Friday, July 28, 2006

And check this out from the New York Daily News Lowdown column!

Manhattan J-Dater Darren Sherman has become a folk hero, or anti-hero, since Lowdown reported his relentless efforts to collect $50 from a young lady who went to dinner with him but didn't respond to his invitation for a second date. Songwriter David Kraut has released a tune, "Do the Right Thing" - a phrase Sherman kept repeating in his voice messages dunning the lady - on his page. Meanwhile, the folks over at have manufactured T-shirts, underwear and other items bearing Sherman's other catchphrase: "You ate the food, you drank the wine."

A New York dating horror story - yikes!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

I love this little juicy tidbit...ha!

from Holy Moly UK:

Bits & Peaches

At the O2 Wireless Festival a few weeks ago, a mole spotted Peaches Geldof trying to blag extra passes for her screeching coven of friends. She was told politely that she'd already had four and wouldn't be issued with any more.

"I'm gonna get my dad!" she whined, and off she trotted to get the do-gooding Stig Of The Dump of arena rock. Bob asked what the problem was and was told that Peaches had been given four passes and would not be allowed any more if she was going to be giving them away willy-nilly.

Bob calmly listened and then said to Peaches: "Well, if the man says you can't have any more passes, that's all there is to it."

Exit Sir Bob, dragging the sulking Violet "Peaches" Elizabeth of rock aristocracy in his wake.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Any Foo Fighters fans around?

Click on the link above to check out their amazing concert in Hyde Park in London last month. They played to 85,000 screaming fans. It was quite the night!!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Do you like my new passport photo?

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Normally I can never figure out the blind items...

but this one was easy...I'm pretty sure they are referring to one Ms. Lindsay Lohan whose been living at Hollywood's Chateau Marmont...believe it?

from E! On-Line:

We all know bodyguards are paid to protect the overly watched frames of the celebs who employ them. Most times, these bossy gorillas are très busy trying to keep pesky paps away or simply shooing starstruck autograph seekers. Occasionally, these walking barricades even help carry celebs' purses or pups. Too cute!

Not this, though: The security staff utilized by one Morgan Mayhem (a repeat offender in the naughty narrative known as the Blind Vice archive) is far more, uh, hands-on. See, Morg's men protect way more than her bitchin' bod. They also keep more than a hawklike eye on her damn drug stash.

Picture it: a swanky Hollywood hotel, known for its crazy parties and late-night flings. A very nearly has-been actor is escorting two lovely ladies to a friend's room upstairs. Said gray-haired type accidentally happens into the wrong suite at a very inopportune time. Morgan is alone in the room, 'cept for her coke stash and bodyguards.

And one particularly helpful guard is choppin' up lines for Miz M. Now, that's stellar service!

And even though M2 was gettin' blown all alone, she ain't happy about the company. Has-been actor offers a hello. "Who are they?" demands M., who's known to hate pretty gals who dare get anywhere near her sleep-deprived vicinity. "This is my room, and my coke!" bitches Morgan. "Get out."

Geez, Morg. Didn't anyone teach you to share?
And heaven knows it wouldn't hurt you (or your nose) to cut back.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Echo & The Bunnymen still rule

I was just downloading some Echo & The Bunnymen onto my iPod and it reminded me to post that my friend Zoe treated me to VIP passes and a backstage hang-out at the Echo & The Bunnymen concert at the beginning of the month. It was a fab show. There's still no denying the 2nd best band from Liverpool. (The first being The Beatles....duh!)

The songs I enjoyed are's what they played

July 1st, 2006
Echo and the Bunnymen
Irving Plaza - New York, NY
Going Up
Show of Strength
Stormy Weather
Seven Seas
Bring on the Dancing Horses
The Disease
Scissors in the Sand
All That Jazz
The Back of Love
All My Colours (Zimbo)
The Killing Moon
Do It Clean

Never Stop
Villiers Terrace
The Cutter
Nothing Lasts Forever
Lips Like Sugar
Over the Wall
Ocean Rain

Thank goodness I had some experience with a Liverpudlian accent thanks to awesome Adam who lives with my best gal pal Judy. Ad comes from Liverpool as well. I've had a few conversations with him so I was able to figure out what Ian McCulloch was saying.

Check out Adam's band of Arrowe Hill here: They're the 3rd best band from Liverpool!!

My friends Broken Social Scene were on LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN June 29th!

I was lucky enough to get invited to the live taping. It was VERY COOL to be there. I will definitely mark it down as yet another fun New York experience pour moi! David Letterman is a quirky but great guy. And he seemed to dig BSS!! Paul Shaffer sure did love them but he's Canadian so it goes without saying...ha!

They also played on Thursday July 6th at Prospect Park. I went to the show with my friend Jen. It was a gorgeous night and the band played superbly.
Click here for some pics and a short review (albeit not the greatest review).

Yes, it was a paid show so a few people stayed away. I guess one gets spoiled by all the free shows in New York in the summer. But they have to have some paid ones in order for the free ones to take place...otherwise there would be no free shows at all! The large crowd who did show up and paid 30 bucks LOVED the show. No doubt about that.

Also my friend Exan sent me a link to a story about a benefit show Broken Social Scene played with J. Mascis of Dinosaur Jr fame in Toronto. They called themselves Broken Mascis Scene and played some Dino Jr classic tracks. Got to love it. The live recording is posted. Check it out. Go Broken Social Scene! Toronto music rules.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Check out this posting about my fave track of the year "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkely