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A list & description of most of tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE'S 'performances' from 1959 to 1993 + an explanation of his alternate vocabulary that he prefers using to calling them 'performances'.

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First published January 1, 1993

My name is "tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE". It is **NOT** "Tentatively, A Convenience". The completely disrespectful push for conformity is on. Such 'normalization' of my spelling, wch I've been using since 1979, is a symptom of what I call "AU", Artificial Unintelligence - both that of algorithms wch can't possibly cope w/ the human imagination & that of robopathic humans - say the type of person who studied creative writing w/ a professor who isn't a creative writer & who isn't published. This type of person then proceeds to learn 'how to be creative' in a completely uncreative way & goes on to not be a creative writer or to be published either *but to still be convinced that they're qualified to edit actual published actual creative writers*. That's a form of regrettably delusional behavior fostered in them by their inability to educate themselves outside of potty training.

Alas, some GoodReads fiend has removed my date of death! I had it as "September 3, 1953" -*before* my date of birth so that my death won't happen in my lifetime. Some humorless GR person must want me to die. Foo on them.

OTHERWISE, please read this extensive interview w/ me by poet/essayist Alan Davies as part of "Otoliths 27" ( http://the-otolith.blogspot.com.au/20... ). It's a DOOZY, I promise. It'll also hopefully be published as a small & cheap bk~~by Six Gallery Press~~ in ~~early, 2013~~ - ~~uh, make that possibly w/in my lifetime~~ - uh, make that NEVER by 6GP.

ALSO, my friend Anthony Levin-Decanini has started an excellent new (as of mid 2013) improvising series called "Crucible Sound" in Pittsburgh at Modernformations Gallery & I was honored by his interviewing me regarding improv for his relevant blog. I quite like the interview & I hope you do too. Here's the link for part 1:

http://cruciblesound.blogspot.com/201...

& the link for part 2:

http://cruciblesound.blogspot.com/201...

I hope you find it interesting enuf to subscribe to the blog & to check out the other programs. If you're in or nearby Pittsburgh, PLEASE ATTEND THE CRUCIBLE SOUNDS! Things like this don't last forever, but while they do they can be quite lively!!

The photo of me is by my friend Julie Gonzalez. Maybe someday I'll write a bio in here but, in the meantime, I'll just sign w/ some of my email signature:

electronically signed,

He-Who-Has-Written

Amir-ul Kafirs

Some tenuous beginnings of P.N.T. (Perverse Number Theory):

(for all x)x = (for all x)x (Anything is Anything)

(A Double Negative As Not A Positive)

(A finite quantity represented as a set containing

an infinite quantity of its subdivisions

(such as its subdivision in terms of rational numbers)

does not equal the same finite quantity

represented as a set containing an infinite quantity

OF A DIFFERENT DEGREE of its subdivisions

(such as its subdivision in terms of irrational numbers).)

m + n does not equal n + m is isomorphic to x

the ceiling of x is greater than or equal to the ceiling of the ceiling of x

(Enough is Enough)

The Formula of the Origin of the H.M. (Hermaphrodite Mafia):

(S0+S0) = so&so (predicate: 1 + 1 = the free variable so-&-so)

interpretation 01: predicate:

The successor to zero plus the successor to zero

equals the free variable so-&-so.

interpretation 02: predicate:

Parents have produced a child

that transcends their fixed gender status.

Some tenuous beginnings of I.J.T. (Internal Jumbling Technique):

Alas, some GoodReads fiend has removed my date of death! I had it as "September 3, 1953" -

OTHERWISE, please read this extensive interview w/ me by poet/essayist Alan Davies as part of "Otoliths 27" ( http://the-otolith.blogspot.com.au/20... ). It's a DOOZY, I promise. It'll also hopefully be published as a small & cheap bk

ALSO, my friend Anthony Levin-Decanini has started an excellent new (as of mid 2013) improvising series called "Crucible Sound" in Pittsburgh at Modernformations Gallery & I was honored by his interviewing me regarding improv for his relevant blog. I quite like the interview & I hope you do too. Here's the link for part 1:

http://cruciblesound.blogspot.com/201...

& the link for part 2:

http://cruciblesound.blogspot.com/201...

I hope you find it interesting enuf to subscribe to the blog & to check out the other programs. If you're in or nearby Pittsburgh, PLEASE ATTEND THE CRUCIBLE SOUNDS! Things like this don't last forever, but while they do they can be quite lively!!

The photo of me is by my friend Julie Gonzalez. Maybe someday I'll write a bio in here but, in the meantime, I'll just sign w/ some of my email signature:

electronically signed,

He-Who-Has-Written

Amir-ul Kafirs

Some tenuous beginnings of P.N.T. (Perverse Number Theory):

(for all x)x = (for all x)x (Anything is Anything)

(A Double Negative As Not A Positive)

(A finite quantity represented as a set containing

an infinite quantity of its subdivisions

(such as its subdivision in terms of rational numbers)

does not equal the same finite quantity

represented as a set containing an infinite quantity

OF A DIFFERENT DEGREE of its subdivisions

(such as its subdivision in terms of irrational numbers).)

m + n does not equal n + m is isomorphic to x

the ceiling of x is greater than or equal to the ceiling of the ceiling of x

(Enough is Enough)

The Formula of the Origin of the H.M. (Hermaphrodite Mafia):

(S0+S0) = so&so (predicate: 1 + 1 = the free variable so-&-so)

interpretation 01: predicate:

The successor to zero plus the successor to zero

equals the free variable so-&-so.

interpretation 02: predicate:

Parents have produced a child

that transcends their fixed gender status.

Some tenuous beginnings of I.J.T. (Internal Jumbling Technique):

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February 17, 2009

Reviewing myself again. If I'd had a big budget for this, I cd've made it so flashy that it wd burn the memory of someone like Laurie Anderson permanently out of yr mind. Instead, it's an.. unassuming.. bk. Given that I wrote it, & that the actions described w/in are ones I generated, I obviously think this is worth reading or I wdn't have compiled it now wd I have? I won't get any more egomaniacal than that here but if you want to hear me talk about how mind-bogglingly great my So-Called Whatevers have been just give me a call & I'll talk until one of us turns blue. Unless I'm busy otherwise. Wch I usually am.

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