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Tell The Bartender Episode 15: Camp It Out

August 13, 2013

Listen to Episode 15: Camp It Out

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In this Episode:

Camp Learn Stuff: Friends Emmy and Will share stories about a camp theater director who had some unorthodox ways of training his students. Plus, They play “Craigslist Ad or Casting Notice”!

The Mystery of the Button: Josh Cohen was rushed from camp to the ER in a very remote part of New Jersey because he swallowed a button. The doctor had an interesting way of treating him.

Liz’s Ark: While working at a camp in Texas, Liz Davenport was faced with a herculean task: save her campers from a major oncoming flood. She was asked to use a shovel.

Bummer Camp: Jesse Myerson just came back from a very difficult Summer camp session. He shares how he got past the lows to appreciate the highs.

PLUS listener shout outs, a drink recipe, a new “Craigslist Ad or Casting Notice” and news about the next  Tell The Bartender LIVE!

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Emmy Bean is a performer based in Chicago. Her friend Will Carlough is an incredible filmmaker. Together they are absolutely hilarious.

Josh Cohen is the co-creator of the Josh and Tamra show, and teaches puppetry master classes all over the country. He also has racy pictures of 20 year old Katharine somewhere due to a prank gone horribly wrong. But that’s another story.

Liz Davenport is an awesome Brooklynite who would probably still risk her life for a child, but maybe with assistance in the future.

Jesse Myerson is a journalist and total badass. Here he is doing a field piece for Citizen Radio:

Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“A Duel Will Settle This” by Mates of State

“The Stars of Track and Field” by Belle and Sebastian

“The Only Living Boy in New York” by Simon & Garfunkel

Shipbuilding” by Elvis Costello

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists


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Rage Against the Machine: Tom Morello at #OccupyWallStreet

October 13, 2011

Brooklyn Bugle contributor Tim Schreier caught Tom Morello’s set today at #OccupyWallStreet at Liberty Plaza’s Zuccotti Park.  The singer-songwriter performed on the eve of the protesters’ potential eviction from their campground.

Morello, a long time supporter of progressive causes, is currently promoting his latest Nightwatchman release World Wide Rebel Songs. He was joined by frequent collaborator Carl Restivo.

Rolling Stone: Tom Morello paused for a moment as he tuned his guitar in front of the Occupy Wall Street masses this morning at New York’s Liberty Plaza. “This is crazy out here,” he said, smiling. The Rage Against the Machine guitarist went on to perform a four-song set for hundreds of onlookers, including a poignant, protester-fueled rendition of Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land.”

Before the performance, however, Morello addressed the crowd – whom he called “friends.” He introduced himself as the Nightwatchman, his folk alter-ego, and spoke directly to the attentive and excited members of the Occupy Wall Street movement: “First, they ignored you – then you got pepper-sprayed.” But he didn’t stop there. Morello led the crowd in a charged chant: “I know in my heart, all hell can’t stop us now.” And then, repeatedly, “All hell can’t stop us now!”

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#OccupyWallStreet : Opinion and Photos

October 4, 2011

Friend of the Brooklyn Bugle and avid photographer Tim Schreier posted the following note about #occupywallstreet on his Facebook page today. He’s given us permission to repost his photos of some of those demonstrating as well as his personal observations. We thought that they were well worth posting here.

Many of my friends may have noted that there is a giant protest going on here in NY. Hundreds (at some points, thousands) of people have taken up camp in the Financial District. A bit of national media has paid some attention to the “Occupiers”. I had the opportunity to spend some time there this weekend, photographing (go to my Flickr page and various blogs, news, etc that have picked them up, if you are interested) and talking to quite a few people. Like many, I was suspect of the motivations of a few of the people; the “professional protesters” or the “I was there, where is my t-shirt protesters”. To be honest, there were a few of those types there but there were also many, many people who were genuinely frustrated.

Frustrated to the point where this was their only outlet to be heard. Their frustrations were diverse; healthcare, jobs, education, war, taxation, balance of power, etc. I think because of this diversity it appears, to the media, to be unorganized chaos and overwhelming to the point of comedy. In a world of “bumper sticker phlosophers” it seems unorganized not to have a single focus, this is one of the big problems the media has in covering this story; they like nice, neat, clear and succinct packages of thought, easy to bundle and relate to. Clearly, here, is not the case.

The message is diverse, as the people who are trying to send it. Why Wall Street and not Washington? This has been my question from the start. One of the most ovewhelming grievances is regarding taxation issues and the feeling that people are taxed more than the corporations.

Another issue is the Supreme Court ruling on Citizens United and the FEC. It is overwhelming sentiment that Corporations now receive all the rights of a citizen but none of the responsibilities. It became clear to me that this was, in some ways, the Tea Party of the Left. A band of people from diverse backgrounds with diverse frustrations and diverse motivations.

It is difficult in this age of “sound bite” and “low attention” media coverage for the press to get it’s hands around this and other protests or occupations. The people here have similar frustrations to the Tea Party movement, in that they have a need to be heard. One of the major difference that I can see is whom should be taxed more. For the Tea Party they think any tax is evil for these people it appears they have a desire for a larger contribution to be made by the corporations. Healthcare and education is another; the Tea Party does not want government involved in any healthcare, these people feel it is an inalienable right for the government to provide more healthcare coverage and education for the young. The “Occupiers” have a deep distrust for corporations, it appears the Tea Party does not share this distrust. The “Occupiers” feel that “trickle down” is a myth created by corporations or self annointed “job creators” the Tea Party feels the less we tax corporations the more they will create jobs.

Over the past couple of weeks I have been down there to listen. Yes, there are the typical professional protesters who want to be heard for the sake of being heard (perhaps that is me in writing this too) but I walked away with a great appreciation for what they are trying to do. They are sick of apathy. They care about the direction and path our country is currently taking. They want to be heard. They should be heard.

They have a map of destination cities. Chances are your city may be on that map. I know DC is coming up in the next few weeks and that is something I personally welcome. I urge anyone to stop and listen to what they are saying, you may not agree with them at all but they are passionate, caring, committed and well within their rights to be vocal and be heard. I would rather live in a country, town, state where people express themselves and demand to be heard than sit on a couch and brood.

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