Category Archives: General Musings

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The Ravening Geek, Revealed

We’ve had several geek sightings lately hereabouts (me! me! me!). Since it’s 30 degrees out there and the East Village feels rather remote at this hour, it seems the perfect time to post this. Down here it’s warm, and everything … Continue reading

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Vote Early and Often

I keep meaning to mention that we’re nominated in the 2003 Weblog Awards hosted at the Wizbang blog. If you like what you read here, please go vote for Pepper of the Earth over there. There’s no registration, just click … Continue reading

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Ethan’s Last Stand

… make that Ethan Lipton‘s last “Calls the Shots” showcase at Low. Ariana, the booker at Low, is moving onward and who knows what the new flavor of the space will be; Ethan is having his last taste tonight, with … Continue reading

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A Little Touch of Alanis in the Night

In the middle of John Carpenter’s They Live, which was on TV in the bar tonight, I caught a commercial for Oxycontin. In this commercial, a lonely frowny cartoony guy takes a happy pill, and then he can hang out … Continue reading

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The View From My Window

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Ghouls on Film

I’m a bit slow getting pictures developed, which will be no surprise if you’ve ever seen me pay bills. The latest rolls back are from my night ride on the Temptress float in this year’s Village Halloween Parade. We’ve posted … Continue reading

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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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The Chicken and the Snowman

Clambering out of the cellars on Clinton Street this morning, I am met by the first snow of this year’s winter. It’s a tiny corner-of-the-eye snow, meagre, if not mean, and tentative. By the time I’m out of the subway … Continue reading

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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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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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