Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A Wonder Woman Snuggie Xmas!

Well, I have been woefully lazy about blogging lately. However I am still here and will try to do better! With the weather change I just am not wandering around taking pics as much and i don't want the blog to be all about recording a new album which is pretty much what I have been doing, along with learning new songs and practicing a bunch. Someone is sending me their old uke they don't need anymore..it is beautiful! They built it themselves in the Kay Kraft style so it's pretty unique..I'll be linking his site when I get it and showing it off..
I have gone to many an xmas event and party in the past week..waiting for New Years Eve to get super drunk and then I shall be very responsible and shall be working a lot and learning French and guitar and all..
Here are some oddly disturbing pics of people at a party at Under St marks theatre who agreed to don my Wonder Woman Snuggie® for a photo op!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Please nobody say "HOLIDAZE" or you are dead.

So this is my holiday post! People better stop saying "happy holidaze" on facebook or I will kill them all. Not funny. Not funny. Not funny. But i have this pic of Jewels on Avenue A during Santa Con wearing a wig! That night was so annoying. It is like a big frat party every year and my friends who bartend hate it..No one is tipping and they are so drunk the santas are puking all over the streets. and they are very touchy feely as in groping and grabbing me and every girl on the street.
The second pic is my dumb cat staring at the shadow of a bird while the actual bird is right in front of him which he does not see. That pagan pic got me a warning for posting it on facebook for nudity. heh. And I uploaded a short video of drunk santas massing with me on St Marks..Happy Holi-Duh!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Bloggity Blog Blog Blog!

These are just some random pics that I find simply hilarious! Plus, they have been sitting on my desktop and driving me crazy. That big bag of popcorn is the best present you can get a loved one this month..I, myself, plan on getting that Obama chia pet. In bulk. You can NEVER have too many Obama Chia Pets now, can you? N. O.
That lady was at an Occupy WS artist benefit at Theatre For the New City a month ago..that's how far behind I am with this blog lately! However, I will do better from now on. I have accepted that it is now winter and even bought a pink fuzzy winter coat with a corset and bustle on the back. Yup! I'm crazy! But my new coat is awesome. I don't mind the winter so far..lots of stuff going on and I am working and making dough a lot more lately which means I am getting myself the most amazing, circus-like wardrobe in the world. Also, saving up for summer in Europe! I hate cold weather but I am having a pretty awesome winter(all) so far..and thus it was good..

Friday, December 2, 2011

Cooper Union starting to charge tuition?

Okay, so these pics and interview are from..damn..almost a month ago?! I am waaay behind blogging and have not even been to any OWS demos for a few weeks..recording new album and trying to make some comedy skits with John and get them on Funny or Die this month. Plus, I am working more and it's cold out dammit! But I will be running around having adventures soon.
East River was not chosen to be in the top 5 Grammy nominations this year(or last year!), but if we were i'd have gone into shock. Eddie Veder has a ukuleke album out and was in the Folk categoy. WTF!? I think he will win. Even Dylan did not make the cut this year.
Anyway, good news with St Marks Bookshop being saved and also Cafe Vivaldi..but I have not read anything or heard anything about whether Cooper Union will start charging students to attend. Here are some pics from a protest some students had and a short interview I did with one of them.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Vinyl of our Drunken Barrel House Blues is now out!

Hey folks - We finally have our 2009 release Drunken Barrel House Blues available on LP!!!! The art by Robert Crumb looks fantastic on a 12". The vinyl is Blue Splatter Wax!!!!! I am so excited about this-they are selling like mad on ebay-if you don't see one to buy i will be relisting throught the day when i can! New LP from Eden & John's East River String Band released December 6th 2011 from the 2009 CD featuring special guests Pat Conte on fiddle, Dom Flemons on guitar, quills & vocals and Eli Smith on banjo. Cover by Robert Crumb. On Blue Splatter Wax!!!!
Here is the link to John's ebay where we are personally selling it before the "strett date" of December 6th!

Monday, November 21, 2011

John's Old Time Radio show-Occupy Old Time Music!

