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Holiday Savings

Tis the season to be jolly, fa la la la la, la la la la. And so it’s that holiday season joyous time of year again. That time of year when one shops, shops and more shops to find those holiday gifts for family and friends alike. And Kmart is having a holiday sale. You know Kmart, that department store that’s been around for decades and decades where one can find great bargains for just about everything. You can find great online discounts at their store through November 26th. And from what the calendar says, that’s only a few days away to find those great discount savings. And if you can find the hidden ornaments throughout the Kmart website every week until Christmas, you can get extra savings on their already great low prices with a secret coupon code. So, attention Kmart shoppers, you can find Women’s Kimono Wrap Sweater Extra 10% off online only when you search ID# 70198911, and also a 1/4ct Diamond 5 Stone Journey Pendant and Earrings Set in 10K Yellow Gold with an Extra 10% off online only when you search ID# 89270115. And through December, Kmart is also offering an additional 10%, online only, on womens plus sleepwear, womens attention brand,girls tops, all juniors, boys tops, mens shirts and bottoms,big mens shirts and bottoms and infant and toddler bedding. These sale prices are shown in the cart and not on the product page. With Kmart, they can be your savings place.
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A Letter From Santa

It’s almost Christmastime. Looking for a letter from Santa? Well you can find Letters From Santa at LettersFromSanta.com. They will let you send a personalized Letter From Santa mailed from the North Pole to your child from no one other than Santa Claus himself. And how exciting is that. They have a list of recommended Letters From Santa Providers and can also help you get a phone call from Santa himself among many other great extras. Happy Holidays.

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Honor The Veterans Again?

And Veterans Day must be approaching again sometime soon in the next few days. I know because this Veterans Day Sale ad in this newspaper I have here besides me and a lot of other advertisements says so. And I remember blahging about this holiday last year on this blog. So much that I can almost just post that same blog post again:

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 letters “Riot” and “Traitor” 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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Witches Evening


Hey Bloggers, it’s finally zombie day today is here. Boo! Horror, horror, abracadabra, trick or treat, the ghosts have come to town and the dead have risen, maybe, the pagans are out, the witches are here, the devils are here, the jack o lanterns are here, curses could abound. Ghouls, crows, vultures, black cats, spiders, goblins, zombies, mummies, skeletons, and demons are around. It’s ritual celebration of something time. And that’s such a cool photo of that devil and his pentacle above that I thought to post it in this entry for Halloween, All Hallows Eve, All Hallows Day, Day of the Dead, All Saints Eve, Night of the Witches or whatever you may want to call this what could be the coolest day of the year when everyone could be free to be who they want to be, maybe. If only every day could be Halloween. And that nonsense nyc event list, that list that is all events in New York City all the time sent out yet another event mail list for this week. And there are so many parties listed on this day for Halloween events that I thought to just repost them All.:

XXXXX HALLOWEEN XXXXX

The Celestial Quest of Dr. Dodge: The Rescue of Mira Placidus

Being the story of the intrepid Dr. Fortescue Dodge III and his quest to rescue his beloved, the brilliant Mira Placidus, from the clutches of mysterious and powerful Beings from beyond the heavens, utilizing the marvelous Uranian Pansynchronmetron, which allows control over the very fabric of Reality itself.

See equations dance — feel the heavens opened — hear the whisper of eternity — discover hints of our destiny

A live and original storytelling event with dramatic sounds and eerie sights, told beneath the star-filled shroud of the planetarium sky.

Andrus Planetarium at the Hudson River Museum
511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers
A five-minute walk from the Glenwood station on Metro-North’s Hudson Line
7-7:45p; $free
914 963 4550 x 223
planetarium[at]hrm.org

***** Also on HALLOWEEN *****

The Promised Land

A 24-Hour adventure of myth and mischief and masquerade. A three-part event that will unfold over an epic 24-hours, beginning with a renegade street parade, climaxing in a classic all-night warehouse festival, and winding out with an extended after-party in a cozy Brooklyn loft.

Part 1: The Pilgrimage. A street party. A train party. A renegade parade. Experience a liberated waterfront and sincere moments of awe. Expect a spark of fire, gifts of liquor, stilt-walking goddesses, South American drum orchestras, inspired costumes, hints of nudity, and kisses from strangers escaping from the shadows of Manhattan to the warehouse of the Promised Land. Bring: One white candle, a metro-card, and a healthy disregard for decency. Price: absolutely free.

