My own private East Village Part 2

This is a real East Village story.

Yesterday my wife sent me out to get...
No, not milk.
Not bread or eggs.
She said, "Go to Enchantments and get me some High John The Conqueror root".
I went but they were closed.
But being the East Village there was ANOTHER herb/magic store a few doors down.
I went in and asked the girl for the root.
She said that they were out and then I asked what it was for.
She said, "Your wife obviously needs it for a spell".
"A spell?" I asked, "What kind of spell?"
She said, "I'd watch out if I were you".

High John The Conqueror root

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Was that at Flowerpower?
Those girls are witches.
You're lucky you got out of there with your own balls intact.

From Wikipedia:
The plant is known in some areas as bindweed or jalap root. It has a pleasant, earthy odour, but it is a strong laxative if taken internally. It is not used for this purpose in folk magic; it is instead used as one of the parts of a mojo bag. It is typically used in sexual spells of various sorts and it is also considered lucky for gambling.
-So Daddy, Empress is either gonna get you to defecate profusely, or hex your johnson, or run off to the OTB office. But something also tells me she is planning for 'Sister Moon' next month.


Here's the whole entry at:
Magic Root

I especially like the excerpt from the 1961 Willie Dixon song 'Hoochie Koochie Man'.
Poetry reading at ABC NO RIO 1989
Early February. 12 degrees outside
A bulldozer working next door
‘accidentally’ knocks half the
East wall off. There is no heat to
begin with.. Among the
five people there I remember
the monumental J.D. Rage and
Eduardo Arrocha the last
tattooed man at the Coney
Island Freak Show before
it closed. Snow was falling
in the room. I remember
J.D. read this poem where
she said something bad about
God and right then there was
a big roll of thunder outside that
forced us to laugh just
for the warmth.

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That was it Bobby.
And there were these other few extremeists around that would inspire and encourage you too.
Plus hardly any touristas or people just looking for lighthearted entertainment would ever venture in to the zona because it had been abandoned by the cops, was overwhelmed with junky/dealer feeding frenzies in the middle of the street, and there was just this general harshness the beauty of which you kinda had to earn the right to revel in and savour. And the poetry was so whack, so raw, and so unselfconscious. Things were so aw-ful.
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1. Restrict access to the area until clean-up is complete. Use caution tape or placards to
warn the public and keep them away from the site.
2. Wear appropriate protective clothing, gloves and other protective equipment when
cleaning the trauma scene in accordance with the Exposure Control Plan.
3. Place sharp objects, such as broken glass, which may be contaminated with blood or
other bodily fluids in an appropriate puncture-resistant container for disposal as medical
waste.
4. Clean hard surfaces with soap and water. Other optional cleaners and disinfectants
include household bleach solution (1/3 cup household bleach in one gallon water) and
disinfectants registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (see:
http://www.epa.gov/oppad001/chemregindex.htm).
5. Clean personal items and items used in food preparation with soap, water and chlorine
bleach (1/3 cup household bleach in one gallon water), or discard these items, if they
can’t be cleaned.
6. Clean reusable mops and rags with soap, water and chlorine bleach (1/3 cup household
bleach in one gallon water), or discard these items, if they can’t be cleaned.
7. Wash hands and all exposed skin thoroughly with soap and water when clean-up is complete.

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It's kind of become like that hasn't it.
But I kind of like to think of it as the Lower East Side blogging itself through me. One needs to think in terms of how much mayhem and jubilance has been endured. How vividly beautiful are the colors of rat entrails or sharp morning sunlight on the nearly naked bodies of a garden parade. What kind of sublime insanitywisdom flows off the tongue of a delirious neighbor as he collapses in a reverie imposed by HIV cocktails, insulin injections, 65 years of being alive and 98 degree summer heat. The hilarious giggles kept silent behind the piercing smiles on the faces of the old ladies who lead a white frocked virgin through the streets to her first communion. Those old crones still know how to rile all the groins on the block.
But it's not my blog. I'm just a kind of telescope. A kind of codeless drone piloted by a gossiping heart.
In Loisaida there is a path that may be found by the voice upon which spoken words earn a kind of everlasting permanence for the speaker whose immortality becomes part of the continuity of la Raza. Maybe this is not for you to understand in a human way.

