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Monthly Archive for April, 2008

Swan says “yo, Chango”: While the scumbags of blogidad take big box store tours without remark on the attendant environmental, race & class issues or laud unfathomably ignorant, beyond awful (rhymes with offal) self-negating “real estate art ” at 3rd & Bond, others have taken a different path. Frogg, our second favorite amphibian (after mighty […]

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Ernie Koy Jr. grabs the brass ring: Yeah yeah, I know it’s trendy to blog about the Bronx now but The Publisher– when he’s actually working here & not reviewing books elsewhere– seems willing to indulge a native son; I trust ya’ll can too. It was, as they say, one of those goddamn days: I […]

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Angry M.F. Fisher has the recipe: If music be the food of love, let’s call it that giant buffet on Rockaway Avenue near Belmont. Soul, brother! This might not be the best example to show ya’ll– & nobody is fronting on the ‘Ville, to this day– but to many in Brooklyn, any M.O.P. is that […]

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The Music Director reviews: One of WWIB’s favorite jazz books is Sidney Bechet‘s Treat It Gentle. For those of ya’ll who don’t know, Bechet is one of the towering individualists of the first half of 20th century American music– hear at least his recordings with Louis Armstrong, of Corona via Chicago & New Orleans yesterday. […]

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Special correspondent Caz Dolowicz celebrates: Goddamn, I was very sorry to read the other Jonathan Williams obituary– my condolences, even if neither Mayor Bloomberg nor Pope Benedict (Jonathan Williams served in Germany with the U.S. Army Medical Corps: maybe they met?) offered none. (What the fuck do ya’ll think Hillary Clinton– or the equally vile […]

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Dr. Scorpion offers his diagnosis: For decades now we’ve been accused of having Afrocentric musical biases & what the hell, if not quite a fact– I’ll admit it seems true enough when WWIB gets stuck with booby prizes like being voted Brooklyn’s best real estate blog. Flattering? I think the fuck not, hot stuff. Unlike […]

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DJ Toad brings that beat back: While real estate vermin & their feckless army of shills in both the print & internet media do their best to ignore it, all sortsa interesting– non-white, non-rich– things can still happen in even the most beleaguered-by-lies neighborhoods. This doesn’t mean we suggest sending, say, the broke dick dogs […]

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Swan takes the 4 train from Utica Ave & that’s right, documentaries plural. One is a short film, Brooklyn Among The Ruins & its title– from Kafka– is, perhaps, a little misleading. Those expecting the smoldering lots of 1970s Bushwick or Brownsville won’t find ‘em here, nor is it an homage to such monuments of […]

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The Music Director does the math. Ask a random New Yorker about Williamsburg & Bushwick & ya’ll would be lucky to get a random answer. On a good day one might hear well-meaning speculation– “isn’t that were S. Cono comes from?”– or maybe some honest ignorance– “I’m not sure, we just moved here.” Old line […]

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Hope Renewed That Canal Will Be Flushed. The cleaning out of Gowanus Canal, a thing long devoutly wished for by Brooklynlites will be a possibility within the next couple of years, if all goes well. The canal has been operating for the past half century without a good wash, and so it will probably not […]

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