Part 2: The Promised Land

A classic deep-Brooklyn party in a massive 112-year-old warehouse of towering steal and brick. Featuring: dance beats by djs Kimyon, Justin Carter, the Twilite Tone, Zemi 17, Wolf + Lamb, and live music from hip-hop pioneer Melle Mel, the Dolemites, and the 20-piece Candombe Carnival Drum Troop.

Plus fire and circus stunts by the Lady Circus, Hydrogen Jukebox, Sandhi Ferreira and Vatra, and the flying art contraption (yes, you will fly) by Ryan, Iris and Mike Ross of the Madagascar Institute, live love to Vote mural by ClarkClark, and massive video projections by Sebastian Patane Masuelli.

Part 1: 13th Street and 10th Avenue, Manhattan
9:30p sharp; $free

Part 2215 Ingraham Street, Brooklyn
L train to Jefferson street
11p-sunrise; $20
21 and over only
thedanger.com

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Rubulad Presents Phantasm vs. Ectoplasm

Eight Years of Horror: A Halloween Costume Ball. Scary live music by the New York Howl, Golem, and Shilpa Ray. Dismal DJs: $mall ¢hange, Gerald McBoing Boing, John Kirby, DJ Soul Pusher, Shred, and Mr. Fine Wine. In the creepy cabaret room: Ambergris, Jessica Delfino, Cathy Cathodic. In the spooky Starlight Lounge G. Scopitronic Non-Stop Monster Movie Fest.

Pus: Jalopy Ornithopter, light circus, gothic garden, floating corpses and glow in the dark bullshit by Pierre Pressure, and silkscreams by Thunder Babies. This is a costume party. Wear a costume.

You can help us continue to have a Rubulad in this space by being quiet coming and going, staying inside the space during the event and not pissing all over the sidewalk as soon as you get around the corner – which, incidentally, does attract the police and they will write you a summons. The less our neighbors have to complain about, the more fun we can have.

Rubulad Home Base
338 Flushing Avenue, between Classon and Taaffee, Brooklyn
B61 to Flushing Avenue, G train to Classon station
10p doors, 11p show; $10 before 11, in costume, or way late, $15 otherwise

***** Also on HALLOWEEN *****

From Free NYC:

Holla-Ween II

Crooked Disco celebrate the one-year anniversary tonight with Holla-Ween II. Featuring live performances by Baltimore’s Claire Hux and NYC’s own Koko Dozo, along with DJ sets from Philadelphia’s DJ Sega (Mad Decent), Seattle’s Tigerbeat, and resident DJ Morsy and DJ Kestar (collectively, The Crooked Disco DJs). There’s an open bar to kick things off from 10-11 plus free candy and a $100 costume contest.

In General: Crooked Disco is a monthly party at Public Assembly in Brooklyn built by DJ Morsy (Nanachill), DJ Kestar, and FreeNYC. The goal is to create a diverse, one-room celebration of the many sounds of dance music. On any one night, you’re likely to hear live and DJ sets of disco, electro, uptempo hip hop, breakbeat, Baltmore Club, and even good old New York House. Each night is varied and unique as we aim to celebrate a love for all forms of dance music rather than one specific genre.

Public Assembly
70 North 6th Street, between Berry and Wythe, Williamsburg
10p-4a; $5 with RSVP
crooked-disco.com

***** Also on HALLOWEEN *****

Dances of Vice Halloween Murder Mystery Party

Prepare for an evening of mystery and glamour at The Montauk Club Halloween Murder Mystery Party, featuring live music by This Ambitious Orchestra (20-person dark cabaret orchestra), sensational jazz trio Stumblebum Brass Band, 1920s tap-dancing sensations the Minsky Sisters, and dance music all night that will thrill saints and sinners alike.

There will be an actual murder mystery game afoot at the event, so do come dressed to kill!

The Montauk Club
25 Eighth Ave, cross Lincoln, Brooklyn
8p-1a; $13 with flyer or mention nonsensenyc, $15 regular admission
All ages
dancesofvice.com

NOTE: These people dress better than Halloween all year long.

***** Also on HALLOWEEN *****

The Bushwick Starr presents:

Hellmouth

The annual Bushwick Starr Halloween benefit party. A fiendish evening of demons, nightmares, and absolute hell. Dark and devious acts featuring the Bushwick Starr Party Cover Band, Columbia, Rachel Ersoff’s Fire Dancers, RMK’s Zombie Hip-Hop Crew, surprise macabre vaudevillian performances. You must come dressed as a demon. You must.

