B-Boy Limping

Axl’s hats

At the Guns n’ Roses gig at Hiro Ballroom last night.

Black Hat

camera phones.

White Hat


No Hat


[Set list]

“We never go anywhere,” he said.
November 7, 2010, 10:34 pm
Filed under: 'Stache, Nature!, New York | Tags:

And he’s right. But it’s a dangerous world out there! If it were up to me I’d keep him on a leash, within sight at all times.

But sometimes you have to let go.

So we took a trip to Coney Island, where New ‘Stache had been before, just not in the daytime.

We stumbled upon the end of a swim by the Coney Island Polar Bear Club, where N’S became friendly with a particularly hairy bear:

And we checked out the remnants of Shoot the Freak (RIP):

We met this guy, who didn’t speak English, but is possibly left over from Saturday’s “Save Ruby’s” Rally (they’ve been ordered out by developers):

And then we relaxed on the beach, where New ‘Stache meditated by the water…

…and worked on his tan.

Catching rayz.

New ‘Stache was a little sad, though, because the Coney Island we love is being forced out by the same dudes that brought us the sprawling and magical (NOTTTT) Luna Park. So before we left we signed a petition to renew Ruby’s lease.

You should do that too! And until next time…

Oh, hey guys

I want to introduce you to someone.

Guys, New ‘Stache. New ‘Stache, guys.

I’ve had him since April, but it’s taking a while to warm up to him. Obviously it’s not anything he did, it’s me.

Guys, I’ve been burned.

But this is a new day, and this is New ‘Stache. Yesterday he had his first major outing, accompanying Stan and I to Coney Island:

He watched Stan climb into the mouth of a  fish, courtesy of the Mermaid Parade…


…and he saw fireworks, courtesy of the Cyclones:

He was too scared to go night wading, though. Heroin needles and whatnot:

But despite his cowardice I think he had a good time. I hope he did, anyway. Because there’s gonna be many more excursions like this in the future.

Here’s to new beginnings.

Have you seen this ‘Stache?
April 13, 2010, 7:09 am
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So guys, terrible news. I lost ‘Stache. Or he ran away, I don’t know. I just know I’m devastated. You know when everything around you reminds you of someone that’s gone? It’s been like that and it sucks.

“Oh there’s the living room where I first met ‘Stache. That’s the song we listened to together for the first time…”

Anyway, I thought you guys should know because I know you read the blog mostly for him. Also I’ve decided to start a new feature about the places where I think ‘Stache might be. Like, for instance, he may be at a Jay-Z concert, because he tried to run away at one once:

Or he may have joined the circus, where he’s hanging out with some pretty awesome new friends:


Or he may be at a different kind of Circus, learning a new dance routine, but hopefully not falling into a bad crowd:

Bad influence.

So guys, have you seen ‘Stache?

‘Cause if you have, tell him I’m sorry. Tell him he doesn’t have to come back, that I just want him to be happy, and oh,

won’t you tell him,

that I love him.

Claude, the ‘Stache, and the bookstore
December 30, 2009, 8:37 pm
Filed under: 'Stache, Hey Ladieesss!, Reading is fun

After Finian’s Rainbow
November 22, 2009, 12:48 pm
Filed under: 'Stache, New York, Theater | Tags:

So, I don’t usually hang out in the theater district, but after seeing this at a bar on Restaurant Row this weekend I might find myself inclined to visit the area more often:

The bar was called Bourbon Street, and these were middle-aged women in from the Hamptons.

Is one of them your mom? You should probably call her.

(Jori and I had fun too.)

The ‘Stache went to L.A.
September 15, 2009, 8:19 am
Filed under: 'Stache, Uncategorized | Tags: ,


This is Erin W. This weekend she and I went to a beach in Malibu.


We brought the ‘Stache along. He’d never been to California before. At first he didn’t know how to behave, but then he figured it out.


But then he tried to run away with Erin (he jumped on her head).

Oh……….. ‘Stache.

(Don’t worry, though. He came back. He always does.)

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!

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.


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.)


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


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


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]

Dan and Julia get hitched
July 29, 2009, 5:55 am
Filed under: 'Stache, New York | Tags:

As many of you know, I went to Dan and Julia’s wedding at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden last weekend. And as many of you requested, here are some pictures. There are only a few because I was like, in it and then I wanted to like, enjoy it, but I think I picked out the most important ones:


The little room they put them in after the ceremony, before they greeted their guests. Geez, what’s up with that girl in the mirror?

Walking out to their first dance. Dan is saying “Are you da man? No sucka, I’M da man.”

Laughing at something best man John (one of three) said in his toast.

The ‘stache made an appearance.

(In fact, it was formally invited.)


“Hey Julia.”
“Hey Dan.”
“Guess what?”
“Chicken butt!”
(this actually happened)