10/8/11

FROM TAHRIR TO WASHINGTON SQUARE






~ Egyptian activist named Mohammed Ezzeldin 

BELA LUGOSI IS DEAD



BLACK & WHITE



MODERN

photo courtesy- Enrico Effe

CLASSIC






DEADLY CUPCAKES

the HOLLYWOOD BREAKFAST CLUB was so much fun this morning....
we met @ solar de cahuenga and enjoyed our breakfast in the patio.

our newest member~ kazzy~ aka stefani germanotta~ made some vegan cupcakes. 
in honor of "all hallows eve" she gave me an eye and a finger!
they will be available opening night~ october 15th~ SAINTS & SINNERS exhibition @ antebellum
antebellum@earthlink.net

photo courtesy- kazzy- alta dena/antebellum corespondent


THE SINNER'S JOURNAL


the SINNER'S JOURNAL~  by artist- asa fox- handmade leather bound cover, laser illustrations on burnt fiber paper, signed in blood & semen- 2011

view it on OCTOBER 15TH~ 7pm @ ANTEBELLUM

antebellum@earthlink.net





10/7/11

THE NEXT ANTEBELLUM- ERA



THE SAINT HAS ARRIVED



SEBASTIAN THAT IS..... check him out OCTOBER 15TH~
antebellum presents~ SAINTS & SINNERS
our annual "all hallows eve" exhibition

ANTEBELLUM
323 856-0667
antebellum@earthlink.net




PIN UP


model & photo courtesy- jon christopher alexander- las vegas/antebellum corespondent






A BIRDS EYE VIEW OF OCCUPY- LA



The California Club doesn't exactly know what to make of this..... a sleeping giant....... is showing signs of presence......
reposting courtesy-$ex artiste- hollywood/antebellum corespondent

HE FINALLY SPEAKS




BANK TRANSFER DAY


NOVEMBER 5TH, 2011


don't accept what banks are doing with your money.


Open an account with a Credit Union. they are easy to deal with, they give you interest on all accounts. they don't charge excessive fees, and are willing to extend loans more readily than mainstream banks.

• Transfer your funds to the new account (online or in person) by 11/05
• Follow your bank's procedures to close your account

To find a credit union near you: http://www.findacreditunion.com/

Together we can ensure that these banking institutions will ALWAYS remember the 5th of November!! If the 99% removes our funds from the major banking institutions on or by this date, we will send a clear message and give the 1% a taste of the fear that we experience every day when we aren't able to pay for our rent, food, medication, utilities, student loans, etc.


HOW CAN YOU HELP?
• Invite your friends
• Post to your timeline
• Post to your local occupation movement's FB page
• Print flyers

BANK TRANSFER DAY- FACEBOOK

LOGO:
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2328261039596&set=o.281139538577206

FLYERS:
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2326389472808&set=o.281139538577206
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2326517996021&set=o.281139538577206



WHY ARE WE BOYCOTTING?
The Durbin Amendment is an add-on to the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Public Law No. 111-203), signed into law by President Barack Obama on July 21, 2010. The Act allows the Federal Reserve to regulate debit card interchange fees of banks with over $10 billion in assets. Over the summer, the Fed released the final rule on the matter by limiting debit card interchange fees to a maximum of 21¢ per transaction.



 In response, these "major banks" have decided that beginning early 2012 any consumer with less than $20,000 in combined accounts will be charged a monthly $3-5 fee if they use their debit card at any point during the month. This is a blatant attack on the 99% that cannot & will not be tolerated. In a stand of solidarity, on November 5th we will transfer our money &; close our accounts with these major banking institutions to take our business to credit unions (or local banks if a credit union isn't available). Since #OccupyWallStreet began, these banks are donating our money (and money they've made with our money) to law enforcement agencies to heap abuse on our brothers & sisters who have been protesting.
DO NOT ACCEPT THIS ANY LONGER.

FIRE THEM


don't stand for this any longer... OCCUPY EVERYTHING.. make your voices heard.







OCCUPY LA IS GOING ON @ DOWNTOWN CITY HALL EVERYDAY-
 24 HOURS.. GO THERE
CHECK OUT AN OCCUPY IN YOUR CITY OR START ONE.

