Filed under: Music
Oooh! So tough!
They just completed a track called “Ray-Bans” which I thought was a joke at first, made to go along with the shot. That’s would be a good punchline, right?
But the song’s prolly gonna be super slammin’, so I’ll shut up about it.
So, you may be wondering why there’s been a dearth of posts lately. There’s a simple explanation: a couple of weekends ago, after a pretty sweet Patti Smith concert where there was an open bar, my purse decided to take a cab ride by itself. Phone was like “Hey! Let’s go to the Statue of Liberty!” And digital tape recorder was like “Yeah! Then we can get Pinkberry! iPod was indifferent because it pretty much lives in its own head but camera–yes, my beloved camera– was also totally into it.
I can only conclude that they were all drunk.
(Why is it that everything I love always leaves me?)
Anyway I’ve been depressed, plus I have no camera, so eh, I haven’t been really into posting stuff. But last week’s LCD Soundsystem concert was so amazing that it cannot be overlooked. They played four nights at Terminal 5 and at least for the first and second night (Friday, the show I attended), they ended with a spectacular version of “New York, I Love You” that segued into Jay-Z’s ““Empire State of Mind,” then back again, ending with
(That one was for you, Oriana, and any other Ludacris/Nicki Minaj fans out there.)
The magic was too much for a plain ol’ digital camera,* so I wouldn’t have done it justice on my own anyway. But, my parents check this blog to see if I’m alive, so I need to post something. So heeeeere’s video:
*I’m sorry camera! I’m just upset. Come hoooooommmmeeee 😦
Hanson hitting up Conan (or Conan hitting up Hanson) when his Legally Prohibited (blah blah blah) tour swung through Tulsa.
It’s almost, (ALMOST!) as good as this shot of Hanson and Hansen, taken when they were recording in the same studio:
Oh, to be a fly on that wall…
If you haven’t checked out the video of Conan’s visit to the Google HQs in San Jose earlier this month, I strongly urge you to do so. Hell, I’ll even post it for you:
First Cyndi, now Tom Petty. But that ain’t a bad thing. Just wondering what it means for my future.
Anyway, here’s the lead single off MOJO, Tom’s first album with The Heartbreakers in eight years, out June 15. It’s called “I Should Have Known It”:
The boys are in town to play Saturday Night Live tomorrow, which I shoulda remembered before going to a listening party for the album last night. Because when I stepped out of the bathroom, Tom was standing in front of me. And I was speechless. Then I ran away.
They’ll be on tour this summer and the dates are here. Apparently if you buy a ticket online, you get the album for free. I’ll be at MSG, provided I don’t get too nervous and, you know, disappear again.
But last night I found myself on a party bus. Here it is:
Oh, party ride, sorry. Party ride. Big difference. I mean, would a party bus have:
1) Bottles of champagne
2) a stripper pole in the middle, and
Actually, yes. Especially the Erin part. She’s always on party buses.
But guys, what am I doing? This is a serious case of what we call “burying the lede.”
We took the “party ride” last night to Music Hall of Williamsburg, for a Ray Ban party celebrating the re-launch of their aviator sunglasses. You know, these:
It was sort of a private event, with random famous/soicalitey/media folks. These guys were on our bus, but then at the venue I spotted Kelly Osbourne, Keith from We are Scientists, Chloë Sevigny, Donald from The Virgins (who performed), and one of the chicks from School of Seven Bells. I guess I’m only good at identifying musicians. And Chloë Sevignys.
And David Frickes:
He is happy.
Ugh, but guys, I’m doing it again. The REAL reason we went through all of this (besides the fact that I was hoping to get a free pair of sunglasses, which I DIDN’T), was for Iggy Pop & the Stooges, who headlined the shamelessly corporate gig.
Close-up vest off.
He invited folks up for a song:
And he stage dove a few times, and unlike that flub at Carnegie Hall, this time people caught him. And he even surfed a little. I don’t have pictures, unfortunately, but I do have a shot of the Virgins:
Free Energy performed too, but we missed ’em ’cause the party bus got us there too late.
Sigh… party bus.
Filed under: Hey Ladieesss!
That is, the Guatemala bags from her FEED project, created in conjunction with the U.N. World Food Program. These particular bags were handmade by the Nest women artisans in Guatemala and benefit UNICEF’s nutrition programs in the country, which has the highest percentage of chronically malnourished children in Latin America. You can buy your own at Lord & Taylor and online if you feel like doing good and need a new summer tote.
I think I knew Lauren Bush was into fashion (as a model and a designer), but I had no idea she was socially conscious, probably because I never paid attention to her before. Now that I have, though, I really like her. Is that weird? And not because she provided us with delicious food and drinks (including an incredible cucumber mojito. Whaaa?!?)…
…but because, unlike some other spokespeople, she was knowledgeable and passionate about her cause, which, unlike some other causes, was actually worthwhile.
Plus, she had awesome shoes:
Creepy leg shot (she’s on the left)
Here’s Lauren with one of her bags. Note how she skillfully displays the label:
And here’s Erin after we cleared the room. (What can we say, we really liked those cucumber mojitos):