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Archive for February, 2009
Takeshi Murata has been heralded as a video innovator by allowing for errors and glitches to transform the aesthetics of his work. Tonight, Murata will be speaking and screening his new work at EAI, another innovative art and technology organization dedicated to the preservation of media arts.
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We’re looking for bloggers who *ideally* live in the neighborhood to cover local events, pop culture, and all other things not related to Chris Brown and Lindsay Lohan. Experience with MovableType and Photoshop are definitely a plus. Clips are helpful. Write us at mail[at]freewilliamsburg[dot]com.
Robert Lanham has a new article posted over on The Huffington Post:
“With all due respect to the president, he shouldn’t have his arms and feet blocking the aisle,” said Boehner, who sustained minor injuries. “Everyone knows he’s lanky.”
“If you ask me,” Boehner continued, “this liberal concept of reaching across the aisle is dangerous. We need to keep those aisles clear. What if there was a fire and people needed a clear passage to the exits? We need to refocus our energies on tax cuts, not liberal spending and aisle-reaching.” [...]
This wasn’t Obama’s first aisle-related mishap. Last week, his administration faced a major setback when New Hampshire Republican, Sen. Judd Gregg, announced that he would be withdrawing his nomination as Commerce secretary. Citing “irresolvable conflicts,” Gregg insisted that Obama needs to reach out further if post-partisanship is to be achieved.
There are simply no aisles in the Oval Office” explained Gregg on Meet the Press. “And, unfortunately, that’s where the president and I conducted most of our business. He did reach across his desk once or twice to shake my hand, but we were essentially standing right next to each other,” said Gregg. Like a growing number of GOP lawmakers, Gregg has criticized the president’s efforts at post-partisanship as inflated rhetoric.
“When he reached over to me across the desk, his arm was bent at the elbow,” said Gregg with obvious irritation. “If Obama really respected my point of view, his arm would have been fully extended, preferably across some type of passageway separating opposing rows of chairs.”
You can read it all here.
It’s taken five years to complete, but the collaboration between Squeak E. Clean ad DJ Zegon, and their friends, friends of friends and musical heroes has arrived. Dozens of musicians have collaborated for N.A.S.A.‘s The Spirit of Apollo which hits record stores tomorrow, and features guests like David Byrne, Seu Jorge, Spank Rock, M.I.A., Santogold, and Nick Zinner, Tom Waits, and Lykke Li (and A LOT, LOT more).
Here’s the trailer, which should give you an excellent idea of what to expect:
Deer Tick at the Bowery
I’ve got to say this was the perfect prelude to another New York Valentine’s day. By that I mean, happiness is a boy who sings about heartbreak and sweet sweet love in the middle of an urban jungle of delights that is this city. That said, I will try my hardest not to be a cynic on this wonderful/depressing day- but I’m not making any promises.
Brooklyn’s The Wait opened the night with a Creedence Clearwater meets The Ramones ditty. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again- I’m loving the whole long haired 70s thing going on with the boys these days. Pure yummy. I got a chance to talk to singer/guitarist Joseph after the show. Turns out he’s my regular bartender at Clem’s who I couldn’t recognize while holding a guitar. So stop in and have a cocktail, and maybe you’ll be lucky enough to get a serenade.
Next was a band from Boston. I, well, I was busy taking whiskey shots which I swore off a few weeks ago- so yeah, they were from Boston.
And the whiskey, just the better to hear you with Mr. Tick. Setting the mood for the lonely with favorites like ‘Little White Lies’, the spirit was lifted when John J. McCauley exclaimed to the crowd that if you came with someone special it was time to sneak your hand in their back pocket for ‘Spend the Night’. Highlight of the night was definitely the crowd sing-a-long of ‘Ashamed’, with a somber closing encore of ‘Christ Jesus’ coming in a close second. You said it Chris Pollack, ‘it was all a dream’.
Now, I’m off to enjoy my Ballantines…
by Nicole Wasilewicz
i designed a set of valentines, woohoo! i was going to put them up for sale online, but then decided that since the economy is in a state of such deep suckage i would spread the love and give them all away for free in order to ensure that people have a little something to give to their friends, enemies, lovers, moms, coworkers, neighbors, secret crushes or total strangers on the subway.
i have scattered 22 packets of cards around town, all hidden within plain sight. if you’d like to go hunting for some, you can use this handy map to guide you. let me know if you find one!