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Good Listens: Amanda Merdzan

January 27, 2011

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Originally from Perth, Western Australia, Amanda Merdzan visited New York recently to play eight gigs over the course of three months and we just so happened to meet at a competition where people humped the air! It was a pleasure. Give her a listen at http://www.myspace.com/amandamerdzan My favorite song is “To Know You” Advertisements

Air Sex East Coast Regionals (2011)

January 20, 2011

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Tim League, owner and founder of the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas (also home to the music festival Austin City Limits) saw how popular air sex had become in Japan and decided to bring it to America, Iron Chef style. I attended the Air Sex East Coast Regionals in NYC on Friday, 11 January, at the Mercury Lounge […]

Today’s Distraction

January 14, 2011

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From the Guardian (UK):  Chicago nanny Vivian Maier died in 2009, leaving behind 100,000 negatives that no one but she had ever seen. Her work was discovered by chance, and now the photographs she took on her days off are being hailed as ‘ranking up there’ with the best in 20th-century street photography (link added).

Today’s Distraction

January 13, 2011

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YAWP

January 10, 2011

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I too am not a bit tamed, I too am untranslatable, I sound my barbaric YAWP over the roofs of the world.

Times Square for New Years (2010-1)

January 5, 2011

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One of my closer friends from high school, Antonia, came home for the holidays and told me that  two of her law school buddies wished to experience New Year’s eve in Times Square–so I decided to tag along. Having lived on Long Island for 23 years, this would be my first time ringing in the […]

You Complacent Bastards

January 5, 2011

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Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things. – Churchill I remember reading once, “Ignorance is an act of will,” and I’ve agreed ever since. None of the bliss bullshit. I think ignorance is […]