Monthly Archives: October 2003

Jesus Put A Whoopee Cushion In My Truck
or The Diesel Only Showcase At The Lakeside Lounge

This is CMJ week, but some islands of insanity do manage to survive here and there. Diesel Only Records, right here in Brooklyn, is the home of such local country and Americana luminaries as Laura Cantrell, Amy Allison, Neil Cleary, … Continue reading

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Luscious Beers and Bubbly Women

In the past few years, Dogfish Head Brewery‘s famed World Wide Stout has been a cold-weather fixture in this part of the world. It is “the world’s strongest dark ale”, and at 21% alcohol it’s not hard to see why! … Continue reading

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Roosevelt Partway

A couple of days ago, I wrote about seeing a show by my painter friend Wayne Kral down in a gallery on 1st Street. At the time, I didn’t have the nod to run any images here for blog consumption. … Continue reading

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Elliott Smith died yesterday, apparently by his own hand. He was 34 years old.

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The Other Matrix, Reloaded

When Kurt Loder asked cyberpunk sci-fi writer William Gibson about file-sharing, this is what Gibson answered: “I suspect we’re at the end of an 80-year technological window during which it was possible for quite a lot of people to make … Continue reading

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Twist and Kral

Speaking of art: Friday afternoon, as the day Tut-Tutted and Looked Like Rain, I made it down to the La Mama Galleria for “In the Midst of the Firing Range,” the latest showing by my painter friend Wayne Kral. Wayne … Continue reading

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They Only Come Out At Night, Except In Hoboken

After the grueling session at Spuyten Duyvil just related by Linus, I did not wake up until well past noon. It was after 3 when I emerged from the PATH station at Hoboken, on my way to visit Mary Ann … Continue reading

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The Duyvil Made Me Do It

The new beer bar on Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg (at #359, across from Black Betty and near the corner of Havemeyer) is called Spuyten Duyvil, and it’s a great new addition to the shortlist of New York’s finer beverage establishments. … Continue reading

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No Milk Today?

Mothers Against Genetic Engineering (MAdGE) are mounting a campaign against genetically engineered food and organisms in New Zealand. This is their billboard. About which may I simply say “Yikes.” “New Zealanders are allowing a handful of corporate scientists and ill-informed … Continue reading

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American Vendor

In the course of editing yesterday’s post, I ran across the blog site of Harvey Pekar and family – Harvey, Joyce Brabner, and occasionally young Danielle post about public speaking, car repairs, accidentally eating before CAT scans, and getting Harvey … Continue reading

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