The XX

November 16, 2009

So probably it’s evident that hot potato hot has gone light on regular posting and heavy on the music when they do happen. Am I going to break that trend right now? Hell no! We won’t go! Hell no! I mean I won’t let go but that is too long so hell no! We won’t go!

Continuing on, I love the grit of the content and the laziness in the voices of  the XX. They seem like the kind of kids who would dare each other to try crystal meth and would say, “Okay, but you have to get it. I’m not getting up for a very long time.” Then they’d all pass out and wake up the next day at 4 PM.

They’re playing on Saturday, December 6th at Webster Hall here in New York. Unfortunately they’re playing with a band that hurts my ears so I will not be there.

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I’m sofa-bound today with a cold. But with the dog show on TV and the self-titled Monsters of Folk album coming through my headphones, I’m quite enjoying the afternoon. Monsters of Folk is Jim James, Mike Mogis, Conor Oberst and M. Ward. This unnamed tattoed guy with a beard and long hair sitting next to me says their name is pretentious. Fine. I’ll give him that. They do deliver though and their styles and voices blend together to make something quite delightful.

I’m trying to decide who my favorite is on the album. I think it’s Jim–he can sure hit the notes I only dream about. Who’s yours?

New Yorkers, they’re playing here 11/6 and 11/8. If you’re willing to pony up 50 bones to see them, you can buy tickets here.

Built by Wendy Sample Sale

September 25, 2009

Giddy up!

Built by Wendy Sample Sale

Built by Wendy

Friday, 9/25-Sunday, 9/27

46 N. 6th bt Wythe & Kent

Williamsburg, BK

The Future Perfect SALE

September 18, 2009

Heeeey New Yorkers, My Coney tipped me off to The Future Perfect’s first ever sale. They’re taking 20 to 90 percent off slightly injured pieces from Moroso, Vitra, Droog, Kartell, Alessi and more. Prices start at $5.

The Future Perfect

The Future Perfect
September 18 to 22
12-7 each day
115 N. 6th St., Brooklyn
(718) 599-6278

Whenever I hear Daryl H and Johnny O sing “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)” my shoulders take over as the command center for my body’s movements. They begin moving back and forth in beat with the synthesizer, do rolls when the song gets extremely smooth, and play a slow tug of war with my head that always results in my upper body swaying as well. In short, I move like a mom feeling the music after her third margarita.

With that said, Hall & Oates are playing at Coney Island for free this Thursday. Get details here and flex the extra finger muscle by clicking through to YouTube to watch the video.

The Uniform Project

July 15, 2009

The Uniform Project

The Uniform Project tells a visual story of how one stylish woman wears the same black dress everyday. Day in and out, she wears the same (albeit very versatile) dress, accessorizes it, and snaps a shot of her outfit. While the fashion challenge was created to raise money for charity, the fashion creations completely raise the bar on accessorizing. I’m beyond impressed with the outfits she puts together.

Rubickubism by Invader

June 23, 2009

Invader, the street artist who created this masterpiece and other mosaics inspired by Space Invaders, is showing at Jonathan Levine Gallery from June 27th-July 25th. The opening reception is this Saturday from 7-9.

And on a separate note, if you’re looking for the Texas sheet cake recipe I promised to post, the photos I took were horrible. I am making it again this week, will take photos that do it justice and will post the recipe at the end of the week.

Renegade Craft Fair

June 5, 2009

This weekend 300 indie artists are setting up shop in Brooklyn’s McCarren Park at the Renegade Craft Fair. Art, jewelry, stationery, home goods, clothes–lots of good stuff, including delicious food.

I’m helping my friend sell there and boy do I have a special deal for you. If you stop by the the prism Pop or pCharming booths on Sunday, I’ll give you a high five with each purchase. That’s right, you can have a hand-stinging, sound barrier-breaking high five if you buy anything from me. Our booths are located on the Lorimer side between Driggs & Bayard. I’ll be there until 3 on Sunday so come by!

Renegade Craft Fair

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Check out more prism Pop and pCharming goodies here and here and see who else is selling at the Renegade Craft Fair here.

My sister told me she listens to Portland’s Blind Pilot when she wakes up. I think I’ll follow suit.

They’re on tour and will be at Bowery Ballroom in NYC this Saturday. You can get tickets here.

Turks is nauticalTurks lobster roll

The fun and food at the wedding shower far exceded my expectations. On our way out of town, we stopped at the bride-to-be’s family restaurant Turk’s Seafood. I branched out and had a lobster roll and steamers for the first time (I grew up in a landlocked state, okay?!). The amount of fresh lobster on the roll, the freshness and the prices were pretty unbelievable.

Now I’m back in New York and craving more seafood. Luckily Back Forty is now doing summer crab boils every Tuesday through August. It won’t be as nautical or cheap as Turk’s, but the shore style will be represented with buckets of steamed blue crabs and sides dumped on the newspaper-dressed tables. I will gladly accept any offers to go.

Back Forty Crab Boil