Uncategorized

A Tompkins Square Halloween Concert

tsp5

tsp4

tsp3

photo by Skwert Gunn

Picture 4201

Picture 4203

Picture 4205

Picture 4208

Picture 4209

Picture 4211

Picture 4212

Picture 4214

Picture 4217

Picture 4218

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.

 

 

Standard
Uncategorized

When Will Kali Yuga End

kali

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?
Standard
Uncategorized

The World Is On Fire

earth

climate11

climate10

climate7

climate3

climate4

climate12

climate2

climate9

climate8

climate14

climate13

climate16

climate17

climate

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?

 

Standard
Uncategorized

Occupy The Statue Of Liberty

36677035_1807887712624268_8309887017605398528_n

DhSh42QUYAEnSOF

36656596_10156629310859365_6476990620022865920_n

180705-statue-of-liberty-protest-feature-image

DhTQs40WAAYRt0K

DhSk0gBW0AMG7vR

erik2

36652572_1884414701604449_1224012799722651648_n

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?

 

Standard
Uncategorized

A Vegan Food Fest Fundraiser Party

vegan2

vegan

Picture 3828

Picture 3837

Picture 3844

Picture 3856

Picture 3831

Picture 3836

Picture 3832

Picture 3845

Picture 3846

Picture 3849

Picture 3850

Picture 3851

Picture 3852

Picture 3854

Picture 3830

Picture 3834

Picture 3840

Picture 3842

Picture 3858

Picture

And being that I have found myself blogging about events, events and more events on this blog lately, I guess I’ll post yet another event on this blog that I found myself attempting to vend those DecorForU #blacklivesmatter, #notmypresident, #occupywallstreet, #berniesanders, #nopolicestate, #yoga, #brooklyn, #bushwick & #iloveny necklaces, magnets, key chains and pins at for $2 each this past weekend and attempting to post this blagh post solely for the purpose of posting those photos and video from that event that find themselves posted above. And that event was a Vegan Food Fest Fundraiser Party! that Stacie Vegan-Peirce helped put together at Mayday Space, this really cool all things revolution and beyond space in Bushwick, Brooklyn to be found in that state of New York.  And if I must blogger say, there was plant based food, food and more food to be found at this event that I found myself sharing a table with Qusic – Wildlife Music and his dj music at.  And what more can I say about this all things vegan and beyond event that this Vegan Food Fest Fundraiser Party! facebook event invite does not already say.  And that Vegan Food Fest Fundraiser Party! facebook event invite reads like:

Have you wondered why so many sports stars and celebrities are making the shift to plant-based nutrition?

Ricky Williams – Jahil Okafor – Adrian Foster – Mike Tyson – Erik Horne – Kyle Irving – Venus & Serena Williams – Ellen DeGeneres – Jermaine Dupri – Chaka Khan – Alicia Silverstone – Russell Simmons – Erykah Badu – Rza

Are you aware that heart disease/obesity/diabetes can all be prevented, and even reversed, with a plant-based diet?

Are you prepared to get pro-active about your health and begin to thrive through plant-based living?

Come join us on Sunday, May 6th, from 12:30-4:30pm, for a fun, educational and inspiring event that will take you to another level of self-improvement – the next level – to improve your health and overall wellness! Let us show you that diets and self-restriction don’t work, but that lifestyle changes can and do.

Whole Food Plant-Based Coach Marc Wood and Health & Wellness Coach/ISSA Certified Personal Trainer Jamie Robinson will share the importance of whole foods on our mind, body and spirit.

They are living proof that opening your heart to a compassionate, mindful life (before choosing to open it to a surgeon’s knife) can make all the difference – for everyone, including me … and including YOU!

What is VFFF?

A (Plant-Powered) Vegan Food Fest Fundraiser!

You’re in for a deliciously fun educational experience featuring vegan athlete Marc Wood and a host of other plant-based enthusiasts! You’ll sample specialties from NYC’s finest restaurateurs, chocolatiers, pastry chefs, home cooks, and shops. There’ll be face painting, plant-based recipe demonstrations, live dj – dance music, a vegan cupcake contest, cruelty-free shopping (20+ vendors!), a raffle (BIG $ PRIZES) & silent auction! And.. all net proceeds go to Catskill Animal Sanctuary– so it’s a helluva good time for a helluva good cause!

Who is Marc S Wood and why do we love him?

Marc is a Sexy Scottish Success Story! He ‘s helping hundreds of humans improve their health (while simultaneously helping animals AND the environment) by demonstrating the endless benefits of a whole food plant-based diet. He sprints; he bikes; he swims – all to raise money for animals! He’s making compassion sexy.

Why Catskill Animal Sanctuary?

We are doing this all (ok, mostly) for Travis, the rooster – Winner of Stacie’s 2017 Cocktober Contest!

