Photo by G.
New York! If you are looking for something cool to do on May 1, 2010 (May Day!), look no further. German singer Isengart is performing Elvis Presley songs on May 1, 2010 at Joe’s Pub (at 9:30 PM)! Isengart’s voice is definitely a gift from the gods as he will take you on a musical journey from cabaret to new wave and back again. I’ve seen Isengart several times live, and I think he’s really fantastic. Get your tickets here immediately as the show is sure to sell out! You will not only be entertained, but you will definitely leave with a huge smile on your face. Tell him G sent ya!
Photos by G.
St Vincent's Hospital in New York 1849 - 2010.
It was a sad day in New York City today as St. Vincent’s Hospital closed its doors for the final time. The hospital has been around since 1849 and treated a lot of the victims from the September 11, 2001 inside job tragedy as well as being a pioneer in the treatment of HIV when the asshole politicians of this country were denying the existence of the disease. The hospital closed due to financial problems and sadly, 3,500 employees were laid off as well. Somehow Wall Street stays open and an institution designed to save lives closes. Sad, sad, sad.
Well wishers expressed their gratitude on a sign in front of the now closed hospital.
St. Vincent's Hospital - RIP
Photo taken with my hand.
Ron Livingston and G!
As someone who worships the movie “Office Space,” you can imagine my delight when I had an encounter with actor Ron Livingston the other day on the streets of Manhattan. Livingston has also starred in a string of films and TV shows and one of my favorites was Sex in the City, where he played Jack Berger, who famously broke up with Carrie Bradshaw over a Post-It note. I thank Mr. Livingston for being super cool and for portraying legendary characters that I still enjoy to this day.
Photos by G. Art by Mark Ryden.
Mark Ryden: The Gay 90s Olde Tyme Art Show now at the Paul Kasmin Gallery in NYC through June 5, 2010.
For all New York art lovers, here’s a show you will not want to miss. Mark Ryden‘s latest exhibition: The Gay 90s Olde Tyme Art Show is now showing at the Paul Kasmin Gallery in Chelsea. The opening reception was held on April 29, 2010 and I was there to catch all of the action. You can read about my encounter with this amazing artist here. For those who do not know Mark Ryden’s work (and don’t worry, this art wanker won’t judge you either way), he incorporates the simple and the psychedelic seamlessly throughout his work. As you can see in the image above, a beautiful little girl is being served beef through a meat-grinder and is being served by Abraham Lincoln! For those really detached from the art world, Ryden designed Michael Jackson’s “Dangerous” album cover, which is something I can stare at for hours and still notice new things in it. I encourage you to check out his website and peruse his work. I can almost guarantee that you’ll become an instant fan of Ryden’s whimsical and wacky world. UPDATE: Click here to read The Worley Gig’s review of this opening. It’s a great read (and I’m not just saying that because there are G shout outs in it).
The Gay 90s.
See more pictures of Mark Ryden’s work as well as a picture of the artist on opening night.
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Photo taken with my hand.
Elizabeth Harper of Class Actress and G.
After Class Actress played an amazing opening set for VV Brown on April 28, 2010, I was fortunate enough to meet lead singer Elizabeth Harper of the soon to be massive group. She was extremely cool when I talked to her and though the press has been calling her “Brooklyn’s very own Madonna,” the difference is, Elizabeth Harper is totally nice and is not mean to fans. I am really digging their music right now and if you click on this link, you can get a taste for yourself from our good friends at RCRD LBL as they have posted a legal mp3 of “Careful What You Say.” I can only be so careful as to say this: Elizabeth Harper is a class act! Thanks again!