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The following indicate a delusion:
1. The person expresses an idea or belief with unusual persistence or force.
2. That idea appears to exert an undue influence on his or her life, and the way of life is often altered to an inexplicable extent.
3. The individual tends to be humorless and oversensitive, especially about the belief.
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So, SEVEN,

One could imply that you think La Raza is:

1. The person expresses an idea or belief with unusual persistence or force.
2. That idea appears to exert an undue influence on his or her life, and the way of life is often altered to an inexplicable extent.
3. The individual tends to be humorless and oversensitive, especially about the belief.
4. An attempt to contradict the belief is likely to arouse an inappropriately strong emotional reaction, often with irritability and hostility.
5. The person is emotionally over-invested in the idea and it overwhelms other elements of his or her reasoning.
The following features are found:
1. It is a stable disorder characterized by the presence of delusions to which the person clings with extraordinary tenacity.
2. The condition is chronic and frequently lifelong.
3. The delusions are logically constructed and internally consistent.
4. The delusions do not interfere with general logical reasoning (although within the delusional system the logic is perverted) and there is usually no general disturbance of behavior.
5. The individual experiences a heightened sense of self-reference. Events which, to others, are nonsignificant are of enormous significance to him or her, and the atmosphere surrounding the delusions is highly charged.
6. For the deluded, their own beliefs are single-mindedly asserted and imposed as an objective reality for all others.
This is from items on the community board agenda:

WHEREAS, formerly there were PEP, NYPD, and sometimes DEP monitoring, there currently is no enforcement or monitoring; and

WHEREAS, people in this area suffer from abnormal levels of noise pollution every weekend;


The no monitoring claim is just a flat out wild lie. Every single event there has lots of cops in attendance ALWAYS. It is really laughable someone could assert there is no monitoring.

And, what the fuck is "abnormal levels of noise pollution"? Abnormal? Every weekend? Like, whenever the park fills up with people it is an abnormal condition?

Has anyone who actually lives on the block of E. 7th across from the park authored the resolution to stop concerts in the park? If not, then the initiative is based on a lie. But politics, even micro/local politics is frequently built of lies, and I'm not telling anyone anything new by saying so. So let's all first defend the neighborhood from the lies.

If someone wants to complain about the biggest source of noise in the park, fact is, the most routine, frequent, on-going, persistent source of noise in the park is families with children who get concentrated in the enclosed playground areas. This source of noise is everyday and peaks after 3PM when local schools let out. How come no one is complaining about the families with children who cause the most routine and persistent noise in the park? The concerts and other large public events in the park are insignificant sources of noise compared to the families with children.

The park is actually administered and controlled in a quite rational and reasonable way (by NYC standards) at the current time. Currently, there is an acceptable level of tolerance by the authorities most of the time.

The antisocial factor in this situation is the person, or few persons, who are instigating the move to attack the social well-being created by the park as it is currently administered and run. Apparently, Scrouge doesn't sit in the park sucking on a lemon, but does their ill will towards the rest of humanity from a seat on the very community board charged with protecting civility. Typical New York, forever attacking itself.

I'm heading over to the park now. To play my drum. For which, once, years ago, I was written a civil summons when a wealthy resident who lives on B collared a cop and literally forced her to cite me. This was done while the bus stood fifty feet away, and a lot closer to the rich person's apartment, making eight times more noise than my drum. And it took the cop plus eight of her co-workers AND a Lieutenant, over ten minutes to find the correct serial number for the particular infraction I was being cited for so they could actually fill out the summons. Seems the history of reasonable, rational tolerance in the park was not going to be tolerated anymore.
Ishmael Reed (founder of The East Village Other c. 1962) causing a ruckus at Tribes on 3rd below C.
"The mainstream press pumped up Warhol and the Velvet Underground as a way to wash out the East Village."
"Multiculturalism was disappeared by the popularizers."
"A play is an ancient way to talk back to society."
"Palin's book is the first book written by someone who can't read."
" A Nigger Breaker was a specialist the plantation brought in to take down a slave who couldn't be tamed, the purpose of the prisons we now have is to do this."

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