Monday, October 29, 2018

A Tompkins Square Halloween Concert



photo by Skwert Gunn










Well it's that time of year again where another one of those Halloween's have rolled around. And in between reading those headline news of the day, where every headline reads more horrifying than the next, I found myself at another one of those The Shadow concerts in that New York City area at Tompkins Square Park this past weekend.  And this concert was a Tompkins Square Halloween concert.  And the Facebook event invite for that concert read something like:

Come celebrate the spirits of Halloween in our beloved TOMPKINS SQUARE PARK!!

PERFORMERS:
2:00 Public Serpents (featuring Skwert of Choking Victim)
2:35 Baby Machine
3:10 SoulCake
3:45 GLOB - GORGEOUS LADIES OF BLOODWRESTLING!
4:20 Night Gallery (featuring Kitty Hawk)
5:00 Skull Caster (doomsday punk prophets, featuring Joey Steele)
5:40: Seth Tobocman political slide show (with Jenny Gonzalez + Eric Blitz)

ARTISTS:
Our Lady of Perpetual PMS from GLOB
No Police State Girl
jackiehatesyou
UltraFresca
Michael Sean O'Leary

Costumes encouraged!



And there was merchandise, merchandise and more merchandise to be sold, and music, music and more music to be heard, and costumes, costumes and more costumes to be seen.  And every picture tells a story, I think, as in those somewhat blurry photos that find themselves posted above. And in other headline news of the day..... we are all immigrants. No one is free when others are oppressed.  Have a great Halloween day and more.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

When Will Kali Yuga End


And every time I turn on the world news, not the entertainment news, but the world news, each headline seems more horrific than the next, and whether it be due to war, famine, plague or wild beasts, people are dying in ways unimaginable and more horrific than the next, so much that that Kali Yuga demon comes to mind, that has something to do with death, sin, evil, the collapse of morality, strife and discord and that we are living in the age of Kali Yuga, the last of the four Yuga ages. And I don"t really know much about that Kali Yuga Hindu God but Wikipedia describes it as something like:

Kali Yuga (Sanskritकलियुगtranslit. kaliyugalit. 'age of Kali') is the last of the four stages (or ages or yugas) the world goes through as part of a 'cycle of yugas' (i.e. Mahayuga) described in the Sanskrit scriptures.[1] The other ages are called Satya YugaTreta Yuga, and Dvapara Yuga.
Kali Yuga is associated with the demon Kali (not to be confused with the goddess Kālī). The "Kali" of Kali Yuga means "strife", "discord", "quarrel" or "contention".
According to Puranic sources,[2] Krishna's departure marks the end of Dvapara Yuga and the start of Kali Yuga, which is dated to 17/18 February 3102 BCE.[3]

And this other website describes Kali Yuga as:

The Hindus believe that we're living in the Kali Yuga, an apocalyptic Dark Age ruled by the demon Kali, the source of all evil and destruction. The Kali Yuga, also known as the "Age of Vice," is a period of warfare, chaos, social decline and spiritual decadence brought about by Man's separation from the gods. Kali himself is frequently pictured as a deranged figure dancing on corpses and wearing human heads as jewelry. I don't believe in demons, but this bloodthirsty lunatic with ten arms is the perfect symbol of human history.
Some writers use the term Kali Yuga to mean "end times" or the "last days," but that isn't accurate. The Hindus see Time as a cycle of four ages or Yugas known as the Yuga Cycle. The other three periods are called the Satya Yuga, the Treta Yuga and the Dvapara Yuga, and they all go spinning around like a cosmic ferris wheel. So the Kali Yuga isn't the end of the world. It's just the end of one cycle and the beginning of the next..........

When will Kali Yuga end?

Thursday, August 16, 2018

The World Is On Fire

















The world is on fire. Climate change is here. It is real and it is catastrophic. And I have blaghed about climate change on this blagh before, though after reading all of these global heatwave articles that have been in the headline news the past few months, those global heat wave, fire, flooding, red tide and blue green algae bloom photos that find themselves posted above, all appeared recently and all of these articles are saying something about all time heat records are being set worldwide across the majority of the northern hemisphere, from Japan, to Africa, to Greece, to Europe, to London, to Britain, to California, to Spain, to India, to the Arctic Circle, to Canada, to Sweden and a host of other places that are passing me by.  And even though the immediate world around me in the New York City area has had a couple of heatwaves the past couple of months, there are images of people losing their homes to fires and flooding elsewhere around the world and places are becoming uninhabitable due to climate change.  Marine life and sea creatures are washing up to shore along the coastline of Florida and Caribbean beaches and it seems as if extreme weather has become the norm. And scientists have warned that the earth is at risk of becoming a hothouse if a tipping point is reached. Globally, this is shaping up to be the fourth-hottest year on record. The only years hotter were the three previous ones. From what I read the the earth is 4.5 billion years old. Is this climate change and global warming natural or is it man made?  Is everything fine and just ignore the scientists?  Is another world possible?

