A blog of personal reflections, adventures both close to home and far away, political musings and commentary, and thoughts on negotiating life as a twenty-something, queer Mainer transplanted to New York City hoping to write, inspire, teach and change the world.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Dressy Bessy at Arlene's Grocery

It had been a few years since I listened to Dressy Bessy, but I always enjoyed their sweetly catchy songs that packed a punch sass. When the chance to review them live at Arlene's Grocery came up, I jumped at it and despite the late night it was well worth it! Their sound, while still rooted in 1960's pop, has evolved over the years and I like it! You can check out my review (and Dominick's great photos) on Venuszine here.

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Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Vivian Girls Review

I had to throw my hat in the indie-rock hype ring that is the Vivian Girls (not the same Vivian Girls that played the riffrag issue #2 launch party a few years ago for those of you who follow that). No, these Vivian Girls (named for outsider-artist Henry Darger's heroines) have been around for a year or so and have already opened for Sonic Youth! While I don't quite see why so much hype, though they are a good band, especially for fans of Black Tambourine and Talulah Gosh, you can read my review of their show at Death By Audio (ok, one of their many shows at Death By Audio) here.

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Flight of the Conchords at BPL!

So super-librarian Andi let me in on the scoop via the Brooklyn Public Library's blog about the filming of a new episode at the Flight of the Conchords at the Williamsburg branch. Two of my favorite things in one! I can't wait to see the new season...

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Saturday, September 06, 2008

Sarah Palin a Foe to Museums

I know the blogosphere has been all abuzz about Sarah Palin, so I thought I'd through my hat into the ring and share a little bit of my feelings about that vomitous "Caribou Barbie." My friend Wassan, a museum curator, shared this article "Sarah Palin: No Military Experience, But Has Fought Museums" with me from Artinfo about Sarah Palin firing museum and library staff despite a budget surplus. Now, there are very few things that make me more angry than limiting people's access to information via public institutions like museums and libraries. Read up, people, and (while I still remain skeptical about mainstream politics) vote wisely.

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