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Monthly Archive for August, 2007

Angry M.F. Fisher, a strong swimmer, recollects: Mother Earth is pregnant for the third time, for ya’ll have knocked her up. I have tasted the beer, the crabs & the menthols, the corn on the cob, the tampons & the bourbon of the Brooklyn waterfront. I was not offended, for I knew I had to […]

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Death loves a mystery. Death can’t get started. Death in high heels. Death makes the world go ’round. Death in a Class A uniform. Death at the Dakota. Death your magic spell is everywhere. Death is here to stay. Death goes to the movies. Death is marching on. Death travels to Samarra. Death and his […]

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‘n coconut oil* but The Music Director does: Straddling borders both real and imagined between Coney Island & Brighton Beach lays Asser Levy Park. Many odd things have happened upon this land– more than few of them in recent years related to the various summer oldies concerts held there. What might, say, Tommy James look […]

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by all means necessary… Swan: Some call it the jazz corner of the world, others are likely to call for directions because they’re lost. Troutman & Flushing? Well, in some ways, it doesn’t matter what the map says, wherever ya’ll think it is– Bushwick, Ridgewood & even the mysterious, ever morphing “East Williamsburg” have all […]

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Ahead of the Brooklyn kids & behind our Southern fam (shout out to Homer, Georgia: what’s good?), Snake puts down his book bag to give us a moment of truth. Best known today for his role as the journalist in the American version of Godzilla (1956), the memory of Edward R. Murrow lives on in […]

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She asked me why… I’m such a hairy guy? It was 1977 & “punk” fashion hadn’t made it to Kingsbridge or Melrose, Soundview or Mott Haven– & why the hell should it have? The Dictators? Fuck the Dictators. The only street credibility they had was their hair which, even without the payes, wasn’t exactly short. […]

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The Other Place

Where Brooklyn at? Centipidede has a few questions of his own: it could be any block BK… i almost typed black BK & had i done so, would this story receive more attention or less? either way, this place is not, in fact, just any place, it’s the other place: Rogers & Linden in Flatbush, […]

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Dear WWIB, As a lifelong resident of Greenpoint & Williamsburg, I know from pollution all too goddamn well. Thus it is I hope you can excuse an old lady (& foxy grandma) a senior moment if she fails to see how so-called “congestion pricing” in Manhattan will improve her life; likewise all the idling Fresh […]

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Angry M.F. Fisher & Toad remind us were one of the greatest comic teams in vaudeville history. From 1967-1978, a similarly named duo hosted WWIB’s popular ethnic food program, The Hill ‘n Gully Show. After their suprising retirement from the scene, the 1980s saw numerous other duos battle for the throne: KRS-One & DJ Scott […]

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Berenice The ______ (street name: BZA), from back in the lab (stop bath, not baking soda): I’m not 100% sure where this photo was taken. Scorpion left ten rolls of film before splitting for vacation down in Georgia & wasn’t precise about what the hell is what. In most cases, of course, I can figure […]

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