I had a request to post my video of the extremely talented Tom Odell covering “Oh Darling” by The Beatles and it is my pleasure to do so. I didn’t know “Oh Darling” was going to be part of the set, so I was enjoying the song like every other concert goer when I realized, “Holy crap! This is great! I better get this on tape!” So apologies for missing the complete song, but you will definitely get the gist, and by the end of the video, you will never want to miss seeing Tom Odell when he comes to your town.
Speaking of Tom Odell, you can see him doing a Billy Joel cover (of “New York State of Mind”) which is also amazing HERE!
Since you all know that Duran Duran is one of my all time favorite bands, I will take advantage of any opportunity I have to be in their presence. I guess that makes me a Dur-man-ie. In this particular case, lead singer Simon LeBon was in town (and 3 blocks from my house!!!) He signed several of my favorite DD cds and happily took a photo with me! Simon’s been doing a bit of jet-setting lately as he was recently performing at the Cannes Film Festival in France and will be back at a benefit concert in England tomorrow. Needless to say, meeting Simon again made my night and I just want to express my gratitude for countless songs and albums that have been a major part of the soundtrack of my life! Thanks again Simon!
You can say a lot of things about Bankrupt Slut, but you cannot say they don’t get high. You also cannot say that Bankrupt Slut has not covered every street corner of Los Angeles because if you do, you’d be dead wrong!
The Wanted (sans Nathan Sykes who is recovering from vocal surgery) are in New York to promote their new reality TV show “The Wanted Life.” Yes, they were surrounded by screaming girls and a few gays, but the Wanted were extremely cool and did their best to accommodate autograph hounds and “photos with” seekers.
Tom Parker of The Wanted and Geoffrey Dicker
Whether or not you like their music, there is one thing you cannot deny, these dudes are frickin’ gorge!
Siva Kaneswaran of The Wanted and Geoffrey Dicker
Thanks so much guys and good luck with the new show!
Every year, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has a different exhibit on the roof of the building. In previous years, Jeff Koons’ balloon dog was there as was a really cool installation by Roxy Paine. This year, the floor of the roof is a commission by Imran Qureshi. In theory, it is really cool. The roof of the met is quite large and the mural extends across most of it. In actuality, it looks like you’re stepping into a blood bath. I found myself wanting to get a mop and bucket and rinse off this gigantic stain.
Imran Qureshi on the Roof featuring my shadow.
The good thing is that it’s always a treat to head up to the roof of the Met because you get to see really amazing views of Manhattan and on a gorgeous day, it’s even better. But like the Punk exhibit, which is showing a few floors below, you should definitely not move heaven and earth to see either.
This commission runs through November 3, 2013 and can be seen permitting on the weather.