Bushwick Starr
108 Starr Street, Brooklyn
9p; $free
starrspace.net/index.html

***** Also on HALLOWEEN *****

Don’t Go In the Barn Art Show

Halloween and taxidermy go together like dingle and berry. We’re just getting started. This is an art show by Nate Hill, so there will be raw dead animals galore sewn together to make life-size people. Yes, there is a purpose. Tonight, in a very rare show, you can see A.D.A.M. and E.V.E. for yourself, two life-size humans meticulously sewn together from animal parts. Plus, music and free beer/BYOB. We’ll keep the ventilation going all night.

Silent Barn
915 Wyckoff Avenue, at Hancock, Brooklyn
L train to Halsey station, M train to Myrtle-Wycoff station
7p-midnight; $free
stoproadkill.org/eveproject.html

NOTE: Where the kids at.

***** Also on HALLOWEEN *****

Screen Test

Back by popular demand, Screen Test, the devastatingly beautiful collision of video installation and rock show, conceived and directed by Rob Roth with the band Theo and the Skyscrapers, will be bringing its production back to NYC just in time for Halloween with a special run. Conceived and directed by Rob Roth and starring Theo Kogan and her band Theo and the Skyscrapers, Screen Test seamlessly blends haunting hallucinatory imagery, modern paranoia, and the gritty sensibility of the NYC underground rock scene to explore what is real and artificial, the role fantasy plays in survival, and how the political and media landscapes of fear affect our current mindset. Featuring modern butoh choreography by Vangeline, Screen Test merges dance, music, cinema and performance into a truly unique and haunting theater experience.

Abrons Art Center
466 Grand Street, at Pitt Street, Manhattan
7:30p, 10p; $25, discount word ATOMIC for $15 tonight
Continues through SUNDAY
212 352 3101
myspace.com/thescreentest

NOTE: Solidly weird and visually striking.

***** Also on HALLOWEEN *****

Gemini and Scorpio, GlobeSonic Entertainment, Sub Swara, and RainDanceNYC present:

Voodoo Culture Clash

A night of witchy devilry for globetrotting vagabonds. Ecstatic drums, performance, and dancing on the pier and in two glorious wood and mirror circus tents — the season closing party of Spiegelworld.

Outdoor: Thunderous carnaval drums, samba dancers and capoeira performances by Samba Nation. Exhilarating New Orleans jazz and funk by the Sugartone Brass Band.

Ancestral Tent: GlobeSonic Sound System’s Fabian Alsultany and Derek Beres burn up the dance floor with an electrorganic globalbeat melting pot of Arabian beats, Afro-Latino grooves, Jamaican house, and beyond. Parashakti and the Gatekeepers invoke the Magic of the Ancestors. Awesome aerial acts fly high under the big top.

Futur-JuJu Tent: Sub Swara brings the genre-bending bass weight injected with live turntablism and tabla. Bellydance by Alchemy Dance Theater.

Best Costume contest at 3a, with prizes including over $100 in gift certificates from Roy Teeluck Salon and Jena Wellness and others.

Spiegelworld, Pier 17 at South Street Seaport
Fulton and South Street, Manhattan
midnight-6a; $15 in advance or with RSVP / $20 door / $20 penalty for not wearing a costume
21 and over
geminiandscorpio.com/events.html

***** Also on HALLOWEEN *****

Halloween Critical Mass

Critical Mass, an international event held in more than 325 cities on six continents, occurs on the last Friday of every month when bicyclists spontaneously come together to ride the ordinarily car-clogged streets of their cities. Critical Mass focuses on the rights of bicyclists and the rights of pedestrians on their own streets. It also brings attention to the deteriorating quality of life — starting with the toxic levels of air and noise pollution — that cars create for cities. Critical Mass’s aim is to make people take notice of cyclists as road users. Although some obstruction of normal traffic occurs, we are only seeking to raise the profile of cycling, and put cycling and transport issues on the agenda so that they will not be ignored.

This is usually a costume ride. Followed by a Halloween party ride at 8:40p on the Brooklyn side of the Williamsburg Bridge Bike Path.

Union Square, North Side
17th Street and Broadway, Manhattan
7p; $free
times-up.org

***** Also on HALLOWEEN *****

Time’s up! Annual Halloween party

Three floors of party, two for dancing and music, smoothie bar, radical literature, valet bike parking and more. Featuring dance-til-you-drop performers and sounds with the Rude Mechanical Orchestra, R-Tronika, and DJ Suggested D with In Our Hearts. Free food provided by the Time’s Up! Diving Team.

