We'd need to be in there approximately sept 9-26
It needs to be a large space, not superduper fancy.
1st or 2nd floor is a plus.
We'll PAY for it!
if you can help us out, email firstname.lastname@example.org - you can even send
photos if you like.
Anyways, this documentary is currently available on HBO on demand. It's really good.
I love Guided By Voices, but I haven't seen them in a couple years. My Spring of 2000 was a flurry of GBV shows. In the weeks before I moved here I saw them in Tallahassee, Austin, Orlando, Asheville, Richmond, and then New York (on my second day in New York). My friend Brian who drove up with me is friends with the band and has filled in on drums for them. I went to the New York show at CBGB alone, which rocked (I really miss going to shows alone).
At the end of the show, Nate, recognizing me as Brian's friend, leaned down and said "You're coming backstage, right?", and these young girls who had been standing next to me screaming the whole show were like "What did he say to you? What did he say?" so I let them tag along. It was a nice welcome to a strange new city. A week later I would see Death Cab at Brownie's and end up hanging out with them at a diner after the show because I made friends with their merch guy. (Was I a groupie or what? It's embarassing.) I have a record of all this because I carried a minicassette recorder with me at all times back then. I always forget about it, but I really should go back and listen to it because I have about ten minutes of Ben Gibbard talking about We Have the Facts... being a concept album. Anyways, I seem to have forgotten that this isn't a real diary. Sign the GBV petition!
"Saw the Killers last night. Good times, though I had to laugh when people screamed requests. Like, dudes, they have ten songs and they're gonna play them all, ok?"
"Good times, though I laughed when people screamed requests. Like, dudes, they have like twelve songs and they're gonna play them all, ok?"
Her Libertines wrap up is eerily similar to Ultragrrrl's, too.
The site is supposedly done by an intern at Wiz Kid Management. I haven't read the whole thing yet, and Sarah thinks it's fake. Anyone have the scoop on this? Is it a parody? If so, it's really well done. My favorite post, addressed to Julian:
Pretend you're not fucking me, pretend you didn't fall in love with me, I DON'T CARE!! Make it look like you're settling down and going for the safe bet; pretend you feel better about youself. I'll still be around. I'll still let you bang the shit out of me every day of the week, then you can think about how fucked up you are and hate yourself for what you're doing! You're using me, I'm using you.
(Wow. I hope it's real, 'cause I'm such a voyeur. I'm going to read the whole site, trussst)
ADDENDUM: I sent the link to Gawker and the Post, so I guess we'll find out soon if the site is real. (I'm too lazy to solve mysteries - I wish Gawker and the Post could find out who stole my wallet a few months ago!)
- I have reserved 10 seats for the 8pm show of Sixteen Candles Live starring the State/Wet Hot/UCB kids!
(cut-and-pasted straight from the email):
Come see Showalter, Wain, Black and many of your favorite other folks
from SNL and UCB at a free taping of SOUNDTRACKS LIVE for VH1! Here's
all the info:
It's a live version of "Sixteen Candles" with songs performed by
surprise guests, and of course the incredible Soundtracks Live band.
Under the direction of Amy Poehler and Amy Miles
Thursday, September 9th
TWO LIVE SHOWS:
8pm – You MUST be in line no later than 7:15 PM
10pm - You MUST be in line no later than 9:15 PM
The Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College
899 10th Avenue, between 58th and 59th Streets
New York, NY 10019
Go to www.classicentertainmentgroupinc.com/tickets.htm to reserve your
Here is how you get on the list as a guest:
1. Go to the web page and follow the instructions. Leave your FULL NAME
and phone # (phone # is for emergency use only) We will confirm your
addition to the guest list by E-mail.
2. Leave the # of guests that you would like to bring.
Example: Jake Ryan + 4 – I would like to come to the 8PM show.
My e-mail address is: email@example.com
NOTE: It is VERY important that if you say that you are bringing 4
guests that you bring them!
We are anticipating VERY big response to this - but will only over book
slightly. If you do not bring the # of guests that you say you are
bringing – there will be empty seats – and broken hearts (remember how
sad Samantha was when her family forgot her birthday?)
3. The night of the show – come at the requested call time, and find the
line that starts w/ the first letter of your LAST name (your guests
should come with you to your line).
