My name is Salem Collo-Julin or HolloHulo depending on your ability to pronounce things. I grew up in the great prairie of Chicagoland and currently hang in Philadelphia. I try to frequent Chicago, NYC, DC, Philly, and parts around with my comedic performance and occasional art crap. I work a job at a non-profit to help pay for life and attempt to be an avid thrifter and reseller of vinyl records, big lady clothing, knick knack paddy whacks, and even more crap. (I write attempt because I tend to accumulate without the “reselling” part)
HERE ARE SOME STATS —
Things and concepts I like:
Cats, heavy metal and punk rock and otherwise noisy music, soul and funk and hip hop and R&B, hippie music and showtunes, pop, talking about and listening to and performing comedy, community oriented and self-aware art, people with big ideas and big hearts, pawn/thrift/charity shops, free stores, 60s/70s/80s home décor, freedom, autonomy, love, interdependence, skincare and moisturizing, gossip, all the colors in the crayon box, drag performance and aesthetics, queer nation, it takes a nation of millions to hold us back, astrology, ghost culture, free jazz, getting together with the girls for some pinot griege, screw you I’ll live in the street, driving across the country in a minivan, self-publishing, friends and family, giving circles
CREATIVE -WISE …
I write. I perform. I make people laugh, mostly intentionally.
When I’m in Chicago I work with my buddies on The Free Store
I used to help run Half Letter Press. Groups and Spaces started with my group Temporary Services’ input and is now in a second stage thanks to several longtime friends & collaborators. I co-founded the GoChgo e-mail list. I believe that love and freedom are not scarcity economies.
MY GENERAL BUSY-NESS —
I work in a non-profit organization in Philly. My creative work outside of that includes writing, editing, performing, and making sounds with my vocal cords, all for money or love. Contact me if you would like to hire me for these or any other jobs for money or some sort of trade.
I am now doing stand-up and other forms of comedic performance (alert the media) and will tell you all about it once I get better at it. I’m a tough critic. I throw food at myself. No one needs to see that.
Portions of the document sometimes known as a “c.v.” are available for the finding here. It’s big on art stuff. I also have a Linked In here that lists some of the fabulous employers who have given me money, guidance, or time.
Updates are infrequent, mistakes many, regrets are few.
Live, love, laugh, lobotomy!
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