Monday, November 14, 2011

Hey Look! Foo Fighters!



Last night I went to Madison Square Garden and reveled in a performance by the Foo Fighters. As you may already know, Dave Grohl was the drummer in Nirvana, who then became the frontman for his own band, Foo Fighters. He's quite possibly the coolest guy on the planet.



This is seriously what happened yesterday:

Had a really lazy first-afternoon-off-all-week
and did not leave the house until 3:30.
Serendipitously, watched the better part of a live Foo Fighters show on Palladia.
Walked through the SpaHa street fair celebrating the Day of the Dead.
Went to JCPenny, just for a place to walk around inside.
Bought nothing.
Wandered aimlessly past MSG
and sat at a rooftop bar having $6 cosmos.
Had full intention to see Harold & Kumar in 3D and calling it a night.
At approximately 6pm, having learned Foo Fighters were playing the garden,
we promptly acquired tickets via iPhone.
Walked to FedEx, picked up 2 tickets to the show
and an hour from then totally saw Foo Fighters perform with
a special appearance from Joan Jett.
Yes.
THE Joan Jett.


Here are a few glimpses...

...of the 300+ photos I ended up taking.

These guys don't mess around!

They were straight up with us from early on...


...saying they don't do these short two hour sets...

...so they played for three and a half hours...


... on a school night! Rock and roll, people.

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Joan Jett don't give a damn about my education.

Oh, no.


Um, TOTES worth it, btw.
Come ON.


I knew a film class would come in handy on Monday mornings.
Three hours in a dark, nearly silent room
is the perfect compliment to my pounding head.



No, my iPhone cameras zoom is not increasing quality, we just got a little closer.

I'll say it.


For the last leg of the set, barriers were jumped.


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Thursday, November 10, 2011

November, November



The thrills of Halloween have come and gone, the freak blizzard is over, and we're now in the midst of a heat wave. November, why are you so fickle? The New York Marathon has past and I'm a whole year older, with only a month and a half of school to go until I am a college graduate.

These furry friends are part of the decor
at High Horse Salon, in Brooklyn

I have not seen too many gallery shows worth blogging about. I've been up Richard Serra's ass for two weeks working on a presentation and a term paper, so there's that... I will certainly post some pics and reviews once I am blown away by a particular show. Maybe that naked sensory deprivation at the New Museum, or the painting show at the Brooklyn Museum, American works from the roaring 20s. The 1920's were such a fantastic time for Americans. The war had ended, and neither prohibition or the great depression had happened yet. Ladies dresses got much shorter all of a sudden and people were more or less content for a decade. Yes, that sounds like a fine time to paint!

Speaking of a fine time, this is a pic from BARCADE, an arcade themed bar (go figure) in Brooklyn that has SO many games. Go. Now. Bring quarters, and a beer connoisseur because they have some designer beer on tap, 30 kinds, I believe, at a time and they are all seasonal.

Here are some really random pics from the past week, particularly the Something Heavy show at The Canal Room on Tuesday night.


Lead singer Alan, rocking the house!

People dressed up like pandas,
mushrooms and bacon sporting glitter canons!!!

The remains of a fabulous night!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

We Were Promised Jetpacks

We Were Promised Jetpacks
played Webster Hall in New York
on Devils Night

They were thoroughly good.

















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Play in FULL SCREEN mode!!!