Monday, August 21, 2017

Racism


Hey again bloggers, or whoever could be reading this blagh. And so this post finds itself another one of those
attempts to maintain web 2.0  social media user generated content for this blagh and my other blog whenever blaghers block possible. And so that topic of racism has been in the news a lot lately. So much that it has spawned a bazillion or more Facebook event invites having to do with racism, fascism and beyond. And in my own thoughts, someone said to me at Union Square Park the other day as I was vending those DecorForU #blacklivesmatter, #notmypresident, #occupywallstreet, #nopolicestate, #berniesanders, #yoga and #berooklyn necklaces, magnets, key chains and pins for $2 each with that Black Lives Matter sign that I usually display that creates dialogue and conversation, amongst the most comments being "Yes they do" or "All lives matter".  Though again, just this past week someone, a couple of people asked me within the span of an hour the same question that sticks in my mind, "When did racism begin?", both of these people asked. And it was sort of the same answer with both of these people. Since the beginning of time, in the bible or something, when Satan was cast out of heaven or when he betrayed Adam or Eve or something and this discrimination was passed on through Jacob or John or Abraham or one of those disciples in the bible or something throughout all his descendants and generations. And for some reason I find their theories believable. And then there is that comment again from that Black Lives Matter Art Show at Northside Festival this past season or so from another person who commented on that topic of Black Lives Matter, or I guess racism, how can something be changed that has been instilled in us, in humanity, since the beginning of time when black means bad, dark, evil and white means good, light? These questions I am unable to answer, only to say is another world possible? No one is free when others are oppressed.  And then there is this t-shirt I read somewhere with the words Black, White, Red, Yellow, Brown..... Human. And what, if anything, does this have to do with a No Police State?

Sunday, July 16, 2017

A Go Africa Harlem Street Festival 2017













And even though according to Jeff Stark’s Nonsense NYC list,
Friday, July 14
* What the Float: Summer in the Park, Manhattan
* Rural Route Film Festival Opening Night, Queens
* Max Power Presents, Queens
* Literati: A Comedy Show About Books and the Idiots Who Write Them, Brooklyn
* Camouflage: A Comedy Show, Brooklyn
 
Saturday, July 15
* Third Annual Chicken Shit Bingo, Brooklyn
* A Gathering For Introverts, Brooklyn
* Thirteenth Annual Filmshop Presents Showcase, Brooklyn
* Love Hotel, Brooklyn
* Rubulad Proudly Presents Revival, Brooklyn
* Out in the Streets, Brooklyn
* Flooding With Love for the Kid, Brooklyn
* Southern Comfort: Atlanta to Astoria, Queens
* Str8 West Coastin’, Brooklyn
 
Sunday, July 16
* Out in the Streets, Brooklyn
* Procession, Manhattan
* The Grand Victorian Garden Tea, Manhattan
 
Tuesday, July 18
* Rock ‘n’ Roll Bingo, Manhattan
* The UnSex Show, Brooklyn
 
Wednesday, July 19
* Flashback the 70s: Vol. 2, Brooklyn
* Drunk Science, Brooklyn
 
Thursday, July 20
* Exhabitations, Manhattan
* The 3D VHS Festival, Brooklyn
* Ridgewood Social’s Super Belated 5-Year Anniversary Party, Queens
and a host of other events are happening in that New York City area this week, I still somehow found myself attempting to vend those DecorForU #blacklivesmatter, #notmypresident, #occupywallstreet, #berniesanders, #nopolicestate, #yoga, #brooklyn and #harlem necklaces, magnets, key chains and pins for $2 each at this years Go Africa Harlem Street Festival much the same as I did atlast years Go Africa Harlem Street Festival.  And the photos that find themselves posted above kind of remain the same, yet they are a little different.  And this years Go Africa Harlem Street Festival 2017 Facebook event invite reads something like:
We are hosting our Third annual 1 day street festival within the boundaries of Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard (7th Avenue) and Frederick Douglass Boulevard (8th Avenue) on 116 street on July 15th, 2016 between the hours of 10am – 7pm.
Visit http://goafricaharlem.org/ for more information.
The street festival will take place within the boundaries of Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard (7th Avenue) and Frederick Douglass Boulevard (Eighth Avenue) on 116th street on July 15th in the year 2017 between the hours of 10am – 7pm.
Parameters and Scope
The Street festival among other things be a celebration of the city’s African diversity with excellent displays of the unique goods and services provided by African & Caribbean merchants on 116th street and throughout the NYC metro area.
We will also have two pavilions (2) showcasing dance, art, music and dress from various regions throughout Africa and the Caribbean with direct participation from the African community & Cultural groups, consulates and embassies from the city’s five boroughs.
Preference has been given to African Merchants in the city of New York for space during the event on a first come, first served basis. All merchants, vendors, and services entities would be required to be licensed and have valid permits by the applicable agencies in the City of New York for selling, promotion, solicitation, and delivery of their goods and services.
Have a great Go Africa Harlem Street Festival day and more.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

