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4 min readJan 18, 2023

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Laughtears.com 2022 Info & Events by Gerry Fialka

Laughtears.com 2022 Info & Events by Gerry Fialka

Visit THE SUZY WILLIAMS YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cH4UmJ2G9vU

AND https://suzywilliams.bandcamp.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzy_Williams

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerry_Fialka

JOIN IN UPCOMING Live events and Zoom events — rsvp Gerry Fialka pfsuzy@aol.com for links

***Saturday, Jan 22, 2022–19th Annual VENICE FILM FEST https://www.facebook.com/events/448174040202516

***Saturday, Jan 29, 2022–12th annual POETRY OF VENICE PHOTOGRAPHY

https://www.facebook.com/events/1063183207585805

***EVERY FIRST TUESDAY of EVERY MONTH !!! is VeniceWake Reading Club — James Joyce

https://laughtears.com/McLuhanWake.html Tuesday, Jan 2, 2022 is page 607

*** Sat, July 16 The 15th ANNUAL LIT SHOW with SUZY WILLIAMS & BRAD KAY is a LIVE EVENT at Beyond Baroque, 7pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/1244768702677174

*** March 22–27 Gerry Fialka presents Rooted Not Retro Redux at 60th Ann Arbor Film Festival https://www.aafilmfest.org/

*** Sat, May 21, 2022 https://www.facebook.com/events/284002937025460

It’s All Write Ma — Zimmy Zoomin’ Could it be RobbMe Zimmer as Noel Coward? and/or: “I don’t like propaganda in the theater unless it is disguised so brilliantly that the audience mistakes it for entertainment.” When asked “Are you a poet?” Bob responded “I’m a trapeze artist.” Bob says: “Don’t ever tell anyone everything you know.” and ““I didn’t create Bob Dylan. Bob Dylan has always been here.” “Are you going to play yourself?” Bob: “No, I am gonna play my mother.” TANGLED Up in EVERYawareNESS.

*** Sun, Nov 13, 2022

PXL THIS 32 Toy Camera Film Festival https://www.facebook.com/events/949145489315187

See PXL THIS 30 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n37t6IFU5jQ&t=3811s and

PXL THIS 31 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOnxqgFnMrU&t=5230s

The annual toy camera film festival features Pixelvision — Fisher Price PXL200. PXL THIS, one of the oldest film festivals in LA, celebrates visionary moving image artists from seminal experimental filmmakers to 10-years-olds to homeless to professionals. Lo-Fi Hi-Jinx

***The Venice West presents Suzy Williams & Gerry Fialka — Venice Beats

Sept 11, 2022 — SUNDAY at 7pm (doors 6pm) at 1717 Lincoln Blvd

https://www.facebook.com/events/458892346092261

Venice West Tour VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9vsPk1iSts

*** SUNDAY, Oct 16, 2022, 6pm-live music, 7pm-films at Beyond Baroque -

An Evening of Music Films with Mark Cantor: “I’ve Just Gotta See It But It Ain’t On YouTube Blues”

https://www.facebook.com/events/789902615532438/

***GERRY’s ZOOM SALONS: Join our online discussions every Monday, Tuesday & Wed, at 1:30pm (pacific, for 40 minutes). And occasional Saturdays we go from 1 to 2:30pm. LZS (Laughtears Zoomin’ Salons) probes the hidden psychic effects of human inventions and how they shape behaviour. Arts, literature, film, activism, new media, poetry, funk, jazz, avant-garde, new media, performance art, politics, cosmic wisdom, jokes and more. Flip the pandemic lockdown into infodemic & pundemic look ups! Ask about the new series McFinn, and other special events, like Carl Jung, Ulysses Reading groups

2022 marks 42 year of Gerry Fialka in Venice, CaliforniaAs well we celebrate the following:PXL THIS Film Festival, established 1990–32nd annual Nov 13, 2022Marshall McLuhan — Finnegans Wake Reading Club since 1995–27th year Oct 4, 2022Venice Film Fest 2003–19th annual Jan 22, 2022
The Lit Show (Suzy Williams & Brad Kay celebration of song and literature) 2005–15th annual July 16, 2022
The Poetry of Venice Photography 2010–12th annual Jan 29, 2022
MESS (Media Ecology Soul Salon — interview series) since 1992Documental (film series) since 19957 Dudley Cinema (film series) since 1998
RIA (live cinema performances) since 2005M.O.M. (Meditations On Media) since 1990Laughtears Salon (discussion group) since 2015BSP — Black Shoe Polish — avant funk blues jazz music collective — since 1982

LZS — Laughtears Zoomin’ Salons since 2020

Read articles by/about Gerry Fialka:

