I wasn’t too familiar with James Linbloom before inviting him to curate a House Show for the House Show as School House series. Our mutual friend Clint from De Stijl records suggested I contact him saying something along the lines of “He’s the most together guy I know” when it came to organizing something. As it turns out Clint was right and James set up a great show. Like Clint, James runs a great small sized record label called Roaratario that releases an impressive array of left-field, out-field, and no-field weirdness including Knife World, Paul Metzger, Pauling Oliveros, Joe McPhee and others. James was game to curate an event and the rest is history.
James, along with some of the organizers of 1419 and Open Field among others, gathered at a picnic table and had a great talk about the challenges of curating a commons, how to organize chaos, what we’re teaching through modeling with our events and much more.