OCCUPY TOGETHER


MADAME X

from the era of 1987 i present-
MADAME X

IRIS PARKER, VALERIE VICTORIA & ALISA RANDOLPH~ 
"MADAME X"

Madame X consisted of Los Angeles based vocalists Iris Parker, Valerie Victoria and Alisa Randolph.  Producer/songwriter/musician Bernadette Cooper, the founding member and drummer of the premier all-female self-contained pop/funk band Klymaxx who hand-picked its members.

i was the wardrobe stylist for these dolls as they appeared on soul train, showtime @ the apollo, and mtv.
iris parker eventually performed with mary wilson of the supremes @ the white house for president bill clinton. 


absolute CLASSIC performance by MADAMA X  on SOUL TRAIN- circa 1988. 
costumes by - ME- rick castro

Madame X - Just That Type Of Girl TIB-FUNK by TIB-FUNK
because of time constrantes, the Soul Train staff forbid costume changes, but during a brief intermission i gave the girls a complete costume change.
 all~the~while host DON CORNELIUS looking over my shoulder, first with anger, then with amazement.
i said to him- "i'm sorry don, but the girls insisted."
his response- "you just do what you need to do young man." and he flashed me a knowing smile.

I'M WEAK FOR YOU- live on soul train!

absolute legend of a song- CHERRIES IN THE SNOW- by MADAME X.
the title is based on a lipstick of the same name purchased and worn everyday by IRIS PARKER.


MARRY ME

I WONDER

JUST THAT TYPE OF GIRL- MTV- 1987
alisa randolph- rip

valerie victoria

iris parker

the dolls that were madame X



alisa randolph passed away in the early 2000's, valerie victoria lives in las vegas, iris parker is "my wife" and lives in los angeles.

photos courtesy- albert sanchez, costume styling by- me- rick castro- circa 1987

TODAYS' BONDAGE


photos courtesy- alteredaputure

10/5/11

ALEX SCHAEFER PAINTS OCCUPY LA



ALEX SCHAEFER IS A LOCAL ARTIST WHO WAS OBSCURE UNTIL HE WAS SPOTTED PAINTING A CHASE BANK IN FLAMES.. SOMEONE CALLED THE POLICE AND HE WAS TAGGED AS A "TERRORIST." HE THEN MADE THE NEWS HEADLINES, AND SOLD HIS PAINTING ON EBAY FOR $20,000.00!


ANONYMOUS OCCUPIES




REPOST- SPAM- SHARE-BLOG-NOW


Anonymous (used as a mass noun) is a group initiating active civil disobedience and spread through the Internet while staying hidden, originating in 2003 on the imageboard 4chan, representing the concept of many online community users simultaneously existing as an anarchic, digitized global brain.
 It is also generally considered to be a blanket term for members of certain Internet subcultures, a way to refer to the actions of people in an environment where their actual identities are not known.
Beginning with 2008, the Anonymous collective has become increasingly associated with collaborative, international hacktivism, undertaking protests and other actions, often with the goal of promoting internet freedom and freedom of speech. Actions credited to "Anonymous" are undertaken by unidentified individuals who apply the Anonymous label to themselves as attribution.
Although not necessarily tied to a single online entity, many websites are strongly associated with Anonymous. This includes notable imageboardssuch as 4chanFutaba, their associated wikisEncyclopædia Dramatica, and a number of forums. After a series of controversial, widely-publicized protests and distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks by Anonymous in 2008, incidents linked to its cadre members have increased.
 In consideration of its capabilities, Anonymous has been posited by CNN to be one of the three major successors to WikiLeaks.

THE BEST "QUOTE"

"STAY HUNGRY, STAY FOOLISH"

STEVE JOBS- 2/24/1955- 10/5/2011

OCCUPY WALL STREET- THE POLICE GO BIZZERK



MARK RUFFALO CALLS IT OUT

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NYC POLICE  ARE BEATING & PEPPER SPRAYING PROTESTERS.....
DON'T PUT UP WITH IT... FIGHT BACK!



