Sunday 28 June 2009

The Black Toad

6 comments:

  1. I reckon I will just have to find my way to Freddy's some day soon and hope for admission to that back room.

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  2. You can kind of see the human arse in this one. I tried very hard to get pics of the toads' human arses. They were not very co-operative, as you can see. I have more pics. I will probably just post them all. There is not a single bad one.

    Freddy's has a little Casablanca-like vibe to it, because it is in the footprint of a very very very very unpopular development plan for the neighbourhood. A few people in the neighbourhood have been putting the billionaire developer through the courts for 6 years now, with the full support of the majority of the people living in the neighbourhoods of Prospect Heights, Park Slope and Fort Greene, where this white elephant is planned to be dropped into.

    We want Freddy's to continue to exist. Freddy's is where everybody hangs. You can't walk through Freddy's without knowing someone. And there are the toads. And the music in the backroom. It's just the public living room of the neighbourhood.

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  3. So, Casablanca-like because it has a vibe of being under threat, a kind of outpost kind of vibe to it, it's also a very relaxed and friendly place to spend a couple of hours in. And its existence is by no means stable.

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  4. Oh, and there's a tv screen showing the manager Donald's video art, all the time. You would LOVE his shit, Sheila.

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  5. You never know where I may end up if I remain on the lam.

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