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)gmail.com 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)anothermanstreasure.com if yu are interested.
That's it for now....let me get spell checker out