Take US 41 South from Naples, and you’ll come to Ochopee, Florida 34141-9998, home to the smallest post office in the United States. If it looks like a shed, it is because that is exactly what it was — an irrigation shed for a nearby tomato farm.
A special from IndySocial:
The Draft Mellencamp for Senate Movement is officially underway and very much for real.
Since the notion was introduced by The Nation Editor Katrina vanden Heuvel earlier this week on an MSNBC morning show, and later in greater depth on The Nation‘s web site, thousands have joined impromptu Mellencamp for Indiana Senator Fan Pages on Facebook, and voices ranging from rock fans to professional politicians have signaled their support.
As of yet, no official comment from the Mellencamp camp. His web site’s news section is promoting an upcoming performance headlining Rock Fest 2010 in Cadott, WI on Saturday, July 17th and makes no mention of potential senatorial aspirations. Rock Fest is four day music festival.
The controversial leftist editor’s proposal that the scrappy Hoosier Rocker might actually make a viable candidate, and a palpable alternative to big-business-friendly Dan Coats, who is widely believed to be the Republican candidate.
Before the game starts
Tammy and Beth take a walk
in the winter woods
iPhone pic by Tammy Williams
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Each keystroke resists
pushing letters makes the point
so it is written
Many of the many stickers appearing all throughout Soho. Slaps. Tags. Sticks.
For more, please visit our Graffiti and Street Art Gallery on Flickr
iPhone pic by David Rheins
Has it been a year since APW? Everyone here at Free Pamphlet had such a good time last year, that we were very excited to see the promotion starting up for the second annual rock fest in Liberty State Park.
Here’s the lineup:
FRIDAY, JULY 31
Yeah Yeah Yeahs • Vampire Weekend
The National • Fleet Foxes • MSTRKRFT
Q-Tip • The Pharcyde • Organized Konfusion
The Knux • Ra Ra Riot • Seasick Steve • Telepathe
Shearwater • Heartless Bastards • Flying Lotus
CollegeHumor Live • Arj Barker • Eugene Mirman • Bo Burnham
SATURDAY, AUGUST 1
My Bloody Valentine • Gogol Bordello
Arctic Monkeys • Neko Case • The Ting Tings
Yelle • Crystal Castles • St. Vincent
Tokyo Police Club • The Cool Kids • Kool Keith
Cage the Elephant • Chairlift • White Rabbits • Electric Touch The Postelles • Black Gold • CollegeHumor Live
Time & Eric • Judah Friedlander • Jim Jeffries
SUNDAY, AUGUST 2
Echo & the Bunnymen • MGMT • the Black Keys
Elbow • Silversun Pickups • Mogwai
We Are Scientists • Ghostland Observatory
The Gaslight Anthem • Etienne De Crecy • Lykke Li
Akron/Family • Steel Train • Kitty, Daisy & Lewis
CollegeHumor Live • Janeane Garofalo
Michael Showalter • Todd Barry
You can buy your tickets at the official site: apwfestival.com
Hope to see you all there!
Free Pamphlet Publishing is happy introduce to you to the work of New Jersey artist, Christopher Soprano. Here is what Christopher tells us about his work: “(My) art is born out of his instinctive desire to create. As a young child I would make many of my own toys from household objects. It is this ingenuity that is the foundation of my work today.”
With imagery from his childhood, Christopher builds visual analogies that are part of his symbolic language. Familiar subjects become guideposts to ambiguous circumstances. While revealing clues to their story, the compositions often possess contradictory themes for different audiences. Through this array of interpretations, Christopher hopes to answer questions about himself; these are woven into the themes of each piece.
Christopher Soprano blogs at: SopArtStudio.blogspot.com
I believe I found Cup of Despair
hidden hung on Life’s abundant tree -
or it found me – hiding in low bough shadows
cringing – naked alone on the Human knee.
There’s a life out there in the mirey clay;
left wandering listless long of late, riding
a big black storm on a cloudless day.
Universal music weaves in and out the air;
my instrument of Life pants breathless, soon
a struggling note blown out of tune.
My Sky Room is vast and mysterious;
on Celestial shelf near the stars and moon
float space junk: my unknown accomplishments.
I mourn the work left in Life undone;
my portion measures the least of them,
good intentions never count for much.
Now the tongue likes to claim my best – tho
my works – a life lived in superficiality and jest.
I’ve – colored my life Rusted Tin – in watery lies
little white sins some thoughtless whim – I’ve
smothered my candle from within.
God’s precious gift grows worn – O lowly worm
now – lost in lost loves lost dreams I squirm I scream;
nothing will cover my unworthy past or sins.
Some place away somewhere now at bay
lay lost souls like me alone afraid
fearful of base waste soiled Bed We Made.
Thinking, take this cup from me!
born torn cloth never made whole;
thy lowly limb severed from Life’s tree,
my impoverished love my mother sin,
my heart adrift unforgiven upon your sea.
Let this be what defines your hidden me;
a dam holding back a river tear
falling from an ocean eye.
An old man on a hot summer noon
In front of a big iron gate
Bent with the burden of his years
Shading his eyes with bony palms from the silver sunlight
Now and then limping to open the gate
When cars horn at the gate showing impatience
How long he has to pull and push the gate!
What he thinks about fate?
Hungry stomachs dare him brave the sun and shower
He is there in front of us without any cover
Common piece of wonder in our human museum.
Sitting on dusty path by the road side
Greeting everyone with folded hands
Asking them a coin to quench her hunger
Her mouth went dry
Her tears dried long ago
I fear about her relatives
Appetites made man a heap of rotten bones
No home for these people
No room in our hearts
Even we empty our pockets full of coins
No solution to their groans
They have seasoned their passions
We in our oceans of commitments
Rarely think of them
Barely throw a cause for their distress
Otherwise we will reel under stress
P. Gopichnad & P. Nagasuseela