I think I’m in love with Lady Liberty, Madame la Liberté, New York City Baby! And what a gracious, forgiving mistress she is, welcoming the freaks, the weirdos, the dreamers and the damaged people who can’t function anywhere else into her ample bosom.
Here is my iTunes playlist homage to the new woman in my life:
- 1. New York City – They Might Be Giants
- 2. New York Telephone Conversation – Lou Reed
- 3. Englishman In New York – Sting
- 4. Manhattan – Holly Cole
- 5. Teen Age Riot – Sonic Youth
- 6. Blitzkrieg Bop – The Ramones
- 7. Heart Of Glass – Blondie
- 8. La Vie Boheme – Rent Soundtrack
- 9. Sci Fi Wasabi – Cibo Matto
- 10. Take Me Back to Manhattan – Cole Porter
- 11. Two Princes – Spin Doctors
- 12. New York – Madonna
- 13. Take the “A” Train – Duke Ellington
- 14. It’s Tricky – Run D.M.C.
- 15. Fight For Your Right – Beastie Boys
Did I miss anything? Let me know if you have any suggestions for additions to this playlist!
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Last weekend, I walked across the Brooklyn Bridge to DUMBO for the Under the Bridge Festival. Here are some pics from a tranny rock show I wandered into.
I found out the other day that my building, in NYC on Broadway between Franklin and Leonard, is a historical landmark. It housed one of the portrait studios of Matthew Brady, a famous American Civil War-era photographer, from 1853-1860, which means that the building itself must be at least 150 years old.
A self portrait of Matthew Brady circa 1875:
An etching of what the interior of my building looked like during Brady’s day:
Some more links about Brady and 359 Broadway:
Here are two self-portraits that I took of myself posing in front of my roommate Tasha’s painting, which hangs in the living room of our loft:
I saw Elijah Wood of Lord of the Rings fame on Sunday night while I was grocery shopping at the Gourmet Garage in SoHo. He was shopping for meat and salad dressings with his girlfriend, Pamela Racine.