Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A few videos of the burlesque dancers at Ray's Candy Store.

It's short but I did catch part of Ray spinning one of the propeller tassels on one of the dancers nipples! Ray was reluctant but everyone insisted he give it a spin.
A few videos FOR YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE.






Pics from Ray's birthday party last night!

Last night was Ray's birthday party and once again there were burlesque dancers, cake and this time Matt Rosen made Ray an amazing scrapbook full of old photos and articles about Ray through the years. So much love in those pages! You can go by and sign it at night when Ray is there. He had the biggest smile on his face as dancer after dancer took off their clothes on the counter and danced for him. Always one of my favorite events of the year! I will be posting a few videos I took in a few hours because this party deserves two posts. Here are my cell and camera pics...more to come! One girl had propeller tassels on her nipples when she shed her stewardess outfit and Ray spun one around. I have a very short five second clip of that!


















Sunday, January 25, 2015

BRO-YO!







SNOW IS COMING SNOW IS COMING! Shit, I have an important dental appt tomorrow and had a hair appt on Thursday plus a sort of party on Tuesday but I think it will all get cancelled because SNOW IS COMING! I've been dying for it to really snow and I think I am about get my wish!
Anyway, the first pic is of my friend the amazing "Blind Boy Paxton" or Jerron who made the cover of the Village Voice this week with a huge article about his music. We have played with Jerron many times and he's a Jalopy regular. Congrats to him!
Then last night I went to the Idiotarod party which was making fun of the Iditarod dog sled race but with shopping carts which were later smashed and lit on fire. Fun! I actually went to Brooklyn and I got a ride back home so that made it bearable. I posted two videos from my phone so i don't know how they came out uploaded on here.
My friend Bill sent me that BroYo thing and I hope it is not real. PLEASE LET IT NOT BE REAL.
And I love that sticker because it's so random and it reminds me of John talking about his stuff and how I cannot touch his stuff. He even wrote a song called Don't Touch My Stuff and its pretty darn catchy.
Lots of things going on this week but with this storm not sure what will get canceled and what won't. But i will have my favorite post of the year after Tuesday night if the thing does not get postponed that i am going to be posting about!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Robert and Aline Crumb and Je Suis Charlie.

Well, we all know what happened in Paris a few days ago and how horrible it is. Crumb was asked to draw a few pieces about it for a French magazine. I am just going to post them here along with an interview he did. My favorite is the joint cartoon Aline did with him about the first drawing he did!

http://observer.com/2015/01/legendary-cartoonist-robert-crumb-on-the-massacre-in-paris/



Tuesday, January 6, 2015

My cat has one fang left and other life events...








First post of the NEW YEAR and boy is it ever exciting! Nah, not really. Well, I have been doing a lot of stuff and will continue to do so even if it's 5 degrees out. Which it is tonight and tomorrow night too I think. I don't care as long as it doesn't stay this way. Kinda makes you appreciate when it's above freezing when it gets this cold out. Then I am like, "Whee! It's 34 today! Beach body time!"
AnyBoop, that first pic is of a hungover me and my poor Delgado cat on New Years Day. One of his two remaining teeth fell out and now he has one fang left and his tongue sticks out a lot. He's not in any pain he will just be gumming his food soon even more. I can't find the tooth so I assume he ate it like the rest. Attaboy!
Then my friend gave me a sort of big eyed dog painting...well it's not truly one of those Lee or Keane's BUT is does say Gay Dog so that more than makes up for it! And yes, that is one happy dog! Then a pic of the mulled wine that was made at Csquat. There was a toy drive there on the 30th and we brought over toys that will go to the kids of incarcerated parents as they leave rikers after visiting hours. There was wine and fun bands and someone donated a fancy scooter which everyone there wanted badly. Then on New Years Eve that van was parked by Coal Yard Bar...it's always funny to me to see vans like that in NYC. It belongs more on the west coast than in NYC in front of a McDonalds.
That sticker that is all over houston street apparently says "my grandma is number one." Eh, not so funny. That poor toy dog was on my block for two nights getting rained on. It creeped me out it looked so real. Then someone dumped one of their christmas gifts without even opening it up in my basement. Fool! When I was a kid all I wanted was a goddamned medieval siege engine!
Then I think evgrieve has been posting all the odd places people are dumping their xmas trees out at. This one was parked next to a motorcycle in front of Kabin bar. Or maybe it IS a motorcycle. I am really out of touch with motorcycles these days.
Things are swell...John is working on our upcoming Old Time Radio Show CD/Album cover and insert as i type this. I start my french class in about a month...and I applied for a job at a cool store yesterday which may be needing people soon. If that happens I have fulfilled all of my "resolutions" sort of. Playing a lot of guitar, working, taking French and writing. My work out schedule is insane cause I want to get in crazy shape before I get busier. My fingers are sore typing this! Soon I will be a muscle machine I tell ya.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

