Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Black Lives Matter Went To Make Music New York



























And so I found myself at another one of those Black Lives Matter Art Show, well this time Black Lives Matter Show events just yesterday in that City of New York.  And this time it was Black Lives Matter went to Make Music New York @ Andrew Freedman Home, then @ Orchard Alley Community Garden, then to Prospect Place PlayHouse as part of that Black Lives Matter Show as part of Make Music New York on this day.  Well, it's sort of like there was an attempt to take a few posters and banners with those "Your Thoughts On Black Lives Matter" statements written all over them and those DecorForU #blacklivesmatter, #berniesanders, #occupywallstreet and #nopolicestate necklaces, magnets and key chains to vend for $1 each somewhere in between at this event.  And in between singing that No Police State song at these places I found myself at, the highlight, well one of the highlights of that day seemed to be Gbenga Akinnagbe who played the part of Chris Partlow, I think as a junkie, as I was told..., in that TV Series, The Wire, signing that Black Lives Matter banner to share those thoughts on Black Lives Matter to where I took that all things The Wire, Law and Order drama series spin offs and more opportunity to take a photo of this actor in front of one of those Your Thoughts On Black Lives Matter banners throughout my travels on this day.  And so that Black Lives Matter Facebook event invite read something like as follows:

Hi everyone,

I am looking forward to singing my No Police State song as part of my Black Lives Matter Show as part of this years Make Music New York. Please stop by if you happen to be in the neighborhood on Make Music New York day.

My schedule of performances are

The Andrew Freedman Home
1125 Grand Concourse
The Bronx's premiere nonprofit alternative art space focusing on artists and musicians. 
Canceled in case of rain

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Carla Cubit
03:00 PM - 05:00 PM Street Studio City
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM The NYChillharmonic

Orchard Alley Community Garden
350 E. 4th St East Village
A community garden on East 4th Street.
Rain or Shine

2:00 PM - 12:30 PM Allen Weiser
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Carla Cubit
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM The Legendary RT
03:00 PM - 04:45 PM Clarinet and Violin Duo
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM Domino

and

Prospect Place PlayHouse
22 Prospect Pl. Park Slope
22 Prospect Place PlayHouse is dab smack, in the middle of the 100 Block of Prospect Pl. Park Slope Brooklyn, NY bet. 5th & 6th Avenues.
If rain, will move to a sheltered place

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Jixi Fox
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Didi DLicious
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM VIIK
12:30 PM - 01:00 PM Square One
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM SØF
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM The Myth of Sisyphus
03:00 PM - 05:00 PM One Lucky Lady
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM Carla Cubit
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM The Dry States
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM Globular Cluster

The Black Lives Matter Show invites you to perform or sing your song about all things Black Lives Matter and more. I will be singing my songs and participants are encouraged to bring a drum or some type of musical instrument to perform at the Black Lives Matter open mic.
The Black Lives Matter Show is inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement to discuss, expand scope, perspective and inspiration towards an ongoing series of future culture jams and events around this theme and time.

Make Music New York is a live, free musical celebration on June 21, the longest day of the year, with over 1,200 concerts on streets, sidewalks, and parks across the five boroughs.

http://makemusicny.org/
http://makemusicny.org/summer-schedule/2016/artists/2545


And Make Music New York and the musicians as Make Music New York Rock.  Have a great Make Music New York Day and more.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

A Bushwick Arts Festival And Block Party























And on this day finds itself as Occupy Wall Street Day one thousand and something, I think. And Occupy Wall Street and that all things police brutality and beyond movement Black Lives Matter are still moving fast. And in an attempt to maintain web 2.0 social media user generated content for this blog and my other blagh whenever blaghers block possible, I find myself posting about all things current events, headline news and other random thoughts of the day on this day. And so I found myself attempting to vend DecorForU ‪#‎berniesanders‬ , ‪#‎blacklivesmatter‬, ‪#‎occupywallstreet‬ , ‪#‎nopolicestate‬ , ‪#‎brooklyn‬ and ‪#‎bushwick‬ necklaces, magnets and key chains for $1 each @ the intersection of Troutman St and Wyckoff Ave, which actually became Starr Street and Wyckoff Avenue, as part of Bushwick Arts Festival 2016, also known as Bushwick Open Studios and a 5th Annual Bushwick Collective Block Party just yesterday, to be found in that rapidly gentrifying neighborhood of Bushwick, Brooklyn to be found in that city of New York as in those photos and video that find themselves posted above. And if I must blogger say, that all things art, graffiti and more event was really cool. And so those Facebook event invites for those Facebook events that find themselves posted above read something like as follows: 


