Friday, April 30, 2004

Weather: More blue sky and drying out landscape.

Wildlife: Birds, birds, and more birds -- the Magpies used to distain anything except peanuts, but they're visiting our box-feeder regularly now.

Charity Alert: The Rainforest Site: Help Save Our Rainforests!

Media Watch: Kingdom Hospital went off on a tangent. This show is only worth a limited damn as a mini-series IMHO, and playing stand-alone episodes just makes it slower. No headless corpse, no laughs, glacial progress in the plot.
Bob Edwards is being pushed out of his Morning Edition spot on NPR, obviously because of his age. I'm going to write 'em a letter. - Edwards signs off 'Morning Edition' - Apr 30, 2004

At the College: Video, video, video -- we are making DVDs now as well as DV tapes. The latter are worthless junk -- too small, too fragile, but all these student projects took up the whole of yesterday! I did learn something about making audio CDs from MP3s with Nero software, though.
I'm presenting a paper later today about Footsbarn Theatre as "One Antidote to War and Violence." 33 years and counting -- I'm really proud of those people: Footsbarn - Welcome

Thursday, April 29, 2004

Weather: Couldn't have a clearer, bluer sky -- how about a month of dark stormy clouds instead?

Hey! This blog was interrupted (see tomorrow, above)!

Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Weather: After dust was blowing hundreds of feet high throughout the valley, a wet storm brought in rain and snow (above 4000 ft). Good start, but not enough.

Wildlife: We walked around nearby Firehouse Pond and counted the Canadian Goose nests -- five at least.
We haven't counted the nests on Little Foy's Lake yet.

Charity Alert: The Animal Rescue Site : Feed an Animal in Need

Media Watch: Part Two of Helen Mirren's Prime Witness 6 was fairly good, as far as mysteries go. I enjoyed seeing the white cliffs of Dover in one scene. I'm sure they never went to Bosnia to tape though -- the landscapes were all verdant green. Her character, Jane Tennyson, sure can be a mean mutha -- with a good cause perhaps, but sometimes she's just plain MEAN.

Updates: New stuff here: The M -- Your Museum and More! NW Montana Historical Society Museum at Central School
More stuff at the Hockaday later: Hockaday Museum of Art - Prime visual arts resource in Flathead Valley of Northwest Montana.

Here's what the Bildlestiffs are doing:
Leviathan at The Coral Room
512 West 29th Street
between 10th and 11th Aves.
Admission only $5. Doors open at 10 pm

Wild world music and sensational circus acts take over Manhattan's swankiest under-sea adventure nightclub. DJ Eugene Hutz of Gogol Bordello will be spinning electro gypsy punk while Keith Bindlestiff and Tyler Fyre bring in the hottest circus acts around. Live Bands every week and Live mermaids swimming in the gigantic aquarium behind the bar.

This Week at Leviathan - April 27 - 10pm

Human Marvels - live music like you've never seen before. The Enigma whom you may know as the blue puzzle piece man from the Jim Rose Circus Sideshow along with the beautiful and buxotic Katzen the Tiger Lady pick up their axes to rock your world and pick up their other axes to chop watermelons off each others heads, swallow swords, stick meat skewers through their flesh, smile, sing and generally blow your mind with the most amazing visual display of rock and roll ever to strike one stage. They're only playing one, that's right just one, show in New York and you guessed it - it's Leviathan at the Coral Room.
But that's not all - you still get the international circus stars you've come to expect from us - this week you'll also see:
Alex Merinov - Ninja acrobat from the Moscow Circus
Mark Mitton - Amazing mind bending magician
Tyler Fyre - Coney Island Marvel.
Plus beautiful mermaids like Julie Atlas Muz swimming in the giant aquarium behind the bar - it's hands down the best five bucks worth of entertainment in Manhattan if not the world.

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Lucky Stiff in the Pussycat
Lucky Stiff in the Pussycat
Wednesday at 9pm
The Pussycat Lounge
96 Greenwich St. at the Corner of Rector St.
N, R, 1 & 9 trains to Rector St.
$11 to enter or just print out this email and get in cheap - just $6!

