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art in new york

I’m just reading the new york times article about artists getting more and more lost in looking for studio space.

dammit people: the gentrification and hipster movement, going more and more into fake directions, hollow shells of non- or pseudo-existence, without realizing more and more of the separation from art means something: something really bad and terrible is happening!

without art, nothing would really mean anything at all anymore. art allows us the freedom to look at a tree in the park, a curbside brick, a cup of coffee, someone’s dropped cigarette butt in a poetic translation of what the object would be defined as. It’s a gift of an additional filter of perception that transforms the “everyday” objects around us into whatever we want to make of them. And that allows us to look at art per se in a different way, individually, individuated, real, alive, and that is really something that goes across the board: music, sculpture, painting, multi-faceted spoken word broken down garbage re-conceptualization, without which it has always been obvious our world would just be dull. Especially in the city.

I’m too furious to really find words in the right order to put this out there, but there must be a way to simply reboot the concept of reality for everyone so that this ridiculous hunger for money, greed, simply stops: the reason new york is where everyone wants to live is the art here. And we’re not noticing that it’s being gentrified right out of the city. We all know the stories of the west village, soho, east village, etc., but when are we going to be able to wake up and stop it? and how?

In my opinion there is a possibility of voting for an anti-hipster law, meaning anyone who is going to buy and rent out some old block of bricks should be deterred from doing so without offering 60% of the space to professional artists. That’s easy, right? considering 35000 square foot buildings earn a profit of 2 billion a year the landlord should be perfectly happy with 40% of that, right? or is that not enough anymore? what can anyone do with that much money????????????


bob feldman's triplicity live at ABC no Rio

as part of the C.O.M.A. series curated by Blaise Siwula, this trio features Bob Feldman, saxophone, Michael Evans, drums, and Jonas Tauber, bass. In a series of shorter pieces based on concrete-ish concepts we’ve been developing during regular thursday rehearsals … enjoy!

Yes. Definitely loving playing bass tonight at the very interesting and progressively staged The Dwarf performance — at 222 East 46th Street (by the way, parking just across the street is great, cash only $14 for the evening!) in The Blue Building…be prepared to follow the cast through the story, all the way to Mexico!!

tonight @ ABC no Rio :: 156 Rivington, Manhattan

A very explosive evening of improvised music tonight…stop by!

ABC no Rio :: This Sunday!

An evening of improvised music until the new quintet I am conceptualizing for using room and space movement in a way I haven’t quite determined yet, but should be very intriguing…and fun, in a sort of twisted backward way…come check it out or tell friends. This is a cool spot to come see and hear some great sounds and concepts anyway, the COMA series curated by the great Blaise Siwula.

Buy Tickets: 2nd Annual Queens New Music Festival

yes. buy tickets. it will certainly be worth it, and this should lead to interesting other bands as well that are part of this festival…

help support new music! otherwise the status quo of tired and aging multi grammy winners succumbs to the multi national status quo ‘usual suspects’ mentality and that, within any creative field, is the signal to the end of it all.

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