At around 3:30 on the morning after Halloween, two dozen twentysomething hipsters linger at a loft party in East Williamsburg. The kegs are dry, but die-hard stragglers are still dancing drunkenly in the main room. Dave Summers, a 29-year-old grad student at the Bank Street College of Education and one of the party’s hosts, has dressed as a cloud for the night — his baby-blue T-shirt and baseball cap covered in dozens of white cotton balls. While several guests have come as Sarah Palin, one is in a furry yellow duck costume. Another is Bill Murray’s character from the 1980 film Caddyshack.
Suddenly, one of Dave’s guests runs over to tell him: “The real Bill Murray just walked in the door.”
“You’re joking,” Dave scoffs.
“No, really, he’s here.” [...]
The whole scene is kind of goofy and light-hearted until a young male guest approaches Bill, who is probably his dad’s age, and says, “I think you’re making bad life choices.” [...]
Later, Dave found out that Bill had been party-hopping with the band MGMT, the hot Brooklyn duo featured on the November cover of Spin, after attending their concert at the Music Hall of Williamsburg that night. “There he was in my apartment, just having a good time like everybody else,” Dave says now, still amazed. “I felt something between excitement and incredulity that he was there–and that my party must be pretty fun because he didn’t just leave.”
Of course, if you have photos…WE NEED THEM. [Hap tip Rumproast]
We’ve raved about Flight of the Conchords before. If you’re in the dark, FOTC is a hilarious show on HBO, with New Zealanders who talk like Australians but don’t like being told that. They’re a band duo, trying to make it in this big city of ours. They also happen to shootaroundWilliamsburg from time to time.
Well, Season 1 ended a while back, and now season 2 is starting to creep back into our lives – with this Flight lip dub video contest! They’re asking fans to lip-synch the “‚”Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros” song, and then send it in to get included in a big fansterpiece of awesomeness.
For a whole slew of links, including lip dubs by the College Humor guys and My Damn Channel (Steve Agee, Nate Corddry, Kerri Kenney-Silver, A.D. Miles, and David Wain), visit BuzzFeed. For Mel’s instruction video, view below! Then, click through to FlightLipDub.com to enter! You’ve got till the end of January to get your groove on.
In case you missed that screening of Flow Monday night, the kind folks at Oscilloscope Pictures sent over two copies for us to giveaway. So, here we go. The first two emails I get saying “i want flow” wins! Ready, Set…….Flow! update: that’s it! no mas! thanks for playing. we’ll see you next year.
Here’s the trailer of the film, now available on DVD in a store near you:
Since everyone is sharing Christmas tracks on the music blogs, we thought we’d share our favorite naughty find: Kay Martin and the Bodyguards. AM, Then FM has three hilarious and oddly catchy songs from the 60′s diva available for download here. How can you not love a track called “Santa’s Doing the Horizontal Twist?!” As they point out, the tracks are from ‚”I Know What He Wants for Christmas (But I Don’t Know How to Wrap It),” which was released in 1962. It’s sadly out of print. If anyone knows where to find the rest of the record, let us know in comments. Christmas Yule Blog has some background on Kate here. And WFMU posted a few more Xmas tracks from Kay last year.
On another note, we’ve also been enjoying Bobby Roberts & His Orchestra’s – Holiday Music For Happy People. Christmas Yule blog has a clean vinyl rip available if you’re looking for some alternative holiday tunes. It’s guaranteed to please. If you know of any other nontraditional records available for download, let us know.
photo c/o urbanrusticnyc.com
Our friends at Urban Rustic over on North 12th Street have recently updated their grocery delivery list, as well as some other menu info (like their delectable selection of sandwiches, smoothies, and breakfast treats!). Check out the details here, or stop in and see for yourself. Or, if you are lazy/terrified of the cold weather, then at least be sure to phone them up and order fresh food ASAP!
Urban Rustic is located at 236 North 12th Street. Delivery area is as follows:
Jeff Rosenthal, co-founder of hip-hop comedy sketch site itsthereal.com, sent us an email this morning about the group’s new web video titled “Saved by the L: The New Class.” Reminds us of the Williamsburg: A Campus Guide we did this summer. It’s a “Message From the Brooklyn Tourism Board” featuring Williamsburg “hipsters” opining on how they “go hard” in Brooklyn, with the new Santogold/Jay-Z track “Brooklyn (Go Hard)” playing in the background.
via flickr user Tony Hanna
Shoe Mania, the just-off-the-L Union Square mega-store where everybody and their mother buys their shoes, might be shutting down due to fire code problems. A tipster wrote to Racked:
I was in Shoe Mania yesterday as I couldn’t miss their massive 50% off sale. I teased an employee about being overstocked and he admitted that the fire dept was shutting them down which lead to the huge sale. He didn’t say why but I’m assuming it was because of numerous violations. Just thought I would share.