Author Archives: Pierre

The View From My Window

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The Baltic Firecracker

It was a Sunday night birthday party on the Lower East Side. Dainty morsels were spread on the table, less dainty mademoiselles rolled about in wild abandon under the table, in the glare of the video camera’s light. No Paris … 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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Music For The Masses

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

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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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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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A Poor Excuse To Be Late For Beer

I did not overhear what prompted the comment, nor did I hear what the reply was. No matter; some phrases carry the weight of full paragraphs, and this is one of them. A poor excuse to be late for beer. … Continue reading

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Feel The Thrill Of An Extra Ball

The Monopoly pinball machine is not new (it came out in 2001), but that was the first time I saw one. Tucked away in the corner by the backstage door at Southpaw, it glowed and glittered in the darkened room, … Continue reading

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I Wanna Be Your Kazoo!

“I wanna be your kazoo!” a member of the audience shouted at Erika Simonian in the middle of her set at Galapagos Thursday night. She was busy intertwining said kazoo with her microphone cord, to hold it in place for … Continue reading

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Rodents and Philology

I mentioned to Linus in email that in my earlier ramblings on mice and men I had actually left out one layer, which had put me on the track of musculus: in older French slang, a bulge on the biceps … Continue reading

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