Thursday, August 25, 2016

Rev Jen's Troll Museum on display at Chinatown Soup Gallery.

Months after the sad eviction of Reverend Jen's apartment and Troll Museum the gallery Chinatown Soup decided to display part of the illustrious trolls in their gallery down on Orchard St. I am pretty much over my Jet Lag from Europe though I still get tired at like 9pm. Tomorrow I hit Otto's Shrunken Head for a friends show so I shall partake in my favorite lit on fire Tiki drink and get drunk for the first time in about 3 months. Yep. Did not drink in France at all but some sips of good wine. Too hot to be hungover there and I barely drink now. However, I can nurse a glass of wine for hours while I have fun, crazy nights in bars here for the end of summer. I prefer to drink at Csquat though. Not much of a barfly but for Mars Bar. Nowhere else can compare with that place or the old Bowery Poetry Club.
So here are some pics from the Troll Museum resurrection at Chinatown Soup. It's down now I think but it was pretty cool as you can see. I think that is NY Magazine interviewing Jen there. Also, BK Magazine did a story on it I will link at the end of this post.
First post in NYC and i will far more up on this now. Been really busy with recording, guitar and I begin to work again in September hopefully...John got offered his possible dream job but I don't want to jinx it! We will see....but so far my first week back has been great! And it's as hot as Satan's taint and I love it! The heat AND the taint! The last two pics are of the best garbage I have ever seen...a bedazzled wheelchair with a huge clock behind it...and that sticker that I see everywhere. Lots of dumb annoying flyers and stickers since I left. Dan Smith must be sad.







Brooklyn Magazine article: http://www.bkmag.com/2016/08/18/reverend-jens-lower-east-side-troll-museum/

Friday, August 19, 2016

Big gig with Crumb in France before we left!

Well, I am back in NYC and already have gone to tons of events and have fallen asleep at half of them! Jet lag is a bitch. Getting over it though and it's nice to be back though it feels weird to not be kissed on the cheek 3 times by everyone and also to hear english from everyone. Looks like we may actually be buying a place across from the Crumbs early next year...place is AMAZING and four floors and huge! YUUUUUGE! And so close to the Crumbs I want to use tin can telephones to talk to them from our terrace. It's an amazing old stone large house and we would rent out the more modern bottom floor. We will find out this year! With the jobs John just got called for we can replenish our dough in no time and I will start doing extra BG work in September when the crazy season begins.
So before we left we played a gig with Crumb and Les Sauviettes, Sophie's band at the Crumb gallery. It was so fun and we signed autographs and it sounded really good...I think it's periscoped somewhere online...packed standing room only and people bought stuff too.
Perfect send off then we got on the TGV to Paris then the fancy airline John loves.So here are some pics from the gallery and this is my last France post though I have so many pics..we even made an Apple Book of our Porto trip just for fun as we took some hilarious pics. I just had the greatest summer yet and now I get my NYC madness which has already begun...I know people come to see Crumb but nothing feels as nice as signing my autograph I have to see even if it's just half a dozen times!













Wednesday, August 10, 2016

AH only one week left in Europe!

Christ on a crutch my month and a half in Europe went by fast! We leave for Paris in like 6 days then catch a flight back to NYC the next day on this great airline that is all business class seating with gourmet food served on the flight! DID I MENTION HOW GREAT THE AIRLINE IS?
So I have pics from Porto on my desktop and also pics from Sauve from before we left for Porto. So in the next few posts I am going to upload everything I have left while John works on the Apple book he is making for us and the Crumbs from all the pics from Portugal since we had such a great time. These are pretty much the last of the photos from Portugal...Crumb next to his dream girl butt..Aline with her favorite Octopus meal there...me doing the robot on the street for Euros which no one gave me...Robert watching someone do caricatures on the street at night...one of the painted electric boxes that are all over Porto and all differently painted up...love those! The amazing train station by our hotel, John's chorizo which is served on fire and he cooked it himself...a vespa covered in buttons...the tram/trolley we took to see the Atlantic Ocean one day...totally satisfying fun and cheap trip plus the guys found some great 78's which makes it pretty special.
I am about ready for NYC...to hear people speaking English and see my friends and I keep having dreams about my cats. But I will miss Sauve big time as usual! But it's nice to leave a place while wanting more of it really. Can't believe I have to start packing on Monday! Somehow the trip went by fast and slow at the same time. I live for hot weather and right now it's all 80's and sunny here while NYC is hot as hell but rainy every day for like 9 days so I am pretty happy to still be here. Gonna go and see The Sauviettes play now, the band that Sophie Crumb is in who are great! I'll probably post some videos of them on my Facebook and Twitter later.
















AH only one week left in Europe!

Christ on a crutch my month and a half in Europe went by fast! We leave for Paris in like 6 days then catch a flight back to NYC the next day on this great airline that is all business class seating with gourmet food served on the flight! DID I MENTION HOW GREAT THE AIRLINE IS?
So I have pics from Porto on my desktop and also pics from Sauve from before we left for Porto. So in the next few posts I am going to upload everything I have left while John works on the Apple book he is making for us and the Crumbs from all the pics from Portugal since we had such a great time. These are pretty much the last of the photos from Portugal...Crumb next to his dream girl butt..Aline with her favorite Octopus meal there...me doing the robot on the street for Euros which no one gave me...Robert watching someone do caricatures on the street at night...one of the painted electric boxes that are all over Porto and all differently painted up...love those! The amazing train station by our hotel, John's chorizo which is served on fire and he cooked it himself...a vespa covered in buttons...the tram/trolley we took to see the Atlantic Ocean one day...totally satisfying fun and cheap trip plus the guys found some great 78's which makes it pretty special.
I am about ready for NYC...to hear people speaking English and see my friends and I keep having dreams about my cats. But I will miss Sauve big time as usual! But it's nice to leave a place while wanting more of it really. Can't believe I have to start packing on Monday! Somehow the trip went by fast and slow at the same time. I live for hot weather and right now it's all 80's and sunny here while NYC is hot as hell but rainy every day for like 9 days so I am pretty happy to still be here. Gonna go and see The Sauviettes play now, the band that Sophie Crumb is in who are great! I'll probably post some videos of them on my Facebook and Twitter later.