Monday, July 28, 2014

A 26th Annual Tompkins Square Park Riot Reunion

Hey again bloggers or whoever could be reading this blagh. And on this day finds itself as Occupy Wall Street Day 1046. And Occupy Wall Street is still moving fast, well sort of. And so I'm planning on going to this 26th Annual Tompkins Square Park Riot Reunion Concert Saturday, August 2nd, at some point in the afternoon to sing my No Police State Song in Tompkins Square Park, that park that finds itself in that neighborhood of the Lower East Side, now called the East Village for real estate marketing purposes maybe, that finds itself in that City of New York. And The Shadow's description of this event describes it as follows. Hope to see you there.:

A dwindling number of those in the area remember this night in August of 1988, when Community Board 3 and the NYPD's 9th Precinct swept through Tompkins Square Park, randomly assaulting and arresting park residents and passersby in an attempt to enforce a curfew on what had, over the years, become home to hundreds of individuals. Cops stormed the crowd on foot and on horseback, and police helicopters streaked across the sky. This show of force was not taken lightly, and fighting went on for hours on end. The more politically outspoken of those present decried what they claimed was a far reaching plan to bulldoze low income residents and artists out of the community, to be replaced by over-privileged, affluent individuals with no respect for the history and cultural richness of the area. Fast forward 25 years later, and what do you get? A luxury spa, directly across the street from Tompkins Square Park! And they called us delusional....

COME ON DOWN to Tompkins Square Park on Sunday, July 28, Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4, 2013, to shake hands with the Ghosts of the Fallen, and with those of us who are STILL FUCKING *HERE*.

ALL THREE EVENTS START AT 2:00pm SHARP (with some accoustic performers before 2:00.)

AFTER THE SHOWS IN THE PARK, we will be hosting the following events at 7:00pm:

JULY 28:
• Bands (to be announced) at The Pyramid Club, 101 Avenue A) at 8:00pm

• Films to be shown at MORUS (the Museum Of Reclaimed Urban Space), located inside C-Squat at 155 Avenue C at 7:00pm

• Films to be shown at MORUS (the Museum Of Reclaimed Urban Space), located inside C-Squat at 155 Avenue C at 7:00pm
• Bands (to be announced) at The Pyramid Club, 101 Avenue A) at 8:00pm

• Special panel discussion on the 25th anniversary of the 1988 Tompkins Square Police Riot hosted by Norman Siegel and Frank Morales, with special slide show presentation War In The Neighborhood, by Seth Tobocman, at Theater 80, located at First Avenue + St. Marx Place at 8:00pm

Brought to you by The Sh@dow Underground Newspaper, Chris Flash, Iconicide,Uncle Don Yippie and Those Fucking Anarchists!


1. InCircles
2. Team Spider
3. Sexual Suicide
4. Ruckus Interruptus
5. Roger Manning
6. Sewage

1. Porno Dracula
2. Coffin Daggers (Featuring Victor of Nausea)
3. David Peel
4. ISM
5. Bambi Killers
6. Hammerbrain

1. Iconicide
2. Urban Waste
3. Nihilistics
4. Sic F*cks
5. Reagan Youth
6. Antidote

• Attorney Norman Siegel (New York City's TRUE "Public Advocate")
• Movement attorney Ron Kuby
• Movement attorney Stanley Cohen
• Radical priest Father Pat Maloney
• Penny Arcade
• Jennifer Blowdryer
• Investigative journalist/activist Paul DeRienzo
• Investigative journalist/activist Frank Morales
• Zero Boy
• Aron Kay (the "Pie Man")
• No Police State Girl
• David Huberman
• The "No 7-11 Coalition"
• Members of OCCUPY

[Gabriel Don will be acting as Mistress of ceremonies]

And that Facebook event for this event reads as follows:  

26th ANNUAL TOMPKINS SQUARE RIOT REUNION!! Commemorate the 26th anniversary of the mini police riot of July 30, 1988, which was followed a week later by the infamous 6 hour riot inside and outside of Tompkins Square Park on August 6, 1988, during which hundreds of "New York's Finest" from all over the city descended on our neighborhood, indiscriminately clubbing anyone in their sights in furtherance of a non-existent midnight park curfew.

