What Choire said. Horrendous night for the Sox, but oh, that 7th inning stretch!
(Also redemptive: Soxaholix at Yankee Stadium last night: “Fuck yeah, like we’re all buddies and shit
So I reply, a bit too loudly, ‘I’ve been a Yankees fan ever since Daddy first fucked me.’ The man seemed angry. He turned away.”)
That time of summer again, when we spend our days reading about baseball, and our nights watching it. For your browsing pleasure, pointers to must-reading in advance of three games of Red Sox-Yankees at the Stadium: the ever-playful Yanksfan vs. Soxfan, and the ever-genius Soxaholix.
· Yanks Fan vs. Sox Fan [yanksfansoxfan.typepad.com]
· Soxaholix [Soxaholix.com]
Another recent discovery: Fodor’s has started an interesting travel weblog called Right This Way, written by a group of its contributors. Entries are short and sweet.
· Right This Way [fodors.com]
Does this space now exist for the sole purpose of flogging new blogs? (Ask yourself: did it ever do anything else?) We greet this new week with the official launch of Gothamist Arts, authored in large part by the Jen/Janelle braintrust. Huzzahs &c.
· Gothamist Arts and Events [Gothamist]
Lost in an abyss the size of midtown last week, forgot to note the newest weblog from the Rojas empire: Joystiq. Worth a visit, at least to mouse over the logo.
· Joystiq [Joystiq.com]
JVG gets to know burn-your-CDs-for-you service RipDigital.
· It’s Like iTunes for the Lazy And/Or Foolish! [JVG]
From Russell Shorto’s The Island at the Center of the World:
The island spawned taverns and breweries with remarkable speed — at one point in its early years, one quarter of its buildings were devoted to making or selling alcohol. The “bar scene” seems to have rivaled anything New York City could boast today (and, ironically enough, would occupy the same general downtown quadrant that accounts for much of today’s nightlife.)
To be young and in 1640.
· The Island at the Center of the World [Amazon]
What genius at Gawker decided against sending Slower to last night’s Phish concert at Coney Island’s Keyspan Park? Some say biggest missed opportunity ever. In his stead, a few impressionistic glimpses:
Needless to say, a good time was had by all.
· 06/17/04 KeySpan Park, Brooklyn, NY [PhantasyPhish]
Eff Franz Ferdinand and that secret afterparty tonight at blah blah blah. We’re off to the start of Phish‘s farewell tour at Coney Island this eve. Apropos, Friend Ellie forwards this touching link.
· My son’s 2 Phish Tickets Tweeter Mansfield 8/11 sec.11: My idiot son wrecked my car, now I’m sellin his tickets [eBay]
In the past couple of weeks, I’ve received text messages on my cellphone from three friends that were part of the second wave of Friendster in fall/winter 2003in other words, friends I’d never have expected to receive text messages from. I think it’s safe to say that texting has at long last jumped into the mainstream in NYC.
I also received the above message from a wag who sent it via his Treo 600. Alas, he may have a point.