Wednesday, May 2

They're coming ... like, really soon

"The artists were attempting to make art more than just something to look at, they wanted it to be something to be involved in, something too big to ignore."
— Le Tigre*


You know you've always wanted to lurch around downtown in undead drag and make the tourists scratch their heads. Don't miss your chance; it's coming quickly. An extra bonus: We'll be crawling through the May art trolley tour, so not only will Beale Street tourists be WTFing, but the city's art connoisseurs along South Main will be forced to comtemplate the real meaning of living (unliving), breathing art as it pulses around them and changes the land- and peoplescape of downtown Memphis.

If you're confused about exactly what any of this nonsense means, please refer to the official zombie massacre blog here. There you'll find explicit instructions about how to participate, where to meet, the route, the time, the purpose, and all that. If you are still confused, it might be time to lay off the sauce. But you can also e-mail me at theogeo at gmail dot com and I'll be happy to explain it to my best abilities (if I'm not drunk, that is).

We're looking for anyone and everyone to come out and gore it up. We're especially interested in people who have makeup or theater skills, so if you've been settling for applying fake blood to your face in the privacy of your own bathroom at midnight, now's your time to shine. Join us.

And, lastly, I gotta give a big shoutout to Jamieslan, whose artwork is completely amazing and without whom none of the promotion would be getting done. A thousand thank yous, Jamie, even though I don't think you read this blog.

Three weeks. Spread the word. Use that flyer up there if needed. Just tell someone.

*Does anyone know if this quotation has a more original source? I know several of the other lines in that song are from Rothko/Gottlieb/Newman, but I'm not finding a source for this particular line other than the song itself. Art history buffs, please enlighten me so I can give credit where it's due.

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Blogger La C. said...

I am so upset we are not going to be able to make it. I know I am not wrong in expecting lots of pictures, right? Is there another one planned?

Wed May 02, 02:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this for real? I would hate to have to hit Beale in my zombie attire just to find out I am the only zombette in town. Although it won't be the first time I dined alone...

Wed May 02, 02:16:00 PM  
Blogger fearlessvk said...

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Wed May 02, 08:04:00 PM  
Blogger fearlessvk said...

GREAT perfect le tigre quote!!! awesome!

and to the anon commenter: this is totally 100% for real. you won't be the only zombette there - i can guarantee at least two other zombettes - me and theogeo ;)

but seriously - there will be others. there is buzz around town. come out, everyone!!!

Wed May 02, 08:05:00 PM  
Blogger TVonthefritz said...

I wish I could be something so culturally perplexing. You should be proud of yourselves! seriuosly.

Wed May 02, 11:33:00 PM  
Blogger theogeo said...

La, dang, I wish you guys could come! But you're right — there will be pictures. Sooo many pictures. At least I hope.

Anonymous, yes, it's for real. Bring friends!

Fritz, I wish you could come down and lurch with us, man.

Thu May 03, 11:43:00 AM  
Blogger Short and Fat said...

If I had the time I'd drive from Nashville to be a zombie.

Thu May 03, 06:28:00 PM  
Blogger theogeo said...

S&F, we'd LOVE to have you. It'd be worth the drive, I promise.

Fri May 04, 12:46:00 AM  

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