Bushwick Arts Festival 2016


June 3 - June 5
Brooklyn, New York 11206

A free art festival in Bushwick & East Williamsburg! 
200+ artists across 30 locations



Saturday, June 4 at 10 AM - 7 PM in EDT

The Bushwick Collective
Troutman Street at Saint Nicholas Ave. , Brooklyn, New York  11237

Join us SATURDAY JUNE 4th 2016 to celebrate the 5th Year Anniversary Block Party 

DJ STATIK SELEKT & FRIENDS

LIVE Performances By: JADAKISS

Lil Waah
Chris Rivers
Joell Ortiz 
Dave East
Gull
Sun voyager
Lauren Flax
God tiny
Thick


50 Graffitti and Street Artists painitng live on buildings

FREE FACE PAINTING FOR KIDS 10am-4pm

NYC FOOD TRUCKS

Body Painting by PineapplePainting

FREE GIVEAWAYS ALL DAY LONG

ART SHOW EXHIBTION 12,000SF ON 198 RANDOPLH STREET BROOKLYN NY OPEN 10am-5pm

VENDORS MARKET SECTION

THANKS TO:

Wyckoff Heights Medical Center - Parsons School of Design - The New School - The New School x The Bushwick Collective Art Exhibition + Live Music - Nooklyn - Montana's Trail House - KOBRA Paint USA - Kobra paint - Mana Urban Arts - Mana Contemporary - Mana Wynwood - #EBCcapital -#theJEFFERSON - #KINSEYcapital - Egg Shell Stickers - Lot 45 Bushwick - The Rookery - The Bodega - - #OAKBEVERAGES

http://www.thebushwickcollective.com/

Have a great Bushwick Brooklyn,  art, party and beyond day.
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Friday, May 27, 2016

A Day Of Memory Again

And so this post happens to be another one of those recycle this blog posts for when that same holiday rolls around each year and you can just repost it over and over. And so what Memorial Day weekend events are going on in that city of New York area that I can just post with that same "I'm not going to honor war" text of yesteryear's blagh post? Well, according to that Facebook event invite calendar, there's

Spook City in Tompkins Square

An event that got rained out earlier this month, that hopefully wont get rained out again this time, with a Facebook event invite description that reads something like:

FREE show

n keeping with the traditional Squatter MayDay shows from 1988 on and in commemoration of the Memorial Day Riot of May 27, 1991.

Featuring [in order of appearance]:

• Carla "No Police State Girl"
• Ike's Wasted World
• Nico the Crow (formerly of Star Fucking Hipsters)
• Universal Truth Machine
• Skitzopolis
• The Wurst
• TransgenderedJesus
• SPIKE Polite and Sewage NYC
• The Omega Men
• The Undead

There will be band merch, info and literature tables (on which the newTime Warp Zine and latest issue of The Shadow will be available).

Come dressed in spooky attire if you feel inspired!



And then there's

The 29th Annual LOISAIDA FESTIVAL (LoisaidaFest)
With a Facebook event invite description that reads something like:

Produced and hosted by The Loisaida, Inc. Center, the LoisaidaFest has been the biggest carnival in downtown Manhattan since 1987, bringing more than 15,000 neighbors, visitors, guests artists, community organizations, companies, NYC leaders and restaurants together to celebrate their Latino contributions to NYC. A signature Puerto Rican and Latin American cultural event, the Festival celebrates Loisaida’s pride and diversity while supporting commerce, entrepreneurship, community service and neighborhood revitalization across Loisaida Avenue.

This year's Main Stage lineup at The LoisaidaFest is bringing together a mix of legendary and rising Puerto Rican stars. These include hip-hop singer and Loisaida's own Daydra Love "DayLuv", Bronx "grimie-melodic-pop" songstress Maxine Ashley, the L.E.S.'s Lower East Salsa, and Boogaloo Legend Johnny Colon and His Orchestra..., Macha Colón y Los Okapi will be joining the stage courtesy of La Marqueta Retoña. Puerto Rican icon and international entertainment phenomenon, Iris Chacón, will host the festivities alongside Marine-combat-vet-turned actor, singer/activist J.W. Cortes (from FOX's "Gotham”). The traditional Carnival Procession and the 3rd Annual Loisaida Festival TheaterLab 2016 at La Plaza Cultural Community Garden featuring MEZCOLANZA; Lizbeth RománFernandito FerrerBombaYo Youth Project, etc... return, providing entertainment for children and their families.


