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Below are the 10 most recent journal entries recorded in Feed Your Head Books' LiveJournal:

Friday, February 23rd, 2007
1:29 pm

Wednesday, January 10th, 2007
6:22 pm
DiSConceRT: An Evening of Sound and Performance Art--1/13 at 7 pm
Four New England performance artists, Crank Sturgeon (www.cranksturgeon.com), Id m theft ible (http://kraag.org), and Salem's own Qfwfq duo (www.qfwfqduo.com), will descend on Feed Your Head to present their latest works. It will be an evening of vastly diverse aesthetics, comprising electronic and acoustic sounds, voice, action, real-time digital image processing, movement, and, last but not least, humor. No labels here—just a great variety of artistic expression, serving as a tribute to originality and personal creativity. Not to be missed . . .

Please join us for this unique experience on Saturday, January 13 at 7 pm at Feed Your Head Books, 272 Essex Street, Salem, MA. A $5 donation is requested. For more information, please contact randie@feedyourheadbooks.com or call 978-744-4009.
Thursday, October 12th, 2006
2:07 pm
...or a collage exhibit by Matthew Theodhos. Whichever you choose to call it, Matthew's show is now on display at the store. Everyone who's come in during the past week has oohed and aahed over and you should too, so come check it out at the opening this Saturday, October 14, from 4 - 6 pm, or any time during the month of October.

Thursday, September 7th, 2006
1:42 pm
Feed Your Head Books' September Events
Welcome to September at Feed Your Head Books. We have a lot of great events coming up in September and October that I'm really excited about, so make sure to stay tuned in. Unless otherwise noted, all events at Feed Your Head Books are free and open to all!


Saturday, September 9, 7 - 9 pm

Intimations: A Collection of Works Created by Heidi Kepnes
Opening Reception with the Artist

As part of our monthly art series, Feed Your Head Books invites you to join us for the opening of Heidi Kepnes's exhibit Intimations on Saturday, September 9 from 7 - 9 pm. Drawing on ideas from Hermetic philosophy and using techniques that resemble those of alchemy, Heidi’s work is a quest for sacred awareness. The spaces between living entities, the connections that exist beyond the physical realm, are the moments that she captures to create a visual map of one’s memory. She captures an interruption of a synapse and an intrusive look at a moment, this moment being a portion of an unidentified life.

The materials that are used within the works are symbolic of the archetypal elements earth, air, water, and fire. Found objects are used to allude to the passage of time and to collective and personal memory. String is symbolic of the invisible threads that connect all things. With each step within the process there is a sense of discovery, a whimsical calling, and perhaps an intuitive whisper.

If you are unable to attend the opening, Heidi Kepnes's mixed media works will be on display at Feed Your Head Books from September 9 - 30, so make sure to stop in and check them out.

Saturday, September 23, 11 am - 1 pm
Bouts Rimes Brunch

Join your host, poet Rachel Beth Meyer, at Feed Your Head Books for a Bouts Rimes (pronounced boo-re-MAY) Brunch! Meaning "end rhymes," this particular word game involves creating poems built around a preset list of rhyming words. Although invented by French poet Dulot in the seventeenth century, this Bout Rimes event is inspired by Alexander Dumas (author of The Three Musketeers) who compiled a book of Bout Rimes written by French poets in 1864. He ended up with 350 poems! Let's see what we can come up with! A Bouts Rimes Reading will follow.

Come join your fellow poets for brunch. We will be supplying the food and the end rhymes; all you have to bring is your creativity.

Saturday, September 30, 6 - 8 pm
A Very Vegan Evening

Drop in for a vegan evening co-hosted by Feed Your Head Books and the Salem Vegan Society. If you've always wondered about the vegan diet or vegan activities in Salem, this is a great opportunity to learn more. We will have vegan appetizers and teas for you to sample, literature for you to peruse, and stimulating discussion about animal rights news and current trends in veganism. Additionally, all cookbooks and food related titles currently in stock at the store will be 20% off.

