Street art speaks for the masses.

Posted by The G on September 30, 2009 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Fuck The Recession.  Artist Unknown.  Photo by G.

Fuck The Recession. Art by Christopher Lee Sauve. Photo by G.


Posted by The G on September 29, 2009 under G Reviews | 2 Comments to Read

Photo by G.

A Massive Madonna Poster in Times Square.

A Massive Madonna Poster in Times Square.

Today is the day.  Her Madgesty is releasing a 2-CD set of greatest hits (read: 2 tracks you don’t have for $20) as well as a beefy 47-track double DVD collection of videos.

What are you getting?

I admit it.  I’m getting them both.  I think the DVD has a pretty great tracklist and long after Madonna stopped making good music, she still made great videos.  Also, I really want the cover art for both packages as it’s done by one of my favorite artists, Mr. Brainwash.  I couldn’t really care about the 2-cd set as I have all of the albums, and I’ve steered clear of hearing the 2 new tracks.  Why?  Because I don’t really care anymore.  I think because Madonna has been around since I was a kid, I’ll probably always stay interested in what she has to say – out of nostalgia and hope for legendary tracks, but I think like all of the titans before her – her glory years are long behind her.  And like other titans who are still trying to prove themselves – why bother?  You had a great run.  You’re a legend and now you are just tarnishing the perfection of your golden period.  You can’t possibly need more money?  There’s not much left out there you haven’t already accomplished.  Feel free to prove us all wrong Madonna, but sometimes we need to call a spade just that.  I speak on behalf of all your die-hard fans who are way too pussified to say anything negative because the scope of their vision to see these flaws is not quicker than a ray of light.  According2g, that’s what I think.

And you?  Leave your comments here.  If you leave them on Facebook, they will be swallowed up in the annals of the matrix, and no one will be able to hear your voice.  Let it be heard.  Plus, you never know when Madonna might be reading this site…

Fever Ray – Live At Webster Hall

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All photos by G.

Karin Dreijer Andersson of Fever Ray.

Karin Dreijer Andersson of Fever Ray.

I had no idea what to expect when I went to the first of 2 sold out shows by Fever Ray at Manhattan’s Webster Hall on September 28, 2009. I know that lead singer Karin Dreijer Andersson was formerly in The Knife and I know that she’s pretty well known for dressing up in strange costumes on stage. As far as the rest of it, I decided to let the band do their job and turn a complete stranger into a fan.  Mission accomplished!

At the stroke of 10 pm when Fever Ray hit the stage, these weird figures in strange costumes appeared on stage and when the thumping tribal electronic music started pulsing, we were treated to a laser lights show that Pink Floyd would tip their hats to.  The smoke and lasers engulfed the room and at times, it felt like I was starring in my own version of Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s Relax music video.  It’s no wonder that their self titled album is already a shoe in for most best of the year album lists.  Also, Time Out New York has named this show one of the hottest tickets in town this week and it’s easy to see how both nights of this spectacle have sold out.

See some of the amazing lighting after the jump.

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New G-shirts Available!

Posted by The G on September 28, 2009 under Artsy Fartsy, The G Spot | Read the First Comment

In addition to writing your favorite blog, writing your favorite book and writing your favorite songs, I also design your favorite G-Shirts. I’ve created a few new ones:

“Walking Billboard”
“Art Wanker”
“2 Deep 2 B a Sheep”

make custom gifts at Zazzle

G Meets Carrie Fisher!

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All photos taken with G’s hand.

Not the greatest angle for G and Carrie Fisher!

Not the greatest angle for G and Carrie Fisher!

Here’s a sentence I am elated to say:  I met and took my picture with Princess Leia at Studio 54!

Carrie Fisher is performing a 1-woman show called “Wishful Drinking” at the Roundabout Theater in the legendary Studio 54.  The show is based on her hilarious book of the same title and both will have you on the ground laughing from start to finish. She tells how she became an alcoholic and drug addict by telling hilarious stories from growing up with Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher as her parents to getting cast in Star Wars, playing Princess Leia, the success of the film, how the experience of seeing her likeness as a pez dispenser, blow up doll etc. can really mess with your head, to marrying Paul Simon.  You cannot even begin to imagine how many insane things this woman has seen and done in her brief 52 year life.  She was also married to a homosexual (and had a kid with him) and a person (also gay) died in her bed recently.  She’s publicly spoken out about being Bipolar and her picture is even in textbooks about the disorder.  Wow!  You can read more about the show and get tickets here.

As a life long fan of the Star Wars movies, it was incredible to see her open up on some insider stories about the films (like the fact that George Lucas didn’t allow her to wear a bra because he said “they don’t have bras in space.  If they did, it would choke the women to death because there’s no gravity”) and even recited her infamous scene from Star Wars where she delivers a message via videogram inside R2 to Obi Wan Kenobi about why R2D2 and C3p0 need to be delivered safely to Alderan!

I recommend this show if you are interested in any of the above things because she talks about all of them in length.  The show runs until January, 2010, so get your tickets before it’s too late!

See a couple more pix after the jump.

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