Keep St Joe Weird

proof Die Antwoord are aware of St Joseph culture spots, like the East Hillsmall. Yo Landi has a copy of Debbie Mathers book. In the book Eminem’s mom talks about girls spitting and pull her hair in the mall.

from a previous keepstjoeweird.com post

St Joseph, MO is the town he’d like to forget because in it resides the mother he’d like to forget.

Debbie Nelson-Mathers brought Eminem in to this world and she can take him out, or sue him, or write a book about him, or record a CD about him. You know, the high road. The one that leads to the bank.

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Colby Walter and Bobby Dean Floyd busking during Better Block. They play both kinds of music: raunchy country and filthy western

Colby Walter and Bobby Dean Floyd busking during Better Block. They play both kinds of music: raunchy country and filthy western

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Salvage art on the 500 block of Felix during Better Block

Salvage art on the 500 block of Felix during Better Block

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Jugglers practicing at city hall for the Better Block project. The event will be held in conjunction with the Apple Blossom Festival, on Friday, May 4th, and Saturday, May 5th, 2012 on the 500 block of Felix Street.

This is entirely volunteer-driven by people looking to the future of St Joseph while utilizing historic spaces.

Keep St Joe Weird will operate a screen printing pop-up shop with street performer staff and shirts donated by Occupy St Joseph.

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SATURDAY! SATURDAY! SATURDAY! 

See the bone-crushing girl-on-girl skate in your face action as the  Blacksnake Roller Girls draw first blood against the Kansas City’s Dead Girl Derby at Civic Arena.

They’ll sell you the whole seat but you’ll only need the edge! 

$10 tickets half price for kids 6-12, kids under 5 in free

SATURDAY! SATURDAY! SATURDAY!

See the bone-crushing girl-on-girl skate in your face action as the Blacksnake Roller Girls draw first blood against the Kansas City’s Dead Girl Derby at Civic Arena.

They’ll sell you the whole seat but you’ll only need the edge!

$10 tickets half price for kids 6-12, kids under 5 in free

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'The dilemma of dirty hands'

Outsider art or folk art is generally devoid of form and perspective, created by self-trained artists, but often mirrors the most famous of religious art.

This piece uses the folk aesthetic of working with any available materials and seems to patriotically deify Thomas Friedman, that venerable cheerleader of war and industrial globalization.

'The dilemma of dirty hands'

Outsider art or folk art is generally devoid of form and perspective, created by self-trained artists, but often mirrors the most famous of religious art.

This piece uses the folk aesthetic of working with any available materials and seems to patriotically deify Thomas Friedman, that venerable cheerleader of war and industrial globalization.

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St Joseph Music Foundation Jam Swap, April 22 at the Eagles Lodge (no, not the secret hotel hideaway of Don Henley and Joe Walsh; different eagles. 2004 North Belt Highway.)

The Jam Swap is a great place to find a gently used instrument on the cheap, jam with other musicians, and sign your act up for JoeStock III.  Sunday April 22 from 1pm-7pm

St Joseph Music Foundation Jam Swap, April 22 at the Eagles Lodge (no, not the secret hotel hideaway of Don Henley and Joe Walsh; different eagles. 2004 North Belt Highway.)

The Jam Swap is a great place to find a gently used instrument on the cheap, jam with other musicians, and sign your act up for JoeStock III. Sunday April 22 from 1pm-7pm

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Ephemera Friday the 13th

This photo from 1969 was taken at East Hills Mall during the Sinclair Oil traveling dino exhibit that premiered at the 1964 World’s Fair. More photos here by the sculptors, and  here  by Creepy Classics.

Coincidentally, the  Nelson-Atkins Museum in KC opened a new exhibit called ‘Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs: 1851-1939’

Ephemera Friday the 13th

This photo from 1969 was taken at East Hills Mall during the Sinclair Oil traveling dino exhibit that premiered at the 1964 World’s Fair. More photos here by the sculptors, and here by Creepy Classics.

Coincidentally, the Nelson-Atkins Museum in KC opened a new exhibit called ‘Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs: 1851-1939’

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Tax Day Dodgeball
Sunday April 15 - 1PM
Civic Center Park at City Hall
Free picnic, speakers and dodgeball for all
sponsored by Occupy St Joseph 
Co-sponsored by Keep St Joe Weird

Tax Day Dodgeball

Sunday April 15 - 1PM

Civic Center Park at City Hall

Free picnic, speakers and dodgeball for all

sponsored by Occupy St Joseph

Co-sponsored by Keep St Joe Weird

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The Ramey Memo reppin the 816 with a cover of Verbal’s “Reppin’ the 816” on Tuning Fork TV with music journalist extraordinaire Danny R. Phillips.

The Ramey Memo reppin the 816 with a cover of Verbal’s “Reppin’ the 816” on Tuning Fork TV with music journalist extraordinaire Danny R. Phillips.

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The fantasyland that is the Allied Arts Council's annual Arts Fund video is a single-shot amalgamation of a microcosm inside a Russian nesting doll wrapped in 1/4 of a downtown block.

Whew, that is a potently tiny atmosphere. Like Horton Hears a Who, except all the Whos are shouting the second act of La Boheme, then Bob Shultz flutters by.

