Hey Wonderful


First post in months – new design (well initial design) – and content should be flowing again… Besides the holiday stress, I’m still feeling wonderful:

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Theophilus London – Hey Wonderful

Veins on the Roof

This summer there was a Roxy Paine exhibit on the roof of the MET called: Roxy Paine on the Roof: Maelstrom I’ll go to the MET about once a month and check out the latest exhibits and photography shows, however, during the summer it might be more often. Usually the extra trips are excuses to use the bathroom and grab a cocktail or beer on the roof over looking Central Park. Besides Columbus Circle (which is completely indoors) I don’t know of any public spots you can get to for free (donation) to enjoy the outdoor view of the park on a summer day.

Day 27: Veins in the Sky

I’ve loosely been trying to keep up with “what’s next” in house music. It was tough enough as a buyer of music when I worked at a record store in college, but being way on the outside of the music edge it’s just a mountainous task to keep up with what’s hot. What I’ve been reading and hearing though is Tech House, minimal, some funk, and dub step will be coming up big in 2010. I don’t know trends but I do know Lady Packa. She’s an award winning breaks DJ from Spain and easy on the eyes as well (which I’ve written on here before, may partially explain the awards). Check out some of her tracks and mixes on Sound Cloud and here’s a Maelstrom mix to match my post:

Lady Packa – Sara’s Night (Maelstrom Dubstep Remix)

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Happy 75th Elvis

I don’t have an appropriate Elvis pic for his birthday however, a quick story. I was shopping Wed. for my mum’s birthday this month at a specialty card shop in the west village that was closing down. Apparently calendars and cards don’t pay the rent any more in Bloomberg’s Manhattan, so they were closing shop and moving to Brooklyn.

I was going through all the unique stationary: embroidered, unicorns, and special typewriter fonts for the 60 year old news paper reporter. There was 20-50% off everything but even at those discounts it was really all crap. I hate to buy something superficial and just couldn’t find anything with a persona connection.

Some would say a spiritual sign, others would say the laws of gravity, but as I accidentally kicked the bottom shelf of the calendars, a stack of black and white photos fell on my Timberlands. The twenty or so photos were all of Elvis Presley in his prime, staring up at me with blue discount stickers. I’m a fan since my college days but since I was on my mission to shop for someone else, not myself, I passed on the purchase. I realize now that Thursday is Elvis’s birthday so I’ve put a few of my favorite quotes of his together and a tribute to him as well:

Elvis Presley – My Way

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“After a hard day of basic training, you could eat a rattlesnake.”

“I knew by heart all the dialogue of James Dean’s films; I could watch Rebel Without a Cause a hundred times over. ”

“I don’t know anything about music. In my line you don’t have to.”

“I was training to be an electrician. I suppose I got wired the wrong way round somewhere along the line. ”

“Man, I really like Vegas.”

“Rhythm is something you either have or don’t have, but when you have it, you have it all over. ”

“The closest I ever came to getting married was just before I started singing. In fact, my first record saved my neck. ”

“The colored folks been singing it and playing it just like I’m doin’ now, man, for more years than I know. I got it from them. ”

“Those movies sure got me into a rut. ”

“When I was a boy, I always saw myself as a hero in comic books and in movies. I grew up believing this dream.”

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