Sunday, December 29, 2013

Billowing Pollution

Smoke from a defective oil burner appears to billow from behind the Queen of All Saints church in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Aggravated Harassment

I don't get bothered by internet trolls and stalkers because the law protects us to a certain extent. I think a fair warning is sufficient. If it persists, it's easy to get the service provider to cooperate with law enforcement. I once had a coworker in the public sector who is retired now, that sent harassing emails to me. They were of how to beat women pamphlets, racist anti hiring editorials, and diatribes against all blacks. And this now retired public servant is now collecting a pension. This sort of thing happens everyday, and the better way to deal with it is to collect the evidence, note the time and day, contact an EEO laywer and file a formal complaint.

Carl Sagan on Charlie Rose, May 27, 1996

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Monday, August 26, 2013

From JFK to Incheon

This is a segment of air travel from NYC to Incheon, Korea.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

"Procissao" Gilberto Gil, topical song

"Procissao"-Gilberto Gil
Look at the procession go by
Pulling itself like a snake over the ground
The people who are passing
Believe in something beyond the sky
The women are singing verses
The men listening take of their hats
They live in penance here on earth
Waiting for what Jesus promised
Jesus promised a better life
To those living in this world without love
But only after their body is delivered to the ground
Only after dying in the Sertao
I’m on Jesus’ side too
But I think he has forgotten
To speak to the earth that these people live on
And tell it to arrange a way for them to live
Because so many people are flying up to God*
Who promises so many things for the Sertao
That he will give a dress to Maria
And promises a farm for Joao Year after year nothing comes
And the Sertao continues to give to God
But if Jesus exists up in heaven
Then here on earth this has to stop
 -translation from Song Meanings


Gilberto Gil - Procissao by le-pere-de-colombe

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Irresponsible & ignorant



Refer to these news articles: 1,2, 3,4 and 5. I think he should be given a choice to resign. I think he's a good candidate for anger management classes- being he owns firearms (legally). He makes racist and sexist statements. Public servants should be held to a higher standard. When they take an oath of office, they swear to serve the public, not just the ones they are not xenophobic to. I personally would not like working with and for somebody with this kind of behavior. And if I ran my own business-- I would not hire somebody who behaves this way. As a matter of fact, if I were the boss, I would give him a choice to resign or be fired. It is a bad thing that he is in a union. Why? Because members that don't behave like sexists,racists, & xenophobes are having to put up with his acts. It's hard enough trying to get fair wages and it's worse when members act ignorantly. Unless he was undergoing some sort of mental illness or breakdown, I don't think it's unfair to ask him to resign or be fired. Given the fact he has a weapons cache and loves Nazi paraphernalia- I think he should be disarmed. I certainly believe he would hold prejudice in the performance of his duties. Making these tweets were irresponsible and ignorant.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Monday, March 18, 2013

Mic Check Mar. 9, 2013

Brooklyn Academy of Music presents Mic Check: Hip-Hop from North Africa & the Middle East. Curated by Zeyba Rahman. Featuring Amkoullel, Deeb, Brahim Frigbane, El General, Shadia Mansour, Oussama Ben Amor, DJ Johnny Juice, & Yacouba Sissoko.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Remember when

Via MoveOn.org

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Show excerpts pt 1--George Clinton and the P-Funk All Stars

Show excerpts part 1--George Clinton and the P-Funk All Stars performed at B.B. King's, going through the awesome Funkadelic and Parliament standards. I used a point & shoot compact camera. The sound was actually very good but I didn't capture it.

Friday, February 08, 2013

February is Black History Month

February is Black History Month. music: "Doxy"- Miles Davis

"St. James Infirmary" Pete Murano solo Dec. 8, 2012

Dec. 8, 2012 Trombone Shorty and Orleans Ave. Band performs "St. James Infirmary". Pete Murano guitar solos.

Richmond Hill Fire, Queens Nov. 7, 2012

On my way to Engine 294 to drop off donations for Hurricane Sandy victims, I walk right up to them at a fire on Jamaica Ave. The Nor' Easter was just rolling in Nov. 7, 2012.