Thursday, December 14, 2017

East Village Arts fest and Poetry Project.

I am so cultured that I went to TWO art fests this week! It was so so bitterly cold last night I was glad the events I went to were nearby cause I sure didn't feel like being out anywhere far from my place. The Tompkins library had live music in the basement, classes on African Beading, gardening, broadway show tunes, the Celtic band Avon Faire and much more that went on from 11am onward and it was pretty cool. I like when the library has weird stuff going on like my friend is playing there tomorrow for their full album night where his band will do the entire Nirvana Unplugged record.
I took a few videos at the library...really loved the book tree they had up! Then I went to see my bookseller friend Jen read at the St Marks Church after as part of the Poetry Project she helped create. Booksellers set up their tables and read from some of their favorite works...it was a nice little scene in there of people who love books and make a living with them. Like the library, the St Marks Church always has interesting events happening and during Occupy Wall St they let people camp there and use their bathroom. John and I played there once along with some punk  bands thus I dubbed the place Punk Rock Church as they are pretty fun and funky for a church.
Here are some pics and some videos from these two events. I was so proud of myself for going out for so long last night in that cold. Everyone had the same look of shock on their face especially when it started snowing randomly when it got late. It ain't even winter yet dammit!







Saturday, December 9, 2017

SantaCon and Non SantaCon

Well, with the snow making my phone almost break documenting SATANcon was just not worth it today. So I have one longish video of the crowd by the 13th step and one pic I thought was funny. My friend Benjamin Cerf was giving me an interview about it all that was interesting but my phone got wet and shut down and I had to give up. By then I was knocked over twice already by drunk santas and yelled at and saw cops giving tickets for public drinking and I was over it all. Same old same old same as it ever was and shouldn't be every damn year.
So I will post the video with a few other pics from around the hood as even making fun of drunken puking santas has lost it's charm. Hopefully some other bloggers got some good footage and i mean good as in bad. Arrests and puking and all the rest! I liked the traveler kids homeless sign it was pretty fancy for spanging..those kids are cool they just busk and hang out. Bert's tits was tweeted and it was a pretty popular tweet...I guess everyone likes Bert AND kitties both. And i thought the broken piece of a 78rpm record on our block was funny cause it's the era and label John likes and it was like someone was leading him away from home using 78s as breadcrumbs...John dreams of finding some old lady or old man's collection thrown out on the street so I am always on the lookout for record trash. Shellac, not that vinyl hipster shit everyone loves again. Yeah.





Sunday, November 26, 2017

A world without Chuckles Manson.

For the first time ever I now live in a world without Charles Manson. Is it weird that that feels weird? No more fake hoaxes that he's getting paroled. Well I am surprised he lasted this long really. Too many Charlie Don't Surf jokes online it got annoying after two hours.
Some random pics here I shall upload...I have been writing 2-3 hours a day lately at various coffee shops with various friends and some folks were visiting C squat last week so I have been productive lately...John is too busy to record with me so I have been volunteering with Waggytail Rescue lately which has been fun and fulfilling. Also have leads to make some dough finally so that is great as we are already trying to make travel plans for the summer. The Crumbs come into NYC in April and we will be playing the Brooklyn Folk Fest with Robert C which is always a huge thing..also it gets me to practice more as so many come to see us. Well to see Crumb anyway haha...
John works a ton during this season...Thanksgiving Day parade where he got that creepy shot of Olaf...Macy's tree lighting...on and on...which is good as the more dough we have coming in the better! We do have a house to pay for in France after all!
Just some pics of photo shoots at CSquat and my cat who is obsessed with me..Olaf at the parade..pic by John..Some adorable pups we got in for Waggytail rescue at Lucky bar...fun with two gingers and that's about it for now!








Saturday, November 18, 2017

Clowns Clowns funny clowns!







