Friday, November 26, 2010

Ariel Pink/ Os Mutantes- Webster Hall, NY

Hi Bloggatrons!
Here are a few photos from the Os Mutantes/ Ariel Pink gig the gang and I went to upon T.bag's recommendation, and wow was it good. Hats off to T.bag. I know the photos are a little eh.. but I quite like them! If you know the sound of either of these bands you might think they match up well to the music, well maybe it works more-so with the Ariel Pink photos than the Os Mutantes pics -I don't know what kind of image could portray the sound of Os Mutantes music? Perhaps some crashing giant teacups in a forest with a troll and an evil witch dancing together in harmony? Needless to say, the music was straaaaaange but in a really fantastic way! In one particular song they ended it with a drawn out chuckle, or maybe a full- bellied laugh/ chuckle? It was wonderful. On top of that, Os Mutantes is a brazilian band from 30 years ago so the lead singer is a very trendy oldie (appreciate the clothing bloggatrons).
Ariel Pink who were the support for the brazilian mutantes were fabulously psychedelic. Babz has not stopped bopping to the youtube clip below (which is actually a really good home-made video of the movie Perfect with Travolta and Curtis), I enjoy bopping with her.
I do think these photos really capture Ariel Pink! I tried every setting on my camera but nothing would come out any clearer, I took it as a sign from the psychedelic gods to stop trying. Or maybe I should take it as a sign to get a better camera? Possibly. K must hit the sack now as I'm working bright and early, enjoy the photos and youtube clip.
Snogs and Blogs xxx
os mutantes
os mutantes
os mutantes

Ariel Pink
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ariel pink
ariel pink

Update; Really shouldn't have harped on so much about the photos, they really aren't all that good. But the video is grrreat bloggatrons so watch it! And please try and appreciate my mediocre photography.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving Y'all!

After far too much food, mulled wine and regular wine I have 10 minutes to go until Thanksgiving is officially over. So Happy thanksgiving bloggatrons! And happy thursday to all non-americans. The day was spent having a responsible boozy dinner, being snap happy with my new polaroid camera (which was a freebie from work yay yay!) and listening to some 80s classics -Kate served us well for the meal preparation. Uncomfortably full and still v.mulled up so going to leave you with two photos!
-I thought they'd be nice for the day that's in it... Mucho love bloggatrons, many more posts to follow. xxx

Monday, November 22, 2010

The Villagers, Brooklyn.

Falling behind on my blog posts bloggatrons! I'm trying to keep up with this New York pace of life but obviously failing on the blog-front, a longer more detailed post will be coming v.soon. Oooo possibly Thanksgiving day?!
Here are a few photos from the Villagers gig in the Knitting Factory on Metropolitan Av in Brooklyn. A little gathering compared to the jammed gig in the Roisin Dubh where I saw them supporting the the Wild Beasts (so good). Really really enjoyed their solo tour, the back-up band (which I'm wondering will become a regular fixture?) were incredible! And needless to say Conor the main villager was y'amazing. T.bag and Babz made fun of his simple lovely lyrics, which was not appreciated in the village. Do not fear, I put them in their place. I think they were jealous how he rhymed way and say and day. Whatever. However, we did all have a giggle at the bassists and his ridiculous over the top rocker moves, it was slightly cringey to say the least -It was like every string he plucked was slowly killing him?! I think he was just high. In which case maybe it is killing him...Ooh!
Hope you enjoy the photos! (This one is my fav)
Bloggamonsta xxx

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Nolan Pics

Morning bloggatrons!
I'm a little fuzzy headed from the $ glasses of wine last night in a delish thai restaurant in St Mark's Place. -Don't think we were too interested in the name of the place unfortunately , it was more the $1 signs that stuck out. It was so yummy and ridiculously priced. For example; 3 main dishes, 6 glasses of wine, 3 chang beers and two desserts= $50.50. I had to ask t.bag this morning if infact that was true to memory, and it was. What a perfect start to a not-so-planned boozy night.
I'll post it if I find out the name because it is definitely worth a date-night! Date-night? Oh how very american of me.
Update; Lychee, 126 Saint Marks Pl.

So here are a few photos of work from Nolan jewellery at the Prince St market between Mercer and Mulberrry -really great market by the by, some markets are too jammed with stalls and don't have much in terms of quality pieces but Prince must have some sort of selection process because 90% is fab! Love the quirkiness of these pieces, I'd like a painted skull and a heavey duty bullet necklace please. The Nolan store is on 2 Prince which is definitely worth a look, such great pieces, kinda reminds me of the good ole days of Topshop (y'know smaller space, less mass mass production) - hats off to the buyer! Oh also great sample sales each week, the joys.
Day off today so it's adventure time! Babz and I are hitting a shop called Rainbow. It's kind of like Penny's/Primark but dare I say, it might be better. Put the Primark pump down...
Later bloggatrons xxx

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

James Coviello Mask/Hat Party

A few photos of James Coviello's work at the hat/mask party/one year anniversary of the store! (I mean shop. shop shop shop shop.) Such a fab evening of hats, masks, nibbles and too many Manhattan's. Imagine drinking Manhattan's in Manhattan? Besides the fact they were dangerously laced in alcohol, it was a bit of a pivotal moment. Check out the workmanship/fun'ness of these.. I know, photos are a little grainy but at least flickr is back in action.
Apparently Coviello has made hats for the likes of Oscar De La Renta, Calvin Klein and Todd Oldham. Yowzas. My room-mate babz is now a Coviello worker, all thanks to her for the fun night and gorge pieces!