Thursday, October 30, 2008


Viva La Hova (or Coldjay) is a mixtape by Mick Boogie and Terry Urban that mashes up Coldplay songs with Jay favorites. Cookin' Soul has been known for their awesome mixtapes recently, and this is no exception. This tape is seriously well done. It definately tops the oJAYsis (Jay Z and Oasis, if you uh... didn't catch that) mixtape they dropped not long ago.Be sure to check out Never changing and a spy's prayer (tracks 4 and 9).

Grab the mixtape over at it's site-

Another wonderfully joyous night of art and music...

Oh, man what a night! We had a blast and as the pictures come rolling in, i'll be editting and posting them. Really quick, i want to shout a few people out for comin thru...
  • Big props go to Gully, Rabbi Darkside, Raquel Manuela and Jon Axelrod for doing their respective thing. There was a lot of talent in the room and everyone in attendance had their wigs blown back by the art and music.
  • Of course big shouts to the Mercury Soapbox family (including but not limited to): Komon, E Money, DanSke, Kenneth, Tina & Tania! You guys make it work, and i thank you from the corazon.
  • Big ups to Cathleen, who kept the drinks flowin and volume turned up, lol.
  • oh yeah, A GIANT BOO! to the douches smoking in the bathroom. According to several sources a trio comprised of cops and soldiers swaddled into our spot, burned up some pot in the bathroom and then did the quick dip when Cath brought it to our attention. My peeps know when and where to burn, and we don't shit where we eat...
I'll be updating soon, so stay tuned.
oh yeah- danny, that mortician line killed 'em!
Peace Y'all!

Sunday, October 26, 2008


Mercury Soapbox Presents 
Hip Hop Halloween!! 

Art by Raquel Manuela Colon, Jon Axelrod and Kasso 
Music by DJ Komon, also DJ E Money and guest MC's spitting freestyle 
Fun stuff like mini pumpkin painting, gift bags with candy and toys, and a prize for best costume! 

October 29th 
9-12 midnite 
98 Meserole Ave 
Greenpoint Brooklyn 
18 to appreciate 
21 to inebriate 


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Great Historical NY

just found a couple really awesome pics and some cool blogs. when you can, try searching flickr for old pictures by tyonig in something like "new york 1920" and you find some great stuff.
These are from bobster1985's photostream:

Monday, October 20, 2008

Auas Recap

Hey Y'all!
Man this turn out was great, so great that we have to post 4 separate slide shows to show how much fun we had. The first two are courtesy of Tina :) our ever-present ever-awesome family photog and the third is courtesy of Jeanette L. Thanks y'all and please keep sending in your pics!

I'll add the third one this afternoon...

DON't FORGET- Mercury Soapbox's Hip Hop Halloween Party featuring art, music and interactive fun OCTOBER 29TH!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

AUAS: A Smashing Success!

Whew! That was crazy!! The night started off very stressful because our live band, GIC & FunkFace, flaked out last minute and we had promised everyone live hip hop. Well instead we ended up inviting MC's in the crowd to jump on stage and take turns beating down the mic and it rocked!! The crowd was going, people were dancing to the phat beats, courtesy of DJ Komon and DJ E Money, and just generally having a great time! Our featured artists, Seanne Catedral and Amanda Perez, hit it off and checked out each others work while the crowed browsed they're inspired works and bobbed their heads to the tasty tunes in the air.

All the pictures are going to come soon, i'll start posting them as early as this afternoon. A few things to remember - 
  • PLEASE, if you have pictures, email them to, that way we can post them and everyone can enjoy :)
  • If you showed at a Mercury Soapbox event or freestyled or performed- please send us a link at so ppl can check out your page. I'll put a link right over here ------------------------------------------------------------------------->
    in the buddy blogs section or in the ms family links. I only ask that you return the love and post a link on your page.
  • Next few events - Oct. 29th>Hip Hop Halloween Party, November 12th>Kick and Tee Fashion Sho (if you know t-shirt designers or kick customizers, tell them to please contact us), November 26th>Grateful and Giving Charity Party (still working out details, but will be showcasing many bands so please contact us if you want to play)
  • If you guys have any ideas for events, please hit us up and let us know...
Ciao for now Brown Cows!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I was going to wait until tomorrow...

after the AUAS event, but a few things need to be addressed.

