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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Listen up Turkeys !

Really, next week is one of the busiest weeks in my life. Not since I worked 68 hours during the summer at Burger King have things been so busy; First, the 18th Annual Pagan Thanksgiving is this MONDAY the 24th, and DJ Bill and I are opening up our apartment for a Cowboys and Indians Party next Friday the 28th.

If you haven't been to Pagan Thanksgiving, here's what you need to know. 1. It's in Montclair 2. We Cook the main courses (Turkey,Ham, Mashed, Stuffing, and Gravy) 3. You bring a side dish, some money to donate to cover the space rental, and a bottle of wine or whatever to share. 4. International Wishbone Pulling Competition just before dessert.

As for the Cowboys and Indians Party : 1. You dress up (Cowboys - Indians - Cows - Boys as Cows - just use your [this space purposely left blank] 2. Bring $7 and wear your dance shoes 3. We got the rest covered, IE you do not bring libations, we have it covered. Some other important notes, come in costume and/or in mixed company. Any questions/want to help/work for me (of course not ! you are just here to party:)

OK back to the week on band(s). On Thursday Night, The Plastic Passion Band plays at the National Underground in NYC. Friday Night, you can catch The Coffin Daggers Play at the Battle for New Jersey Roller Derby Bout at Branch Brook Arena in Newark. The Garden State Rollergirls skate against the Jersey Shore All-Stars. for ticket info. On Saturday Night, WJ and the Sweet Sacrifice, the Art of Shooting, and No Pasaran play at Maxwells, while The Division of Planes plays at the Lamp Post. Lucky's has an early band night with Pray for the Wander, McMickle Brothers, Bern and the Brights, The One and Nines. First Tune plays at 7 pm.

Next Wednesday, the busiest bar night in America, Chico Mann plays at Southpaw with

On Saturday Night, you can also catch the New Beetle Reunion Band at the One Jersey City fundraiser at the Lex Leonard Gallery. It's a fundraiser for their Candidate for Mayor Dan Levin. $50 is the suggested donation (all donations are welcome though). The Sgt. Peppers Tribute starts at 7 pm. Afterwards you can RECOUP one floor below for the RECOUP Party. In fact, you can just come on Friday for the RENT party and stay through the weekend.

But Wait there's more ! Vaspa JC is having their official grand opening party this Friday from 6 to 11 pm. There will be Music and libations in their grand garage.

On the art side, 32 Jones Gallery is looking for small submission for their Pocket Art Show. You can reach their executive director Jaden Rogers at Art opening is the next JC Friday, December 5th.

If you feel that you are a Bruch Pro, LITM is having a Bloody Mary Making Contest on December 7th. Contact if you want in. The winner get their signature Bloody Mary on LITM's menu, all of the losers and winners and judges : Here's the fine print

Dec. 7th Bloody Mary Showdown!! @ LITM 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Do you think you make the best bloody mary's? PROVE IT! 10 contestants will compete for "JC People's Choice" for Best Bloody Mary. Want to compete? $25.00 gets you your entry fee, and includes all your requested ingredients (we have to provide them due to health code laws...) Just want to be one of the judges???
Come anytime between 11 - 2 - $15.00 at the door gets you UNLIMITED bloody mary sampling! Cast your vote, while you can still stand! :) PRIZES for the top 3 contestants, as well as the First place winner's recipe becomes the signature Bloody Mary at LITM - unitl challenged again! Email to request entry as a contestant. And for everyone else, See you on Sunday December 7th for First BLOODY MARY SHOWDOWN....

Friday, November 14, 2008

Your In Nation

Tonight John Fesken's Third Installment of the Ehullek Tragedies is on display at 58. The opening starts at 7 pm and ends at 11pm sharp kids. In honor of Councilman Steve Lipski, this event will be alcohol free, as opposed to free alcohol. You can bring something to share, but JC has decreed that we can not serve liquor libations. In the other hand, you can enjoy teh hospitality of the Hamilton Park Block party at the Old St. Francis Hospital tonight. The Milwaukees play at 6 pm, and DJ William McCamie spins until midnight. Then he follows things up with a DJ set at Lucky 7's.

On Saturday 143 Columbus presents Stimulus : "A party dedicated to Obama, America and rent!" Here's the word from Lex on the event .

