Saturday, December 22, 2012

Larp and Flarp at airplane Today

An intimate evening of live semi-unplugged music - showcasing an eclectic selection of performers, including
Olentangy John
Andrew Hurst

Join us for a festive celebration of the new Epoch...
special refreshments will be available.
$5 suggested donation
70 Jefferson Street, Brooklyn, New York 11206

Happy Holidays

Bristle cone Pine in homemade pixel pot
 So this was not grown from seed it is probably about 4 years old. Maybe even 5 as they grow so slowly, the trunk is 3/4" thick. It is outside for the winter and hopefully it will take to it's new environment. I have read that this type of conifer is adverse to pollution so half a year in Brooklyn may kill it, but it will go out of town over the summer for a little fresh air. As the longest living thing on the the earth i will keep my fingers crossed for a long life for this high elevation desert transplant.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Larp at Goodbye Blue Monday's

Sat Dec 15  08:00 PM
• Nico Soffiato
• Tim Haufe
• Lucas Brode
• Larp and Flarp
• Dead Hot
• Automotive High School

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Larp at Pine box Rock Shop

Cost - 0
Beers - encouraged
Dancing - mandatory

Summertime Killer, Motion Studies and LARP join up to bring you some funky electro-rock weirdness.

Did we mention this was a FREE SHOW?

9:00 - Motion Studies

10:00 - Summertime Killer

11:00 - LARP

12 Grattan St, Brooklyn, New York 11206

Friday, November 30, 2012


"untitled" acrylic on plywood 18.5x18.5" 2012

Been thinking about weak ideas and humor.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Almost here (Bristlecone pine)

How is this tree going to travel? Weather is right cold. Hopefully these holding facilities are not too heated.  In the wait, we are making a one gallon paint can out of block Island clay from the bluffs experimenting with molds made out of cardboard. 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Bristlecone Pine Bonsai


Top: Bristlecone Pine 3 years old this tree is already dead. Left it with a friend who over-watered it in august when they are done growing and should be dry pretty much through winter. This is my second try. Just ordered from another tree from the place listed. This is the picture they provided, I am expecting something much smaller as these trees grow really slowly. I will not leave this new tree to anyone but an expert to take care of.  For the longest living thing on the face of the earth are they prone to death.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

No electricity in Rockaways

Started by: Greater NYC for Change
Since Hurricane Sandy tore through New York City over two weeks ago, tens of thousands of people in the Rockaways have been living without heat, electricity, or running water -- and now freezing temperatures could threaten their lives.

Unless FEMA steps in right away, children, the elderly, and the sick could be in danger of hypothermia as they are exposed to freezing nighttime temperatures this week. Rockaway residents with no access to heat or electricity urgently need FEMA to set up emergency stations that will provide heat, warm meals, medical care, and a warm place to sleep.

Emergency workers and volunteers are helping storm victims around the clock -- but with the lines of communication down, storm victims in the Rockaways need our help getting their message out.
It's reported that full power may not be restored to the Rockaways until mid-December -- which is why it is so vital that the city dispatch emergency housing and supplies immediately. Please sign this petition right away and share it with everyone you can to help save lives in the Rockaways before it's too late.
This petition was started by Greater NYC for Change, part of a coalition of 45 political and advocacy groups seeking to bring attention to the needs of people in the Rockaways following Hurricane Sandy.

You can also check out other popular petitions on by clicking here.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Larp (upcoming)

Larp Matrix  Freddie's Sat. Dec. 1st. 9pm 
GoodBye Blue Monday Sat. Dec. 15th 11pm

white oak and burr oak yearlings

3 year old white oak approx. 10"
2 year old white oak 8"
1 year old white oak 3"
 3 year old white oak 4"
 3 year old Burr oak 16"
2 year old burr oak 12"

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Torpid May

This group opened before us they are awesome!!!!!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

First Show 

Siamese Drums

Vellum Magazine Music Night at Freddie's Back Room organized by: Stephanie Young
Saturday Nov. 3rd, 10 P.M.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012


