Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Anyway, I don't have these on my blog, but you can see the video here. For those who have problems figuring out the words and want lyrics, you can get them here.
Finally, if you want to hear some good hip-hop, check out my radio station here.
"Cause when you take that bus...you get there"
Monday, September 10, 2007
So now I've got a wife and a dog. I've gotten so domesticated. Between that and school, work, the radio station and assorted odds and ends, there's barely time to breathe. So you won't be seeing me on my favorite emails lists or at my favorite parties for awhile, I'm afraid. If you need to reach me, try the contact information you've got. I'll hit you up as soon as I can.
Sunday, July 01, 2007
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
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Sunday, April 29, 2007
Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls is pleased to announce two upcoming fundraising events to raise money for scholarships to send girls to camp this summer.
The “So You Wanna Be A Rockstar” Online Auction is an opportunity for you and yours to get the hottest rock star hook ups – all for a good cause! Awesome items are on the block, including a guitar signed by the Beastie Boys, a bag by Marc Jacobs, weekend getaways, recording studio time, and much much more. The auction runs April 23 thru May 7. 100% of every winning bid will go straight to scholarship fund. Visit http://www.williemaerockcamp
The auction is being held in conjunction with the first annual "Willie Mae-ra-thon" – a Benefit Weekend of shows and events, April 26-29 at venues in Brooklyn and Manhattan. 5 shows over 4 nights plus an afternoon matinee, starring nearly 30 bands, including Boyskout, Flying, Care Bears on Fire, The Shondes, Taigaa!, and Modrocket. From Union Pool to Cake Shop, Banjo Jim's and points in-between, come for the music, stay for the Online Auction Bidding Portals, Campfire, Singalongs, Kissing Booth, S’Mores & Trapeze Artistry! All proceeds go to the Willie Mae Rock Camp scholarship fund. A list of shows is below. Up-to-the-minute details can be found at www.williemaerockcamp.org
Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls is a non-profit music day camp serving girls ages 8-18 in New York City.
Schedule for the 2007 Willie Mae-ra-thon:
Thursday, April 26 at 8PM
Union Pool in Brooklyn
484 Union Avenue, (Union & Meeker, Bklyn)
$10 Suggested donation, 21+
w/ The Goddamn Rattlesnake, Madeline, Hogzilla & The Shondes
along with special guest -the fragrant, flagrant, and fabulous Fawn Doe on Trapeze!!
Friday April 27 at 9PM SHARP
Banjo Jim's at 9th & Ave. C
k. with Rose Thomson and Matt Schickele
$10 Suggested donation, 21+
K. is Karla Schickele of the band Ida, joined by drummer Ruth Keating and guitarist Matt Sutton of The Malarkies. Opening are Rose Thomson (The Walking Hellos and the M Shanghai String Band) and Matt Schickele (also of the M Shanghai String Band) performing solo sets.
Saturday April 28
Venue & time TBA
$15 Suggested donation, 21+
Taigaa, High Places, Rasa Radiata, & Boyskout, + Special guests
Sunday April 29 at 5PM
Cake Shop 152 Ludlow Street
$10 Suggested donation
LEGS, Modrocket , Magnolia, Care Bears On Fire, Fiasco, The Bones Royal
Sunday April 29 at 8PM
Cake Shop 152 Ludlow Street
$15 Suggested donation
Flying, Christy & Emily, Nymph, Lucibel Crater, Broadband, Zoie & Ava, + appearance by Ladies Rock Camp band Royal Pink!
For more information, visit www.williemaerockcamp.org
Monday, January 15, 2007
One day, my Aunt Gloria told us the tale of this American expat living in Accra. Most Ghanaians wake up relatively early. Some tribes actually have a word for early morning, which for them is between 3:30 and 5:30 AM. This woman however, did not like getting up before noon. After being awoken by her servants at typical Ghanaian times, this woman declared "If I see any of you before noon, you're fired!"
A day soon after, my aunt came by to visit this woman at 11AM. She asked the servant if the woman of the house was in. He responded by nodding silently. She asked if she could stop by. The servant started shivering and stuttering, while shaking his head no. When she asked why, he told her about this rule that had been set. He was upset at not being able to fetch the woman for my aunt, as well as the thought of violating the 12:00 rule. My aunt went upon her way once she realized this.
We ran into this ourselves when we were leaving Ghana. At Kotoko Airport, we were at customs. We expected to quickly hear the three standard questions and be on our way:
1. Have you received a gift or package from anyone?
2. Did you pack your bags?
3. Have your bags been in your possession the whole time?
Instead, we heard a stuttering agent, new on the job, say "Ha- Ha- Have you been the ..uh..owners of you-your bags?" We responded yes, because it seemed like the right answer. The next two questions were filled with pauses as well. "Maybe his English isn't so good" I thought. As soon as he'd finished asking those questions, he rattled off instructions fairly easily. Evidently, asking those types of questions isn't done in Ghana. Decidedly different from New York, where people you don't know feel comfortable asking you all sorts of questions (yes, I've done it myself).
Sunday, January 07, 2007
My trusty camera that I've banged on for years died on the day that we visited the slave castle in Cape Coast. If anyone has recommendations for a new digital camera, pass them on.
Friday, January 05, 2007
On the other hand, I also gave myself high blood pressure by trying to do too much in too little time. Sleeping three hours a night for two months at a stretch may work for those early 20 year olds, but I just can't do it anymore. I'm going to get things done by taking it easy. I'm not going to make any resolutions per se, but just change directions as needed.
On another note, the trip to Ghana was fantastic. We've got about 400 pictures and lots of thoughts to chew on. Future blog posts will be titled "Reflections of Ghana:" with a specific subject.
Watch this space.