It has been years since I was "Happy"

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New fucking York, 2009. That's the last time I was happy. That's a lot of years of not being happy for those keeping up. We ( and by we I mean myself, Colleen , Adam & Jessica ) were on our way to the The Highline when we ran into these busts being junked and we took them and had fun with them all day. I miss my east coast friends tremendously.

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   Dope Tshirts 

i miss you when you are not around

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I can't sleep and I just watched a dumb movie filmed in NYC which made me miss you, brunch, walks on the Upper East Side at night, Museums, The Park, Duane Reed runs for random stuff, Coffee shops, your laughter, waiting for play tickets, dancing at night, eating late, trying to sleep when they pick up the trash, and every time I've visited rushed completely into one sleepless blink. So I found a picture I took from my first visit, just to make my Hyperthymesia last a little longer.


I'll put the empire state building on your wall

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// The Kills - What New York Used To Be
// The Standells - Dirty Water
// John Cale - Style It Takes


+ For the Boston girls: "The 5 Most Anticipated Scenes From ‘Twilight’"
+ Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin: Left 4 Dead
+ 75 comics being made into films
+ Neil: "So, no Compleat Death in March. But there will be an Absolute Death later in the year..."
+ 5 Ways That Sandman Changed The World
+ Eisley: "Eis-Wood Sessions" | Sherri @ Refueled
+ DC Comics presents THE SPIRIT SPECIAL ( the ad at the bottom of the cover is so tacky)
+ I like the cover: FABLES VOL. 11: WAR AND PIECES
+ "heartboners are important"
+ A Love Story in Stop Motion


The great big city's a wonderous toy

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[ Ella Fitzgerald: Manhattan ]

Away Message: Away on Vacation.

+ Lou Reed: Dirty Blvd./live from the album "New York"
+ Madonna: I Love New York/live - "Just go to Texas, isn't that where they golf?"

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+ Boston Then and Now
+ The Bee Gees: Massachusetts/live

P.S. - I love "No Direction" from Longwave's new album. It was featured in an episode of Veronica Mars a hundred years ago and now it is finally on an album.


Summation: It was like LCD Soundsystem's "All My Friends"

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A definite highlight of my trip was attending an appearance by Amy Poehler and Fred Armisen at the SoHo Apple Store store. So best! Here's the podcast of it: Apple - Tribeca Film Festival 2008 - Tribeca Film Festival 2008

Songs that remind me of this trip...

+ LCD Soundsystem - "All My Friends" (live)
+ Santogold - I’m A Lady
+ Pulp - Common People (Live)
+ PRINCE - KISS music video
+ The Strokes - Reptilia (Live)
+ Like A Virgin - live
+ M.I.A - Paper Planes (live)
+ Franz Ferdinand -  Take me out  (live)


What New York used to be

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//The Kills: What New York used to be

Dawn in New York has
  four columns of mire
  and a hurricane of black pigeons
  splashing in the putrid waters.

Dawn in New York groans
  on enormous fire escapes
  searching between the angles
  for spikenards of drafted anguish.

Dawn arrives and no one receives it in his mouth
  because morning and hope are impossible there:
  sometimes the furious swarming coins
  penetrate like drills and devour abandoned children.

Those that go out early know in their bones
  there will be no paradise or loves that bloom and die:
  they know they will be mired in numbers and laws,
  in mindless games, in fruitless labors.

The light is buried under chains and noises
  in an impudent challenge to rootless science.
  And crowds stagger sleeplessly through the boroughs
  as if they had just escaped a shipwreck of blood.
"A Poet in New York" by Federico Garcia Lorca

//The Magnetic Fields: The Luckiest Guy on the Lower East Side

Away for a few days. You know where.


the one about the last Misshapes party

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Songs that my pal considered highlights and made the kids go wild:
+ Killing In The Name ( Live in L.A )
+ Girls just wanna have fun ( live in Paris )
+ Back That Ass Up (Remix)
+ New York City Cops ( live Fiji Festival )
+ Gimme More
+ Freedom

// A global nightlife brand tries to grow up // We have the book // "it was amazing" // the grand finale // The Last Night of Misshapes: Hip, Post-New-Wave and Through // Misshapes Ends, Hipsters Divide


downtowntrain

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the downtown trains are full with all those Brooklyn girls
they try so hard to break out of their little worlds
+ Tom Waits - Downtown Train - Storytellers

In remembrance of subway misadventures and being with my favorite Brooklyn girl last week. The less said about being out and about during the "Valentine's Day Winter Storm" and a terrible airport experience thanks to Jet Blue, the better.