Lynda Says I Should Do Spoken Word?

My friend Lynda  listened to my KCHUNG show live and when we spoke on the phone later that night Lynda said I should do spoken word. I said that I had not thought about spoken word in many years but I was thinking about making a book from the @8pmiam text. Lynda said that I should put my drawings in the book. Wow! that’s a fantastic idea! I never would have though of that on my own. Thanks Lynda for your inspiration!

Prior to doing the show I printed out a text version (in ascending order) to read on paper rather than reading directly from the Twitter account on my phone. Although I had glanced at a few of the entries I had not read the entire piece. And as I was reading I realized that I had very little memory of exactly what I was doing that year. It made me think about why and how we choose to remember what we do and how we forget all the rest.

I do recall that when I was writing these 140 character texts I tried to be as honest as possible. And when I was reading these personal journal entries live on the radio eight years later I felt extremely vulnerable and often humiliated. This was not a fantasy script I could hide behind -this was my life.

Listen to the @8pmiam Margie.LA broadcast  (@8pmiam texts start at approximately minute 14:30)
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BTW- Lynda is my good friend who makes beautiful hats and hair accessories. Please take a moment to check out her fantastic Etsy Shop 🙂

At 8pm I Am: 365 Days in 140 Characters or Less

For one year from December 2008 until December 2009 I used a Twitter account as a disciplinary device to write about my life. Each day I would record precisely what I was doing at  8pm.  This was my personal and anonymous journal. My name was not attached to the account and my posts were not intended for an audience. On Twitter I refused all followers and I followed no one.  At 8pm I Am was a part of a larger ongoing narrative project inspired by Deleuze’s Cinema 2: The Time-Image (1989).

This had been a tough year for me: the US economy tanked, I ran out of freelance jobs/credit/cash and had to return to a day job I hated. Desperate for cash I auditioned for a reality TV show and ended up a finalist but did not get the gig. My partner of 10 years ran out of money too and took off to his family home in the UK leaving me to pay all of the bills for our house in Los Angeles. Our dog Mickey was sick and dying.

This Wednesday May 24 @ 5pm in Los Angeles (@ 8pm east coast time!) for the first time ever I will read as many of the 365 entries as I can in my one-hour program on KCHUNG. Hope you can join me!

@8pmiam on Twitter

Welcome to My Daily Self-Obsession(s) + RIP Chris Cornell

The other day I told a friend about my new blog and he asked me “What is the theme?” I responded “My life and work… making art everyday since the 90’s.” In the early 90’s people accused me of being too 80’s. Now in the post-aughts I still feel very 90’s. And a sad week for the 90’s it is. RIP Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell. What a senseless and tragic loss. And it’s no surprise that Ativan fucked him up.

When I was at CalArts in the 90’s my schizophrenic boyfriend had a prescription for Ativan. One night after he was released from the psych ward he drove me so nuts that I took one of his pills so I could calm down. I had already been sobbing regularly about the sudden death of my father, and coming home to a crazy dude every night after editing my thesis film and going to class all day was just too much stress for me. So I took one of his Ativans and it made me so fucking wasted- I felt fantastic, warm, fuzzy inside and then I immediately passed out. It was definitely one of the best drugs I’d taken since I was a pill-head in the 80’s.  It was so good it scared me.


Self-Portrait Roaming the Halls of Cal Arts in my Bathrobe & Slippers High on Vicodin and/or Documenting the Names of All the Pills I’d Taken for Pain and Pleasure (from the ‘zine Frontal Lobe #3: Giant Mice Eat My Nuts. published in 1999)

A generation mourns.

Easy Money

Let you touch me
Rub me down with oil
Pay me money
Take the pleasure real
Easy like taking a shit

Put you on a pedestal
Make you dance for me
Real slow and sleazy like
You’re giving me pleasure
Taking your money real easy

Put you in suspension
Tickle you between the legs
Clothesline tightly wrapped

Around the cock and balls
Clothespins giving me pleasure
Like I’m hanging out he laundry
Women’s work

Women’s Work from margie schnibbe on Vimeo.

Schnibbe.net: The Very First Post Then Soon Abandoned (December 2011)

I just purchased schnibbe.net. This domain was not available until recently. I also own schnibbe.org. Too bad I didn’t think of purchasing schnibbe.com in 1999 when I first started buying domains & building websites. Schnibbe.com was purchased by Cafe und Konditorei Schnibbe in 2000. They also own Schnibbe.de.
Perhaps one day they will let the schnibbe.com domain go and I will purchase schnibbe.com as well. I’m not sure yet what I’ll be doing here, but recently I’ve been thinking about my old keyword drawing project 120 days of Queries & I just found a tracking list in a babyhans.com folder from 2008 so here we are back to thinking about keywords again. I wonder who owned schnibbe.net & why that person let the domain ownership lapse? Perhaps it was it my brother Steven? I’ll have to ask him the next time I see him.

Margie Schnibbe
Los Angeles
23 December 2011

babyhans.com 100 keywords
april 2008:
#1 brandi needs
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#3  “brandi needs”
#4  babyhans
#5  margie schnibbe
#6  schnibbe
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#8  brandi needs
#9  schnibbe
#10  “margie schnibbe”
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#17  brandi needs
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#19  “emo girl porn”
#20  teri weigel pornstar
#21  dimitri vorvolakos
#22  robert schnibbe
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#25  mommy diaper “adult baby”
#26  monkeyview margie
#27  porno valley
#28  peep booths in los angeles
#29  paintnings
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#38  los angeles bunny
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#42  kaarina vieru
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#44  judy cocuzza
#45  jennifer schnibbe
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#47  los angeles santacon
#48  lydia lunch pubic hair
#49  margaret schnibbe
#50  mistress manhattan porn videos
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#53  markus schnibbe
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#61  vorvolakas
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#67  trannie1.jpg
#68  young tweak porn gallery
#69  trailer hung stud
#70  what brandi needs
#71  what happened to la couples at the entertanium studios
#72  www.venavirago.com
#73  www.razdavai.com
#74  www.fightingfelines
#75  www.babyhavans.com
#76  www.baby porno video
#77  www.baby porn
#78  www.assart.com
#79  wrestling girl fihgt
#80  wrestle girls and catfight
#81  tom schnibbe hastings
#82  terri weigel dominatrix
#83  santacon los angeles 2002
#84  santacon la
#85  santacon grove
#86 santa
#87  samantha silver porno
#88  salo robert zimmer
#89  saint matthew hasting ny
#90  robert sch
#91  pornstar neighbors
#92  santacon ventura
#93  sapporo.jpg
#94  reznik
#95  steven schnibbe
#96  steve schnibbe
#97  snuff room
#98  smille barnacle
#99  singing tiger
#100  silver lake song by chuck bronco