Bound journal of notes and poetry. Journal is olive green with red binding on the spine. Adhered to the red binding on the front cover, spine, and back cover are portions of cut burlap. A mixed media collage is adhered to the inside of the front cover. Pages made of recycled dark yellow paper with inserted pages of various paper materials. An additional mixed media collage is also adhered to the inside back cover.
H x W x D: 11 1/4 × 3 15/16 × 1/2 in. (28.6 × 10 × 1.3 cm)
Necklace featuring the word [Niggy] in cursive-style letters. "Niggy" is made of a light blue plastic with red pigment on top. Word is on a black plastic background, shaped around the letters. At either end of the word is a small plastic circle where the metal necklace attaches. Metal portion of necklace is a chain with clasp at the top for closure.
H x W x D: 1 3/8 × 3 1/8 × 13/16 in. (3.5 × 7.9 × 2.1 cm)
Ring featuring the word [Tardust] in cursive-style letters at the top of the ring. Letters made of a light blue-green plastic with red and yellow pigment. Word is on a plastic black background, shaped around the letters. Top of the ring adhered to shank that holds three fingers. Shank made of three sections of white plastic.
The front of the postcard features four artworks by Roy Lichtenstein in each quadrant of the postcard. The reproduced artwork in the upper left corner, originally entitled "Forget it! Forget Me!” depicts the proper left side of a man's face with a woman in the background. A callout is above the woman and to the right of the man [BUT SWEETIE, / I GOT US TICKETS!]. The reproduced work in the upper right corner is "Kiss V." The image depicts a man and woman embracing, with the woman on the left side and the man on the right. The woman is seen crying with her proper right hand grasping the man's proper left shoulder. The reproduced work in the lower left corner is from the work "Ohhh...Alright..." with black text replacing the original words [SO BETH, WHAT / HAPPENED / TO TOM?]. The image depicts a red haired woman talking into the black handset of a telephone. In the lower right corner is the work "Oh, Jeff... I love you, too... But..." with the original text replaced by [TOM WHO?! / GIRLFRIEND, / IT'S ALL ABOUT / JAMAL NOW!!]. The image depicts a blond haired woman talking into the white handset of a telephone. In the middle of the quadrants at the center it lists the artists featured in the advertised gallery in stylized font [saul williams is now / NIGGY TARDUST / FIRST SHOW EVER/ w"/" the NOISETTES, EARL GREY HOUND / GAME REBELLION, THE EXIT, THE THIRST, AFROBOTS]. Above the top two quadrants to right is black text [Matrix Presents Afro-Punk]. In the lower right corner is a column of text with the venue information [Wednesday 12th March / VICE aka EXODUS / 304 6th St. / Austin, TX, 78701 / Tel. 512-477-7523]. To the left of the column of text is a red logo advertising the car manufacturer Toyota and the car called the Matrix. The logo includes the Toyota symbol to the left of text [TOYOTA / MATRIX]. In a circle in the lower left quadrant is the time for the event [7PM / SHARP!!]. The circle has a thick black rim. On the reverse of the postcard is a black, white, and blue illustration in the style of Lichtenstein. The image depicts a woman with black hair crying. She raises her proper right hand to her proper right cheek. Above her head, right of center in the top half of the image, is a thought bubble with black text [OH GOD! WHY CAN'T / MY BOYFRIEND BE / AFRO-PUNK?!]. In the lower right corner of the image is a black and white illustration of a man who looks at the woman. Surrounding the illustration is a thick black border. Behind both figures, is a blue background with white polka dots.
A long piece of scrolled white paper containing a handwritten copy of Saul Williams' poem "Coded Language." The top half of the poem is written in both black and brown ink; the lower half just uses black ink. The handwriting is in all capital letters and features a distinctive 'E' made with just three parallel horizontal lines and no vertical line joining them. The poem begins, [Whereas, breakbeats have been the missing link connecting the diasporic / Community to its drum woven past / Whereas the quantized drum has allowed teh whirling musicians to / Calculate the ever changing distance between rock and stardom / Whereas the velocity of the spinning vinyl, cross-faded, spun back-wards, and / Re-released at the same given moment of recorded history, yet at a / Different moment in time's continuum has allowed history to catch up with / The present]. Please see the transcription on the Notes tab for the full poem.
Bound journal of notes and poetry (.3a). Journal is white with brown binding on the spine. On the front on the left side is a portion of cut burlap with a black stipe pattern on the left and right edges. Underneath the burlap in the lower third and lower right corner is a piece of reddish-brown paper. Inside pages are made of dark brown paper, with inserted brown burlap as the end pages. A yellow paper pocket in the lower half of the inside front cover holds additional pages of poetry. On the right edge of the pocket is an adhered light pink dried flower. Back cover has a strip of reddish-brown paper attached under the brown binding of the spine that covers the white cover in the lower third.
There are six loose scraps of paper with handwritten poems:
(.3b) Blue ticket stub with poem written in black ink
(.3c) Oval grey scrap paper with poem written in black ink
(.3d) Oval white scrap paper with poem written in black ink
(.3e) Elongated oval black scrap paper with poem written in white ink
(.3f) Elongated oval black scrap paper with poem written in white ink
(.3g) Retangular white scrap paper with poem written in red ink