sean m. whelan

I Can’t Believe I Set Myself on Fire for This

Out on the perimeter of my bed their eyes glow in the dark. I tried tracing the lines between them once, like staring into the starry night to read the horoscope of my horror. But they never stay still long …

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Cordite 37.1: Nebraska is now online

Released in conjunction with the Cordite-Prairie Schooner co-feature, Cordite 37.1: Nebraska is a tribute to Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska album, presented by Sean M. Whelan and Liner Notes. Contributors include Neil Boyack, Josephine Rowe, Omar Musa, Gabriel Piras, Samuel Wagan Watson, …

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Liner Notes: Nebraska

Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska album was released thirty years ago, in 1982. Twenty-four years after that iconic moment in the history of urban American folk, Liner Notes debuted at the 2006 Melbourne Fringe Festival with a spoken word tribute to David …

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Electronica Spoken Word Mix

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Dream Machines

[audio:|titles=Dream Machines – Sean M Whelan & Isnod] Dream Machines (4:25) Written and produced by Sean M Whelan & Isnod

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The Laugh Track of Their Sloppy Fists

[audio:] The Laugh Track of Their Sloppy Fists (1:01)

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A Ghost In The Golden Sheep Massage Parlour

[audio: Ghost In The Golden Sheep Massage Parlour.mp3] Sean M Whelan & The Interim Lovers A Ghost In The Golden Sheep Massage Parlour

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Diana Young reviews Sean M. Whelan

Whelan dances back and forth in multiple perspectives, switching fluidly from experiencing to observing, from self to other, from ordinary to absurd, magically traversing all barriers in between. Invoking fantasy and manipulating the artifice of persona allows Whelan to populate an expanding universe with charming (and not so charming) caricatures that both impersonate and ridicule a variety of social situations and scenarios.

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Bling Fling Thing

[audio:] Emilie Zoey Baker Bling Fling Thing It’s booty time, with our unofficial Glitter Queen, Emilie Zoey Baker, strutting her tuff words audibly in mp3 format. Recorded by our former audiovisual editor, Sean M Whelan, this track will soon have …

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Waiting for Fire

She's out again, crushing rocks with her eyelids. While you attach tennis raquets to your back and call them wings. She's turning cars over in the street and scraping out their guts with her bare hands, hoping to find a …

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