Interzone report of January 21st 2003

Previous report of December

French version

Hi all,

This month has been extremely surprising, and full of adventures as usual. :-) and the weather really cold here : down to - 13.
At the end of December, Philip Beitchman and his friend Lionel Bloom came to visit. Philip joined the Zone from the memorial in 1997. Both met when they were students, and have lived in the Beat Hotel when Burroughs and Gysin were there in the sixties. Having them here was a real pleasure. They liked the hotel and the area. We went to the restaurant by night in Clamecy and found a small unexpected one at the feet of the cathedral. The next day they went back to Paris.

As far as the hotel is concerned, the situation is still the same in spite of the different letters sent to the owner and solicitor. Though the owner took out the asbestos from the ceiling of the back kitchen. He called for Emmaüs to take away the rubbish remaining from the restaurant , but when the guys came, they burst out laughing and refused to take it, which was predictable. So the whole stuff is still here. Being fed up, I have written a letter to the DDASS, official organism responsible for hygiene and laws on renting, so they will start an investigation. A bailiff came this morning to write down the list of all the problems, then I'll see a lawyer, the rents are going to be blocked and shall keep you posted about what's going on.

As far as money is concerned, I am keeping the nurse job here and received today a letter saying I am going to get a part of the rent paid by the state , which is great actually. So I can make it.

I have put the whole documents (letters, etc.) in the page on the hotel at : for the Zoners invested in the project.

I also have added pictures of the place taken when I arrived. But I had made a mistake with the pellicle, and they have been taken on the film taken in Ruigoord, so both places are superposed. The result is unexpected, but interesting. :)

Interzone Press Agency:

I have proposed in a forum of free-lance journalists which I subscribed to last year, Categorynet to publish in the site Interzone Press Agency and get contacts through the site with magazines, whom they can deal with on the financial level and sell their articles through Paypal. Jean-François Rivière , a journalist from Montargis, liked the idea and sent one article : Défi de FERME :

Zone's calendars 2003:

(see previous report ) They cost 12 euros each. You can order them at, and for payment, use paypal system:

New events : Optical Sound & Aspic Records :

Pierre Belouin has been really active this month :,
New Optical Sound and Aspic Records website : Distribution in France by Limonade Sound Art ? Janek Schaefer-Live*15/01/03*20h00 "L'homme Orchestre"

see the details at

New pages on line:

News of december 2002 & January 2003

L'ex hôtel du Pont:

Laurent T <> POEMES

Interzone Press Agency

Actualités :

Jean-François Rivière: Le défi de FERME :

CV Jean François Rivière:

In other Zoner's sites: see the details in the news pages : & January 2003

Philippe DI FOLCO <> Citizen data ou

Optical Sound and Aspic Records, :

George Laughead : Photos of WSB Burroughs family plot in St. Louis

Georges: A small Beat directory

anthony rousseau <>,, Mes meilleurs Voeux 2003

This report is on line at : . It will be in French soon at

All the best for 2003. Take care.



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