I was listening to the Ray Agee album again today noticed this stamp on the inside of the record cover. Just inside the front cover there is a blue ink stamp that reads “CONCERNED WITH INSIGNIFICANCES”.
Manifesto on Art / Fluxus Art Amusement by George Maciunas, 1965.
“Therefore, art-amusement must be simple, amusing, unpretentious, concerned with insignificances, require no skill or countless rehersals, have no commodity or institutional value.
The value of art-amusement must be lowered by making it unlimited, massproduced, obtainable by all and eventually produced by all.”
In a separate Ray Agee related update: here is Ray Agee, Frank Zappa and Shuggie Otis playing on the “Johnny Otis Show” in 1970. There is some chit-chat before the song starts where Zappa talks about working at a florist/record store in San Diego. He claims that the Roy Agee 45 “Wobble Lou” was the first record he ever stole. How totally Fluxus!