is taking a break for labor day. have a great weekend!
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
well, we survived irene. and, in all honesty, i basically slept through it.
it goes with out saying that the disaster-fueled local tv news & weather channel coverage was out of control. that said, here was my favorite sound bite--from new jersey's governor, chris christie:
get the hell off the beaches...it's 4.30, you've maximized your tan...
way to tell it like it is, new jersey!
Thursday, August 25, 2011
hurricane! the weather channel is all a flutter with 24 hour storm coverage.
the last one i remember up here in new york was floyd - my parents' yard completely flooded - back in 1999.
and way back when i remember the aftermath of bob when we visited rhode island. my other memory of that trip was seeing hot shots, so a quick google & that must've been 1991.
the other night - i want to say it was saturday - i watched a ridiculous basic cable movie marathon on tbs, catching anchorman: the legend of ron burgundy, yes man, nacho libre & part of the love guru back to back. (the keywords here being ridiculous & marathon.)
as such, i've had this song stuck in my head all week. and now it's probably in yours.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
lollapalooza, held the other week in chicago, is 20 years old. sigh.
i missed the first lolla, but made my father take me to scranton to see the second (red hot chili peppers, soundgarden, pearl jam, ice cube, etc). he scalped tickets, but we went early and ended up sneaking onto the grounds. later in the day, he sold the tickets back through the fence. masterful.
in subsequent years, i ended up working the shows out on randall's island. fond memories of my concert production days.
ps - yes this is a cameraphone picture of a page from people magazine
Monday, August 15, 2011
i was an unabashed fan of the hair bands back in the day.
dug this out of my box of concert memorabilia - a signed "cherry pie" poster from late 1990. (or, as i specifically catalogued, 11/18/90). i believed they opened for poison at the nassau coliseum.
i have no recollection of actually asking them for nor seeing them autograph, so i'm guess maybe my father did on my behalf? (thanks, dad.)
"heaven" is still a kickin' power ballad:
goodbye, jani lane.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
i've never had the desire to stick up a bank or rob a store. but i would have to imagine that i wouldn't try it with a tree branch. ah, stupid criminals.
ps - nice pun of "going out on a limb," in that second paragraph, no?
Friday, August 5, 2011
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
in case you hadn't seen, fabio has been having an internet duel with the old spice guy.
here, he stops by the portland tv station do plug old spice and forecast the weather. painful acting, but amusing nevertheless.
surprisingly, the second avenue subway construction continues. i passed this monstrosity the other day. i actually looked at an apartment that faced second ave - thankfully, i passed!
ps - i'm pretty sure it's still not set to open until 2018. hopefully i'll be living in nashville or paris by then.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
when i went to find the url of whitegrlproblem for the post above, my browser popped up the "white people rapping poorly" tumblr (tho, i don't recall having visited the site previously.)
check out these phat science beats below and more poor white jams here:
this one's for you, biggie...