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What has my slacker self been doing?

Hi friends,

This flu really knocked me for a loop – and I haven’t felt at all creative about writing. There are MANY unfinished posts hanging out in the Drafts section waiting to be ready. But rather than bore you with something potentially silly or rush the process, I have stayed rather quiet. Hope you understand.

Here’s what I’ve been doing recently.

Reading this book in preparation for seeing the much-lauded Hamilton on Broadway with Ms. Moxie. Before you get too excited, we’re going in NOVEMBER. Waiting is hard. Particularly given that my friends are always posting about it.


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My week in music

Last week I had the food fortune to attend two great concerts.

On Monday, Adrienne (aka @Full_of_Moxie) and I saw Ms. Lauryn Hill at Brooklyn Bowl.

Lauryn Forgive the photo quality–the lighting proved challenging. I really wanted to get a shot of her cute outfit but…it was not to be. Continue reading

Kanye in Concert

I surprised myself with how much I wanted to see Kanye’s Yeezus tour. Usually I just joke about him in between enjoying his songs.

I found that very, very funny.

Kanye’s most recent release Yeezus didn’t appeal to me as much as, say, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy which I adore. But still, I emailed a few friends about buying tickets. They weren’t cheap–one of my sources had access to good seats for face value: $185. No takers. Continue reading

A Weekend Full of Tickets

You know how I love to nap on weekends. And blog. And go to restaurants. And nap some more.

This past weekend, I really didn’t do much of those things. I thought I’d be cranky about the change to my comfy routine, but instead I really enjoyed myself.

On Saturday, I had brunch with my buddy Walt from Bowery Collective at The Wren. We talked about Whiskey Washback.

Then my friend Melissa and I saw Kanye West at Madison Square Garden. It was my second time seeing the Yeezus tour. More on that soon.


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Twitter Spotlight: Austin Hartley-Leonard

Update: Fresh Lemonade is available here.

My friend Elle turned me on to Broken Anchor. One listen and I was sold.

Broken Anchor is the brainchild of Austin Hartley-Leonard. Conveniently, there’s a sampler available free for download on the Broken Anchor web site. That should tide you over until Fresh Lemonade, the band’s first full-length release, is available in August. I pre-ordered here because I’m so hooked on what I have heard so far.

Austin kindly answered my probing questions before embarking on a summer tour.

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OneChicklette: Your favorite qualities in a love interest

@BrokenAnchor1: Makes me laugh

OneChicklette: Your chief characteristic (one word)
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Blurred Lines…with puppets

As catchy as the song Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke and Pharrell is, the lyrics (and uncensored video) put me off what otherwise would have been my song of the summer.

Fortunately this is a version I can get behind.


Yep, #Puppets.

Nice work guys (including Mike Kelton and Douglas Widick). You made it less creepy, somehow.

This couple REALLY loves The Black Keys

It would be pretty cool if Dan and Patrick showed up at their wedding this weekend, eh?

I wonder…

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