Monthly Archives: November 2003

Gabba Gabba Doh!

Tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. the City makes the corner of East 2nd Street and Bowery into something special by renaming it Joey Ramone Place. It’s nice when they do something right. Of course, they nearly didn’t. We have from The … Continue reading

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Glenn Patscha Little Big Band

Those familiar with the downtown New York music scene will be familiar with Glenn through his work with –among others– Ollabelle, from whom he borrows several of his players. At the Living Room last night, he played a pump organ … Continue reading

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The Stammer of the Greasepaint

The play I’m in, “The Good Faith,” opened November 20th at La MaMa ETC in the East Village. This is about that. 11/20 – The other six guy actors, plus the two musicians, D.D. the choreographer, and Harold the director, … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

Peace on Earth, good will to . . . wait, that’s the other one. Never mind that, then. Thanks be for good company, good food, and all the gifts that surround us. And pass the gravy.

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The Sounds of Silence

Samichlaus Bier is no longer the strongest beer in the world – that honor belongs to Dogfish Head‘s World Wide Stout – but it’s still the world’s strongest lager, tipping the glass at an astonishing 14% alcohol. Samichlaus is a … Continue reading

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Music For The Masses

Out of the Gene Pool philosophizes on the subject of “music quality, lack thereof”.

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‘A Was a Man, All in All

News coverage on NPR (no TV here in Pepperland) has been grave and respectful on this anniversary of JFK’s assassination. Something about the combination of emerging detail – new eyewitness accounts 40 years in? C’mon, it’s just silly, where have … Continue reading

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The Mermaid Scared The Fishes Away

Julie Atlas Muz is the mermaid, but the lucky fishes in the Coral Room’s aquarium do not seem to appreciate their good fortune. Dressed in various, multicolored, pisciform outfits and fetching pince-nez, she prances and cavorts amid the fleeing, horizontally-challenged … Continue reading

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The Show’s the Thing

Opening night! I’m butterflies. Hot bath to relax and hydrate the throat, and off we go. The trick is not to think of Michael Jackson (ewww) – who, at last check, hung with the Santa Barbara law for all of … Continue reading

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Kant, Heidegger and Derrida Walk Into A Bar

Three Philosophers is the latest strong ale from Brewery Ommegang, in Cooperstown, NY. It walked into a bar last night, into the Blind Tiger Ale House to be exact. Billed as a “quadrupel”, which is just a Flemish way of … Continue reading

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