MEN Record Daytrotter Session – Free Download

Posted by The G on July 20, 2011 under GNN | Be the First to Comment

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JD Samson of Men

JD Samson of MEN

Who are they to be so free?  Dance band MEN (featuring JD Samson of Le Tigre) recently recorded a live session for Daytrotter.  You can download the session for free on Daytrotter’s official site.

The tracklist for the session is:

Simultaneously / Life’s Half Price / Boom Boom Boom / Double Dare Ya

Happy groovin’ to ya!

10 Photos From The 2011 Mermaid Day Parade

Posted by The G on June 18, 2011 under Street Art | Read the First Comment

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Mermaid Day Parade 2011

Mermaid Day Parade 2011

The Mermaid Day parade in Coney Island in New York celebrates the coming of summer.  Held on the first Saturday of the summer each year, people come in from all over New York to rejoice and celebrate that we’ve all made it through another year.  I’ve been coming to the Mermaid Day Parade since I moved to New York (except one year where it rained) and it’s really an event that you can’t miss.  Everyone is so free.  You see people of every size, shape, color, sexual preference, economic background and kinky fetish all in one spot.  Even if it’s only for a few hours once a year, everyone gets along!  It’s really wonderful to experience because as we all know too well, “the real world” can’t get its act together and get over their petty differences to realize we are all renters for a very short time on this planet of mystery.  Overall, I think this year has not been as good as previous years.  It’s obvious to me that the great depression of 2011 that we are in is seriously ruining everyone’s good mood.  It’s very sad.  But if the people can still pull together to have an event such as the Mermaid Day Parade, there’s still hope.  Now enjoy 10 of my favorite photos!  Thanks to everyone that posed.  You all worked it!

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MEN live at Bowery Ballroom

Posted by The G on March 10, 2011 under Encounters with G, G Reviews | Be the First to Comment

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MEN

MEN

On March 9, 2011, Brooklyn based band and art performance collective MEN played a sold out show at Manhattan’s Bowery Ballroom.  Mr. Showbiz, Murray Hill took the stage at 11 pm and introduced MEN after sets from New Villager and IUD.  The second JD Samson, lead singer of MEN hit the stage, Bowery Ballroom was a non-stop dance party.  For the first song, MEN wore a pink triangle hat that extended across the stage (as you can see above).  From there, it was outfit changes, funky grooves and a very happy and dancing crowd.

from left: JD Samson and Michael O'Neill of MEN

One of the highlights for me was the song “Who Am I To Feel So Free” which was both a club banger and a fun sing-a-long.  After JD sang the title of the song, the audience replied with “Who am I?” which really sounded good as every single person in the 500 person venue participated.  MEN played most of the songs off their album “Talk About Body” during their hour and a half set.

MEN

Before the show, I got the chance to talk to Mr. Showbiz himself, Murray Hill as well as JD Samson!  I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to get a photo of the two superstars.  Murray was also kind enough to take a photo with me and MEN’s JD Samson!  Thanks Murray, and thanks JD! See that photo after the jump and go see MEN when they come to your town.  You’ll have a blast!

Murray Hill and JD Samson

Murray Hill and JD Samson

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