There are few times in life in which superlatives are ever really fitting. I think we find them acceptable because we like to exaggerate; punctuate our own language with interest; make everyday occurrences seem out of the ordinary and somehow useful to others and special to notice, when in actuality, most occurrences are boring and … Continue reading [UPDATED] Björk Comes to Brooklyn
To many people, including myself, Björk is a mystical, cosmic non-human entity from the future who allures us into her realm with colors and sounds and images and warmth and light and darkness that she’s pulled out of her little mystical pocket like a forgotten receipt. “Oh that? I was wondering where that went!” I imagine … Continue reading MoMA’s Most Ambitious Project Yet: Ruin Björk For Everyone
It was raining and I was wearing heeled ankle boots. For some reason, my umbrella was leaking heavy, nonrhythmic drops on my head every few feet. I couldn’t see where the drops were coming from because it was dark and I was too busy half-running, half-walking down Broadway. Oh well, wet hair be damned. I had to hurry, … Continue reading Chilly Gonzales: Piano Concerto No. 1
It was 30 years ago today that the world lost a great voice for free expression, political activism and positive movement. I was only four years old when he passed, but I already knew him well because of my musically-inclined mother. I grew up in a home filled with music, free-thought and higher philosophical pursuits … Continue reading Celebrating Bob Marley
When I first walked into The Museum of Modern Art’s new exhibition Looking at Music 3.0, the third installment of its kind exploring the relationship between art and music, I wasn’t sure if I was in a museum – or a club. It’s kind of dark, there’s loud music playing, there’s too many stylish people standing around talking … Continue reading Remix Culture at MoMA
Good morning! I’ll cut to the chase y’all. Instead of releasing their new album King of Limbs, on Saturday as scheduled, Radiohead has released it a day early, for your full-weekend audio pleasure. Here in New York that couldn’t be a better gift because, along with this new spring-like weather, everyone’s got a renewed pep … Continue reading Friday Morning Surprise Brought To You By Radiohead
On Monday morning, Radiohead announced the arrival of their new album, The King of Limbs. Although the album is not officially available in stores until May 9th, they will be releasing TKOL as a digital download on February 19, 2011. Yup, that’s this Saturday. According to their website, TKOL is available in the physical “Newspaper Album,” … Continue reading New Radiohead Album: “The King of Limbs”
Without love, we are nothing at all. – Edith Piaf On this warmest of days, St. Valentine’s Day, let’s remember one of the greatest endless romantics, the most emotional French chanteuses to ever grace our nearest memories – Edith Piaf. Despite her tragic beginnings, those close to her remember Edith for her loud antics, her uncompromising spirit and her unabashed love … Continue reading Life in Rosy Hues
The Rejection Show, hosted by Jon Friedman, a writer at Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, is a cult-favorite comedy event that showcases the hilarious professional and personal failures and rejections of comedians, artists and writers. The live comedy series, coupled with music, karaoke and well, a party, will be hosting Special Edition: The Rejection Show’s Valentine’s Day Heartbreak Haven … Continue reading The Rejection Show with Jon Friedman
Kim Kardashian didn’t mean to do it. She just sort of made a music video. And kinda sang a song live at a club in Vegas for News Years. “I didn’t mean to, but I did this song.” Her words, not mine. Someone recorded it badly. Now we all have to watch it. I’m sorry. Continue reading Kim Kardashian Is A Reluctant Pop Star
Have you seen these two? If you haven’t, consider yourself very lucky. For most of the holiday season, I’ve had to grunt, grind my teeth and bear through these incredibly annoying Hyundai Holiday commercials, over and over and over again. Every commercial break, there they are, on a loop, singing their syrupy, high-pitched versions of holiday … Continue reading Two things I won’t miss about 2010: Pomplamoose.
First of all, I’m not happy I’m home sick on New Years Eve, feeling sorry for myself instead of drinking champagne with my friends and making out with strangers. I really look forward to drunk kissing all year. Second of all, watching tv on New Years Eve is uncomfortable at best. And now that we’re on … Continue reading Dick Clark’s Rockin Eve?
This month, the new multi-purpose David Rubenstein Atrium opened to the public. The Atrium, designed for people seeking information about Lincoln Center programs and venues, is also a community meeting space and a discount tickets portal. The space offers tours, free Wi-Fi access, tasty morsels, restrooms (fancy!) and free entertainment during Target Free Thursdays. This week, The Atrium is hosting the opening night … Continue reading Discount tickets, brought to you by Lincoln Center
If you didn’t catch it last year off-Broadway, you now have the chance to see the musical about political activist and musician Fela Kuti at the O’neill Theatre. It’s mesmerizing, entertaining and starts soon. Who doesn’t want to see revolution set to music anyway? Previews begin October 19. Continue reading Fela!
The 29th CMJ Music Marathon is descending on NYC. This year, CMJ brings music, pop-culture, film, speeches and events to our fine city. But such fine fare is going to cost you. A lot. A regular pass is going for $500 and a student access pass will set your not-so-deep pockets back $300. Ouch. Still want … Continue reading 2009 CMJ Music Marathon
Love to watch the leaves fall? Enjoy outdoor music and good company? Are you broke? Then The Bryant Park Fall Festival is definitely for you. The Bryant Park Fall Festival is a 10-day outdoor music festival that is completely free to the public. It started September 28 and runs till October 9, 2009. Even if … Continue reading Bryant Park Fall Festival
There is always something to do in NYC in the summertime. How does that song lyric go? Summertime and the living is easy? Yeah, that’s it. And it holds true this week with a bunch of free outdoor movie screenings all over the city. Good entertainment without spending a dime. Tonight: How Green Was My … Continue reading Summertime Flicks for Free
It’s official. ‘The Pool Parties’ schedule is up and ready for us to soak up the summer. Now, if only the rain would participate, and stop participating. Err, precipitating. Because McCarren Pool is off limits, the new venue will be the East River State Park. Sports are still welcome and the concerts will still be … Continue reading Pool Parties back in Williamsburg