Sunday, November 27, 2005

Stephen Colbert - I am putting you on notice... 

until you put it in me. Deep.

Should you not do so in an as yet to be determined amount of time, you will be officially dead to me.

Thursday, November 24, 2005


I'm just sayin'.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Ms. Subway says... 

if you take up more than one seat on the subway, and you're not fat, you're a dick.

And thus starts the list of what makes one a dick. I welcome suggestions as to other measures of, um, dickiness.

Hotter than a Pregnant Cow. 

William Finn. Genius. Amazing songwriter. Latest thing: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Saw a couple of great singers perform his music at Rose's Turn tonight. Great place for Cabaret in New York.

But even greater: Marie's Crisis. Super gay piano bar. Home of obscure musical tunes. It put me to shame. I thought I knew my musicals, but OH, was I so wrong.

They did indulge me in an "Oliver" medley, and I acquired two new gay boyfriends.

Gay piano bars RULE.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

My new mantra - now and forever. 

For those who don't know, this is Kathleen Hanna. She's in Le Tigre. Look at my list of links and click on theirs. They rule.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

A Shout Out for some of my favorite female artists! (in no particular order) 

-D'aria Rose and Athena! The most beautiful sister team in San Francisco, they're the dancers and back-up singers of Triple Cobra, one of the best new rock bands to hit the city by the bay! The lovely and imaginative ladies are fun to watch and are an important part of the amazing spectacle that is this band (Oh, and Attiss, Clitty, Ryan and Bill are no slouches either). I miss them a bunch. If any of you out there are ever anywhere near this band when they're playing a gig, you MUST attend. Especially if you like Champagne.

-Nina Antze (my mom!) She's a supreme quiltmaker who is the leader in quilting software. She also does some amazing botanical drawings. She continues to inspire me and she rules - as a mother AND an artist!

-Carolyn Alroy! This wonderfully talented woman and good friend of mine has released her first full length CD with the appropriate title of "Gorgeous Enormous". Sparse and beautiful tunes, and a delicious cover of "Helter Skelter". She'll have a site soon and it will be placed in my permanent links. But in the meantime, give a listen at CD Baby. She'll be playing a gig soon in New York, so keep an eye out for her!

-Lauren Curtis! Jersey based Lauren is cool as hell. She not only creates amazing art and illustrations, she sells gothic and wiccan gifts and crafts. She also has amazingly long nails that inspire strange men to buy her drinks. We plan to conquer the world with our deviled egg plan!

- Cherokee. I don't know her, but I'm kind of in love with her. She's in a cool band called Honor Among Thieves and she's bad ASS and beautiful. We had a special moment that I am sure she has quickly forgotten. But it will hold a place in my heart forever. Go to their site. Look at her pictures.

-Margrit Eichler! A jewel of San Francisco, Margrit is an incredible songwriter and her band is True Margrit , also featuring talented musicians Gary Hobish and Andrew Bacon. They're not women, but whatev. Seaworthy is their new CD. Go to their site and check it out. I miss being able to see them now that I am not in SF, but I hope they come to New York soon. If they are on a coast near you, GO SEE THEM!

-Iris Alroy! One of my greatest friends in the Bay Area that I miss dearly. One of the most creative persons ever and a beautiful woman. Her art is all over the map, and you can see some of it here.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005


Yesterday I visited the Starbucks in Times Square as I had some time to kill before a job interview and it's the only place to hang out. First thing I saw when I walked in was a sign advertising the holiday drinks. Here's how it went down:

Me (to the guy behind the counter): Peppermint Mocha or Gingerbread Latte?

Him: Well, it kinda depends what you like and..

Me: Say I've got a gun to your head.

Him: Well, I'm kind of a gingerbread man myself. (yeah, he really said that)

So I got the gingerbread latte. Which, according to Bill Maher, makes me an asshole.

But the real reason I'm a dick is that I paid over $4 dollars for a coffee. I can pay that for a Brooklyn Lager at my favorite Lower East Side bar.

It was a good drink. However, if a coffee drink is going to cost 4 bucks, it should come with a shot of something. Like dignity.

(PS - For those in NY, the bar in question is Max Fisch. Go there! But never on a weekend night)

(PPS - for those not in NY, Starbucks is very popular here as it's one of the very few places to get a decent cup o' joe in this town)


Hello everyone!

Now that I am in New York and a little more settled, I am officially debuting my new and improved blog space. New in the sense that you all can post a comment. Improved in the sense that I will be writing on it daily. Or at least several times a week.

I should have started this a lot sooner. I moved to New York from San Francisco in March and it's been a hell of a ride to say the least. Most of you know what's been happening and it would be hard to catch up on all my misadventures here in this gi-normous city.

But I can say that I am currently living in Washington Heights, which is heavy on the DR (translation, a Dominican Republican neighborhood) and I have to move at the end of the year. I've been working a Broadway musical and there is so much to tell except that I would never work in this town again should I decide to share.

Here's a few things I have learned about living in New York:

1) The way to gauge a New York accent is to have someone say "Port Authority".

2) If you're a hipster walking the streets of NY it will automatically be assumed that you have a trust fund, that you bought your John Deere cap at Brooklyn Industries, and that you have a job at a coffee shop in Williamsburg as a way of "slumming it".

3) Broadway is the Hollywood of theater.

4) Cockroaches rule.

5) There are more actors than cockroaches in this town. (I kid the actors because I love)

6) "Fuck you" means hello.

7) There is little to no room for vulnerability.

There are probably more that I can list, but I don't want to make anyone read any more than they have to in this crazy short attention span world that we live in.

This city kicks my ass sometimes, but I love it. Like one would love a partner who keeps trying to tell them to go away. Sometimes I feel like I am getting constant rejection from New York. But because of that I say:

Fuck YOU New York! I'm here to stay!

Peace out,

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