Jun 062013
 

The business of revolution

Dakota Shaw of the Stoner Creek Boys hard at work at his temporary day job as CEO of Revolting! Inc. Photo by Patrick O’Dowd.

Dakota Shaw of the Stoner Creek Boys hard at work at his temporary day job as CEO of Revolting! Inc. Photo by Patrick O’Dowd.

By Patrick O’Dowd 

Walking up to the Lexington branch of the Land of Tomorrow gallery, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Earlier in the week, I had spoken to ELandF Projects founder Bruce Burris—the instigator behind this performance piece and countless others—and he had made it clear he didn’t have the slightest clue what Dakota Shaw and Paul Michael Brown had up their sleeves for the “Design Your Own Revolution” project. Burris even warned that it was well within the performers’ rights to not show up at all.

The revolutionaries-turned-startup-business-partners did show—or at least one of them did. Sitting behind a desk in Land of Tomorrow’s gallery space was Dakota Shaw. You might know him better from the local band Stoner Creek Boys, but I suspect it’s highly unlikely that when performing music Shaw is dressed up in a tie and tucked-in, button-down shirt—which he was today. The sight was some sort of cross between Office Space and the Brad Pitt character from that one movie about soap. When asked about the current location of his business associate, Paul Michael Brown, Shaw said he was busy running errands around town. They’re a young business on the rocks and certain hands about town had to be greased. Providing affordable revolutions in this day and age isn’t easy. It’s all about who you know.  Continue reading »

Mar 062013
 

The Kentucky Mourning Project

This is a press release/job add from ELandF projects.

ElandFLyndsey-fryman-performance-035WEBThe Kentucky Mourning Project will provide compensation for grieving/praying/singing/careful consideration on the thoughtless and detrimental environmental modifications wrought by ourselves within the area known to us today as the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

ELandF is looking for a Mourner to grieve for the loss of a relatively undisturbed sanctuary/habitat due to our own uncompromising devotion to consumer culture, to apologize to this earth place for our sad/mad lust for items and profit, and to offer up prayers of healing and forgiveness. Continue reading »