On Sunday night, after walking most of the way down Manhattan, I went over to catch a show in the New York Clown Festival. I saw “Heidi and Nicole” at the Bindlestiff Open Stage show, and really enjoyed their act. I heard they were doing a full show as part of the festival.
The name of the show is Channel One, and the duo call themselves “James and J-F”.
I found their name, with a very male first name, quite confusing, considering the duo are Emily and Ishah (girls not boys).
On Friday night I went to see the New York Mets play the Atlanta Braves. The Mets lost. It was, however, a fun evening out.
On Saturday I rode my bike around Williamsburg. I tried to take in all the parks, ending up at a park by the East River in time to watch the sun set over Manhattan
That is my shadow.
The park by the river was hipster central. I had fun people-watching.
The Empire State Building. Of course.
Before going to watch a band play I decided to grab some food. The area has the same kind of chic cool as where I live back in Berlin. Except everything is twice as expensive as Berlin. However, good Thai food is worth the money.
After watching Nat Osborn and Co, I cycled up to have drinks at a friends house in Queens. You know, if you’re wondering why the route map showed me going so far North.
Guess what I’ve not done much this past week? Blogging. I’ve been working really hard on making my holiday awesome, and have fallen behind on posting photos and stories.
Get ready for a few smaller blog posts, each with a single topic. First up, some photos from a gig. Nat Osborn and the Diamond Allegory. I discovered that when shooting in god-awful green and red lighting, switching to black and white looks WAY cooler.
In my list of 50 goals and plans for 2010 I wrote “6.1 Write an album’s-worth of new songs and record them by the end of the year” which I’m interpreting as one song per month. Here is the song from July, although it’s very, very specific to my current life situation in September.
I included the lyrics in the video, as it is one of the faster and more complex songs I’ve written this year. I hope you like it, and I hope it makes sense to you.
Some random shots from the past week. I’ve been so busy I’ve fallen behind with the blogging quite a bit. Not just that, I’ve fallen behind just looking through the photos I’ve taken.
Hanging out and cooking at home.
After juggling at the Pratt Institute juggling meeting, I took the Manhattan Bridge to Manhattan and back. It is the worst ever place for taking photos at night. There is loads of netting on the walkways on both sides, and every time a train or truck goes past, the entire structure wobbles, which makes using a tripod just as useless as not.
The Brooklyn Bridge from the Manhattan Bridge.
I hung out in Prospect Park on Wednesday afternoon, reading a book. This lake has many turtles.
On Thursday I rode through Central Park. I like Prospect Park better.
I met and interviewed one of my favorite people from internet land, David Friedman from Ironic Sans.
The butterscotch chocolate cake from Magnolia Bakery is quite possibly the sweetest item of food I’ve ever eaten.
I saw the Flying Karamazov Brothers off-Broadway show. It was fun, if a bit dated.
Some of my cycling routes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.