"Sleaze is back in New York at the Pussycat Lounge." --Time Out NY

Come on out to the last real live erotic cabaret and drench yourself in the delightful debauchery of sexy strippers and circus stars. With live music by Reverend Tribble and the Angels - a Lucky Stiff favorite since the very beginning. Hosted as always by those sultans of seduction - Keith Bindlestiff and Tyler Fyre.

This Week (Wednesday April 28th) features

Insectavora - Beautiful bug eating babe from the Coney Island Circus Sideshow is leaving her snacks at home and showing you a side of her totally tattooed self not normally seen by the general public.
Balloonheadz - the king of latex is stuffing a beautiful girl in a balloon and pumping 'till it pops!
Creamy Stevens - Sweet, sexy, beautiful brunette
Miss Elyse - Cute and curvey, this bodacious blonde will blow your mind.

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May 1
Circus Colossa
Torrington Middle School
200 Middle school rd., Torrington, CT
Showtimes 1,4 & 7 on Satuday
Admission Adults $14.00 Child $7.00 (without free child coupon).

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus co-founders, Mr. Pennygaff and Philomena, are appearing with Circus Colossa: an old-time circus spectacle for the entire family. Philomena is the Ringmistress and Mr. Pennygaff will be performing an amazing diablo routine and a sword swallowing demonstration.

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May 6
Decadance: a Benefit Event for Collective Unconscious
7 pm to midnight at Performance Space 122
150 First Avenue, NYC
Tickets can be purchase at the PS122 Box Office
or by calling 212-477-5288 or online at

Mistress and Master of Ceremonies, Reverend Jen Miller and Faceboy host this benefit bash featuring the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, Karen Finley, Neal Medlyn, Julie Atlas Muz, and the Electrified Sweets

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Friday May 7
at Galapagos Art Space
70 North 6th Street
between Kent and Wythe
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Showtime: 10 pm to 1 am
Admission $5.
Call 718 782-5188 for more info

Philomena will be hosting the regular Floating Vaudeville Night at Galapos in the heart of Williamsburgh, NY.

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June 11,12,13, 2004
Drawin' the Wildcard Tattoo Extravaganza!
Atlantic City Convention Center, Atlantic City, NJ.

In early June Mr. Pennygaff and Philomena are performing with the Rev. Frankie Luv Traveling Tattoo Sideshow in Atlantic City. More details coming soon.

Monday, April 26, 2004

Weather: Too damn dry -- The Daily Internet: The Daily Inter Lake Newspaper, Kalispell, Montana

Wildlife: Gross story warning!
1) A blackbird crashed into our front window and died.
2) The Magpies and other carrion birds started eating its carcass, but didn't bother to fly off with it as they usually do.
3) I had to clean it up myself before our cats went outside and brought it inside -- YUCK!

Charity Alert: The Hunger Site : Give Food for Free to Hungry People in the World

Media Alert: Kumar Sonu has a wonderful voice, and has made hundreds of tracks for Indian movies: Hindi Songs Page - Unlimited ..... There are, of course, many more "playback singers" with thousands of fans of their own.
CSpan : A panel discussion of women's (and society's) issues led by Barnard College's President Judith Shapiro -- pretty good!
Just the opposite: U.S. and Iraq One Year Later: Right to Get In? Wrong to Get Out?
Christopher Hitchens, "A Long Short War: The Postponed Liberation of Iraq"
(Frickin' JACKASS -- pure poison in a debate. The "never argue with a fool" rule means that he has his disingenuous say and nobody else matters. He goes first, hogs all the time, and sets the agenda -- even if facts are presented to the panel later, they are irrelevant to his smug assertions. Never give a sniper the high ground in the name of fair play!
Seat Warmers:
Mark Danner, "The Massacre at El Mozote"
Michael Ignatieff, "The Lesser Evil: Political Ethics in an Age of Terror"
Robert Scheer, co-author, The Five Biggest Lies Bush Told Us About Iraq"
Steve Wasserman, Los Angeles Times Book Review editor—Moderator (Ha! Watch the discussion die before it ever starts, Steve.)

At the College: I'm going to submit a short paper about Footsbarn Theatre's international success to the Global Friends club as an antidote to the other students' gloom 'n doom stuff about various ugly wars in our beautiful world. Footsbarn - Welcome