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2005
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2005 - 2008 (see note below)

--Current News Updates about both The Festival of Appropriation and Recombinations can be found along with Some Assembly Required News Updates at www.some-assembly-required.net/news.

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--August 6, 2005 - Some Assembly Required, City Pages and Radio K Present DJ Freddy Fresh at the Triple Rock Social Club - Saturday, August 6th, with DJ Retroblast.

--August 6, 2005 - The Some Assembly Required interview with Freddy Fresh airs on Radio K.

--July 30, 2005 - The Some Assembly Required interview with DJ Nikoless airs on Radio K.

--July 30, 2005 - Some Assembly Required presents the 2005 Festival of Appropriation, featuring DJ Nikoless, with Plain ole Bill (Rhymesayers Entertainment); Andrew Broder (Fog) and Lori Barbero (Koala, Babes in Toyland).

Past and present members of the Rosalux Artists Collective displayed their works of visual collage, assemblage and mixed media - Artists included John Alspach, Tara Costello, Jennifer Davis, John Diebel, Lucy Grantz, Scott Neff, Jonathan Nelson, Kate Pabst, Amy Rice, Michael Sweere, Kate Van Cleve and Dave Whannel.

The 2005 Festival of Appropriation was a fundraiser for Some Assembly Required and sponsored by City Pages and Radio K.

--June, 2005 - Escape Mechanism's (Recombinations) collaboration with playwright Abi Basch ("Fear of a Fuhrer") resulted in an Austin Critics Table Award for “Outstanding Original Score.” Escape Mechanism shares the honor with musician Adam Sultan, and would like to thank the Austin Critics Table Awards!

--May, 2005 - Sound Collage by Recombinations recording artist Escape Mechanism in a new play by Abi Basch: "A Glossary of War Words.” Presented May 12-15 by Austin Script Works, as part of their Out Of Ink Festival, at the Blue Theater in Austin, Texas. “A Glossary of War Words” is directed by Sharon Sparlin, with film by Adam Sekuler and sound collage by Jon Nelson (Escape Mechanism).

--April, 2005 - Recombinations recording artist Escape Mechanism's sound installation piece "Listserv" exhibited as part of the Fuse Box Festival, at the Blue Theater, in Austin, Texas.

--April 20, 2005 - "Now Showing" reviewed in the Pulse.

--April 15, 2005 - Artist's reception for "Now Showing" at Rosalux Gallery, featuring DJs Dave Wesley and Jay Buzenberg. For more information, visit Rosalux Gallery online at www.rosaluxgallery.com

--April 13, 2005 - "Now Showing" makes the City Pages A List.

--April 7-12, 2005 - Six new original sound collage compositions by Recombinations recording artist Escape Mechanism are featured in the original play "Fear of a Fuhrer," by Abi Basch. The production ran at the Blue Theater in Austin, Texas, in concert with the Refraction Arts Project.

--April 5-29, 2005 - Two sound installation pieces by Recombinations recording artist Escape Mechanism featured as part of “Now Showing” at Rosalux Gallery. “Now Showing” features artwork by Amy Rice and Jonathan Nelson (Escape Mechanism). The exhibition runs April 5-29, with an artist’s reception on Friday, April 15. For more information, Rosalux is online at: http://www.rosaluxgallery.com/.

--February 23, 2005 - A track from the live Escape Mechanism CD was featured on the February 23rd edition of NPR's online radio program All Songs Considered “Open Mic.” All Songs Considered is NPR's multimedia, on-line music program; hosted by Bob Boilen (Director of All Things Considered) and produced by Robin Hilton.

--February, 2005 - The Some Assembly Required website has been redesigned and updated. Special thanks to the Spunk Design Team and Gavin Kucera for their design work and web skills!

