Toxicity

Shot Of The Day: February 19, 2018





QOTD: They’re trying to build a prison (for you and me to live in).
— Serj Tankian
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Backstory: 2.3 million Americans were imprisoned in 2017 – under the for-profit prison system this is a modern form of slavery.

Locale: Stapleton

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System Of A Down – Prison Song: www.youtube.com/watch?v=yndfqN1VKhY


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Prison Song

Shot Of The Day: February 19, 2018





QOTD: I don’t like jail, they got the wrong kind of bars in there.
— Charles Bukowski
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Backstory: A Sign of the Times…incarceration in the Prison Industrial Complex is Big Business.

Locale: Stapleton

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System Of A Down – Prison Song: www.youtube.com/watch?v=yndfqN1VKhY


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Bad Bad Boy

Shot Of The Day: February 18, 2018





QOTD: I’m a bad bad boy and I’m gonna steal your love.
— Dan McCafferty
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Backstory: OK, here’s the deal: my friend is camera shy and shy in general. But he’s a real sweetheart. He’s gonna steal somebody’s love – he’s a rocker (and a DJ).

Locale: Tell Mama – this is Tompkinsville.

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The first time I heard this song I was driving down US 1 in Fort Lauderdale. The car only had AM radio so I was stunned when Nazareth erupted from the tinny speakers. A while back Dan McCafferty had to retire from touring for health reasons (COPD) but I’m hoping he still has an album or two in him. Here’s Nazareth, 30 years after Bad Bad Boy became a hit, still ripping it up: www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9J1RIYFGts


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Little World

Shot Of The Day: February 17, 2018





QOTD:
I’ll break down my garden gate for you
Little World
Open wide my wild eyed gaze to you
Little World

— Anton Barbeau
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Backstory: My neighbor hangs this wreath every year but yanks it before I get decent lighting. Thank god for the Sony IMX071 sensor…

Locale: Tompkinsville

Equipment: Nikon D7000 / AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED

 

Allyson Seconds – Little World: https://youtu.be/-6CAJPx30FQ


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Whisper Love

Shot Of The Day: February 16, 2018
for Karl Lapp of Frankfurt a.M.





QOTD:
and Love, it’s the reason we are here
whisper Love in every ear
open up your cosmic jar

— Anton Barbeau
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Backstory: I’ve always Lamented the fact that so many New Yorkers engage in Parallel Play whilst commuting…why not whisper love in every ear…?

Locale: Stapleton

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Allyson Seconds – Dust Beneath My Wings: www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-sPvzOxHAQ


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Deus

Shot Of The Day: February 15, 2018





QOTD:
I once met him,
It really surprised me,
He put me in a bath tub,
Made me squeeky clean,
Really clean.

— Sugarcubes
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Backstory: Employees must either wash their hands – or carve Slayer into their arms – before returning to work.

Locale: Stapleton

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The Sugarcubes – Deus: www.youtube.com/watch?v=fq2dWTBVZD4


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Love Is Everywhere

A Nice Moment: early this morning I walked past CVS. A young guy, very tall and lanky, beginnings of a moustache – a schoolboy – was standing in front of the store looking confused. I said, “sorry man, they changed the hours, they don’t open til 8.” His reply: “Damn!” I crossed the parking lot, en route to Dunkin, stopping to photograph a sticker on a truck (it’s a neurosis). He walked up to me and said, “Excuse me but do you know where I can get a VISA gift card around here?” I told him that his was a pretty tall order but he could try the two delis on the next block. As he walked away I asked, “Valentine’s gift?” He nodded. I wished him well and smiled…15 minutes later I passed him again – he was buying roses at a flower stand in the parking lot of one of the delis I recommended, looking very anxious. A very touching scene. I stopped to tell the NYPD crossing guard the story. “See that young guy with the red sneakers…?” “Awww….”

Ciao Bela

Bela Lugosi’s Dead (And Unburied)
Shot Of The Day: February 14, 2018





QOTD:
Has death affected You? Your appetite?
— Anton Barbeau
 
The bats have left the bell tower
The victims have been bled
Red velvet lines the black box
Bela Lugosi’s dead
Undead undead undead
— Peter Murphy
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Backstory: You’d have to ask Silas. He unburied this lot. And if you walked inside who would you find there? Riff Raff? The Count? Ciao Bela…Happy Valentine’s Day from your favourite Creature of the Night.

Locale: Stapleton

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Anton Barbeau – High Noon: https://youtu.be/3iZqZg0d_Q4

– and of course –

Bauhaus – Bela Lugosi’s Dead: www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKRJfIPiJGY


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True Faith

Shot Of The Day: February 12, 2018
For Grant Hillebrand aka African Observer





QOTD: What actually existed and gave rise to the story in the first place was the Mark. There was a man with something on his face that frightened others. They didn’t dare touch him; he made an impression on them, he and his children. Maybe, or certainly, there wasn’t really a mark on his forehead, like a postmark; in real life, things are rarely that crude. Surely it was something strange that was barely noticeable, a little more intelligence and daring in his eyes than people were used to. This man had power, people shied away from this man. He had a ‘mark.’ They explained it any way they wanted. And ‘they’ always want what’s convenient for them and puts them in the right…
— Hermann Hesse
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Backstory: My morning sun is the drug that brings me near
To the childhood I lost, replaced by fear
I used to think that the day would never come
That my life would depend on the morning sun – Bernard Sumner

Locale: Stapleton

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New Order – True Faith: www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfI1S0PKJR8


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