All events are free, open to the public, and located at Feed Your Head Books, 272 Essex Street, Salem, MA (accessible by MBTA via the commuter rail to Salem). For more information, please contact randie@feedyourheadbooks.com or call 978-744-4009.
Wednesday, June 28th, 2006
6:40 pm
Lickety Split: Guerrilla Art and Advertising in the City--Exhibit Opening July 8

Feed Your Head Books will be hosting an opening reception for Meera Lee Sethi's exhibit Lickety Split: Guerrilla Art and Advertising in the City on Saturday, July 8 from 7-9. Lickety Split features photographs of street art, often ephemeral, sometimes transgressive, always strikingly original fragments of urban culture. The particular pieces of art showcased may have already disappeared from the streets of Boston and Cambridge—where these photographs were taken—but, as street art continues to flourish in cities across America and around the world, we guarantee that as soon as you leave the the exhibit, you won't be able to help seeing more. In addition to documenting the phenomena that is street art via photographs, Meera also brings a voice to the artists themselves by including their words and views, as they share their perspectives on their work, its origins, its meaning, and its subversive humor.

So, come one, come all for a night of subversive sticker and street art! The opening reception with the artist will be held on Saturday, July 8 from 7-9 pm and the photographs will be on display at the store from July 5-30.

Free Admission
Feed Your Head Books
272 Essex Street
Salem, MA
Friday, June 2nd, 2006
2:20 pm
Bike Repair Workshop--6/11 at 2 pm
Sam Tracy, Boston-based bicycle mechanic and author of the book Bicycle!: A Repair and Maintenance Manifesto will answer all your bike questions! He will be reading from Bicycle! about bike maintenance and leading a workshop on basic bike repair, including fixing a flat tire, performing a bolt check (going over the basic safety test done at shops to make sure a bike is safe to ride), and adjusting brakes and derailleurs.

Sunday, June 11 at 2 pm
Feed Your Head Books
272 Essex Street
Salem, MA 01970

Friday, May 26th, 2006
3:32 pm
Time for the Next Event...
They're coming up fast and furious now...Our next event is also the beginning of our new art series. Starting with Sensuality, desire...and other warm places: The artistic journey of Rose Henry, FYH will be hosting a monthly art exhibit. Rose's sensuous, oil landscapes and bodyscapes will be on display for the entire month of June, but we invite you to join us for the opening reception on Saturday, June 3, at 7pm.
Wednesday, May 10th, 2006
2:47 pm
Used Book Sale to Benefit MassPAWS
On Sunday, May 21, from 10 am to 4pm, we're going to be hosting a huge used book sale to benefit MassPAWS. MassPAWS is a Winthrop-based animal rescue group committed to working on the most compelling animal issues in Massachusetts including the rescue of cats and dogs from life-threatening situations; foster care and adoptions; and humane feral cat management. They're also the organization that I foster cats and kittens for, so I have a special place in my heart for them and know from personal experience how much they're struggling financially.

All books will be priced from 50 cents (for mass market paperbacks) to $5 (for hardcover coffee table books), and include a wide variety of topics: art, contemporary fiction, classic fiction, feminist theory, computers, cookbooks, crafts, suspense, cultural studies, romance, textbooks, travel guides, plays, parenting, foreign language books, and many, many more. And trust me, people have really gone above and beyond all my expectations in their donations--this will truly be a fabulous sale!
Sunday, April 30th, 2006
2:26 pm
Animal Rights/Veganism Book Group
Feed Your Head Books and the Salem Vegan Society are pairing up to bring you a book group focusing on veganism and animal rights. A different title will be selected each month, available for purchase at Feed Your Head Books in Salem at a 20% discount, and members will get together at Feed Your Head after reading the book to discuss it. Titles may include such books as Vegan Freak: Being Vegan in A Non-Vegan World, Dead Meat, The Pornography of Meat, and Diet For A Dead Planet: How The Food Industry Is Killing Us just to name a few...If you're interested, please drop me a line and let me know if you have any suggestions for the first title to read.
Wednesday, April 26th, 2006
1:00 pm
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