--January 15, 2005 - Some Assembly Required is pleased to announce a film event at Outsiders and Others, in Minneapolis. San Francisco's Craig Baldwin will be in town as a special guest at this Preview screening/Fundraiser party for Coleman Miller's highly anticipated experimental narrative short film, Uso Justo. Roughly translated as "Fair Use," Uso Justo is restructured completely from an obscure 1959 film. Craig Baldwin will also screen a segment of his 1995 collage film, "Sonic Outlaws," in addition to some Other Cinema selections. The event is sponsored in part by Some Assembly Required. Outsiders and Others is located in Minneapolis at 1010 Park Avenue South, in the Elliot Part Neighborhood. The suggested donation for this fundraiser is $10.00 and the event goes from 8PM to midnight. For more information, call 612 728 9190.
http://www.othercinema.com/

--January 6th, 2005 - Some Assembly Required is pleased to announce a visual collage showcase at Gallery T in Northeast Minneapolis. Sponsored in party by Some Assembly Required, "A Room with Views" opens Thursday, January 6th at Gallery T, located in the Northrup King Building, in studio 400. There will be a closing event on Thursday, February 3rd. A Room with Views features visual collage work by John Diebel, Jennifer Davis and Scott Neff. For more information, call 612 290 5688.

--January 5th, 2005 - Asked to do his "top-seven of 2004" on Radio K, Jon Nelson played his favorite mashups of 2004, along with a couple which weren't technically mashups, and at least one which wasn't released in 2004 - They were all sample-based, however, and here's the list, in no particular order:
DJ Danger Mouse - “Dirt Off Your Shoulder”
DJ Danger Mouse - “Public Service Announcement”
Go home productions - “Ray of gob”
DJtripp - “Without Vader”
Lenlow - “Last Night”
RX Music - “Sunday Bloody Sunday”
RX Music - “Imagine/Walk on the wild side “










2004
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2004

--December 31, 2004 - Splatt CD makes Tiit Kusnet's "Top Ten Records of 2004" in the Estonian daily paper, "Postimees."

--December 2, 2004 - The Some Assembly Required interview with the Bran Flakes airs on Radio K.

-- December 1, 2004 - Splatt CD reviewed in "Diffusion" (Sonic Arts Network, London).

-- December, 2004 - The Some Assembly Required interview with Mark Hosler printed in the December edition of Ruminator magazine.

-- November 21, 2004 - "World of Splatt" played on the Jimmy Possession Show on 209 Radio (UK).

--November 10, 2004 - Eesti Radio's Klassikaraadio (Estonia) did a scattered focus on Recombinations artists, Wednesday, November 10th on its Fantaasia radio program.

--November 1st , 2004 - Resonance FM (London's “first radio art station”) programmed a short feature on Recombinations on their Big Ears radio show, playing tracks by Splatt and Escape Mechanism.

--October 9, 2004 - Nick Harper (Rogue Buddha Art Gallery) joins host Jon Nelson on Some Assembly Required during Radio K's semi-annual pledge drive.

--October/November 2004 - Rift Magazine reviews Splatt CD and Cast of Thousands with Escape Mechanism CD.

--October 5, 2005 - Adventures in Illegal Art: Sound Unseen and Some Assembly Required present a multimedia presentation by Negativand's Mark Hosler at the Oak Street Cinema.

-- October 2, 2004 - The Some Assembly Required interview with Mark Hosler (Negativland) airs on Radio K.

--September 2004 - The Wire reviews The Coherent Encoherence CD and Splatt CD.

--September 2004 - Escape Mechanism nominated for a Minnesota Music Award.

--September 2004 - Ink 19 reviews The Coherent Encoherence CD.

--August 21, 2004 - The Some Assembly Required interview with Christian Marclay airs on Radio K.

--August 21, 2004 - Two Turntables and a Saxophone: The Walker Art Center presents Christian Marclay, Andrew Broder, and George Cartwright In Concert. Openers Cepia and Dosh fill the bill. Copresented with Triple Rock Social Club. Sponsored in part by Some Assembly Required.

--July 21, 2004 - Cast of Thousands with Escape Mechanism CD reviewed by Rod Smith for the City Pages.

--July, 2004 - Recombinations releases available at Illegal Art's Webshop.

--June/July 2004 - Splatt and Cast of Thousands with Escape Mechanism CDs receiving airplay on college radio stations, including KUOM, WMUH, WREK and WXDU. "World of Splatt" is in the top 7 at WCSB.

--June 19, 2004 - The Some Assembly Required interview with Owen O'toole (Wetgate, the Plagiarist) airs on Radio K.

--June 23, 2004 - Article about Recombinations appears in the Minnesota Daily.

