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Standing in Two Circles signing @ La Luz
Saturday night La Luz de Jesus hosted the book signing for Boyd Rice's Standing in Two Circles. If you are unfamiliar with everyone's favorite creepy boy next door, Boyd Rice first recorded avant-garde music as NON in the late 70s, toying with themes as varied as fascism and children's music. Although perhaps those themes aren't always polar opposites. He has worked in collaboration with Re/Search Publications, and recorded an unforgettable version of "Bonnie and Clyde" with Giddle Partridge. Rice has made a name in the world of cult films, tiki culture, photography, and art. He was recently the subject of Larry Wessel's latest documentary, "Iconoclast". Check out videos after the jump for the full Boyd Rice experience.
According to the press release, Standing in Two Circles is "the first definitive and comprehensive compendium of the works of Boyd Rice, one of the most provocative and controversial underground figures of the post-punk era." The book includes art, photography, lyrics, and "over 30 provocative essays, many previously unpublished, on subjects ranging from Mondo Films to Charles Manson, Savitri Devi to the Hellfire Club, Cocktail Culture to African Atrocities...[The book] also includes an extensive illustrated biography of Boyd Rice from the 1970s to the present, by the book's editor, Brian M. Clark."