This song is going through my mind as I get ready to set sail across the Atlantic.. or what direction will we go to get to England. I've heard some flights go over the North Pole. That would be great!
I want to do a tour of British music hot spots. Pretty much all of my favorite bands are from the 60s/70s and British: Beatles, Kinks, Zombies, Clash, Supergrass, Small Faces, The Animals...Talking Heads
Since we are heading to London in two days, I thought I'd better put up some New York pictures before they are irrelevant. I have special attachment to the Big Apple, but returning I always get a flashback of how difficult it was to live there.
From the airport straight to Harlem The cab ride turned in to a really long ride with traffic.
I put on some Kings of Convenience to revel in the nostalgia.
NYC certainly has Los Angeles nailed as far as architecture goes.
Rehearsal space at a nice brownstone in Harlem.
We all sat in the kitchen downstairs talking about music while the violins were sorting things out above us. The owner of the brownstone is a drummer; he has a band that released an album called "Salt of the Earth." That pretty much sums it up.
Lipstick transfusion stat! Someone lost vital fluids on this coffee mug.
In the presence of greatness. Viva Supergrass.
Entering Williamsburg. Home of the mustache.
I personally think that we are over saturated with the current mustache trend.
But then I think one of the least attractive traits in a guy is trendiness. Is this a double standard?
En route to the Bronx
Switchboard at WFUV
Excellent rusty carpet
Rita Houston interviewed Elizaveta and listened to a set from the upcoming album.
Rita's voice was so soothing, I lapsed into a magical dream state.
I took off later that night to meet up with Caitlin AKA Geek the Sheik.
Cait and her friend Marcar (I'm a fan of that name) * I've later learned that his name was nowhere near Marcar, apparently I completely made that up, ha!
The stage at Dominion has a spiral staircase up to the artist lounge.
Dominion show, which I treated as a college reunion. Most of my good friends from school came out. It was fantastic and frantic seeing them all. So whirlwind that I didn't even get any pictures. Terrible! But my friend Kelly came all of the way from Philadelphia to spend 2 hours together before taking a train back to work in the morning. She's crazy and an irreplaceable friend.
The possibility of exploration always gets me out of my seat excited.
I will be visiting a good friend of mine who recently moved to Stockholm. She was Nader's friend and came to visit Cambodia on her birthday in 2008. We became friends immediately and stayed up every night talking until 2 or 3 am. We hatched the plan to take all of the kids to Angkor Wat. It was epic. I can't wait to see her!