Hello hello comrades! You pinko commies! Despite the raid on Liberty Park the OWS protest is still going strong..John does an old time music podcast..we are hoping when he gets more than a dozen of them put together including a few with Crumb as the special guest it will be picked up on WFMU or NPR even..or somewhere! It's a great show..
Here is a link to the Songs of the Great Depression Occupy one which includes a short interview with me along with some great old pics from the 30's..and of course some amazing old songs. Funny how things change yet stay the same..eastriverstringband.com has a link to all of John's podcasts..here is the link to the protest one: John's Podcast.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Some video of the march over the Brooklyn Bridge last night..

Well, since the Mayor raided Liberty Park and brought in an LRAD(WTF!?) I have been down at the new post Liberty Park a lot...taping videos and seeing what is going to happen next. The march last night was HUGE though the media is saying a "few thousand" people were there trashing stuff and it was bad. Nope. There were over 30,000 people there and it was peaceful and fun. No problems with cops at all and cars were honking and raising fists to show their solidarity with the movement. They somehow set up a projection on a building that kept changing messages which was pretty neat..Here are a mess load of videos from last night..

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Some assorted stuff you don't give a toss about!

Here are some non occupy and non band pics! Aren't you just SO thrilled! Except for Occupy Eden which I find funny..that episode of old Star Trek is actually the only one i've ever seen.
I guess I just lost 10 nerd points or something by admitting that. Sorry!I feel like I have let you all down. The Pee Phone is still as gross as ever as you can see..Someone had a helluva party in there..food, alcohol, even Four Loko which seems to be everywhere more than ever since it was banned.
That musicians thingy is a metal cut out someone had hanging at their house in Arizona where I went to see Dom Flemons get married..And John and I have new snuggies! It truly is the Age of Aquarius! And also..the cleanest toilet seat ever. Someone had an OCD epsiode about not touching their buttocks to the Three Of Cups toilet seat. Everyone knows you can get aids and also, pregnant.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Video John and I made for the new R. Crumb Book!

This is a video that John put together for Norton Publishers to promote the new R Crumb book..The Complete Record Covers..a big beautiful hardcover book that compiles every drawing he has ever done for musicians and album covers. It is awesome and comes in a big, thick fake record sleeve..Our Albums are in it three times! We are hoping this video will go viral or some such thing so please feel free to link it and repost it!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Some videos of us and our friends bands at Jalopy Old Country Blues Night.

I am going to post a bunch of videos we took from our last gig at Jalopy Theater in brooklyn..I freaking love Jalopy...they now own the bar Moonshine next door which has food and mixed drinks and will hopefully bring them tons of business as this place is awesome and unique and our favorite place to play..The Complete Record Collection book by R Crumb is now officially out and available at Amazon HERE and is awesome..We are in it thrice plus did the promo video which Norton should have up on youtube tomorrow..It comes in a fake thick record jacket sleeve and has every cover he's ever done.
Things are going good..Sucks that it's so cold already in NYC..maybe it'll get warmer. I miss seeing Bob Arihood around the park and Ray's..seems so weird that he's not there. But I am trying to really learn guitar this winter..not just a few chords, so John can take up mandolin or fiddle in the band..trying to get a reel together still..may start writing my life story soon..working on new album already-have the songs picked out already..and going on tour in June. So hopefully the winter will go by quick..Our last Album is one of 151 nominations being considered for a Grammy..it'll be whittled down to 5 of course and we don't stand a chance but if you happen to be a member of the recording academy..you can vote for us! We are Field 13, American Roots category 46, Best Folk Album #042.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Awesome packed halloween party at Csquat. Plus, drunk.

This Halloween has not even arrived yet and it's killing me and my poor head..Started wednesday really with Rev jen's book party where people had costumes on..then Friday this party at Csquat where I took lotsa pics and some drunk video..bands played and people danced and it was fun as fuck..now I am resting for work tomorrow then there is monday with the parade and all that..almost want it to be over so I can start hitting the gym and lay off the wine a bit. It is freaking SNOWING out there as I write this! What the HEY? I REALLY hope winter is not here already! I am very happy and excited with some good stuff going on in the next few months but I am not ready for snow yet! Some days in the 60's for another month or so would be nice..
Anywitch, here are some pics and etc and etc..I am a harpy. I mean all the time. Plus on halloween.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Book Launch Party for Elf Girl at Bowery Poetry Club..

Rev Jen's anti-slam at book launch party was fantastically crazy and fun..performances, short films, penis cupcakes, prom pics, satanic burlesque..and lots of alcohol..Here are some pics of the stuff that went on..80's dance party began at about 2am, on the stage..