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watch the latest streaming episode HERE of MAKE HER SPACE as JEN interviews musician/composer/singer-songwriter/playwright THERINA BELLA of DOLLTITS about her upcoming projects including a new EP and a play(!) called PARACOSM that will be premiering NOVEMBER 22 & 23rd at the LITTLE VICTORY THEATRE.
past episodes of MAKE HER SPACE as well as other MAKERPARKRADIO.NYC shows like DEER GOD RADIO, NOWHERE FAST, THE SYNTHESIZER SHOW and CLASSICAL-ISH WITH NUTMEG are available here at the DEER GOD website.
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rounding off our series highlighting members of the DEER GOD TEAM is our consulting manager and frequent collaborator, MAGIE SERPICA. originally from BROOKLYN, she has been a staple of the arts, business and advocacy communities in STATEN ISLAND for years now.
her interests are wide-ranging, as he is a talented visual artist and musician, as seen in her work with fellow SHAOLIN native THERINA BELLA in their acoustic, riot grrrl outfit DOLLTITS. a TATTOO ARTIST by trade, MAGIE was recently voted STATEN ISLAND's "best tattoo artist" by local paper SI ADVANCE and has recently opened her new THE BLACK LODGE TATTOO shop.
i have a hard time keeping up with her whereabouts and activities, as she is constantly planning ART INSTALLATIONS and providing painting/drawing classes in association with PROJECTIVITY, but your best bet is to follow her instagram linked here, as well as listen to her weekly MAKERPARKRADIO.NYC radio show with co-host JEN GALLO called MAKE HER SPACE where they interview (mostly) female guests from the local arts and social justice communities in STATEN ISLAND and beyond.
us here at DEER GOD are happy to be involved with her and look forward to continue to collaborate with her on future projects.
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a little less than two years ago LJ and I directed a green-screen video for our friends, the feminist acoustic duo DOLLTITS (THERINA BELLA & MAGIE SERPICA) for their stridently political song "Locker Room Talk." looking back on it now it is still one of my favorite videos that i edited, even though my skills have vastly improved since then. i say that disregarding the fact that it got a WRITE-UP in the NEW YORK TIMES by music critic JON CARAMANICA.
i'm proud that in this day and age where it is easy to feel not empowered and totally helpless to world events, that i was involved in a creative work that said FUCK YOU TO DONALD TRUMP. still makes me smile.
the lyrics for this song are ingenious, as songwriter BELLA used TRUMP's own words against him, cleverly re-framing his unaltered tweets and public statements. i have to say now that we are in the back-half of his (hopefully) first term that this song has aged just fine. his misogyny, racism and pigheadedness is just as prominent and corrosive to the fabric of american life as it was when he got elected, no doubt even more so in the wake of PUERTO RICO, CHARLOTTESVILLE, THE MUSLIM BAN, STACKING OF FEDERAL JUDGES, GUTTING OF THE US INTELLIGENCE APPARATUS, COZYING UP TO FOREIGN DICTATORS and countless other corrupt infractions that have permanently stained the reputation of our troubled nation.
so yeah, i'm still proud of this video. especially that toilet paper basketball shot sequence at the end. i came up with it, oh well, but i still think its brilliant.
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members of the DEER GOD CREW (MAGIE & BRIAN) are involved tonight in a poetry event tonight at MAKERSPACENYC put on by the OUT OF THE ASHES collective that will be hosted by SCOTT SCHIAFFO of CLERKS fame (shoutout NEW JERSEY!!) and will involve a performance by DOLLTITS.
itll be $10 entry and doors open at 7. should be a great time so come and support local artists!
friend of deer god MAGIE SERPICA is having an art show this friday at THE HOP SHOPPE (372 Van Duzer St) at 7pm. please come and support her.
MAGIE is a talented tattoo artist/illustrator/musician that we have collaborated with on several past projects including recorded tracks and a video for her band DOLLTITS. she has also guest hosted various radio shows with us over the past months linked here (EPISODE 14 GLAM ROCK and EPISODE 22 NEW WAVE).