--June 27, 2004 - CD release party for Recombinations recording artists Splatt, Escape Mechanism and the Coherent Encoherence at the Kitty Cat Klub. Panzram, Emotional Joystick and Battleplan Stan perform, along with DJs Clint Simonson, Dolores Dewberry and Jon Nelson of Some Assembly Required. The event is sponsored by Chemical Theater, Cumulus and Some Assembly Required.

--June, 2004 - Recombinations officially launches with 3 new CD releases. “Will a Computer Give you Kids?” by The Coherent Encoherence, “World of Splatt” by Splatt and the self-titled “Cast of Thousands with Escape Mechanism” join the re-release of the self-titled debut CD by Escape Mechanism, as the first four titles available from Recombinations.

--May 8, 2004 - The Some Assembly Required interview with Omer Fast (CNN Concatenated) airs on Radio K.

--March 6, 2004 - The Some Assembly Required interview with Steev Hise (Detritus.net) airs on Radio K.

--January 30, 2004 - Preview party for Gene(sis): Contemporary Art Explores Human Genomics, at the Weisman Art Museum. Highlights include a Motown techno performance collaboration between audio scientist Justin Boyd and visual artist Dario Robleto. The event is sponsored in part by Some Assembly Required.



2003
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2003
--December 18, 2003 - Cordell Klier, CALY and Sudden Head Trauma perform at Cumulus, at the Dinkytowner Café. The event is sponsored by Some Assembly Required.

--October 13, 2003 - Kid Koala performs at the First Avenue Main Room. The event is sponsored by Some Assembly Required.

--October 28, 2003 - Jon Nelson appears on Pam Hill's morning show program, on KFAI, to promote the Festival of Appropriation's Art Opening at the Rogue Buddha Art Gallery.

--October 30, 2003 - Jesse Peterson, Clint Simonson, The Graves Brothers Deluxe, Jacqueline the Grapefruit, Vortex Navigation Company and Underwing peform at Cumulus, at the Dinkytowner Café. The event is sponsored by Some Assembly Required.

--September 11, 2003 - Psi Psi, Abelcain, Racquel de Grimstone, Boxcutter, Terra Incognita, Gentle Tasaday, Enemy of the People and Combat Astronomy perform at Cumulus, at the Dinkytowner Café. The event is sponsored by Some Assembly Required.

--September 20, 2003 - The Some Assembly Required interview with Janek Schaeffer airs on Radio K.

--August 9, 2003 - The Some Assembly Required interview with Mark Gunderson (Evolution Control Committee) airs on Radio K.

--August 10, 2003 - Jon Nelson appears on The Music Lover's Club, on Radio K, to promote the Festival of Appropriation Preview Party. A short version of the Some Assembly Required interview with Mark Gunderson (Evolution Control Committee) is aired.

--August 12, 2003 - Jon Nelson appears on Pam Hill's morning show program, on KFAI, to talk about the Festival of Appropriation Preview Party.

--August 15, 2003 - Some Assembly Required presents a preview party for the Festival of Appropriation, at the Theatre de la Jeune Lune. The event features a performance by the Evolution Control Committee, and a "Circuit Bender's Orchestra" made up of Matt Cisler, Logan Erickson, Tim Kaisser and Jacob Roske. The event features visual art by Beth Brownfield, Loretta Bebeau, Cathy Camper, Mark Gunderson, Jonathan Nelson, Jennifer Raymond and Anastasia Ward.

--August 15 - Jon Nelson joins Mark Gunderson (Evolution Control Committee) on Radio K's morning show, Rock and Roll Over, with Mark LaCroix, to talk about the Festival of Appropriation Preview Party.

--August 15, 2003 - Jon Nelson interviewed on Minnesota Public Radio's "Word of Mouth" about the Festival of Appropriation.

--August 18, 2003 - The Evolution Control Committee performance is reviewed in the Minnesota Daily.

--August 23, 2003 - KID606 performs at the Triple Rock Social Club. The event is sponsored by Some Assembly Required.

--July, 2003 - Some Assembly Required's syndication efforts begin to increase. Initially airing on 3 stations, by July of 2003 there are over two dozen syndicating stations, and by the end of 2003, Some Assembly Required is heard on over fifty college and community radio stations across the US and Canada.

