Tuesday, March 31, 2009
The last couple of Saturdays we've been having Lunch at Elmo on 8th Avenue where there is a lively afternoon bar crowd singing along to a great '80's soundtrack.
The music has prompted lots of discussions about where and when we were when the songs came out, my friend's experience of being a little kid or teenager and seeing these videos on MTV and me, of course, pontificating on the importance of Dexy's Midnight Runners or Gary Numan.
It's amazing, this connecting thread of music, a history that we personalize. Is pop music the most important thing in the world? Yes and no...it really isn't. It's just that for me , and many others, it's the reference point for the events that have shaped who I am. Quite possibly I've learned more from the lyrics of David Bowie, than from any of my professors at Columbia.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thanks to everybody who came out last night on such short notice..The event was really great and afterwards we went out to one of my new favorite Vietnamese restaurants....An Choi, 85 Orchard St, New York ...the two brothers that run this place are truly awesome and the waitress is so sweet and helpful...we have been there 3 times since they opened a little less than a month ago and loved it every time!
Thursday, March 26, 2009
As part of DiSoRgAnIzEd by Jacob Robichaux at Museum 52 , NY. I will be taking requests and making a drawing of your favorite song for only $10.00...as long as I have it on my I pod or your i pod if you have it with you...so bring it! It's from 6-9 Tonight at Museum 52 and you get a signed original drawing by me for only $10.00...Can you tell that I am broke? So I am taking Obama's lead and starting my own economic stimulus program!
Museum 52 is located at 95 rivington street between Ludlow and Orchard. f train to Delancy
Monday, March 23, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
This is one of the most brilliant videos I've ever seen...I wish I had thought of this! .....P.S. I really love this song! I was into these guys BEFORE come on Eileen!
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Richard Phillips' new paintings looked great at Gagosian uptown (INFO HERE), and since Richard's paintings decorate the apartment of the Bass/Vanderwoodson clan on TV's "Gossip Girl", and Richard himself appeared as a guest on one of the GG episodes it was no surprise that Ed Westwick (Chuck on Gossip Girl ) made an appearance and graciously posed for a fan snap!
Saturday, March 14, 2009
I just read the Obit of artist Ernest Trova and was able to track down the "Falling Man" sculpture that the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis owns. I used to love this when I was a little kid, it helped foster the idea in me that artists are like no other kinds of people and not mere mortals like I was..