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Monthly Archive for June, 2007

big ups big ups (it’s a stick up) to everyone in the WWIB listening family who’s called or written offering flowers, food, sex & various folk remedies for Scorpion who, maybe… maybe, ran afoul of a certain glaring Santeria woman down in Sunset Park the other day. our boy writes: “so far so good, but […]

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barely returns. Why? Well, in this case, the Scorpion isn’t a submarine (look it up), but rather one of the Five Deadly Venoms, on long-term assignment to assess the state of Spanish Brooklyn in all its roiling, sprawling complexity, from Columbia St to City Line and all points in between. Why? Because Spanish Brooklyn still […]

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The Wobbly Pivot, or

in answer to the musical question, WWBD (What Would BZA Do) if a certain WWIB reporter (hint: Lizard) blew his Thursday morning deadline (again)… get all IWW on his should-be-guilt-ridden but (probably) still-sleepin’-it-off ass? (Prediction: “uh, I was out w/Koy, boss, & …”) that’s one thing, yes. the song below is another: WAKE UP!! death […]

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Northern Beef

“Koy here.” Ernie Koy? “Yeah, Junior.” I’ve been through it a million times. Maybe you’ve heard of my old man– “a legend”– maybe you haven’t. He was a writer, Bronx Irish. I write too, sometimes. About Tha’ Boogie Down, about the streets, crime, sports… love, hate, action, violence, death… in one word, emotion. I’m not […]

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14. Steal bread from pigeons. 15. Steal pigeons 16. Dress up like a pigeon & then also be fed 54. Print money 55. Steal money 56. Have money 57. Get along without money 270. Live with the pigmies (as a remarkable giant-king) 271. Live in a department store 272. Live with the watusis (as a […]

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Affirmative No

events– even “good” ones? don’t do ‘em. while everyone here at WWIB is more than down with mermaids, gay pride & hip-hop, & recently, the opera, Richard Thompson and Ralph Stanley in Prospect Park as well (Ralph Stanley II is… well, another story), ya’ll can read about those things elsewhere. maybe it’s a good read, […]

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… living room and answer, “Who cares, as long as they leave us alone here.” Ours was a happy Catholic household; you could call us the typical Brooklyn family of the early 1900′s. We went to Mass religiously every Sunday and had chicken for dinner. The kids in the neighborhood “got out” their working papers […]

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We talked of the neighborhood from which we had both come, and we talked of baseball season and of how the Giants would miss Monte Irwin, and of Don Newcombe, the big Dodger pitcher who had been called to the army. Sutton was a knowledgeable baseball fan and an unregenerate Dodger rooter. “I don’t see […]

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keeping on with a Midwood theme, & partly inspired by a terrific Found In Brooklyn post here, WWIB Community Radio is happy to take ya’ll deeper into the guts of it. the guts of whuh? tho’ he said “you ain’t got to explain shit,” today’s headline plays on a line in Notorious B.I.G.’s still awesome […]

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Most folks here at WWIB have a lot to say about this epochal slice of LI to BK history but for now let it be known that I, Berenice (The Abbott)/BZA also has more than a little empathy for Brother Spike– not her favorite director but terrific here– shooting a summer video in… winter light. […]

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