Statue: Augustus Saint-Gaudens, unveiled in 1903. Southeast corner of Central Park. Erected by the people of New York under the auspices of the Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York.
William Tecumseh Sherman (1820-1891)
Most famous for his scorched-earth tactics in the Civil War, General William Tecumseh Sherman brought that same military philosophy to the West, where he shaped a policy and strategy that would finally subjugate all the native peoples of the plains. Sherman was born in Ohio in 1820 and named after the Shawnee chief Tecumseh, who had tried unsuccessfully in the first decade of the nineteenth century to unite the tribes of the Ohio River Valley against American intrusions on their land. pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/s_z/sherman.htm
Creative Time’s year-long program Democracy in America: The National Campaign culminates in the Convergence Center: a major exhibition, participatory project space, and meeting hall mounted in New York City’s Park Avenue Armory just in time for election season.
My video includes an interview with Chitra Ganesh talking about Index of the Disappeared. The show goes from playful to thoughful, to terrifying to silly with everything scattered throughout the huge Park Avenue Armory. I enjoyed exploring the building, you have access up to the fourth floor. I shot it early Sunday afternoon before the performers and speakers were scheduled. The unknown Karaoke guy at the end was the only person with guts enough to lay it all out on the line while I was there.
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The main hall, viewed from the second floor Moose room. (more…)
When not taking photos, I spent my time drumming. I’ve
got to say that this was the most rhythmic spontaneous demo-drumming I’ve
ever experienced. It’s unusual to get random folks able to listen and
respond to each other as they play. It was a lot of fun, and we got people
to dance, which is always a good sign when drumming. That’s Citizen
One in the foreground, his hands a-blur as he beats something out
on a drum made from a plastic water bottle.
These colors don’t run the world.
Oil, water and blood.
Real Americans…Real Angry!
Bike Salute for the Truth March at the Metropolitan Museum.
Click the photo to see the full size panorama composed from four photos.
I didn’t get to take any photos after this. When we reached 59th Street
we were apparently in another police precinct and the mood grew noticeably
more oppressive as we were surrounded by large numbers of cops, cop vans.
I left the march when we reached 49th and Sixth Ave.
I’m back from the rally, I marched from Union Square to 69th and First and then all the way back down to the Lower East Side. The entire East Side above 42nd Street up to about 72nd Street was occupied by the protesters. This was all great, but I am so pissed all my 120 digital photos came out overexposed to the point of being almost pure white. I’m hoping it came about from some setting in the menu that I might have triggered accidentally. I don’t know, it seems to be working fine right now. Cripes!
Here’s the only photo I have with any image on it at all, and it is almost useless. It’s the "Slumber Party." They were some kids in pajamas carrying pillows who had a well organized routines, songs and slogans. Here they are having a sleep-in on the sidewalk.
The updated Gammablablog forecast for the peace rally now at51st Street and First Avenue, within possible sight of the UN…. cloudy, cold and windy for the afternoon. Sounds less invigorating than it did. Still, go multi-layered, gloves and scarves are a must… I don’t know what excuse is being given for pushing the rally even farther from the UN, but it doesn’t matter where we gather.
Can’t March? Find the music and dance in place. We have from 51st street up as far as we can fill, legally and in the permit. Bring an FM radio, tune it to WBAI 99.5 for rally coverage. Can’t find any music? …Sing.