Artists, musicians, free-thinkers, liberals, radicals, mavericks, socialists, conservatives, hockey milfs, beatniks, hipsters, geeks, Alaskans, maverick Vietnam vets - All are welcomed to join yours truly and the 143 family as we celebrate the dawn of a new era and a renewed sense of hope. Yes, even an occasionally existential dude like myself is feelin the joy. The party is 6 DJ marathon beginning with Megan Wagner's cd release from 8 to 10:30. Our lineup is quite diverse; beginning with some upbeat dancy stuff leading to some funky stuff segwaying to some beefy four on the floor stuff passing the baton to some soulful urban stuff giving way to some electro hipsterish stuff and probably ending with my type of stuff. Then brunch at Marco and Pepe's at 2pm the next day. DJ Lineup: - Megan Wagner (8 - 10:30) - Soul George (10:30 - 12am) - Kev Spyker (12 - 1:30) - Johnny Astronaut (1:30 - 3) - Serenade (3 - 4:30) - Caligula (4:30 - 6).

On Saturday, American Watercolor Movement (midnight) , 6 to 8 Mathmatics (11 pm) and the Subway Surfers (1o pm) play at the Lamp Post. Norm is taking of lights, so the place looks pretty, DJ Dancing Tony will help with some in-between tunes. At Luckys DJ Leonard Smalls will be spinning it up. On the subject, he'll be trading in his headband for an Indian dress at my Cowboys and Indian Party on the Friday after Thanksgiving at my apartment. This party come just once a year so get your costumes ready !!

The Monday before Thanksgiving is the 18th Pagan Thanksgiving Dinner in Montclair. I've been doing this event for almost since it started at our of campus "House" in Montclair. Back then we cooked one turkey. Now we are up to 8 turkeys and 4 hams. We also make mashed potatoes, stuffing and the gravy. Your job. BRING a DISH" see the invite to the side.

Sunday, looks like the day, if any for Volleyball this weekend. But don't worry sport heads, Dodge ball, Bowling are all ready to go.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Time for a Change

As the news was reporting about the elections, "The next 24 hours is going to be important time in America", well lucky for Obama he should now be able to get a nap in. Locally, Artist, Ken Bastard will spend the next 24 hours producing 24 painting as part of the Organ Grinder's Monkey. Thursday at 7 pm. Ken will start. At 7 pm tomorrow, he will be finished, and hopefully not completely exhausted. Stop by and visit anytime, just make sure you bring some 5 hour energy shots, or a set of toothpicks for his eyes, oh who am i kidding, is Lawrence Taylor's personal trainer from the 80's still around, alive, or at least out of jail ? Good Luck Ken.

A scheduling error on my part has moved my karaoke dance party from next Thursday to tonight. Unfortunately, a placement error, has put my iPOD in limbo land, so I'll be slinging ye old cd mixer and a turntable for tonight. I'll bring the mikes, and we could sing the words from inside the sleeves. The rest of your word smiths, poets, and performers, head out to The Art House for the longest running Spoken Word Event, or if you are running late, catch the second longest Spoken Word night at the original Waterbug; GRAF.

Besides Ken Bastards 24 hour painting marathon, art openings will also be at Es Oro Gallery and Mary Benson, and Fish with Braids Gallery on Friday. Laura Dejean works at " Fish with Braids Gallery, will help you (re)discover the luscious forms of the pregnant female body through colorful body casts to touch. Milk drinks in baby bottles, as well as home made Mutterkuchen" (placenta-cake) will be served to the guests. A breast fountain represents the nurturing source of life through the female body." mmmmm. placenta cake. it tastes just like polenta.

On Saturday, come out to 18 Erie Gallery (BalanceWorld of Style Vintage) for a closing reception for Hamlet Manzueta from 3 to 6pm. We also have a final viewing of 58's annual group show on Saturday Night from 7 to 10 pm. Next Friday, John W Fesken's third installment of the Ehullek Tragedies : Black Death Lonely Road. Oh please make a note of this art lovers, this event will be a BYOB event. Jersey City does not want us offering wine or beer. So now you can really come for the art and not for the drink specials. With John Fesken in town, a special American Watercolor Movement show is planned for next Saturday Night at 9 pm (ill keep you posted).

On the live music side, Kilsy is playing at Fontana's in New York City on Friday Night, the event is has something to do with Coney Island Burlesque, so if you did not get enough boobs at Fish with Braids, this could be your just desserts. On Saturday Night, Any Day Parade plays Kilkenneys Bar in Newark with Bern and the Brights, who just played Lucky's last Tuesday, come early and catch the electronic stylings of una pong. Local Hip-Hopsters, The Whoods Family Band play the Lamp Post on Saturday Night. On Sunday Night, The Campbell Apartment plays Kenny's Castaway's in the Village as part of the International Pop Overthrow Festival, they play at 8:30 sharp.Yeah for good pizza and whip-its.

It doesn't look good for Volleyball, or my stoop sale this weekend. If anything expect, game on a breezy Sunday. I hope my signs don't fly away because I'll be husting. get yourself a bagel across the street.