Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Mars Bar glamour, public nudity and assorted oddities..

God, when I don't feel good, why can't I just stay inside and watch all the old twilight zones i have taped? I went out to get some food, took a few pics..did laundry and then went back out to go sticker the neighborhood with my new cd's artwork..figure it's good to get that image out there and all...and somehow I end up at Mars Bar til 2am..I didn't get wasted but yes, I did end up there..I love Mars Bar. It smells like my cat's litter box mixed with unwashed armpits..all wrapped up in a dirty diaper..okay-i'll stop that now!

Anyhooch, I got lotsa photos..Some random ones and then some guy who got naked and stomped on the bar at Mars..Who knows why.."Mine is not to Reason Why,"..I think Justin Timberlake once said that..or was it Phyllis Diller? Anyway, he got nude and that's the main thing. Then someone busted out a female condom at Mars bar, so I just had to open it to see what the heck it looked like..There are some shots of it, Mimi quite enthralled by it all..and somehow it ended up on a car's door handle outside.

I have a pic of some items of interest too..whiskey, beer, candy and the infamous female condom. And I dig the mattress graffiti..People writing on furniture is so eye catching.

Lastly, I saw a guy playing live music at Moonstruck earlier this week..I know business's are struggling..There is the constant rumor that Odessa's may close for good floating around(Please don't let Ray's close-I love Ray's!) But music at Moonstruck Diner on my block just seemed awkward..and it's no fun playing to like 3 people..this I know! And the last shot is one some girl took of me on the street the other day..When I vend on Astor people always take my photo for some reason..well, I guess that dress is pretty crazy..I didn't mean to look so patriotic.

11 comments:

  1. UGH UGH UGH.... That Odessa rumor is killing me.

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  2. Nooo, not the Odessa!

    Music in Moonstruck? WTF? There must be a damn big butterfly flapping it's wings on the other side of the universe...

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  3. Odessa has survived too much to die now! come on...

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  4. Haha..Googla!
    And I know..I will be sooooo upset if Odessas's closes..well, right now it's just a rumor at least..

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  5. I did gather a dirty diaper, some used cat litter and refrained from deodorant and a shower today before reading this blog; it really created a more complete sensory experience for the Mars bar part...

    That guy at Moonstruck: ouch! I've had gigs like that. The best thing to do is interact a lot with those couple of people who ARE there, in a genuine conversation. I have seen so many musicians in that situation who talk out to no one in particular, and as if there is a crowd when there's like one person in the bar!

    On occasion, I let my gaze in the mirror linger a tad longer than normal, maybe to assess if I am starting to take up too much space or to see how much gravity is finally taking its toll, I don't know. I do know that the days of remote narcissism have long past. Anyway, after seeing the naked drunk guy (who looks to be at least twenty years younger than I am) I think...'naw, you gotta long way to go!'

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  6. Seeing a fat naked guy at Mars Bar is so much better than the one dressed like a sherbet. Imagine them in there together. Who would win in the bar dancing contest? My eyes are still recovering from the thought.

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  7. WOW. I wonder if this guy would be willing to be hired for his "services"? My best friend's birthday is next month.

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  8. There should be a "dance-off" at Mars bar..I would win of course..me and naked guy would be break dancing on the floor until I do my famous back spin, knocking all the stools over..I win!
    Brett, I too, just gaze in the bar mirrors when we play..At times, this angers the audience while they wait for us to start a song..They yell stuff like, "well? are you guys gonna play?" rather rudely..I'm like, "listen buster, my shit's gotta look TIGHT okay? I gotta check my look man, it's a tough business and I ain't getting any younger.." God, people are so rude. It takes at least an hour of "blending" my face stuff to give it that "natural" tone..I read that in Vanity Fair.

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  9. With the "dance-off" I am so glad you described your backspin and the knocking of the stools over and the winning; it quickly replaced the mental image of naked guy break dancing...oh, and at the gigs (this always works for me) talk in the third person: 'listen, buster, Eden's shit's gotta look TIGHT okay? Eden's gotta check Eden's look, man; it's a tough business, and Eden ain't gettin' any younger!" Maybe gesture a bit, break an empty beer bottle over a chair and point it at people for punctuation...hecklers just can't be allowed to get away with their crap, I'm tellin' ya'!!!

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  10. Hey, our stripper has a farmer's tan? Is it still warm weather in NYC?

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  11. Love your red & white ensemble! Viva la Mars bar!

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