I used to think that I was into too many things. I got over that. This is a collection of what I love, hate, think and do. I play guitar and record, take pictures and videos, write a lot of words and am working on completing a few new music projects. I live in Brooklyn, NY. I grew up in South Florida. Some say you can't trust anyone from down there but I don't trust those people. Give me a ? and I'll give you an .
Day Turns Night.
Something could be said about seeing a band that you weren’t too thrilled about seeing from this view, after giving up on trying to find your girlfriend among the thousands of people in the crowd, dancing with yourself (Billy Idol style) and still loving the shit out the show. I am not really into the new Yeah Yeah Yeahs’s album at all but they were still as amazing as the DVD I saw of them years ago before they blew up and weren’t cool enough for me to care about them anymore, (blah, blah, blah… I’m awesome… blah, blah, blah),@. They put on an incredible show on Friday night at Prospect Park.
I’ve been really wanting to see Jolie Holland since I first heard Escondida in 2004.
Apparently she has lived in New York for some time now and played a “farewell” show last night. I randomly stumbled upon tickets online for half the price.
We totally got Grouponed and were put right by the door in the very back. I couldn’t help staring at the empty seats in front of us, longingly; or watching a couple on a date getting good and ready to go home and listen to Norah Jones in a candlelit bathtub together.
In the end I spent close to $50 total but that was more on two glasses of wine and some cheese from Murray’s.
As far as the set goes, I probably would’ve been much more into it 9 years ago.
our little friend, Tiki, is staying with us for two weeks.
as you can see, Tiki is a fan of the wax.
that makes her cool in my book.
Wondering why 2 “$15” tickets come out to $38.76?
Well, that would be the $7.76 “Service Fee” and the $1 “Order Processing”.
You sign up and then sign on to their website, fill in all of your information, get your credit card and pay them and they most likely have it automatically populate into a spreadsheet that someone at the venue who will be getting paid to be there and do their job will check yr name off at will call (because will call is your only option). Makes as much sense as charging me double the individual service fee of $3.88 because the second ticket I’m buying is going to be that much more stress on them with the whole getting double the money from me and then the automatic changing of that “1” to a “2” in the quantity field.
I’m not one to blow small things out of proportion generally but how is this legal?
More work from the consumer + more automation and lack of people getting paid to do these things = higher “fees” and profit - more options?
East Harlem, NY
5 small business closed in just 30 days on 104th Street and Lexington avenue.
The building of “Glass Spire” (1635 Lexington ave) a luxury condo just across the street. Did not displace one tenant.
But the economic pressure caused by the luxury condo, where apartments are being sold from 500k to 1.1 million, has a ripple effect on the the tenants around it. That economic pressure entices landlords to raise rents to profit off new luxury clientele and leaves many long time small businesses out in the cold.
Gentrification can take 30 or more years, but in just 30 days, a total of:
2 Barbershops, 2 discount stores and a Botanica.
Were forced to find new homes….
dzzzt. touch the third rail.