--July 3, 2003 - Burn Unit, Fadladder, Datura 1.0, Dolores Dewberry and Nicedisc perform at Cumulus VI: Sonic Adventures in Straddling the Atmosphere, at the Dinkytowner Café, along with DJ's Miss Julia, Lorren Stafford and Jon Nelson, of Some Assembly Required. The event is sponsored by Crossfaded and Some Assembly Required.

--April, 2003 - Some Assembly Required is featured in a segment on the music video program, Video K. The piece aired, in the Twin Cities, on Channel 2 (Public Television). The segment was produced by Arden Durham.

--February, 2003 - Minneapolis Summit reviewed by Sentire Ascoltare Online Magazine.

--January, 2003 - VideoCD document of live collaboration between Escape Mechanism, Steev Hise, the Tape-beatles and Wobbly is released as a mini-VideoCD, produced and released by the Tape-beatles.

--January, 2003 - Escape Mechanism is featured on the 2003 Art-A-Whirl CD compilation.

--January 24, 2003 - Rod Smith's arts feature, ”Hooked on phonics: Audio artist celebrates 4 years on the 'Assembly' line," appears in the Star Tribune.

--January 25, 2003 - Some Assembly Required moves to a new timeslot (SAT, 2-3 PM) on Radio K.

--January 25, 2003 - Some Assembly Required's new timeslot mentioned in the Star Tribune.

--January 25, 2003 - Some Assembly Required celebrates its fourth anniversary, featuring short interviews with John Leidecker (Wobbly) and Amirali Raissnia (Cast of Thousands).

--January 13 - Launched new pages of Some Assembly Required archive at: www.sursumcorda.com/some_assembly_required



2002
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2002
--November, 2002 - Minneapolis Summit reviewed by chaindlk.org

--October, 2002 - The 4th Annual Festival of Appropriation is on display at the Rogue Buddha Art Gallery. The exhibition includes visual work by Mark Gunderson (Evolution Control Committee) and Michael Pilmer (Silica Gel), in addition to film and video collage by The Tape-beatles and Steev Hise. Local artists included Allen Christian (The House of Balls), Andrea Jayne, Trisha Shaskan and Michelle Winowiak.

--September, 2002 - "Minneapolis Summit" is released on Staalplaat. The Mini CD features a collaborative performance by Escape Mechanism, Steev Hise, the Tape-beatles and Wobbly.

--September 7, 2002 - The Some Assembly Required interview with Vicki Bennett (People Like Us) airs on Radio K.

--September 21, 2002 - People Like Us perform at the Walker Art Center, presented by Sound Unseen and Some Assembly Required.

--August 3, 2002 - Some Assembly Required interview with Jon Leidecker (Wobbly) airs on Radio K.

--May, 2002 - Escape Mechanism featured on the 2002 Art-A-Whirl CD compilation.

--May 17, 18 and 19, 2002 - Sound installation piece by Escape Mechanism, titled 'Listserv,' installed in a new arrangement at the Northrup King Building, as part of the 2002 Art-A-Whirl.

--April 6, 2002 – Rod Smith (Polar Bear Club) co-hosts Some Assembly Required, during Radio K’s biannual pledge drive.

--March 30, 2002 - Some Assembly Required interview with Lloyd Dunn and John Heck (The Tape-beatles) airs on Radio K.

--February 16, 2002 – Chris Strouth (Future Perfect) co-hosts Some Assembly Required, doing a feature on local sound collage.



2001
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2001
--October 1, 2001 - John Oswald presents Plunderphonics at the Bryant Lake Bowl, as part of Sound Unseen. Wobbly performs “Wild Why.” Presented by Sound Unseen and Some Assembly Required.

--October 2, 2001 – A new sound installation piece by Escape Mechanism debuts at the Soap Factory, as part of the “Shafted Sound” series.

--October 3, 2001 - Wet Gate, the all-16mm projector ensemble, performs at the Bryant Lake Bowl, along with Steev Hise. Presented by Sound Unseen and Some Assembly Required.

--October 4, 2001 - Panel discussion at the Walker Art Center, with Sound Unseen performer’s The Tape-beatles, Wet Gate and Steev Hise. The event is moderated by Kembrew McLeod and presented by Sound Unseen and Some Assembly Required.

