Sunday, May 30, 2010

I love New York In The Spring.

We spent a good part of last weekend just wandering around. This was after the Agnostic Front show on Friday, which was great despite getting shut down early so that the venue could let in a a bunch of obnoxious club kids and turn the concert venue into a dance club. But whatever. They played the entire Victim In Pain album from start to finish and then played what was basically a 'greatest hits' set after that. Good stuff.

But yeah, last Saturday we just wandered around The Village, then yesterday we did more of the same. Started in Chelsea, stopped at our favorite lebian run airplane bar for beers and chips & salsa, then wandered down Greenwhich Avenue, stopping here and to check out stores or rest for a bit. Met up with Horace later at Manitoba's, scored the AC/DC Bonfire boxed set used for $5.00 and just generally goofed around all day. On the way home we did our good deed and helped a hippy lady from California and her son, who were completely and ridiculously lost and just sort of randomly riding the subway in hopes that they'd find their destination somehow, some way.

Next weekend is my birthday. Our friend Todd is coming down from Maine and we're going to see this (video contains nudity, bad language, violence and bad acting):

To say I'm excited would be an understatement. Duke's Massacre Mafia Style, his first film, is a personal favorite of mine and I've wanted to see Gone With The Pope since it was announced about ten years ago.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Spring has sprung....

...and while we're in a bit of a cold snap right now NYC couldn't be better than it is in the spring, except maybe in the fall. Life is good right now. A well timed raise kicked in last month and made life better and Alison got me tickets for the Agnostic Front show in Long Island at the end of the month as an early birthday gift. I can't believe that in less than a month I officially round up to 40. Damn.

In other news, I got a new phone. It's internet enabled and capable of all sorts of neat stuff that I won't pay extra for, so really, it's a lot like my old phone but it's got a touch screen and a better camera. It took me a few days to figure it out. I'm not sure if phones are getting more complicated or I'm getting older and therefore less technologically inclined. I'm pretty sure it's the first option, but not positive. It could be a bit of both.

The Cobra Skulls show a few weeks back was excellent, though again, they played too short a set. I got to have beer with the band before hand which was cool. Very nice, down to earth guys who appreciate their fans which is always nice to see. I keep preaching about this band but really, they're the best thing to happen to left leaning punk rock in a long long time. Smart lyrics, catchy songs, and a great stage presence with loads of energy. They just got signed to Fat Wreck, so see them now and you can tell people 'I saw them when...'

It's good to have movies like Rock N Roll High School, Django, City Of The Living Dead and 36th Chamber Of Shaolin on Blu-ray.

That is all.