2024.01.17 not limited to But (Smattering 2)

This book is for sale here:





This is the front cover. Because my butt crack & cheeks show there's bound to be some disapproval/censorship. I made an 8 second movie of me moving around multiple copies of the book & saying "But, but, but, but.." - perhaps as if I were stammering or sputtering. This was not permitted on TikTok as a violation of their "Community Guidelines". No doubt an algorithm was flexing its AU (Artifical Unintelligence) muscles to make that decision. SO, if you're seeing this cover now, be warned, you will probably go criminally insane & become permanently traumatized by seeing the crack. Or, at least, so the algorithms would have you believe.

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tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE's not limited to But (Smattering 2)

by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE - February 10, 2024




This is my 19th bk. Thanks to the way Goodreads (Amazon) algorithmically insists on a standardized presenting of my name this will not show up on my profile since my name is "tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE" & NOT "Convenience, Tentatively". Hence I have 15 books on my profile, 4 are missing - but who am I to say what my name is? I'm not a billionaire or an app. The cover seems to be censored off of Goodreads. This is completely reasonable b/c if you were to see it you'd go criminally insane & become hopelessly traumatized. Algorithms, do yr stuff!! For the bio text connected to the ISBN I wrote:

"tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE was born on September 4, 1953, & has no intention of dying before tomorrow if not later. He's created 730 movies, 230 of which are features; 19 books with more on the way, over 450 things vaguely resembling performances, over 250 d compositions, & all sorts of other things that are hopefully outside of easy categories. He's traveled all over the world, except for one square meter in some desert somewhere - or maybe a little less. Still, he's gotten around. He was voted "Earth's Most Eligible Bachelor" by extraterrestrials who apparently weren't even sure how humans reproduce so I, personally, wouldn't trust their choice - but the cover hologram for their Galactic Guide to Dating featured cONVENIENCE in an amazing pose so they did a good job with that."

For the online bk description I wrote:

"A look at creations made from 1969 to 2023 by a person who's dedicated their life to trying to live in accordance with their own imagination (& conscience). The images may not be what you expect, if you expect anything. Imagine starting with the name "tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE", wearing clothes made entirely from zippers, getting a 3D brain tattooed on your head & then extrapolate from there."

This represents quite a selection. There's a section on Olfactories Organized, the group that I founded for the purpose of collectively smelling things; a photo essay on my washing & drying my zipper pants & jacket for the 1st time on my 36th birthday; a tribute to Larry Lawnchair; a picture of 2 friends of mine trying to dye their skin black in a bathtub; stills from a movie called "Wearing Masks Saves Lives"; all sorts of goodies.

Once you buy & read a copy you'll understand how irresistably charming I am - even if you find some of my opinions & actions offensive.



Here're some sample pages:





idioideo at gmail dot com


to the tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE Anti-Neoism page

to the tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE Audiography page

to the tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE Bibliography page

to my "Blaster" Al Ackerman index


to the tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE Censored or Rejected page

to the tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE Collaborations page

to the tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE (d) compositions page

to Amir-ul Kafirs' Facebook page

to the "FLICKER" home-page for the alternative cinematic experience

to tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE's GoodReads profile

to the tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE Haircuts page

to the tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE Home Tapers page

to the tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE index page

to the tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE Instagram Poetry page

to a listing of tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE's manifestations on the Internet Archive

to the tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE as Interviewee index

to the tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE as Interviewer index

to tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE'S Linked-In profile

for A Mere Outline for One Aspect of a Book on Mystery Catalysts, Guerrilla Playfare, booed usic, Mad Scientist Didactions, Acts of As-Beenism, So-Called Whatevers, Psychopathfinding, Uncerts, Air Dressing, Practicing Promotextuality, Imp Activism, etc..

to the mm index

to see an underdeveloped site re the N.A.A.M.C.P. (National Association for the Advancement of Multi-Colored Peoples)

to tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE's Neoism page

to the DEFINITIVE Neoism/Anti-Neoism website

to the Philosopher's Union website

to the tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE movie-making "Press: Criticism, Interviews, Reviews" home-page

to tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE's Score Movies


to find out more about why the S.P.C.S.M.E.F. (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Sea Monkeys by Experimental Filmmakers) is so important

to the "tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE - Sprocket Scientist" home-page

to Psychic Weed's Twitter page

to tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE's Vimeo index

to Vine movies relevant to tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE made by Ryan Broughman

to tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE's presence in the Visual Music Village

for info on tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE's tape/CD publishing label: WIdémoUTH

to a very small selection of tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE's Writing

to the onesownthoughts YouTube channel