And there's also

YES Memorial Day BBQ // Pig Roast & Dance Party

We're making your meat hot. Happy America.
House of YES is hosting a Memorial Day Pig Roast.

No cover. Just meat. And music.

Tunico/ Flash Factory
Bonzai/ Komfort Xone
Saint Glock/ SIK NYC

21+

And Memorial Day is almost near in a couple of days or so according to that Gregorian calendar and all of those street festivals that are to be found everywhere in the streets today. And I thought to blah blog about this patriotic flag waving holiday. And this also leads me to realize that I have been blahging on this blog for over a year now and that these holidays seem to be a recurring event and same day, different year when that same ole Gregorian calendar date roles around. And then I thought, hey, I can just post the same blog entry from a year ago that I posted on this blog a year ago because it almost seems like it's the same day, different year. And besides, it's less writing sometimes. So the following is a passage that I posted on this blog a year ago: 

And today is Memorial Day in America. A celebration of the war day. Another one of those patriotic holidays. The flag wavers are out and yellow ribbons, badges of honor, medals, parades, marches, prayers, patriotic songs, tributes and ceremonies are being broadcast everywhere. The headlines read "Honor the dead soldiers, honor the fallen soldiers and comrades". Today is the ultimate patriotic fanatic holiday. My question of the day; for what reason is it an honor to volunteer to be fodder for the canon. For what reason is it an honor to die for nothing, to fight for reasons that do not exist, to fight against the flesh for powers that be that one cannot even see. For what reason is it an honor to be so poor that one will volunteer their life in exchange for money after one leaves the service, if one leaves the service. For what reason is it an honor for persons to be brainwashed with propaganda, theirs or mine. For what reason is it an honor to become a violent person and pick up a gun and kill another person for no reason at all. For what reason is it an honor to be a veteran who now make up the majority of the homeless population. For what reason is it an honor to attend one of those military sponsored funerals and cry over the image of a flag that propagates violence, the same flag that caused ones death. For what reason is it an honor to fall and die for nothing. For what reason is it an honor to promote this ideology. What is heroic about all of this? And why does the word "Patriot" have the word "Riot" in it? And why does the word "Military" militant militia have the word "Mal" in it? "Parens Patriarch, Father of our country", that phrase seems to be the basis of endless deaths of the world. I saw Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 documentary. It is nineteen eighty four and Orwellianism is everywhere at its best today. Is it written somewhere that this must all come to pass? Happy beach bar b queing Memorial day. Peace on earth. And what does this have to do with a No Police State?


And then there's this one....


Honor The Veterans?

I thought I heard someone say yesterday that today or tomorrow is Veterans Day, another one of those patriotic holidays where the flag wavers come out in force. Let me check the calendar to see. Oh yeah, the calendar says Veterans day is today. Is this day observed in America only, or is this day observed in the rest of the world also? And so I find myself reposting a posting I posted several months ago for Memorial day, another one of those patriot holidays where the American flag wavers come out in force. Veterans account for a majority of the homeless mentally ill population these days, and a majority of them are disabled now as a result. For what reason is this an honor to support? I consider myself antipsychiatricky and do not believe mental illness exists and that psychiatry kills and originates from Nazi Germany where psych cia trists were mass murderers in white coats as is the case today, and that the mental death system is also an extension of Orwellianism, where family members turn in family members, and neighbors turn in neighbors to the thought police for thought crimes. Psychiatry and psych trickery is an art and not a science. And so I would like to think of mental illness as problems in living. And I believe in the abolishment of forced psych cia trick treatment that is often cruel and inhumane. Therapy? The rap y? Y the rap? Therapist, The rapist. Mind Freedom is a great website to read for all things alternative to the mental death system. And so today is Memorial Day in America. I mean Veterans day in America. A celebration of the war day. Another one of those patriotic holidays. The flag wavers are out and yellow ribbons, badges of honor, medals, parades, marches, prayers, patriotic songs, tributes and ceremonies are being broadcast everywhere. The headlines read "Honor the dead soldiers, honor the fallen soldiers and comrades". Today is the ultimate patriotic fanatic holiday, or the ultimate hate hour as George Orwell might say. My question of the day; for what reason is it an honor to volunteer to be fodder for the canon. For what reason is it an honor to die for nothing, to fight for reasons that do not exist, to fight against the flesh for powers that be that one cannot even see. For what reason is it an honor to be so poor that one will volunteer their life in exchange for money after one leaves the service, if one leaves the service. For what reason is it an honor for persons to be brainwashed with propaganda, theirs or mine. For what reason is it an honor to become a violent person and pick up a gun and kill another person for no reason at all, except for the fact that guns have been invented, the worst invention of an industry ever. For what reason is it an honor to be a veteran who now make up the majority of the homeless population. For what reason is it an honor to attend one of those military sponsored funerals and cry over the image of a flag that propagates violence, the same flag that caused ones death. For what reason is it an honor to fall and die for nothing. For what reason is it an honor to promote this ideology. What is heroic about all of this? And why does the word "Patriot" have the word "Riot" in it? And why does the word "Military" militant militia have the word "Mal" in it? "Parens Patriae, father of the people", the guardian. That phrase seems to be the basis of an endless amount of death and suffering in the world; the protection of property or other material things. I saw Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 documentary. It is nineteen eighty four and Orwellianism is everywhere at its best today. Is it written somewhere that this must all come to pass? Happy beach bar b queing Memorial day, I mean Veterans day. Peace on earth and goodwill to all mankind. And what does this have to do with a No Police State?
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Monday, May 2, 2016

