May Show

Voices Worth Hearing - Art Worth Sharing

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 05/21/2010 - 21:41.
06/18/2010 - 19:00
06/18/2010 - 22:00

I’m writing to invite you all to the opening of an exhibit by three Cleveland photographers about three refugee families from Burundi, Burma and Nepal/Bhutan who are living in our area. The same night, you can also enjoy the premiere of a video about the families.


Wall Eye Gallery
5400 Detroit Avenue Cleveland’s West Side (near the new Gordon Square Arts District)
United States

Song of the Day: "Chinese Radiation"; Pere Ubu, Modern Dance

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 05/16/2010 - 23:42.

I turned my Nexus One to Pandora tonight to stream some free music while I work. It launched to my Pere Ubu radio and the first track that played seems so fitting for this week - "Chinese Radiation". I just heard Pere Ubu play it live at their performance of Modern Dance, at the Beachland, but I can't find any place to stream the song to you from on-line... here is a sample on Pandora - so you will have to just read the lyrics below and imagine the rest of the tune in your head... the song does not remain the same, but the story does, 32 years since 1978... buy Modern Dance:

He'll be the red guard
She'll be the new world
He'll wear his grey cap
and she'll wave her red book
He'll tell her
One way?
I want you all ways
One way

Support the Cleveland Peace Show - May 22 Fundraiser - Phil Metres and Robin Pease-Kerr - poetry, stories and discussion

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 05/14/2010 - 16:03.
05/22/2010 - 19:30
05/22/2010 - 22:00

Join Phil Metres and Robin Pease-Kerr for an evening of poetry, stories and discussion Saturday, May 22nd at 7:30 pm.


John Carroll University University Heights
United States

Video of the Day: "Sing Out" - Charlie Mosbrook... soon touring Lakewood

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 05/03/2010 - 19:28.

Friends of Charlie Mosbrook (seems nearly everyone in Cleveland) have been concerned for his sudden health issues this year, and gladdened to see him back up, around, and performing stronger than ever. Featured above is a video from Charlie's website - inspiring, as is all his work - and he has many events upcoming - two in Lakewood may interested realNEO readers (we have lots of traffic in Lakewood)...

An Exxon Valdez worth of oil may be spilling into the Gulf of Mexico every two days - time to get punk

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 05/02/2010 - 01:55.

Music video by The Clash performing Rock The Casbah.

One report I read today estimates that an Exxon Valdez worth of oil may be spilling into the Gulf of Mexico every two days, 50 miles off the shores of Louisiana, in what is in my mind the worst environmental catastrophe (besides war) in human history - and that may continue for months (no end in sight, at all). All happening 2 miles under some of the most treacherous seas in the world - I've known deep rig divers to confirm that - and they don't even know what caused this blowout. Bottom line, a huge area of the Gulf of Mexico and its shorelines are now probably dead for our lifetimes and generations to come, if not forever. Where the oil will invade beyond is to be determined by Mother Nature, in response. Man shook the Etch-a-sketch of the environment for eternity in an area spanning many states and international boundaries... ending the global sustainability movement forever.

It's 1969 all over again... America's rivers are burning... time for the punks to take charge!

The idea is to create an international mosaic, an astonishingly varied gallery of images

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 05/01/2010 - 22:29.
05/02/2010 - 11:00

A Moment in Time (or, F.A.Q. on U.T.C.)



Attention: everyone with a camera, amateur or pro. Please join us on Sunday, May 2, at 15:00 (U.T.C./G.M.T.), as thousands of photographers simultaneously record “A Moment in Time.” The idea is to create an international mosaic, an astonishingly varied gallery of images that are cemented together by the common element of time.

NEW Rocket From The Tombs of the Day: "I Sell Soul"

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 04/30/2010 - 22:25.

I was watching the Pere Ubu "We Have The Technology" video over and over today and I was thinking why doesn't everyone in NEO appreciate David Thomas like they appreciate LeBron James. Not in tennis shoe sponsorships, but with pride and celebration. Do area residents realize the king of ubu projex is from Cleveland and still makes this his home court? Very few places in the world may make such an important claim to modern cultural significance, and David Thomas is in his prime.

City of East Cleveland Website Returns to Drupal

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Thu, 04/29/2010 - 12:14.

I noticed a few days ago that the City of East Cleveland website is now a Drupal site. It is a big improvement from the most recent previous website, which looked more like the website for an Eric Brewer fan club than a city website. It is a good start to improving IT in East Cleveland -- now lets get more citizens online!

NEO Leaders Speak Of Driving New Economy Growth - Since November, 2008, real NEO Has Grown Like This!

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 04/29/2010 - 10:38.

I've been asked what our traffic looks like over time, so I pulled a few quick charts of the number of visitors to realneo since we started using Google Analytics, and what they have visited, to measure performance of this site - and we've grown by pretty much all counts I've considered important by 30-100% since then - in some cases by 1,000s% - in less than a year-and-a-half.

Congratulations and much love for Max Eternity - A + A says of Eternity, "To Write, Paint and Save a Monument"

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 04/28/2010 - 10:39.

I just received great news from our friend Max Eternity - very inspiring developments for him in Atlanta, including saving a Breuer (why we all met Max in the first place)... CONGRATUALTIONS AND THANK YOU MAX!!!!!!!!!!!!

Family, Friends and Colleagues:

When I was asked the other day to be interviewed by Architects + Artisans, it caught me by such surprise that all I could do was laugh.  You see, in the last several years I've spent so much of my time thinking, talking and writing about others--advocating for various causes--that it had become unfamiliar to actually have someone want to write about who I was, my art, and what I was doing personally.
For a piece entitled "To Write, Paint and Save a Monument", the Editor of A +A, Mike Welton, who has written for The New York Times, Interior Design Magazine and Dwell Magazine, writes in part:

Now that he’s saved Marcel Breuer’s last building from the wrecking ball, Max Eternity has returned his attention to the things that really matter, like painting and publishing.

