Archive for August, 2009
We ask because he/she is suddenly everywhere. I can’t remember the first time I saw the tag (late last year?) but in recent days there seems to be a Dick Chicken tag on every block in Williamsburg and Bushwick. He even has a girlfriend who’s making the rounds: Pussy Ham.
Now, in our favorite appearance yet, an homage to Dick Chicken by Justin Mair just made an appearance in our inbox. It’s a long exposure photo, shot in McCarren Park Pool. Mair says he uses flashlights to draw his “light graffiti” and didn’t use Photoshop to embellish:
Check out more light graffiti by Mair here and a gaggle of Dick Chickens after the jump.
And we thought he was a liberal. Looks like we’ll be skipping our trip to Whole Foods tonight.
the last thing our country needs is a massive new health-care entitlement that will create hundreds of billions of dollars of new unfunded deficits and move us much closer to a government takeover of our health-care system. Instead, we should be trying to achieve reforms by moving in the opposite direction — toward less government control
Christ…. who else is going to die this summer?
Lester William Polfuss, known as Les Paul (June 9, 1915 — August 13, 2009) was an American jazz guitarist and inventor. He was a pioneer in the development of the solid-body electric guitar which “made the sound of rock and roll possible.” His many recording innovations included overdubbing, delay effects such as “sound on sound” and tape delay, phasing effects, and multitrack recording. He is often credited as being the ‘father of modern music’.
So the media is in full sha-wing over this subway flasher story, with headlines ranging from the Village Voice’s Have You Seen… Stroker on the #3, the Post’s Lazy Cop Is A Jerk, and 1010 Win’s Woman Jerked Around By Cop?. Who comes up with these things, and why isn’t there a reality show competition yet? Luckily for us, HuffPo threw them into a poll gauntlet so we all can happily vote for the best ourselves…no need for Survivor: New York Post Headline Dept. yet.
As we lament the ongoing transformation of New York into a giant collection of Chipotles, Pinkberrys, and board-run mini-chains, we were delighted to discover that the husband and wife duo of James & Karla Murray are doing their part to record its vanishing history. They recently published a great book called “Store Front — The Disappearing Face of New York” featuring hundreds of photos of New York’s vanishing storefront facades.
Store Front ‚Äì The Disappearing Face of New York is a visual guide to New York City’s timeworn storefronts, a collection of powerful images that capture the neighborhood spirit, familiarity, comfort and warmth that these shops once embodied. Almost all of these businesses are a reflection of New York’s early immigrant population, a wild mix of Irish, Germans, Jews, Italians, Poles, Eastern Europeans and later Hispanics and Chinese.
The variety is immense from Manhattan’s Yonah Schimmel Knish Bakery and Katz’s Delicatessen to the Jackson Heights Florist in Queens, Court Street Pastry in Brooklyn, D. D’Auria and Sons Pork Store in the Bronx and the De Luca General Store on Staten Island. And as the Murray’s stunning, large format photographs make patently clear, the face of New York is etched in their facades.
Oh how we’ve missed her. From Gawker:
The show is said to be seeking Asian females, 25-29, to play a character who mirrors Ferrell’s penchant for using sex and faked medical conditions to elicit sympathy and cash from gullible guys. [Note: we took out the specifics from the description because our tipster is afraid that revealing details might cost them their job] ….
there’s “no word yet on whether or not she will be giving Jack McCoy a hand job with her mouth.”
image: The Hipster Grifter paper foldable
Cale Parks, the genius drummer boy behind indie faves Aloha and White Williams, has been doing the solo thing and we just can’t get enough. The newest EP, To Swift Mars, has been playing soundtrack to our dreamy (read: make believe) summertime love affairs with bike messengers. I got a chance to catch up with Greenpoint’s own Parks about his love for synth sound, Broadcast, and Brooklyn– so keep your eye out for the interview in the next few days.
Recently coming off tour with Passion Pit, Cale kicks off his next tour with Lemonade at Santos Party House on August 18th, and we’ve got a pair of tickets for one lucky reader!
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