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Occupy The Statue Of Liberty









And the date on that Gregorian calendar was July 4, 2018 when, her name is Therese Patricia Okoumou, an Abolish ICE  protester, decided to scale the Statue of Liberty, also known as Babylon, in I think a feat that no man has seen before that does not seem humanly possible, during those July 4th celebrations and that Rise and Resist Abolish I.C.E  protest for all the world to see. And she said she would not come down until all the children are released. And those Occupy ICE and Occupy ICE NYC protests have taken place in many states recently and have been in the headline news ever since ICE started separating families when removing them from America. And if those photos that find themselves posted above of Therese Patricia Okoumou occupying the Statue of Liberty do not seem symbolic of freedom, than what does. And what about that passport again?
And in other thoughts about that passport, for what reason is the number of that passport immigration law that prohibits freedom of travel amongst humanity anywhere on planet earth, and that Section 666 Social Security Act, cashless society, national I.D., the number of your name to receive any state services and everything else in between thing, 666? Is this that save no man that he may buy or sell except that he have the mark of the beast thing in the book of Revelations.

And then there's Reverend Billy And The Stop Shopping Gospel Choir FIRST THEY CAME FOR THE variation of that pastor Martin.Niemöller passage that would be funny if it weren't so true.

FIRST THEY CAME FOR THE druggies who tried to make their fantasy economy away from the bigger killers, but I did not speak out, because I'm white with powder cocaine. 

Then they came for the immigrants, flooded by Clinton's subsidized corn and dragged screaming by ICE from their homes, and I did not speak out, because I'm sitting here waiting for my Mexican cook to bring me my pasta special. 
Then they came for the poverty-dizzied young from zip codes like Bed-Stuy and the Bronx, fed into the for-profit prison pipeline, and I did not speak out, because where do you start? It's a national operation run by Wall Street. 
Then one day the Earth came for me, the ocean turned to acid sweeping through the streets, and I cannot protect my family, because America is declared a permanent emergency, and the cops and soldiers are the same guy, jailing us in our upstairs apartment, and no-one is left to speak for me because permits to speak in public are rationed by Chase Bank. 

And on this day finds itself as Occupy Wall Street day two thousand and something, I think. And Occupy Wall Street is still moving fast. And what else is there that I can say that has not already been said in occupy ice time. No one is free when others are oppressed. Occupy Wall Street. Occupy Wall Street Worldwide.And what does this have to do with a No Police State?

Monday, June 4, 2018

A Bushwick Collective Block Party





















Hey again bloggers or whoever could be reading this blagh. And so this happens to be yet another post about events, events and more events in that city of New York that I found myself at in yet another attempt to maintain content for this blog and my other blagh whenever bloggers block possible. And the weather held up on this day at an outdoor event in yet another attempt to vend those DecorForU #blacklivesmatter, #notmypresident, #occupywallstreet, #berniesanders, #nopolicestate, #yoga, #bushwick and #brooklyn necklaces, magnets, key chains and pins for $2 each at the 7th Annual Bushwick Collective Block Party where unfortunately INaty By Nature and kozmic colors were kicked out with violence by The Bushwick Collective and we wound up vending and sharing our art on the corner at Bushwick Wyckoff Art Crawl Spring '18 instead. And those facebook event invites for these street art festivals read something like:

FREE COMMUNITY EVENT - 

http://TheBushwickCollective.EventBrite.com

Thanks to Nooklyn Perrier Modelo Especial USA Wyckoff Heights Medical Center

LIVE STREET ART LIVE MUSIC FREE FACE PAINTING BEER GARDEN DJs B-BOY DANCERS MERCHANT VENDORS FOOD TRUCKS GIVEAWAYS BROOKLYN BRUSH OPEN STUDIOS FREE PRODUCT SAMPLING FREE HAIRCUTS


and

Continuing the Bushwick Open Studios tradition of the first weekend in June, 
artists populate the streets,
on Wyckoff Ave between Starr Street and Flushing Ave!!
Surrounded by art studios, Wyckoff Ave is a central public platform.

Live art, Visual art, street art, performances, body art, music, installations, activism and so much fun!
Artists to sign up send an email to Uta.


And again, every picture tells a story, I think, as in those photos and videos that find themselves posted above. Have a great Bushwick Block Party, Bushwick Art Crawl day and more.