Travis is a celebrity chicken who has been warming the hearts of humans since he came from a Philadelphia school hatching project, back in 2013. He and his brothers are known for their dancing performance on Jasmine the pig’s belly, followed by a delicate grooming session.

Why come to VFFF?

Hell. Why not?! Why not spend a Sunday with Salty Stacie, Jovial Jessica, Transcendental Tracey, and a herd of inspiring folks?!? Enjoy complimentary fresh pizza from Screamer’s!, hot bread & vegan cakes courtesy of Bread Alone!, tasty homemade potluck dishes and vegan cupcakes [made by VFFF cupcake competitors]! (speaking of which, we need more vegan cupcake competitors….! why not throw your ‘chef hat’ in the ring!?)

…the line-up…

We kick off at 1230 with Pastry Chef “Emily Cakeboss” who will demonstrate how to make her favorite jack fruit “pulled pork” recipe, in the kitchen. Sampling to follow!

at 12:45pm, Certified Holistic Health Coach and Certified Plant Based Nutritionist Leah Negrin, along with Jaclyn Kiernan [Registered Dietitian Nutritionist], Rechelle Abalos [Holistic Health and Lifestyle Coach] & Lupe Colangelo [Holistic Health and Life Coach] demo a delicious no-bake cheesecake. They’ll also be bringing along cupcakes with essential oils baked into them! Demo of icing included!

at 1:10pm, Award winning Chef Rootsie will demonstrate how to make summer rolls w/peanut sauce. Yum!

at 1:30pm, Don Dilillo of SproutBox: Grow Your Own whill show us how we can grow our own sprouts at home!

at 1:45, Whole Food Plant-Based Coach Marc S Wood + Health & Wellness Coach / ISSA certified Personal Trainer Jamie Robinson will share with us the importance of whole foods for our mind, body and spirit. Q&A to follow.

at 245, VFFF will hold its first ever” VFFF Vegan Cupcake Contest”! Join us as Tere Fox (pastry chef, owner of Rockin’ Raw restaurant), our star Marc Wood, and pastry chef Emily Cakeboss judge the cakes and award a winner! Winner of the V cake contest gets first pick of the raffle pot of prizes!

at 3, Dr. (and comedian) Russ L’HommeDieu, DPT! …”I am a Doctor of physical therapy, vegan for 12 years, weight loss expert and co-founder of a vegan meal-kit company on Long Island. At 36 years old, I was over 400 pounds, and really sick. I lost over 200 pounds and literally cured myself with a whole-food plant-based diet. I am so excited to talk to you all about my journey from a state of disease to one of complete ease as well as my experiences as a vegan business owner. We will also answer some of these age-old questions like.. Why are there overweight vegans? Is there a difference between a vegan diet and eating a whole food plant-based diet? How do I talk about my food choices with my meat-eating friends? What is it like to start a vegan business?”

at 340, Stacie Vegan-Peirce will walk us through her heart warming experience at Catskill Animal Sanctuary.

at 4, The first ever VFFF Raffle Winners will be drawn + Silent Auction winners announced!

Big Raffle prizes from: peacefood cafeChickpea & OliveMarty’s V Burger,MooshoesLittle Choc ApothecaryThe Whole Food Plant Based Cooking ShowMNM natural productsLoving Hut WilliamsburgI Heart Keenwah,GUNAS New YorkVan Leeuwen Artisan Ice CreamPeaceful Provisionsdonuts ,Brittle and Beyond , ocka treats & Gristle Tattoo+Art Gallery !!

Silent Auction Items: A Gift Pack from Catskill Animals Sanctuary [books, tote bag, hat, mug, skull cap], Luxury Vegan Muffs by Jessica Pezzlo [House of Churchill], X-Ray Vision Reading by Goldy Handler, Chicken Art fromEllen Carranza & Shark art from Zofia Bogusz Art!

Special Guests

Whole Food Plant-Based Coach Marc S Wood

Health & Wellness Coach / ISSA certified Personal Trainer Jamie Robinson

Dr. Russ L’Hommedieu of Harvest Food Box

Tere Fox, Vegan ROCKIN’ RAW Chef (bearing treats!)

Jessica Pezzlo (House of Churchill)

Christopher Jaie of Save The Animals Rescue (STAR) Foundation & Long Island Vegan Extravaganza

Hadara Slok , Executive Vegan Chef & Owner of RAWCLATES (also bearing treats!)

Emily Cakeboss, Chef (French Culinary Institute)

Leah Negrin, Plant Based Nutritionist & Holistic Health Coach (also bearing treats and essential oils!)

Jaclyn Kiernan, Dietitian Nutritionist

Lupe Colangelo, Life Coach

Rechelle Abalos, Holistic Health and Lifestyle Coach, Certified Behavior Change Specialist

Ravi of IHEART KEENWAH (co-founder, bearing even more treats!)

