B-Boy Limping

With or without U… 2 Way*
March 3, 2009, 9:22 pm
Filed under: Music, New York | Tags: , , , ,

This post is dedicated to Sue, for she is a big U2 fan.



U2’s new album No Line on the Horizon came out today, and for the next week a portion of W.53rd St. will be re-named U2 Way. I can’t reflect on this any better than Bono did:

“The Beatles had Penny Lane, Elvis lived on the end of Lonely Street. We’re here somewhere between 10th Avenue and funky, funky Broadway, somewhere south of Duke Ellington Way and north of Joey Ramone Place we find ourselves … where the streets have no name.”

Then hep-cat Mayor Bloomberg chimed in:

“It’s a beautiful day, to quote a famous Irish rock band.”


Anyway, the Dubliners are in town for about a week, playing five consecutive nights on Letterman and performing on Good Morning America Friday at 8am, location TBD.


So Sue (and anyone else that wants to join), when are we gonna take pics with (or steal) this sign?

*Forgive me, I really didn’t want to do another punny variation on  Where the Streets Have No Name. I realize this isn’t much better, but at least I got my favorite U2 song in.

your life will be so much better if you…
March 2, 2009, 10:05 pm
Filed under: Music | Tags: , , ,

1) Go to Pandora.com
2) Create a station for “Heart”
3) Sit back and enjoy

You don’t have to thank me. It’s what I do.

this is bizarre
March 1, 2009, 1:07 pm
Filed under: Music | Tags: , , ,

While I’m always the first one to blame it on the alcohol, how much did you have to drink before thinking doing this video was a good idea, Ron Howard?

Also, if you close your eyes and listen to this, Jamie Foxx’s voice is almost indistinguishable from T-Pain’s. Can we blame the Auto-Tune on the Henny as well?

That said, whatever. I’d dance to it.

blitzen trapper at bowery
March 1, 2009, 10:02 am
Filed under: Music | Tags: , ,

From last Friday.

Kick up your cowboy boots.



ida in mind
March 1, 2009, 9:24 am
Filed under: Music | Tags: , ,

It’s snowing (sort of) this morning, which is appropriate because I’m trying to come up with something to write about Ida, who Sasha and I went to see at Joe’s Pub last night. Sasha put a song of theirs on a mix for me a long time ago and, while I didn’t feel the need to pursue anything else in their repertoire, the song, “Man in Mind,” resonated. They’ve been around since the early 1990s and the core of the prolific band is a married Brooklynite couple, Daniel Littleton and Elizabeth Mitchell. That’s sweet. Because, while the age and demeanor of the musicians made me feel like I had fast-forwarded about twenty years in my life and was out to listen to some “nice music” on a big (and placid) night out with my friend, I should only be so lucky that far in the future to still be doing what I love with someone that I love. Or can at least tolerate.

Anyway, the hint of snow this morning is fitting because Ida’s crisp aural harmony is the kind of music best paired with a morning blanketed in white, when the world is still and void of any other noise.

Also, I had a dream about a blizzard last night. Weird.