Friday, July 14, 2017

Clayton Patterson in conversation with Tod Lippy-Last blog post from the US of A!

Tomorrow evening I leave for freedom france to stay at our new house we have there for the first time ever...and we will play gigs with R Crumb and hang with Sophie whom I love and her mom whom I also love and see all the nutty characters we have come to know and love in the little medieval village of Sauve. We plan to record our album and finish it there...do tons of podcasts and play A LOT of music! So excited!
So my last post from here for a while is of an event at the Tompkins Library that was cool...some of Clayton Patterson's amazing photographs from the 80's drag scene at the pyramid club are in Tod Lippy's magazine now...it's a scene I know little about but the outfits were incredible and it looked like such a fun time...i only took a few lame pics and one video as I just wanted to hear what they had to say so here they are...I really had so few pics I will add in.like the chihuahua power stroller girl named Summer who dresser her dog up...the new Pure and Special NY water! Dave and his new shirt...a photo shoot in La Plaza...my Jesus fan I've been using all week...and my friends Angry Bob and I hanging out late night in Tompkins...so that's it for NYC fun until the end of August!
This time tomorrow I will be halfway across the water on my way to my favorite village to see some of my favorite people..cant wait to see the house and take pics and videos of it for my friends! It's so big we can have so many visitors...we have already had some when we rented out apts there to stay out but this is twice as big and also almost ours once we pay it off!












Thursday, July 13, 2017

Red Tailed Hawks in Tompkins Square Park

So lately I made some new friends in Tompkins. Well they are actually people I have been seeing around for like 20 years mixed in with a few I know but they are the "hawkers" of the park. They come to watch the red tailed hawks in the park and take incredible photos of them decapitating pigeons and squirrels and also just flying around and what looks like posing at times for the cameras.
I just have my crappy iPhone and don't bother taking many pics as people like Laura Goggin over at http://www.gogginphotography.com take such amazing pics with real cameras it's kinda like why bother? I can just look at hers! But I will post a few on here when one got really close to me. I have a video or two of one of the babies. I think one is of Flatbush the one that was brought in from brooklyn. The other one may be Manhattan the biological baby of Crista and Dora the parents.
These pics are old sort of but I leave so soon I am blogging every day now to update it all and it feels pretty good. Went to the Tompkins library today to see Clayton Patterson speak with Tod Lippy about the 80's drag scene at the pyramid club and that was pretty interesting. A whole NYC scene I had no real clue about. I was a bit too young to be going there and it was great to see all these legends really from back then that have been forgotten.
AnyCrap, here is some stuff..and i will post more stuff before I leave NYC so BEWARE I AM BACK TO BORE YOU TO DEATH.





Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Florida and other boring crap.









Kind of a random not too exciting post of stuff I have on my desktop still. Well, most are from my nice mellow trip to Florida with John's family where we just swam and got sun every day with the kiddies. My Swedish nieces are 8 and 10 and are both taller than I am already of course! Nice time and great weather and food. And we rode the BLUES MOBILE there hell yeah!
That first pic is from a crazy bright ManhattanHenge sunset before I left for Florida...it was like an alien ship was landing on St Marks. FINALLY! And who can live without YEAST RINGS? They ran out it's why we left really...though we found some Coney Island hotdogs there.
And that last pic is one a few people have sent me which is too close to my name for my tastes  but I wish I had it to hang in my apartment. AND ALL OVER MY HOOD.
More stuff to come and starting next week lots of south of France pics! This yeah we have a little tripod and are going to film tons of videos when we play out with crumb or just as a duo to post on youtube. Can't wait for this almost 6 week trip to start!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Reverend Billy and the Weeping Willow Memorial at La Plaza

So today there was a ton of stuff going on including a creepy jesus puppet show set up in Tompkins where they were using a Curious George doll to brainwash the kiddies into joining Jesus Camp. They called it Danny Boy and it had a british accent but it was Curious George and I felt like making a citizen's arrest as they don't have permission to brainwash kids with Curious George.
I took a short video of that but mainly I was at La Plaza for the blessing of the weeping willow trees that have been there for 40 years but now are rotting and need to be cut down.
Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping choir were there and we all paid our respects to the tree and tied ribbons around it. I kept yelling one more ribbon and it's going to fall on us! But it didn't.
So here are some pics and videos from today including creepy jesus puppet show. The free advice puppet lady was out and I told her she needed to stop them and STOP THEM NOW.



Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Dylan Mars Greenberg's movie Reagitator the Reanimator Parody!

Man, it's sure been a while but it's been so nice out since I got back from Florida and I leave for much of the summer in about 9 days so I put haven't been online much. Had a nice mellow time in Florida with John's family and my nieces who live in Sweden. Adorable girls who are both taller than I am at ages 8 and 10. Swedes! I have a few pics of that trip..nothing too exciting but I will post them up maybe at some point. But for now here are some pics from my pal Dylan Mars an up and coming 20 year old filmmaker who screened his hilarious and psychedelic horror parody film at Anthology Film Archives a few nights ago. I knew about half the people there and half the cast and was in the film too for a second running from a huge monster with eye giant eyeball at Otto's Shrunken Head.
Fun night and I will be in more of his films as he keeps on making them I hope! My best friend Martine Blue is doing great with her film career and it's all just so exciting. I love acting just never pursued it...music is more than enough for me and John and I have some stage banter that's almost like a comedy show at times. Which is why i know all these great comedians like Lewis Black and Kristen Schaal...we played shows with them of the variety type. And now my sis is dating Yucko the Clown and the comedy connection continues..love it. I almost wanted to do stand up but I think I could not deal with it or do it well so its all in my writing and book I am working on. Reagitator has cameos from Lloyd Kaufman of Troma fame, Purple Pam, Voltaire and others! And check out Dylan's troll nipple shirt. You love it.
Anyway here are some pics of the freaky fun night. FREAKY FUN YO!











Monday, June 19, 2017

Randomish Stuffs and AMAZING new Robert Crumb artwork we got!







Okay so lots of weird this and that here..trying to upload everything on my desktop before I leave for Florida this week and then for Freedom France in July. The top tow pics are of course some great new art we got from R. Crumb...The top one is our latest album due out at the end of the year...I love that water color more than anything in the world right now. I knew I was surrounded by clowns! Then possible the best drawing I have ever seen from Crumb under that...just genius. Look at the shading and lighting. Jeez!
Then a great book I saw on the street...the graphics make it. A beer tree that grew during that park show a few weeks ago where 60 kids got too drunk of the cops to want to deal with so i may have posted it already...I am busy trying to get my packing together for Melbourne Fla so I am kinda swamped...
Then Choking Victim recorded an album at CSquat  and I took just one pic of people having trouble hanging the flag upside down for the album pics i guess. Was pretty funny. And I have NO idea what that 80's MTV thing is that ended up, of course, at Csquat somehow as all weird shit tends to do.
Lots more stuff to post but what a great week with that Crumb art being done for us! Since it's like a hurricane out I figured I would update this blog. Soon it will be all waterfalls and french food and the wonderful Crumbs whom we are buying a house across from and that will make everyone hate me and love me both as they want to be there too but they get to see all the cool stuff in Sauve I am doing...we finish our new album there and will have gigs and stuff of course. Cannot wait!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Sesame Street filming a car commercial in Tompkins this past week.

So John worked boom on Sesame street for a bit and I  and got to meet everyone and to go crazy drunk wrap parties where the puppets were cursing and sexing it up and it was great. So fun to see these guys in Tompkins all week even if it was for freaking a car ad.
Took some pics and videos as usual...having such a fun spring lately but I still need some crazy drunk nights before I leave for France in July..I have two weeks to do this cause I leave for Melbourne FLA this week...so hopefully it will be hot when i get back and I caF just go nuts and run around so much that i will be ready for mellow france...though actually new bars opened up there and they all speak english and i know the owners and lots of wine will be there so I can get my party on there too. It all happens at La Place there every night with music and booze and great food so there will be pics a plenty of that on my fb and twitter and on here too of course...Sauve also has a tattoo shop and a book/zine store that hosts a punk venue too. Crazy!
For now some of Big Bird and the crew sweating it out at the park...The top pic is my talented good friend Martine Blue whose feature film Hunting Pignut will be at the huge Toronto Film fest next week so she got some press for it...so proud of her! Cant help but laugh at the utter psycho I knew who just pretends to make films for about 20 years now..but cant use a camera at all...just makes up fake things she is working on and editing for years and years now..then something happens and OOPS she lost the footage somehow! Martine and I joke about this...The best thing about a Martine Film is that it exists and is real! Then I saw that ear on the ground and though i think it was rubber i did not touch it to find out! It sort of looks delicious though...