An Encounter with Frank Whaley

Posted by The G on November 30, 2010 under Encounters with G | Read the First Comment

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FranK Whaley and G

I was so excited the other day when I was at a function and I saw actor Frank Whaley.  He’s in one of my favorite movies of all time, “Swimming With Sharks,” and I am so happy to report that he’s a very nice guy.  I’m sure he gets that all the time, so I didn’t say it to him, but if you are reading this Frank, I think you rule!  Thanks again!

An Encounter with Foxy Shazam

Posted by The G on November 29, 2010 under Encounters with G | Comments are off for this article

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This is one reason why you should ALWAYS see Foxy Shazam in concert.

I saw Foxy Shazam in concert on November 24, 2010, and my life has been changed forever!  I met the band after their really awesome set (except for their guitar player who was nowhere to be found) and the band was super cool.  Thanks for everything guys!  See pix after the jump.

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Video: “Out Of My Face” live by Fiction Plane

Posted by The G on November 28, 2010 under G Videos | Comments are off for this article

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Have you ever wondered what “Out Of My Face” by Fiction Plane sounded like live at Mercury Lounge in New York?  If you have, I’ve got the solution for you…

Just click play!

Foxy Shazam live at Bowery Ballroom

Posted by The G on November 25, 2010 under G Reviews | Read the First Comment

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Foxy Shazam

When a band has the name Foxy Shazam, I found it impossible to not go see them live.  I’m glad I made the decision.  When the Ohio rockers played at Bowery Ballroom in New York on November 24, 2010, it was quite a site!  This band is insane!  Their music is rockin’ and I loved every second of their show.  Lead singer Eric Sean Nally kicks the mic stand and dances around it in a way that would make James Brown proud.  He does flips, pushups and spins around the stage while he sings!  At one point he asked the audience if anyone had any cigarettes.  Someone in the front pulled out a pack and Eric Sean Nally took 4 smokes from that person.  He lit them all, took a few puffs while singing and then ATE THEM!  I have video for proof!  Stay tuned.  Eric also told quite a few tall tales where the story would last for quite awhile, and the punchline was obviously total bullshit.  For example, he talked about how much money the band makes and then he said he spent his entire share on fireworks!  What does all this mean?  If Foxy Shazam comes to your town, don’t even hesitate about seeing them live!

FOXY!

See another picture and the setlist after the jump.

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An Encounter with Elly Jackson of LaRoux

Posted by The G on November 17, 2010 under Encounters with G | Comments are off for this article

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Elly Jackson of LaRoux and G!

I love LaRoux!  They have delectable dance songs and they are always fun to see in concert.  I was fortunate enough to attend a very intimate last minute free gig at the Renaissance Hotel in New York on November 16, 2010.  I mentioned the show in a previous post and it was excellent!  In fact, I’d love it if LaRoux released an EP with the chilled out versions of their songs (fingers crossed!)  Prior to hearing totally different versions of “In For The Kill,” “I’m Not Your Toy” and “Bulletproof,” I met LaRoux’ lead singer Elly Jackson.  She was being pulled away by the people with her to not stop, but she made a point to stop and greet me!  Love that!  In addition to taking the above photo, she also signed 2 cd covers as well as a photo I took of her at her first New York gig!  It was at that point that the people she was with paid me a compliment on the cool photo.  Thanks again to Elly Jackson for being so cool and for making such great music.  Really looking forward to LaRoux’ next album, which is supposed to be sonically different than their debut. Can’t wait!

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