Surreal Estate
15 Thames Street, between Bogart and Morgan avenues, Brooklyn
9p; sliding scale starting at $9.99

***** Also on HALLOWEEN *****

Halloween Parade 2007

The annual event, with hundreds of artists, 53 bands of different types of music, dancers and artists, and thousands of other New Yorkers in costumes of their own creation.

6th Avenue, between Spring and 23rd Street, Manhattan
7p; $free
halloween-nyc.com/index.html

***** Also on HALLOWEEN *****

Todd P / Panache Big Halloween Bash

With Matt and Kim, DMBQ, Ponytail, Aids Wolf, the Homosexuals, Child Abuse, Fiasco, and Screens.

Danbro Studios Warehouse at the Goldenrod Brewery is a gorgeous, mid-1800s vintage, raw warehouse space in the East Williamsburg Industrial Park. Shows happen in an ancient, dramatic vaulted room that used to house stores of grain for the building’s original incarnation: the Goldenrod Brewery, a once famous Brooklyn brewery that folded after the 1930s due to Prohibition. Just look for the landmark smokestack that reads “VD 1858” – the bands play next to the base of that stack. Danbro Studios is a multi-use creative facility offering studio space to artists and musicians. Rehearsal spaces for $3 per square foot.

Danbro Studios Warehouse
268 Meserole Street, at Bushwick Place, Brooklyn
L train to Montrose station
8p; $12-$15 sliding scale
All ages
danbrostudios.com

***** Also on HALLOWEEN *****

Horse Trade Theater Group presents:

The Pumpkin Pie Show Halloween Spectacular

Horse Trade Theater Group and the Pumpkin Pie Show present their Halloween Show Spectacular. The itinerary for this extra special evening will include a special performance of the Pumpkin Pie Show featuring unique one-night-only stories and special guest performer Rebecca Ringafelter. At the 10p show the Pumpkin Pie Show’s Hanna Cheek and her rock band Bambi will perform followed by a pumpkin carving party (free pumpkins for the audience), a costume contest (costumes are strongly encouraged), and free beer (until 10p). At midnight join us for the Frigid Lottery drawing and a special Halloween edition of Penny’s Open Mic.

Celebrating ten years of performances, the Pumpkin Pie Show has established itself has an all-points artistic hodgepodge of theatre and literature — picking and choosing the essentials of each genre and channeling their rocking properties into an entertaining and truly original experience. Part monologue, part boxing match, the Pumpkin Pie Show is a rigorous storytelling session packed with enough intensity to feel like a rock concert rather than a bedtime tale. Filled with tales of the bizarre, dark, and perverted, the pumpkin pie show is bedtime stories for adults. Every story is chosen at random each night, so each show is guaranteed to be completely different from the last.

Under St. Marks
94 St. Marks, Manhattan
8p-1a; $25
horseTRADE.info

***** Also on HALLOWEEN *****

Full Service Raev of the Dead

Straight from the basements of south Williamsburg and the lofts of Bushwick, Full Service bring their expertly crafted mix of eclectic party jams and immersive party visuals to Glasslands. The best and brightest in new underground DJ and VJ talent cover sexy disco, aggressive bass, and cavernous techno. Fresh on the heels of an epic Emergency Bailout Party at Love, Full Service is returning to Brooklyn with more filth, debauchery, and spooky bass to bring the grit back to the Bedford stop. Featuring Tackleberry, Mike McGill, Wreck Tech, and Mor/dan on the decks, Milk Of Paradise and Starhammer on the projectors, with host Jack Inslee. Costumes and dancing required, smoke, blood, bass, and glowsticks provided. Also featuring confetti cannons and local Brooklyn art. Going all night long.

Glasslands
289 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn
10p; $5 at the door, full-sensory costumed dance party
milkofparadise.com/raevofthedead.html

***** Also on HALLOWEEN *****

art.les.nyc presents:

Hallowseen II

From pimps to pirates, flappers to floozies, experience Hallowseen II at your favorite local outdoor art studio, which we all know was made for this holiday.

New for Hallowseen II, founding artist Aaron Thompson presents Dr. Frankenstein’s Laboratory, his horrifically terrifying finale piece for the 2008 season. Hosted by Good Witch Dani Ellision, art.les.nyc studios is also proud to introduce young fashion designer Nikki Williams with her Halloween debut of Cheeky Bourbon, a shockingly sexy lingerie line. Rock the rest of the night away with tall, dark, and fearsome DJ Pond Scum and his metal madness.

