Hello. In my last blog entry I wrote a bunch about the freegan feast and Pull-ups for Peace. Here are the videos that I also shot that night, took me a while to get around to editing them!
As always, there is much going on in my life these days. Here's what I'm up to:
1. Freegan Feast 4/12 - I've been hanging out with the NYC Freegans since mid-December. I had dumpster-dived in Orlando with Food Not Bombs, who also feeds the homeless with the food that they find; after moving to NYC I was looking for ways to minimize my expenses and figured that freeganism was the way to go. So after a long search I came across the freegan.info site (linked above) and began going on trash tours with them, rescuing food from grocery stores, pharmacies, party stores, and bagel shops all around the city. You can read more about some of those experiences HERE.
On Sunday night I went on a trash run with the freegans and picked up a shopping-cart-ful of fruits and veggies to be cooked and served at my home on Monday night. I was to host.
The event went great! I would guesstimate that about 30 people came in and out through the night and we all shared a fabulous meal consisting of curry, soups, and pies made from rescued asparagus, green beans, sweet and non-sweet potatoes, tomatoes, cauliflower, tofu, butternut squash, apples, lemons, herbs and spices, and a whole lot of bread. We all had stimulating conversation, excellently healthy (vegan) food, and a great time (despite that, admittedly, I suck at card games).
2. Writing and recording - I'm working on new material this week with a Friday 4/16 deadline. I am expected to have three new songs ready at that time. I've already completed "Pax Americana", "Four Women" is in the process of recording and I'll be composing the music for "Why Lie? (I Wanna Beer)" tonight. So I'm well on my way! The lyrics for these three songs can be found HERE.
3. Pull-ups for Peace - this is the last project of the recent days. I am doing a workout program that will, theoretically, enable me to do 100 consecutive pull-ups. The most I've ever done at one time was twenty and that was shortly after moving to New York. I recently was only able to do fifteen. I'm into week three of an 18-week program (designed to enable one to do 100 push-ups) and going strong. Last night I completed 47 pull-ups in a span of about seven minutes.
I plan on partnering with an organization working for peace in the city of NYC. If it works out, I'll be seeking sponsorship from my friends and family to raise money for myself and the organization. More details and nifty videos soon to come.
NYC-based musician, writer, busker, freegan, revolutionary.