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GIMB at THE TANK!

GIMB at THE TANK!

My solo show Growing into My Beard recently had a performance at The Tank NYC as part of the Proud AF Solo Festival! Check out this video and post if you missed out! <3 Bay xo

June/July OVERVIEW...

June/July OVERVIEW...

June & July are shaping up nicely with FUN GIGS AHOY! Is that the proper use of ahoy... hm --Anyway, I hope to see you at one of my happenings! Have a read through, it's a quick one! AND leave me a comment to let me know you are alive! -Bay xo

'COLORS' at Bushwhick Starr April 2016

'COLORS' at Bushwhick Starr April 2016

Singing with a band & performing an original spoken-word piece as well as my own music / A quick look back at the Ghetto Hors D'oeuvres: COLORS event at Bushwhick Starr APRIL 2016... photo by @Radio_Silence

April Overview

A quick post to update you on what's happening in April

After Brunch Pajama Party 2016

Sunday, April 17th, from 5:30pm to Midnight, join me in an annual event at the Paper Box in Brooklyn called the After Brunch Pajama Party! Besides the eclectic line-up of music (myself included), there is a bar for your drinking needs, cupcakes to satisfy that sweet tooth, board games to be played, and pajamas to be worn. Tix are $15 online, $20 at the door, with a portion of the sales going to a few incredible charities :)

After having been a part of the After Brunch Pajama Party in 2014, I'm excited to join in the fun once again!

APBP 2016
SUNDAY APRIL 17th
5:30PM, $15 (online)/$20 (door) 
17 Meadow St, Brooklyn, NY 11206

Picture taken at the After Brunch Pajama Party in 2014! Yes, my pajamas include heels :P

Ghetto Hors D'oeuvres: COLORS

April 29th & 30th, 8pm, Brooklyn Gypsies' presents it's 6th consecutive rendition of Ghetto Hors D'oeuvres; The theme, this year, is COLORS and the event will be happening at The Bushick Starr!

I am very excited to perform an completely brand new original piece combining spoken word, movement, and song! If you saw my show Growing Into My Beard at Jack in January, then I think you will definitely dig it! See you there :) 

"Ghetto Hors D'oeuvres is a poetic theatrical performance in which rappers and poets break down borders to collaboratively create an ode to Brooklyn’s gritty streets. In a city that is home to more artists in the US than any other, Ghetto Hors D'oeuvres sparks dialogues on complex issues of immigration, economics and survival through the richness of art, poetry and music. Enjoy free Hors d’oeuvres and bear witness as an eclectic group of Brooklyn artists..." - www.brooklyngypsies.org

Music on iTunes, BandCamp, and more!

As of April 1st, you can now purchase my songs "Hold Your Worries High" & "Superfood Smoothie" on both iTunes & BandCamp, with a song called "Golden" that is coming out on Friday April 8th as well! Check them out today :)

FIY, BandCamp is a bit more Indie Artist friendly: I, the artist, get a bigger cut of your purchase than I do through iTunes or anywhere else, and you, the fan, actually have the option of paying more for the song, leaving me a comment/message saying 'I LOVE THIS SONG! I can't wait for your next one to come out!' AND you get a higher quality file, as well as a richer understanding of the context of the recording and the people/story behind it! Of course you can go with iTunes, especially if it's easier for you, NO WORRIES! Just wanted to give you a heads up xoxo

SO, that's about it for now! Please feel free to leave a comment, or ask any hard-hitting questions that you wish to! You can also subscribe to this blog as well, so don't be shy! 

All the LOVE, 
Bay xoxo

Unconventional living...

It's not just artists. Everyone in this city is juggling a multitude of engagements --most of them spending all the money they make in order to support their own unique hyper-existence. I love it... Savings account? I'll get back to you on that one... :/

What I love about not having a 9-5 job, is that my days are varied and my schedule is constantly changing. I am making the money that I need to survive, and yes it is a hustle/struggle at times, but I make it work. *Side note* when I say "struggle," I mean in a first-world sort of way. Don't worry, I'm very aware of my lack of true genuine struggle *end side note*... It feels as if I get to see things other people might not see because I am darting all over the place, slipping in and out of different scenarios...

Catering at Columbia / Should I go back to school...? no I'm good. I think... / 70 degree weather

Catering at Columbia / Should I go back to school...? no I'm good. I think... / 70 degree weather

after-catering, much-deserved late-night Margaritas with @groove2jason / Brooklyn

after-catering, much-deserved late-night Margaritas with @groove2jason / Brooklyn

In this moment, I am feeling pretty good about this lifestyle, humming on in a fairly stable #goodvibes gear... More sustainable than the highest of highs. MUCH MORE... Let's see how long this feeling lasts shall we. 2 hours? HA

Yesterday was a dope day. I woke up, had a cappuccino at my local coffee spot, Taszo, then, I headed down to have Pho in the East Village with a friend visiting from the UK... I showed her around what is still one of my favorite neighborhoods in the city, stopping by the forever quaint Ost Cafe, where I used to fashion latte-art-laden espresso beverages for the coffee snobs (myself included) of the neighborhood :P

meeting with the lovely Natalie visiting from the UK :)

meeting with the lovely Natalie visiting from the UK :)

I then made my way to a studio in Long Island City for a photo shoot with a photographer and we just... played. In pretentious artist terms, we "collaborated," and it was wonderful --I can't wait to share the photographs with you all! What's great is I worked a catering event in December at that very studio, and that's how we met, AND thus how we ended up doing this whole photo shoot thing --I love things like that... 'Synchronistic!' as Julia Cameron, would say

#behindthescenes from photoshoot with @ricariusphotography

#behindthescenes from photoshoot with @ricariusphotography

Then, to top off the night, I rushed back up to Washington Heights to co-host LGBTaszo. Basically, every other Thursday from 7pm to close, we hang out, and meet/mingle with wonderful people from around the community (not exclusively for LGBTQ people btw!). We drink (not required) and be merry! Last night we held a raffle, with the proceeds going to the Ali Forney Center (#HarlemNoHate)

LGBTaszo/ Taszo Espresso Bar / Washington Heights

LGBTaszo/ Taszo Espresso Bar / Washington Heights

LGBTaszo/ Taszo / Washington Heights / NYC / #HarlemNoHate

LGBTaszo/ Taszo / Washington Heights / NYC / #HarlemNoHate

AND so, my friends, this concludes this post... off to cater-waiter #tralala

With great Love, Bay xoxo