Thursday, May 27, 2010


Hey again bloggers, or whoever could be reading this blog. And so here on this day I find myself encountering that blaghers blah blog block again in search of something to post on this blog in an attempt to maintain content for it whenever possible in my blogaholicness. And so here's an event and a video that I found interesting to post, as they seem as if they can be interesting adventures.

Roundtable On Political Squatting with Alan W. Moore and company

Matt Metzgar of the Lower East Side Squatter-Homesteader Archive Project, and New York artist Carla Cubit will speak about the Lower East Side squatting movement. Alan W. Moore will speak about "House Magic," his research project on Occupied Social Centers in Europe, which is presently on display at Basekamp, at 723 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA.

Saturday May 29th 7PM
with Alan W. Moore, Matt Metzgar, and Carla Cubit
Wooden Shoe Books
704 South Street
Philadelphia PA 19147

And this Video, Trudy Benson at FREIGHT+VOLUME, Who's Afraid of Ornament at NURTURE ART that seems to be about art, art and more art.

Have a great blogging day.
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And so that season of the year here in North America finds itself summertime again that has rolled around each year according to that Gregorian calendar on the wall and the temperature of the weather outside, though I guess officially summertime doesn't begin until the holiday of Memorial Day I think. And I also know it's summertime because all of those store aisle displays have changed from heaters, shovels and ice for snow removal to beach balls, lawn furniture, bar b que grills and fans. And there is also a variety of ceiling fans to be found for the purpose of keeping oneself cool in the summer, for ventilation and a host of other purposes or what not. And I have seen the coolest designs of those ceiling fans that are to be found here on earth throughout my travels here on planet earth. And those fans are always interesting to look at, plus they give off an awesome breeze. And I have also seen other ways people use to keep themselves cool in the summer like the tried and true fire hydrant on the corner, swimming pools, beaches, the refrigerator, ice, and even just taking non stop cold showers. So whatever the method of staying cool this summer, have a great summer day.
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Sunday, May 23, 2010

New Jersey

And on this day finds itself another one of those Sundays that has rolled around again each week here on planet earth. That day of rest, the sabbath. Or is that Saturday. And yet I find myself blaghing away for some reason. And so I have found myself in that state of New Jersey across the river from that city of New York in that country of North America a lot lately every so often for some reason or another. And so I thought to post some photos from that digital camera that I drag out of the closet every so often. And there are flowers, spring and more flowers to be found there to stare at. Have a great day of the sun day.
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Friday, May 21, 2010

A New York Event

Hey again bloggers, or whoever could be reading this blog. And this blog seems as if it wants to turn into an events blog lately with all of these events it finds posted on it. I know it has been an event blog lately because I have posted a lot of events on this blog the past week or so. And so this following is yet another one of those weekly Jeff Stark Nonsense NYC list emails that I have somehow subscribed to and find myself receiving in that email inbox each week with a list of those cool, hip and seemingly underground parties and happenings in the area of New York City:

***** Also on SATURDAY *****

3rd Ward's Annual Birthday Barbecue

3rd Ward turns four this May. To celebrate we're flooding our space, inside and out, with live music, cheap barbecue and summer drinks, art, crafts, screen-printing (bring your tees), free workshops, and synchronized biking.

Featuring live music from Pink Noise, Stumblebum Brass Band, Hank and Cupcakes, Naked Hearts, DJ Drew Heffron, and DJ Sirlinda, and a VJ battle from Moviehouse. Also, enjoy bike blended libations from the Band of Bicycles, and more.

Plus, this marks the first anniversary of our Free Bikes program. Local bike organizations will join us with treats, tune-ups and competitions.

195 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn
2p; $free
RSVP events

***** Also on SATURDAY *****

Hudson River Pageant

An ecological parade and performance art event to restore the Hudson River species and habitats and address climate change in New York City. The Hudson River Pageant is an ecological parade and performance art event featuring a magnificent parade of giant 15-foot puppets, spectacular river species costumes, and 13 site specific performances. Music, dance, performances, songs, and poetry, including an oyster planting, live fish release, river cleansing, and a boat dance , highlight the river, and its' species, habitats, and issues. Performances are presented at the various piers and significant sites along the parade route.

Check website for complete details.

Downtown section of the Hudson River Park between the World Financial Center and Gansevoort, Manhattan
1-5p; $free

***** Also on SATURDAY *****

Welling Court Mural Project

The community is hosting an authentic NYC street party for the event. If you plan on joining the celebration, come on down with your favorite food, beverage, or street party fixings to share.

Welling Court Artists include: Alice Mizrachi, Beast, Chris Mendoza, Chris Stain, Celso, Cern, Cey Adams, CR, Cycle, Dan Witz, Darkclouds, Daryll Peirce, Don Leicht, Ellis G, Free5, Gaia, Garrison and Alison Buxton, Greg Lamarche, JMR, John Fekner, Lady Pink, Leon Reid, Matt Siren, M-City, Michael De Feo, Mr. Kiji, Pablo Power, Peripheral Media Projects, R. Nicholas Kuszyk, Remi/Rough, Ron English, Royce Bannon, Sofia Maldonado, Stormie Mills, Sweet Toof, Swoon, TooFly, Tristan Eaton, and Veng RWK.

The project represents a great pairing of individuals and groups interested in making their communities and the world a more engaged and creative place. Members of the Welling Court neighborhood in Queens wanted to beautify their neighborhood walls and enliven their surroundings and Brooklyn's Ad Hoc Art, an arts organization known for supporting and expanding the accessibility of street art to the masses in NYC and throughout the world, was an perfect fit.

Ad Hoc's vision was to showcase the diverse and rich history of artists driven by their passion for expression and dreams for a better world. The project's roster represents over 50 years of the expansive and diverse history of street art, bringing together artists whose productivity spans from pre/graffiti legends to the latest movers and shakers. While a strong New York City contingency represents the city's legacy as a bubbling brew of public expression, international players reflect the global impact of the movement that burst from the Big Apple.

The project begins at the intersection of Welling Court, 30th Avenue and 12th Street and extends north along 30th Avenue and then east along Main Avenue, across the street from the Two Coves Community Garden. The street of Welling Court is a beautiful reminder to the rich diversity that exists within New York City. The block is a melting pot representing people of African American, Greek, Peruvian, Ecuadoran, Mexican, Brazilian, Chinese, Korean, Indian, and Italian origin, to name a few.

Welling Court Mural Project
11-98 Welling Court, Queens
N,W trains to 30th Avenue station and walk 10 blocks
4-10p; $free

***** Also on SATURDAY *****

New York City's Annual Dance Parade

Dance down Broadway with 6478 Dancers, 164 Dance Organizations, 65 Unique Styles. This Saturday, May 22, 2010 thousands dancers will converge on the streets of New York City showcasing 65 forms of dance in a free outdoor dance parade and festival.

We will boogie our way down Broadway, hula, swing and Irish step our way past Union Square and into University Place. At Eighth Street we will Salsa, Tango and Waltz East into Saint Marks Street. Our House, Techno and Disco floats will have afternoon shoppers wiggling as they watch us get down in the heart of the East Village. A straight shot from there brings us to DanceFest in Tompkins Square Park. At DanceFest we will come together and celebrate watching free dance performances, be able to take free dance lessons and enjoy a Dance Party.

Our mission is to promote dance as an expressive and unifying art form by showcasing all forms of dance, educating the general public about the opportunity to experience dance and celebrate the diversity of dance.

Followed by Dance Fest in Tompkins Square Park and a variety of after-parties.

Parade starts at 21st Street and 5th Avenue, Manhattan
1p; $free

And the list goes on and on.....
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Sunday, May 16, 2010

All About Jazz

And since I have been finding myself blaghing about jazz, music, art and events in that city of New York a lot, every so often lately, I might as well blah blog about this one to be found in that All About Jazz newspaper that I came across in one of those all about jazz clubs and bars to be found in that city of New York. And so that Vision Festival XV, that all about jazz festival, is happening again this year in the city of New York. And I know because that copy of that All About Jazz newspaper says so. And its happening at A Gathering of the Tribes Gallery with a free outdoor concert, at The Local 269, at DROM, at Abrons Art Center and other venues throughout the neighborhood of the Lower East Side and East Village. And so those list of performers for this years event will include: Muhal Richard Abrams, Roy Campbell, Darius Jones, Tim Berne Crackleknob, Frank London, Matthew Shipp, Hamid Drake conduction, Fay Victor, Amiri, Amina Baraka and Rene Mclean, Borah Bergman, David S. Ware Trio, York College Blue Notes, New School DuoDuoDuo, Brooklyn College Jazz Band, Dorn Minasi, Tony Malaby conduction and a host of others. And this event Vision Festival Jazz Rocks. Have a great jazz music and beyond day.
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Friday, May 14, 2010

