Galerie Adler will host an opening reception for Sigga Bjorg Sigurðardóttir on September 6, from 6-9. Her drawings kind of remind me of Tim Burton and Gorey.
"extra firm? HA!", says jacquie o. "extra WOBBLY is more like it."
meet the blacks. they rocked piano's on wednesday.
nate and josh spend more time together than most married couples. on thursday, at antarctica, we celebrated their departure from hanft raboy and partners. now they'll be working in holy matrimony at berlin cameron. congratulations natenjosh!
so having gone to spain less than a month ago, i figured i needed a vacation from my vacation. so i hopped a jet plane to sarasota, florida. i was a day late because i missed my plane, and then my bag was a day later thanks to jfk inefficiency. two trips in a row that my bag got lost. don't think i'm ever checking my bag again...but it was a lovely four day weekend nonetheless. the beaches were empty, except for these LDTers. and that sunset was NOT popped in lightroom. that's the real thing.
this week's edition of 'my week' has a very special guest. mr. matthew low of mattlow.com. he brought his superduper camera with us to sarasota, and was responsible for taking/directing most of the photos. so barbara is going to step aside, and i'm going to let his flickr page do most of the talking. couldn't have said it better myself. and matt, we gotta come up with a name for your camera. HUGE thanks to natalie for letting us all stay at her mother's apartment in sarasota. it was a "miserable" weekend, indeed.
As the travel maniac of the gang, I wanted to share this 10% discount on American Airlines which was printed on my free NYPost this morning.
Go to aa.com and enter promotional code NYWRAP.
Must be purchased by Sept. 2
For travel between Sept. 17 and Nov. 14.
Be sure not to miss their headline this morning, too. Hint: Leona Helmsley left $12M to her dog.
i think most of you already know this by now...
but gavin is our token black friend.
and also. he rocks.
come out tonight & tomorrow night to check out the NYC debut of his SF band -- THE BLACKS -- live and in concert at your local LES hotspots.
TONIGHT @ club midway 9pm, $5
WEDNESDAY @ piano's 10pm, $8 (with von iva, also from SF)
the blacks will also be playing the FRICTION 2 year anniversary show
sept. 20 @ mercury lounge.
(with die romantik, the most serene republic and one more TBA)
for more blacks-ploitation:
= listen on their myspace page - theblacksarehere
= buy the album on itunes THE BLACKS :: nom de guerre ::
= read a review and interview with singer luisa black over at CokemachineGlow
= feel the bloglove with crackers united
my boy jona just rocked a pretty unique canvas. watch out for sinse one, his work can be seen all over the city's walls and its finest galleries.
hot damn, a shout out by super producer dallas austin.
this week is mostly going to revolve around nate, seeing that his birthday was yesterday. he recently got a new job at an agency called berlin, and he's just happy to be'er.
i went for a walk after the party, and took a pic of my favorite model, the williamsburg bridge. she's pretty at night.
on thursday night, we went to a surf bar in wburg, and i had a whole bunch of sex on the beach. i wouldn't normally order one, but it was the closest thing they had to vodka/diet coke. i don't think i have ever ordered one of those before, and i probably won't ever again. but it wasn't too bad, actually. reed suggested that i justify ordering one by saying it was for my girlfriend, and then slam it when she never shows up, "oh well, guess she ain't coming, and i can't very well let this perfectly fine drink go to waste." then i told reed, "or i could just pretend that i'm gay." and reed agreed that would be easier. where am i going with this overly long explanation? dunno. i guess i'm just trying to explain why i would order a sex on the beach. anyway, on to the next photo...
yes yes yes, to the next photo indeed. we get to saturday, where i got hype for the friction party at the mercury. more cowbell! more tambourine! and keyboard! this girl played for the band 'office'. if the band was a C overall, she bumped them up to an A. easily. she is the hottest cowbeller, tambourinier, keyboardist i've ever seen. moreso than the chick from earlimart. i drunkenly hit on her at the after party at home sweet hoome, but they were heading back to chicago. oh well.
on sunday, rainy sunday, i woke up with a black eye, two very painful bite marks, an abrasion on my throat from attempted strangulation (that looks like the biggest hickey ever), various bruises on my back and arms, and a hangover. so what's the best cure for all that? well, aside from a steak on the eye, lots of exedrin, and a mental note-to-self to try even harder to avoid psycho ex-girlfriends: a 'ghostland observatory' show! the gang was all here for austin's rockingest sons, and the surprise special guest, 'spank rock'. hey guys, remember the last time we saw a concert at mccarren pool? this was it. and what a hell of a collection of summer shows it was. thanks for a great summer, mc pool. you'll be missed. all-you-can-drink brunch, free concert at the pool, then to clem's for 'patriots'. i could've gotten used to that. but could've done without the monday hangovers...
and without further ado. the man of the hour. thwip.
it was nate's birthday party, so of course there was hot spidey-on-spidey action.
meet rafi, nate's best friend from texas, and another of our current guests. rafi is in no way bald, or even balding, but this photo makes it look like he is. happy birthday, nate! sorry you had to work through most of it, but if today's hangover is any indication, i think it worked out in the end.
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McCarren Park Pool Survey
e-commerce on serimony is up and running
How have we let this slip on the blog? Seriously, every new episode amazes me! If you are new to the Trapped in the Closet series, all the previous chapters are available on IFC. And if you are still confused check out the cliff notes.
Youth in Revolt, easily my favorite book of all time, is finally picking up some steam to be turned into a movie. Michael Cera (Superbad, Arrested Development) just signed on for the movie and very reliable sources have told me that Spike Jonze has had several meetings to direct. I'm so psyched on this you guys have no idea. This will be a hilarious movie if done with the right people.
here nate and i view morocco from tarifa.
let the goat jokes begin...er...continue.
aaaaaaand back to new york. wednesday i did laundry. thursday i woke up, went for a job, and then off to coney island for a little show. the rapture and daft punk. the rapture played all their new bubble gum, with only two songs from echoes. they were alright. but...around the world around the world around the world. daft punk was fucking amazing. not a person was standing still in the entire stadium.
i could post twenty pics, just of the pyramid. but two should be good to get the effect.
even the verrazano wanted to get in on the act. she was looking all lightshowy too.
on saturday, after drawing some storyboards, and then doing some transcribing for matthewlow.com, i went to an art opening in long island city. the good news is that these guys showed up. the bad news is that it was in long island city. it was fun though. and free beer!
the con ed building looks like something out of a tim burton film...
also on saturday, one of my best friends from texas, reed posey, and his gf kerrie, moved to new york! they're staying with me for a bit. reed is an artist/painter singer/songwriter. kerrie is a singer/songwriter as well, but is trying to get into chinese medicine.
and by chinese medicine, i mean accupuncture. surgery in my room. ow...
Anyone up for some Ayn Rand?
Free showing, tomorrow night at sundown.
At "The Elevated Acre" 55 Water Street, near the Seaport.
More info: River to River Festival
The NY Dragon Boat Championships will be on Saturday and the US Champtionships on Sunday. To round out the event, expect a Shaolin Kung Fu demonstration, dancing dragons, a dumpling eating contest and much much more. directions to flushing meadows park here.