly emits from our eyes but masked by our... what is that word? What is it when you’re really uncoordinated?”

While Joe himself is not verbally remiss, his articulative powers — remarkably strong — rely on a fluidity that can at times defy lingual convention, in favor of abstraction. He finds the word he was looking for, which is strangely obvious: “...clumsy. Clumsy. Clumsy instrument juggling juggles.”


by Alexa Shapiro
There is a silence, and Joe turns off the speaker on his phone. I can only hear one end of the conversation, now. Joe seems to have realized that Dan has one more thing to add. He turns the speaker back on. Dan’s gnomish voice gurgles sweetly from the other side, and adds one more influence to his list: “...love!”
Pregnant & zecki am sun use computers, guitars and their minds to create electronic compositions that explore the nature of the spirit. They take a break from the capital city to tour the Pacific Northwest this month. for more information: myspace.com/lostlamp

Dan, who answers via telephone, is at first reluctant to explain what his music is about. He offers, with vagueness uncharacteristic to him, “it’s light... lighthearted... I don’t know.” He seems suspicious of my intentions, but soon sucks away into a charming wave of glossolalia. “Dotchikarima. Ochikarima-sensation. Sensation. Don’t you see? We’re all living in the dotchikariima. Sensation. Sensation.” The impetus of word-chaos excites the wave into finding its ocean, and he continues: “It’s about rainbows, boners, goats, waterfalls, eyelashes, rocks, dirt, pine needles, needles, eyeglasses, sore throats, curly hair, straight hair, straight or gay, CD rainbow reflections, universal temples, happiness, sadness, eternity, bathtubs, yarn, mermaids, dolphins, the color blue... red, purple, light shades of yellow... Alexa, Joe, Daniel, Andy.... no. No, no, no, stop. I’m done.”

DOWNTOWN Crocker Art Museum 216 O Street Boasts one of the state’s premier collections of California art, worldrenowned Old Master drawings, and significant holdings of Asian art and international ceramics. Temple Coffee 1014 10th Street Paintings by Jim Marxen. Second Saturday reception May 10 6-10pm Smith Gallery 1020 11th Street # 100 Sacramento’s largest gallery offering fine art including contemporary, landscapes and custom framing.


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Old Soul Coffee 1716 L Street Premiere coffee roasters hosting live music and showcase emerging artists. Phoenix Framing & Gallery 1801 L Street #211 A unique look at Sacramento architecture by Dirk Dusharme. Giclée on canvas. Platinum West Gallery 1018 22nd St Exhibition of collodion wet plate images.

Upper Playground 2524 J Street Solomon Dubnick Gallery Hip hop and skateboarding 1050 20th Street # 130 themed photography and art. Mark Bryan, oil on canvas, Zanzibar Trading Co satirical look at politics 1731 L Street and sexuality. John deWit, sculptor, showing abstract Fairly traded native handicrafts, tribal artifacts, glass works. African and Asian art.

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SOUTHSIDE 1200 S Gallery & Studios 1200 S Street New artists Marsha Kilian & Suzanne McClelland. Paintings by Patris. Local wineries pouring. Figurative pieces, original oils and California landscapes. Appel Gallery 931 T Street Sacramento’s only dedicated fine art photography gallery. Featuring works by Dirk Van Denderen. Art Foundry 1021 R Street Phil Linhares curates the May exhibition of Jerry Ross Barrish entitled “Bronze and Plastic.” Atelier 1617 16th street Sacramento’s home of high fashion. Clothing by Threaded Heart, Naik Fur and Lindsay Rickman. Axis Gallery 1517 19th Street Boyd Gavin, oil on canvas. Bricka Bracka 2114 P Street Sculptor Dave Brochier aluminum kinetic sculptures. Pamela Skinner / Gwenna Howard Contemporary Art 723 S Street Sculpture & paintings by Mike Riegel and Erik Gonzales. OAK PARK 40 Acres Art Gallery 3428 3rd Avenue Best of Sac High 2008 April 15 - May 31, 2008 Brickhouse Art Studios 2837 36th Street Contemporary fine art gallery surrounded by ten working art studios, south of Broadway. Tangent Gallery 2900 Franklin Boulevard Short Center May 10

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