The Black and White Project: Day 44: May 10, 2011
For Day 44 of the Black and White Project, I felt a visit to the grounds of the New York Hall of Science was necessary. Of course, management has made several changes to the grounds — including making it much more modern kid friendly with tons of bells and whistles that I wish they had when I was a boy. The Hall of Science was pretty much one of those annual trips like going to the Bronx Zoo...
Album Review: White Mystery's Blood & Venom
Photo by: Diane Alexander White White Mystery Blood & Venom Release Date: April 20, 2011 Track Listing White Mystery Snack Culture Blood &Venom Pumpkin Creme Smoke Good Girl Birthday Party Dead Inside 1985 Kickin’ My Ball Personnel Alex White – guitar and vocals Francis White – drums and backing vocals Despite their curly, fiery red hair, the Chicago, Illinois-based sibling duo of Alex...
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The Black and White Project: Day 43: May 9,...
Day 43 of the Black and White Project had me on Roosevelt Island. I had wanted to take a few photos of the abandoned ruins of a smallpox hospital that dates back to the mid 19th Century but unfortunately, it wasn’t easy to actually find, and when I found it — or at least, thought I found it — I couldn’t easily get to the ruins to take any photos at all. Still, it was a...
Album Review: BNLX'S BNLX EP # 5
BNLX BNLX EP #5 Susstones Records Track Listing Burn the Boats Back in Your Hole Garbage Strike It Was a Good Day Personnel E.A. (Ed Ackerson) A.A. (Ashley Ackerson) Knobby Blinky Emerging late last year with a fog of mystery regarding who – or what – was in their band, the members of the Minneapolis, Minnesota and Newfoundland, Canada-based quartet identified themselves with...
The Black and White Project: Day 42: May 8, 2011
Day 42 of the Black and White Project and these two photos were taken as I was taking my mom out to dinner for Mother’s Day. This particular practice has had the same sign for at least 25 years. Boneless wings anyone? For these photos and the photos of the project up to date, check out the Flickr set here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/yankee32879/sets/72157626259696549/
Check out this blistering live recording of the Chicago-based duo White Mystery performing “Blood and Venom” from the album of the same name, recorded by the folks at Giant System at the White Haus.
The Black and White Project: Day 41: May 7, 2011
So I wound up at two different parties on Saturday, the 41st day of my Black and White Project. The first was at a high school friend’s house party where I stayed for a couple of hours before heading to meet up with my friend J for a party at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, which I must admit was pretty cool. There’s something about wandering around a museum with alcohol and...
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The Black and White Project: Day 40: May 6, 2011
After running an errand near Union Square Park, Day 40 of the Black and White Project involved a bit of a leisurely walk from Union Square West where I saw some organization trying to promote a Tango-based event. Yes, Tango. And from Union Square West, I walked down Broadway until East Eighth Street where I made a left and walked past the Astor Place/Cooper Square Cube Statue, one of those hideous...
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Zombie Fight and Dying in Motion at ABC No Rio...
I was 17 or 18 when I went to my first and only all ages punk rock matinee hosted in a local junior high school auditorium. I had gone with one of my closest friends and early concert buddy Jill. The headlining act was an extremely local band – they were from the neighborhood, actually – by the name of Downpore. I still vividly remember this but the band managed to have their band’s sticker...
The Black and White Project: Day 39: May 5, 2011
So on Day 39 of the project and these photos were taken as I was commuting back and forth between midtown Manhatttan, New York, Manhasset, New York and back to Queens. So the photos in today’s set are entirely random and done in a haphazard, almost guerrilla-style. By the way, if you want people to really look at you oddly in New York, pull out a camera and start taking photos of something...
The Black and White Project: Day 38: May 4, 2011
The few pictures of Day 38 of my Black and White Project occurred both before and during the Roots’ fantastic (and admittedly kind of odd) set at Studio Square in Astoria, Queens, NYC. A pitcher of Hofbrau a day will keep the doctor away — or something like that. I enjoy dark beer and I enjoy large amounts of it, I must admit. So this was consumed during the Roots show (and...
The Black and White Project: Day 37: May 3, 2011
So for Day 37 of the Black and White Project, I wanted to capture some every day New York City scenes with every day people — and considering that most of today’s photos were taken during my lunch break, I didn’t have a whole lot of time to seek out the most interesting things that would capture my eye. But I did capture some of the following … Two ping pong tables were...
DeRobert and the Half-Truths at Southpaw 4/30/11
As my friend J and I were walking to Brooklyn Bowl to catch the Outerborough Brass Band and Rebirth Brass Band show after a quick bite to eat, J asked me if I had heard of a Nashville-based soul act by the name of DeRobert and the Half-Truths. I had to admit that I hadn’t. J told me that she had first found out about them by hearing their song “Too Busy” on WeFunk Radio and...