Posts Tagged ‘lower east side’

Joaquin Plays Piano’s

Joaquin, my ancient and most noble friend, has found himself part of another up-and-coming indy rock band, Kuroma. First, they opened for old Wesleyan pals MGMT in Prospect Park, and tonight headlined at Piano’s in the Lower East Side. And being the supportive best friend/fake cousin/brother from another mother, I turned out. In spite of smelly hipsters. In spite of crowds. In spite of the general annoying state of the LES. And I’m glad I did, in fact. Their music rocks.

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

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02

07 2009

Brett’s 30th

Imagine what would happen if someone organised a birthday party, but then didn’t show up until an hour and a half after the designated start time. Oh, that happened.

Eventually Bretty showed up to the join in the fanfare which was already underway at Kush. Hookas being smoked on, and that.

And while I certainly enjoyed hanging out in a crowded bar way past my bed time, it was the car ride home that really made the impression. Oddly, I found parking in short order, which is no small feat New York, let alone the Lower East Side, and managed to evade a ticket to boot. But on the way home, I discovered that the Holland Tunnel was closed. How did I discover this? Well, it involved a long queue of bumper-to-bumper traffic and eventually a makeshift barricade which has that lovely Newyorky way of say, “Sorry bro. You lose.”

Luckily, I know the area well and how to locate a porta-potty which is open at 3:00 in the morning. I’ll leave the rest to your imagination.

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

28

06 2009

Julia’s Birthday

Julia K, a relative new pal of mine, turns 23 tonight. Oh, youth.

And so with some reluctancy, I schlepped it over the Lower East Side to endure the screams of many a young person. But in the end it wasn’t so bad — got to chat with some geeky friends, enjoy the night air, and even talk about business cards a bit.

And somehow, out of complete coincidence, Cotton turned up with her out-of-town friends. So that was nice.

And for some reason, I felt compelled to drink a litre of Pepsi at midnight, and therefore I was awake until nearly 4 am, thus squandering the entire next day napping. See, this is why I don’t go out much…

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

22

05 2009