Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Mosaic Man's tile tribute to David Peel and some other stuff. Yeah.

Walked around today after working out for two hours cause it was nice and i have stuff to do all week until PARTY WEEKEND TIME...saw some fun stuff...it's chilly again but that spring vibe of crazy weird shit going on everywhere is in the air and I love it.
On St. Marks and 3rd Jim Power did a small great mosaic for Peel...had to go find it to take a few pics...saw another artist painting a huge thing on the way....too chilly for vending so i have time off to record and do other stuff I have been too busy for...missing my bestie Martine but so excited her film is being screened at several film fest soon...hard work pays off! That top pic is an app my friend created at a hackathon which is pretty funny. Text it "hi!" Then the memorial flowers on 9th st where the cyclist was killed..Dave and Cookie both got haircuts...and I know you are all DYING to see that! My cat beating up his new trump doll..and then the art I saw today. Cannot wait for stuff going on this week like the earth day march and the shows and parties...summer is coming! You know nothing Jon Snow!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

David Peel's memorial and working on Ave A

So today I vended on St Marks and A next to my good friend Jen and I did sell some stuff but I missed the actual service at the funeral home on 7th st where David Peel was being laid to rest. I heard it was one crazy story after another and the crowd was even freak in NYC but I was vending so I kinda missed it all.
I did get a pic of the crowd coming out before I went in to say bye to Peel whom I loved...and I took a video of the memorial that was in Tompkins til about 9pm. I think I knew everyone there and it was a bit overwhelming! So I will post what I took and a few random pics too..My best friend Martine was in town all week and we went on a drunken bender and I threw the best dance party at Csquat but had the worst hangover for days...which did not stop me from going out to Sidewalk Cafe the next day...heh.
So here are some pics and now life is back to normal and your can catch me selling my band stuff with all Robert Crumb art and also Crumb on mandolin, guitar and tenor guitar too...all pretty cheap and you get stickers and a card and you get to talk to moi! The best thing of all! I think I made 20 new friends in the 3 hours I was out there. Plus some dough! So here are the pics and one video..RIP Peel I will miss seeing him around the hood...Many more posts coming soon! I am way behind!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Why do I have so many new followers when I post LESS?

The more I wait to post blogs the more attention this blog seems to get...though I got the little flu thingy this week so I didnt have too much to post...I did go out a little though since the weekend and have some pics...I just really want it to get warm like NOW but at the same time I can ALMOST fit back into my good skinnier Eden clothes so i guess I can just work out a lot while it's cold...very happy I can hit the gym five days a week if I want to or work out at home...Flu has taken away my appetite so I barely have eaten this week...no exercise but weight goes by by...thanks death flu!
So here is some shit...soon I will post more shit...saw The Mom today and my niece too at Union Square which was nice cause it was warm out...but here are some pics of various weird shit...April has some big stuff going on.for me and my friends...My best friend Martine is coming to NYC for a few days soon and I am so excited! She made a feature film that is getting a lot of attention lately so its not screening in the states though she is in Newfoundland...can't wait to see my Martini and also Hunting Pignut too! It's about squatting and punks...and since she was my bestie at C-Squat for years she is an expert!
I will post the poster for it here..it has a trailer too...so many friends are on TV now...my sisters bf may have a new movie out soon...he just put out Brickleberry comic from that show...Crumb is working on our new art soon...so much fun stuff.

I got a lovely shot of some delicious cake in the gross snow on St Marks...I hope it's gluten free at least. We now have and own the original Crumb artwork of our Be Kind to a Man When He's Down album...it has made the rounds all over i think...galleries...museums...who knows...a meme that cracks me up for some reason...Some ALIEN badges i bought for Crumb and John and now I am jealous cause I need one too...some weird cubes by Cooper Art School...A pic my friend Shayne has up in his room where we are hopping trains and I just like it...I can see my glasses and long braids I had then..Shayne never wears shoes I had to get shot of him at the supermarket..no one seems to notice this. It was the second anniversary of the 2nd Ave explosion so i got a pic of the two grave markers...fucking sad. Some lovely soda crackers...and John got me trying to play the broken piano that was at Tompkins forever....so this is a shitload of nonsense but I will have more to post about soon...

