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Monthly Archive for May, 2008

or site-specific “installation” whatsis: Swan asks… whuh? Sharp-eyed, sharp-tongued, once in a while a card sharp hustlin’ the boardwalk near Seagate, other times filling out custom forms with a black Sharpie while waiting on the long, long line at the post office on Neptune: I, Swan, raised on Mermaid Avenue & a graduate of racially […]

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Caz Dolowicz rolls out the WW (welcome wagon)—local. They said it couldn’t be done. They said it shouldn’t be done. Uncle Caz, Uncle Caz: what the hell did they do?!?! Ya’ll loved them in the pages of New York Calling. Ya’ll astounded them in the basement of the Fresh Meadows Barnes & Noble. Now, for […]

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Junius Van Sinderen offers his backspin: After a round of tense last-minute negotiations with the management at Demause.net News Service over 1) demolition costs; 2) naming rights 3) tax abatements & 4) what sources called a “generous” contribution to the Stop The Ditmas Canker slush— I mean “community outreach”— fund, WWIB is delighted to link […]

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From the deck of the S.S. Rockapulco… Swan: As guest correspondent Caz Dolowicz reported last week, Queens County Blogfest was far more than merely successful— it was, by numerous other accounts, a goddamn happening the likes of which not seen within 50 nautical miles of Beach 116th Street since the Golden Venture ran aground in […]

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whatcha up to, Zincsmith Billiard? Glad ya’ll asked! One project among the many is to identify, & hopefully interview, each of the people in this video collage, assembled from Beenie Man’s smash 2004 hit, “King of the Dancehall,” & a wide array of folks from Crown Heights, Flatbush, East Flatbush, Bed-Stuy, Ocean Hill, Brownsville, New […]

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Straight outta Mott Haven, Ernie Koy, Jr. presents: Courtlandt Cartel, Wali World, Amed, G.D. Hehdkrack, A.G., Gang Starr, Diamond, Show, O.C., Fat Joe, Big Pun, Lord Finesse, Buckwild, D.I.T.C. & G.D. Is Big L there behind the parked car? A few of these names are among the G.O.A.T., some immortal, at least one dead, many […]

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Berenice “The Abbott”/BZA gets her work bum on: It is, finally, if sometimes futilely, about putting the work in, & getting up, by any means necessary. There is no other way, although the Brooklyn blogidad is overrun with whores, shills, hucksters, shitheels, liars, lazy fucks, fake journalists, fawning sycophants, psychotic vassals & more than a […]

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Caz Dolowicz remembers: Drunk in Astoria, again here Mr. Angry at? Drunk in Bayside oh, Bell Boulevard brogues, ya’ll slay me. Drunk on Corona Light that one time, what crap I pissed off the Cross Bay Bridge. Drunk in Douglaston— the bartender played Run DMC Raising Hell repeatedly. Drunk in Edgemere surf’s the fuck up, […]

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From the rubber room to the recap district, Toad: But where the hell are the rest of ya’ll? Caz Dolowicz is still in Florida, he left a message saying they were out of sausage at Eli’s BBQ in Dunedin yesterday. BZA is on the campaign trail again, last seen looking for Elvis on the jukebox […]

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Beadel Debevoise spells it out for ya’ll: While these are not, in fact, the end days of ridiculous prophecy, few who love freedom in all its messy possibility would deny it’s been a rough couple decades for American idealism. Bad politics played its part, much as it always has, & shadow armies of the politically […]

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