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Friday, November 27, 2009

Shop til you Bop

Okay I know you have been up since 4 am shopping for the best holiday deals, here's my circular:

The Creative Grove Art Markets is open at 2 pm for Black Friday, and will be open through-out the holidays the Grove Street PATH. No Parking Necessary. Afterwards, you can get some art deals at Creative Grove Founder and Art Advocate, Uta's Fish with Braids Gallery on Jersey Ave.

I can't believe I waited for the second paragraph on this, but really if you did know we were throwing a Saints and Sinners Party at my apartment on Friday, it's time to get out of your cave, or maybe you should stay there ? Costumes folks, just think Good vs. Evil or Good and Evil or recycle your Halloween costume (most likely evil) I am heading to Buy out Buy Rite after this, so you only need to bring $5. Party starts at 10 pm. with DJ's Street Justice, Appetite, Leonard Smalls, Scott Free, and Dancing Tony floating in the Heaven Dance Floor, DJ's Motor Funker and DJ Bill McCamie spin in Hell. Saints and Sinners runs late so you'll have time to check out the Milwaukees at Maxwells, and or Chico Mann at Brooklyn Bowl before hand.

Saturday, shopping can be swapped at DC Tavern for a record swap (saliva optional). In the evening DJ Soul, debut's a KARMA Dance party at la hacienda (formerly ole) in Newport. ( You know i just figured out teh naming of New - insert pause here- Port ). The Nolan Gate and the State Workers plat at the Lamp Post Saturday Night, and DJ Leonard Smalls teams up with Shipwreck for the Saturday Night Dance Party. Don't for get to bring a donation for the York Street Project. The Vinyl Solution is on Vacation until next Saturday, when Bily Filo of Higgins spins. Auttie McNaughty pours tumes and drinks at O'Connels .

Sunday. Ken Bastard will also be unveiling 5 new works for the "Destruction of the Machine" at LITM. LITM Small Wonders show opens this Tuesday, with hundreds of small priced pieces for the holidays.

hurry now 28 days until christmas

Saturday, November 21, 2009

saturday evening post

got a couple of updates before you head out.

First and Foremost. I got this emergency email from Patrick from Flaming Fire. he had secured a large warehouse space in brooklyn to put on a grand art show and holiday display. yesterday, after several of the artists had come to town to start this project. the company pulled the space from him. the full email is below. but if anyone has any lead on a storefront-warehouse-gallery space they can use ---contact him patrick(at)

Sci Fi Movie , Forbidden Plant is playing at the Loew's Theater Tonight. 7:30 pm.

I believe there is a bar crawl for the Liberty Humane Society Today. If you see any real drunk dogs, just follow them. Click there link to donate if you can't make the crawl.

In addition, I am DJ-ing with Leonard Smalls tonight at Luckys, bring in non perishable canned food or baby items such a formula or diapers for his holiday drive benefiting the York Street Project . Donaters get 50% of there first drink. We start at 10 pm. As a reminder, Hello Again Vintage is offering 10% for your entire purchase items brought for their food drive for the York Street Project.

It's not Larry's Birthday but Rocco's Birthday being celebrated at tonight's Subway Surfers show at the Lamp Post. The play with the Jukebox Zero. As always it's Free

DJ Bill is has the Vinyl Solution covered at the White Star tonight. New works by Joe Waks should be up on the walls.

DJ Auttie McNaughty spins at O'Connell's tonight.

DJ George Fernades aka dj soul's Karma party is next Saturday not this Saturday. Tonight his Global Soul Project is spinning at 143 in the wee hours. DJ's Meagan and Daveed also spin.

Sundays Volleyball is on. My ankle isn't ready but Tracey is setting up the net at noon. I'll be home cooking for Monday's Pagan Thanksgiving Dinner.

on Sunday, Paula Orozco and Art House Productions is hosting The Age Of Stupid Sunday at 4pm and at 8 pm . The Age of Stupid is the new cinema documentary from Franny Armstrong, Director of 'McLibel' and the Producer of the Oscar-winning 'One Day in September'. This enormously ambitious drama-documentary-animation hybrid stars Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite as an old man living in the devastated world of 2055, watching 'archive' footage from 2008 and asking: why didn't we stop climate change while we had the chance?

Jupiter One is back in New York on Tuesday to play the Mercury Lounge.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Saints and Sinners is Friday

from patrick :


Flaming Fire has been collaborating with a group of amazing artists who have flown in from all over the country to work on a holiday-themed art installation in a downtown storefront, at the request of a very large, established organization that specializes in bringing "business, culture and artists together" in Brooklyn.
This organization has abruptly informed us that they changed their minds this week, and that the space is gone. I'm currently hosting two artists in my house, a Hollywood film-set designer/architect and a sculptor from Chicago, who expected to begin installing their work on Tuesday.

