Saturday, November 22, 2008

Have you ever seen Neil Sedaka and Katie Couric mambo?


Oh, well you probably weren't at NYC's Juror Appreciation Day then.

I have two favorite parts about this picture... who can spot them? Ok fine, I'll just tell you:

1. the reporter's (left) old school fedora with his press badge in it and
2. Nathan Lane's (right) face.

Despite all of his fabulous roles, I just wanted him to sing "Springtime for Hitler" or "Hakuna Matata." Really, either would have been fine.

Although he didn't sing, he was still a riot. Naturally, he did a little monologue that had the courthouse rolling on the ground with laughter. Oh man, so darn funny. I had the privilege of sitting at his feet the entire time, catching each expression this fellow made.

Who knew NYC's Juror Appreciation Day was going to be so fun!

Who wants to come with me next year??

Katie Couric is so smiley! This woman was made for the Today Show.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

William Beckett, front man for The Academy Is... photographed at the Roseland Ballroom on 11.19.08.

The Roseland is another NYC venue definitely worth checking out, just f.y.i.

Ahh... so there IS a shred of masculinity tucked away in the KEDs, long hair, *NSYNC shirt, absurd powerpop lyrics and jeans tighter than my wet suit. Good to know.

Travis Clark, front man for We the Kings.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

It's 5:30 a.m.

I can't sleep.

Productivity? Sure.

I enjoy this image.

I wish Fab would shave.

Photo: Rodrigo Amarante, Fabrizzio Moretti (also the drummer for the Strokes) and Binki Shapiro in their newest band/project, Little Joy.

Little Joy's myspace

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Jesse Malin opening for Butch Walker on November 13, 2008 at the Blender.

I was so excited to cover this show for Getty because I hadn't seen Mr. Malin since I left NYC this summer. It's always nice to see a friend do what they love, while you do what you love.

Jesse Malin's myspace

Saturday, November 15, 2008

I heart this dude.

Jesse is just .... ahh I don't really have words, but this should sum it up: The first time I met Jesse Malin we ended up sitting in one of his East Village bars, Niagara to be exact, talking about music until 7 in the morning. The conversation, of course, stemmed into other things like old films and various histories, but every word he said matched what his eyes said, which was, "I love this conversation." He wasn't talking to talk and I wasn't talking to talk. I was loving it too.

He is such a beautiful, complex character that I find conversations with him to be irresistible. So if you happen to stumble into Manhattan and need a place to hang, I'd highly recommend paying a visit to "the Mayor of the East Village" at one of his fine establishments: Bowery Electric, Niagara or The Pizza Shop.

Coverage of Butch Walker at the Blender on November 13, 2008 for Getty Images.

Butch Walker's myspace

Butch Walker.

This fellow has some pretty decent tunes. I don't care for a handful of them, but the ones that got me thinking, really got me thinking. I can't recall the words or the title, but one of them had this sap's eyes a bit watery.

Cue laughterrrr.... now.

Coverage of Butch Walker at the Blender on November 13, 2008 for Getty Images.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Edie Falco at the 10th Anniversary Reunion of the Warren Leight play that launched her acting career, Side Man.

Her role as Carmela Soprano on the HBO series The Sopranos, has lead to numerous awards in the acting field including three Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, two SAG Awards, AFI's Award for Female Television Actor of the Year and the Television Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Drama.

Wow. That was some boring writing, but for as cool as Edie Falco is, Opening Act is even cooler. I am such a sucker for bringing in and sustaining arts programs in public schools.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would stumble upon Perez Hilton while waiting for Gerard Butler to show up at a Halloween party. I really don't know what kind of turn my life has taken, but it's pretty darn humorous.

Perez also used these images on his, um, quaint little blog: