55º Fahrenheit in Tompkins Square Park this afternoon. Probably an NYU student film. It had a large crew, even more than you can see in the video.
People posing with candidate cut-outs in Tompkins Park.
Blaine is amazing in his willingness to, literally, put himself in such strange positions. He looks so vulnerable here, even surrounded by security. He takes ten minutes per hour upright to get medically checked and pee. The park closes between 1 and 6AM. Who keeps an eye on what is going on then? But even with the breaks this stunt looks extremely uncomfortable, and yes dangerous to his health. Like a boxer, his career involves injury to his body. I hope his special tonight involves more street magic than his last one did. I like the guy.
live ABC primetime special, “David Blaine: Dive of Death,” Wednesday, September 24th (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET).
Message adhered to the street by the “Not so Cool Kids.” Panem et circenses is an ancient Roman metaphor for people choosing food and fun over freedom. – wiki
I just finished part two of my Toy Tower Video – Eddie’s Big Wind.
A fierce wind and rain storm, Monday night after the memorial, leaves the tower dangerously leaning into the garden. This accelerates the Parks Department’s plans to tear it down. I again interview the gardeners : Joanee Freedom, Pat Russell, Graywolf and William Hohauser. And we hear from gardeners: Barbara (Improvisational poetry), Steve Jones Daughs (drums) and Tim Young (a sad witness to the final fall of the tower). Plus we hear from various neighbors who were unhappy to see it go, and John, the single angry, vocal protester on the morning of the take-down.
Graywolf tells a great story about how the tower almost came down in an ice storm in 1994, and how Eddie got his friends from Sophie’s bar to save it.
Joanee gives more garden history, and shares her theory about the storm being Eddie’s Wind.
William shares some insight into how Eddie expressed his spirituality.
And Barbara Monoian from the Musee de Monoian gallery says that Eddie was the neighborhood’s keeper of history.
A couple of neighbors expressed glee within earshot that the pile of junk was finally gone, but no one was willing to go on camera to say it.