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This Thursday, PopRally presents a collaborative “visual concert” from musician and sound artist Julianna Barwick and photographer and moving-image artist Matthew Brandt. The performance will be followed by a reception and an after-hours viewing of Ernie Gehr: Carnival of Shadows. Get your tickets now! 

[Video still, courtesy of Matthew Brandt]

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“Wonderful Tonight” An #ericclapton song. I Love you all world~rs #NY #LA #musician #guitarist #guitar #tokyo #love #heal #solfeggio #polishgirl #pale #dunhill #l4l #slow-rock #drums #composer #inspiration #actor #film #hippie #film #reptilian #boy #girl

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On This Day: May 3
  • 1849: Mikhail Bakunin participated in the beginning of the May Uprising in Dresden, part of the 1848 German Revolutions.
  • 1886: During strike for 8-hour day, Chicago police kill at least 2 workers. Anarchists call a rally in Haymarket Sq for the next day.
  • 1916: Patrick Pearse, Tom Clarke & Thomas MacDonagh are executed for their role in the Irish Easter Uprising.
  • 1919: Women in Yukon Territory win the right to vote.
  • 1919: Pete Seeger born in Patterson, NY. He was a musician and activist involved in labour & civil rights movements, and was later blacklisted in 1950’s.
  • 1920: Andreas Salsedo, an anarchist printer, “falls” to his death from a FBI detention room in NYC. Dario Fo later writes play about the event.
  • 1921: Polish insurgents under Wojciech Korfanty rise up in Upper Silesia against German rule.
  • 1928: Severino Di Giovanni bombed the Italian consulate in Argentina to protest the dictatorship of Benito Mussolini
  • 1937: The Communists attacked the anarchists at the start of the May Days in Barcelona.
  • 1937: Without knowledge of the Catalan government, the Catalan councilor for public order, the Communist Rodriguez Salas, tries to take control over the city’s central telephone office, which has been controlled since the beginning of the war by the CNT and UGT. Salas got this order directly from the Catalan minister for inner affairs, Ayguade, also a Communist.
  • 1960: The Anne Frank house in Amsterdam opens after having been saved by a demonstration against demolition & public subscription.
  • 1963: Police in Birmingham, Alabama change tactics and begin using hoses & dogs against civil rights protesters using direct action.
  • 1968: Activists protested the participation of two apartheid nations, Rhodesia and South Africa’s, in the international tennis competition held in Båstad, Sweden. The protest was among the most violent between Swedish police and demonstrators during the 1960s.
  • 1968: Students at the Sorbonne University in Paris met to protest against the closure and the threatened expulsion of several students at Nanterre.
  • 1968: 100 black students occupy at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, demanding inclusion of African-American history, literature & art.
  • 1971: Nixon orders arrest of May Day Tribe: Over 12,000 anti-war protesters are arrested on the third day of the 1971 May Day Protests in Washington, DC.
  • 1980: 60,000 march on Pentagon urging an end to US military involvement in El Salvador.
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Whiplash (2014) - Damien Chazelle.

I’d rather die drunk, broke at 34 and have people at a dinner table talk about me than live to be rich and sober at 90 and nobody remembered who I was.

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“Bird Song” #gratefuldead song. Love you all world~rs #australia #NY #LA #musician #guitarist #guitar #fenderstratocaster #love #heal #solfeggio #nikolatesla #pale #dunhill #l4l #jamming #drums #composer #inspiration #actor #film #hangdrum #singer #reptilian #follow #instagram #instadaily

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05:  Musician Taylor Swift attends the “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City.  (Photos by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images/ Larry Busacca/David Fisher/REX