"This is the original Brooklyn 40 oz. cozy! It’s neoprene to offer suberb insulating value. Each one comes with a tough strap handle and full wrapping zipper so you can use it as a tote for all your 40 style partying needs."
Leap year pre-order special! - Order now through March 31st 2008 and get an extra cozy.
2008 is all about GETTING SPIKED! Self promoted as “hard core to the bone" this drink is sure to get you through the Tuesday afternoon slump and maybe even onto Wednesday morning.
The warnings below are taken from the website, which oddly enough has a benefits and facts section that are “coming soon.”
RECOMMENDED USE: Begin use with one-half can daily to determine tolerance. Never exceed one can daily.
WARNING: Do not use if you are under the age of 18 or elderly. Do not take with any other stimulant or weight-loss supplement or any prescription or over-the-counter medicine. Do not use if you are pregnant or nursing or at risk of being treated for high-blood pressure, heart disease, hyperthyroidism, spasms, psychiatric disease, suffer from migraines, have asthma, or are taking asthma medication. Discontinue use if you experience dizziness, headache, nausea, or heart palpitations. If you have trouble sleeping, do not take within 6 hours of bedtime. Keep out of reach of children.
CHIP KIDD, an author, editor, grahic designer, (and now musician) who made a name for himself pumping out on average 75 book covers a year, now totalling over 1,500 is speaking at Pratt Institute on Monday, March 3, 5-7pm in Memorial Hall_ open to the public.
Must check out this show at the Guggenheim opening tomorrow, Feb. 22-May 28. Cai Guo-Qiang is having his largest installation to date including Inopportune: Stage One which has nine real cars suspended in the FLW rotunda to simulate a car bombing, and Head On(2006), an arc of 99 life-size replicas of wolves that appear to be leaping head on into a glass wall.
Last night I checked out my friend William Cusick's newest project Welcome to Nowhere (bullet hole road) at PS122. Unlike any show I’ve seen recently, it’s a hybrid of theater performance and movie; haunting, dark, dreamlike, a road trip with characters acting live on stage below a screen of beautifully composited surreal scenes.
It is running till Feb. 23 at PS122 and for sure worth checking out.
As they self describe themselves on their myspace page, “The mighty Kocani Orkestar are among the funkiest exponents of the Balkan brass band style which is found across ex-Yugoslavia and is a direct descendent of the music once played by Turkish army bands. They come from the city of Kocani, in the new Republic Of Macedonia. Their music is based on Gypsy tunes from various parts of the Balkans and on Turkish/Bulgarian rhythms, with a sprinkle of Latin flavour…”
This track “Siki, Siki Baba” was on the BORAT soundtrack. Check out more here.
For all those who get off to typography. The nytimes devoted a whole article to “Celebrating the Semicolon.” My favorite quote:
"In terms of punctuation, semicolons signal something New Yorkers rarely do… (Frank McCourt) describes the semicolon as the yellow traffic light of a “New York sentence.” In response, most New Yorkers accelerate; they don’t pause to contemplate.”
Additional tickets just got releaced for the Band of Horses, Dirty on Purpose show at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple. If you don’t have hot plans for the evening yet…get yourself some quick here and I’ll see you there!
This year, instead of buying a cheap box of Valentines Day cards from Duane Reade, quickly signing your name to the back of each one, and passing them around the office to all your co-workers so you don’t show favorites… send out a Mass inter-office e-card. Impersonal, but yet thoughtful enough to make someone slightly chuckle. Get your own here.
Its gross and rainy out and all I really want to do is go home, crawl in bed and pop in my box set of Murder She Wrote, and watch Angela Landsbury all day. Lets give a little shout out to a lady that doesn’t get enough props.
Usually when Kansas City, my hometown, makes the news its about weirdo religious conservatives who disregard evolution, serial killers who put women in barrels, or trailer-park tornado disasters. Recently we’ve been getting a lot of hype for the mustache-dancing, art-punk music collective, SSION, (pronounced “shun.”)
Beating out America’s Mexican, George Lopez, the Flight of the Concords won Best Comedy Album for The Distant Future (Sub pop). I knew there had to be something good about the Grammys. (Prince’s red suit was also a wonderful addition.)
Fellow Pratt Alumnus, Stefan Sagmeister has a show at Deitch Projects that I’ve been wanting to check out… anyone interested in stopping by there with me, let me know.
Things I Have Learned In My Life So Far, an interactive exhibition by Stefan Sagmeister. The exhibition will include works that have a life of their own, transforming throughout the exhibition as viewers engage with them.
January 31, 2008 — February 23, 2008 Deitch Projects 76 Grand Street, New York