Monday, May 23, 2016

My favorite annual event! The NYC Dance Parade!

So happy that friends came into town and so much fun stuff was going on and it did not get rained out! It's totally summer this week! FUCK YEAH FUCK YEAH FUCK YEAH!
The main thing was the FUN AS FUCK Dance Parade on Saturday and I took so many videos and pics! But not sure how to get videos off my phone to this site so I will just post the pics. Also, I can't be on my phone all the time as I took a dance class there and got down for over two hours with my friends! Lots of crazy costumes there of course and some really incredible dancers. I just shake my big booty and add in a coochie pop once in a while for good measure. Or I just jump up and down and swing my hair around. My redhead companion was my good friend Syd who lives for dancing too so we had a great time. What a scene! Saw so many old school freaks there I was in heaven.

Where to begin? The Toad floats were there blasting music we all got down to...salsa dancers, samba, girls with Prince shaved into their heads on skates, a little kids dance off which was so great, the stilt people walking around, the Dance Police gave me a citation for not dancing while I was walking around..the crazy regulars from the park danced to Love Shack by the fountain...Crazy Dave was even there! And the pros who took the main stage who were so so good. I really needed my video camera but I just can't film much at an event like this one which is almost made for me.
Anyway, tomorrow my friend Liam has a comedy album release show at Housing Works I was supposed to do a few tunes at but John got called in to work on Maya and Marty which is his dream job so we backed out but I will be there for the show. Housing Works Bookshop at 7pm come see Carla Rhodes a Rock and Roll ventriloquist, Joe Garden from the Onion, Frank Conniff from Mystery Science Theatre and much more!
Wednesday is 88 degrees and I am hitting the beach with John. Then soon after the Crumbs come in to town and I need to record with Robert for our new album plus my sis who now lives with the drummer from the Brian Wilson Band is coming in from LA to visit. Two weeks of insane fun and it is going to be like summer out! If you want to hang out with me and we are buds now is the time! I feel like I haven't been home in days now except to get some sleep!

Monday, May 16, 2016

St Marks is Dead but sexy public yoga is not!

Just a quick post! I hit Ada Calhoun's reading from her book St Marks is Dead a few days ago at Exit 9 gift shop. Love that place and the people who run it are cool as hell. Top pic is of a girl doing yoga on the grass while some crazy guy is just enjoying the view...I had to move spots later as he started yelling at the trees and trying to talk to me.
Moostruck Diner or Kitchen Sink as it's called now on my block is no longer 24 hours. Sign of the times sadly enough! Then my friends dog Angelina loves my tampons! But who doesn't?
The bottom pic is of John's new comp that just got a review in Blues magazine by Tony Russell which is awesome! Jack White bought a copy of it too we heard which can only help. This year is pretty great and keeps getting better! Good karma is real. When you're a garbage person your life is garbage. When you're kind good things happen. Simple fact.
My birthday was mellow and fun and this weekend unless it rains should be fun...Dance Parade at Tompkins and the Missing Foundation show on Sunday! Got a fun gig on the 24th at Housing Works bookshop too. And 7 weeks until France where it's 80 already! Whee!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Pot Parade! Marijuana March! Weed! Drugs! Legalize! Stoners!

Quick post as I have been out a bunch despite the non-spring going on. This is my birthday week and John is off a lot and I got stuff to do every night and friends to see and possibly get wasted with!
Went to see my mom-in-law in CT for Mom's Day which was fun and mellow.
But before that John and I hit a bunch of street fairs and then Union Square for the pot parade and the farmer's market. So. Damn. Insane! Besides the pot rally folks every crazy jesus freak was out some with the most incredible signs I have ever seen! 
Got some pics of that aline with other weird stuff...and John caught me dancing to Beyonce with my 5th st neighbors at the 2nd ave street fair which was actually a fun event for once. 
May is almost half over and once my birthday passes the Crumbs will be here...lots to catch them up on though we just saw them in London and lots of plans to make to get ready for our trip to Sauve and Portugal this summer! Time is flying when life is a fun adventure! An INSANE FUN ADVENTURE EVEN AT MY RIPE OLD AGE OF OLDNESS.

The pic of John and I was taken by Stacie Joy...the Rachel Ray pic is up because Jan Heneghan is John's mom and he got her name up on TV cause he works there...and the bottom pic I just thought was funny. Beware astrologers and sports nuts people! You have been warned! 

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Stuff and Things! Things! Stuff!