Hallowseen II will close out the studio’s 2008 season. Your first homemade Grog-n-Scrod Sangria of the night will be on us. Receive a ticket at the door with your donation. Join us for a night in the Lower East Side more terrifying than the current economic crisis. Enjoy our Recession Proof prices at the Tiki Bar, and sip on our own Grog-n-Scrod Sangria, Hot Cider, and an assortment of beer for only a $3.

art.les.nyc studios is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non profit arts service organization. Our mission is to build an educational bridge between New York contemporary artists and the children of the Lower East Side.

202 Rivington Street, between Ridge and Pitt streets, Manhattan
8p; $5 with costume, $10 without
cheekybourbonintimates.com

XXXXX DAY OF THE DEAD XXXXX

Day of the Dead in Gringolandia

Shake out the devil and honor All Soul’s in New York’s only silver saloon. Pass through the saloon facade and enter spaceship. Mickey Western’s Gringolandia comes alive to celebrate the annual Mexican ceremony, with performances by Day of the Dead-inspired band Lone Vein, the hypnotic rural sounds of Fall Harbor, the gypsy rhythms of the Dolomites, Mexico City-based DJ HaHaHa, and house band Mickey Western. Midnight Latin Mass delivered by Mr. Wells. Cheap silver tequila and Mexican beer bar, with homebrewed meade, ponche (hot Mexican cider), pan de muerta, Mexican chocolates, traditional foods. The ceremony must be silver.

Honey Space
146 11th Avenue, between 21st and 22nd, Manhattan
7:30p doors, 9p performances, midnight mass, going late; $free
honey-space.com

***** Also on DAY OF THE DEAD *****

Hey, I’m Walkin’ Here!

A series of exploratory perambulations through the five boroughs. Or, less pretentiously: Get off your butt and come walk around the city with us.

Starting at the city’s quaintest bridge and concluding at its most enormous, this week’s walk will take us from the headwaters of the Gowanus Canal down to the Narrows, an 18-mile journey winding through Park Slope, Green-Wood Cemetery (whose deceased inhabitants well outnumber Staten Island’s living), Sunset Park, and Bay Ridge. We’ll also be ascending Brooklyn’s tallest peak, so make sure you dress appropriately for high altitudes.

Meeting point: Southeast corner of 2nd St and Smith St, Brooklyn
10a; $free
matt.burnsomedust[at]gmail.com
burnsomedust.com

***** Also on DAY OF THE DEAD *****

Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra and Gemini and Scorpio cordially invite you to the:

Halloween Masquerade Ball

The music: The Dreamland Septet will cut loose with a special, all hot-jazz program.

The mischief: A ghoulish menagerie, with magic, burlesque banshees, fire dancers, and special guests. Unmasked guests will be spanked.

Galapagos Art Space
16 Main Street, Brooklyn
9p; $10
21 and over
dreamlandorchestra.com

***** Also on DAY OF THE DEAD *****

Cannonball Press and Supreme Trading proudly present the 2008 version:

Prints Gone Wild 4

The fourth annual vernacular printacular mega-hairy Brooklyn affordable print fair. The original and only $50-and-under American print fair.

Long-time champions of the affordable art cause, Cannonball Press has brought together these great artists as part of New York Fine Art Print Week so that New York can have a chance to see first-hand the incredible resurgence in affordable fine art printing that is happening across the country.

An entertaining sideshow will take place during the fair, featuring traditional Mexican music from Grupo Diamante Norteno, deathgrass titans the Black Death All-stars, a print-o-centric fashion show, MC David Rees (of Get Your War On fame), a performance by the Amazing Hancock Brothers, and on-the-spot printing with Drive-By Press, which operates a mobile press out of the back of their van.

Featuring the Amazing Hancock Brothers McGregor, TX, Yeehaw Industries Knoxville, TN, Howling Print Studios Brooklyn, NY, Tugboat Press Pittsburgh, PA, Bikini Press Minneapolis, MN, Justseeds Brooklyn, NY, Sean Star Wars Laurel, MS, Kayrock Screenprinting Brooklyn, NY, Space 1026 Philadelphia, PA, Purgatory Pie Press New York, NY, Drive By Press Madison, WI, Isle of Printing Nashville, TN, Cannonball Press Brooklyn, NY.

Supreme Trading
213 North 8th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
6p-midnight; $free
Continues SUNDAY
718 599 4224
supremetradingny.com

***** Also on DAY OF THE DEAD *****

Finger on the Pulse and Palms Out Sounds present:

No Big Deal No. 2

Dance party, design showcase, remix collective. Featuring Grum, Leif, Snakes Say Hisss, Boody B, Bradley D and Vdrk, and DJ Never Forget and Terry Diabolik. Love Brigade will doing live silk screening of limited edition no big deal scarves and bags to celebrate its re-opening.

