Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Gigs and gigs and stuff and stuff...this week suckas!

Just a quick post about some shows we have coming up...
We are playing with R. Crumb, Walker Shepard, Dom Flemons and others at Jalopy Theatre this Wednesday the 16th at 9pm as part of their weekly Roots and Ruckus.
Then we are being taped for NPR's SoundCheck on thursday and it will air(with video on their site too) on Friday.
Then as part of the Brooklyn Folk festival we are playing with Crumb and even more guests on Saturday the 19th at 6:45pm. This is a 3-day event and tickets can be bought at the Bellhouse site where the festival will be held.

 www.eastriverstringband.com

http://www.eastriverstringband.com/?page_id=90

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Slideshow at C squat over the weekend.




There was a slideshow at Morus museum a few days ago as a prequel to my friend's zine release party there on May 3rd. A house member did a ton of research and he begins in the mid 1800's and goes on from there and chronicles what the building started out as( a pickle factory) up until the 1980's and 90's when it became Csquat. Very cool and very interesting! There will be live music at the show on the 3rd where the zine will be available to buy. 
The bottom pics are of the "birth certificate" of Csquat and Csquat being featured in Maximum Rock and Roll.

Friday, March 21, 2014

It's Spring you ding dongs!




I know it's not warm out every day yet but John and I just booked our spring and summer trips pretty much and I am just excited about the fact that IT JUST HAS TO BE WARM OUT SOON DAMMIT!
Here are some sure signs of spring...I went to Union Square with John and did my annual dancing with the Hare Krishnas. Oh the fun we had!
Then I found my new favorite princess throne on the street sans bedbugs.
Some weird graffiti about aliens...and the liquor store now sells E! AND THEY DELIVER!
It's too nice out to be in so out I go in search of wine and women..after practice to course. Gigs coming up soon! Must get better...all this E i just ordered should help.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Random as random can be...




It is still winter but I am basically ignoring that fact and going on with life as if it's springtime. Because it will be soon Soon SOON!!! And i am so excited! We leave for SF and LA for about a week after playing a few gigs with R Crumb who is coming to NYC on April 13th. I consider that the start of my summer travels though I will be back here until July probably.
That blurry pic is a review we got for Chimpin' the Blues in Mojo Magazine which is awesome. Our sales went way up on that release lately and i think that is why. The top pic is the chalkboard at Veselka on 2nd ave.
The red pic is of a metal show I went to at Csquat last weekend...was hilariously fun! And hey look! The cops flyered a cop car on my block!
Things are going really well and that stopped me from having any seasonal depression crap. When it was too cold to go out I just worked out at home, studied French or played music. We have a new album coming out once again somewhat soon...and an album that will be a podcast a la Chimpin' the Blues but with John, Crumb and I. Everyone I am hanging out with these days is working hard on their writing, acting or music and it's inspiring me to keep up with them and really work on making things happen. I always miss NYC in the summer when I am gone so long so I may come back early to enjoy the hot grossness of NYC summer....but I will likely stay in Europe and visit friends in London or hit Barcelona or Amsterdam. It's nice to have friends that live all over the world.

Friday, February 28, 2014

RAY RAY RAY RAY!

Just a quick post to link the news coverage that Ray's Candy Store is getting today! Short interview with him has been replaying on NY1 every ten minutes. What great publicity for him and so well deserved!

http://www.ny1.com/content/news/204436/east-village-candy-store-marks-40-sweet-years

Sunday, February 23, 2014

THIS IS SO COOL FUCK THE WORLD!





Okay so maybe it's not really a big deal but since I am traveling a lot this year John got me a Macbook Pro laptop! So instead of sitting at home half asleep trying to write something here I am now at the Bean with some friends writing this! Having this is going to change so much. I can write in the park on the grass...I have all my iTunes stuff I need to listen to and learn on it. My french lessons too. It means I will blog more on BOTH my sites. I made a private online journal where I started transferring some of the writings I have been doing lately on to. It's private because it's just for me to see and work on right now. Also, I talk about people who look at this blog. All kinds of stalkers  read this according to my tracker. Some of them many times a day. I guess they are bored and/or paranoid but whatever! They can spy on my adventures and gigs and stuff all they want to. The more the merrier!
These pics are in my phone right now..nothing too exciting. I went to a crazy show at C the other night and am still freaking recovering. That pic with my phone info on it(heh! ME DRUNK!) is my bestie Erin spinning fire while a band played. My friend Shayne is under her pic looking very deep and thoughtful. The first pic is a review by Tony Russell for our release Chimpin' the Blues in Mojo Magazine! So great! No wonder sales went up so much lately!
Then the garbage art door..and a Ukraine memorial set up for some that have perished. Shit is nuts over there and I can't believe the photos and footage I have been watching.
AnyWhoo, Don't make fun of my 4G phone please!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Some big gigs coming up! Brooklyn Folk Fest with Robert Crumb!

Just a quick post letting people know we are playing the Brooklyn Folk Fest in April. It's a 3 day festival at the Bellhouse in Brooklyn April 18th-20th. We will be playing on Saturday the 19th at 6pm with Pat Conte, Dom Flemons, Robert Crumb and more!
Here is the link to buy tickets. This WILL sell out!

http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/490607-eden-johns-east-river-string-brooklyn/