“Sneaking Out”

We were happy to bring on a new contributor to Arts Express radio, storyteller David Lepelstat. David is a storyteller who has appeared twice on The Moth Radio Hour podcast telling original stories from his childhood. Here in an Arts Express exclusive, he tells a story of youth and the lure of New York City, written and performed by himself.

Click the triangle or mp3 link above to hear David’s story as broadcast today on Arts Express on WBAI FM NYC, and Pacifica stations across the country.

Lefty

The great Jay Marshall, in the prime of his career. Jay, who also ran a famous Chicago magic shop, had an encyclopedic knowledge of magic history and lore. But he was most famous as the owner of Lefty.

Thanks to YouTuber The Ed Sullivan Show

Regards, Jim

From today’s mail:

DEAR EMAIL OWNER,

This is to inform you that we have been working towards the eradication of fraudsters
and scam Artists in Africa with the help of the Organization of African Unity (AU) United Nations
(UN), European Union (EU). We have been able to track down some scam artist in various
parts of African countries which includes (Nigeria, Republic of Benin, Ghana and Senegal with
cote d’ivoire ) and they are all in Government custody now, they will appear
International Criminal Court (ICC) soon for Justice.

During the course of investigation, they were able to recover some funds from these scam
artists and IMF organizations have ordered the funds recovered to be shared among the 10 Lucky
people listed around the World as compensation. This notice has been directed to you because
your email address was found in one of the scam Artists file and computer hard-disk while the
investigation, maybe you have been scammed.

You are therefore being compensated with sum of $1.5M valid into an (ATM Card Number ****************)
Since your email address is among the lucky beneficiaries who will receive a compensation funds,
we have arranged your payment to be paid to you through ATM VISA CARD and deliver to your postal
address with the Pin Numbers as to enable you withdrawal maximum of $2,000 on each withdrawal from
any Bank ATM Machine of your choice, until all the funds are exhausted.

The ATM Card with Security Pin Numbers shall be delivered to you using Express Mail Service (DHL).
The package is coming from Uganda . don’t forget to reconfirm your following information.

  1. Your Full Name:
  2. Address Where You want us to Send Your ATM Card
  3. Cell/Mobile Number:

We advise you to stop all communications with everyone regarding your payment as we
have short listed to deliver to you and now urge you to comply and receive your ATM Card funds.
Thanks for your understanding as you follow instructions while I wait to hear from you today.

Best Regards: Jim

Diaspora Boy

American artist Eli Valley created his Diaspora Boy comics because of his anger with the corruption of American Jewish institutions and so-called Jewish “leaders” that he was constantly exposed to. His response was a savage comic strip with a visual style that mixed the 50s Mad’s Harvey Kurtzman and the 60s R. Crumb.

I broadcast a radio commentary about the collected strips that Valley published in book form, and I also read one of his 9-panel cartoons on the air.

Click the triangle or mp3 link above to hear the commentary, as broadcast today on Arts Express on WBAI and Pacifica affiliates across the nation.