With unprecedented and exclusive cooperation from Yoko Ono, access to never-before seen material from the Lennon archives, conversations with his closest confidants â€“ Yoko, Elton John, David Geffen, the photographer Bob Gruen â€“ and rare recordings of Lennon’s greatest solo hits including “Mind Games”, “Whatever Gets You Through the Night”, and “Imagine”, LENNON NYC is singularly poised to tell John Lennon’s story as it has never been told before â€“ and as it will never be told again.
Oh for the love of–! Yes, another one. It’s Weekend Justice: the podcast that will crank call you at three in the morning despite the restraining order. This podcast was engineered–some might say over-engineered–by experts to escort you from the work week in the most chaotic manner possible. Please note: this podcast is profane, definitely oversexed and definitely overwrought. It is wrong and unsafe. You have been warned.
- Scott and the Massive Digression
- Leigh’s husband, the Terminator
- Paul and “the pudding”
- Jon’s “lifestyle change”
- Disney MGM’s lifestyle change
- Rox vs. New York
- Rox promoted to Admiral
- Rob vs. Bob
- Go Cocks
- Sports innuendos
- Doctor Who regeneration
- The Sims update
- For the love of nectar
- Synonym of the Week
- The Skinny Tie Blues
- Scott and Paul Lynde
Last time we spoke, I said I’d have more to say about Parkour at a later date. Well that date is now. Several weeks ago, the website AmericanParkour.com reported that Parkour had been explicitly banned, in name, in the Battery Park area of NYC. This caused a flurry of Internet reaction from those connected to or concerned with practicing the art of Parkour, including yours truly (see picture at right *ahem*).
Fortunately, when they issued an update on the situation, it became clear that we were all over-reacting, and that the supposed “parkour ban,” was really just the same NYC Law 2008/042 (File Int 0721-2008), “prohibiting climbing, jumping or suspending of oneself from structures.” This is for the best, because it means that traceurs (a term for those who practice the art) are not specifically prohibited from doing Parkour, provided they are in or on spaces and structures that have been approved for Parkour. Ideally, this means that the door is still open for those in the NYC Parkour community to have a conversation with those in power, to start working to craft more Parkour-friendly legislation. This can have multiple benefits.
Oh for crying out loud. Not another one! Yes, another one. It’s Weekend Justice: the podcast that doesn’t owe you an explanation and won’t split the cost of the appetizer with you. This podcast was engineered–some might say over-engineered–by experts to escort you from the work week in the most chaotic manner possible. Please note: this podcast is profane, definitely oversexed and definitely overwrought. It is wrong and unsafe. You have been warned.
- The logistics of putting a time machine inside another time machine
- Widge sounds mediocre, as usual
- iPhone vs. gravity
- Scott’s grandmother vs. technology
- The Weekend Justice coup
- Everyone else vs. Jon’s diet
- Michael Caine vs. Inception
- The new television season
- Hulu vs. Hulu Plus
- Rox vs. Nielsen
- Star Wars vs. 3D
- TEDtalks spread
- Ridley Scott vs. Blade Runner
In addition to writing for several publications, Fletcher has penned biographies on The Clash, Keith Moon, REM and Echo & The Bunnymen. His latest book, All Hopped Up & Ready To Go: Music From the Streets of New York 1927-77, is by far his most ambitious writing project to date.
As Fletcher bops and hops from club to club, weaving seamlessly from genre to genre, we discover not only his love for music but his excitement in discovering new sounds echoing from the past of the city he loves so much.
Written with perfect pitch and pacing All Hopped Up & Ready To Go begins with the Depression era rise of Afro Cuban jazz and Cubop and ends with the beginnings of hip-hop and the apex of the punk rock movement. The book takes the reader on a musical journey through the boroughs, bars, backstreets, nightclubs that has made New York arguably the most vibrant and significant musical city in the world.
And we’re back. With more wrongness. We’ve got a full house. And we’d like to apologize to pretty much everybody who listens. In advance. We’re terribly, terribly sorry.
- Star Trek vs. Opera
- Santa Claus and presents
- Robotic Widge keeps dropping off–Thanks, Comcast!
- The imaginary opera
- ScottC wants to make sure you react to his references–so humor him
- Ken wants you all to know he’s on a very important celebrity call
- Ken wants you to know we need him on the podcast–so humor him, too
- ScottC wants to make sure you laugh at his jokes–so humor him some more
- Clueless taxi drivers in NYC
- NYC cabs vs. subways vs. buses
- The Wandering Widge
- NYC cabs vs. subways vs. buses vs. horse-drawn carriages
- The Taking of Pelham 123
Six discs of baseball goodness–that sport that they play with the puck, right? Here’s what A&E Home Video has to say for themselves:
That’s right–and we’ve got a copy to giveaway. To win is easy. Just enter using the form below. And enter once a day, even. You can enter all our contests once a day, in fact. We let you do that–no foul involved. And if we draw your name when it’s over, you win. Good luck!
The Neil twittered this earlier in the evening. Apparently at Books of Wonder in NYC this coming Saturday, March 7th, there’s an appearance by both he and artist Charles Vess in support of their upcoming picture book, Blueberry Girl.
Not only that, but the first one hundred people to donate $10 to RAINN will get a chance to check out the art show prior to anyone else. But, as the commercial says, wait there’s more:
So HealthSaver is back…if you recall, they ran a survey at the end of 2007 to determine the most and least caffeinated American cities. The big winner was Chicago. How did things go this time around?
Tampa is the big winner this year, unseating Chicago who drops to #3. But my own city of Atlanta…man, it’s a sorry tale, I must say. We got handed our ass: while the least caffeinated city is Riverside/San Bernardino, second to last–“following closely” to San Bernardino–is Atlanta. I am so ashamed. Look, folks, I know how much I consume…did everybody else just quit while I wasn’t looking? We were fifth in the country last year!! Criminy.
Seattle, which didn’t place in the top five last time is now #3. I guess they really took umbrage to the finalists last time and got cracking on it. No pun intended.
“The survey considered numerous caffeine sources, including coffee, tea, sodas, energy drinks, chocolate, pain relievers and caffeine pills.” Which could mean that the folks in Chicago are just really coked up on pain medication…who knows? But if you just do caffeinated coffee, then Seattle is the winner second year in a row. So there’s that.
“55 percent of residents surveyed saying this elixir of alertness would be the most difficult caffeine product to give up.” That’s down 3% from last year, but I suppose now that there’s five energy drink brands for every man woman and child in this country, that could be attributed to people moving off of coffee to “the hard stuff.”
Over six DVDs you’ve got the “Essential Games of Yankee Stadium.” And as we’ve established well on this site, I know as much about baseball as I wish I knew about the most recent films of John Carpenter. So how essential they actually are, I leave to the decision of others who are wiser than I in such matters. Here’s what I do know: I’ve got a spare copy of this set from A&E Home Video that I’m willing to throw your way if you win it.
Oh, by the way, here are those featured games from the set:
- 1976 ALCSâ„¢ Game 5 vs. Kansas City RoyalsÂ®
- 1977 World SeriesÂ® Game 6 vs. Los Angeles DodgersÂ®
- 1995 ALDSâ„¢ Game 2 vs. Seattle MarinersÂ®
- 1996 World Series Game 6 vs. Atlanta BravesÂ®
- 2001 World Series Game 4 vs. Arizona DiamondbacksÂ®
- 2003 ALCS Game 7 vs. Boston Red SoxÂ®
To win, you enter–and you can enter once a day. Because we are crazy like that.