Friday, October 14, 2016

Proud Almost Owner of a five floor house in the South of France!

Welp, not moving away from NYC at all but John and I will be in Sauve, France more often starting next year because we put a bid on a house right across the street from the Crumbs and our offer was accepted! It's not even close to being ours yet but we will begin to make payments on it next year and when it's paid off it shall be our second home! It's hilarious to me how close it is to the Crumb's amazing place...we can see in each others windows. John and Robert can make some tin can phones and trade 78's just by chucking them through the window. It is HUGE(YUGE?) and we have tons of room for guests to come and stay with us which does happen and is important. If Trumps wins it sure is nice to have a place far far away to escape to that's for sure. We will just pretend we are Swedish and not American. I can say poop in Swedish and john's bro lives in Sweden so we go there too to see him and our nieces.

That first pic is from the Mr. Les Pageant the annual male only beauty pageant Reverend Jen hosts every year. Since the one a few months ago got derailed by nudity and craziness she is having it again this time in Ridgewood at my good friends bar The Footlight. It's on the 22nd same day as the Halloween Dog Run Parade so that day will be a fun one for me.
Then some pics from when John and I went and saw "Oh, Hello" on Broadway and had seats in the third row...that show is really funny and I recommend to people who have a weird sense of humor and who loved the Kroll Show as I did.
Never noticed that statue in Union Square before..some jamming at our place with friends...John and I are finishing up our latest album Coney Island Baby and John's "solo" album is now up on amazon so I will link to that HERE. The Crumb cover is one of the best we have and Crumb also plays on the album along with me, Pat Conte, Eli Smith and others. That drawing of John on a placemat I put up is one Crumb made with his grandson Eli who did the lettering...thought it was funny. At a restaurant entertaining the kiddos in France..Then FOREIGNER is playing hell yeah! And apparently I played and didn't know it at the worst place in the world Webster Hall. I think Green Day just played there which is kinda weird.
Then I got a thumbs up from Laurence Harvey the actor from the Human Centipede 2 movie...and 3 also. I cant wait to see the next Tom Six insanity. Bottom pics are from a comedy show Seth Herzog has at the Slipper Room every week. My friend and i went cause Janeane Garofalo was on the bill and political comic John Fugelsang. It feels like this election will never end...Not a fan of Hillary at all but Trump just cannot win this. If he does..DID I MENTION JOHN AND I BOUGHT A HUGE HOUSE IN FRANCE?

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Grab them by the Pussy!

Okay, so I have a few of pics to post from the Broadway show John and I went to, "Oh, Hello" which was hysterical. I am so in love with those guys esp when Nick Kroll does drag. The Kroll Show was one of my favorites and I am really happy they got this play going on. But my email got hacked and I need to change the password and I am bad at that stuff so i don't have access to all the new pics in my email. Cause I am dumb like that.
Had a fun last fews days hanging with the hubby as he had four days off. Soon he will be working like crazy as work is going really well for him...I have applied for some extra work but no calls so far but then I got the death flu for about 12 days so I rested.
So to stay topical I have collected some pretty amusing Grab Them By the Pussy Trump memes and I will post them now for fun. Think I am having a debate party tomorrow at my place if it's too rainy and cold to watch in La Plaza on the projector. I am in no way a fan of Hillary or Bill but if this orange monster wins we will just be blown off the map within a year probably. He is a sick, underage girl loving, sexist, smug, tax evading, lying, perverted piece of shit who the Hillary bashers are having a REALLY hard time defending right now. Assange didn't really leak too much and he's been accused of rape himself so...what an election! Pence just said what Trump said was inexcusable and the rape case against Trump for having sex with a 13 year old girl was just reopened. I cant think too much about it or my head will explode. Facebook is nuts with fights and insults so I will just post these memes here until I have more stuff to post during the week.
DID I MENTION THAT JOHN AND I BOUGHT A HOUSE IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE ACROSS FROM THE CRUMB'S?? Our bid went through! We will be dividing our time between here and there south of France with most of our time in NYC of course but this is so exciting! I want to grab France by the Pussy! yay! We go over the paperwork this week and in the winter we make our first payment. This really has been a great year for me. And for John too.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016


Christ on a Crutch this month went by fast! A part of me still feels like I am in France I think. Have some kind of flu thing going on right now and John and I have tickets to see the new Nick Kroll play on Broadway "Oh Hello!" so I must rest until then. The weather is sucky anyway and I have a busy October going on so it's kinda nice to catch up on movies and be home for a few days. John is being tolerant of me alternately watching NOT MY DAUGHTER on the Lifetime Network and Torture Puke Chamber on youtube which is pretty funny if you love disgusting shit like I do. Waiting on some big news that may happen Friday too so I am happy to lay on the couch and make John wait on me until October.

