Thursday, April 26, 2018

Rent Guidelines Meeting madness at Cooper Union tonight.

The preliminary rent guidelines meeting was tonight at Cooper so I ran over to catch it in the middle of my beautiful date day with John to catch the madness of it all and see how much they are going to fuck us over this year. It started out well until they voted on rent stabilized apartments going on 4-7% I think and most on the board voted yes on this. People are fed up with this joke of a voting process and for a prelim meeting this got pretty intense.
Pics and Videos below...the next vote is on June 26th. Sigh...






Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Abracadabra Field Trip bus and Free the Nipple Fashion Show

Some Saturdays the Abracadabra Field Trip musical hippie bus does the rounds from Union Square to Washington Square then Tompkins Square Park. They do old songs and some new ones. Some Led Zeppelin even and everyone dances and it's hilarious. This weekend in the warm weather they showed up and also had a feminist free the nipple fashion show too! I took pics and videos and I have to say the men in Tompkins seemed to be in very good moods with all the boobs out but no one was creepy really. It was really something and I hope they will be back soon when it's warm again. IF IT IS EVER WARM AGAIN DAMMIT!
So here is the shenanigans for ya...I plan to blog at least once or even twice a week now..since this is my last year of blogging! Kinda excited to end it and move on...I planned to last year but just kept it going cause a lot was going on to write about. But now with writing autobiographical short stories and a YA novel I just have to concentrate on real writing. All I do lately is read books on how to better my stuff...Stephen King's On Writing is really good I realized. And I have about 6 others. Exciting! I also through in a couple of folks selling art by my block on 1st ave who were pretty funny.
Anyboob, here is the fun from the warm weekend!




Monday, April 9, 2018

Hanging with Robert Crumb before and during our gig at the BK Folk fest!

I think I announced in March this will be my last year of blogging. I started in 2008 or so and I went from 3 posts a week to about 2 a month cause I'm busy and writing a book and it's too much to maintain. I will announce it again and maybe get a nice send off from grieve or whoever..but I need to work on my career and music and other stuff. It has been fun though!
This week Crumb came in on the 4th in the afternoon and basically listened to 78s with John over at our place for 3 nights straight. It was fun and we had a blast playing the Brooklyn Folk Fest Sunday headlining the end of the day program. It is on their fb page cause they live streamed the whole show so John's mom got to see us play for the first time live(kinda) and everyone was really into it. Whole place was getting down. Robert was a little mobbed with fans so we left early but it was great.
I have some pics and video to post up..and I can link the livestream to the show too. We sound okay considering John is a little sick and I lost my voice and Robert was tired. Saw so many great acts there also got interviewed for a documentary about the Fest too. Fun!










Here is the link to most of our set...some of the best songs were cut off but what can ya do. You have to have a FB account to view it though!
https://www.facebook.com/BrooklynFolkFestival/videos/2166104190082626/