Thursday, August 14, 2008

What's Happening At The Saint At Large!

Shortly after my September 1980 relocation from WDC to NYC the Saint opened. And from its opening through February 1982 Frank Gramarossa, my best friend, and I partied at the Saint most weekends. And when I moved back to WDC in February 1982 my subsequent weekend trips to NYC were always in connection with a party at the Saint.

And when I relocated back to NYC in March 1984, the Saint or the Garage, were the two places that I partied at ... until my return to WDC in December 1984.

And from 1985 through 1987 my trips to NYC were in connection with a party at the Saint. In fact, it was the March 1987 Black Party that a 1986 image of me by Robert Mapplethrope was featured in the invitation.

However, with the death of both Frank and Mapplethorpe in May 1989 I did not return to the Saint until the 2003 White Party. And then the 2004 and 2006 Black Partys.

I was happy to learn in the Now What's Happening? Saint-At-Large E-News Letter dated Thursday, 14 August 2008 that the Saint-At-Large website is now offering its first SPECIAL 2 Volume CD SET collection of The Music of the Saint (1980 - 1988) at the cost of $20, including shipping and handling.

Here is my Google document of the 14 August 2008 Saint-At-Large E-News Letter which includes details pertaining The Music of the Saint (1980 - 1988) 2 Volume CD Set as well as a link to the Saint's Radio which is where you can Listen to DJ Robbie Leslie's final set from The Saint's THE LAST PARTY.

In addiction to Junior Vasquez at the 2008 NYC Pride Chamption After Party also available for listening at the Saint Radio are the 1988 last performances of Jim Burgess, Michael Fierman and Warren Gluck.

Click the image above to order the THE MUSIC OF THE SAINT (1980 - 1988) special 2 volume cd set. At $20, it is a steal.

As I now listen to Robbie Leslie's May 1988 final set ... and remembering the times that Frank, Steve and I shared at the Saint ... tears come to eyes!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

My DJ Alex Funk's compilation from the Dance Tent during Baltimore Pride's Block Party

While in my 23 June 2008 blog posting brought attention to two videos that I shot of DJ Alex Funk's performance during Baltimore Pride's 21 June 2008 Block Party ... this posting connects you to a video compilation representing all five clips that I shot of DJ Alex Funk during the event.

Click image to view the compilation. Though still under construction, here is the Flickr photoset and my 2008 Baltimore Pride webpage.

On Saturday, 6 September 2008 DJ Alex Funk and VJ Jon Corun of AV CLUB Visuals will team up to produce LONDON - DESTINATION HIPPO.

Hmmmmm ... that sounds like an event that I may would like to capture. And an excuse for me to revisit Baltimore for a night of some serious partying!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Yelp's Climbing To New Heights - Columbia Heights!

Though I began my exploration of the area in June of 2005 in recent weeks I have returned to the Columbia Heights, Adams Morgan and U Street Corridor neighborhoods with more intensity.

Apparently, folks at Washington DC Weekly Yelp spent last week exploring this historic area as well.

Here is the WDC Weekly Yelp E-Newsletter dated Tuesday, 12 August 2008 featuring an article entitled "Yelp's Climbing To New Heights -- Columbia Heights! which I have uploaded to my Google documents.

Click the above image to view my Columbia Hieghts WDC 2008 photoset.

Book Your Winter Party Hotel Room Now and Save!

Now is the time to Book Your 2009 Winter Party Festival Hotel Room Now and Save!

Click image for Task Force / Winter Party Festival E-News dated Monday, 11 August 2008.

Here are my 2007 and 2005 Winter Party Festival photo collections.

2007 National Police Motorcycle Rodeo Photos Never Before Seen

In connection with this weeks 14 - 16 August 2008 National Police Motorcycle Rodeo which takes place at the RFK Stadium Complex here are a few never before seen images from the 2007 National Police Motorcycle Rodeo event.

With the recent upload of these never before seen images the 2007 NPMR photoset is now complete. And the images may also be found in the Cop Duty 2007 set.

Here is my 2008 National Police Week webpage.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Should the Third Church of Christ Scientist at 16th & I be demolished?

Upon hearing a TV news report last Friday afternoon that in a battle for the church's demolition and to make way for a new structure the congregation of the Third Church of Christ Scientist had filed a lawsuit in federal court on Thursday against the DC Historic Preservation Review Board ... which, designed by architect Arraldo Cossutta of the I. M. Pei firm the DC Historic Review Board had designated as a historic landmark since it falls under the "Modern Brutalist" school ... during my 8 August 2008 Friday Photo / Video Walk ... I made a point to visit the Third Church of Christ Scientist and Christian Science Monitor Building Complex at the corner of 16th and I Streets in NW Washington DC.

Click the above image to view my Third Church Scientist / Christian Science Monitor Building Complex photoset and 16th Street Historic District collection. Here is the video footage compilation from my Friday, 8 August 2008 visit.

The fate of the ... monolithic example of modernist architecture, will now be decided in court.

The architecture of I. M. Pei and Marcel Breuer are also amongst my ongoing themes.