Death By Audio
49 South 2nd Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
10p-4a; $5 door

***** Also on DAY OF THE DEAD *****

Borderline Burlesque: Midnight Madonna Madness

Anita Cookie, Clams Casino and Neil O’Fortune present Borderline Burlesque, the first ever all-star, all-Madonna burlesque blowout. To celebrate the music of a star this huge, we’ve pulled out all the stops. Starring Creamy Stevens, Delirium Tremens, Dirty Martini, Little Brooklyn, Ruby Valentine and Trixie Little and the Evil Hate Monkey, plus go-go boy Kipps Ahoy, go-go girl La Maia, audience giveaways, live music, striptease, and trapeze. An amazing show for an amazing price at the coolest theater in the city.

The Zipper Factory Theater
336 West 37th Street, between 8th and 9th avenues, Manhattan
Midnight; $15
thezipperfactory.com

Happy Halloween.

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Theater For The New City


And Theater For The New City is having their annual Village Halloween Costume Ball again this year. And I know because the Village Voice and the flyers they have in their window says so. And isn’t that that theater in that city of New York that started that Village Halloween Parade. And that Theater For The New City Village Halloween Costume Ball is one of those fun events that is great to play dress up for Halloween. And there is Cabaret all evening, hot food and entertainment, celebrity judges for their costume ball, stilt dancers, jugglers, burlesque, vaudeville, Crystal Field’s “The Red And Black Masque”, astrology and numerology, I-Ching, astral portraits, artists, sculptors, designers, and a whole lot more on this all hallows eve day and night. And abracadabra, their flyer says that some of this years performance artists will include: Penny Arcade, Judith Malina, Miguel Maldonado, Bina Sharif, Epstein and Hassan, Steve Ben Israel, Zeroboy, Rolondo Politi, Adriano Moraes, Loren Dunn, Jonathan Weber, Stan Rifken, Eve Packer, Judy Sky, Hot Lavender Swing Band, The Great Paprika Band, Joe Bendik, The Psychics and many many more. And this event spooky rocks. Happy impending zombie day of the dead grim reaper witchcraft day.
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A Halloween Bike Ride


And this day seems to be Sunday according to that Gregorian calendar. That day of rest, the Lords day, the day of God, or is that Saturday, the sabbath? And yet I still find myself blah blogging away on this computer for some reason. Abracadabra! And I picked up this flyer the other day at some store in that City of New York, that’s all neon orange and black, the colors of Halloween I guess. And this flyer reads something like: Times Up. “Halloween Party Bike Ride”. Wear a costume, Williamsburg Bridge, Brooklyn Side, meet at 8:30, Friday, October 31. Halloween After Party at the Surreal Estate, 15 Thames St. near the Morgan L stop in Brooklyn. Put on your scariest costume and let’s ride and party. 7:00pm Halloween Critical Mass, Friday Oct 31st, Union Square Park North, Manhattan. 8:45 Brooklyn’s First Halloween Bike Ride Friday, October 31st. Meet at the Brooklyn side of the Williamsburg Bridge bike path. Time’s Up! Huge Halloween Party. Friday, October 31st, Surreal Estate, Party starts at 8:30pm til late. Admission $9.99 and Up. 3 floors of party, two for dancing and music, smoothie bar, radical literature, valet bike parking and more. Featuring dance till you drop performers and sounds with Rude Mechanical Orchestra, R-Tronika and DJ Suggested D with In Our Hearts and Time’s Up! Free food provided by the Time’s Up! Diving Team. And I assume this means dumpster diving…
Happy impending All Saints Souls Hollows Eve Day of the Dead Day.
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A Holy Day

And today on this day is that Yom Kippur holy holiday of the Jewish calendar. I now because a friend told me so. And when I take a look at that Gregorian calendar that is sitting here, it says so too that sure enough October 9 has the words Yom Kippur written on it. And I am not exactly sure what this holiday is all about but I think it has something to do with Rosh Hashanah another one of those holy Jewish holidays that was I think last week and being a Jewish day of atonement and fasting and meditating at sundown for sin. And that is some sort of will indeed to fast before sundown. Repent, Repent for the kingdom is at hand and all have come short of the glory of God, or something like that. And these could be holy days indeed. And though I am not sure what more words to say about this holiday, I can only say Happy Yom Kippur and Happy Jewish New Year of the Jewish calendar year, though I did not even know that there was a Jewish calendar.