Venice BeachHead

https://thevenicebeachhead.com/2023/01/17/but-did-you-die-by-gerry-fialka/

https://freevenicebeachhead.com/

http://www.freevenice.org/

https://twitter.com/venicebeachhead?lang=en

Death in Venice as Be Nice Beachtown

https://pfsuzy.medium.com/death-in-venice-as-be-nice-beachtown-by-gerry-fialka-ed6c1d19ca58
The Streets Make the Canvas — Culture jamming

https://pfsuzy.medium.com/the-streets-make-the-canvas-by-gerry-fialka-venice-beachhead-oct-2020-cf9bb9a62e98

The Argonaut

Noreen Petrichor interview
https://argonautnews.com/humor-best-letter-to-the-editor-2020/
and unedited version of Petrichor interviewhttps://pfsuzy.medium.com/reticent-riot-wrought-noreen-petrichor-interview-edited-and-unedited-version-by-gerry-fialka-4ccb08c9dddf

VFF18 article due soon

Medium.com

McFinn Salon https://pfsuzy.medium.com/

ReTylerize As Musical MashUp https://pfsuzy.medium.com/retylerize-as-musical-mashup-by-gerry-fialka-cb39c0d23fdc

Da Boardwalk https://medium.com/@pfsuzy/boogaloo-up-da-boardwalk-by-gerry-fialka-june-july-2020-c7105b105cb2

Cure for the Common Codebreaker

https://medium.com/@pfsuzy/cure-for-the-common-codebreaker-by-germy-folkways-73e92782b7be

V for Venice https://medium.com/@pfsuzy/v-for-venice-by-gerry-fialka-venice-beachhead-august-2020-487a39d2283e

MESS — Media Ecology Soul Salons — Gerry Fialka interview series

Interviews are listed and posted many places, including YouTube and

https://archive.org/search.php?query=fialka%20gerry

https://www.youtube.com/user/clintonthegeek (includes McLuhanMashUp series)

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1EtuhFDTB2KCI7E2INxg VCg7Cc0cYX4OsvOw8ZxeAv0Q/edit# gid=0

Tune in, Watch out and Drop In to Gerry Fialka’s two Interview/Salon podcasts on two different channels:

MESS & McLuhanMashUp

on Clinton Ignatov’s channel CONCERNED NETIZEN: https://www.youtube.com/user/clintonthegeek

and

INNERVIEWS & LAUGHTEARS

on Rob Grant’s channel — I’m Probably Wrong About Everything

https://www.youtube.com/@improbablywrongabouteveryt6781/streams

Here’s a list of some recent additions (email pfsuzy@aol.com for links) Jack Epps Jr,

Abraham Ravett, Skip Blumberg, Naomi Uman, David R. Witzling, Walter Ruben,

Aaron Guadamuz, Jane Wodening (Stan Brakhage), Don Preston, Zeena Pliska, Joseph G. Quinn, Grey Larsen, Brian Auger, John M. Rosenberg, Mike Keneally, David Murphy, Harriet Berg, Natasa Prosenc, Derek Pyle, Bruce Whitaker, Skip Heller, Patrick Pagano, Jacob Hurwitz-Goodman, Duncan Echelson, Nathan Wallace, Jonas Bergvall, Corey Anton, John Oswald, Marcin Kedzior, Maddy Melnick, Clinto Ignatov, Sherrie Tatum, Jeffrey Lewis, Sasha Grafit, Tom Cooper, Douglas Rushkoff, Samuel R. Howard, Co de Kloet, Gary Lucas, Ted Smith, Stevie D’Arbanville, Pat Buzby, Els van Riel, Chris Gore (Film Threat), Cameron McEwen https://mcluhansnewsciences.com/mcluhan/ AND LOTS MORE . . .

Please send us your reactions to this ONE MINUTE BroSide previewhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBj0UdpFEWo

and MoSide https://laughtears.com/moside.html

Check out the book https://laughtears.com/strange-questions.html

Strange Questions: Experimental Film as Conversation — Compelling interviews with notables in avant-garde cinema offer insights into moving image art — its creative processes, formative influences, and hidden psychic effects. Through interviews with George Manupelli, Larry Gottheim, Chick Strand, Tom Gunning, Jay Rosenblatt, Martha Colburn, Evan Meaney, Mike Hoolboom, Robert Nelson, and Nina Menkes, Lynne Sachs, Strange Questions links powerful personal stories with the contemporary media-scape. Available here in paperback and kindle from Amazon

Check out: Fialka Book Release by Morgan Agren

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=fialka+book+release

and Fialka Book Release! (Redux) by Morgan and Tyler Bartram

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Z0gnSHB_SI

Gerry’s essay on Craig Baldwin is due in a new book soon — http://www.incite-online.net/baldwin.html

Stay tuned — Gerry Fialka pfsuzy@aol.com 310–306–7330

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