Today is the Pot Parade in Union Square so I am about to go check that out with John..but here are some pics of THINGS. My birthday is next week and I would like that Blue Velvet Play Set please. I am 3 years and up I think. Then Dave with another one of his infamous shirts in Tompkins Dog Run..and I have been memed in the ridiculous Ace is Calling Facebook group. Heh! It needs a caption though really.
Then last night John and I played at the Folk Art Museum at Lincoln Center which was fun as fuck. They have a great exhibit up now but I only got some kinda lame pics as we were there playing for about two hours.
After that John, who is off work all week(yay!) and I went to see Green Room which was hilarious and AMC has put in these new seats which I NEVER WANT TO LEAVE THEY WERE THE BEST SEATS THAT I HAVE SAT IN EVER!
AnyTrump, things are good...playing a few tunes at the Housing Works Bookshop ion the 24th for my friend Liam's comedy album release show...the Crumbs come into town in about 2 weeks or so....we record with Robert for our live album then which should be fun...more stuff happening but who can keep track of it all? It's spring and I leave NYC for the summer in about 8 weeks. Yip yip!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Pete Missing's mural on Houston and 2nd ave and other stuffs!

HOW DO FOLKS! I am good good good! I made a vow to blog at least three times a week and as soon as I did that it dwindled down to once every ten days. WHEE! I am just busy...not the warmest spring yet but I am still running around doing stuffs and more stuffs. I have a little over two months until I leave NYC and I have all the time in the world to blog in France but it's all waterfalls and beach and then everyone hates me. Still thrilled I got to meet Jools Holland in London and we are hoping to be on his show as he liked our band! Would be SO great! SO SO SO great!
Anyway, my pal Pete Missing has been painting a great mural on Houston and 2nd with his partner. I am just going to link Vanishing NY's post on this here as he has all the details. I have been there to hang out and it's nice to stop by and bring the guys coffee and stuff. So here is more info and I am excited Missing Foundation will be playing soon-twice! INFO!
Then I was lucky enough to find the coldest water on the block! A pretty bold statement but when I poured it all over these girls and yelled WET T-SHIRT CONTEST they screamed so I think it IS the coldest!
Then we have the cutest dog ever-Angelina! She was rescued by my friend Holly who runs WAGGYTAIL RESCUE in NYC. She saves so many pups from being put down. If you want to adopt or foster a small dog she is the one to go to. Holly and I are planning a fun YouTube channel where we interview celebs and NYC characters who have rescue dogs. We have a fun list of celebs we are going to chat with and I will be taping it all. I think Titus from Kimmy S show said yes. James Bdage Dale the actor I know from the dog run. A few others... Now we just need to learn iMovie! John will show us the basics. Exciting!
Then there is Pezent Shayne at CSquat who says Alice Cooper is likely his real dad and with that pic I cannot argue. And a last pic of model and dancer Debbee May with Holly Derito on one of our interviews we did this week as a warm up.
Some gigs coming up soon..May 6th we play at the American Folk Museum by Lincoln Center...May 24th a few tunes at my friend Liam's comedy album release show at the Housing Works Bookshop.
And when the Crumbs get here end of May we record some live stuff for our new album Coney Island Baby. This year is pretty pretty pretty good!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Pics from London...or "photographs" as they used to be called way back when.

I have way too many pics from London on my laptop so I just uploaded a crapload of them so I can post about NYC stuff that is going on soon already! Finally over my jet lag and stuff and with this great weather I am back in the thick of it. The only negative about London is that it was raining a lot and also cold! Weird to be layering up in April but the again NYC was the same really.
So here are the PHOTOGRAPHS of stuff and things and other stuff. The soho area has been cleaned up a lot but there are still strip clubs and fun gay clubs around that are sandwiched between fancy restaurants and pubs.
As you can see the choice of beverages in the bodegas is SPECTACULAR. I want a beef pot pie shake though! Then we saw Aline speak at a women in comix thing at the House of Illustration. I think it's 100 female comic artists and Aline was at the top of the list there for speaking and signing her books. It was great! Aline is so so funny.
We also had the best time at Sir John Soanes museum. Holy crap I love museums anyway but this was something else! There was a sarcophagus in the guys living room. He collected EVERYTHING. No camera allowed in though.
We also hit up Camden market which was so insane and big. I got a pic of John talking to this crazy lady about 78s. I love the accent so much there I had to walk away. Every time she said something like "This is Tex Ritter love! It's only 3 pounds love! Are you keen on him?" I wanted to hug her and not let go for an uncomfortable amount of time.
Then the ice cream truck which sums up how I feel about kids perfectly. Some Bubble and Squeak for ya love? A Harry Potter type building and some anti-cop graffiti which was kinda funny.