So many pics of absolutely nothing at all! Well, that sexy woman is my mom posing with a menorah at our old house in queens long ago. She looks the same now and is like 70 so that's good for me I think!
I took some pics of  Circus Amok when they performed at Tompkins last week. It was smaller than usual with less acrobatics but still fun and lots of kids were there having a blast. My friends son kept running in front of them grabbing at the costumes which was cracking me up.
"Que Sera Sera"...if I were smart I would touch that pic up and frame it and sell it and be rich. Instead I will post it here. I just liked that he was passed out so perfectly under that graffiti. City is actually pretty sickening lately with K2 and heroin everywhere. Seeing just a regular old drunk guy passed out is a relief. I have zero tolerance for dope or K2 or whatever is the trend these days. I see someone nodding out I feel physically ill.
Anyway, there's some skateboarder jumping over stuff, some anti-trump posters that are everywhere now, and some other graffiti I like on east 9th.
Then my friend Jen spotted a real tree hugger on Avenue A! She looks like she just came from yoga and was high on life. Or just did some K2. Or heroin. Or both?
I always forget to promote my own band on here but John's solo album is out and it comes with that huge poster where I look like a midget! I am on the album along with many others like Pat Conte, and Eli Smith and Robert's some hillbilly stuff John likes way more than I so I opted out and he just recorded a session with a group of folks at jalopy, recorded it, and put it out on our label. Came out great! I love it and the Crumb cover is one of the best he's ever done for us!
That dog pillow scared the shit out of me on 9th street...I actually jumped when I saw it. And the last two pics are the artist Theresa Byrnes performing as part of the LUNGS fest at La Plaza there other day. She is amazing. She got hefted out of her wheelchair which she needs due to a rare nervous system disease and was "married" to the earth as she went higher up into the trees. Theresa is a great painter, writer and has a beautiful son too. She has accomplished more than most people do who have no afflictions and I love her to death.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Some pics from the punk picnic and punk show too.

Hit Ralph's BBQ last week...the annual punk picnic. Never being super punk myself really, not in the '77 kinda way. I did not know half the people there but I knew many. I am just weird. Ex squatter who was on Dead tour for a year, was a hippie for several years, began squatting on Ave C and 9th and hop trained and hitchhiked all over the country. Now I like old music and am a 78 expert sort of and play with R Crumb. My life is weird hence my book which is coming along! I guess I like the weirder punk like Rudimentary Peni and shit like that. No Sex Pistols crap for me.
So the picnic pics go right into the Tompkins show pics where I knew just about everyone there including the cops and it was all mellow and fun. Love how my friends who have had kids let them dye their hair blue and all that .Some bad ass kids are going to be adults and teens soon enough! Man they grow up fast as hell. With cool parents they are the next generation of cool NYC and they are already taller than I. Though at barely five feet that's not saying much.
 A version of Choking Victim played  the park later that weekend. The band my ex Shayne was bassist in for a while...and I will go see them again in October. A real reunion is going at Warsaw on the 30th.
I hate the summer ending but I paid my SAG dues and am applying for work again and things are going well and I just cant complain. I had the best summer of anyone I know and John and I will hit Florida in Feb to once again see the Crumbs there while they are on vacation. Possible trip to Las Vegas for John's work...WARMTH YAY!
Did something great this week...well Aline Crumb did on behalf of us and waiting with baited breath on the results of this! Good things in the works so winter won't be so bad I think.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Protest against the Dakota Pipeline in other words #NoDAPL

So last week there was a big rally against the disgusting greedy travesty that is the Dakota Pipeline situation in Washington Square Park. From about 5-8pm there were speeches, singing, drumming and chanting. Funny thing was some juggalo looking band was playing on the stage that was like right near the rally. Was very strange! So nice to see such a big turnout and to see that people come out to stuff and don't just post crap on fb or wherever. I took lots of video but i will just post some of the pics I took right now...really funny punk show in Tompkins sunday and between that and a party saturday night where i was up until 6am i am pretty shot. I need a few days of sleeping like 10 hours I think. There was also a fun punk picnic in BK so I am glad I have been getting to go to some fun shit since I got back. It's going to be 90 out tomorrow but you can feel at night now how fall is coming.
I also got a pic of my favorite 6'7" Jew who always wants to heal me. And the performance artist that is in the fountain every day there posing on a statue.