Thursday, June 26, 2008

Spit in Space




Spit in Space was great...Paul Short's Monthly party is a blast and if you have european friends visiting, guaranteed they are gonna say its the best party they went to in New York

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Monday, June 23, 2008

Sunday, June 22, 2008

DARA FRIEDMAN at Gavin Brown


Yesterday, on the way to taking a nap on the grass at the Christopher street pier, I suggested stopping into this gallery to check out this video. We sat there transfixed for a half hour or 40 minutes or whatever, it was one of the funniest, smartest, most beautiful artworks I've seen in a long, long time. It gave me chills....

heres ken Johnson's review from Friday's Times


Musical

Gavin Brown’s Enterprise

620 Greenwich Street, at Leroy Street, West Village

Through June 28

Do yourself a favor and don’t miss Dara Friedman’s exhilarating one-hour video “Musical.” It is based on a series of live performances that Ms. Friedman, based in Miami, orchestrated in New York last fall. During a three-week period she paid people from different walks of life — including office workers, cabdrivers, young mothers, schoolchildren and tourists — to sing without accompaniment in public places throughout the city. They did so in daylight and at night on sidewalks, in coffee shops, in parks, on church steps and on office building plazas.

The film is an engrossing, often deeply moving documentary montage of 60 different people singing mostly romantic pop songs. Some of the singers look and sound like professionals, and even the ones who don’t are impressive. Passers-by look quizzically at them or at the camera. A man gives money to a scruffy youth singing “Ave Maria” in the busy main hall of Grand Central Terminal. In the final scene a young blond woman in a red dress sings “God Bless America” on a Park Avenue corner with a passion guaranteed to create a lump in your throat.

Beyond the entertainment factor, Ms. Friedman’s film produces an uncanny layered effect. Its resemblance to a Hollywood musical and its documentary realism combine to produce a curious blurring of fiction and reality. And as the performers sing their songs of love and yearning, the wall between the emotionally charged inwardness of the individual and the vast, mechanical anonymity of the modern metropolis momentarily falls. KEN JOHNSON

Eliasson Update




Yesterday we took the free water taxi to the new Ikea in brooklyn (Info Here)


And along the really pleasant 10 or twenty minute ride we saw all four waterfall sites at once.....for about half of the ride.

So once they are up and running....after thursday I think, This would be an awesome, convenient and free way to experience this piece!

One hint though...GO EARLY in the day as the boats fill up as it gets later!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Eliasson on The East River



Last evening I was walking down by the east river and ran across one of Olafur Eliasson's frestanding waterfalls on the east river. The project dosn't open till next week but I guess they must have been testing this one...it was pretty cool! A crowd gathered and they were all laughing and smiling and pointing. I'm sure this is gonna be a huge success, deservedly so!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Iggy Pop - Lust For Life (1977)

This goes out to my friend Eduardo, he has an infectious Lust for Life

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Koons at the Met




One of the funnest things to do in New York right now is head up to the roof of the met and check out the Koons sculptures there. Preferably at twilight

Lichtenstein At Gagosian


There is an incredible, once in a lifetime show up now at Gagosian of early Lichtenstein paintings and multiples at Gagosian now. For more info see here

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Young Love @ Nowhere



Enid and Emily are the cutest couple Ive seen in ages. Enid may look familiar from her roles in pussy buffet a couple of years ago.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Cupcakes on The Beach


After friday night's Butt Party we took the 8:07 train to Asbury park. Is it mere coincidence that the last story in the new issue of Butt is a tale of Michael Bullock's wild weekend in ASBURY????

The Baker Boys in Ocean Grove supplied the cupcakes

Butt Magazine Party At The Eagle


Friday nights Butt party was a great way to usher in summer nights on the Eagle rooftop. Slava was charming and gracious as he and Brian took time off from autographing my issue to pose for Les Simpson's camera. Check out Les' Website, MY COMRADE, here.

Friday, June 6, 2008

The Leather Squirrel


I ran into Les Simpson there...AKA Linda Simpson. Always great to see him!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Giorgio Moroder - From Here to Eternity

paul Ferrar played this track at the Eagle Sunday night and it sounded great!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Do You Realize??

Sometimes I get stuck inside my own little head and forget about the bigger picture. This song helps me get out of that, I hope it works that way for you too