Went downtown early morning and headed out to run a few errands. Need more money and I’m hungry for it. Wish blogging was a good way to live on. Live on posting and uploading but there’s got to be some “work” involved. Real work. Effort. Resume building. Contributing.
So I walked down the Manhan rail trail and saw a duffel bag that had been there suspiciously for a while.
Who goes there?
Checked out some of the ice sculptures. The one above still has the Florence Savings Bank emblem on it.
And the Game Of Thornes is stil melting…
Headed up to NCTV, tripod in tow from this past weekend’s shoot. Gotta start clearing off my hard drive and get the videos from the Really Big Show uploaded by this week. Can’t leave JOHN ALLEN hanging.
Saw this on Elm St. on my way to the TV station.
Arrived and checked in the tripod and SD card. Although I still need to clear the card first. Many a files and large clips on it that need to be edited in Final Cut Pro.
I began work on the long awaited Vanished: The Hospital On The Hill. Exhibit at Historic Northampton on Northampton State Hospital.
Some of the footage of Tom Riddell (see above) was shaky as hell since it was hand-held camerawork. I hated it and plan to insert pictures in between the shaky bits. However, I got stuck when he mentioned the State Hospital cemetery. There’s no photos on the web of the bench along the trees memorializing the former patients.
Oh well, got to dig thru the data discs at home. And so many to look thru too. Rats!
Found out from fellow Facebook pals that SCTV/SNL writer Harold Ramis died today. RIP funny man.
Dynamite Records. In this picture it says “coming soon.” But sadly, it is now closed.
A Message from JOHNNY ALIEN.
The Really Big Show - Sunday 23rd 2:00 pm @ The Academy of Music - it’s a fundraiser to keep this great old theatre in business doing the business of bring theatre (and loads of other great stuff to our town). If you can make it, you will feel great knowing you are helping while having a great time… So hope to see you - I’ll be there reading from my book Marmite Cowboy and making shit up up too!
OK, JOHN. Hope it’s clean since this is a family event. And you know what I mean by saying “clean.”
Today, Professor Tom Riddell shows vintage photos of Northampton State Hospital’s “old main.” The Evolution and Transformation of the Northampton State Hospital seminar @ Smith College 2.22.14.
Video coming soon!
Finally, Jeremy Dubs and Rebecca Macomber of the Northampton, MA band Speak! w/ Beethoven. Ha ha ha.
So, here’s a bit of an announcement regarding The Elevens.
There’s some bummer news, and some positive news as well. …off we go!
I will be leaving The Elevens as of 03/01.
And I will miss it very much. It has been a wild ride…I’ve had some of the most fun nights here…enjoyed some amazing performances here, and it’s been simply fantastic working with the staff here. And meeting so many passionate/creative people through my time here has enhanced my life in so many ways. It has truly been a pleasure and an honor to coordinate events here at The Elevens.
My reason for leaving is because the owner is selling the business in the near future. More exact details about the closing have been hard to come by. As you may know, The Elevens and Tully O’Reillys share the same licenses, and are owned by one person. At this time in his life, he’s decided that it is time for him to move on after ten years of operating this business…He’s a good man, a good friend, and I wish him the most success in his future endeavors. I unfortunately do not have an exact date for the “last day”, and I would not publicly divulge it without the owners consent (if I had it).
In other news, I didn’t want to leave the arts community with one less venue in which to host their events, so I am moving on to a new venture (as of 03/01) with some very caring people who are interested in operating a music and arts venue. While nothing will ever replace The Elevens in my heart, I am VERY excited about the new venue and the creativity that is about to grace it’s stage!
Again, The Elevens has been wonderful. Thank you.
***(All February shows are going on as planned, so come party here while you still can, darn it.)***
Prospect Meadow Farm - Open House & Community Day 5.17.13
Prospect Meadow Farm is a nonprofit social enterprise working farm that empowers physically. mentally, developmentally, and economically challenged individuals to find meaningful activity through work in agriculture related fields.
Stage Schedule in order of appearance:
The Endless (drum introduction) Magic Show The Endless (full-band)
(Llamas, goats and other animals appear throughout the video)
A special thank you to our friends & supporters!
TALL GRASS FARM MUFFIN’S GENERAL MARKET AGWAY HATFIELD FEED & SEED COMMUNITY INVOLVED IN SUSTAINING AGRICULTURE NORTHEAST CENTER FOR YOUTH & FAMILIES ED POPIELARCZYK MAGICAL MOMENTS
ServiceNet’s Prospect Meadow Farm 103A Prospect Street, Hatfield, MA 413.887.9441
First Night Northampton 2014. Held in Northampton, MA. December 31, 2013
Performances in order of appearance:
Catalyst Dance @ The Academy Of Music Lord Russ & The Gorgeous Misfits @ Dynamite Space Winterpills @ The Academy Of Music A2Z Yo-Yo Team @ The Academy Of Music Young@Heart Chorus at Council on Aging & Senior Center
All video footage was borrowed from YouTube with the exception of Lord Russ & The Gorgeous Misfits and Downtown Sounds window display which was videotaped by Dann Vazquez.