Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Lindesay/Lyndesays broke from my people 500 years ago, or: I may also be a L______

DSL - DOST Lindesay, Lyndesay. [The family name of the Earls of Crawford.] The title of a herald attached to the household of the Earl of Crawford. — Et per solucionem factam Lyndesay herraldo, ex gracia domini regis … x li.; 1464 Exch. R. VII. 295. Et Endure signifero, nunc Lindesay heraldo nuncupato; Ib. 305. Patricio Leslie, Lindesay Herrold; 1493 Antiq. Aberd. & B. III. 464.

Saturday, January 17, 2009


My chapbook, Approximate L, is now available from Cosa Nostra Editions via their website
17 pp
hand-stitched binding
beautiful fine arts printed cover by poet & book artist Mary Hickman
limited edition (75 copies)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

hungry for more... (a push)

I know of several L(i/y)n(d)s(a/e)ys out there who I should be in contact with, but who have not contacted me or whom I have not yet contacted.

I think you/they/we should though. Very soon.

There are more & more increasing ways that people whose first or last name bears a phonetic close resemblance to Lindsay can be involved with Approx L. It could be as simple as recorded phone calls or sending recordings via email. Or it could involve your hands & skills, such as basic construction, lighting design, graphic design, website design, pr consultancy, etc. Or maybe you live in Portland & have a car & would be willing to help cart around people & materials in preparation for the gallery show in May. Or whathaveyou.

Approx L is a team effort that depends on the unruly materiality & improbability of Lindsay-ness. All participants will be credited as collaborators in every increment of the project (performances, videos & installation). Additionally, Approx L serves as a means by which L(i/y)n(d)s(a/e)ys can meet, interact & begin to speculate on their own Lindsay-nature for themselves; amateur sociology.

Please (continue to) point potential participators to this blog &/or my email address listed in rainbows to the right.

I await...

~ Bethany

Saturday, January 10, 2009


moot or mute
- is this your name?

Sunday, January 4, 2009


with ref. to the tree's pliant bast, >> the lime tree, line-bark, line-bast
from a place name or surname, not a meaning but a saying, near to water or surrounded by

Vrei sa pleci dar nu ma nu ma iei,
nu ma nu ma iei,
nu ma nu ma nu ma iei.
Chipul tau si Dragostea din tei
mi-amintesc de ochii tai.

You want to leave, but you can't take me,
you can't take me,
you can't take me, you can't take me.
The image of your face and the love from linden trees
remind me of your eyes.


Break Jaw/ I allways take small bites
Saw Fist/ I'm the reason for Spy Clops' legs
Trace/ I've allways wondered what the inside of a shark looks like

-- Legoland message board

Friday, January 2, 2009