Brooklyn Separation Anxiety

May 26, 2010 at 8:06 am (my life, New York, Uncategorized) (, , )

In an effort to try to make myself hate Brooklyn, which I will be vacating in exactly two days, I am reprinting this entire Gawker post by Hamilton Nolan.

I live in Brooklyn. I like it. But, fuck me, I was under the impression that Brooklyn was pretty cool until I started reading all the analysis of it. Now I hate it.

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The world, she is tiny.

March 30, 2010 at 12:08 pm (music, my life) (, , , )

The gym we go to in our Brooklyn neighborhood is stuffed with all sorts of interesting types.  One woman Kumail and I see all the time is this woman with incredibly long long long hair and very scant outfits, and she is noteworthy because she is there every single time we are there, no matter the hour.  We see her constantly.

So, as I mentioned in the post before, Kumail was one of Paper Magazine’s “Beautiful People Class of 2010″, which is awesome.  We were looking through the other people they picked, and holy shit, we saw this woman from our gym!  Turns out her name is Susanne, she’s a German musical genius that fronts a band called No Bra, and she recently moved from London to Brooklyn!  Also she goes to our gym.

Kumail and I freaked out for about an hour, but I’ll understand if you don’t.  I merely wanted to remind you how small the world was, and really, this was an excuse to show you one of No Bra’s videos.  It’s like nothing I’ve ever seen or heard.

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The Gentrification of Brooklyn: The Pink Elephant Speaks

February 7, 2010 at 5:52 pm (New York) (, , , , )

While it’s a bit uncomfortable, since I’m part of the problem, but I really like the preview pieces scattered around town for the “Gentrification of Brooklyn” show at MoCADA Museum in Fort Greene.  All of these are by Specter.

More after the jump!

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Concrete jungle where dreams are made of…

January 24, 2010 at 5:26 pm (my life) (, , , , , )

Today Kumail and I realized a dream/masochistic compulsion by visiting all five boroughs in one day.  We have a car, which made the trip somewhat easier, so we left at about 12:30 today and got started.  I didn’t always remember I had a camera, and we didn’t always get to do what we set out to do, but if anyone is thinking of doing this, here are some fun random things to do in the fun random boroughs.

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Can you explain this to me?

January 11, 2010 at 9:08 am (cool things i've found) (, , )

Kumail and I found this yesterday while walking past a huge housing project.  If you can’t see it really well, it is…

two figures in a small courtyard, and the one with hair has several bird figurines piled between its legs.

$20 to the person who can explain it to me.

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Yeah, let’s go to this.

December 16, 2009 at 1:50 pm (Comedy, dance, music) (, , , )

It’s at the Bell House.  I’ll meet you there?

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December 10, 2009 at 6:36 pm (Comedy, music) (, , , , , )

I’m super excited that I get to go to this tomorrow.  Here, read the description:

Minorityfest 2009 is a ONE NIGHT ONLY multimedia event being held at Glasslands in Brooklyn featuring nationally-recognized artists of color in comedy, music and visual art. While some artists were chosen for the overt or subversive political value of their art, others were invited simply because of the value of their craft and what it brings to the festival. The goal is to highlight amazing and inspirational artists of color who perform in Williamsburg, bring artists to the area who deserve recognition, and hopefully attract a diverse audience to the festival that reflects the talent represented and the nature of this city’s population.

I think it’ll be awesome, and best of all, I’ll get to see Das Racist perform, something I’ve been wanting to do for a few months.  Enjoy their video for Chicken and Meat.

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New Obsession.

November 20, 2009 at 1:08 pm (music) (, , , , )

Neary turned me on to this Brooklyn band Sleigh Bells (which is embarrassing, because I live here and he’s in Chicago) and even though I missed their show last night at Le Poisson Rouge, I am fully obsessed.

I dare you to listen to this song and not find yourself humming it later.

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Videos of My Life

September 18, 2009 at 10:00 am (videos of my life) (, , , , , )

Last night, I got to meet Jon Auer, lead singer of The Posies.  He and Eugene Mirman had done a show together, so Eugene brought him to the opening night of the Eugene Mirman Comedy Fest.  He played two songs and still sounds amazing, and I got to tell him so backstage.  So now I’ve been listening to The Posies all day, and now you will be too.  Here’s a live version of my favorite song off of Frosting on the Beater, Burn and Shine.

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This may get weird.

September 10, 2009 at 8:14 am (Comedy, my life) (, , , , , )

Thursday night (that’s tonight for those playing at home) from 8pm to 9pm EST, Kumail and I are going to be the esteemed guests on the David Angelo Radio Show, which you can listen to yourself by clicking here!


I have no idea how this will go down.  Hopefully hilariously.   You can call in live if you want by calling 251-300-JOKE

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