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Frequency Audio Journal

First Issue:

1. Whip & I Feel Tractor: Untitled (2:05)
Poem by Kevin Opstedal.
Performed by: Whip: acoustic guitar, vocals, piano; Leslie Bernstein: drums, vocals;
Ben Malkin: electric, acoustic guitar, vocals; Edmund Berrigan: electric guitar, vocals.

2. Caroline Bergvall: Ambient Fish (2:52)

3. Alice Notley: c. '81 (2:48)

4. Gil Ott: The Moon Does Not Run On Gasoline (0:48)

5. Gil Ott: Stingere (2:09)

6. Frank Sherlock (music by Alex Welsh): Elements with a Suggestion (2:42)

7. Alan Gilbert and Jason Forrest (Donna Summer): Another Love TKO (4:27)

8. Michael Gizzi: 4 poems from McKenna's Antennas (5:23)

9. Molly Russakoff: Abnormal Psychology (1:19)

10. Ange Mlinko: Poem Bejeweled with Proper Nouns (1:26)

11. Jenn McCreary: Sheltered from a doctrine of signatures (3:51)

12. I Feel Tractor: Woods (1:56)

13. Jeni Olin: My Boyfriend the Infidel (1:29)

14. Jeni Olin: The Para-Olympic Legacy (1:12)

15. Aaron Kunin: The Sore Throat (1:20)

16. Eileen Myles: Orleans (1:27)

17. Jennifer Coleman: Coney Island (1:09)

18. Tom Devaney: The Rat and the Flowerpot (1:01)

19. Edwin Torres: Liberal Beste (4:23)
Music by Crunchberry Smoke.
Performed by: Paul Opperman: guitar; Fred Stesney: bass; Edwin Torres: keyboard.
Mixed at Twist Studios, NYC.

20. Hassen: Digging a Hole to China (0:53)

21. Hassen: Before the World (0:57)

22. Ethel Rackin: I Keep Jumping into Titles (0:52)

23. Chris McCreary: Labyrinths (1:31)

24. Greg Fuchs: Rock the Drug Laws (0:52)

25. I Feel Tractor: Blue Heron (1:37)

26-30. Featured Reader Douglas Oliver from The Shattered Crystal
          26. A Little Night (2:13)
          27. Evening descending mauve (2:22)
          28. Trink (4:52)
          29. From rue d'Enfer to rue Bleue Again (1:49)
          30. Twilight Flowers (3:31)

CD Mixed at George Logan In The Night Studio, Ansonia, CT.
These sound recordings are being made available for noncommercial
and educational use only.
© 2005 All featured authors and performers.
Used by permission of FREQUENCY Magazine.
Distributed by PennSound.

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We'd like to dedicate this, our first issue, to the memory of Douglas Oliver, the featured reader on this disc, who died in the spring of 2000. Thanks to Anselm Berrigan for lending us his recordings of Douglas and to Alice Notley for giving us permission to use them.

We are sorry to note that Gil Ott passed away during the preparation of this CD, but we feel fortunate to be able to share his voice with you. Our condolences to his wife Julia, and daughter, Willa.

We'd like to thank everyone who helped make the CD possible, especially Buck Downs, kari edwards, Susan Maynard, Bill Corbett, George Logan at In the Night Studios, Molly at Molly's Bookstore in Philly for letting us hold a fundraiser, Frank Sherlock who let us hold a fundraiser at his La Tazza Poetry series, and to all the people who sent us subscriptions ahead of time.

If you would like to have your work considered for an upcoming issue, please send a recording on an audio CD or standard cassette tape to:

POBox 22521
Philadelphia, PA 19110

For a copy of this CD send $11 to the above address.

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- CAConrad & Magdalena Zurawski, editors