Author Archives: Mark and Mark

D.I.Y. N.J. Part VI: Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market

Mr. Kuzemka has taken the term “DIY” to the next level. His idea of hosting a gallery event where small business vendors and artists can show off and peddle their goods has progressed into a thrice-yearly, weekend long emporium extravaganza that brings in thousands to New Jersey’s capitol city. In the midst of all the preparation for this upcoming installment of the TPRFM, Joseph F. Kuzemka found the time to answer my 10+ questions for this week’s edition of #DIYNJ… Continue reading

The Quest for El Dorado

The remaining ruins of El Dorado Gardens can still be found today, hidden in small patch of woods along the muddy banks of the Rahway River in Springfield. Concrete bridges arch over stagnant fetid waters, and overgrown, barely visible walkways wind their way past the crumbling remains of communal baths. All that is left to remind us of one of New Jersey’s lost resorts. Continue reading

D.I.Y. N.J. Part V: CoolDad Music

CoolDadMusic has become a champion of emerging bands such as Dentist, Lowlight and the RocknRoll Hi-Fives that are breaking out of New Jersey. He capturing them in action through his camera lens as well as capturing their sound through his reviews, which go beneath the surface to really give the reader a sense of what each band’s sound is all about. CoolDad’s influence even goes beyond the computer screen as he has also become a curator of live events in Asbury Park that helps introduce new talent to broader audiences. Continue reading

D.I.Y. N.J. – Bill Zebub: King of the Bs

I just made accidental eye contact with Bill Zebub, the King of the B-Movies and now find myself gravitating toward his merch booth as if pulled by a tractor beam. As I get closer, I see the array of DVDs that he is selling and there’s no turning back… or is there? There isn’t. Continue reading

South Jersey’s Statue of Liberty

Most people don’t know that New Jersey is privy to two Statues of Liberty. One stands proudly in New York Harbor, but the other, lesser-known statue has been looking out over Vineland since the 1930s. The creator of the southern … Continue reading