More Photos: 2013 Mermaid Day Parade

Posted by The G on June 23, 2013 under GNN | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.

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Mermaid Day Parade 2013

If you live in New York, you simply must experience the Mermaid Day Parade which is held on the first Saturday of each summer in Coney Island.  At the Mermaid Parade, you will see Mermaids, Mermen and all sorts of people lively sea-themed costumes.  New Yorkers love a good parade and this is the best of the bunch.  It seems to be the one time that people of all ages, genders, sizes and shapes get together and express their creativity and freedom and I love it!  Enjoy more photos from the 2013 Mermaid Day Parade.  If sea nudity offends you, turn back now and don’t say I didn’t warn ya!

Mermaid Day Parade

Mermaid Day Parade

Mermaid Day Parade

Mermaid Day Parade

Mermaid Day Parade

Mermaid Day Parade

Mermaid Day Parade

Mermaid Day Parade

Mermaid Day Parade

Mermaid Day Parade

Mermaid Day Parade 2013

Mermaid Day Parade 2013

King Neptune Judah Friedlander Queen Mermaid Carole Radziwill and Geoffrey Dicker

King Neptune Judah Friedlander Queen Mermaid Carole Radziwill and Geoffrey Dicker

 

Mermaid Day Parade

Mermaid Day Parade

Mermaid Day Parade

Mermaid Day Parade

Mermaid Day Parade

Mermaid Day Parade

Mermaid Day Parade 2013

Mermaid Day Parade 2013 – SEA MEN!

 

Mermaid Day Parade

Mermaid Day Parade

Thanks again to the boys, girls, men, women and mermaids that allowed me to take photos of them!

Have a great summer!

xx

 

 

 

Review: Selah Sue and Bushwalla Live at Bowery Ballroom

Posted by The G on June 22, 2013 under Encounters with G, G Reviews, G Videos | Read the First Comment

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Selah Sue

Selah Sue

June 21, 2013 was a very great night for music!  A sold out show at New York’s Bowery Ballroom featured the talents of Belgian singer Selah Sue and Bushwalla (who hails from America).  I saw Selah Sue perform at Bowery Ballroom about a year ago and she opened for Emeli Sande.  It was no surprise that she is now headlining her own shows.  Her voice has elements of Amy Winehouse and Adele and she often throws in a reggae or acoustic vibes to her songs which makes it impossible not to groove along with her.

Bushwalla

Bushwalla

The show began at 9 pm with Ohio’s William Galewood, better known as Bushwalla, getting the audience warmed up with a set that featured acoustic rap (yes!), R&B, soul, as well as a cover of Talking Heads’ “Psycho Killer” and Tribe Called Quest’s “Can I Kick It?”  Bushwalla was great as he played acoustic guitar whilst rapping.  He had a killer smile that the entire audience fell in love with and in between songs, he had everyone in stitches with funny little anecdotes about the music.  He wasn’t just all rap and funky acoustic beats though.  Bushwalla has a really great singing voice too, and he hit some notes that had the whole of Bowery Ballroom showering him with thunderous applause.

Bushwalla

Bushwalla

At 10 PM, Selah Sue took to the stage.  Starting off with expressing her gratitude that she sold out a headlining gig in New York (which will clearly be one of many many more to come), she sang an acoustic track called “Always Home” (see below for video!)  After the song, she was joined by her band and they ripped through great sounding versions of tracks off her self-titled album.  There were so many highlights including an acoustic version of “Fyah Fyah.”  She also performed a solo version of the song “Please” which was originally recorded with Cee-Lo Green.  A video of that will also be coming next week, so bookmark this site if you have not already!  🙂  Selah took many opportunities to thank the crowd, but the feeling of love was definitely mutual.

Selah Sue

Selah Sue

If you are unfamiliar with the music of Selah Sue or Bushwalla, I highly recommend that you fix that immediately as there are so many great songs that await your discovery.  After the jump, you can see Selah Sue’s setlist as well as my trademark – photos with the performers.  Thanks again to Bushwalla and Selah Sue for a great night!

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Foster The People live at Bowery Ballroom

Posted by The G on June 22, 2011 under G Reviews | 2 Comments to Read

Photos by G.

Mark Foster of Foster the People

Hot band alert!  If you don’t know the delicious grooves of indie-electronic band Foster The People, put them on your radar immediately!  The 5 piece band from California played a sold out show at New York’s Bowery Ballroom on June 21, 2011.  The night was fantastic in every way as the songs were super catchy, the band has a great stage presence and they had a light show that made it impossible not to turn the venue into one gigantic dance party.  Foster the People took the stage at 10:15 after a set from Cannon Blue.

Foster The People

Foster The People

Lead singer Mark Foster plays keyboards, percussion, guitar and sings. He also serves as pied piper and when he dances during the songs, you cannot help but follow suit.  I’ve been enjoying the band’s debut album “Torches” for a while and I am happy to report they deliver the goods in concert.  They played all the songs you could hope for and the highlights were the ultra-catchy “Helena Beat,” “Pumped Up Kicks,” “Houdini” and my current favorite “Miss You.”  The band used strobe lights during the songs and it added to a fantastic overload of the senses.  If the reaction from the audience is a predictor of future success, you can guarantee that seeing the band at an intimate venue like Bowery Ballroom is going to be one of those special New York nights that the people in attendance will be bragging about for years to come.

Foster The People

Foster The People

See another photo and the set list after the jump.

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An Encounter with Eddie Vedder (of Pearl Jam)

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Eddie Vedder

Eddie Vedder

On June 21, 2011, Pearl Jam’s front man Eddie Vedder performed a sold out show at The Beacon Theatre in New York.  Upon his arrival, he was greeted by dozens of die hard Pearl Jam fans.  Eddie was a bit too mobbed to take photos with everyone, but he shook our hands and had a member of his personnel reach out to the fans to collect one item each from us that Eddie would sign once he was safely off the street and out of the New York heat.  Very classy!  After the jump, see which album I got signed by Eddie Vedder.

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