Sailor Jerry Day

Tattoo legend Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins died forty one years ago but his American traditional style of tattooing is more popular than ever. On Thursday, the exact anniversary of his death, the rum company named after him will be throwing a free party in NYC. As someone who has more than a dozen of his designs tattooed to them and coincidentally counts SJ Rum as one of his best clients I can’t think of anywhere I would rather be than Houston Hall on Thursday.

There will be free Sailor Jerry tattoos by the guys over at Three Kings. I have several tattoos by those guys and clearly you need some too. There will also be cheap rum drinks, burlesque and DJ’s by members of punk rock bands the Bouncing Souls & The Casualties. The party starts at 6pm and I would get there early if you wanna get tattooed. The list fills up fast!

Anyway, this is one of the busiest weeks of my life but I am still gonna make this party even though for once I am not even working it. I actually have to work another event early but I will be coming by late to hang out and probably end up with another new tattoo… See you Thursday!

Sailor Jerry Day

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Famous Hill II

I am shooting this Famous Hill party (the sequel) on Saturday and I have no idea what I am in for. A friend of mine put me in touch with these guys and told me their parties were out of control. Then I got an email suggesting people dress up like they are in Game of Thrones and you win a prize for best Game of Thrones costume or prop. What? Sounds weird and I love weird. There is live painting and a bunch of DJs that are probably going to play some music and I am going to be taking photos of stuff. Come get your photo taken and hang out. It’s at Spike Hill right by the Bedford L stop so it’s real easy for hipsters to find.  Look at this flyer and check out the event on Facebook and I will see you on Saturday.

Famous Hill II

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See Some Of My Arts Saturday

I have so many photos that exist in the world yet very rarely does anyone ask me to put them on walls. That seems like a mistake cause they look pretty awesome outside of a computer. And once in a while people actually buy my photos. Just today my photo in the The Dirty Show in Detroit sold. Huzzah. Coincidently two of my photos are in shows/parties tomorrow (Saturday).

My friends over at Troma are doing a fundraiser for the follow up to their insane documentary about the Cannes Film Festival. They have raised over 20k over on Indigogo and hopefully they will raise a bunch of money tomorrow. I photographed Troma founder Lloyd Kaufman for the cover of the Village Voice and one of the photos from that shoot plus a copy of the Voice the photo is in will be on sale. The event is all day long from noon to 2AM so you have plenty of time to come by and check out all the Tromatic art. The show is in the Lower East Side at Culture Fix. Occupy Cannes!

The other show is more of a party but there will be a bunch of art on the wall. My friend Chris over at Brooklyn Wildlife is doing a Valentines Day themed party/art show and I put a photo of me having sex in a bathroom in it. Seriously. It’s not super graphic, you can only see my hand in it, but it’s a lot edgier than anything I would post on Driven By Boredom despite the lack of any actual nudity. It’s a pretty hot shot and it should be a fun party. The party is at Free Candy Gallery in Crown Heights.

The flyers are below. Hopefully I will see you guys Saturday!

We Cannes Do It Love & Eros

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The Other American Dream Art Show

The Other American Dream

Tonight, at Galapagos Art Space, I have a bunch of photos in an art show called “The Other American Dream” which is described as “A night of burlesque, acclaimed nude photography, music, magic, and more in celebration of figures on the frontier of the New American Sexuality”. Now while I realize that any event with magic and burlesque sounds like there are going to be a lot of people there dressed like it’s the 1890’s I assure you this will be an event not to be missed. Aside from having a chance to buy art from some of the best contemporary nude photographers for insanely cheap prices you will get to see Stoya do naked acrobatics and there is a kissing booth and Buck Angel is going to be there and um tons of weird deviant things that you will tell your grandchildren about. Also Stormy Leather and Madame Rosebud are two of the best burlesque performers in NYC and I would know because I have seen more burlesque than I have ever wanted to. Most of it is garbage but Stormy and Rosebud kill it every time. Plus the last Darling House art show was a really good time. Do not sleep on this.

The show is at 8pm tonight which I realize is in just a few hours and it also costs $20 which is more than I have paid to get into a party this century BUT it will be worth it and you get a free drink. Also all the money goes to putting out a nude art magazine of some sort which seems important somehow.

So yeah. Go to this tonight.

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Fucking Bullshit Sandy Fundraiser Tonight!

Ahoy! My punk rock cover band Fucking Bullshit doesn’t play very often, but we are playing tonight at Hank’s Saloon in Park Slope! Not only that but we are playing for free AND it’s a Sandy relief benefit so we are accepting donations of both cash and supplies. If you have warm weather gear, food, batteries, baby supplies or anything else bring it out and come see some fun punk rock covers. PLUS there is a sideshow act (Donny Vomit) and Legs Malone is going to do some burlesque thing and that will be awesome. There is more info on Facebook but you should just come even if you have a personal vendetta with the opening act (unlikely). The show starts at 8 and we probably play at 9 but honestly I have no idea. Whatever the case it will be fun and I will be drunk and violent.. but in a good way!  Above is some video of us doing what we do.

 

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