We are very interested in working with any storefront, arts organization, gallery or loft space that would be interested in hosting a multi-media installation. Our group has already invested thousands of dollars and weeks of collaborative labor into this project, and we can assure you it will be a stunning, beautiful and thought-provoking addition to your space.
If you know of anyone who might be interested, please email me at:


FLAMING FIRE would like to create a holiday installation that explores the mythological and cultural and roots of the holiday season. This would include:* a beautiful window display with original sculptures* an ongoing illustration kiosk, with community members invited to contribute illustrations to the project and upload them to a website online.* an indoor installation that incorporates live projected video, music, dramatic staging, sculpture, artistic lighting, created by cutting-edge NYC professionals.* a winter fitness run through Brooklyn with the Flaming Fire Fitness Band.* local community members would be invited to observe or participate in the creation and performance of this project


Flaming Fire is a Brooklyn-based collective focused on metaphysics in art. Envisioned is a space committed to the active participation of community members in the process of art making. Through a synthesis of performance and ritual, a multi-media environment of sound, sculpture, and theatre provide a basis for an open resource geared towards distinguishing the role of art in our daily lives. Current projects include an illustrated Bible produced by hundreds of participants, and a musical fitness troupe that combines health and music.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

WFMU needs $100,000 or someone is going to need a cane or I am going Balls Out

so it turned out that last sunday's last volleyball game was also my season ender, (catch the Garden State Roller girls this Friday for their season ender) my ankle is on the mends and neither this Mondays, The Pagan Thanksgiving Dinner or next Mondays, Saints and Sinners Party at my apartment will be canceled. The Pagan Thanksgiving is a communal dinner with a 20 year college tradition that will be passed on to future Derelict's, and my Post Thanksgiving - Black Friday Party is on it's 10th year or so. Email me at rockitdocket(at) if you have any culinary questions, or want to help in the party manning. Similarly, Made is with Love has been sharing tables for their monthly communal dinner for three months now, check out this story from the Hudson Reporter.

putting dinner on the table isn't the concern of WFMU, but keeping Jersey City's free form radio station running is the focus of their 24-hour marathon today. click here to donate.

Speaking of manning up, check out the links on the side about, getting involved to make Jersey City, more bike friendly. Local bike tour Easy Riders has an on line petition to get the wheels rolling on providing better, roads, routes, rack, and respect for JC Bikers. Unlike the one party rule nations in vacation places like Myanmar and Sudan, Jersey City has a host of citizen run committees to help get Jersey City get it together. On Thursday, Civic JC as well as the Downtown Neighborhood Coalition and the Height Coalition are hosting a "Call to Service" forum to get local residents involved. The one hour forum begins at 7 pm and being run with the assistance of City Clerk Robert Byrne.

The Jersey Call to Service focuses on four opportunities to serve Jersey City, they are: 1) Serving on an appointed local board or commission; 2) Serving as a neighborhood-level party committeeperson; 3) Becoming a citizen legislator by devising a constructive common-interest proposal and presenting it to a relevant government body; and 4) Serving as a "Citizen Journalist" to report from the frontlines what is happening in City Hall.

Along the same lines, later on Thursday, I will be convening a Bro's before Hoes Convention at the Lamppost. While Leonard Smalls may enjoy the scent of an "Ocean Breeze" candle for Lucky Seven's Ladies Night. I'll be catering to those of us who would rather smell musk. Make sure you bring your set of balls for the $2 domestic draft $3 whiskey shots. In order to provide some type of legitMANcy for this event, I'll be operating as DJ ManthonyVito and alternating my Thursdays with a real man, Chuck from JC Tattoo on this gig.

Ladies do rule, and tonight (W), The Demands, Jahna Rain spins for Street Justice's DTJC Night at the Lamp Post. Jahna's former outfit, Mister Badger plays the Parkside lounge on the 23rd while Jahna's Demanding Friends, The Subway Surfer's celebrate Larry's birthday and play the Lamppost this Saturday Night. This Saturday's Vinyl Solution is also double the wax, in addition to with DJ William McCamie spinning, the White Star is also hosting the artist reception for their new art installation by Joe Waks. Check out his stuff.

While this Saturday, DJ George Soul Fernadez, debuts " Karma" at the La Hacienda (formerly ole on washington street). Dj auttie McNaughty will pump up O'Connell's on Saturday, and Justin case you were wondering, I'll be at Luckys with Leonard Smalls.

Down in New Brunswick this evening (W), The Neutron Drivers play the famed Court Tavern, Thomas Francis Takes His Chances, returns to their old home for two shows this weekend. Friday is at the Court Taverna nd Saturday a Basement Party awaits. TFTHC, plays the Leonard Small Birthday Party at Luckys on the 5th and then the 4th Street Ball at City Hall on December 10th. The Ball is a fundraiser that showcases some of the live art created by at the Festival earlier this year and Will be on display throughout December. Another Man Treasure is planning a fashion show for the event and is looking for some models to wear their wares. You can contact Meika at mail(at) if yu are interested.

