Friday, October 21, 2011

Zuccotti Park 10/21/11

Went down to Zuccotti Park this morning to see how the children of Democracy were doing.
The first change I noticed was the increased involvement of the labor unions, It was around 9 a.m.
and there was a line down Broadway the length of the park with burly helmeted guys with signs
chanting words of protest, a few Police officers watched on. The body of the park had twice the number of campers from 2 weeks ago and a proportionate increase in breakfeast food was being served. There was little space that was not being slept on. Although there was plenty of bench space for me to take a load of my feet and put my guitar down. As most of the new residents were still asleep I did not play any songs today. The park considering it's use was very clean although the body odor from no showers and dirty clothes was getting stronger,  but one can't get anything accomplished without a little sweat.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


ink, acrylic and pencil on paper 59x158"

top was trying to make an association between color and notes in effort at aiding memory, in the end felt that simple was better and painted out color.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Zuccotti Park child of Democracy

"Zuccotti Park Child of Democracy" BarF/G

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Is it Democracy's last stand or an excuse to sleep in public

What is the message?

That is the question we ask?

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What is the question?

What is the answer?

Its not cancer we are talking about or is it?

the cancer of a society's indifference to the answer?

to an un-asked question.

Is it about the brokers they are doing

what they do and have always done.

Making money as fast as lightning

when it trickles down not frightning

no one is around Zuccotti Park

but the answer isn't so simple for the same democracy

that brings us here keeps them there isn't that fair.

I don't think you want regulation that is not freedom

Got to treatem like we treat are selves with freedom

Now greed and ambition are bad things we are instilled

but without them what use is god or honor, games, entertainment,

art or war just a bore.

A folly a place to put the holly, I'd rather park at Zuccotti, without knowing

the answers, and keep asking the question than

just like we have two eyes two hands two feet

there needs to be two sides to play

and today i take zuccotti Park and Wall street

love them as democracies children

neither pure but with faith will endure.

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Jimi Hendrix in Zuccotti Park(not)

I have decided to play again in Zuccotti Park with some friends Saturday at 3.00 P.M. despite Mayor Bloombergs change of position seem like in update the park is going to be cleaned but still remain partially open. Looks like no more lying down or sleeping, but sitting is okay so are musical instruments :O)
Welcome anyone to join me.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Green Spirit (revised to) Soylent Green

"Soylent Spirit" acrylic on mdf 18x18x1" 2011

compare to "Green is for Greed" 36x48x3" 2007

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Wall Street (Zuccotti Park)

Heading to wall street to check out the protest bringing the guitar. Things were very peaceful down in Zuccotti Park this morning, I asked a police officer for directions and he complied nicely. I found many young people soundly sleeping most without mattresses, so started my 2 hour jam quietly. There were many people visiting from all parts of the country and as far away as Pakistan camping out without long or short term plans. I proudly started the music off for today soon joined by many. The drumming on the other end of the park was sensational finding
many different styles from big band to African and rock in time. Jeremy seen at bottom shared stories of his experience living off the grid in woods of Pennsylvania drawing a picture of a water heating contraption, while listening to the "World goes round and round" and It's an new day"
which i sung very quietly. This protest had a very genuine and un- political feeling. The buzz was
sharing, be it cigarettes, guitar picks, tunes, stories, food, or information. I think the message is
those in this country who have need to be more generous.

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