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Fire Jumping! Persian New Year! Why is it so fucking cold out!

So I missed the annual fire jumping I love at La Plaza cause I was not online much to see the event...so tonight I went to the one at El Jardin a cool garden on east 4th st that has a great treehouse I want to live in someday. Lots of kids there with their parents, all kinds of people and lots of nice snacks too though I don't eat anymore because I am working on my BIKINI BODY. I am also growing my nose hair super long to dread it but that's another story.
So here is the summary of what this is exactly:
        "What we will do: We will light small fires at sunset, then jump through the fire. It is customary to sing the phrase, "zardi-ye man az toh, sorkhi-ye toh az man" as you jump. Literal translation: my yellow is yours, your red is mine. This is a purification rite. Loosely translated, it means you want the fire to take your pallor, sickness, problems and winter blues and in turn give you health, warmth, and energy. 

Background: The ancient Persian New Year, Nowruz falls on the spring equinox, March 20th, on the Gregorian (western) calendar. Nowruz is based on the solar calendar, which is the direct descendant of the Zorastrian calendar. Chahārshanbeh-Sūri is an ancient festival dating to the Zoroastrian past of Persia, going back circa 2600 BC. It is a prelude to the ancient Persian New Year festival, which marks the arrival of spring. On the last eve of Wednesday of the Zoroastrian year, just before the spring equinox bonfires are lit in the streets from dusk to early hours of dawn. People jump through the fire, to exorcise the old year and its misfortunes and bring about regeneration.

In Farsi, Chaharshanbeh means Wednesday and Suri means red. The bonfires are lit at sunset to keep the sun alive till early hours of the morning. From among the Zoroastrian festivals some of the most important ones pertained to fire, a symbol of good health, cultivation, light, and purity. With the help of fire and light, we hope to see our way through to the end of the year, to the arrival of spring’s longer days. The human faces her ultimate fear by jumping over the fire. That cleansing act is necessary before the advent of spring and the Vernal Equinox.

Another ceremony this night is Ghashogh zani, (spoon banging). Traditionally, many, specially children, wrap themselves in cloaks and run through the streets banging on pots with spoons, and knocking on doors for treats, symbolically reenacting visits from the spirits of the ancestors. Possibly, Halloween is a Celtic variation of this night. It is customary to offer “ajeel”, a mix of nuts and dried fruit to people on this night.
In Iran Chahārshanbeh-Sūri serves as a cultural festival for Persians, Jews, Muslims, Armenians, Kurds, Turks and Zoroastrians who celebrate it and other Zoroastrian traditions Shabe Cheleh, the longest night of the year in December, or Jashne-Mehregan, the fall festival."

And here are a few kinda crappy pics I took with my pal Bill and some videos that came out pretty near cause we climbed up in the treehouse to take them. I cannot wait for it to be April already and warm! Hell, I can drop 10lbs just marching in rallies against Agent Orange every few days which I will surely be doing soon. And the melting snowman in front of Csquat added in for fun. It was punk the other day but now it's a cowboy.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Just ASSorted stuff. Also just wanted to throw the word ASS in there.

It's been a while since I posted(as usual)but John has been home all week so we play music and see movies and not much to post about that. I hit the women's day rally in Washington Square park but I just posted the best pics on Insta. I will be going to dozens of marches end of this month and April I don't want to burn out on those type of posts. Tomorrow i will be hitting El Jardin with friends to jump over fires Persian style cause I missed the La Plaza event by accident so that will be my next blog post. It's at 6:30 pm At El Jardin which is between Ave C and D on 4th st. It wont be that cold out so that's nice. I am ready to fry in 100 degrees but all I get is 10 degrees every day. At least I am losing weight so I can look slutty for April! It's what the kids want.

