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Occupy This Event

Hey again bloggers or whoever could be reading this blagh. And besides those political conventions that seem to be in the headline news these days, a whole lot of other events seem to be going on. And I know that a whole lot of other events are going on, specifically in that city of New York because all of those Facebook events and email announcements that find their way into my inbox says so. And on this day finds itself as Occupy Wall Street Day 356, a week or so away from the #S17 anniversary of that global revolution. And Occupy Wall Street is still moving fast. And so in my social media web 2.0 user generated content attempt to maintain content for this blagh and my other blog whenever blaghers block possible, some of those events are as follows because hey, it’s less writing sometimes, I think.

Commemorate 9/11/01 Concert: Sunday, September 9th, 2012, 2:00pm. Wombat In Combat, Comrades, Alien, Mans Gin, Atruth, Carla Npsg, David Peel. Tompkins Square Park, 7th Street Ave A, New York, New York. And from what I Carla Npsg blogger know for this event, more bands and speakers to be announced. And I think the title of that event and the history of that park speaks for itself.

Go: a community-curated open studio project : On September 8–9, 2012, from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, artists across Brooklyn will open their studio doors, so that you can decide who will be featured in an exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. And I just know #gobrooklynart is happening this weekend because I have received what seems like a million come look at my art in my studio emails and announcements from what seems like a bazillion different artists in a million different locations who will be showing their artwork as part of this event.

Spectra Showdown: And in case you haven’t heard, some big oil company is looking to blow up the ground in New York and New Jersey to run a fracked pipeline through it, or something like that. Frack is wack.

Thursday, September 6th at 8:30am until December 31 at 10:00am

Upcoming Calendar of Events!


Join Us for an Early Morning Show of Non Violent Resistance to Spectra Pipeline Construction THURSDAY from 8:30- 11am
Expect Hijinks!
Evening Rally starts at 6pm
We will take it to the streets to Make Some Noise Against the Machines of Death
Meet at Gansevoort and Hudson River Parkway!

Sunday Afternoon Picnic Blockade Training and Teach In at the Kids Playground to the left of the Spectra Construction Site. Gansevoort and Hudson River.
Look for the Playground Pier. And the banners.
located left to the disturbing new man made island barge.
Come out! Bring Your Kids
Times Up! Bike Riders will arrive at 3:30
Picnic starts at 3pm
Bring your favorite dish!

Occupy Town Square in Washington Square Park.
Come check it out! Stop by and say hi at our table!
11 am – 5pm

Blast Perimeter Parade! Meet Up at 10am at Gansevoort and Hudson River Greenway as we march the potential blast zone, marking it with our presence. Guitarmy, OWS Puppet Guild and others will be joining us as we parade the blast zone. We will then make our way down to Foley Square for the Occupy Wall Street one year anniversary concert. Join Us!

Polar Bears on Bikes! Eco Blockade at the Museum of the American Indian! Stay tuned for details!

for a visual uprising!
10 am
Gansevoort & Hudson River.
we will rise up
against Fracking


The right of all NYC citizens to be free from a radioactive pipeline coming into our city and into our homes with our cooking & heating fuel.

Texas Gas vs. the People of NYC

Spectra, you’ve been warned. Get out of Town, We don’t like your kind around here.

They’ve been laying the infrastructure and groundwork to move in. They’ll be importing hydro-fractured gas (using this most toxic type of extraction method) into the West Village, thereby creating more demand for this gas, thereby creating more hydro-fractured sites across the country, including our very own upstate New York and Catskills, and thereby endangering our water supply. It looks definite that Spectra will break ground next week.
We are going to prepare ourselves to shut them down on arrival. It’s Showdown time! Put on your toughest Clint Eastwood face, bring your signs, noisemakers, snacks, puppets, instruments, songs, chants and prepare to tell the dirty extraction industry, “Go ahead. Make my day.”

Wear a costume! Bring a sign, an instrument, anything to help spread the word to the people most affected by this, the residents of the NYC and NJ.

The “New Jersey-New York Expansion Project” is a proposed high-pressure gas pipeline, varying in diameter from 42-30″ and slated to travel up the New Jersey shoreline, through the edge of Staten Island, under Jersey City and across the Hudson River, entering Manhattan at the Gansevoort Peninsula in the West Village. It is known more commonly by the name of its builder’s parent company, Spectra Energy.