A May Day Rain Show


















Hey again bloggers or whoever could be reading this blagh. And so this post happens to be about vending a DecorForU rain sale of ‪#‎blacklivesmatter‬, ‪#‎occupywallstreet‬, ‪#‎berniesanders‬ ‪#‎nopolicestate‬ and ‪#‎theshadow‬ necklaces, magnets and key chains @ Mayday Space @ MAY DAY CELEBRATION: block party, classes, film & community dinner for when singing that no police state song @ May Day PUNK Show at Tompkins Square gets rained out, cancelled or postponed. And as I had blaghed in that previous blog post about a May Day PUNK Show at Tompkins Square, there was supposed to be a May Day show at Tompkins Square Park in that city of New York yesterday. Well it got rained out and rescheduled for next weekend and I found myself vending those all things Bernie Sanders and more necklaces at May Day Space MAY DAY CELEBRATION: block party, classes, film & community dinner instead, as in those photos that find themselves posted above. And if I must blagher say, Mayday Space is this really cool space in Bushwick Brooklyn that has all things save the world events and more. And how those other May Day outdoor events in the New York City area faired in this May Day rain weather I am not sure, but in case you happen to be interested, this MAY DAY NYC 2016 WEEKEND ROUND-UP list may tell you below:

April 30: EDUCATE
---- 11:30am-6:30pm: LIBERATION LAB! 5th annual May Day Free University w. Rename&Reclaim / 5to Primero de Mayo de la Universidad Libre con Renombrar y Reclamar (Washington Square Park, Manhattan)
---- 2-6pm: Día Internacional de las Trabajadoras - International Workers Day (Brook Park, South Bronx)
---- 7pm: Anthology: Crown Heights (Weeksville Heritage Center, 158 Buffalo Ave, Brooklyn. Also performing on May 1 @2pm)
---- 7pm-2am: SATURDAY: May Day Eve - Verso Party (20 Jay Street, Suite 1010, Brooklyn)
May 1: CELEBRATE
---- 12pm: 2016 May Day at Union Square (Union Square, Manhattan) --> 2:45pm march to Washington Square to join 3pm 5th Annual Immigrant Worker Justice Tour! (Washington Square Park, Manhattan)
---- 12-6pm: Vendy Plaza at La Marqueta - Opening Day (1590 Park Ave, Manhattan)
---- 12:30pm: Support Striking Verizon Wireless Workers on May Day(8524 Fifth Ave, Brooklyn)
---- 1pm: May Day PUNK Show at Tompkins Square (Tompkins Square Park, Manhattan)
---- 2-4pm: Solidarity Economy Walking Tour (Brooklyn Commons @388 Atlantic Ave)
---- 2-8:30pm: MAY DAY CELEBRATION: block party, classes, film & community dinner (Mayday Space @176 St. Nicholas Ave, Brooklyn)
---- 3-7pm: International Worker's May Day Speakout in the Hood! - ¡Manifestación para El Día Internacional de los Trabajadores en el Barrio!(Kingsbridge Armory, 29 W Kingsbridge Rd, Bronx)
---- 5-8pm: Soñamos Sentirnos Libres : Under Construction Opening (Interference Archive, 131 8th St, Brooklyn)
---- 6pm: May Day Noise Demo in Solidarity With Prison Strikers and Akai Gurley (Metropolitan Correctional Center, Manhattan)
---- 8pm: Queers for Flint: A May Day After Party (Silent Barn 603 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn)

And what, if anything, does this have to do with a No Police State.  Have a great day after May Day and more.
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