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Matt G talks to Beau Rice
Matt G talks to Beau RiceCourtesy of Penny-Ante Editions

This LA artist published 18 months of Gchats

Beau Rice is inviting you to experience a slice of his ‘rebel with a lesson’ lifestyle in these exclusive excerpts from his book Tex

Dubbed a "performance act in print", Tex is an extended Gchat of internet babble between artist/author Beau Rice and his circle of friends, strangers and colleagues (which includes former flame "Matt G", a cameo by someone named Mojito and references to artist Ryan Trecartin). Choice quotes include: "newborns do like 5 things and 4 of them suck" and "i'm being a horrible employee by texting you right now. i'm like crouched behind the register counter, hiding. i did just oversee the gift wrapping of a lorrie moore book though".

From December 2012 to May of this year, Rice filed away hilarious and emotionally-charged snippets from emails, texts and online chats. Even sexual quests are logged, making this a commentary of a non-fabricated slice of life post-internet. It's a bit like the plot of Jason Reitman's new love-in-the-digital-age film Men, Women & Children, but the real deal. Below are two exclusive excerpts from the book, a printed compendium of one LA artist on a search for true connection:

[Thu, May 23, 1:28PM] 

FROM: <JAME-------@HOTMAIL.COM>

TO: <beaubeauricerice@—.com>

Nice posting. Very dominant and like a boy in his place. I’m not into fucking... more into having you completely immobile - hands, feet, cock/balls tied, blindfolded, gagged. Once securely bound, then I like to experiment with cbt/tt - clothespins, hot wax, ben gay, more. Also love a guy in mummification - saran wrap and duct tape. How much discipline can you take... like to push you until you are in tears.  I respect all limits… just need to know them upfront. Can I have you bound all night? I get up at 6am :) 

I’m 47, 6’1, 177, 33w, 41c, smooth, gay, ddf/neg. I’m in town (I come here weekly for work) and can host at my hotel – Westin LAX. Would love an ongoing boy to train. 

Send pics and if you are interested.

Far from the Westin? Very serious... no BS. 

FROM: <beaubeauricerice@—.com>

TO: <JAME-------@HOTMAIL.COM>

Hey Sir, thanks for the response.

You sound like fun, I really like the things You mention here (not so into mummification, but not completely opposed to it either). Here are some photos. Do you have BDSM gear with you at the hotel?

[Attachment: Three Beau selfies] 

FROM: <JAME-------@HOTMAIL.COM>

TO: <beaubeauricerice@—.com>

Traveling so I don’t.... Could you pick up some rope, clothespins, etc.? I could pay you back... Otherwise I could go out before you come. Can I have you bound all night? Limits?  Most into? Very serious here.

FROM: <JAME-------@HOTMAIL.COM>

TO: <beaubeauricerice@—.com> 

Hi...I just checked and there is a home depot 5mins away. I could pick up plenty of toys for tonight. Interested? Game?

FROM: <beaubeauricerice@—.com>

TO: <JAME-------@HOTMAIL.COM>

Interested but not sure, at least not about tonight. Sorry to do this but let me get back to you in a bit, I’m about to go out shopping for a bit.

[Sun, Sep 22, 2013 9:35PM]

BEAU R

[Photo: A shiny purple cane on the ground]

i am using a cane

MATT G

What happened

BEAU R

i was doing ballet moves in a

hot tub with ryan T

(famedrop? sars) and i tore a

ligament attached to my big toe.

MATT G

Is that real

BEAU R

yeah

MATT G

You would have a cane

BEAU R

why

MATT G

I dunno i can see you

getting beaten up or

having too much fun

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[Sun, Sep 23, 2013 4:21PM]

FROM: <beaubeauricerice@—.com>

TO: <GOODBO—@—.com>, <K—@—.com>

Hey bosses,

Last night I was doing ballet moves in a hot tub (I know) and I injured my foot. It’s swollen and sore and I can’t put any weight on it at all. The Internet seems to indicate that I tore a ligament attached to my big toe. It’s a bummer.

Tomorrow morning I’m going to see a podiatrist who will hopefully give me a clear prognosis. I don’t think this should cause me to miss any shifts, and I’m still planning to go to New York this week, but I wanted to let y’all know now because I’ll probably be limited to cashier work and other low-mobility activity for about four weeks. I’ll stay in touch as I learn more. And you can expect me to come in tomorrow night on crutches. 

; /,

Beau

Tex is published by Penny-Ante Editions November 18 and is available for pre-order now