It is New Years Eve and I am getting ready to go out and celebrate with friends and drinks and who knows what. My favorite bars are open until tomorrow afternoon so I am going out late and staying out until the sun rises on the New Year. I had a pretty fucking great year though many friends and loved ones had a crappy one. Which makes me unhappy so I had my share of downs too along with some pretty major ups. I will post my Facebook status thing on here along with one of my favorite songs by one of my favorite bands The Boswell Sisters. Hope everyone has a great night and thanks for reading my blog all! The amount of hits I get on this thing still shocks me! Very happy about where I am in life right now and for all that is to come in 2015!

I think most people I know are happy to see 2014 come to an end. Every year has some good stuff and some bad stuff but this one seemed to be particularly hard on many people that I care about. So that sucks. And I won't even go into anything political on here but hopefully some change for the better is on the way. Besides the bad there have also been weddings and new babies born or on the way and many more positive things. I had an insanely great summer in Europe this year and cant wait until July for another one. Lots of output from my band coming up in 2015 so I am VERY excited about that! As for resolutions I have already been working on mine. Writing, playing guitar and starting a French class at The New School soon. So i will just keep on with what i am already doing with myself. A new year won't magically make things great for everyone but its nice to feel like we all have a clean, new slate. (Even though time is cyclical and not linear and thanks to eternal recurrence a parallel Eden is living on Mars running a smoothie stand with Tony Danza). Have a great night everyone! All my favorite bars are open way after 4am tonight so I know I will! !
— celebrating New Year's Eve.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Short JewMas post from CT!









Well, it is December 25th meaning it is xmas and though I am a Jewess it's more fun to give and get gifts on this day. And watch Bad Santa and Elf over and over. Only here for two days so I figured I would do a short post. With various pics from the year. 2014 had a lot of ups and downs. Many of my friends had a REALLY hard time this year. Deaths and tragedies. I had some bad spots here and there but I also had one of the best summers ever so that counted for a lot. And I am already working on my "resolutions" for 2015. I am taking a french class at The New School in Feb. Learning guitar from John and beginning to make some dough. Was able to buy John a $300 78 for Xmas which felt great to be able to do. He deserves that and so much more. It's been an insane year in many ways. The past month I have been on so many marches and rallies. And will continue to do so in 2015. Shit needs to change. Now.
That first pic is of me and Leee Childers the famed photographer who passed away. RIP Leee you were one helluva character! Under that is Tommy "Ramone" and his gf playing a gig with us. Tommy passed away over the summer from a very rare cancer. Very sad about this. 
Then on a happier note I found this old pic of Holly making Starlet dance to Moby playing at a party by Mars Bar. I think I went to that at 2am wasted and everyone there was sober. Good times!
Then we have a packed Ray's on a weekend at 3am. And next to him an empty lame bodega! Just the way we like it! Guy priced his items a dollar less than Ray's so F him!
Then who doesn't want to cook SENSUALLY? 
Then a few pics from some of the marches. I have a ton of photos and videos but there is so much of it online I have no need to go crazy with it on here. NY1 in Union Square interviewing protestors. A march down the FDR and some REALLY lame cops at the Cops Lives Matter Rally which was complete insanity.