Photos: Deborah Harry Performs with Miss Guy at WIP in NYC

Posted by The G on February 8, 2012 under G Reviews | Comments are off for this article

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Deborah Harry at WIP

Deborah Harry at WIP wearing a "Jesus Looks Like Me" T-Shirt!

In the wee hours of the morning of February 8, 2012, Deborah Harry stopped by the club WIP in New York to perform with Miss Guy of The Toilet Boys, whose new video was premiered tonight.  In other amazing news, the Toilet Boys will be opening for Guns N’ Roses at their shows this weekend in Manhattan.  Back to tonight – Deborah Harry performed 2 songs including the disco classic “New York Groove” with Miss Guy.  This was my first time at WIP and the club is really cool.  I saw art from several street artists including Dick Chicken on the walls and the crowd were dressed to the 9s in a scene reminiscent of the old Studio 54 days.  The nearly impossible to get into show was also served as an unofficial kick off party for Fashion Week.

Miss Guy and Deborah Harry

Miss Guy and Deborah Harry

Deborah Harry - Dropout Poster

Deborah Harry - Dropout Poster

 

An Encounter With Debbie Harry

Posted by The G on September 14, 2011 under Encounters with G | 2 Comments to Read

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Debbie Harry and Geoffrey Dicker

Debbie Harry and Geoffrey Dicker

Wow!  I have had so many wacky encounters with Blondie’s lead singer Debbie Harry and sadly for me, most of them have turned out pretty bad.  My curse was lifted on September 13, 2011.  Blondie was performing a concert and I had to miss it due to a previous engagement.  As the venue was on my way home, I decided to check out the scene.  Debbie was not in the mood to sign autographs for a legion of fans that were waiting to meet her, but she posed for photos with a few fans including me!  I am SO happy.  Thanks Debbie!

An Encounter with Clem Burke

Posted by The G on April 24, 2011 under Encounters with G | Read the First Comment

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Clem Burke and Geoffrey Dicker

Clem Burke and Geoffrey Dicker

The other night, I was backstage after the Big Audio Dynamite concert at Roseland Ballroom in New York and I met drummer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Clem Burke!  He’s drummed for an impressive list of bands including Blondie, Eurythmics, Joan Jett, The Ramones, Pete Townsend, Iggy Pop and Bob Dylan!  Whoa!  Most recently I saw him drum from Hugh Cornwell of The Stranglers and I got to tell him how amazing that performance was.  He rocked so hard that night and it made it look effortless as he kept the beat.  He was super cool as you can see from the above photo!  Moments later, I got to be the fly on a wall as Clem Burke chatted with fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Mick Jones (of the Clash and Big Audio Dynamite) and Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth (of Tom Tom Club and Talking Heads).  What a night!  Thanks again Clem!

Mr. Brainwash – Icons (Part 1)

Posted by The G on February 15, 2010 under Artsy Fartsy | 9 Comments to Read

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The biggest Icon of them all - Mr. Brainwash

In a previous post, I told you about my encounter with the coolest artist of our time, Mr. Brainwash.  I urge you to go see his exhibit Icons, which is located at 415 West 13th Street in New York.  The exhibit runs from now until the end of March.

After the jump, you will see the first installment of Icons (according to Mr. Brainwash).  If you like any of the following artists, you’ll really get a kick out of these pictures: Barry White, Billie Holliday, Blondie, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Carlos Santana, Diana Ross, David Bowie or Dr. Dre.  Prince and Jim Morrison can be seen herePlease note that all of these images were made by piecing together bits of broken vinyl records. How in the hell he pulled this off is anybody’s guess, but the results are stunning.  Enjoy.

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Debbie Harry!

Posted by The G on January 26, 2010 under G Reviews | Read the First Comment

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Debbie Harry!!!

To celebrate the book launch of Penny Arcade’s Bad Reputation, the legendary Debbie Harry came out to New York’s Le Poisson Rouge to read a passage from the book. I had a close encounter with her and she was “not feeling” taking a photo with me (hard to imagine, I know), so you’ll have to settle for the above pic and the ones after the jump. It really makes me sad that I was not able to tell her the story of when I was in high-school and my best friend and I had heard “Heart of Glass” on the radio on our way to a thrift store and when we arrived at the store, she found the 45 in the used bin. She was so excited to have spoken it into existence, the 45 fell out of her hand and literally rolled across the store. By the time we retrieved it, the record had cracked and a big chunk of the record was suddenly missing. Somewhere out there, the first verse of “Heart of Glass” is out there in some Good Will store. If you find it, it belongs to my friend.

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