The Fillmore East Mosiac

Posted by The G on May 8, 2013 under Street Art | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Mosaic Man.

Pink Floyd Mosaic

Pink Floyd Mosaic

At the location of the former legendary music venue The Fillmore East (at 105 Second Avenue) in New York, a commemorative light pole decorated with really awesome rock and roll mosaics resides.

Grateful Dead Mosaic

Grateful Dead Mosaic

Allman Brothers Mosaic

Allman Brothers Mosaic

Led Zeppelin Mosiac

Led Zeppelin Mosiac

 

The Who Mosaic

The Who Mosaic

Fillmore East Mosaic

Fillmore East Mosaic

 

Jerry Garcia Has A Posse

Posted by The G on April 29, 2013 under Street Art | Be the First to Comment

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Jerry Garcia has a posse

Jerry Garcia has a posse

His is bigger than yours, I’ll bet.

Happy Birthday, Jerry Garcia

Posted by The G on August 1, 2011 under Celebrities | Be the First to Comment

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The Grateful Dead

Jerry lives!  In our hearts and minds at least.  Jerry Garcia, leader of The Grateful Dead is in another dimension celebrating his birthday today.  I’ve never been the world’s biggest Grateful Dead fan, but I completely understand the appeal of the band to Deadheads.  For the years the Grateful Dead was around, they rarely played the same set list twice (or if they did, the versions of the songs were different).  Also, the band always hooked up their fans with great album art work, merchandise and even allowed a special section at concerts allowing fans to record the show!  I also love Jerry Garcia’s neck tie collection featuring his colorful art work.  On the day that he died, it was a triple whammy for me.  I was wearing a Jerry Garcia tie and I also received tickets in the mail to an upcoming Grateful Dead show (which was to be my first Dead experience).  One of my favorite teachers in high school was (and still is) a big Deadhead, and I remember calling to console him after I’d heard the news.  It was a really memorably bad day.

Wherever you are Jerry, you are gone but not forgotten!

Grateful Dead: Now Playing at the New York Historical Society

Posted by The G on March 12, 2010 under Artsy Fartsy | 2 Comments to Read

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Grateful Dead: Boogie 'Til You Barf!

Attention Deadheads!  The New York Historical Society has an exhibit of Greatful Dead merchandise, memorabilia, concert posters and barf bags on display at the Grateful Dead: Now Playing at the New York Historical Society, showing now through July 4, 2010.  The pieces in the exhibit are on loan from the Grateful Dead Archive.  While I enjoyed the exhibit due to the surreal imagery that the Dead has used throughout their career, I thought the exhibit would have been bigger than it was.  In fact, the items for sale in the gift shop were almost as impressive as the exhibit itself.  See some more pictures after the jump.

Grateful Dead: Now Playing at the New York Historical Society (thru July 4, 2010).

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Tie-Died Empire State Building

Posted by The G on October 20, 2009 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

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Tie-Dyed Empire State Building

Tie-Dyed Empire State Building

In the city of blinding lights, also known as New York, the Empire State Building decided to dedicate their colors tonight (October 19, 2009) in honor of an upcoming exhibit by the Grateful Dead.  For one night only, the ever changing lighting scheme of this famous landmark has gone tie-died to honor the Dead.  In reality, they just used a bunch of colors and I must say, it’s pretty cool looking.  If you were walking around the city, you don’t worry that your hamburger was spiked with LSD.  However, it probably contained other things in it that are less than safe for consumption.

You can read more about the exhibit here.

Thanks to someone fabulous for the tip.

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