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Welcome! This is "Catatonic Digressions."
Most, if not all readers don't understand my blog's title. It's an old inside joke from a forum long gone. I was going to change it, but since it's been "confusing" for so long, I decided to leave it. Don't worry about what it means, the content of the blog is what is important.

Unfortunately, my blog isn't what I set out for it to be. A disturbed and manic online stalker and cyberbully has made it impossible for me to post about family, my son, life in my part of New York...so I stopped (for the most part), and I mostly reblog and repost what I feel is important, necessary or close to my heart. As for the stalking sociopath, she can go to hell for harassing me and my family since mid-2008. You can't scare me offline with a few lame threats and dozens of pages of defamation, abuse, depravity and libel. I'm bitchy like that. ;)
(Anyone who knows me knows I'm not actually a bitch, but let's allow this psychopath to think I'm a bitch to her blackened heart's content—it seems to make her feel she has some sort of control over me…and it does not.)

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Sunday, September 06, 2009

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graffiti New York Cover Graffiti New York
Author: Eric Felisbret (DEAL CIA)
Contributions by: Luke Felisbret (SPAR ONE)
Forward by: Jim Prigoff
Publisher: Abrams ISBN-10: 0810951460 ISBN-13: 978-0810951464
Published: October 2009

Decades after the movement globalized, New York is still the mecca of graffiti culture. Painting there is a badge of honor, with graffiti artists from around the globe making pilgrimages to New York for that purpose. This is the city where it all began, yet few know the back story. Graffiti New York fills that gap, detailing the concepts, aesthetics, ideals, and social structures that have served as a cultural blueprint for graffiti movements across the world. The book features approximately 1,000 images, complemented by texts by the authors and relevant players in the movement, as well as descriptive graphics and sidebars.

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Murry Book Broken Windows- Burning New York
Authors: James T. Murry and Karla L. Murry
Publisher: Gingko Press, ISBN: 1584230789
Published: September 2002

Hot new book to be released September 2002. Includes many interviews and color photos. Over 180 artists. Featuring tags, pieces, and many elaborate murals called "Productions". Features many wall paintings from the 1990s by some of New York City's top aerosol artists such as NICER, DAZE, PC KID, STAN 153, REVOLT, SEEN many others.

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Visit the Author's Web site burningny.com

Subway Art Book Subway Art
Authors: Henry Chalfant and Martha Cooper
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co.
Published: 1984, 1995, ISBN 0-8050-0678-8

Best documentation published on New York City's late 1970s early 1980s subway paintings. This book is credited with being a key element in triggering aerosol art movements across the world. Often referred to as the graffiti Bible. Many color photographs.

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The sites listed here are sites most frequently visited by the @149st staff. They have been selected for content, design and ease of navigation. They are our personal favorites.

Hot Links
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Graffiti TV NYC/Global

New York City
Art Crimes NYC and global
Barn Stormers NYC/National
Bemflix Productions BEM MPC
BLADE ONE TC5 5 and 2 line king
Da Bakery BEOND/SEN2 graff shop
DONDICIAKings.com Tribute by Michael White and DURO CIA
Interhaze.com ERIC HAZE
ESPO NYC streets
Exvandals.com FLINT...
The Gspot Colab EZO TDS, STAN 153 3YB, NYC trains
Gothic Futurism RAMMELLZEE
Just Having Fun crew REM 311
Kings of New York
Lordz of Brooklyn KAVES
MICO's Story:Abstract Social Realism
NYC Trains Mid 80s By CAT 22, GIO + Art Crimes
New York Trash DR. REVOLT
www.outtobomb.com A Tribute to NOC 167th OTB
www.poem-one.com POEM ONE
Style Wars Tony Silver (RIP), Henry Chalfant
Subway Outlaws GIL, BOM 5
Transit Wear SAIN TOP
TRACY 168 Pioneer
Wild Style (the movie) Charlie Ahearn
Writer's Bench Clothing WANE COD
Zephyr Graffiti ZEPHYR
ZIMAD Luis "Zimad" Lamboy

United States
50mmlosangeles.com Los Angeles
DREAM memorial
Graffiti Verite
Hifiart.com San Francisco
Made U Look Chicago
Man One LA
Mear One
Pure Graffiti
Texas Graffiti.com Texas

156 crew International
AERO France
Art Crimes NYC and global
ATOME TFP Australia
Brisbane Old Skool Australia
Canned Goods United Kingdom/Worldwide
The Dark Site Holland/Worldwide
Eiresol Style Ireland
Graffiti Creator
Graffiti @ Yokohama Japan
Midnite Run
NECK CNS The New 3D Lettering
N-igma England
One Leg Inc. Sydney
Sal-one.com Holland
Underground Productions Sweden
Visual Orgasm Canada

What You Write

Street art/Murals/Alternative
Ad Busters
Jean Michel Basquiat
Billboard Liberation Front
Buff Monster LA Street Art
Official MARK BODE site
www.mdefeo.com Michael A. De Feo
Popaganda.com Ron English
Obeygiant.com Shepard Fairey
Keith Haring
Work Horse Visuals

Hip Hop Sites
TOOLS OF WAR Grassroots Hip Hop
About Hip Hop Ifè Oshun - Rap/Hip Hop Guide
B-GYRL for Life, All Girl, All the Time!
Davy D Excellent Hip Hop site
Guerilla One.com
Hip-Hop City
Hip-Hop Directory
Hip-Hop Network.com CRAY ONE
Danny Hoch(Home Page)
Ill Brew True Hip Hop
Italian Hip Hop Culture Online
Knowledge Magazine Drum & Base
Mr. Blunt
NO MORE PRISONS.NET William Upski Wimsatt
Rumba-Kali African Hip Hop
Support Online Hip Hop Networking resource
Tony Crush Legendary DJ Tony Tone of the Cold Crush Brothers

B-Boys (Break Dancers)
Rock Steady Crew Original NYC B-Boys
Spartanic Rockers

New York City Related
7thstreetmovie.com Excellent documentry film on the East Village Directed by Josh Pais
Citylegacy.com NYC Literature, culture and history
citylore.org Fostering NYC's living cultural heritage
Fading Ad Campaign
Filthy Mess.com
Gothamcenter.org NYC History
Forgotten New York
Harlem Live Teen Journalists
Nuyorican Poets Cafe Poetry
New York Museums
Paper Magazine
New York Times (Registration required)
New York Press
New York Magazine
NY Arts Magazine
Village Voice
Trigger Magazine An Artistic Cyber Salon

Michael Poulin's BOXCARART.COM Hobo Tags
NYC Subway Resources
Metropolitan Transit Authority
Straphangers Campaign (NYC Subway)
The Railfan Network

Related interests
Experience Music Project
Infiltration.org Urban exploration non-public areas (Canada)

Social Change
Teenpregnancy.org Teen Pregnancy Prevention
The Truth.com

NYC Photography
Angela Boatwright
Ricky Powell
www.urbanphotos.com Matt Weber

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