We found a rooster outside our door last night! We actually took him in for a night before taking him to a shelter. You mean you didn’t hear the crowing at 5:30am?! I’ve never heard anything so earth-shattering in my life.
Shit, I was warned about this. (JVG will really hate the giant report, with photos, from the 19th floor of the Surface Hotel, coming soon to this space.) Nonetheless, in a show of forming broad neighborhood coalitions, I will circulate in the East Village this evening, and the West Village tomorrow night. (Loyal readers are surely aware that locations above 14th are, sadly, verboten.)
· JVG.com Resolution [jvg.com]
· Second that Resolution [601am.com]
this, from a man who can’t spell my name correctly! The indignity! another rift healed!
A nifty virtual tour from Everything New York.
· Synagogues of the LES [everythingny.com]
What better antidote to CNN than live music? A brief ranking of the musicians we’ve caught so far during Spring Cleaning:
1) The always amazing Marc Ribot at Tonic late last night. (Not to mention the jazz combo earlier in the evening that covered “Love Sick” off Time Out of Mind.)
2) DJ spinning obscure ’80s tracks at Passerby late Monday night.
3) Random Irish bar band rocking the crowd at Flannery’s early Monday night.
4) Open-mic musicians getting their folk on at C-Note early last night.
Tonight: East Village dive night! Among our stops will be downstairs at Nevada Smith’s, where Darrah Carr Dance is hosting a benefit.
Internal Memos just gets better and better.
· Star Wars Figurines [internalmemos.com]
· Professionality at work [internalmemos.com]
Last night, Irish bar on 14th Street: At 8pm, one TV is tuned to Bush’s speech. Four other TVs are tuned to ESPN’s analysis of the NCAA men’s tournament bracket. Begs the thought that war might be more popular if it could be structured as a 64-country field.
Grant Barrett has written a brilliant analysis of East Village subway culture. Must-read.
· An Error More Useful Than Accuracy [worldnewyork.com]