We must take a stand to defend our communities; upstate, NYC, New Jersey, all places where hydro-fracking rears its ugly head. The gas industry thinks they can sneak in and set up shop in NY and we’ll just lie there and take it while they destroy our farmland, water and air quality, expose our homes to radon and put us in a blast zone. They’re dead wrong.
Monday night we follow in the footsteps of our brave climate justice comrades and we fight back. Please join us.

Gansevoort and Hudson River Greenway – You can cross over the West Side Highway at 14th St., at Horatio St. or at W.12th St. to get to the Greenway. Look for the Department of Sanitation Building, and adjacent to this is a HUGE crane. This is the site. This is Spectra Energy.


Fun Fact: Spectra Energy is excluded from regulations of the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts.

Fun Fact: Radon Gas, according to the Surgeon General, is the 2nd leading cause of Lung Cancer in the nation today.

Radon Gas is what they want to pipe into your home via your cooking and heating gas. Thanks, but no thanks!!

Location is at the end of Gansevoort St and Hudson River Greenway.

for more information on Spectra Pipeline and others planned for NYC and upstate NY, please visit this website:

Donate to the War Chest to fight this in Court:

Tell the Texas Gas Men to Frack Off!

And the list of events goes on and on…. Occupy Wall Street Worldwide.

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And on this day finds itself another one of those Sundays that has rolled around. The day of the sun, the day of rest. The Sabbath. Or is that Saturday? And yet I find myself blah blogging away for some reason or another. And on this day also finds itself as Occupy Wall Street Day 247. And Occupy Wall Street and those global revolutions of a movements Occupy Together are still moving fast. And according to their website, today is #SolidaritySunday: Fight Back Against State Terrorism! And so I find myself posting that musical scale photo that finds itself posted above that has something to do with the zodiac, astrology, math, physics, art, sound, and simply because I thought it looks really cool. And so have a great day of the sun. Occupy Wall Street Worldwide.
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An Undead Music Festival 2012

And so on this blogging day I find myself blaghing about music festivals to be found in that city of New York again in an attempt to maintain content for this blog and my other blog whenever web 2.0 social media user generated content bloggers block possible. And so this is another one of those music events that I came across throughout my travels in internetland on this blogging day. And this Undead Music Festival seems as if it Undead Music Festival Facebook event invite rocks.

The Undead Music Festival with MMV and hundreds more!

May 9 at 6:00pm until May 12 at 11:30pm

Various Venues

FOUR NIGHTS celebrating the incredible, dynamic, explosively creative jazz, instrumental, and adventurous music being made in New York City.

May 9th: A Marathon of Concerts in Greenwich Village (25+ bands!)

May 10th: Medeski, Martin & Wood & ? at Brooklyn Masonic Temple

May 11th: Night Of The Living DIY in Brooklyn, Seattle, Norway & more…

May 12th: Improvised Round Robin Duets at 92Y Tribeca

Lovingly and tirelessly organized by Adam Schatz of Search & Restore and Brice Rosenbloom of BoomCollective.

To get updates about the Undead Music Festival, such as when artists are added to the line-up, sign up for our email list HERE:


Before they’re gone!!

Full Festival Pass $55 (access to all four nights of the Undead Music Festival!! The biggest bargain of the year!)

May 9th: Music Marathon in Greenwich Village Advance- $25 Day of Show-$30

May 10th: Medeski and Martin & Wood at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple $30-55

May 12th: Improvised Round Robin Duets:


MAY 9th:
A Marathon of Concerts in Greenwich Village, one ticket gets you into all three venues. Set times forthcoming:

Le Poisson Rouge: A TONIC Reunion show! Curated by Melissa Caruso Scott & John Scott

Ted Reichman
Vinicius Cantuaria
Dougie Browne’s Peninsula
Ben Perowsky’s Moodswing Orchestra with TK Wonder and Danny Blume
Jamie Saft’s New Zion Trio
White Out w/ Special Guests
Sex Mob
Yuka C. Honda

Sullivan Hall:

Positive Catastrophe
Stabbing Eastward (Ryan Sawyer & Tunde Adebimpe)**
Jonathan Finlayson & Sicilian Defense (w/ Shane Endsley, Miles Okazaki, Keith Witty, Damion Reid)
Gerald Cleaver’s Black Host (w/ Darius Jones, Brandon Seabrook, Cooper-Moore, Pascal Niggenkemper)
Chris Dingman’s Waking Dreams (w/ Loren Stillman, Fabian Almazan, Ike Sturm, and Jared Schonig)
Kris Davis Trio (w/ Michael Sarin, Eivind Opsvik)
Tony Malaby’s Paloma Recio (w/ Ben Monder, Drew Gress, and Flin van Hemmen)

**of TV On The Radio!

Kenny’s Castaways:

Secret Architecture
Joe Sanders
Nate Wooley Quintet (w/ Josh Sinton, Matt Moran, Eivind Opsvik, Harris Eisenstadt)
Greg Ward Trio (w/ Joe Sanders, Damion Reid)
Ohad Talmor’s Newsreel (w/ Dan Weiss, Miles Okazaki, Shane Endsley, Jacob Sacks, Matt Pavolka)
Chicago Underground Duo (Rob Mazurek, Chad Taylor)



Medeski and Martin & Wood & ?….a unique night of MMW + guests, featuring 1 set of the trio, 1 set with each member of the band being replaced by a guest for a song, and 1 set of special guests sitting in with the group, featuring:

Marco Benevento
Anthony Coleman
Marcus Rojas
Oren Bloedow
Vernon Reid
Charlie Burnham
Chuck Campbell
Miho Hatori
G Calvin Weston

Taking place at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple in Ft. Greene, this WILL sell out, so grab a festival pass now to ensure entry into this, the Marathon show AND the Round Robin on May 12th.



A celebration of the artists running the asylum, cutting out the middle man and presenting dynamic instrumental, improvised, jazz and otherwise music in the homes, warehouse and artspaces that suit the music, truly allowing anything to happen. Performances will be happening in select DIY spaces in New York City as well as all around the country. If you run, perform at, or love an artist run space anywhere in the world and would like to organize a show on May 11th, please let us know at

A full festival pass will get you in, but a donation at the door for any of these shows will get you a free Sixpoint beer, generously donated by our favorite brewers in all the land. Come engage with the community at the ground level and be floored by this amazing music.

Lineups being announced soon, but here are the participating spaces in New York City:

Seeds (in Prospect Heights)

ShapeShifter Labs (in Gowanus)

IBeam (in Park Slope / Gowanus)

The Freedom Garden (in Bushwick)

Big Snow Buffalo Lodge (in Bushwick)

more TBA!!!


Austin, TX // Houston, TX // Seattle, WA // Portland, OR // Chicago, IL // Madison, WI // Milwaukee, WI // Richmond, VA // Copenhagen, Denmark // Oslo, Norway // MANY MORE TBA!!



Improvised Round Robin Duets

17 artists enter. Arranged in a random order. Artist #1 improvises for 5 minutes solo on stage, and is then joined by #2. After 5 more minutes, #3 enters, and #1 leaves. So on. It’s a beautiful method for collective spontaneous composition, removing the ego and presenting the community in a seriously fun way.

Featuring: Mark Helias (bass), Brandon Seabrook (banjo / guitar), Hilmar Jensson (guitar), Allison Miller (drums), Amir Ziv (drums, 1st hour), Mike Pride (drums), Bob Stewart (tuba), Cooper Moore (piano), Miles Okazaki (guitar), Marika Hughes (cello), and more TBA!!
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A Free New York City Concert

And even though on this day finds itself as Occupy Wall Street Day 194, and Occupy Wall Street and those global revolutions of a movement Occupy Together are still moving fast, I still find myself blogging about music, music and more music. And if it’s free with rsvp, then it’s for me, maybe. And even if it’s at a discount, then it’s for me, maybe. And so there is a free New York City concert at Brooklyn Bowl, to be found in that borough of Brooklyn to be found in that city of New York April 12th. And I know that there is a free New York City concert with this brass band versus this other brass band because this Facebook event invite and those photos that find themselves posted above says so. And that my free concert website reads something like “Here’s your chance to see a NYC based hip hop brass band and another band playing Afro Funk Banghra at one of our favorite venues, Brooklyn Bowl, for absolutely nothing….. In addition, ?uestlove will be following up this show with a DJ set, which won’t cost you anything extra if you’re already there.” And that Facebook event invite reads something like:

Join PitchBlak Brass Band and Underground Horns as they share the stage for the first ever BRASS CLASH at the beautiful Brooklyn Bowl! We are BEYOND PUMPED to be playing at one of our favorite venues in all of New York City – this will be a night to remember, and one not to miss!

