An Encounter with Chuck Palahniuk

Posted by The G on April 16, 2014 under Encounters with G | Read the First Comment

Photo by G.

Chuck Palahniuk and Geoffrey Dicker

Chuck Palahniuk and Geoffrey Dicker

I would love to tell you all about how this photo came about, how much I love Chuck Palahniuk and how cool he was to take a photo with me, but the first rule of Fight Club is….

Thanks Chuck!

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Video: “Tony The Beat” live by The Sounds at Webster Hall

Posted by The G on April 11, 2014 under G Videos | Read the First Comment

HD Video, photos and words by G.

Maja Ivarsson of The Sounds

Maja Ivarsson of The Sounds

On April 10, 2014, Sweden’s The Sounds made their return to the Manhattan stage at Webster Hall.  The group’s music is part rock, part punk and part electronic and when you cook up those components coupled with lead singer Maja Ivarsson’s great rock and roll stage presence, that makes for one hell of a show.  They are on tour to promote their 2013 album “Weekend.”  But since this post was written on ‘Flashback Friday,’ let’s rewind and go back a few years for the video clip you are about to see.  After diving into the audience for a crowd sing-a-long (see photo below), The Sounds performed their 2006 single “Tony The Beat” which you are about to watch.

The Sounds

The Sounds

Just press play.

The setlist was:

The Sounds Setlist

The Sounds Setlist (click to enlarge)

 

Video: “Jolene” (Dolly Parton Cover) live by Miley Cyrus

Posted by The G on April 6, 2014 under G Videos | 2 Comments to Read

HD Photo and Video by G.

Miley Cyrus riding a hot dog!

Miley Cyrus riding a hot dog!

Here’s a sentence I never thought I’d say:  I went to the Miley Cyrus concert and loved it!  Despite thinking her music is largely terrible (and the show did little to change my mind on that), her performance was excellent.  From LSD-inspired trippy visuals, to midgets running around on stage to covering songs by Lana Del Rey, Bob Dylan, Coldplay and Dolly Parton (see below for a video of her covering Dolly Parton’s “Jolene”), to twerking on top of a gold-plated car to riding around on a flying hot dog, which has now set the bar higher for every performer that comes after her, you can say a lot of things about Miley Cyrus (like ‘it seems kind of pervy that we are forced to look at her body that looks like she is 10 years younger than her actual age’), but you cannot say she doesn’t give a hell of a show.  More photos from her sold out concert at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on April 5, 2014 will be coming soon, but for now, enjoy her cover of “Jolene” by Dolly Parton.

“Thunder in the Distance” by Michael Kagan at Joshua Liner Gallery

Posted by The G on April 4, 2014 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Michael Kagan.

One Day This Will All Be Yours by Michael Kagan

One Day This Will All Be Yours by Michael Kagan

Head over to Joshua Liner Gallery in New York to see the first solo exhibition of large scale works by Michael Kagan.  Kagan’s art was featured on the cover of White Lies’ fantastic album “Big TV” (see #3 in my top albums of 2013 list).  The painting pictured about measures 60 x 80 inches and I’m including two close up shots (that still don’t do justice in comparison to seeing these works in person) to help give you an idea of the brush strokes and detail in Kagan’s art.

Closeup #1

Closeup #1

And here’s an even closer look.

Closeup #2

Closeup #2

You have until May 3, 2014 to see this exhibit, so take my advice and go see it!

Michael Kagan

Michael Kagan

Joshua Liner Gallery is located at 540 West 28th Street in Manhattan.

Judith Supine Shows His Face At “Golden Child” Opening

Posted by The G on March 31, 2014 under Artsy Fartsy, Encounters with G, Street Art | Read the First Comment

Photos by G except where noted.  Art by Judith Supine.

Judith Supine

Judith Supine

The back story of street artist Judith Supine is quite interesting.  He was unable to speak until the age of 17 and he adopted his mother’s maiden name as a persona and for the duration of his career has kept his actual identity hidden.  Until now!  At his exhibit “Golden Child” at MECKA Gallery in Brooklyn, the artist showed his face for the first time.  And a good looking face it is.

Judith Supine

Judith Supine

The exhibit is located in the heart of Brooklyn (read: far for Manhattanites), but if you are a lover of street art, it will be worth the trek.  Unfortunately, it’s unclear if this exhibit is a one night only affair or not (read: if you want free publicity or people to show up, you should at least put the who, where, what on your goddamned website!)

Judith Supine

Judith Supine

The opening night party was awesome and at it, I spotted artists Icy and Sot, Insurgency Inc., WK Interact and Anthony Michael Sneed.

A "hidden" work

A “hidden” work in the exhibit.  Location unknown.

Speaking of Anthony Michael Sneed, whose work I am a huge fan of, he was kind enough to take a photo of Judith Supine and myself.  Full disclosure:  I attempted a selfie but Judith is tall and I am very short and the photo I took was a hot mess!

See what Judith Supine looks like, after the jump!

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