--October 6, 2001 - Art opening for the third annual “Festival of Appropriation,” at the Rogue Buddha Art Gallery.

--September, 2001 – Escape Mechanism featured on the 2001 Sound Unseen CD compilation, along with Steev Hise, John Oswald, The Tape-beatles, Wet Gate and Wobbly.

--September 22, 2001 - The Some Assembly Required interview with John Oswald (Plunderphonics) airs on Radio K.

--September 29, 2001 – Some Assembly Required is co-hosted by Lloyd Dunn, John Heck and John Leidecker (The Tape-beatles, Wobbly), to promote the upcoming “Plunderphonics” section of the 2001 Sound Unseen underground film and music festival.

--September 30, 2001 - Cast of Thousands with Escape Mechanism (Gregg Boullosa, Corey Hanssen, Jon Nelson) perform live at the Oak Street Cinema, opening for The Tape-beatles, as part of the 2001 Sound Unseen underground film and music festival. This is the first of four evenings of media collage presented by Sound Unseen and Some Assembly Required.

--August 17, 2001 - Escape Mechanism video featured as part of the “Underground, Not Out of Sight - Videos and Films About Music” showcase at Subterranean (2011 W. North Ave, Chicago, IL), as curated by Mike Miller, Nate Johnson, TLVSN and Edmar.

--July 23, 2001 - Cast of Thousands with Escape Mechanism (Gregg Boullosa, Corey Hanssen, Jon Nelson) perform live at the First Avenue Main Room, as part of the “Future Perfect” showcase.

--July 28, 2001 - The Some Assembly Required interview with Don Joyce (Negativland, Over the Edge) airs on Radio K.

--July 31, 2001 - Jon Nelson spins records in the VIP room at First Avenue, as the host of Some Assembly Required, as part of Radio K's “VIP Room Sessions.”

--June 23, 2001 - The Some Assembly Required interview with Steve Stein (Steinski and Mass Media) airs on Radio K.

--June, 2001 - A short version of the Some Assembly Required interview with Steve Stein (Steinski and Mass Media) included as a feature on The Music Lover's Club, on Radio K.

--May 6, 2001 - Music video for “Today” by Escape Mechanism airs on Radio K’s video showcase, Video K.

--May 12, 2001 – Jon Nelson appears on the “industrial, electro and everything-in-between” program, The Descent, on Radio K, to promote Some Assembly Required and its move to Radio K’s open air schedule.

--May 13, 2001 – Jon Nelson appears on Radio K's Music Lover’s Club, to promote Some Assembly Required and its move to Radio K’s open air schedule.

--May 15, 2001 – Jon Nelson appears on Radio K's netcast punk program, Out of Step, to promote Some Assembly Required and its move to Radio K’s open air schedule.

--May 17, 2001 – Jon Nelson appears on Radio K's morning show, Rock ‘n Roll Over, to promote Some Assembly Required and its move to Radio K’s open air schedule.

--May 18, 2001 – Jon Nelson appears on Radio K's local music showcase, Off the Record, to promote Some Assembly Required and its move to Radio K’s open air schedule.

--May 19, 2001 – Jon Nelson appears on Radio K's Ska program, Rude Radio, and its hip hop program, The Beat Box, to promote Some Assembly Required and its move to Radio K’s open air schedule.

--May 19, 2001 - Some Assembly Required moves to Radio K's AM dial. First episode features an interview with Philo T. Farnsworth (Illegal Art).

--May 20, 2001 – Jon Nelson appears on Radio K's international music program, Radio K International, as well as its “forgotten pop” program, Cosmic Slop, to promote Some Assembly Required and its move to Radio K’s open air schedule.

--April 24, and May 29, 2001 – Jon Nelson spins records in the VIP room at First Avenue, as the host of Some Assembly Required, as part of Radio K's “VIP Room Sessions.”

--April, 2001 - Some Assembly Required becomes a syndicated program, airing on radio programs in Monticello and Chicago, in addition to maintaining it’s weekly Radio K netcast.

--March 9, 2001 - Cast of Thousands with Escape Mechanism (Gregg Boullosa, Corey Hanssen, Jon Nelson) perform at the Walker Art Center, at the art opening for Yoko Ono's exhibition, “Yes Yoko Ono.”



