Thursday, October 28, 2004

Dumpling Man.

Somehow in all this madness, I've forgotten too devote a space to the best new inexpensive food establishment in the East Village. Namely, Dumpling Man.
This is where I've eaten nearly half my meals since August. The owner is a fantastic fellow, it's a great space, the graphic design is top-notch, and (most importantly) they make incredible food.

So, I ask, how could it get better? Well... I don't know.

Now, I ask you... How cool is that?



The past couple weeks update: Working all the time at Etherea. And in my little spare time I'm hanging out with the peeps, bartending Jigsaw parties and hanging out after hours, seeing people who're visiting NYC and giving them items to return to friends, going out drinking in my favorite dive bars, walking around late at night taking pictures, remembering why I'm here, working to set up more DJ gigs, plotting world domination, planning my holidays, following politics and the end of the baseball season, and just enjoying the beuatiful autumn weather.
Also, got to spend some time with Tristan, who was here visiting for a week. Greatly enjoyed that; And now I've got one more reason to visit California again soon, and one more person to hang out with there.

I'll be DJing my buddy Graham's birthday tomorrow in Brooklyn. I'll be in Charlottesville next Friday and Saturday to play Live Arts' fundraiser gala and see some friends. I'm throwing a joint birthday party with my friend (and former co-worker) Jennifer on the 9th. And there's an incredibly important election somewhere in there too.


Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Here Come The Drums!

Some shots of Public Enemy performing at BB King's in Times Square on Monday Night. A spirited, politically charged evening (Living Colour was the co-headliner). P.E. had a live band and DJ backing 'em up, and were typically awesome... Urging people to get out and vote, rocking the hits, and jumping around like anything. They closed with a medley of "Fight The Power" ("TWO THOUSAND FOUR THE NUMBER! ANOTHER SUMMER!"), and a funky-as-hell cover of The Isley Brothers' "Fight The Power".

Not for the first time, I say it: I love living in this city.


Monday, October 18, 2004


As benjones, Max, and I wandered back home this evening, we found a little plastic pedal tricycle on the street.


Max rode it all the way back. Pedestrians had to scatter to avoid being run over. It was AWESOME.


Thursday, October 07, 2004

October 13th. 10PM. NYC.


This is the official invite / flyer (click to view full-size) for the CMJ Schematic gig. I start spinning at 10. It's $3 to get in. If you're in New York, be there. If you're not, tell your friends who are.


Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Catching up and moving ahead.

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From the last few weeks... It was benjones' birthday. Weather has been getting chilly, and a bit damp. We've had parties at Jigsaw, and there was dancing. (There's plenty more JIgsaw parties coming up in the next few weeks, too.)

And now (drumroll, please)...

I'll be DJing at the Schematic Records party for the CMJ festival on October 13th. It's at Happy Ending here in NYC, and looks like I'll be spinning from 11-12:30. This is way-the-hell awesome.

There's also plans afoot for a BIG gig in Charlottesville in December... But that's a ways away yet.

More news as it happens...