A number of works which I have published over the last few years have been performative texts. Whether or not I originally composed them as such, while reading them at various venues they have revealed themselves to be, in fact, texts to be performed. One such text is my Dishwashing Event, Part One: Tianjin, China, published as a chapbook by No Press in 2006. Absurdly, there have been no recordings of my performances to date, and so I have begun to rectify that. Here is the first recording I offer. It is of the above mentioned text, Dishwashing Event, Part One: Tianjin, China.