So I posted a few of the drawings Crumb did of me of Art & Beauty. It is out now as a single issue through the Fantagraphics site for under $5 and i am in that thing 4 or 5 times and even John got that one page...It can be purchased HERE and it is a great book. Posting this as I got about 100 emails asking me where to buy it on FB so...well there it is! I see I have a lot new readers lately which is nice. Must be all the band promo going on. Then there is a pic of a poor man who has had his phone "taped" and I am sure his microwave did it but hey...if you're lonely like so many are now you know you have friends watching your every move!
Then a cute pic of Holly who runs Waggytail Rescue with her pup Angelina the star. And my own foster cat Gus laying on his pillow in the closet. We got the since deleted McDonalds tweet which was hilarious....and I posted about Felton Davis selling his new mugs. He sets up the telescope by the Bean on 2nd Ave and takes cool pics for you from your phone of space and aliens.
The new art in the bathroom of that Bean speaking of the Bean is starting to get defaced..only a matter of time. And the Little House meme always cracks me up. Because I am 12 years old. More pics from tomorrow's fire jumping tomorrow and hopefully I will not catch on fire.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Fun show at Sweet Comedy, Brickleberry and Yucko the Clown, and other assorted assortments.

Just some old stuff I have on my desktop...I think it's funny that I made it onto IMDB for this movie my friends made Werewolf Bitches from Outer Space...I have done so much extra BG work and had a scene albeit very short with John Leguizamo in Fugly! but I just love this. Billed as the worse movie ever made it was hilarious making it with Reverend Jen and Dylan Mars Greenberg though I am in it for like ten seconds I think. I will be trying some more acting stuff hopefully when it's a bit warmer...
I hit Seth Herzog's show last week and was so happy to see some of my favorites there...Will Forte, Jorma Tacccone from the Lonely Island Guys, Janeane Garofalo was there...Joe Derosa...
The first two pics are of the one and only Yucko the Clown from Howard Stern who happens to be my sisters boyfriend now. Why do we all pal around with famous people all the time? I dont know. My sis and I are nice and funny and not assholes so I guess that's why. We don't care about some fame we like cool people, funny comedians and weirdos like Crumb. These are just Our People. Roger Black AKA Yucko has a new comic out called Brickleberry and I  love it. I will be at NYC ComicCon for sure this year hanging with the Troma folks or Yucko and my sis if they go...I was annoyed i didn't get my free pass last year cause they are just too packed and popular to let in F list celebs like me(barely) so I and others were told nope and we boycotted. This yeah will be fun though!
Have a lot going on and gotta go now...John is sitting in with the BrotherHood of the Jug Band Blues at Sidewalk Cafe tomorrow and I may join in too...gonna work on that now and some guitar which is going great! Love my uke and playing leads in it but guitar is my love now. And I am married to the best teacher and player around after all! I am also making myself write every day..an hour a day...or five pages and if it sucks too bad. Cause some of it does not suck too bad so hey gotta keep trying!
It's spring soon and I am excited and also trying to lose 10bs I gained yay!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Fly's Birthday at Morus Museum!

So my friend and talented cartoonist/artist that I have known for decades had a little party at Csquat over the weekend. She painted the ABC No Rio mural and has a book out called Peops where she profiles people she knows who lead interesting lives and have stories to tell. She has "peoped" me and many of my friends cause we are all artistic weirdos and most have lived in squats as she does.
I will post some pics of the shindig which was actually at Morus the museum part of the building. The band Banji played and me and others bought pizza pies and other stuff. Jerry Faust the infamous drunk guy I have known forever somehow made it over there and was yelling the whole time and ate the whole pizza i bought i think but it just added to the crazy. Later on the party moved to the basement and went on for hours...it was 65 degrees out and really felt like spring. Gotta run we got some record people coming over as it's a 78rpm kinda night....