Friday, October 13, 2006

Troop K48—Always Prepared!

Hi Everyone,

These aweome photos were taken this past summer by skout Ebenstein from our Kamp K48 installation... many thanks to all the artists involved in the project—you rock! njoy, hugs

Troop K48: Suzanne Ackerman, Carl D’Alvia, assume vivid astro focus, Dan Attoe, Ben Beaudoin, Hisham Bharoocha, Olaf Breuning, Jared Buckhiester, Chris Caccamise, Peter Coffin, Ryan Compton, Ann Craven, Joanna Ebenstein, Franklin Evans, Brendan Fowler, J. Fox/Edgar Um Bucholtz, Max Goldfarb, Andrew Guenther, John Hogan, Rachel Howe, Matthew Day Jackson, Terence Koh, Oliver Lutz, LoVid, Noah Lyon, Michael Magnan, Ashley Macomber, Dominic McGill, Deborah Mesa-Pelly, Billy Miller, Mirror Mirror, Kenneth Mroczek, Mary J. Nicholson, Shay Nowick, PFFR, Phiiliip, Jon Rappleye, Theo A. Rosenblum, Borna Sammak, Justin Samson, Bill Saylor, Adam Shecter, Christian Siekmeier, A. L. Steiner, Tracy Stewart, Jim Tozzi, Scott Treleaven, Shoplifter, Michael Wetzel, Grant Worth, Jeremy Yoder, Kubhugster: Scotty Hug

Protest banner by Shay Nowick, drawing by Rachel Howe, photo by A.L. Steiner, harry hunchback by Shoplifter

Wall paintings by Bill Saylor, kampfire by Theo A. Rosenblum, tent for 2 small boys won on ebay and kustomized by Dominic McGill, pizza box by J. Fox and Edgar Um Bucholtz

detail of Dominic's awesome tent, backpack by me, and Max Goldfarb's radio transmitter device

backpack and details of my xerox pyramid

Ryan of Mirror Mirror getting ready to perform at our weiner roast


Olaf Breuning, Noah Lyon, Jim Tozzi, fence by Hug & Magnan

otherside of the fence (l-r): Chris Caccamise, Ben Beaudoin, Carl D'Alvia, me, Billy Miller, Deborah Mesa-Pelly, Jon Rappleye

Jon Rappleye and Carl D'Alvia

Rachel Howe, Borna Sammak (my rad video assistant who is also a delinquent student causing trouble at NYU), Terence Koh

Jeremy Yoder, Grant Worth, Michael Weztel, Jared Buckheister, Peter Coffin, and Theo A. Rosenblum

Crow by Joanna Ebenstein (she also shot all these awesome photos, thank you!), Chris Caccamise's flash light, and a detail of Dom's tent.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

K48 Worth the W8!


Suzanne Ackerman
Dan Attoe
Tobias Bernsturp
Michael Bilsborough
Jimmy Baker
Karl Beck
Chris Bors
Paul Brainard
Matthew Brannon
Bruce LaBruce
Chris Caccamise
Geoff Chadsey
Solomon Chase/Lauren Devine
Christophe Chemin
Telfar Clemens
Martha Colburn
Ryan Compton
Joshua A. Dubler
Chris Duncan
Koichi Enomoto
Jonah Freeman/Michael Phelan
Ry Fyan
Eve Fowler
J. Fox
Wesley O’Meara
Deidra Garcia
Geir Haraldseth
Pierre Le Hors
Rachel Howe
Juliet Jacobson
Serge Kliaving
Terence Koh
Alice Könitz
Jeff Konigsberg
Bruce LaBruce
Annika Larsson
Spencer Product/KP Lawless
Caitlin MacBride
Michael Magnan
Michael Mahalchick
Patrick Meagher
Billy Miller
Slava Mogutin/Brian Kenny
Joe Ovelman
Mike Paré
Theo A. Rosenblum
Dash Snow
Hiro Sugiyama
James Swain
Jim Tozzi
Grant Worth

Tha Pumpsta & Friends
Black Peter
Hey Willpower
Tobell von Cartier
My Barbarian
Roxy Pain
White Tigers
Tobias Bernstrup
The Swimming Pools
Pink Sock
Mirror Mirror

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

K48#6 Benefit Party

Monday October 16th at John Connelly Presents, 625 West 27th Street, 6:30–10pm, DJ M&M, FREE—bring your checkbooks!

