Here’s a Facebook message from Mayor David Narkewicz & Peter Albert Williams, executive director of NCTV.
So NCTV had asked if I could videotape the First-Year Seminar Presentation on Village Hill Memorial Park. This was happening on Saturday, April 20th, 2013 at Seelye 301, Smith College. Leading the seminar was Tom Riddell, lecturer and professor emeritus of economics.
I decided to get my gear together and head right downtown and made sure I got there on time.
I walked down route 66 and noticed the clearing of the brush they did along the wall of graffiti next to Smith College’s Felt Building.
The first stop was… Turn It Up! record store to drop off my CD “Esoteric Wacko Mix.” A sampler of older material I recorded back in the 90s.
On my way back up to Smith, I noticed there was a protest going on in front of City Hall. It was JUSTICE FOR JONAS.
You can barely see me in this one, videotaping with my iPod Touch camera in the background.
Afterwards I headed up to Smith College, Seelye Hall, and was greeted by Tom Riddell.
The Seminar began and one student showed off a blog she made which featured a video I captured of the demolition of Memorial Complex. Another student made a Facebook page for the State Hospital Memorial Park, soon to be on Village Hill. A great seminar!
Here’s the video.
Wish I had better audio equipment but this is the best I could do for now.
Back up to Village Hill Northampton, I got some updated photographs of the Gatehouse Project and the Pecoy bungalows.
Saw this man, Monte Belmonte from WRSI - 93.9 The River, camping out in front of Northampton Court House in order to raise money for the Cancer Connection.
Monte Belmonte & friends — HEAVY METAL! AGGHHHHHHHHH!!!!
High school students in Northampton, Mass. stage a walk-out, march and rally to protest budget cuts that would cut art, music, and theater. Here they leave the high school for a march downtown, where a rally was held.
Check out the video below by Northampton Media (Mary Serreze):
A Comprehensive Approach to Healing Mental Illness. This is a video I worked on for film director Mari Gottdiener. She asked me to videotape some footage on the bike path and at a ServiceNet group home in Easthampton, MA. This was originally on Google Video but, hey, where’s GV now? Everything has been removed due to the upgrades of YouTube (uploading longer videos in better quality) and the rarely used Vimeo for professional filmmakers. Here it is on my new YouTube channel. It’s pretty long so don’t be afraid to watch bits and pieces of it if you can. Also, my song “Stay Awake,” from the CD Inducing The World With Low-Fi, is played at the end.
So I take it the Big Bad Bollocks show went as good as usual. Every St. Patty’s Day show they put on is superb. Here’s the bands’ frontman John Allen struggling to get the microphone off the stand. A wonderful photo by Angela Hebert Richards.
The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told PVPA presents gay-positive biblical comedy (protesters) 3.17.13 —- the protest the day before was a lot more exciting. This one sadly was subdued yet interesting. Video coming soon.
McLadden’s Irish Publick House almost ready to open. I heard they had a quasi-grand opening on St. Patty’s Day but will re-open again sometime soon. That is a more official grand opening.
Northampton’s mayor David Narkewicz walking in Holyoke’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2013.
Senator Elizabeth Warren and David Narkewicz at the Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
And last but not least… we have a new Pope. As stated on St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s front sign — HABEMUS PAPAM - POPE FRANCIS I 3.14.13
Started compiling a Big Bad Bollocks mashup for NCTV this coming week since John Allen and the gang will be playing on Saturday, March 16, 2013 @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, MA - Annual St. Patricks’ Celebration!
The Big Bad Bollocks 20th anniversary show at The Sierra Grille on June 17, 2010:
My attempt @ videotaping last year’s Iron Horse performance. I only got 3 songs until they threw me out for filming in front of the stage. Pity! Intro talk by Me.