Monday, February 18, 2013

A Song & 1000 Artists At The Edge - Nothing Much Happened in New York Today

Nothing Much Happened Today In     insert city name here     . That's a blog post title I used frequently at The Wild Wild East Dailies, because just when you think that nothing's going on, there's a lot going on.

For me, this cold weather has revealed its share of surprises. First up, Steve Baldwin of Occupy music fame has penned and recorded a song about me and iTOMB called "The Man In The Box". With the actual event of Occupy Wall Street now working on being nearly two years old, many of us long for the days of Zuccotti Park - the days when thousands of us actually lived in a city park and exercised our first amendment rights every day. This song not only brings us back, but reminds us of why we went there in the first place. It was fun! And so, not like the next place I visited.

Andrew Purchin and put together quite the bash for the Inauguration, an installation of artists dressed in white jumpsuits and orange hats just making art in public:) Quite the freeform expressionist ignoring of an event devoted to near nazi-like propaganda. But it was still great fun - like Occupy without the cops! Check out Andrew's review of the event here. As part of my participation, I wrote a few stories for Mike Felber and his soon-to-be-launched new art magazine, At The Edge.

At The Edge will have it's launch party at the Empire Room, and yes, that's at the friggin' Empire State Building, and iTOMB and I are planning a mass paint-in - except they're real worried about us getting paint all over the place:) At The Edge has gained national distribution for Mike's first print and web publication and the launch party looks to be just the way to kick things off . If you are interested in attending (it's free) click the launch party link above and sign up. Things will be happening until the wee hours and should be quite fun.

So that's what's not happening. Pretty good for a winter the groundhog said would be already over:( Again, nothing much happened in New York today.

Friday, February 8, 2013

The Germans Are Coming

It seems the Germans have found me, for the last two blogs to feature iTOMB have been German. My thanks to Bianca Hauda of Cologne for her radio interview with me. Bianca is a host at Radio 1Live in Cologne and recently stopped by to paint and chat and feature us on her blog ,Katz ausHack. Thank you Bianca.

Next up, a family from Boston who are really from Germany, documenting their American experience. With both, we talk about Munich and my time there and it reminds me how nice everyone was to me during my living in Germany. It's good to see it all from here. New York is a great equalizer in many ways :-)

Bianca (Germany) 1.29.13