[MP3] FREE Michael Franti & Spearhead LIVE at 930 club

Hi. I had the pleasure of going to this show, and the fundraiser Michael did afterwards for Iraq Veteran's Against the War. Enjoy!

Note: You can (PC) right click or (MAC) control+click to download free MP3s from the Flash player below.


This was the promotion I worked on with Catalyst Campaigns and that was illustrated by DECOY ink:

Benefit for Iraq Veteran's Against the War
Screening of Michael Franti's film I Know I'm Not Alone plus
A special live acoustic set by Michael Franti & friends
after his sold-out performance with Spearhead at the 930 Club

Friday, March 16th, 11 p.m.
Suggested Donation $25
(100% of donations go to IVAW)
Busboys and Poets
14th & V Street NW
Washington, DC


Nearly $5,000 was raised for IVAW that night, but of course feel free to donate.



DECOY show nuggets

Many of you came to my Hospital for Horses and Dogs show including DECOY and BJOO, Sunny Daze, Maureen, and Sarah LaCoche last year....

DECOY, Nik Schiller, with BJOO on the decks

Sarah LaCoche sang and played



Improv theater in the alley

I hope many of you come to Sparky's next Wednesday too. Also, first Hospital for Horses and Dogs event announcement coming very soon.


[US] TAXI GANG at Brazilian Girls 2007 summer shows

Yes yes y'all! The Brazilian Girls have announced some of their summer 2007 US dates, and I am proud to announce that TAXI GANG one-of-a-kind designs will be available at the merch table.

You can also buy directly from me, and select stores around the US. Please email me for a catalog of one-of-a-kind designs or a list of stores.

Much love,

Jesse Murphy rockin a one-of-a-kind TAXI GANG scarf on stage in NYC.

4/20/2007 - 10:00 PM
ASPEN, Colorado
Belly Up

DENVER, Colorado
Ogden Theatre

Aggie Theater
(970) 407-1322

The Depot

House of Blues

Las Vegas, Nevada
House of Blues-Mandalay Bay Resort

INDIO, California

5/10/2007 - 8:15 PM
Knoxville, TN
Sundown in The City

CURTIS BAY, Maryland

[ART] Red Hook: An Exploration of Identities

I found this really interesting, and would love to work on something of this scale...

Re-post from: http://www.visualresistance.org/wordpress/

Red Hook: An Exploration of Identities
This is the first-ever post by IminentDisaster, who's been working on an incredible installation in Red Hook for the last few weeks:

This site-specific intervention in Red Hook, Brooklyn provides a point of entry to explore the forces affecting a community's evolution of identity over time. By looking at the tensions between historical record and individual memory, we can reflect upon on the role of our imaginations and come to a deeper awareness of our potential to shape the identity of our communities through our lived experiences within them.

Red Hook has been at the center of many discourses about gentrification, but during these expositions, the identity of the community is most often quantified through property values and business development. By shifting the emphasis of identity to lived experience instead of economic productivity, the average person acquires a position capable of challenging the dominant power structures, even with limited economic means.

The first layer of this project is constructed from wheat pastes of every New York Times article since 1851 with "Red Hook" in the title. There were about 200 articles that fulfilled this query. The content of the articles was otherwise unaltered.

The next layer of the installation is a series of illustrations based on the content of the New York Times articles. The full text of the articles was run through a web-based Tag Cloud generator to visualize the frequency of word usage for 3 different time periods (1851-1929, 1930-1969, 1970-2007). Each bubble in the vignette is sized proportionally based on how often it was used. Since words like "housing" and "authority" are too broad and undefined used alone, the imagery within the bubbles is based on the context in which the word was used within the articles.

The last layer is an interactive component that will come together during the project's opening. Participants will ask to write down specific and meaningful memories they have about Red Hook. These will be added to the installation on Saturday, March 31st.

Red Hook Project Opening:
Saturday, March 31st, 6 P.M. – 9 P.M.
@ The Art Lot, Corner of Columbia and Sackett Streets
Red Hook, Brooklyn

More Information: http://a.parsons.edu/~rhasty

Flickr Photos: http://flickr.com/photos/disasterstrikes/sets/72157600033525115/