The main vocalist looks a lot like Nate over in Park Slope, coincidentally.
• So yes, the venue was someone’s apartment over on West 3rd, deep in NYU territory. It was three hundred degrees in there. An advantage of all-ages shows is that it’s much easier to get a drink from the bartender. Two things of note about this show: 1) it’s the third time in NYC that I’ve been at a show where the headliner doesn’t show. This time it was Japanther. And worse, I’ve heard they did it two other times recently. Brilliant way to keep fans. 2) embarassingly enough, I only discovered the beauty of earplugs this evening, after years of hearing loss. Turns out, those things work wonders. Next up: buckling my seatbelt when riding in a car.
The other month, I happened to start talking to a bunch of friends about tiki stuff, it just started to strike me as fascinating. Then, a week later, this shows up in the abandoned lot across from my apartment (the brick building on the right).
• Last weekend, Jenn and I happened to bike past a free performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, over in that Old Stone House place just off of 5th Avenue, so we watched the last bit of it. One of the lead females was played by a guy in drag, and the humor all around was on-point. Not quite as amazing as stumbling into “Shakespeare in the Parking Lot” last year in the Lower, but a very close second.
• Bike update: I successfully cut an inch off the steerer in the fork today with a small pipe-cutter I picked up, plus trimmed an inch off each side of the bars. This thing is getting clean. Photo.
Hidden gem: this value mix is $3.99 at your local Key Food grocery store.