That's it for now....let me get spell checker out

Saturday, November 14, 2009

saturday special with inserts

Thanks to everyone who made it our for the Agitator's show last night at 58, especially DJ Motor Funker for spinning, Prison Pretty for playing and Kayt for pouring that delicious cider. Here are Mike Mac's (4th Street Art and Music Festival) pictures.

Tonight, I am manning the Vinyl Solution at the White Star, I've got Larry from Any Day Parade coming in. Lucky for me, his only real experience is 10 plus years working at Jersey City's only record store, Iris Records . There goes playing both sides of "Working Class Dog" . While I get schooled, Auttie McNaughty, has her first solo DJ gig at O'Connells .and DJ "Soul " George Fernandez is at Love Is The Message (LITM). And Leonard Smalls is with Alex from Kiwi the Child at Lucky Seven's. Kiwi the Child and Copasetic play a Special Saturday Set at Luckys tonight. Tonight, is also the start of the DJ Leonard Small/Lucky Seven Food and Coat Drive. every thursday and saturday nite between 11/14/09 - 12/19/09, any donation from the needs list will get you a 1/2 priced draft or well drink (1 per nite). please help us provide a better holiday season this year to those less fortunate!!please bring non-perishable food items, diapers, dvds or cds (for children), gift cards, etc. full a full list, please go to website.

It's a triple Bill at the Lamppost, the end should end in (with) Destitute NJ, Radio Exiles and Wyldlife who plays early and their first show at the Lamp Post.

Grace Church also is hosting their 20th Annual cathedral Arts Festival. The event is Grace Church’s primary fundraiser, and will help support its religious services and community outreach; among other things, the church offers a senior center and breakfast program providing hot meals on weekends to people in need. Gala admission is $40 in advance, $50 at the door, and a percentage of the sale price of each work of art goes to the church.

The Moon Dances at 143 tonight.

When the the sun rises for Sunday, her warmth will give good reason for Volleyball again. 64 degrees of Farrenheight make reason to start at noon tomorrow.

make you calenders its 10 days to Pagan Thanksgiving (Monday Nov 23rd) and 13 Days until Saints and Sinners (Friday Nov 27th).

Thursday, November 12, 2009

let go with the flow

no time to smooth or soothe this -
sorry about the rough edginess

The Moonlighters bring their Hawaiian Guitar Swing style to the Jersey City Museum's New Member Bash tonight (R) from 6 to 10 pm. For $65 a person , or $100 for a couple, you can help support the museum, in return of good, food and drinks will be in good supply, but you know the real benefit is helping this institution.

From November 13th to the 24th , Hello Again Vintage will be hosting a food drive from the York Street Project, customers who bring two items into the store will get at 10 % discount.

The Pagan Thanksgiving Dinner is Monday November 23rd at Church Street Kitchen in Montclair. Besides bringing a side dish, we are raising funds for Human Needs Pantry,.

Tonight (R) Chuck Daly spins at the Lamp Post. I am back to alternating Thursdays,plus Jersey City needs more selection.

The Jersey City Tattoo Shop is offering $13 , number 13 tattoos for this Friday the 13th.

58's opening for the Agitator's Collective Who will Save Beauty is Friday the 13th at 7 pm. I am going t make some warm holiday cider for the reception, while DJ Motor Funker spins, Prison Pretty will play at 9 pm. An after party with drink and sangria special and will ba at Port-o Lounge, DJ William McCamie spins.

Ben Franklin plays Lit Lounge tonight (R), brooklyn on Friday.

David Greek, WXRP DJ (101.9 FM) is guest Hosting Stockinette's Comedy Night this Friday
Some of his favorite up and coming comedians, Luke Younger, Brian Jian, Tirrell Abraham, Amy Carlson, Mike Recine and a few special guests will be there . The show is a mere $3 and you can BYOB! Plus, learn more than you ever cared about knitting. 8 pm

The Land of Look Behind and Devi play at JC Studios this Friday. Due to limited space, this is a private party, by invitation only. Please RSVP with names for the guest list to citrus3(at) by Friday at 5pm.

Public School closed their doors (4th and Jersey) , on Saturday they are have a $50 cash and carry on a select sneaker stock this Saturday.

DJ George Soul is moving up and out. He's having a clearance sale at his place later afternoon on Saturday and all day sunday. He lives on 5th street between coles and jersey.

