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Say No To Drugs?



Richard “Tricky Dick” Nixon was the first American President to declare a “War on Drugs”, and ever since it has been an endless battle, a snake eating its own tail, and a whack-a-mole of the highest order. It seems you can’t stop people from sniffing, snorting, swallowing, binge-ing, smoking, injecting and indulging. It’s almost like it feels good or something - compulsion on the real. Either way, everyone from nice-white-lady-housewives, who, in the 1800s, were the leading abusers of opiates, to dread-locked-contemporary-prophets, chanting down Babylon - are getting high. AF.

“Do you like drugs? Do you like druuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuugs? Yep? Me too..." - Miguel

This episode of #trashDAY explores the Minotaur maze of drug use at its most crackish and prescribed. Venerable hosts, k(Rob) and Doe Derek, are caught up in the trap, serving rocks from our most favored fiends: Snoop, Wayne, Wiz. Whitney, Michael, Brian. Amy, Janis, Dinah. Jim, Keith, Steve. Elvis, Rick, Ike. Not to mention plastic surgery junkies and “love” addicts, plus undercover devotees of Viagra and Cialis. Basically, the playlist is crunk tight.

In the '80s there was an anti-drug commercial featuring a frying egg in a cast iron skillet, something about a brain… but the last line was, “any questions?” To which we respond: “where the weed at?”
 

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Visual artists Kenya (Robinson) and Doreen Garner bring their show #trashDay to Clocktower Radio.

#trashDay elevates the vernacular of urban fiction, reality television, gossip publications, social dance, and fashion, and uses it as a point of departure for satire and social commentary.

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Kenya (Robinson) is a community-taught artist from Gainesville, Florida. An aficionado of all things blonde, she is a past resident of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's WorkSpace Program (2009-2010) and the 2010 Triangle Arts Workshop. Her sculptural work has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Aljira and the 60 Wall Street Gallery of Deutsche Bank. In addition, her performances have been featured at Rush Arts Gallery, MoMA PS1, The DUMBO Arts Festival, The Kitchen, The Museum of Modern Art (NYC) as well as the Home Section of the New York Times.

An avid blogger, tumblr-er, and mischievous contributor to the Arts & Culture Section of the Huffington Post, Robinson is also the inaugural resident for Recess Activities' online residency ANALOG and an MFA graduate from the School of Art at Yale University.
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