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Halloween Time

Hey bloggers, okay, it’s barely almost that Halloween time of year again yet, as that day of the dead coming to life is still a few weeks away and already those parties, events and invites are starting to roll in. And that day can be the coolest day and night of year sometimes for some reason, as everyone can be who they really want to be, maybe. And this following event is a cool one for the Metropolis Apocalypse as follows:

Metropolis Apocalypse – L.E.S. Riot Era: Artists 1988-2008 will be held from October 9-October 31, Hallowe’en Night 2008 at Supreme Trading in Williamsburg Brooklyn.

Twenty years after the Tompkins Square Park Riots, which opened the eyes of the world to the class struggle taking place on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, the public mind has somehow lost its sense of history. Where artists formerly reigned whose work literally assaulted the senses, New York has increasingly catered to the rich, and its artistic landscape has fallen prey to a culture of convention.

METROPOLIS APOCALYPSE (L. E. S. Riot Era Artists 1988-2008), in commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Tompkins Square Park Riots, reflects the continuing struggle against gentrification spearheaded by a generation of artists and musicians on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, where today, many of the things Riot artists warned of have come to pass.

Metropolis Apocalypse is an ongoing series of shows, culminated by a night of multimedia and musical performances dedicated to Artstar and punk luminary Jackie Breyer P-Orridge, presented by Genesis P-Orridge of Psychic TV.

In the spirit of Squat Or Rot and the Beer Olympics, showcases held throughout this three week long event will span a generation of music as cutting edge.In assembling artists for this show, Johnny V called upon a generation of experience as both artist and curator, musician and promoter.

Artists included are: Ron English, Genisis P-Orridge (of Psychic TV), Kevin FA-Q, Renna Zimmer, Thom Corn, Dianne Bowen, Morrie Cramer, Tony Wells, Clayton Patterson, Michael Roman, Linus Coraggio, Toyo Tsuchiya (Rivington School), Shalom Neuman, Bob Barry, John John Jesse (Nausea), Lauren Utter,Victor Dominicis, Bob Griffith, AaRON Thompson (les nyc art), James Romberger, Margeuritte Van Cook, Crosby Romberger, Peter Missing, Rupi Wegener, Agni Zotis, PondScum (Marvel Comics), Victor Poison Tete (Rat At Rat R), Paulo Pelosini, Leah Tinari, Greg Blaylock, Chris Herbeck, Robert Fredrich, Chris Coffey, Paula Rossi, Ed Reicker (Fester), Glenn Cherney, Ned Lindsay, Dennis YI, AaRon Sinift, Mac MaGill, FLY, Seth Tobacman ,Stephen Blickenstaff, Dr. Zian Saxon, Lawrence Van Abbema, Pat Attak, Tim McVicker, Shawn McVicker, Chris Caggiano (Iconicide), JohnnyV, Tony Wells, John Nikolai, Jason Ryan, Aurora Nocturnal, Pat Moreta, Catlin Fennelly, Cheryl Smith, John Czop (Marvel Comics), Brett Kahler, Jeniferocity, M. Apparition, Paul Garrin, Julian (Snake Thrower), Jason Mitchell, Brian Trash, Eric AnderER, Rob Erhler, Rupert Picott, Stephen Ritterspoon, Elena DeRosa, Mo Browne, Lori Lamson, Martha Mcdonald, Tony Santana, Amy Toxic, Loren Marks, Surreal Hazard, Plus more special guests to be announced.

METROPOLIS APOCALYPSE MUSIC SCHEDULE:

DAVID HUBERMAN, VICTOR POISON TETE, MAC McGILL, FLY, JENNIFER BLOWDRYER, PROFESSOR LOUIE, CROSBY ROMBERGER, PETER MISSING, DAVID PEEL, GENESIS BREYER P-ORRIDGE and more.