Monday, October 09, 2006

The Nobel Savage (Happy Columbus Day!)

Hard-wired, the blank slate, and the human denial of modern nature.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Don't Forget Your Go-Bags

This weekend my friend and I took a fun field trip up to the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory for their Oceans of Discovery open house located about 30 minutes north of Manhattan on the Palisade Cliffs of the Hudson River. We both want to be marine biologist and have a thing for Jacque Cousteau and his fellow speedo wearing scientists.

Here's a computer mapping of 'Wild Spots'—there aren't many places left untouched by man.

While checking out some rocks in the seismology lab we met this rad kid and asked to take his photo with his favorite heavy metal. Later, we noticed him writing something on the chalkboard...

This dude seemed a little bored by the rock room. He was reading Deathlands... the world went out with a bang in the year 2001. America is now known as the Deathlands. Most places it’s pure hell. In others it’s worse. This series of books follows a group that is surviving this evangelist’s nightmare. The Deathlands are populated by all types of murderous mutants, and lagneumaniacs. The weather sports acid rains, and chemical tornadoes. The California coast is underwater. Washington, D.C. is a crater. Kind of like a vacation in Bosnia, only worse. The “war” unleashed everything in man's arsenal: Nuclear, biological, chemical, liquid, gas, airborne, even more nuclear, viral, engineered,—you name it, it was used. A really deadly stew of destruction and mayhem.

Be Prepared!

Can they make solar powered Game Boys—what am I supposed to do when my battery dies?

photos shot by Joanna Ebenstein

Friday, October 06, 2006

Hate Mail

These right wing fascists are too funny... this guy—any relation to Dick?—can't even spell minuteman!
[one of many in our in-box today...]

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Buzz or Howl Under the Influence of Heat

A song list from the 80s punk band the Minutemen with their wicked sense of humor... and a shot n' hung Minuteman from my home state.

Hogwarts—Minutemen Retreat

This is the place where all the magic happens. It's totally Muggle but, I like to pretend that I'm at Hogwarts and can cast spells like the Babbling Curse. It would have been a good one to use on the neo-nazi Bush supporting Minutemen who came last night to speak... After thanking Jesus Christ, opening speaker Marvin Stewart demanded, "ARE YOU READY to surrender your liberties?" Soon after, their fearsome leader Jim Gilchrist gets staged rushed by a bunch of pissed student protesters...

[Part of] the Statement released by "Those who occupied the stage:"

"... They are a racist, armed militia who have declared open hunting season on immigrants, causing countless hate crimes and over 3000 deaths on the border. Why should exploitative corporations have free passes between nations, but individual people not? No human being is illegal."

For more info and a fun video of the Minutemen being mobbed, go to:

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Sweating Bullets

Shot on kampus... still gauging the impact.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Studies in the Sociology
of Deviance
Howard S. Becker

I found this paperback at my day job today... I work for a bunch of socs in this 250-year-old building on a balcony that feels like something out of Hogwarts. There's a chapter on Becoming a Marihuana User: Learning the Technique, Learning to Preceive the Effects and Learning to Enjoy the Effects... Becker's theory on outsiders and the way they are perceived has a lot to do with labeling... so, if someone calls you a fag or a dyke, just kick'em in the ass...

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When I was a little boy, I used to have to go to this special room and meet with this teacher that looked like Abe Lincoln. He used to perform tests on me and ask me things like; "What do you think of when I say Bugs Bunny?" He'd take notes and, I guess, in the end his evaluation of me was that I didn't really fit-in with the other kids. So, I got to spend a year in a special ed class with other misfits. It was way better... we had hamsters and I remember these spinning racks of colorful paperbacks and magazines like Ranger Rick I used to try to read but couldn't but it didn't really matter anyway because I couldn't wait until after school when I would get to go with my Mom to the Beauty Bar.