An Encounter with Elmore Leonard

Posted by The G on October 20, 2010 under Encounters with G | Be the First to Comment

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Elmore Leonard and G

A rule of thumb I always live by is take your camera EVERYWHERE because you never know who or what you’ll encounter.  October 12, 2010 was no exception.  I was watching Mark Ronson and the Business Int’l being interviewed at the Greene Space in New York and I was chosen to be a contestant for a music trivia quiz.  As I walked over to the microphone, writer Elmore Leonard was doing a voice-over at the mic!  Wow!  So many of his novels have been made into movies such as “Get Shorty,” “3:10 to Yuma,” “Jackie Brown,” and “52 Pick Up,” just to name a few.  He was super nice when I met him and I am hoping the footage ends up on the net because it was definitely being recorded.  If so, I’ll let you know.  Thanks again Mr. Leonard!

P.S.  According2g.com will be in all purple text today to remember the lives of those teens who committed suicide due to being bullied because they are gay.  Please take a moment to infuse a little more tolerance in your life today and forever more.

“Drug Dealer Girl” live by Mike Posner

Posted by The G on October 17, 2010 under G Videos | Read the First Comment

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Ladies (especially if you are under 18 like most of the crowd at this show), prepare to wet yourself when you see nextbigthing Mike Posner perform his track “Drug Dealer Girl” live at New York’s Irving Plaza on October 12, 2010.  If you are an oldster like me and feel out of touch with what all the kids are listening to, check out the first verse where the crowd shouts out the lyrics to every word.  My voice can’t be heard because I was lip-synching.  Yeah.  I am going to get a towel.

Mark Ronson and the Business Int’l at Greene Space

Posted by The G on October 13, 2010 under G Reviews | Be the First to Comment

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Mark Ronson

On October 12, 2010, I attended a very exclusive performance by Mark Ronson and the Business Int’l at New York’s Greene Space.  The show was recorded live for a webcast.  Mark Ronson was interviewed about his fantastic new album “Record Collection,” and he talked briefly about the irony of Simon LeBon of Duran Duran singing the lyrics “I only want to be in your record collection,” on the title track as Duran Duran were one of the most successful bands of the 1980s so the chances of his music being in your record collection are great!  Speaking of Duran Duran, I asked Mark Ronson after the performance about the new Duran Duran album and he said that it’s hopefully going to be out at the end of 2010 or early 2011!  I am so excited!!  The band performed “Bang Bang Bang” (with vocals by MNDR and Spank Rock),

MNDR

“Hey Boy” (with vocals by Rose Elinor Dougall and Spank Rock),

Rose Elinor Dougall

and “The Bike Song” (with vocals by Alex Greenwald and Spank Rock).

Alex Greenwald and Spank Rock

After seeing the band several times in the last couple of days, I am already having withdrawls!  I love them all so much.  Speaking of Mark Ronson, watch the video for “Somebody To Love Me” (featuring vocals by Boy George and Andrew Wyatt of Miike Snow) here.

Bad Rabbits live at Irving Plaza

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Bad Rabbits

On October 12, 2010, Boston’s funk/punk band Bad Rabbits opened for singer Mike Posner.  I liked their music instantly.  As I was listening to their music for the first time, I felt influences of Prince as the music was funky, there were some killer guitar solos and the songs were eclectic.  All good things, according2g.  There was also a new-jack-swing influence that could be heard and they even covered a bit of Bell Biv Divoe’s “Poison.” You could sort of say that Bad Rabbits is like Prince meets Bad Brains!  WOW!  Don’t just take my word for it, go to Bad Rabbits’ official website where you can download their EP “Stickup Kids” for free!  Do it now while supplies last, your ears will thank you for it.  I met lead singer Dua Boakye after their awesome set and he was very cool.  I wished him luck in person, and now I am wishing it again in print!  Thanks Dua and good luck to Bad Rabbits!

Bad Rabbits lead singer Dua Boakye and G

Far East Movement live at Irving Plaza

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Far East Movement

October 12, 201o was a special day for Far East Movement.  They opened for a packed venue full of screaming teens who came to see Mike Posner and in addition their album “Free Wired” is out today.  They threw copies into the crowd in between playing their number 1 smash on I-tunes “Like A G6.”  A video of that song will be coming soon, so please be patient.  They also wore space helmets, jumped into the crowd and performed a loose cover of “Hollaback Girl” by Gwen Stefani.  Enough said!

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