Gentleman Brawlers + Zebros Friday 10/5 at Spike Hill

Y’all get to The Goodbook and say YES!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Top: Proof Bristle Cone Pine, in musical pot, computer keys, on cast concrete 2009-2012- makes a good bonsai, ummm not! I let these really nice people who run the Jewish service on Block Island watch three of my trees with verbal instructions for 4 days. Well this tree which is the longest living thing on the planet may have after three years bitten the dust. They showed it too much attention watering  it often and smothering the roots with love. As i have stated earlier... this tree like a career in the art world flourishes on neglect.
Middle: As Paul Slocum comments on facebook "Low-fi  posters"
Bottom: "risk change" 12x24" variable oil on linen(photos reverse) 1993-2012
Looking at this thinking might just see if i can find where i stashed the brushes.
photos from back of paintings

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Zebros at Pete's

Zebros escort you babes to pleasant shores.

Pete’s Candy Store / Sat Sep 15 / 11p.
Say yes.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Germinating Seeds

Friday, September 17, 2010

Germinating Cantaloupe Seeds

Do you ever test-germinate your seeds to see how good they are?

We bought a cantaloupe from a local farmer's market a few weeks ago, and I saved the seeds.  I put the slimy gooey seeds into a bowl, filled it with water, discarded all the ones that floated to the top and just kept the ones that stayed at the bottom of the bowl.  Then I dried them on some newspaper.  Even after discarding the floaty seeds, I probably still have well over a hundred seeds.  I'm definitely not going to plant all of them and I'm sure they will go "bad" in a few years, long before I get around to ever using them all up, either personally or through seed trading.  But before I considered allocating garden space to these seeds and/or trading them away, I wanted to make sure that these seeds were good.

So I placed about a dozen seeds on a sheet of wet paper towel, loosely wrapped them up and put the whole thing in a ziploc bag.  I left the ziploc part open for ventilation, and placed the bag in my grow box.  About five days later, this is what they looked like:

Every single one of the seeds germinated!  Not only that, the roots were really starting to develop, with some of them growing through the double-ply paper towel and coming out on the bottom.  Since I don't know the variety of the parent cantaloupe, I probably won't plant very many of them.  But it's good to know that these seeds are good!

Before you ask, no, I did not save these seedlings, because our indoor grow box is definitely not big enough to grow melons in over the winter.  It's always difficult throwing perfectly good seedlings away, but they served their experimental purpose, and went to go rest (permanently) in the compost pile.

Chinese Elm seedling: Mr. Nature

Friday, July 13, 2012

Chinese elm seedling

I feel like this little tree after not having eaten solid food for 4 and a half days, been on a juice fast.
This was the 4th an extra from Mr. Nature, who as we had some confusion from my order from etsy included this little one as a bonus. It came with hardly any roots just a couple of hair width 1/4 long feeders so was skeptical of its chances but after a couple weeks and all its leaves falling off a bud looks like it will sprout leaves. A real survivor these Chinese elms prove to be. Maybe i should not start counting my chickens until it is out of the woods.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Three Chinese elm tree seedlings from Mr. Nature via etsy They arrived bare roots 6 to 8" tall from Florida. Sent Ups express took 4 days to arrive, as it is june/july they came green and moist wrapped in plastic moist newspaper in a small tube, all seem to have made the transition to rich mulch and sand mix. Mr Nature sent me an extra one with very little root it's leaves fell off but it may come back. According to some research these elms are resistant to the disease that has decimated the American elm. They are extremely hearty enjoy full sun and are drought tolerant. Plan to plant 2 out side and keep one in a container. They join 17 other bonsai and small trees in my brooklyn collection.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Towelettes Rock Williamsburg

 Photo: Nurit Newman

Towelettes play 144 N 11th st. Brooklyn as part of Make Music New York from 5-8
The lineup includes:
Myself guitar/vocals
Ian Wexelbaum Bass and Guitar
Amos Resheff Guitar
Neil Connolly Drums
we may trade instruments

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