MLK Day Duncan and Porter Homeless Shelter Benefit

I am happy to announce my involvement with this years fundraising show for the Duncan and Porter House. Vince is doing great work to help the homeless and has been an anti-war, anti-nuke, anti-MTR activist for years. Please show your support by joining us at the show. Information is below.

Hello All, this year is the 30th anniversary of the first Martin Luther King show to benefit the Duncan and Porter Homeless Shelter. Presently located at 1615 Manhattan St in the Manchester neighborhood of the Northside, the Shelter is raising money for a new furnace. This years show is at Howlers Club at 4509 Liberty Ave 15224 in the Bloomfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh. There will be seven music acts, starting at 8 o’clock with T.Mitchell Bell, Ed Tarzia Trio, Pete’s Radio, Bingo Quixote, The Knauer Bros Big Band, Paul Labrise+Friends, and Meet the Beatless, and emceed by Jen Saffron.

Another Pittsburgh Plays – Paul!!

It’s with much gratitude that I can announce my participation in another @pittsburghplays featuring a revolving lineup of musicians and singers paying tribute to their musical influences. This time we are doing Paul McCartney and The Beatles. Hope to see you there. Tickets sell out very fast so jump on them quick because we have sold out 4 previous shows.

Tickets go on sale, tomorrow Friday, November 16th @ 11AM via Ticketmaster

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Iron Bird excerpt

And the lawmen, they frown upon

the hungry they look down upon

making deals to legislate

lobby in back rooms

bound by blood this yoke we wear

the debt of war forced to bear

labor sets the blood a boil

with cowed indifference we must toil

The salesmen now are governors

point fingers at young mothers

tear babies from their arms

slowly raise the blade

wash their hands of any harm

TMB 2013

Tomorrow! Hope to see you!

First they came

First they came for Muslims and I did not speak out because I was not a Muslim. Then they came for the undocumented immigrants and I did not speak out because I was not an undocumented immigrant. Then they came for the LGBTQ community and I did not speak out because I wasn’t part of it. Then they came for the climate scientists and I did not speak out because I was not a climate scientist. Then they came for the press and media and I did not speak out because I was not part of the press or media. Then they came for the government employees and I did not speak out because I was not a government employee. Then they came for women’s rights and I did not speak out because I was not a woman. Then they came for me and there was no one left to stand up for me.

Paraphrased from Martin Niemöller’s poem. 

Mark your calendar for Feb 9th.