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The Phenomenal Handclap Band at Warm Up
August 24, 2009, 10:11 am
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PS1, Saturday 8/22/09.

Photos by Erin Clements.

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The band.

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The baby.

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Happy Birthday Sasha!
August 19, 2009, 6:29 am
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I was gonna put a bunch of “You know you’re getting old when” jokes here but then I decided against it. I hope you remember how nice I was this evening when you’re enjoying your early bird special, watching Murder She Wrote, or dreaming about Metamucil and prunes.

Oh, and if you are gonna be dreaming about Metamucil and prunes, you might wanna remember a diaper. We don’t want a repeat of what happened last time.

Have a wonderful day!



Claudine loves dresses and her new husband
August 18, 2009, 5:58 pm
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This is Claudine and Eric. The picture below was taken at their rehearsal dinner.

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This is the dress that Claudine wanted to wear at her wedding:

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This is the dress Claudine got talked into wearing at her wedding:

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And this is the dress that Claudine promptly changed into for the reception:

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If given more time, there would probably be many more dresses.

Congratulations, my dear, sweet Claudine. And congratulations to you too, Eric. I hope that postcard from Disney World is on its way.

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This is the cake, right before I ate it.



Brooklyn, Stand Up

It Came From Brooklyn @ The Guggenheim, 8/14/09

Last Friday Kari and I ventured to the Upper East to check out in the first installment of The Guggenheim’s It Came from Brooklyn monthly concert series. I was actually a bit surprised at the turnout, given 1) the popularity of the bands with the Guggenheim crowd, 2) that the tix were $40-$45, and 3) just in the past couple of weeks you could see some of the performers for free, or virtually nothing.

But there was indeed a healthy turnout and also an amusing variety of dress, including women who apparently thought they were showing up to cocktail hour before a benefit. But this goes back to the confusion over what to even make of the event. Ticket prices were above average but it wasn’t a benefit. Neither were there free drinks. I guess you could look at [only some of the] art if you were so inclined, since the money’s all going right back towards it. That’s worth something seeing as how Guggenheim tix are, what, $18 now? Yikes.

Anyway, contrary to my bellyaching, I had a lovely time. And I am a big fan of museums so if they need to overcharge those who can afford it to fund their ailing yet important business, so be it. I’m just glad I didn’t have to pay.

Here are some pics from the evening, sadly sans the Brooklyn Steppers Marching Band, who were incredible. You can find some pictures of them here along with more shots from the evening than you possibly have use for. But first look at mine below.

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Yes, that’s a bassoon.

Stranger, to us: What’s the name of this band?
Kari: The High Times
Me: You mean, like the magazine?
Kari: Yeah, except the magazine has no “the.” It’s just High Times.
Me, to stranger: I guess they’re The High Times.
Stranger: Thanks!

(Actual name of the band: The High Places. Sorry stranger! And band.)

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Novelist and awesome dude Colson Whitehead read poetry. (He also answered the 21Qs.)

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Kari, the ‘Stache, and comedian Leo Allen, our host for the evening.

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B. Dylan + H. Rollins = Hamilton Leithhauser of The Walkmen. For footage of the band’s performance, check out The Fader’s website.

[It Came From Brooklyn]



corona in a can
August 14, 2009, 12:04 am
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Amazing Baby/Yeasayer show at Pier 54, 8/13/09



Kumail Nanjiani at Comix, 8/11/09
August 12, 2009, 7:26 am
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Several times throughout his set at Comix last night Kumail Nanjiani asked his brother in the audience if there were any “dangerous people” in the room. He wasn’t worried about rivals, or hecklers with rotten tomatoes. No, the 31-year-old comic from Pakistan was genuinely worried about his parents hearing information about him that they probably were better off not knowing.

But don’t get the wrong idea- he certainly wasn’t raunchy, and actually made a story about [a hypothetical person- or him, whatever] doing it with a torso-less sex doll sound kinda sweet. Although he kept saying that the bottom half looked like a roast beef sandwich so now it’s probably gonna be a while before I can eat that again…

Anyway, for a more parent-friendly Kumail, watch him in Michael and Michael Have Issues on Comedy Central. Or check out the 21 Questions he did for NYmag. Here’s a taste:

When’s bedtime?
Around 2 a.m. Depends on how late my shows go. And how well I am doing at Street Fighter 4 that night. If I’m in the zone, I transcend time. By that, I mean I go to bed really late.

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[NYmag’s 21 Questions]



This is not an advertisement…
August 6, 2009, 11:13 am
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Yes it it. No it isn’t. Yes it is.

NO IT ISN’T.

It’s an endorsement.

For Sasha.

Is she endorsing a person? Can she do that?

Yes I can.

But while Sasha is awesome, today I’m specifically endorsing Sasha’s skills. See, Sasha is a pretty amazing jewelry designer.

She custom-made this:

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And these to go along with it:

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They were a 30th birthday present for my sister, and even though I changed my mind a bunch and asked for things that were physically impossible, Sasha seemed to know exactly what I wanted. What I needed. And years later, my sister still gets compliments about the pieces.

Here’s Sasha making a last-minute necklace to go with some shoes I bought (yes, I gave her like 5 hours to design and make it and no, she didn’t tell me to go screw myself. She might tell you to, though):

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(*shhhh* she’s working.)

Anyway, the point of all of this is to let you guys know that in addition to her custom-design business, Sasha has opened up an Etsy store. It’s called Grayson Mae. You can find it here.

Buy stuff. And if you have no need for jewelry, buy me stuff.

[Grayson Mae]
[Periwinkle Designs]