Thursday, October 23, 2008


While everyone in NYC is going crazy over CMJ right now, I figured I'd update about some musical happenings beyond.


Below are the dates for the first ever Electric Owls (Members of The Comas) Tour. All dates are supporting Bishop Allen (As seen in the so cute you could puke, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, and even though Electric Owls will be touring sans drummer like the fictional opener in the film 'The Jerk Offs', they sound nothing like that band. Here, just check out the myspace for songs, sheesh!

BA tour:

Date Venue
11.01 Black Cat DC
11.0 Local 506 Chapel Hill NC
11.05 Opolis Norman OK
11.06 Bash’s Rip Rock 2
11.07 Hailey’s
11.10 The Loft @ UCSD
11.11 Echo LA
11.12 Independent San Fran
11.14 Kilbey Court Salt Lake
11.15 High Dive Denver
11.16 M-Shop Idaho?
11.17 Subterranean Chicago
11.18 Bear’s Place
11.19 Horn Gallery
11.20 Middle East (Downstairs) Boston
11.21 Olde Clube
11.22 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn
11.23 Music Hall of Wiliamsburg Bk

BEFORE the tour though (This is for all of you folks in Crack-a-lacka who don't read my blog.) is a free show in Asheville in support of BARACK OBAMA:

http://mergerecords. com/news. php?month=Oct+2008

Asheville, NC
10/28 @ The Grey Eagle
Bands start at 8pm

The Reigning Sound 1030
Tift Merritt 10
Chris Stamey (dBs) 930
Portastatic 9
Greg Humphreys (Hobex) 830
Electric Owls 8


Now other friends are on the road playing shows too, and they're trying to win this contest from Taco Bell, so they will get free tacos for a year or some such thing, so vote for them. Hymns from NYC.

feed the broke

*You might recognize some other folks you know on there, but trust me, these guys need free tacos worse than anyone else. I won't go into details, just trust me.


And back in NYC: The BF is playing drums Saturday night for a band. Go to the show.

Start Time:
Saturday, October 25, 2008 at 7:00pm

Leo Kesting Gallery
812 Washington St at Ganesvoort St
Manhattan, NY

8 P.M. "Beach Bummed" by Sebastian Ischer starring Love as Laughter and This Frontier Needs Heroes (Comedy)
9 ~This Frontier Needs Heroes live electric band!
~ "The Good Life" by Matt Goldman (Homage to italian cinema)
10 ~Elizabeth Harper and the Matinee
11 ~Living Days

Really Special DJ's (Which means, probably Ivan and Sam Jayne or something)

Okey Dokey. Back to work.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Mad About Maddow

I just want to say that I have a huge crush on Rachel Maddow--

And it seems a lot of other people do too! In the six weeks that her show, 'The Rachel Maddow Show', has been on air, she has DOUBLED the ratings of MSNBC for her timeslot in comparison to her predecessor! That's at 9pm EST, primetime TV, and a big deal!


Friday, October 3, 2008

Palin' In Comparison!

I could offer some over-opinionated blabber about last night's debate, and about how much of a dangerous cuckoo bird Sarah Palin is-- but I won't waste my time. I'll just note a few key statements of the evening.

1. Ifill: "As Vice President, there's nothing you've promised as a candidate that you would take off the table because of this financial issue?"
Palin: "There is not, and how long have I been at this? Like five weeks?"

2. "I may not answer the questions the way that either the moderator or you want to hear, but I'm going to talk straight to the American people." (So that I can dodge any questions I cannot or do not want to answer.)


Okay Okay, so Biden was definitely the "winner" of the debate in my eyes simply because he answered his questions, knew what he was talking about, and didn't mention hockey even once! Palin did what she needed to do, and that was not totally make fool of herself as she has in her recent interviews, nor run crying off the stage.  She also placated to the hometown folk with her po-dunky, poorly crafted sentences that is gonna make all her fellow hockey moms say, "Aw, she's like one of us. She's a good girl." Who cares if the syntax was all wonky and she didn't really know what she was talking about? Neither do most of America! Oh well, keep your fingers crossed, and vote for our salvation at the polls people. That's all that can be done.

I figured this is also a good time to post the spoof of Ann and Nancy Wilson's F U to McCain for using 'Barracuda' as Palin's theme (Real letter here.): 

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Oh Say Can You See?

The Fall 2008 ANTHEM is out!

Inside you will find Beck, Dennis Hopper, Ryan McGinley, Agathe Snow, Fleet Foxes, and my piece on NYC BIKE POLO (which includes photos by Jeff Vallee)!

Bonus: The above photo did not end up in the piece, because I never got this girl's info, but I thought she was cute.