The Domain Name Game

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

A Jazz Festival In Red Hook

Hey again bloggers, or whoever could be reading this blog. And every so often I find myself blah blogging about events in the area of that city of New York for some reason or another. And maybe it's because hey, I am actually in that city at the moment, and also because hey, it's less writing sometimes. And so this is yet another of those music events that's happening there. And even though this event is yet a ways away from the date I find myself blaghing this, it still seems to be happening, And I know this event is still happening, because a friend and that facebook post I came across says so:

The Red Hook Jazz Festival happens annually at the Urban Meadow with concerts in June and September featuring jazz musicians mainly from Brooklyn. We're also planning on having a few bluegrass festivals too!

Red Hook Jazz Festival - 2010, Sundays, Jazz in June, June 13 and June 20 at The Urban Meadow, Brooklyn, NY
The Urban Meadow is also hosting the Brooklyn Folk Festival on Sunday, May 23 from 2pm - 7pm. Come on down, it's gonna be a real hoot!. Here's the line-up:

2:15pm- Rashad Brown – Blues and folk songs
3pm- Sam Doores – Blues, folk and original songs
4pm- Square Dance!
5pm- Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues – Jug band traditionals and originals...
5:45pm- Stephen Strohmeier – Blues, folk and original songs
6:30pm- East River String Band - Country Blues duet

Sunday, June 13th 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Dave Sewelson's BQE with Bobby Radcliff, David Hofstra & Richard Dworkin
Welf Dorr with Tom Zlabinger, Dalius Naujo & On Davis
Nick Gianni's Evolution with Rick Botari, On Davis & Dalius
SPOKE with Andy Hunter, Justin Wood, Danny Fischer & Dan Loomis

Sunday, June 20th 1:00pm – 5:00pm

James Carney with Tony Malaby, Chris Lightcap, Dan Weiss
Chris Lightcap with Tony Malaby, Chris Cheek, Craig Taborn & Gerald Cleaver
Todd Sickafoose's Tiny Resistors
with Jonathan Goldberger, Mike Gamble, John Ellis, Alan Ferber & Ches Smith
Harris Eisenstadt’s Canada Day Nate Wooley, Matt Bauder,
Chris Dingman, & Eivind Opsvik

And this event Red Hook Jazz Festival Rocks. Have a great Jazz Festival Day.
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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

SEO Up This Site

Hey again bloggers, or whoever could be reading this blog. And welcome to the age of computers, the internet and just about high tech technology everything in the world of electronic gadgets and beyond. And unless you have found yourself as one of those human beings dwelling in caves here on planet earth, you may have noticed that the world now seems to be all about the web and the internet these days and times. And so along with the internet comes those websites, you know, those pages with colors all over them that you can read and visit for information on one of those computers. And if you happen to find yourself with one of those websites, you may have come across the term Search Engine Optimization, or SEO, or please list my website on the internet so that people can find it if they were to search for it and so that my website can get lots and lots of visitors. And could those internet search engines somehow list my website in the top one results to be found and not in the search engine graveyard of page one million and one where in will not be found. And so along comes the seo company to go along with that SEO up my website request. And I imagine there must be lots of search engine optimization companies and websites to be found out there in cyberworld internetland for this very purpose, and as I can recall, SEO'ing up ones website seems to be all the rage these internet days. And if you can't figure it out how to put your website in search engine heaven, I imagine one of those SEO companies can, as they are all seo all the time.
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Monday, May 3, 2010


Cars and Automobiles. I have seen those objects on the roads and streets seemingly just about everywhere I go and have gone throughout my travels here on planet earth, as those automobiles seem to be those objects that move people from place to place around town and beyond. And those cars seem to be synonymous with the word oil and gasoline that are used to make them go around town, though with todays environmentalism and go green thing, some of those cars use electricity to get around town. And so if you find yourself as one of those human beings dwelling here on planet earth using one of those automobiles to get around town and beyond, you may sometimes find yourself in search of auto insurance in Texas for some reason or another, especially if you find yourself in the state of Texas. And as far as I can recall, insurance seems to be a part of life, the idea of securing one life, home, car or some other material possession. And what would life be like without insurance, I am not exactly sure. Though with the invention of all things high tech technology everything internet and beyond, if you find yourself looking for some kind of insurance, finding it can be just a website visit away.
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