After Zuma Dogg's 1st Visit To "Occupy LA" @ City Hall, SOME QUESTIONS FOR MAYOR ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA! [ZUMA DOGG SHOWING UP WITH HIS OWN AMPS, ON FRIDAY=EQUAL FREE SPEECH FOR ALL!!!]GOOD 20 MINUTE VIDEO THAT THIS POST IS BASED ON, COMING LATER TONIGHT. Check back. But here's the blog post version:
ZUMA DOGG'S 1st VISIT TO @OCCUPYLA: (I went for the usual Thursday's Farmer's Market, as I used to, but it wasn't there, today. I guess the city couldn't get a permit from itself? Why WOULDN'T IT BE THERE, TODAY? I don't know?) But, an organized group was dominating the public park. Here's more:
I know the lawn at city hall is a public park. I went to Occupy LA today, for the first time. First of all, you will have trouble hearing what I am saying, on camera, at times, because the amplified sound system they are using to hold their organized event, all day, is blaring me out. (Their sound system is blasting beyond municipal code for a park and is drowning out all others. IT IS NOT A PERMITTED EVENT. THE SOUND IS TOO LOUD, CLEARLY EVIDENT IN THE SECOND HALF OF THIS VIDEO.)
Secondly, the sound equipment set up and people speaking are not even on the lawn/park, but on the cement steps of city hall. Seems to be a block and impingement, since cords are laying across the path. Hope I don't trip.
Overall, I have a feeling some of these EVENT ORGANIZERS may believe they have more rights than other community members. So Zuma Dogg will be showing up, on Friday (pending his ride being available) around 11AM, Friday (10/28/11) to set up HIS MAGIC KARAOKE AMP, in storage from the Venice Beach boardwalk days, RIGHT UP THERE ON THE CEMENT STEP WALKWAY OF CITY HALL/NOT ON THE PARK LAWN PART!
I'm sure OccupyLA EVENT ORGANIZERS will realize they do not have a permit, and since they are just a bunch of individuals, no individual has any more claim to 1st Amendment Rights in a public park, than anyone else.
I'M SURE THEY'LL UNDERSTAND!
And since it's not about anything going on inside city hall, but just a mere festival A la Grateful Dead parking lot tailgate party, or the old spirit of Venice Beach (along with many of the same Venice boardwalk people who now migrated to City Hall law/OccupyLA), ZD will be sticking to his karaoke performing for the crowd. [Bee Gees/Andy Gibb, AC/DC and as usual, some Zuma Dogg freestyle raps. FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!!! I LOVED the festive atmosphere with tents, and footballs and frisbees and dogs and acoustic guitar performances through the blaring amps (you can't even hear me by the end of this video)...and all the talk on topic about EVERYTHING except what they said they showed up for.
IT'S ALL IN THIS VIDEO:
And my "After Event" Backstage Comments in these USTREAM videos. ALL GOOD STUFF!
ZUMA DOGG RECAPS TODAY'S #OccupyLA event with Doug McIntyre on NATIONAL "Red Eye Radio" (New York & L.A. audience, plus all the occupy listeners in between).
10/29/11 UPDATE: VIDEO FROM ZUMA DOGG'S ENCOUNTER AT OCCUPY LA on 10/28/11: MUST SEE THIS!!! Zuma Dogg Has to Fight Off Occupy MOB to express free speech, as Villaraigosa's city hall allows unsafe environment to build and fester, without a cop in site -- and none sent to respond.