Come out for a night of hard hitting music, deep grooves and thick rhymes as PitchBlak and Underground Horns keep you dancing all night long! After the BRASS CLASH, The Roots very own DJ ?UESTLOVE will be spinning tunes as part of the weekly Bowl Train ’til the morning hours!

See y’all there – CH’YEAH!

Get tickets here!

Have a great New York City music concert and more day.

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A 92YTribeca Music Show

Hey again bloggers, or whoever could be reading this blog. And today is Occupy Wall Street Day 115. And Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Together are still moving fast. And Underground Horns, Brown Rice Family and PitchBlak Brass Band will be playing some audio gumbo and more at 92YTribeca, that cultural institution and community center to be found in that city of New York on February 11th, 9pm . And I know Underground Horns, Brown Rice Family and PitchBlak Brass Band are playing at 92Y Tribeca February 11th, 9pm because they said so. And this event on a date which finds itself some time away from this day, seems as if it rocks. Have a great 92YTribeca music day and more.
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A 2011 Nublu Jazz Fest

And according to their Facebook page, it’s Nublu Jazz Festival time again. And that third annual New York 2011 Nublu Jazz Fest seems to be somewhere between Nublu In Outer Place and Nublu itself this year in that neighborhood of the Lower East Side now called the East Village for real estate marketing purposes maybe, on those dates of December 7th – 18th according to that photo that finds itself posted above. And some of those performers for this years festival include Criolo, DJ Greg Caz, Mobius Collective, Wax Poetic, Clark Gayton, Love Trio, Malik Work, Forro In The Dark, On Ka Davis And The Original Djuke Players, Nublu Orchestra Conducted By Butch Morris, Underground Horns, Dizzy Ventilators, Kenny Wollesen, Dalius Naujo, Jonathon Haffner, DJ Hardedge and a host of others. And a 2011 Nublu Jazz Fest Rocks. Have a great Nublu Jazz Festival and more day.
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A Rubulad Holiday Party

Hey again Bloggers, or whoever could be reading this blog. And Rubulad is having a party to be found in that city of New York this year of 2011. And I know Rubulad is having a Rubulad’s Holiday Revue and Santa Extravaganza holiday party because this facebook event invite, some friends who are playing at this holiday extravaganza and The Village Voice Blogs article says so. And it’s that time of year again of seasons greetings. And also an occupy wall street seasons greetings this time of year also. And if you happen to be in the neighborhood, you may want to bring your Satan, I mean Santa, dancing shoes. And that Rubulad Facebook event invite reads something like as follows. Happy Holidays, peace on earth and goodwill to all mankind.

Rubulad’s Holiday Revue and Santa Extravaganza

Hey people, there’s only a week left in our campaign and there are loads of great prizes up for grabs, including:

– The Mega Monster DJs Box set with killer tracks from our all-star DJs
– Chicken John’s Book including one coupon good for anything (like – anything!!), and… a limited edition slipcover by Swoon
– Immortalization in paint!
– Scopitronic Film Fest – rare footage of old music filmstrips
– Custom-made designer wear and millinery

We’re a third of the way to our goal and we need your help to get to our new home!

Rubulad Presents
on Saturday, December 10
Rubulad’s Holiday Revue and Santa Extravaganza

live music by:
The Underground Horns
Top-Secret Mystery Act
Santa’s Slaves

your DJs:
Ursula 1000
Ol’ Stark

Light Circus Extraordinaire by Norm Francoeur
G. Scopitronic’s Non-Stop Film Fest
Hot F***ing Tamales
Modern Dance Awareness
Yogi Avatar’s Saucy Santa Sex-Position Photo Booth
Santastic surprises!

9:00 pm doors. 10 beans before 11:00 pm, way late or for Santas in full regalia all night; 15 in other costumes; 20 otherwise.

4th Avenue/9th Street F/R station. Exit on 10th Street and proceed 1 ½ blocks against traffic to 124-136 10th Street between 2d and 3rd Aves. Enter through green gates.

Presale tix available for Santas and non-Santas alike here:

Rubulad is the official after-party of the 2011 SantaCon.

Please forward wildly!

Happy holidays from your Rubulad.
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