Tuesday, July 26, 2011


All Good Things Come To An End
But Every End Has A New Beginning
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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Kids Wanna Be So Hard

Take It Easy On Me

I saw Surfer Blood play at the Knitting Factory in Williamsburg this past Friday and it was such a great show. These youngsters played a great set with new and classic songs to a sold out audience. Let's be real, majority of the people there were there for Surfer Blood. The Kanine Records showcase also featured Eternal Summers, Grooms, Pepper Rabbit, Xray Eyeballs, Zambri, Dream Diary, and DJ Andy French(of Raven Sings The Blues). All in all, I think Surfer Blood needs to work on their stage presence a little, but other than it was nothing short of a good time.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Last night I went to a talk hosted by Broadway god Jordan Roth with Bono and The Edge. These two rockstars are truly amazing people. They were charming and smart and have contributed so much to the world both musically and culturally. The talk mainly focused on round two of their play Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, which has been completely reworked due to the numerous problems the play had months back. I wish Bono and The Edge talked a little more about their humanitarian work, but overall it was interesting to hear how writing music for theatre compares and contrasts with their past work, and how the overall story of Spider-Man relates to their personal lives. Bono and The Edge are defiantly creative dudes who live incredible lives. The talk was well attended, even Salman Rushdie was there, and fingers crossed that the opening of the play tonight goes smoothly.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

I Want My Cake Errday

HaPpY bIrThDaY to mE!

pictures from celebrations at Beauty & Essex to come...
p.s. italics reserved for fancy occasions

Monday, June 6, 2011

Sunday, June 5, 2011

The Bedroom Covers

I just stumbled upon 'The Bedroom Covers', a album recorded by The Morning Benders before they relocated to Brooklyn and recorded their successful, not to mention awesome, album, 'Big Echo'. Much as the title suggests, the band recorded a collection of covers ranging from The Smiths, Paul Simon, The Ronettes, and Fleetwood Mac, just to name a few. The album was originally posted on the band's website as a free download, but has long expired, but luckily for us, a fan has keep the tunes alive! Enjoy the treats!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

I Ask Myself How Stupid Can You Get

It's The Summer, Full of Color

Wow. Back in NYC and woah it's steamy. I had an incredibly busy past month and the lack of posting was totally not okay, my apologies for my sins. I have 20 more pages left to write before I can officially relax and do my thang. Memorial Day weekend in the Hamptons was super fun (shout out to my homies Kim G and Sonya Morgan - loved the run-in at Nello's wink wink). I'm getting ready for more fun times and lots of exciting summer concerts to look forward to (cough Atlas Sound, Surfer Blood, Cold Cave, Phantogram, Flying Lotus, and so many more!) Work at Columbia Records starts on the 6th! Get ready for a wonderful summer and a fruitful amount of posts from yours truly. Enjoy the silly video for Graffiti 6's 'Stare Into The Sun'.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Dancers In The Rain

This weekend I went to Jackfest for a rain-filled day of music galore. I listened to beats by Slick Rick, Born Ruffians, and DJ ?uestlove. Slick Rick was disappointing, the bookers payed around $8,000 for him to play a 20 minute set at 1pm, say what? Slick Rick just seemed bored while on stage, but maybe he was just preoccupied thinking about his court date in New York later on in the day. I was looking forward to hearing Wise Blood, yet it was a no show type of sit. Born Ruffians was pretty good, they played a bunch of old stuff and the crowd was rocking and singing along. Those boys are pretty cute so there were quite a few 'take your shirt off' croons from the audience as well. DJ ?uestlove was a good time. He spun old and new tunes, but I didn't think it was super impressive, any decent DJ could have done his job, but hey, it's ?uestlove from The Roots, man. Student band Pepepiano also did a pretty sweet job, props. All in all, was Jackfest a success? Debatable...

Barbies Don't Have Bruises

The Thing You Do To Me

Sorry for the lack of love. These times are busy and stressful but summer is so soon, which for me means a break, and for you means more blog love. I saw Class Actress perform recently and it was amazing. They put on a fabulously fun show and Elizabeth Harper could not be sexier. They were incredibly nice people and I really hope I get to see them play again this summer. I'm eagerly awaiting to hear new material from them...

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Ryan McGinley

Dead Cowboy

This past Monday I had the pleasure of working with Lightning Bolt. The noise-rock duo were incredibly nice - but exhausted from all the touring. Sleep deprived or not, they put on an awesome show. Dog Leather and Ed Schrader opened up the show, Dog Leather especially killed it. All in all, it was a real good time folks.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Zombie Boy

Rick Genest in Arena Hommes Plus shot by Steven Klein

Thursday, April 21, 2011


This gendered bathroom is bullshit.

Talking laughing loving breathing fighting fucking crying drinking riding winning losing cheating kissing thinking dreaming.

It's really hard being so self aware.

What would Daria do?

You're out of the co-op.

Sorry, I can't make your folk punk choreopoem performance. I gotta go make out with this guy from Greenpoint.

Dear Diary, really bummed.

WTF, why does Microsoft Word keep spell-checking heteronormative? What an oppressive institution.

I'm offended.

He's great but he eats meat.

The book was better.

I just want Lady Gaga to recognize her privilege.

My best friend is a sociopathic nightmare. But we look really good together in pictures.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Head Case

Photographer/Designer of the headwear: Ryan Parry
Model: Tommy Kristiansen

Living Living Living Living

This past month, I have had the pleasure of seeing two of Texas' most eccentric musicians perform live, Daniel Johnston and Jandek. The Daniel Johnston show was incredible. It felt magical watching him play in his dirty sweatpants, with his eyes glued to his lyric book, and his hands trembling, as his voice echoed into the crowd of lovers who grew up on Johnston's music. It was one of the most unique performances I have ever seen in my whole life. Seeing Johnston live, there is no doubt that sometime is off about him, but he was truly a very sweet guy, like a big grown-up teddy bear, and I'll never forget the experience of seeing him play.

I was also given the opportunity to work with Jandek. This Texas recluse has been making music for over 30 years, yet has only given 2 interviews, and refuses to tell anyone his address or real name. Meeting him at first was semi-strange, but as time passed, he warmed up and was even was telling jokes with the band. Jandek is such a mystery to the whole music industry, so it was just surreal to be in the presence of this enigmatic musician; even famous music critics could not spend the time of day with him if they tried. At the end of my time with him, he called me 'lovely' for helping out with the show, which coming out of his mouth, was basically the biggest compliment I could get in the world. I even learned his real name, but sorry, that's a secret that shall stay with me.

Neon Gold

"Back To Back" - Wolf Gang