How often do you see on the streets of St Joe, steel drummers, violinists, a dance troupe, roller derby girls, a dapper tandem bike couple, and Bob Shultz fluttering by?

A sight like that only happens two times a year, at best. (Maybe more if Magoon’s Mushroom Fest was successful.) So donate to the Arts Fund if you have the means, if not, no sweat. But don’t be surprised when Bob Shultz flutters by your window groaning “the arts are essential!”

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HELLZAPOPPIN is a “thrill packed stunt show features genuine human oddities, sword swallowing, the human block head, fire eating, bed of nails, the blade box , western bullwhip demonstrations, contortionists, and electrical death-defying stunts.”

HELLZAPOPPIN at Cafe Acoustic Thursday April 5th

HELLZAPOPPIN is a “thrill packed stunt show features genuine human oddities, sword swallowing, the human block head, fire eating, bed of nails, the blade box , western bullwhip demonstrations, contortionists, and electrical death-defying stunts.”

HELLZAPOPPIN at Cafe Acoustic Thursday April 5th

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If you’ve still been sleeping on checking out Radkey, I can tell you’ve been having nightmares. Stop the madness and check St Joe’s, hell, the Midwest’s hardest working young band.
Sunday, March 25, Radkey is playing with lo-fi weirdo blues band The Growlers at Riot Room. And if you don’t know the Growlers yet, well, I don’t want to sound like a snob, but what’s crawling around in your brain, man? (watch 'Something Someone Jr.' on repeat to repent.)

If you’ve still been sleeping on checking out Radkey, I can tell you’ve been having nightmares. Stop the madness and check St Joe’s, hell, the Midwest’s hardest working young band.

Sunday, March 25, Radkey is playing with lo-fi weirdo blues band The Growlers at Riot Room. And if you don’t know the Growlers yet, well, I don’t want to sound like a snob, but what’s crawling around in your brain, man? (watch 'Something Someone Jr.' on repeat to repent.)

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Better Block St Joe is a grassroots effort to revitalize downtown St. Joseph, Missouri through demonstration.
Building anew within the shell of the old.
Step one is to clean up vacant and historic downtown storefronts in preparation for stage two, which is to open fully-functioning temporary “pop-up” businesses and extend the pedestrian space for mingling, people watching, street performing and sidewalk vendors. “All in order to provide a living and breathing visualization of downtown’s potential,” say the event organizers. Efforts will focus on the 500 block of Felix Street. The event will be held in conjunction with the Apple Blossom Festival, on Friday, May 4th, and Saturday, May 5th, 2012. This is entirely volunteer-driven by people looking to the future of St Joseph while utilizing historic spaces. Keep St Joe Weird fully supports this experiment as it stands on the very precipice of our mission statement:

"to encourage the locally-owned shops, bands, artists and people to stick around & have fun. Without them the soul of St Joe will be swallowed by the gigantic Big Box retail monster."

To become a part of the project, please contact Better Block St Joe via facebook.com/betterblocksj, or contact matt@mo-kan.org or roni@mo-kan.org.

Better Block St Joe is a grassroots effort to revitalize downtown St. Joseph, Missouri through demonstration.

Building anew within the shell of the old.

Step one is to clean up vacant and historic downtown storefronts in preparation for stage two, which is to open fully-functioning temporary “pop-up” businesses and extend the pedestrian space for mingling, people watching, street performing and sidewalk vendors. “All in order to provide a living and breathing visualization of downtown’s potential,” say the event organizers.

Efforts will focus on the 500 block of Felix Street. The event will be held in conjunction with the Apple Blossom Festival, on Friday, May 4th, and Saturday, May 5th, 2012.

This is entirely volunteer-driven by people looking to the future of St Joseph while utilizing historic spaces. Keep St Joe Weird fully supports this experiment as it stands on the very precipice of our mission statement:

"to encourage the locally-owned shops, bands, artists and people to stick around & have fun. Without them the soul of St Joe will be swallowed by the gigantic Big Box retail monster."

To become a part of the project, please contact Better Block St Joe via facebook.com/betterblocksj, or contact matt@mo-kan.org or roni@mo-kan.org.

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KC Star reports  a human skull unearthed by the 2011 flood near Cheney, Kan., last month was nothing more than a remnant of a six-decade-old Halloween prank, authorities said Wednesday. 

The former owner of the property told authorities it had been in her family’s possession since an unknown person left it on their doorstep in Circleville in 1949. Tired of lugging the skull around, the ex-owner said, she buried it before moving in 2010. “She figured she would never hear of it again until she was watching the news … and saw all the detectives searching the backyard,” said Capt. Greg Pollock of the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office. He said potential buyers of the property noticed a partly-buried white object, kicked it and realized what it was.”

KC Star reports a human skull unearthed by the 2011 flood near Cheney, Kan., last month was nothing more than a remnant of a six-decade-old Halloween prank, authorities said Wednesday.

The former owner of the property told authorities it had been in her family’s possession since an unknown person left it on their doorstep in Circleville in 1949. Tired of lugging the skull around, the ex-owner said, she buried it before moving in 2010. “She figured she would never hear of it again until she was watching the news … and saw all the detectives searching the backyard,” said Capt. Greg Pollock of the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office. He said potential buyers of the property noticed a partly-buried white object, kicked it and realized what it was.”

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