Monday, November 25, 2013

BREAKING NEWS: IT IS FUCKING COLD.






Hello pals and gals! COLD ENOUGH FOR YA?? AHAHAHAHAsobsob!!!
To think we may have six more months of this weather is unbearable. It could not warm up again until April or May...half a year of this? NO NO NO! Winter has come early and man is it fucking cold out!
May try to take a short trip somewhere warm for a week or so if possible since money is good but smarter to save it for the summer tour I guess. Maybe January will be 70's every day though. Who the hell knows at this point.
Lots of stuff going on though still...been writing a lot and working on my book which means I post here less but I am still taking pics randomly and blogging.
Someone wrote "ET phone home" on every single payphone along 2nd avenue. And you can see Ray's is just covered in signs now...it's hard to see the menu now with all the colorful pics of food items. I BET EMPIRE BISCUIT AIN'T GOT SIGNS!
Then Juicy Lucy's got some love in the form of a letter...The Bean cafe has some blowjob graffiti going on in the bathroom once again..the clothes and outfits on the Tompkins sculpture are ever changing and fashionable...and I hope to buy those two creepy as hell dolls this week so don't buy them first!
Been having issues with writing about people in the Slumgoddess book...it's more like short stories at the moment really. Short stories and essays are good practice as writing an entire book is a daunting prospect. Do i change names of people I am writing about whom I don't like? Do I use real names of stores and crazy people who are still around? Most friends say yes. If what I am writing is true I can use real names. I like to make up funny fake ones but it can get confusing. Most don't care if I write about them...they are flattered as long as I don't make anything embarrassing public. Well, I will play it by ear as I go along i guess.
My bands albums and releases are doing amazingly well and I begin real French classes in January. Studying with Pimsleur tapes right now and some friends who know a bit of the language. Very hard but very fun. Guitar lessons are going good...I must admit it's way better than playing uke! This will be a productive great winter despite the sub-freezing temperatures already dammit!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Pie Man's Birthday at Yippie Cafe


I popped into 9 Bleecker wednesday night for a few hours to say happy birthday to Aaron Kay the "pie man" who can usually be found at the Yippie Cafe in general these days. The iconic space may soon be closing as the for rent sign hanging by the door is pretty hard to miss. I have known Aaron since I was about 15 years old from rainbow gatherings and political events and such. He is now in a wheelchair but was in good spirits for his 64th year on this planet and his daughter Rachel was there hanging out. Here are a few somewhat crappy photos and a few videos of the event...

Monday, November 11, 2013

STUFF MY STUFF ALL MY STUFF!

Okay, I have really been neglecting this here blog but I have been going out a lot and also working on all my stuffs! Writing the slumgoddess GREAT AMERICAN NOVEL and practicing with my new guitar which is amazing! Really trying to learn some hard stuff now not just chords and it's rough but fun like anything that is worth doing in life!
I will have some fun posts up here soon but for now it's all about promoting my new album. Cd has been out a week and sales have been great. Vinyl comes out officially tomorrow but John has the record up on ebay and it is going fast!
So for now here is the link to our ebay where the new album is up for sale along with some of the old stuff too. Be Kind to A Man vinyl sold out and we are getting more made up early next year!
Click HERE!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

EXCITING PHOTOS OF EXCITING THINGS!







Can you believe how AMAZING these pics are? BECAUSE I CAN'T! HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!!
Okay, I'm calm now.
Anyway, here we see the weird sculpture thing that annoys the hell out of me for some reason in Tompkins wearing various outfits. I feel like every time I walk by that thing it has changed clothes so I am starting to take pics of it.
Then someone CLEVERLY hid their sleeping bag in that newspaper box. GENIUS!
And it was PICKLE DAY on Orchard street last week!
Some drag queens were in Tompkins for the Wigstock scene being shot for the movie Dead Boyfriend starring Heather Graham and Gina Gershon.
A video of the biggest pumpkin ever being blown up at Csquat..and my new shirt that was bought for me for $5 down Essex St.
Lots of exciting stuff going on with my band and other projects which I will post about soonish...off to the Sandy Anniversary BBQ at Csquat today where they will be serving food all day and night to everyone in the neighborhood just like they did during those 5 days of blackout.