2000
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2000
--December 8, 2000 - Minnesota Public Radio interviews Jon Nelson about Escape Mechanism, and his solo art show, “REcollection, which was on display in December, 2000 at the Rogue Buddha Art Gallery.”

--November, 2000 thru December, 2000 – The second annual “Festival of Appropriation,” is on display at the Espresso Royalle Caffe.

--October 13, 2000 - Cast of Thousands with Escape Mechanism (Gregg Boullosa, Corey Hanssen, Jon Nelson) perform at the Walker Art Center's “DeFacto(ry) Films” showcase at the Soap Factory. The event was curated by film collage artist Craig Baldwin, to conclude his artist’s residency at The Walker Art Center. The Iconagogo Collective provide a film and video collage performance, in collaboration.

--August 13, 2000 - Cast of Thousands with Escape Mechanism (Gregg Boullosa, Corey Hanssen, Jon Nelson) play "The Polar Bear Club" at the Loring Bar, along with film and video projections by the Iconagogo Collective. A second set was performed as part of a release party for Rain Taxi Review of Books.

--August 20, 2000 - Cast of Thousands with Escape Mechanism (Gregg Boullosa, Corey Hanssen, Jon Nelson) host KFAI's community radio program, The Waves Project, playing favorite recorded moments from their live performances.

--August, 2000 - The Droplift Project CD is released. Escape Mechanism is one of many collage artists featured on this unusual compilation. Adbusters, Bizarre, Entertainment Weekly and many others publications review The Droplift Project as performance/CD release.

--August, 2000 - The Collective Jukebox incorporates the Escape Mechanism CD into their international, collaborative “investigation in the field of... sound... music, visual arts and... other disciplines.”

--July 4, 2000 - Cast of thousands with Escape Mechanism (Gregg Boullosa, Corey Hanssen, Jon Nelson), in conjunction with the film projections of local arts organization Red Eye Cinema, perform at "Multiplex V," at the Soap Factory.

--June 24, 2000 - Cast of Thousands with Escape Mechanism (Gregg Boullosa, Corey Hanssen, Jon Nelson) play “The New Atlantis” showcase at the Soap Factory.

--May, 2000 - After a successful legal battle with California-based toy company Etoys, the online art collective, etoy, releases the CD compilation "Toywar." The CD features work by a variety of artists including Escape Mechanism, The Evolution Control Committee, Steev Hise, The Jet Black Hair People, Negativland, People Like Us and Wobbly.

--May 20, 2000 - Cast of Thousands with Escape Mechanism (Gregg Boullosa, Corey Hanssen, Jon Nelson) perform live at the Rogue Buddha Art Gallery, as part of NEMAA’s 2000 “Art-a-whirl.”

--April, 2000 - A five-minute version of the Some Assembly Required interview with Don Joyce included as a feature on The Music Lover's Club, on Radio K.

--April 5, 2000 - The Some Assembly Required interview with Don Joyce is turned into an arts feature for the local alternative weekly, City Pages.

--April 1, 2000 - Cast of Thousands with Escape Mechanism (Gregg Boullosa, Corey Hanssen, Jon Nelson) perform for over three hours at the Rogue Buddha Art Gallery, as part of the Spunk Art Collective's spring art show.

--April, 2000 – Jon Nelson Co-hosts Radio K's morning show, “Rock n' Roll Over,” with Brian Roberts, to do a “Theme Thursday.” The theme was sample-based music in all genres.

--April, 2000 - Escape Mechanism nominated for a Minnesota Music Award.

--April, 2000 - Cast of Thousands with Escape Mechanism (Gregg Boullosa, Corey Hanssen, Jon Nelson) interviewed by Dan Haugen on The Local Sound Department, on KFAI.

--April, 2000 - After obtaining permission from the artist, at the opening for the Walker Art Center's "Let's Entertain," the Escape Mechanism CD is surreptitiously added to Piotr Uklanski’s installation piece, “Dance Floor.” The piece, part of the Walker’s “Let’s Entertain” exhibition, was a functional disco dance-floor, installed in the museum's coat room, where it blinked away in time to the music, with coat racks and coin-operated lockers where the dancers might have been. The Escape Mechanism CD played on repeat for about a week.

