I wasn't getting along with Keith Moore in the months before he was shot Uptown, so it's strange that I would be dubbed his official biographer in the afterlife. But I had helped him put on his Noizefest the year before, had written many articles about his strange but important endeavors, and in the process Keith made sure that I knew enough (more than enough) to talk about him when he was gone -- he did this to me on purpose. So when this dude Charles Anderson, who founded United for Peace in New Orleans came to me wanting to know who Keith was and why he was important, I told him everything Keith would have wanted me to (along with some opinions Keith would have fought me on, but I made sure to let Charles know Keith wouldn't have agreed, and why).
Anyway, Charles is holding a memorial for Keith today, Tuesday. Here is the information for those wishing to attend:
THE MOMENT OF SILENCE ON MARTIN LUTHER KING BOULEVARD
Tuesday, February 19th, 2008 at 6 pm, on the corner of South Liberty and Martin Luther King Boulevard, United for Peace in New Orleans will host a moment of silence for those citizens that have been lost to the violence of the city since Katrina. As of February 18th, 2008, there have been 402 citizens killed in this city since Katrina. At the moment of silence, the concerned citizens of New Orleans will pause a couple of moments for each citizen lost. The moment of silence will last thirteen minutes and twenty four seconds.
After the moment of silence, we will celebrate the life of one of those citizens.The twentieth citizen of New Orleans that will remember is Keith Moore. Keith Moore, 43, was a political artist. Keith will be honored in a short story written and told by Charles Anderson, founder of United for Peace in New Orleans. He will also be honored in a song by his father, John Deacon Moore.
United for Peace in New Orleans is a coalition of concerned citizens using nonviolent methods to build peace in New Orleans. This is the first event hosted by United for Peace in New Orleans and it marks the beginning of their nonviolent campaign in this city. If you would like more information about this event or to schedule an interview, please call Charles Anderson at (908) 328-7956 or email Mr. Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org
ALSO: This weekend, Sunday afternoon to be exact, the local weird music scene will pay tribute to Keith's ideas as part of LouieFest. Here's that info, as published in Gambit Weekly:
Sunday afternoon's NoizeFest tribute (noon, the Candle Factory, N. Roberston Street at Japonica Street), featuring Ray Bong, the Buoyant Sea and a re-enactment of Moore's own Jambox Pyramid, is in memory of Keith Moore, who was murdered in 2007.