Wednesday, September 28, 2016


Christ on a Crutch this month went by fast! A part of me still feels like I am in France I think. Have some kind of flu thing going on right now and John and I have tickets to see the new Nick Kroll play on Broadway "Oh Hello!" so I must rest until then. The weather is sucky anyway and I have a busy October going on so it's kinda nice to catch up on movies and be home for a few days. John is being tolerant of me alternately watching NOT MY DAUGHTER on the Lifetime Network and Torture Puke Chamber on youtube which is pretty funny if you love disgusting shit like I do. Waiting on some big news that may happen Friday too so I am happy to lay on the couch and make John wait on me until October.

So many pics of absolutely nothing at all! Well, that sexy woman is my mom posing with a menorah at our old house in queens long ago. She looks the same now and is like 70 so that's good for me I think!
I took some pics of  Circus Amok when they performed at Tompkins last week. It was smaller than usual with less acrobatics but still fun and lots of kids were there having a blast. My friends son kept running in front of them grabbing at the costumes which was cracking me up.
"Que Sera Sera"...if I were smart I would touch that pic up and frame it and sell it and be rich. Instead I will post it here. I just liked that he was passed out so perfectly under that graffiti. City is actually pretty sickening lately with K2 and heroin everywhere. Seeing just a regular old drunk guy passed out is a relief. I have zero tolerance for dope or K2 or whatever is the trend these days. I see someone nodding out I feel physically ill.
Anyway, there's some skateboarder jumping over stuff, some anti-trump posters that are everywhere now, and some other graffiti I like on east 9th.
Then my friend Jen spotted a real tree hugger on Avenue A! She looks like she just came from yoga and was high on life. Or just did some K2. Or heroin. Or both?
I always forget to promote my own band on here but John's solo album is out and it comes with that huge poster where I look like a midget! I am on the album along with many others like Pat Conte, and Eli Smith and Robert's some hillbilly stuff John likes way more than I so I opted out and he just recorded a session with a group of folks at jalopy, recorded it, and put it out on our label. Came out great! I love it and the Crumb cover is one of the best he's ever done for us!
That dog pillow scared the shit out of me on 9th street...I actually jumped when I saw it. And the last two pics are the artist Theresa Byrnes performing as part of the LUNGS fest at La Plaza there other day. She is amazing. She got hefted out of her wheelchair which she needs due to a rare nervous system disease and was "married" to the earth as she went higher up into the trees. Theresa is a great painter, writer and has a beautiful son too. She has accomplished more than most people do who have no afflictions and I love her to death.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Some pics from the punk picnic and punk show too.

Hit Ralph's BBQ last week...the annual punk picnic. Never being super punk myself really, not in the '77 kinda way. I did not know half the people there but I knew many. I am just weird. Ex squatter who was on Dead tour for a year, was a hippie for several years, began squatting on Ave C and 9th and hop trains and hitchhiked all over the country. Now I like old music and am a 78 expert sort of and play with R Crumb. My life is weird hence my book which is coming along! I guess I like the weirder punk like Rudimentary Peni and shit like that. No Sex Pistols crap for me.
So the picnic pics go right into the Tompkins show pics where I knew just about everyone there including the cops and it was all mellow and fun. Love how my friends who have had kids let them dye their hair blue and all that .Some bad ass kids are going to be adults and teens soon enough! Man they grow up fast as hell. With cool parents they are the next generation of cool NYC and they are already taller than I. Though at barely five feet that's not saying much.
 A version of Choking Victim played  the park later that weekend. The band my ex Shayne was bassist in for a while...and I will go see them again in October. A real reunion is going at Warsaw on the 30th.
I hate the summer ending but I paid my SAG dues and am applying for work again and things are going well and I just cant complain. I had the best summer of anyone I know and John and I will hit Florida in Feb to once again see the Crumbs there while they are on vacation. Possible trip to Las Vegas for John's work...WARMTH YAY!
Did something great this week...well Aline Crumb did on behalf of us and waiting with baited breath on the results of this! Good things in the works so winter won't be so bad I think.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Protest against the Dakota Pipeline in other words #NoDAPL

So last week there was a big rally against the disgusting greedy travesty that is the Dakota Pipeline situation in Washington Square Park. From about 5-8pm there were speeches, singing, drumming and chanting. Funny thing was some juggalo looking band was playing on the stage that was like right near the rally. Was very strange! So nice to see such a big turnout and to see that people come out to stuff and don't just post crap on fb or wherever. I took lots of video but i will just post some of the pics I took right now...really funny punk show in Tompkins sunday and between that and a party saturday night where i was up until 6am i am pretty shot. I need a few days of sleeping like 10 hours I think. There was also a fun punk picnic in BK so I am glad I have been getting to go to some fun shit since I got back. It's going to be 90 out tomorrow but you can feel at night now how fall is coming.
I also got a pic of my favorite 6'7" Jew who always wants to heal me. And the performance artist that is in the fountain every day there posing on a statue.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Join the Police! You can have a gun and there's money in it too! (Not the gun).

That quote is from an episode of The young Ones where Neil the hippie decides to become a cop then has to break up a party at his own house. He smashes a Steve Hillage record then gets upset. Heh. I would like the smash all Steve Hillage records. Not sure how many people know who that is but I am a music nerd so I do and he is NOT GOOD. I hate all prog-rock really. HATE.
Anywho, there was a really fun and funny Cop recruitment event in Tompkins the other day with a weird show on stage and free stuff and  Dj who played name that tune and i won a teddy bear which I passed along to a kid there. So I took some pics and as I know most of the cops there from the 9th precinct and chat with them almost every day since I live right next door just about it was a hilarious day. One asked me to take a pic of them scooping ice cream so I did then texted it to them. I have a few of their numbers in my cell actually in case I am bothered by anyone creepy or crazy. Nice of them! I tweeted the pics to the cops twitter and offered to play music at their next event on our block. They were like, "uh..not sure about that!" I assured them we have kid friendly songs and in the middle of all this the DJ was playing like Geto Boys or something. I was dying.
I took some video too I will post and got a NYPD Join the Finest bracelet which goes nicely with my WEED CRACK LSD COCAINE bracelet someone gave me as a joke. Heh. This one cop was a great dancer and next to him was a little girl who was so good and it was just adorable. Bottom video of the "nay nay" is the best thing ever.