Monday, May 27, 2013

A quick post as it's FUCKING BEAUTIFUL OUT! My band has T-Shirts and Tank Tops for sale now!

East River String band now has t-shirts and tank tops available for purchase! Just go to the Keep On Truckin' Apparel WEBSITE to choose a color and style! Organic, well made shirts! All Robert Crumb artwork and more on the way!





Wednesday, May 22, 2013

I just flew in from somewhere and boy are my ears tired!









Here are some photographs I took which I now posted on my blog. Does anyone say photographs anymore? I guess not cause "pics" rhymes with dicks and dick pics has a nice ring to it. Hey, someone just sent me a dick photograph just doesn't cut it.
So first we have Johnny Bizarro on the grass proudly holding up a magazine that calls him the Most Perverted Man in NYC!
Then some bathroom graffiti..or toilet graffiti I guess. Then this giant DNA testing RV was parked on Avenue A and St Marks. When I peeked in I just saw some kids sitting in there. WHAT THE WHAT!
Then one of the many kittens up for adoption at Socials Tees on east 5th st..Jim the Mosaic Man doing his thing on St Marks during the Dance Parade..Another pic from the parade...stilts!
A shot of some novelty items at the City Hall gift shop where John and I went to get our marriage license. June 12th is the big day!
And last but not least the pee phone! Look how mistreated it is...sniff.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Save Charas/Save Cooper march and rally on May 15th.

I went to check out the march from Charas Community Center to Cooper Union on wednesday which was the day after my birthday so i was still drunk when I took these I think..I went to bed at 8am and woke up a few hours later remembering this was going on..so here are some shaky videos and blurry pics of the protest!
Shenanigans will be out of control on Saturday for the big Dance party in tompkins..costumes and drag queens and dance groups galore. So until then...





Monday, May 13, 2013

I LIKE CATS.






Here are some spring time themed pics..none are of cats but I do like cats. My own is at a clinic because he is RADIOACTIVE as he got a shot for his hyperthyroidism this week. So glad this is done with..and right before my birthday too which is the 14th. Overwhelmed with offers of sushi and drinks I will be out every night this week I think. My friends are awesome..and they want a reason to drink!
AS DO I. Been practicing a lot to rerecord stuff for our album..got some advice from an experienced friend before he went back on tour about a few things we can perfect. Which is good..we want it to be the best it can possibly be and he said it's our best yet..very excited!
First we see this sign at a waxing/threading place..NO DOULBE DIP. Then Jamie Otis with one of the comedians at the Waggytail Rescue benefit at Sidewalk Cafe the other night..She was on the show The Bachelor I believe. And a shot of my friend ventriloquist Carla Rhodes whom I love love love! She ended up adopting a dog that night.
Then Dave and Joanie in the dog run at Tompkins..despite the cool nights still summer is coming! And Ray has a new sign up! Rumors abound about his lease but he was busy and in a good mood when I was there so I did not ask him what the deal was with it all. I leave town in about 7 weeks now and am VERY VERY EXCITED! Nothing more fun than traveling and i will be doing that all summer and blogging about it all when I can. Paris is first! A sort of honeymoon after my City Hall marriage..

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Summer Breeze..makes me feel fine..la la la la la!






Quick post before I head out into the beautiful day/night to begin my BIRTHDAY WEEK OF MADNESS! It's not until the 14th but I take my cat in for a radioiodine shot Sunday which means I can't go out Saturday and yadda yadda..He will be fine though and I have Friday and all week to be taken out for drinks and shenanigans!
Here we see Cooper Art School protesting the tuition they will soon be charging..and someone was already well into Happy Hour when they put that sandwich sign out.
Then we have a sunny day I spent in Tompkins on the grass where a guy had chinchillas!
Some furniture out on Avenue A over the weekend..and the latest sign from the ex Ballaro bakery on east 5th st..They are going to respect the hood and NEVER BE A BAR! I do like the owners of this place and wish them well.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Annual Pot Rally in Union Square on May the Fourth! WEEEEEEDS!

I headed over to the Cannabis Parade/show at Union Square on Saturday and caught some of the speeches and bands before the smell of WEED got to me and I headed east to meet some friends. I did tape a few speeches, my friends Kill the Band playing and the awesome Matthew Silver  doing his performance art to a group of amused and very stoned kids. Now that's it's warm there is just so much going on to blog about..it's like every day is the weekend but way less annoying!












Thursday, May 2, 2013

BUTTLOADS OF PICS AND VIDEOS FROM MAYDAY!















HELLO FREAKS!!!
Here are a ton of pics and videos I took at Union Square, the big march and at Cooper Art School at night where it all turned into a dance party in front of about 25 cops. The good thing about uploading on youtube is it takes so damn long I can do other stuff while I wait like practice!
Tomorrow i lay down some tracks for our 1014 album so Dom Flemons of the Carolina Chocolate Drops and Pat Conte of the Otis Brothers can come over Sunday and lay down THEIR tracks!
Hoping to still get our new album out by July and John's postcard book by October. Both projects are done just about..just need the dough!
So here is a shaky, giggly glimpse of the insanity that was Mayday 2013 in NYC!