Saturday, October 23, 2004

Where ya gonna have the most fun on Election Night?  

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Babs reports:
With the Missile Dick Chicks, of course!

We proudly announce our Swinging States Victory Tour Benefit Party
Tuesday night, November 2, 2004 7pm-until?

*DJ Filastine and fabulous acts including Darlinda Just Darlinda, Mykronesia, Vernita N' Cognita, and the B4B's Bling Bling K'ching Singers
*TV Projections for watching the returns
*Electronic Voting Booth
*Photo Ops with the Chicks
*Red and Blue Jello Shots
*And much more, including brand new numbers by the Missile Dick Chicks!

The Patriot Room at Dick Shea's, 69 W 14th St (NE corner of 6th Ave)
$10 donation

Y'all come on out and party with us, ya hear?
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New York in October 

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Babs reports:
The Missile Dick Chicks love NYC. Last weekend we got to perform for a bunch of yuppie gentrifiers in a charming neighborhood known as DUMBO in Brooklyn. The occasion was DUMBO Art Under the Bridge. While we didn't find any art expensive enough for our tastes, we did manage to take over a stage erected by a theater group known as One Arm Red, both Saturday and Sunday. Dubya was there too and he played war games with his little soldiers to keep from being bored while we sang and danced. Later we swiped a wacky red convertible from One Arm Red and went for a drive around the neighborhood. That was fun, except they really need to rip out those cobblestones and put up some smooth asphalt.

photos courtesy Randi Cecchine

Sunday we also lent our presence to a well-known playwright from that tiny nation/continent known as Australia. You might have heard of this country since they are a part of Dubya's Coalition of the Willing. They were willing to send about 900 troops to the Gulf to guard Iraq and make it appear as though we have a real coalition. The country also recently re-elected their Prime Minister, John Howard, reaffirming their desire to remain the United State's deputy sheriff in the region. This was important since the opposition party (we don't have those in the US) would have removed the troops and that would have looked bad for Dubya. Therefore it was essential that we meet playwright Steven Sewell and thank him for being Australian. We attended his discussion on Sunday at the NY Society for Ethical Culture and the reading of his play "Myth, Propaganda and Disaster" on Monday night at the Tank, where we also performed.

Last but certainly not least, also on Monday several of the Missile Dick Chicks had the opportunity to speak with Howard Zinn in person and confront him about his anti-imperial writings and teachings. We sang Shop for him, and we think we won him over. We hope to bring you photos of this encounter soon.

Also, good news out of Lubbuck, TX! While we are in New York, we have a new chapter of Chicks holding down the Texas fort! They made their debut on the campus of Texas Tech University on Tuesday. We'll get a photo up as soon as we can.
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Monday, October 04, 2004

Just can't get enough of touring! 

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Babs reports:
The Missile Dick Chicks kept up the pace with our normal performance in Times Square this past Thursday, and another road trip over the weekend to New Jersey. We started out in Jersey City where we wanted to check up on some real estate developments. Our friends have been holding on to some cheap waterfront property waiting for the right time to sell. The artists that live there have poured their soul into making it a charming place where folks would want to live and so now seems the right time to kick them out and replace their studios with high rise apartments. Maybe there will be room for a Walmart or Home Depot too.

We continued on to Atlantic City, with Dubya in tow. There were some striking workers who apparently want reasonable wages AND health care. Our stance is steadfast, just like the president, healthcare is only for those who can afford it. We don't like it when workers talk to each other and organize either. The Trump Taj management was clearly overwhelmed; they mistook us for "little people" so we had to wait in the Hard Rock Cafe while they sorted out the misunderstanding. Dubya got bored and played war games.

Here we are before we left the Taj Mahal.

Photos courtesy Randi Cecchine

Outside on the boardwalk we were cheered to discover that the Atlantic City Police share our and John Ashcroft's view on free speech-we prefer paid speech.

Tonight we didn't have much luck with our audition outside the John Ashcroft play, most likely because they were worried we'd steal the show. However, we capped off the evening with a mini-parade through the West Village of Manhattan. We decided there was no reason to wait for Halloween, so we walked down the sidewalks waving to everyone, and then we got a ride from our Japanese tycoon friend Tetsu in his white convertible. We rode all through the village sitting on the back of the convertible waving and smiling and telling passersby, "W stands for War!" They waved back to us. Later the police gave us an escort around Thompkins Square Park. It was the perfect end to the evening.
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