Where: Tompkins Square Park: East 7th Street + Avenue A, Manhattan

When: August 2 + 3, 2014: 1:00pm - 6:00pm

[These events also celebrate the vitality of the counter cultural scene that has survived on the Lower East Side, despite the rampant gentrification, soaring rents and lost venues that have contributed to the cultural genocide sweeping New York City.]

August 2: Iconicide, Nihilistics, Ruckus Interruptus, Transgendered Jesus and Urban Waste

August 3: Hammerbrain, David Peel, Sewage, Penguin, Rosabelle Selavy and The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black, plus surprise Speakers and Performances!

Brought to you by The SHADOW, Iconicide, Uncle Don Yippie and Those Fucking Anarchists!!

And what does this have to do with a No Police State. Squat The World.
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Friday, July 11, 2014

The Horrors of Cocaine


And being that I'm sitting here posting that Horrors of Cocaine audition tomorrow, 7/12. NYC  notice around on those social media pages in my internetaholicness, it seems only fitting that I post that notice on this blagh also for when I am trying to find content for this blog and my other blog whenever bloggers block possible. And that Horrors of Cocaine Backstage casting notice for that Horrors of Cocaine play that is to be a part of that 9/11 Cultural Festival, describes itself as something like:

Plays. Horrors of Cocaine. Backstage.

9/11 Cultural Festival
Carla Jean, casting dir. 

Production Description

Casting "Horrors of Cocaine," a play as part of the 9/11 Cultural Festival in New York City. Production states: "'Horrors of Cocaine' is about what cocaine made me do for seven years, is based on the eBook Horrors of Cocaine. 'The Horror of Cocaine' chronicles the life of a Kansas City, Missouri woman addicted to cocaine for seven years. After starting a cocaine habit at her job, a Missouri woman loses her job and her life of the American dream begins to unravel as she encounters crime, theft, prostitution, homelessness, prison, psych wards, hospitals, and other activities as a result her addiction to crack cocaine. Part I and II in a series of an unfinished novel. The 9/11 Cultural Festival is a festival for peace in which an honest dialogue about 9/11 is encouraged through the arts, theatre, dance, music, poetry and the visual arts and crafts. Artists will be performing independent, original plays, music, dances, and poetry reading to commemorate the 9/11 tragedy." 
Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations
Runs Sept. 11-14 at Medicine Show Theatre, Jack, The First Street Green Park, and The Bowery Poetry Club in NYC. 

 Seeking Talent Select a role below for more information and submission instructions.

July 12th in Brooklyn, NY. July 26th in New York, NY. Sign up or Log In to apply.

And then there's something about a 9/11 Cultural Festival , Script in Hand Series, another ad on Backstage that reads something like:

9/11 Cultural Festival, Script in Hand Series

Casting notice expires: July 26, 2014

9/11 Cultural Festival
Exavier Wardlaw, artistic dir. 

Production Description
Casting for three plays to be performed in one day by one company as part of the 9/11 Cultural Festival. Artistic director states: "The plays consist of a 9/11 version of 'The King' which has no clothes, 'The Horror,' a woman's play about an American addiction, and 9/11 and 'The YouTube Tapes,' a dramatic comedy with movement and sound, an "edgy" play that presents the truth and fiction of 9/11"
Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations
Reading series will take place mid-August at Medicine Show Theatre on W. 52nd Street.
Seeking Talent Select a role below for more information and submission instructions.
July 12th in Brooklyn, NY. July 26th in New York, NY. Sign up or Log In to apply.

Now that should be interesting also, if it actually happens. And really the only reason, well one of the reasons I wanted to post about that Horrors of Cocaine audition at a 9/11 Cultural Festival was to post that Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five Youtube video that finds itself posted above that seems as if it wants to be a soundtrack for this play for if this play actually really does see the light of day.  And if I can remember correctly, that Sugar Hill Records and Beat Street movie sound track was way cool.

And didn't I just blagh about that 9/11 Cultural festival on this blog in that post right below this post a few days ago or something. And what again, if anything, does this have to do with a No Police State.
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