Here’s something you can sink your teeth into…
Seen in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn via Wooster Collective (who thanks Jeff, which we second).
Archive for August, 2008
Here’s something you can sink your teeth into…
There’s the art, there’s the planning, and then there’s the performance. Several members of Kostume Kult are also part of a fire dancing troupe, NYC Sparkworks, that will perform at the climax of the event. Throughout the summer, they have rehearsed on a rooftop in Williamsburg.
Was your blood sugar a little low last night at McCarren Pool, but a fine lady saved the day with a sugary Halls cough drop? Well, she likes you. From Craigslist’s “Missed Connections”:
“your blood sugar was a little low and i offered you a halls while your friend left to get you some juice. anyway, i hope you still managed to enjoy the show, hope you’re feeling better now, and hope you’re, well, single.”
image c/o BrooklynVegan
By all accounts, the Wilco show last night at McCarren Park Pool was mesmerizing. BrooklynVegan has a good rundown and a setlist. You’d think Jeff Tweedy would know by now that hipsters don’t clap, dance, or show enthusiasm. From BrooklynVegan
And last but not least there was the comment that definitely had only one meaning. That was the one when Jeff straight up dissed Brooklyn for not clapping in unison. He said something like, “Are you all too cool to clap?! Would it be better if we add the “Love Will Tear Us Apart” drum beat to it?!”"
Vice Record’s newest signee, the Japanese Motors, will be playing a free show at Glasslands (289 Kent) tomorrow at 8:30pm. And speaking of Colt 45, they’re giving them out for free from 10-11pm, so there’s no need to steal them from your local bodegas and run around hosting beauty pageants or anything. RSVP at viceland.com/japanesemotors, and if possible, sport a make-believe Williamsburg trend (like old Christmas sweaters) because they’ll be filming for vbs.tv.
Japanese Motors – Single Fins & Safetyp Pins MP3
Info from Vice; image by Dan Monick.
College Humor’s latest hilarious video “Awkward Rap” features a trio not unlike the Beastie Boys rappin’ about all things awkward – from saying “you too” when a waiter says “enjoy your food” to speaking too loud when the music cuts out – and it was all shot on our very streets! You’ll probably notice the club in the video is Coco66, the Greenpoint bar between Franklin and West St., but can anybody else identify some of these spots?
via College Humor
UPDATE: You can download the MP3 and then convert it to a cassette tape somehow for use on your Walkman, here.
The second video off her amazing self-titled debut.
Misha Calvert (image c/o YourNabe)
A few months ago, 25-year old Williamsburg resident Misha Calvert was arrested for stealing two 40-ounce bottles of Colt 45 from a local bodega. After being sentenced to the standard amount of community service, she managed to pitch the idea of a “Mr and Miss Williamsburg” contest to the judge, who approved to make the contest part of her community service. Her hope is that such a contest will counter apathy and create a uniting force in the Williamsburg community, because after all, she figured “why not put together something about a subject a lot of us are most passionate about: ourselves”.
At first glance, this all seemed a bit fishy. Colt 45? Hipsters? A beauty pageant? Viral marketing…cased closed. But strangely, Misha denied any and all rumors of any sinister marketing ploy behind the show. After the jump, see the gchat interview complete with entry requirements, her denial of a viral marketing ploy, and how you can sleep your way into the title of Mr and Miss Williamsburg 2008.
The contest will be held September 5th at 10 p.m., at Supreme Trading (213 N. 8th Street). Visit the pageant’s page on Going or join the event page on Facebook for more information. Want to enter? Email email@example.com!
How about we pray McCain poops his pants during his speech at the GOP convention instead. Would that be wrong? [hat tip Radar]
That’s Focus on the Family’s Stuart Shepard, explaining his call to prayer for a massive downpour during Barack Obama’s outdoor convention speech. Hoping “God decides that rain of biblical proportions would be a good idea,” Shepard beseeches like-minded individuals to ask their Savior to soak the Democratic nominee and his supporters.
Taking inspiration from the blog-to-book deal wunderkind Stuff White People Like (which just listed Facebook 12 days ago), Williamsburg’s own Stuff Hipsters Don’t Like is an ongoing archive listing things that hipsters just don’t get along with. It’s young, having only started about two weeks ago, but its charm is not yet it’s “stuff”, rather, the ever-familiar conflict that so many Williamsburg residents themselves face. I’ll let the author, Lola Wakefield, explain her “hipster dilemma”:
I began frequenting the local internet cafe and going to Tuesday night movie showings at McCarren, anxious to observe them in their natural setting. ‚”Oh the ridiculous hipsters,” I would think to myself, smiling on the inside. But then something unexpected happened – I began to encounter people who described me – ME!- as a hipster. ‚”Nonsense,” I thought. But I began to worry that what they said was true.
So far, her journey deep into identifying, or denying, her inner hipster do-not-wants include smiling, being spontaneously photographed, and the hipsters themselves. I’m looking forward to seeing extensive listings including bananas, switching guitar hero guitars with rock band’s and vice versa, and Pabst Blue Ribbon bottles, but we’ll just have to wait. Lola, keep us updated. Oh, and if YOU have photographs of hipsters not liking things send them over to El Dubs at firstname.lastname@example.org, and tell ‘em FREEwilliamsburg sent ya.
follow closely at Stuff Hipsters Don’t Like