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The other night I left home to walk to the Parkside Pub in Whitestone, Queens to see an excellent hardcore punk rock show. I love punk rock music and this show was so close it took only a few minutes to walk there. I have loved punk rock for a long time and knew some… Read more »

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Sid Yiddish is a Chicago performance artist who is running for president as a write-in candidate. He describes himself as a “Lincoln Republican” though his politics are more in line with the Democrats, but you are welcome to write him in on whatever ballot you choose; he’s not picky. He is the only candidate promising… Read more »

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Halloween is a fun time in New York, with a big Halloween parade, haunted house tours and other enjoyable events. There’s the Halloween Parade through Greenwich Village, cemetery visits, or a ghost and murder walking tour. Allow me to add one more suggested activity for you: go see my Misfits cover band Green Hell. FULL… Read more »

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This Saturday is the Punk Island 2014 festival in New York City. It will feature almost 100 bands on seven stages all for FREE on Staten Island. I have had the good fortune to have been a fan of punk rock music since I first heard ‘Anarchy in the U.K.’ in the eighth grade. And… Read more »

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People Everywhere It’s impossible to be a total hermit in NYC. Sure you could hide in your hovel and order Seamless while watching Netflix until the end of time, but even then you’d have to interact with the delivery person – and if you’re actually a participating member of society, you can’t go anywhere without… Read more »

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Only in New York can one attend a soul concert performed by a fat white man, who calls himself Har Mar Superstar, and see a guest appearance by a nostalgia provoking child-star. That’s right, Macauly Caulkin, accompanied Har Mar Superstar for one song last night at the Bowery Ballroom. His appearance just added to a… Read more »

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Two years ago, on the day after Christmas, Thomas Dziarmaga’s apartment was broken into. The thief stole many possessions but amongst the most prized was his music. The music was stored on his MacBook Pro laptops. It contained over 10 years of music Thomas had recorded and composed. To listen to Thomas who goes by the… Read more »