Lilith Jones (long-time mural painter and illustrator who specializes in depicting animals and nature)

Lisa Clemett (artist, face painter)

Sweet Soul Bakery

Compassionate Cookery (in the kitchen)

Chef Rootsie (Caribbean style cuisine)

Sprout Box (grow your own)

V-Rolls (Bombay inspired wraps)

Culiraw (raw desserts)

Krystal of Gunas New York (carrying premium crafted vegan fashion)

GT’s Kombucha, CoCoYo and other Living Foods!

MNM Natural Products (specializing in skin conditions)

Green Brooklyn Brand, LLC

Beth Litt (Brittle & Beyond)

Christine’s Garden (Pure Pups Pet Care & Cruelty-Free Skin Care)

Leslie Viviana (Berrylicious Delights: Vegan Cheesecake)

Andrea Young (Sweet Vegan)

Vegans of Queens

DxE (Direct Action Everywhere)

Anonymous for the Voiceless

Coalition for Healthy School Food (will test how well you know your beans!!)

The Veggie Republic (veg bracelets)

ASPCA

Shannon Corley of Arbonne (100% VEGAN since the company started in Switzerland, 1975)

Carranzart (Chicken Art)

Jamie Diamond (animal prints and jewelry)

Jeanine Boubli (animal photography and shirts)

Carla Jean (freedom pins)

Lisa’s Mighty Balls (vegan energy bites)

Green Bites (sprouted and raw snacks)

D.J. Greene Ayala

The Owl & The Pussycat Apothecary & Sundries

Ocka Treats

Kazani

Lisa of Loving Hut (more treats!)

Tickets are $10 now or $15 at the door! Kids age 16 and under are free! Get your tickets now, before this event sells out! Questions or comments? email Stacie @StaciePeirce@gmail.com !

Interested in volunteering for this event? ..entering the vegan cupcake contest? Rewards include free admission and raffle prizes! email Stacie @StaciePeirce@gmail.com !

Interested in vegan vendoring for this event? email Stacie @StaciePeirce@gmail.com !

I look fwd. to meeting you all! Please share this event FAR and WIDE!

#animallivesmatter Have a great all things vegan and beyond day.

Standard
Uncategorized

A Tompkins Square Park May Day Concert

qt-a_bra

Picture 3797

Picture 3802

Picture 3803

Picture 3808

Picture 3814

Picture 3815

Picture 3816

Picture 3798

Picture 3799

Picture 3800

Picture 3804

Picture 3805

Picture 3789

Picture 3795

Picture 3792

Well it’s that spring time of year again when another one of The Shadow squatter May Day concerts happened again this past weekend in that neighborhood of the Lower East  Side or East Village you can call it for real estate marketing purposes maybe, as well as a host of other outdoor events happening in that ever changing babylon city of New York.  Only this concert seemed to be all punk rock and beyond.  And that May Day w/ Haram, Rubber, Olor a muerte, Headsplitters & Junta facebook event invite read something like:

Sunday April 29, 2pm -7pm
Tompkins Square Park
500 East 9th Street, New York, New York 10014

Celebrate the first big show of the new year in the park.

w/ HARAM. RUBBER, OLOR A MUERTE, HEADSPLITTERS & JUNTA.

– Speakers TBA.

and also….


“ANARCHIST INVASION with PUNK BANDS + FOOD NOT BOMBS IN TOMPKINS SQUARE PARK FOR MAYDAY!! This Sunday (April 29), from 1:00pm on. BE there!! [See SHOWS IN TOMPKINS SQUARE PARK for more]”

And there seemed to be an anarchist picnic going also in that park on this may day event day as well.

And what else is there that I can say about these Tompkins Square Park concerts that has not already been said in Tompkins Square Park concerts time except that every picture tells a story as in those photos and video that finds themselves posted above. Have a great music, music and more music day.

 

Standard
Uncategorized

JROTC

jrotc

DOCcF4aWsAAeeSj

DWUdGXdUQAUvH5w

And recently with the topic of the latest mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School shooting and the Parkland school shooting that’s been in the news a lot lately, I have been coming across references that JROTC students were slain in Florida high school shooting.  And then the thought occurs to me, has anyone ever addressed the topic of JROTC being instituted in the USA nations schools, that the idea that one is trained to dress up in army outfits, stand in line and use guns as kids in schools across the nation may not be a good thing, that children are being recruited into this Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps army thing simply because it may be a class in school that one may be required to take. And as far as I know, this JROTC school army drills recruiting thing has existed in schools since the beginning of time and seemingly for generations to come. And I have blaghed about the topic of  gun control and gun violence on this blagh many times before in times past and I think what makes this school shooting different is that the student survivors of the Parkland school shooting decided to speak out against gun control and start a movement to end gun violence with National School Walkoutscalling out lawmakers in NRA styled ads and organizing March for our Lives events. And according to one of those photos that finds itself posted above, mass shootings have happened in malls, churches and concerts as well seemingly with no end in sight.  Is another world possible, Occupy the NRA.  And what, if anything, does this have to do with a No Police State.

Standard