Happy impending All Hallows Eve.
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The Day of Bastille

And I think I could be finding myself encountering that blah blog bloggers block again as I find myself running out of things to blah blog about again, as it seems as if it has been a while since I blahgged on this blog, maybe. And that question comes to mind again, to blog or not to blog, that is the question. And how do those other bloggers out there in bloggerland find things to write about. And what’s the purpose of having a blog again? Is it to rant and rave or write ones diary online or to ramble thoughts to the web. And what does that word blog mean anyway. And what if I am unable to blah blog on this blog all the time, could I hire a thousand other bloggers to help me maintain and blog on this blog. Maybe I should consider posting one of those ‘Bloggers wanted’ ads online for this blog, maybe. And in other thoughts, it’s another holiday coming up again soon, or some sort of unofficial non state mandated day to be observed called Bastille Day. And I blogged about that holiday before last year, as this blog seems as if it wants to repeat itself sometimes with the same holiday, different year, and I thought to repost that posting because hey, it’s less writing sometimes:

No one is free while others are oppressed. Did you know that July 14th is Bastille Day? Maybe you do. If you do not know it already, Bastille Day is a national French holiday whose anniversary is celebrated each year with festivities commemorating the storming of the Bastille prison in Paris, France in 1789 which marked the beginning of the French Revolution. This prison symbolizes freedom for all. There will be lots of Bastille day events and parties, food and fun here in America also. And if the thought does not scare you, break the silence and remember the psychiatric prisoners. Psychiatry Kills. Mad Pride celebrates the human rights of people considered different by our society. It may be celebrated anytime but is most often observed in the month of July, usually on or around July 14, Bastille Day. 2007 marks the 26th anniversary of psychiatric survivors using Bastille Day to celebrate Mad Pride. The tradition of using Bastille Day as Mad Pride Day was started in New York by the Mental Patients Liberation Alliance and has since spread around the world. When the Bastille was stormed, two prisoners with psychiatric labels being detained there for that reason were freed. Mad Pride celebrations have grown directly out of an historic but little known international social change movement led by psychiatric survivors and mental health consumers that began in about 1970. MindFreedom International is one of the groups in this movement. The name Mad Pride got its start in London when activists there saw a Gay Pride event and got madly inspired. Mad Pride is not only for psychiatric survivors, it is open to all, whether or not you have been labeled by the psychiatric, psych-cia-trick system. Mad Pride is really about Human Pride. Do not allow our very humanity to be done in by a corporate mental health (death) system that has gone out of control. Stigmatize yourself with pride, celebrate mad pride. To find out more about Mad Pride events in your area visit Mind Freedom. And what does this have to do with a No Police State? Happy Bastille Day.
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The 4th of July

And here on this day is another one of those holidays that seem to repeat itself each year as if to say same holiday, different year, so much that I find myself reposting those holiday blog entries again, as this blog seems as if it wants to repeat itself sometimes over the days, months, years, centuries and infinity, maybe:
It’s July 4th again. Another one of those national American patriotic holidays that is celebrated and observed only in America and nowhere else in the world. And what does the word “Patriotic” mean? That could be a whole another post. It’s that time of year again when the image of the American flag is worshiped and honored for whatever the reason may be and more patriotic songs are sung and more pledging of allegiance to the flags are pledged. Didn’t the flag waving just end last month with memorial day, the other ultimate patriotic American holiday? And what is being celebrated this time? I can’t remember the meaning of July fourth. Doesn’t it have something to do with freedom or the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia? I am not sure if anyone is free when others are oppressed and civil liberties are disappearing at the speed of light in the name of “Security and terrorism” and now, the latest trend “Plots”. Although the fireworks for this day can be really cool to look at and the rooftop parties can be fun. Again, I should consult Wikipedia, the ultimate internet bible to understand the meaning of this holiday. Happy July 4th, great travels, fireworks, barbecues, beachgoing and picnics.
And this one also…..
Today is July 4th. The fourth of July. It’s a day when there will be lots of events, celebrations, parties, barbeque’s and outdoor activities going on. Have you ever thought about the amount of plastic that will be disposed of today in all of this activity? Have you taken time to think of where that plastic cup or bag goes when you throw it in the garbage. As most of the parties today will most likely not be contributing to the recycling program. There are countries in Europe that impose a plastic bag tax, PlasTax of .5 cents for every plastic bag you receive to discourage the frivolous use of plastic. Ireland has reduced their consumption of plastic bags by 90 percent as a result. As New York City is contemplating a plastic ban, the plastic pimper corporations are not. America is drowning in plastic. As I have mentioned before, the evils of plastic are many. It is a non biodegradable object fueling the petroleum oil industry. The health hazards of plastic are many. Greenhouse gas emissions have run amok. Drains are being clogged and drain flooding is increasing. The birds of the earth are dying and choking from it and people are suffocating from it. For what reason is not a more natural material and product being created to replace plastic? If you are at a party today, consider the environment. Consider reusing your cup or your bag today. Go Green. And what does this have to do with a No Police State? Happy July 4th.

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