  • THE DEBATE - The last Presidential debate is going to be held tomorrow night. It looks like most people i've spoken to either already know who they're voting for or have decided not to vote. Strangely enough though, the people i know that are not voting are the ones doing research on both candidates, the last three administrations, and the patterns of political (and thus) world history. It seems that many voters are listening to only their party's words, promises and excuses and not actively seeking the truth from their candidates. In one of my first posts, i asked for a time specific result from Senator Obama and i have yet to hear a promise for one. Just do your research, learn who your candidates are, how they got to be where they are, double and cross check your references (dont get everything from but dont get everything from either) and make your own decision when you vote. But please vote.
  • THE SHOWS - The shows are doing pretty well right now, we're very happy with the crowd and their enthusiasm for our interactive fun at the events. We've done collective art work (a personal fav), body and face painting, polaroid shooting and more. BUT we want to expand into other medias like sculpture, glass works, jewelry, clothing, sneakers, metal work- we have dozens of direction to go but we need your help. Soon we'll be taking donations, nothing's obligated but every bit helps, to help us keep new, interesting and fun events coming to you and keep helping all artists get the exposure they need and deserve.
  • THE LINE-UP - The next few shows are as follows: October 29th>Hip Hop Halloween Party, November 12th>Event TBD, November 26th>Untitled Thanksgiving Eve Party
Till next time, hope to see you tomorrow!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Public Litmus Lists...

Ten Movies about Crooked Cops
  1. Street Kings
  2. The Departed
  3. Dirty
  4. Corky Romano
  5. Super Troopers
  6. Colors
  7. Dark Blue
  8. Bad Lieutenant
  9. Beverly Hills Cop

Best Place you've had sex in
  1. Central Park
  2. 7 Train
  3. AirFrance
  4. Roof of University Student Center
  5. Boat
  6. Your Mom's House
  7. Bathroom at Burger King
  8. In my car with my friend driving
  9. just now in the bathroom
Ten best Musicians of our time
  1. Trent Reznor
  2. Nas
  3. Notorious BIG
  4. Miles Davis
  5. Bjork
  6. Daft Punk
  7. NinjaSonik
  8. Brad of Sublime
  9. Stevie Wonder
  10. Shyne
Ten Movies with War
  1. Saving Private Ryan
  2. Black Hawk Down
  3. Full Metal Jacket
  4. Thin Red Line
  5. Apocalypse Now Redux
  6. Forest Gump
  7. Tropic Thunder
  8. Pearl Harbor
  9. Gone with the Wind
  10. Atonement
Ten Best Characters From Books
  1. Juice Terry from Glue 
  2. Harry Potter
  3. Sookie Stackhouse from Dead Before Dark
  4. Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany's
  5. Edward Cullen from Twilight
  6. Kilgore Trout
  7. Tyler Durden from Fight Club
  8. Emett Cullen from Twilight
  9. Pip Longstocking
  10. Holden from Catcher in the Rye
Feel free to comment on any of these, they're no in any kind of order, but think about how they relate to each other and wht these lists might have to do with one another.....

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Mercury Soapbox Presents Another Urban Art Show!

Mercury Soapbox Presents
Another Urban Art Sho!
Featuring: GIC and FunkFace performing live music, Artists Seanne Catedral and Amanda Perez and Dj Komon on the 1's and 2's.

Club Europa
98 Meserole Ave
Greenpoint, Brooklyn
18 to appreciate
21 to inebriate
9pm to 12 midnite

SO heres the fun and crazy:
The Mercury Soapbox Collective Grafitti Piece - Calling all spray can artists, creative types and fingerpainters, lol, we need you to help us create art. Our last piece is amazing and we're gonna make more.
A live band freestyle jam: This ones for the MC's, lyricists and beatboxers - we're gonna jam out and fill the night air with sweet delicious tunes.

(if you want to sign up for a crack at the mic, contact with oct 15 in the subject)


Monday, October 6, 2008

A Whirl of Colors Recap

Hey y'all!

We had a freakin' blast as usual! Unfortunately we have to move to Wednesdays for a while, and we hope that still works for you because we have great events coming up.

The moving art show was a smashing success! We had Hope Spithaler showing her amazing pieces of work and creating new ones by body and face painting our crowd, Carlos Sebastian Guzman hooked up our eye-grapes with two of his short films (albeit without sound) and FatTricks flipped us out with his twisting aerial maneuvers. Check the pics in the slide show!

Mercury Soapbox Update!

Hey Guys!