A Harlem Arts Festival 2017















                                       
And so I find myself blaghing about Harlem Arts Festival on this day, that annual festival that takes place in Harlem at Marcus Garvey Park each year, and even though there are lots of performers and artists on that schedule for this years event, this gave me the opportunity to vend that DecorForU  #blacklivesmatter,#notmypresident,#occupywallstreet#berniesanders,#nopolicestate#yoga#brooklyn &#harlem necklaces, magnets, key chains & pins for $2 each at their festival again as I did at their Harlem Arts Festival 2016 event last year and to post photos and video from this event that find themselves posted above. And after the rain passed earlier that morning, the sun seemed as if it became a thousand degrees. And according to those Facebook event invites, there is a Harlem Arts Festival Official #HAFterparty as well.  And I have also read online that the rapper  Prodigy who was scheduled to perform at this festival has passed away and  Harlem Arts Festival is to Honor the Late Hip-Hop Legend at their Sixth-Annual event this year.  And any other closing words for this passage and blog post seems to be passing me by. Have a great Harlem Arts Festival day and more.

Monday, May 29, 2017

A Squatter May Day Concert




photo by Marina Marchand














Well it's that time of year again where that Gregorian calendar rolls around to where I can just recycle those Memorial Day blagh posts in an attempt to maintain social media web 2.0 user generated content for this blog and my other blagh whenever bloggers block possible. Though instead, I guess I will just post some of those photos and video I took at that Spook City in Tompkins Square (Part 2) concert in Tompkins Square Park this past Memorial Day weekend, as I have found myself going to those Squatter May Day Concerts in Tompkins Square Park every so often, or what not.  And so I found myself singing a no police state song and vending that DecorForU #blacklivesmatter, notmypresident, #Occupywallstreet , berniesanders. #nopolicestate , #theshadow , #eastvillage & #lowereastside necklaces, magnets. key chains & pins for $1 each at Chris Flash's concert this year.  And I can't exactly remember what year anniversary this squatter May Day concert is, though I think it is around a 25 year anniversary since those Tompkins Square Park Riots happened in 1988. And that Spook City Facebook event invite reads something like as follows:

FREE show 

In keeping with the traditional Squatter MayDay shows from 1988 onward and in commemoration of the Memorial Day Riot of May 27, 1991. On the side, there will be band merch, literature, and info tables.

Featuring:

• The Undead
• The Omega Men
• Coach N' Commando
• SPIKE Polite and Sewage NYC
• After The Burn


And what else can words say, as every picture tells a story as in those photos and video that find themselves posted above.  And what if anything, does this have to do with a No Police State?  Have a great Memorial Day Squatter May Day Spook City concert day and more.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Music

And so it's actually been a while since I have posted anything about music, music and more music on this blog. And so this post happens to be about Musicians friend epiphone sg g 400. And if you happen to be looking for that electric guitar or information about that electric guitar, finding it and all about it can be just a website visit away.As music makes the world go around.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

May Day NYC










And so according to that Gregorian calendar on the wall, or table, yesterday was that International Workers Day of May Day in that city of New York and around the world I assume.  And those global revolutions of May Day, Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter are still moving fast, I think.
And according to that Mayday Glitter Graphics website, May Day - Beltane The first of May has long been celebrated with the traditional rite of spring. Dancing around the May pole is a tradition in many different cultures that dates back for centuries. While May Day has its roots in the pagan festival of Beltane, it is still celebrated throughout England and Europe as a celebration of fertility and the coming of the new spring.
And so I found myself passing by the peripheral and outer edges of one of those May Day events at Union Square Park in New York City yesterday, enough to take a few photos with that social media cell phone camera as in those photos that find themselves posted above of that Peoples Power Assemblies, NYC Shut It Down: The Grand Central Crew #blacklivesmatteInternational League of Peoples' Struggle - ILPS USCosecha NYC and Workers World Party May Day Strike to Defend Migrants, Refugees & All Workers! May Day event. And according to that Facebook event calendar, some of those other May Day events in that city of New York area on this day were #MAYDAY: WE SHUT IT DOWN #maydaynycMayday Anti-Speciesist + Anti-Decolonial Nonhuman Rights Bloc and May 1st NYC: Basta Ya! Stop The Attacks on Immigrants. And what does this have to do with a No Police State. Have a great day after May Day and more.