Ahhh I am finally working on my writing and it's made me lazy about blogging! How do you like them apples? Everyone likes apples! Some friends from out of town are visiting and though it's somehow already winter I have been going out just about every night. Those pics with the clown are from a party at International Bar which is actually closing its doors next week so I will be at THAT closing party for sure. I have been going to that bar for two decades now. Coal Yard will become the new International Bar and Molly will just have the one place. I will miss running up the block from one bar to the other to see who I know at each. Sniff.
That first pic is Felton Davis setting up his telescope on east 3rd st by The Bean so people can check out the moon.
Some guy is playing the saxophone/recorder lately on 2nd ave...and take note of the hand chair that out friend Pete Popalsi is sitting in because it is my prize possession. Pete and Rika live in Sauve, France and they were in NYC as well last week....which was really fun. Then I got my hair done which is REALLY exciting! YOU LOVE IT. And I was wondering if Think Coffee will ever fix their sign then realized I don't care if they do. Would be funnier if it spelled out THC really.
I have been attending events at the Howl Happening space on east 1st st and took a video of Tish and Snookie of Manic Panic fame singing just because I love those gals.
More fun stuff to be posted during the week...John is working the Thanksgiving Day parade as usual and I will be deathly hungover from the I Bar closing party the night before so we are not traveling anymore for this holiday.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Van Heusen and yada yada yada...

Holy crap I have been busy and have neglected this blog! Been concentrating on music and going out a lot before it gets so cold that 20 degrees seems warm...Halloween was fun, I just went to a show in BK at Warsaw...I also saw my friends boyfriends Van Halen tribute band and took some pics and videos cause it was hilarious. The crotch close up somehow got 100 likes on twitter or something.
I also got a great shot of the moon last week through Felton Davis's telescope by The Bean...and I hit a great art exhibit that was all creepy stuff at the Living Gallery Outpost on east 4th st and took some pics there. My friends adorable son was NOT impressed by the Devil Baby sculpture...That hallway pic i posted that still has tons of crazy halloween stuff is on St Marks and i don't think they every plan to take them down. I wish my building went all out like that!







Sunday, October 29, 2017

Halloween show in the park and shit.

Yesterday was really nice out for the annual Halloween show in Tompkins...there were going to be two shows actually but today is sort of hurricaning outside so it shall not come to pass. Maybe next week will be the rain date...Von LMO played and it was truly bizarre and though the crowd was small it was a fun show. I wish the shows would be as packed and crazy as they used to be back in the day. But at least I saw one fight and someone did OD on heroin which means it was a success!
Here are a few videos from that event and other random pics thrown in like the girl bowling whom everyone says is my evil twin...and a boxcutter blade that's been in the toilet at Tompkins for almost a week now. My friends had a sidewalk sale in front of Ray's Candy Store and displayed a giant rat with a huge slice of pizza... EXCITING STUFF PEOPLE! Oh, and the Cake Boss whoever the hell that is made a cake for the Day of the Dead fest at St. Marks Church. 
Halloween is going to fun at Warsaw with the World Inferno Friendship Society and their huge halloween shindig...I will likely escape the drunk parade of bros and sexy cats by spending the night out in BK with friends. 









Saturday, October 21, 2017

Annual Halloween Dog Run Parade in Tompkins Square Park! 2017!

oh my CHIRST ON A CRUTCH I have NEVER seen this event so packed! It took John and I almost half an hour to walk from 1st Ave into the park! We did not even attempt to watch the actual contest as the line to get into that part was a mile deep. I heard there were 25,000-30,000 people there!
We stuck it out and I got some fun pics and a video of the winner...
What a gorgeous day out too...could not ask for better unless I found a million dollars on the ground!
Such a fun October and next is Halloween which I love dearly.
There are crazy good pro pics out there I am sure...they will be up on evgrieve.com soon I assume..but for now here are my iPhone pics and a short video. There really was a lot of cuteness going on there despite the fact that this event is just so hip now to go to. Lots of dragon dogs one with a barbie Khaleesi riding it...a martini conehead with olives, Pennywise and Gerogie...A SEXY  handmaid and her dog..and much more. And an added horse head by Ray's for added fun!