DJ Auttie McNaughty makes her debut at O'connell's on Saturday Night

Radio Exile, Wyldstyle and Destitude NJ play the Lamppost on Saturday Night

Larry from Any Day Parade will be schooling me at the Vinyl Solution this Saturday Night.

Chicco Man plays Public Assembly this Saturday Night in Brooklyn.

I think my roommate, DJ William MCCamie is spinning with Leonard Smalls on Saturday Night, he also has Sunday Night at Luckys

The Weather looks good for Sunday Volleyball NOON !!

the Paul Vincent Gallery has an opening for Matthew Lahm and Williams Coronado on Sunday from 3 to 7 pm.

Anyone looking for work? Forward ur resumes to roland. Schedule a phone interview. Inbound call center 15 an hour, plus comission and benefits. Email him at roland.ramos77(at)

Friday, November 6, 2009

all and/or nothing

notables - noticeably posted late .


opening reception for ashley lucas @ made with love bakery . special guests ace case FREE 8 to 10pm
the Dollar Bill Band @ Sushi Tango FREE 9 to 12:30 pm
DJ Dancing Tony at LITM (last minute gig I just got called in for)
Catligula @ Lamp Post
Mint 400 records showcase at Iron Monkey with Any Day Parade and Fairmont ++++
143 @ 1am with spyker&serende


chiors of titan @ lampostt free 10 pm (two sets)
new gig dj william mccamie at port-o-lounge FREE 10 pm
dj leonard smalls and motor funker @ lucky sevens
dj neil eggs mccoy at teh vinyl solution @ the white star


the weather is supposed to be fine
NOON - yes noon - Volleyball - lets bbq
mcmickel brothers @ rockwood music hall 5:45 pm (184 Allen St. in New York) ttp://
industry night with dj bill at luckys

Monday, November 2, 2009

get out and vote or even algebra needs closure

lower case i wanted to thank everyone who came out to the Ghost of Uncle Joe's Halloween Party at 58. The bands put on a great show that kept on building up with each set. You can catch Credence Clearwater Revivalists, Any Day Parade with Fairmont , Jessie Ian Dunn and other label mates for the Mint 400 Records showcase at at the Iron Monkey this Friday. On Wednesday, the sonics of the Neutron Drivers can be heard at LIT Lounge and Neil is burying his Zombie Billy Mays outfit and his digital DJ ways to return for this Saturday's Vinyl Solution at the White Star.

As usual, there were some very creative Halloween costumes at the party, Ali's, Lena's , Laura's and Orlando's facebook pictures will do them justice. Keep your costume heads on folks. The Friday after Thanksgiving (11/29) will be our annual apartment party at my place. This years theme is Saints and Sinners. As for 58, the Agitator's Collective ask Who Will Save Beauty on Friday the 13th.

LITM's artistist in residence, Ken Bastard's 4th solo exhibit, entitled The Machine debut tonight. There are roughly 100 panels that Ken had created backgrounds at Friday's Creative Grove Urban Art Market, the foregrounds are now Bastardized. There $3 wine specials from 7 to 10 pm. I've got the soundtrack for tonight. That means I need to hand things of to Rocker Tycoon, Zak Clark for the post Singer Songwriter Night at Lucky Sevens. Rainbow Fresh, who is opening up fro the Steve Miller Band the the Pac Center plays to groovy sets to set your tripadelics to.

Melissa Surach has returned from the Eastern Bloc, even more enlightened. Tonight, the House of Leaves open up Babyhole. Jersey City's Laziest Sketchgroup, Upset Triangle feauting Ghost of Uncle Joe's Clash Frontman Pat Byrne performs.

Trivia returns to the Golden Cicada tonight, Brian Boles Bartends whiel Pete Crosta asks the questions. My Question is did you vote today ? Please vote yes for on the Public Question regarding Green Spaces an support funding for spaces like the Embankment. Here's a link to the Embankment Preservations Coalition Page. Please vote yes, then you can ruin the rest of your life with the political choices.

Wednesday night, Rebecca Vallejo plays NYC Flanders House > I'll let her give you the details but did she just say it's on the 44th floor of the New York Times Building ?

I will be performing at the "Flanders House" (I know, one step closer to Belgium), with my great friend and excellent Saxophone player John Snauwaert, and with Jazz masters Roni Ben-Hur and Bob Mover. "Jazz it up with Flanders House "Nov 4th at 8pm The New York Times Building 620 Eighth Avenue, 44th

The Cuban flavored rock of Delexilio is Live @ Camaradas on Thursday Night. in the heart of El Barrio ( 2241 First Avenue, near the corner of 115 Street, in the Spanish Harlem) They go on at at 10:30pm. Camaradas is a great venue where lots of NYC's cutting edge latin-rock acts are performing. It's a seriously cool place for art, culture, music, and it will catch you off guard with its hipness if you haven't been there yet.

mas manana adios