First of all I want to thank all of you for coming out and continuing to support Mercury Soapbox, free art and expression. I'm getting closer and closer every day to establishing Mercury Soapbox as a First Amendment Platform, meaning that we are here for you to be able to express yourself freely. Ok , now some quick updates:

  • First of all a HUGE THANK YOU to our featured artists from the "Whirl of Colors" event, Hope Spithaler, Carlos Sebastian Guzman and FatTricks. We got started a little late but we got it in, got it done and had a lot of fun. Hope canvassed peices were amazing and full of color, Carlos' work inspired a different view of things we see everyday and FatTricks wowed us with his graceful explosions of human flippery! It was insane, make sure to check out the pics and comment.

  • Let me take this chance to introduce DJ Komon, who courageously djed the "Whirl of Colors" event with shaky equipment and burned-a-second-ago tracks. He still managed keep our heads banging and bodies moving all night, and now he's going to be Mercury Soapbox' resident DJ!

  • NEXT EVENT!! Mercury Soapbox Presents AUAS Another Urban Art Sho Featuring GIC and FunkFace, a live hip hop band, doing a few bangers to rock to, another public collective graffitti peice, of course free art to see and (what!?) a live band freestyle jam! If you rock the mic or want to jam with pro's hit us up asap, theres a list growing...

  • And lastly, the next 2 events are the "Hip Hop Halloween Party" on october 29th with scary goodness, zombie dance offs, face painting and a haunted house for your hands, and an untitled interactive literary event november 12th (still working out deets on that one)
We're always looking for artists that want to show or or musicians that want to play. If you have an opinion on something, comment and lets chat. We'll be posting public opinions lists, just fun little lists people at the events fill out together. You'd be surprised what pops into your head, lol!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Hilarious Palin Flowchart...

I wonder what George W. Bush's looks like...

Friday, October 3, 2008

Weekend Update!

What's up Y'all? Buncha stuff going on this weekend so let me get to it real quick likes. 
  • I'm still booking artists for "Auas" (pronounced ah-whass) - Another Urban Art Sho, so far i have 1 definite, 2 possible artists showing for that event which will include a live band, a freestyle session and another collective art piece, so please if you want to show or if you know someone who should, holla at a brother lol!
  • I'm also booking things for our first non-free event :( but charging a tiny tiny cover is the only way we'll be able to afford all the cool stuff we want to do for this party. Its gonna be the Hip Hop Halloween Party (october 29) and it'll feature, amongst other things, a zombie dance off, a haunted house for your hands, goodie bags, face painting and possibly a polaroid station. If you can give us a hand with this event, we'd really appreciate the help, just let us know in what capacity you can pitch in...
  • I want to have a literary event soon and include some slam poetry, a short story reading, maybe even a table read of a play or screenplay. if this is up your alley, feel free to contact us.
  • Sunday! is the Atlantic Antic, a festival in brooklyn that has good food, free music, bar specials, artists and designers showcasing their stuff, so if you get a chance I'd recommend checking that out.
  • {EDIT} The pictures and recap from this weeks "Whirl of Colors" event will be up by monday (hopefully ;) ).
anything else? did i forget something?
Oh yeah, if you want an authorship so you can write stuff on the Mercury Soapbox Blog, just let me know and i'll shoot one over to you rikki-tik. (lol, komon thats the last time i'm gonna use that!)
Have a great weekend y'all and remember:
Express yourself freely and safely!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

good words from craigslist...

Found this on craigslist it raises an interesting point...

"According to the authors of He’s Just Not That Into You, the only reason a man doesn’t approach a woman is because he doesn’t want to. “If he likes you, trust me, he will ask you out,” they write. Mason Grigsby, co-author of Love at Second Sight, agrees, to a certain extent. “If a guy doesn’t feel there’s an attraction, he won’t ask,” he says. “That’s just human nature. But historically, men have always had to approach women. And if you talk to men about how often they get rejected, they’ll tell you—it gets wearing after a while.”" 

"So wearing that they’ve simply given up asking? “Maybe men are afraid of rejection,” he says. “They’ve lost confidence. Their egos aren’t that good. My number-one dating tip for women is to be proactive about meeting people. If you’re in an elevator with a guy with a nice-looking tie, comment on it. It lets the man know you’re open to a conversation. Most men think women are not open to conversation, they’ve been shut down so much. You’ve got to let people know that you’re open and friendly.”"