--March, 2000 - Interviewed Don Joyce (Negativland, Over the Edge) for Some Assembly Required. A majority of the interview ran during the second hour of Some Assembly Required's netcast.

--January, 2000 - Final month of the first “Festival of Appropriation.” Each of the preceding six months featured a different artist or small grouping of artists experimenting with the appropriation of media elements into their works of collage, assemblage and mixed media. January of 2000 was a "Best of" where most of the participating artists contributed their favorite pieces.

--January 2, 2000 - Cast of Thousands with Escape Mechanism (Gregg Boullosa, Corey Hanssen, Jon Nelson) play "The Polar Bear Club" at the Loring Bar.


1999
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1999
--unknown dates, perhaps sometime in 1999 – Escape Mechanism CD reviewed by FdW for Vital Weekly, and by James P. Wisdom for Pitchfork.

--October, 1999 - Escape Mechanism CD reviewed by John Sekerka, as a Pop Culture Press Web Exclusive.

--July, 1999 thru December, 1999 - The first “Festival of Appropriation,” is held at the Espresso Royalle Cafe. This first exhibition was a six-month long series (This is why it’s called a festival, by the way. It was shortened to two months the second year, and in the third year it was shortened to one month, but the name stuck). Beginning in July, this series ran through December and officially concluded in January with a “Best of” showcase.

--July 4, 1999 - Escape Mechanism collaborates with Kevin Karpinksi (National Projects) for the fourth annual “Multiplex” at the Soap Factory.

--May 17, 1999 -- Escape Mechanism CD reviewed by John Gore, for Sonic Detours Independent & Underground Music Writers & Publishers Network.

--May, 1999 – Escape Mechanism CD reviewed by DR for Stylus magazine.

--April 6, 1999 - Cast of Thousands with Escape Mechanism (Danny Sigelman, Jon Nelson) play as part of Radio K's “Gigawatt Showcase” at the Weisman Art Museum. Sigelman (DJ The Sand People) had been invited to spin between bands, and invited Escape Mechanism to participate in a creative mix, instead.

--April, 1999 - Michaelangelo Matos reviews three Minneapolis “electronic” music artists, including Escape Mechanism, in the April issue of London’s “The Wire.”

--April, 1999 - Escape Mechanism CD reviewed by Anton Warner for Ink 19 and DJ Kristo for Orbit.

--April, 1999 - Escape Mechanism is #16 on the City Pages "Picked to Click IX" list.

--March 1, 1999 - Escape Mechanism is listed as #177 on the CMJ Top 200 for the week of March 1, 1999.

--March 8, 1999 - Escape Mechanism is listed as #179 on the CMJ Top 200 for the week of March 1, 1999.

--March 16, 1999 – Escape Mechanism CD reviewed by Lloyd Dunn and John Heck for the Public Works Productions website.

--March 18, 1999 – Escape Mechanism CD reviewed by Chris Strouth for Revue.

--February 10, 1999 - Escape Mechanism is one of two artists focused on in an arts feature in the local alternative weekly, City Pages.

--February, 1999 - Escape Mechanism CD reviewed by Chris Morris for Flagpole Magazine Online and John Bartlett for Exclaim.

--January, 1999 - Escape Mechanism CD reviewed by the Michigan Daily.

--January, 1999 - Some Assembly Required debuts as a 2 hour specialty show on Radio K’s overnight netcast. Some Assembly Required is Radio K’s first internet-exclusive specialty show. The first hour was a focus on sound recordings by appropriation-based sound collage artists. The second hour was a live, improvised media collage, as performed by the show’s host and a variety of guests. Some Assembly Required became a one hour program when it was syndicated in April, 2001.



1998
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1998
--December 16, 1998 – Escape Mechanism CD reviewed by Henry Horman in the Pulse.

--December, 1998 - Released debut full-length CD by Escape Mechanism.

--Summer, 1998 – Escape Mechanism’s “Box of Blue Paperclips” reviewed by Conrad Teves in Toast.


1997
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1997
--October, 1997 – Escape Mechanism’s “Box of Blue Paperclips” reviewed by Lloyd Dunn in Photostatic Retrofuturist.

--Fall, 1997 – Released Escape Mechanism cassette EP, “Box of Blue Paperclips.”