FOX 5 GETS CAUGHT IN THE PROTEST


CNN'S  ERIN BURNETT TRIED TO DOWNPLAY THE PROTEST-  WELL FUCK HER

OLBERMANN HELPS OCCUPY

http://current.com/shows/countdown/videos/special-comment-keith-reads-first-collective-statement-of-occupy-wall-street

STEVE JOBS IS DEAD




Steve Jobs Is Dead

Steve Jobs is dead. The Apple chairman and former CEO who made personal computers, smartphones, tablets, and digital animation mass-market products passed away today. We're going to miss him. Deeply, and personally.
Steven P. Jobs passed away on October 5th, 2011 after a long struggle with pancreatic cancer. He was just 56 years old. We mourn his passing, and wish his family the very best.
Let's address this up front: Gizmodo and Steve Jobs had, at best, a tumultuous relationship. Yet no matter how much he may have hated us, we admired him.
No, that's not quite right. We loved him.

OCCUPY ON THE MOVE- DAY- 20


dennis kucinich supports occupy wall street

OCCUPY YOUR CITY

LIBERAL MEDIA'S COVERAGE OF OCCUPY WALL STREET



CONSERVATIVE MEDIA'S COVERAGE OF OCCUPY WALL STREET

21ST CENTURY COUPLE



photo courtesy- maxson scott

21ST CENTURY HOPE


image courtesy- dimos kor- athens/antebellum corespondent

CLASSIC ACTOR


image courtesy- ricardo de castro, (no relation) São Paulo/antebellum corespondent

10/4/11

DEMOCRACY NOW


CUNY professor Frances Fox Piven recently spoke with Democracy Now’s Mike Burke at the Occupy Wall Street protest.

OCCUPY MAINSTREAM MEDIA

OCCUPY COVERAGE FROM MAINSTREAM MEDIA



OCCUPY COVERAGE FROM INDEPENDENT PROTESTOR



MALE PIN UPS

“Men-ups!” is a  project by photographer Rion Sabean


 featuring men doing pin-up-style poses. check it out... what dolls!












BANK OF AMERICA RULES AMERICA










OCCUPY BANK OF AMERICA!


bank of america is gouging it's customers and merchants with swipe fees and a new $debit card usage fee! who wants to OCCUPY BANK OF AMERICA?!

WHAT THE AMERICAN MAINSTREAM MEDIA WILL NOT REPORT

RT NETWORK will-


RT, previously known as Russia Today, is a global multilingual television news network based in the Russian Federation run by RIA Novosti, the 100% government controlled state-run Russian media outlet.
RT shows round the clock news bulletins, documentaries, talk shows, and debates, as well as sports news and cultural programs on Russia. The service is aimed at the overseas market, similar to other international news channels, and broadcast through satellite and cable operators throughout the world.

COULTER USES THE N WORD

ann coulter uses the n- word, (NAZI) in describing the occupy wallstreet protesters-



does ann remember when the tea party protesters brought guns to their rallys?

 so far  occupy wallstreet protesters have been arrested for wearing masks and drawing on the sidewalks with chalks. they are not allowed bullhorns, and have been beaten up, pepper sprayed, corraled and arrested by the NYC police.

imagine if occupy protesters brought their guns?!

LABOR MARCH IN NYC

WEDNEDSAY- OCTOBER 5TH... here are the details-
COMMUNITY/LABOR MARCH TO WALL ST.


HENRY & GLENN FOREVER


HG4EVA cover 300x299 Neely talks Glenn & Henry Forever!
Four guys walked into a bar and decided to write a comic about Glenn Danzig & Henry Rollins… as lovers. Tom Neely answers a few questions on behalf of Igloo Tornado about Henry & Glenn Forever.

10/3/11

ROZ WILLIAMS- RETAIL SLUT


this is an application filled out by the late-goth-great- ROZ WILLIAMS,
to apply for a job @ the equally legendary- RETAIL SLUT.

a shop on melrose ave from 1983 to 2005. the date of the application says- 1997. the shop was founded by HELEN BED.
numerous LA, music, mover & shaker types have worked there including- morag mcpherson, david monster, dora, lauren pine, don bonebrain, tammy, and ME- rick castro.

DEPECHE MODE- CIRCA 1980

the boys from depeche mode- circa- 1980....young bucks.