Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Aker Awards with Clayton Patterson! VD!

Today is VD which is a day I have always liked for some reason. Even when single I would walk around with a wilted flower in my hand looking sad just for fun. I also like the other made up love day The Sweetest Day but that's more of a northern thing I guess. I have been harassing John all day with horrible gross texts because he had to work but he gets home at 5 and we will partake in some fancy dead fish my fave! The we will have Sex-o!
Sunday night was the annual Aker Awards for artists in the hood of note and John and I were two of the 40 recipients. Fun fun night and I knew about half the people there...felt like the old east village/lower east side again for a night. I have crappy iPhone pics I will post along with the list of the winners..we each got a pizza box full of 40 items one from each of the other artists. We gave some CDs and some LPs which people seemed pretty happy about. I made a speech that was just me giggling and saying Thanks and Fuck Trump! Lincoln Anderson won one for journalism and my friend Cheryl was in the music category with John and I. The box is full of art, poetry, posters, music, a sex toy, and other fun stuff!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Glitter Gutter! Snow! Freaks! Poop! What Have You!

Today was the BLIZZARD OF 2017 but all I know is I woke up at noon and it was about done and it was fun to walk around in until John got off work early and we could play guitar. He's happy about it!
Quick post before I go back to that..hit The Slipper Room for a show last night that my friend Holly got us into for free and it was great...Glitter Gutter is a mix of weird shit and burlesque and i got to see my favorite freak Mat Fraser strip down to a thong taking off even the huge fake arms he had on as a joke. I hate American Horror Story but I love Mat and his girl Julie Atlas who has been around forever. So here are some pics from that show and a few other ones I have had on my desktop for weeks now. I loved the dancer who shoved her entire fist into her mouth too. Plus the host cracked me up for some reason and I could not stop giggling at every thing he said. I will post more Trump in the future but man do I need a break!
So we have some fun spam I get about 20 times a day about pooping...Why won't Ken Burns leave me and my poop alone?? A UFO lamp I got John for his birthday which was on the 7th...best part is the cow it's beaming up...that movie marquee was changed for the show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt which is a funny as fuck show...and John and I will be getting an Akers Award along with 39 other artists in various fields this sunday at Theatre 80 so that should be fun. Clayton Patterson will be giving them out as he does every year and it's nice to get one this year as local east village musicians...I will blog about that next unless something more exciting happens like I poop more than twice a day!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Stonewall Inn Rally today!

Okay I said no more protest posts for a while but the Stonewall Rally today was great! John and I walked over at 3ish and it was packed! I took a short video that some which got shared a ton on Twitter so I wish I took more but here are some pics from today and I will throw is some of the hilarious jokes about the Bowling Green Massacre that still have be fucking cracking up. Gotta find some humor in this Brave New Horrible World! I am easy to spot in the crowd as my dumb unicorn hat is the warmest thing I own.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017


Okay so I have been going to pretty much every march and rally in my hood and down by Wall St and up by Trump Towers and everything is crazy and all the pics I have to post start to look the same so I have taken some of the funnier signs that I like at these events. With it being too cold to do outside work for the union I basically write(yay!), play guitar(A LOT!) and go protest that orange rectal cancer that is ruining the world. I will post some pics and the new few posts will be more fun stuff...I do hit comedy shows here and there and I see friends all the time of course. There was a rally with speakers in Tompkins a few days ago and that was pretty packed. Wait until the weather is warm if it's this crazy now! So happy to see this country rising up in protest still!
This weekend there is a rally at Stonewall I will hit up but I am going to be seeing friends and drinking wine and taking a little break before I burn out too soon.
Lots of good stuff happening to with the band and our new album and such and we are receiving an Akers Award from Clayton Patterson along with 39 other local artists on Feb 12th. That will be held at theater 80 on St Marks so that will be fun. Also, Activist Barbie™!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Ray's annual birthday party-Persian Themed this time! Belly Dancer! Food!

Okay so it's time for some blurry pics and shaky, dark video of Ray's yearly birthday bash from me!
But hey, it's a party and I can't take the time to film it all except with my iPhone...lots of pro pics will be up tomorrow on evgrieve.com as it was packed with people with cameras.
This time it was a little classier affair with Persian catered food from around the corner, decorations, a belly dancer, Persian music and of course a fancy cake. Ray really seemed into all this and said it was the best party yet. Considering I walked through a damn hurricane to get there it was wall to wall people. Mainly ones who are local and have been there for decades now which is great. The wind howled and the rain came down while we enjoyed fun entertainment, great food, and a happy and appreciative as always, Ray Alvarez. He said I am still his 8th wife too! Hurrah! So glad this man and the candy store I have been hanging out at since I turned 16 are still around!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Anti Trump rallies and of course the Women's March!

Wow! What a week! As much as I am terrified of Trump and his cronies the turnouts for rallies not only in the states but in Paris, Sweden, Ghana, freaking Antarctica blow my mind! Over 3 million turned out all together! Unreal and so GREAT GREAT GREAT AND TRUMP MUST BE SAD SAD SAD!
So I am busy with guitar lessons and writing lately...those were my New Year Resolutions and to get fit as fuck with abs of steel...and they are all going well. We have a new album that is almost done and our shows with Crumb were great and our sales are nuts! I have been applying for extra work but with these sales since the gig going to the post office to ship our music has been a part time job. This will die down though we did make some connections at the shows with people who want to film us and all kinds of stuff. Sad I  wont see the Crumbs until July now but hey...we will be staying in our new house there this time!
Here are pics from all the protests I went to this week...great signs all over and peaceful and i got hugged a million times and damn it was beautiful not to sound like a hippie! Saw one of my fave artists at the celeb concert that Cher was at which was weird....Ron English is awesome though I am a big fan. Got to hang with him for a bit...But really millions protesting Trump warms the cockles of my cold, black heart. Yay!