B-Boy Limping


Young Jay-Z takes a trip to the future
October 24, 2011, 8:11 am
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yes, it’s cmj week
October 19, 2011, 5:48 pm
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But last night I decided to see the Smashing Pumpkins instead (Let’s just say eighth grade B-Boy is very convincing.). Before we go any further, take a look at the latest press photo, which I’ve titled “Uncle Billy Takes Us on a Kung-fu Ride in Space. Also There are Birds.”

Do I need to say going to the show was kind of a mistake? Because it was. Mostly because I haven’t listened to any of the new stuff and I am not a drunk dude from New Jersey.

But here is a picture of Uncle Billy from last night. You should also know that he just started a pro wrestling company.

I’m going with “Bald Eagle.”



John Turturro loves the music of Naples so much…
October 18, 2011, 6:07 am
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…He made a documentary about it.

Here he is doing a Q&A with “Fran” McDormand (as he calls her… so now I call her), after a screening of Passione last night at the Crosby Street Hotel.

The film–almost all musical and made up of songs of Naples–was gorgeous  but by far the best part of the evening was Turturro’s enthusiasm for the project. Woulda been better if he sang us a tune though. As Fran pointed out, his mom was a singer. But I guess he didn’t get get the gene.

 

(Fran!)



Last Friday at the NYPL Rick Rubin told us to meditate
October 17, 2011, 6:36 am
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SO WE DID.

With Russell Simmons talking about their coffee table compendium Def Jam Recordings: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label (Pleaaassssseee someone buy this for me).

The best part is imagining Rick and Russell holed up in a tiny room in the NYU dorm Weinstein– which happened to also be my first dorm– and running the business out of it. 5-11 University Place. Our shared former address. They got a lot more use out of it.

No shoes!