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Music of Bushwick – Ska, October 9

Posted on 16. Oct, 2009 by .

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I went back to Bushwick Music Studios last Friday, where four ska bands played. Rather than do a formal writeup for this show, I was focusing on learning/experimenting with various video and sound equipment. All four bands were comprised of talented musicians, and there were DJs and singers between sets. The enthusiastic crowd danced wildly […]

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Bronx's New Plans for the Disabled

Posted on 14. Oct, 2009 by .

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Last Wednesday, to honor National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. announced plans for his administration to work closely with the disabled. “I’m here to be president for each and every one of them,” he said, referring to the borough’s 1.4 million disabled residents. A mentoring day will be held on […]

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Music of Bushwick – Robot Masquerade

Posted on 08. Oct, 2009 by .

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This past Saturday I attended the Robot Masquerade at Brooklyn Fireproof (119 Ingraham Street). Sponsored by the Addtract Consortium, it hosted four bands in addition to jam sessions between sets. It was in a huge space on a desolate Bushwick block.  Giant abstract paintings hung on the walls and mannequins lit by red light bulbs […]

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Solidarity Through Creativity

Posted on 28. Sep, 2009 by .

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As the beginning of three days of protest against President Ahmadinijad’s speech at the United Nations, a large group of Iranians gathered Tuesday outside the UN to mark their solidarity with those still in Iran.  Rather than begin with a massive protest, the organizers displayed a video art piece to a calm crowd. “The making […]

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Music of Bushwick – September 18 @ Bushwick Music Studios!

Posted on 20. Sep, 2009 by .

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About 15 twenty-something hipsters stood outside, their colorful flannel shirts contrasting the dim grey of the desolate Bushwick block, when I arrived at Bushwick Music Studios Friday night.  The boys were dressed in plaid shirts, tight pants and sneakers, sporting beards and handlebar mustaches. The girls mainly wore short skirts, leggings, and flats. Everyone talked […]

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