An Encounter with Natasha Khan of Bat For Lashes

Posted by The G on January 10, 2013 under Encounters with G | Read the First Comment

Photo by a complete stranger.

Natasha Khan of Bat For Lashes and Geoffrey Dicker

Natasha Khan of Bat For Lashes and Geoffrey Dicker

I’ve heard good things about how nice Natasha Khan from the indie pop band Bat For Lashes is, but sometimes you just have to find these things out for yourself.  I am here to confirm every good thing I’ve ever heard.  What a sweetheart!  Natasha Khan was in New York making a rare live appearance when I met the singer.  In town to promote her latest album “The Haunted Man,” Natasha told me that she does have some proper gig dates lined up already, but at present moment – nothing on the east coast.  We hope that changes!  And if it does, I’ll be seeing you again Natasha!   Thanks again for being so cool.  “The Haunted Man,” whose cover is super awesome (as you can see below) is out now!  Get it.

"The Hunted Man" by Bat For Lashes.  Out Now!

“The Haunted Man” by Bat For Lashes. Out Now!

 

CMJ – An Encounter with Pictureplane

Posted by The G on October 26, 2012 under Encounters with G | Be the First to Comment

Photo by G.

Pictureplane and Geoffrey Dicker

Pictureplane and Geoffrey Dicker

I admit it!  The first time I saw Pictureplane perform, I wasn’t into it.  The sound in the venue was so loud that it basically made my ears bleed.  Coupled with the fact that he opened for Crystal Castles that night, whose shows are super rowdy (read: I am too old for that shit), the crowd was unruly from beginning to end.  Making matters worse, an enormous amount of baby powder was introduced into the crowd towards the end of the show (it was part of the performance) and I nearly passed out from it.  I pretty much wrote off Pictureplane from that moment.

Flash forward many months later and I got the opportunity to interview Travis Egedy aka Pictureplane for the CMJ episode of MTV’s Weird Vibes.  (Details on the episode to come soon, so stay tuned).  He was so cool to talk to and was great to interview.  He has a great sense of humor and after running into him several more times at CMJ, I am happy to report, instead of punching my lights out, he was always super friendly towards me.  🙂

I turned a new leaf and decided to check out his album “Thee Physical” and I am happy to report – I am a fan!  I definitely blame the sound in the venue for making everything sound so distorted because the album is a total fun dance party from start to finish.   To think I would have missed out on a lot of good music because of that night is distressing, but better late than never, I always say.  Check out Pictureplane’s Soundcloud page as there are a ton of free remixes!  I hope you become a fan!  Thanks again Pictureplane!

An Encounter with Liam Neeson

Posted by The G on October 2, 2012 under Encounters with G | Be the First to Comment

Photo by G.

Liam Neeson and Geoffrey Dicker

Liam Neeson and Geoffrey Dicker

I met actor Liam Neeson for the first time yesterday (October 1, 2012) and my first impression was that for a guy that is so famous and well respected and most likely mobbed a lot of the time, he was extremely nice.  He tried to sign as many autographs and take as many photos with fans as possible.  Funny that less than 24 hours later, a clip of Liam in his undies (for charity) makes the rounds on the internet and people cannot keep their mouths shut about his less than perfect body.  Let me just say this about that – once you’ve achieved all that Liam has achieved and once you’ve experienced all that Liam has experienced, then we welcome your thoughts on his body.  Until then – SHUT THE FUCK UP!

Team Liam!  (and thanks for being so cool unlike your fair-weathered fans).

An Encounter with Bananarama

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1 photo by G.  1 photo by Sara Dallin’s friend.

Sara Dallin of Bananarama and Geoffrey Dicker

Sara Dallin of Bananarama and Geoffrey Dicker

If you grew up in the 80s like I did, Bananarama are not just mere mortals – they are musical goddesses. I was literally moments from drifting off into that gentle good night for the evening when my phone rang and my friend said “Did you know that Bananarama is minutes away from your house right now?”  No sooner did I put the phone down, but I got dressed, jumped in a cab and less than 30 minutes later, I was meeting two ladies who’ve rocked my world for over 25 years.  Bananarama are in town to perform a show at New York’s Hard Rock Cafe’ tonight (October 2, 2012) so adjust your wild life and don’t miss this rare chance to see the goddesses on the mountain top live in this cruel summer (excuse the puns, I can’t help it!  I’m tripping on their love).

Keren Woodward of Bananarama and Geoffrey Dicker

Keren Woodward of Bananarama and Geoffrey Dicker

Thanks Karen and Sara for being so awesome in so many ways and please don’t stay away so long next time!

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