EXAMPLE: If your name is Long Duck Dong, go to the first line that has a
sign with A-E. Sign in with the line leader - your name will be on the
list. Wait patiently in line – and enjoy the festivities going on
before you enter the theater! It’s gonna be 80’s fabulous – so come
ready to have a GREAT time!
Come see Sixteen Candles as you never have before!
"A SPOONFUL OF PARTY HELPS THE SQUALOR GO DOWN."
I was going to put more awful quotes from that article here but then I realized the ENTIRE thing is equally horrifying. I want to go get a print copy of Saturday's paper just to throw up on it. Michael Brick, whoever you are, please go back to writing about the Upper East Side or some other place nobody cares about. Stay in your place and stop declaring neighborhoods to be dead by interviewing completely unrepresentative pathetic losers. Thank you.
* I don't think it counts as a "review" when I already know it's going to ROCK.
(Wow. Behind the Blogging is never going to be a show on VH1, is it? Damn...)
Oh yeah, and the funniest part of the song for me is, I actually HAVE seen a guy from Jackass at Welcome to the Johnsons!
Ben (aka "Gothy the Clown") and me in my "hooker wig"
Eric Gillin helps Azriel Abyss with his makeup.
The Birthday Girl, Stephanie Tillman (on a rock in the East River last month, since she evaded the paparazzi at the party.)
I'm going to make this an annual tradition. Thanks to everyone who came!
At the most recent Little Gray Books Lecture, I did a Brooklyn Lager spit-take and was reduced to uncontrollable giggles when Coulton sang his genius song "Dance, Soterios Johnson, Dance." It's one of the funniest songs I've ever heard. But the only way you'll get it is if you're a NPR listener in New York, because Soterios Johnson reads the news every weekday morning for WNYC. And he reads it very seriously. And the song is about Soterios' secret double life as a raver:
Go, Soterios Johnson go
All the club kids are watching
your glowstick glow
with the light of truth you can't hide
that the news is the news but
the dance goes on forever...
It's totally brilliant. You can download it at
(This just in! Olsen expert Ultrabest points out that in that picture, BOTH GIRLS ARE MARY-KATE!)
Also, now it's officially a costume party. The only reason for this is I just got this really hot long blonde wig and I really want an excuse to wear it. So, like, wear a costume or don't but don't make fun of me for playing dress up!
Oh. Wait. I overslept and Choire already announced it. Damn. (And now I'm too hungover to think of a more clever way of saying "I've known for weeks! nah nah nah")
CONGRATULATIONS Jess! ! Yaysville has many new residents today (though we'll miss Choire, of course) And a tip for bloggers seeking Gawker blessings - three words: Drugs. For. Links. You heard it here first.
The end. Now I can never make Mark mad at me - it's the gift that keeps on giving!
* Last night I watched All American Girl: The Mary Kay LeTourneau Story on Lifetime with my friends Amanda and Concha y Toro Cabernet. I highly recommend it. It's really melodramatic and disturbing because it treats the whole thing like a Romeo and Juliet story and it has a lot of really funny lines like "Recess is over!" and "I'm making your baby!" Seriously: funny movie.
So I shared this with Julie the Coworker, and she discovered Mary Kay LeTourneau.com, her official website! It features:
- Statutory Rape: A Love Story (artwork by Vili, Mary Kay's victim or "twin flame", depending on your view)
(MKT was released from prison yesterday. The title her website gives to this news is "She's Ba-ack" Poltergeist reference = nice touch! )
1 pair of South Park silk boxer shorts with show graphics and the words "Oh my god they killed Kenny!"
1 South Park "breakfast set" - bowl, mug, and espresso shot glass.
1 hat with Cartman on it.
1 pair of Cartman socks.
1 South Park wallet.
1 tshirt featuring the chef saying "I'm Gonna Make Love To You Woman!"
I think most of it I'll mail to my 15 year old brother, but I'm keeping the boxers to sleep in and the socks because you can never have enough socks.
(For $49 more, you can get it equipped with an optional feature that pokes you in the back of the thigh with a vibrator at the exact moment you reach REM sleep.)
(link via Sean)
* Slate's Surfergirl Dana Stevens investigates the feud between Ted Koppel and Jon Stewart at the Democratic Convention.
* This real-life disappearance-at-sea story is so much more fascinating than any fictionalized movie could be. I would like to see it investigated by Jon Krakauer (Into the Wild is one of my favorite books ever, and this story seems similar.)