NEW Rocket From The Tombs of the Day: "Romeo and Juliet"

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 04/27/2010 - 02:33.

When I last saw Rocket From The Tombs, for the sound check and performance, the band introduced a great new work just released as a vinyl 45 and for download from Hearpen Records - "Romeo & Juliet".  The new single from Rocket From The Tombs was recorded at Suma, in Painesville, Ohio, in January 2009.

Song of the Day: "We Have The Technology" - Pere Ubu

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 04/27/2010 - 01:45.

Looking forward to the latest work of David Thomas and Ubu Projex - new releases from Rocket From The Tombs - look back 20+ years... then 30+ years... and see real NEOans have always had the technology, and why it is like a cup, at its best...

It’s the 11th CMSD Rock Your World Festival and Art Exhibition Month.... We need volunteers!

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 04/24/2010 - 23:41.
Even if you can not come, please pass this on to others
There is a fantastic event right here in your town that has been going on for 11 years.
It’s the Rock Your World Festival and Art Exhibition Month....


… And we desperately need your help. We need volunteers !

This event is the premier event of the Department of Arts Education of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. This is our 11th year of producing this fun packed month of events. Please come out to some of our events and learn what we know – the kids of CMSD actually do some great and wonderful things.

Artist of the Day: George Vlosich III Sees Planet Earth Through an Etch-a-Sketch

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 04/21/2010 - 15:15.

Etch A Sketch artist, in the beginning: George Vlosich III

Throughout my one-year-younger-than-Etch-A-Sketch life, my perceptions of the Earth we live on have changed from a native-born sense of permanence - that my home planet will always be here and the same for all people, forever - to a learned understanding of evolution - recognizing Earth is changing, in natural ways - to a self-taught recognition of ecological devastation - realizing man is harming Earth at an unprecedented pace, beyond all past change-models - to a feared concern Earth is like an Etch-a-Sketch, designed to erase all invasive marks upon it in a sudden cleansing, leaving a fresh canvas, without significant remnants of past artists and their creations.

FREE Cleveland IndieClub Monthly Networking Meeting

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 04/12/2010 - 13:46.
04/18/2010 - 18:30
04/18/2010 - 22:00

Come to watch films, network, socialize and eat some great Chinese food (not mandatory)!


Li Wah Restaurant - Asia Plaza
2999 Payne Avenue (Parking at the corner of E 30th and Payne Avenue)
Cleveland, OH 44114
United States
Phone: 216.696.6556

ArtCares - Party and auction to benefit the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 04/11/2010 - 21:58.
04/17/2010 - 18:00
04/17/2010 - 22:00

I received an email from Earl Pike about the upcoming ArtCares benefit for the AIDS Task Force of Greater Cleveland, at Saigon Plaza - here are some details from the Plain Dealer - this sounds like a great and clearly worthwhile event:


Saigon Plaza
5400 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, OH
United States

I didn't appreciate the beauty of my photographs until I saw my technique made ugly by apes

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 04/09/2010 - 07:00.

I've been printing out many of the unique panorama photo collages of real NEO that I have created over the past six years, which I have displayed as headers on realNEO, as I plan to sell editions of some favorite images to raise money for realNEO. I'm currently producing a series from many shoots at Whiskey Island, in memory of my friend Ed Hauser.

They are stunning, printed in their full glory. Composed of often dozens of high resolution images, these panoramas are 100s of megapixels in size and, printed at 300x300 ppi resolution, they are around 8 feet long... and some may be printed up to 36 feet long, while still holding a strong image.

To collaborate with intellectuals to optimize the value of information technology on Earth for all

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 04/07/2010 - 13:00.

"Entrepreneurs" do not maintain résumés for employment, but they do need to maintain a running tally about their professional lives, for various purposes... something I refer to as a curriculum vitae (CV). As I'm growing many entrepreneurial initiatives, I'm updating my CV... so I tracked down my latest version, from 2000. Since then, I've launched ICEarth, realNEO, Star Neighborhood Development, 7Gen, and Bigbang Tech, which I must now add to my life-list below... useful information for someone first getting to know me... but is that good enough for Ireland?

JazzFest Kick Off - Shaw High School Band Parade at Tower City Center - FREE

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 04/07/2010 - 00:25.
04/15/2010 - 17:00
04/15/2010 - 17:30

Parade at Tower City Center
Thursday, April 15
5:00 p.m.
Shaw High School Marching Band


Tower City Center
50 Public Square
Cleveland, OH 44113
United States

CityMusic presents concerts that are FREE and FUN for music-lovers of all ages. No tickets required.

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 04/06/2010 - 15:24.
Sibelius' Rakastava, Mozart's Flute Concerto No 1 in G Major & Beethoven's 8th
Conductor: Gregory Vajda
Soloist: Heidi Ruby Kushious, Flute
Wednesday, April 14 - 7:30pm Fairmount Presbyterian Church, Cleveland Heights
free childcare available - reservations required, call 216.321.5800
Thursday, April 15 - 7:30pm St. Noel Church, Willoughby Hills
free childcare available - reservations required, call 440.946.0887
Friday, April 16 - 7:30pm Shrine of St. Stanislaus, Slavic Village
Saturday, April 17 - 8pm St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, Cleveland
Sunday, April 18 - 2pm St. Mary Church, Elyria
free childcare available - reservations required, call 440.322.6622