October 26th 2017
Hi there. Wow! Such a great response, it's wonderful to know so many of you are out there. Many of you asked what your letters should say, so Jeremy wrote an example letter. Also, the letters should be made out to "President Rich Hillis" not Jonathan Disalvo as I said yesterday. Not a big deal. The hearing will be sometime after 1:00 on Nov 2nd, next Thursday. They will post an agenda at some point, and we will see where we are on that agenda and I'll let you know a more precise time. Here is that examp ...Continue Reading
October 25th 2017
Hi there. After many many years of trying, I’ve finally got “my day in court”. Nov 2nd . Room 400. City Hall. Sometime after 1:00. I NEED SOME HELP. Can you come? I need 50 people to be there and show support. Can you write a letter? Maybe you have had or attended an event at 3359 Ceasr Chavez? If you could write a letter and sign it with your address that would be great! Letters get sent to: Jonathan.email@example.com (and cc me) He is the “staffer” that planning has given to this case. He is supporting th ...Continue Reading
March 13th 2017
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/403675975/the-ask-dr-hal-show?ref=creator_nav We HAVE to do this. We have to sell tickets through Kickstarter because you have to commit! Promotion is my new kryptonite. I hate it. IF YOU WANT TO LIVE IN A WORLD WITH AN ASK DR. HAL SHOW, THIS IS YOUR MOMENT!!!! There are some great rewards. The video is mildly entertaining in itself! Ya never know... these could be the Last Ask Dr. Hal Shows EVER!!!!!! chicken https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/403675975/the-ask-dr-hal-show ...Continue Reading
March 6th 2017
Tickets available here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2795181 OK, so I know I'm not supposed to use this list as a promotion tool for events but this is important!!!! My last book, the Book of the Un, was written as a dissertation. And who says you can't get a fake PhD if you write the word "dissertaion" on the cover of your book? Not me. So we turn the whole thing into a game show: Defend That Thesis! If I win, I get the shee ...Continue Reading
February 16th 2017
*Berkeley Arts & Letters presents: Chicken John Rinaldi / The Book of the Un* Can one little guy write a manifesto about messy, stupid collaborative artworks that is a global thesis, rooted in art, that supersedes petty kings and commodities? This is my dissertation. For my PhD in Show. Come see me defend my dissertation LIVE in front of an audience (you!) in Berkeley March 8th!!!!! Tickets here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2795181a ...Continue Reading
January 7th 2017
How did Bernie get so fucked over? Because the party that he was running for hated him. The guy who could've (and should've) won is detested by his own party memebers that control the apparatus of the party. The DNC. Who is the DNC? They are a group of people that get together and do the Democratic Party. Kinda like people get together and do a Burning Man camp. They're an art group. Sure they are. They are selecting members. Who will then select who runs the DNC. When is this election? IT'S TOMORROW, SUNDAY JANUARY ...Continue Reading
December 5th 2016
Jason Webley has a new collaberative artwork. It's a weird time to be fundraising for anything but the fire victoms, but I said I'd send a note out to my list and I'm nothing without my word. So here is my note: Jason is wonderful and he put together an amazing group of people and they made a great album and if you suppor this project you won't be disappointed. And we all need wonderful things in our lives right now. Because the fire has fucking gutted us. Give money to the fire releif. And if you have a few ...Continue Reading
November 20th 2016
https://medium.com/@johnrinaldi/show-wins-687a30f20124#.cctscztmc I have a new Medium account/page whatever. I'm going to put things there. Probably phaze this list out. anyway, this is my summery of the 2016 election. For the record, I'm not a Trump supporter but do think it's possible that there are some positive things to glean with his becoming prez. No, I don't condone racists and I don't wish Muslims any harm or whatever. But here we are. No one listened to me and you probably won't li ...Continue Reading
November 8th 2016
Chicken John Voter Guide 2016 BEFORE I SIGN OFF FROM THIS ELECTION: I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that this is the presidential election when people saw how powerful “Show” is. Expect to see more of this in the future. For better and worse. Please please please.. adapt to new ways and don’t try to stand firm in old convictions. In the near and far future, Show is going to be the most important currency. In a post-capitalist society the arts will reign supreme. It is our ch ...Continue Reading
September 29th 2016
So the first books arrived today!!!!! Here is another fun video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jk9O7uwD4s&feature=youtu.be 5years ago I wrote The Book of the Is – a how-to manual and philosophical cluster fuck for people who want to live their life as art. To do that you have to embrace Chaos, understand that there are no consequences, and calibrate to failure as successes more interesting and attractive twin. Now it’s time for the Book of the ...Continue Reading
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