Thursday, July 31, 2008

Songs of the Day

Hmmm...a friend brought this artist to my attention. Her name is Kate Nash. I think I quite like these songs.

RIP Color Infrared Film

I recently plotted my next adventure in wonderland (aka B&H) by reviewing their website for goodies when I screamed out loud in horror. My wonderland has faded...they no longer carry Kodak Ektachrome Professional Infrared EIR Color Slide Film. My favorite film is no longer. Kodak has stopped producing it! WHAT THE....So, now the 2 rolls in my refrigerator have become my most prized possessions. See photos below to witness the magic my camera has captured with infrared. Sigh.

all photos above by Tricia Chatterton

Sunday, July 27, 2008

This Week's NYC Fashion Fix...

sunday afternoon in the meatpacking district, silver shoes a-light

visiting from paris...

the grecian formula...

the hot artist look...


Monday, July 14, 2008

Summer Concerts...

There are some really great concerts happening in NYC this summer.

George Michael is playing Madison Square Garden July 21, 22...
(see for a reminder of how awesome he is).

and check out the bevy of others:

Aug 12, 14, 15 Neil Diamond Madison Square Garden
Oct 6, 7 Madonna Madison Square Garden

Wordless Music presents Deerhoof + Metropolis Ensemble: Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring
WHERE: Celebrate Brooklyn at the Prospect Park Bandshell
WHEN:Fri, July 18, 7:30pm
Wordless Music is known for its oddball pairings. Here, Stravinsky’s Rite sets the stage for the Bay Area art-pop darlings.

JellyNYC Pool Parties with Black Lips + Deerhunter + King Khan and the Shrines
WHERE: McCarren Park Pool
WHEN:Sun, Aug 3, 2pm
The Jelly NYC Pool Parties have become a big draw for young New Yorkers, both for the music—today’s show features three scruffy, aptly weird rock
bands—and other summer frills such as Slip ’N Slide, dodgeball and ice cream.

Dirty Projectors + White Williams
WHERE: South Street Seaport, Pier 17
WHEN: Fri, Aug 15, 7pm
The Seaport can feel like a small open-air club if you stake out a good spot—worth it to soak up the Projectors’ethereal avant-pop.

White Williams’s kaleidoscopic dance-rock.Battles + Black Dice + Gang Gang Dance
WHERE: Central Park SummerStage
WHEN: Sat, Aug 16, 3–7pm
COST: FREE After modern tribalists Gang Gang Dance and the noise-electronics of Black Dice tenderize the kids, future-rock bashers Battles
will electrify them by waging sonic war. Earplugs might be a good idea.

And in Prospect Park Band Shell (Brooklyn)
07/17/08 Jerry Douglas, The Holmes Brothers
07/18/08 Deerhoof, Metropolis Ensemble: Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring
07/19/08 Enter The Dragonwith Karsh Kale, Soh Daiko
07/25/08 Philip Glass, Marta Topferova08/01/08 The Knights, Christina Courtin
08/02/08 Father Goose, The Sippy Cups, Ariane Bass Bass Bass08/03/08 Daby Toure
08/09/08 Hal Willner’s Bill Withers Project June 12 headlined by Isaac Hayes.

Jones Beach:

Sheryl Crow & James Blunt Monday, July 28
TBDPoison w/ Dokken, Sebastian Bach Wednesday, July 30 TBD
Maroon 5 & Counting Crows w/ Sara Bareilles Thursday, July 31 7 p.m.
Maroon 5 & Counting Crowsw/ Sara Bareilles Friday, Aug. 1 7 p.m.
O.A.R. Saturday, Aug. 2 TBD
The Police w/ Elvis Costello Monday, Aug. 4 7:30 p.m.
The Police w/ Elvis Costello Tuesday, Aug. 5 7:30 p.m.
Jonas Brothers Friday, Aug. 87 p.m.
Jethro Tull w/ Peter Frampton Saturday, Aug. 9 7:30 p.m.
Boston w/ REO Speedwagon Tuesday, Aug. 12 TBD
Allman Brothers Band w/ Band Bob Weir & Ratdog Wednesday, Aug. 13 TBD
Journey, Cheap Trick & Heart Thursday, Aug. 14 TBDRod Stewart Tuesday, Aug. 19 8 p.m.

and best of all...

Regeneration '80s Tour(The Human League, Belinda Carlisle, ABC, Flock of Seagulls) Friday, Aug. 2TBD
WKTU Beatstock Saturday, Aug. 23 TBDJimmy Buffett Wednesday, Aug. 27 8 p.m.

Loving The Met Right Now...



Not that I don't always love the Met. It's my place of solitude and inspiration. However, they really have a fine set of shows currently. The one I'm most partial to and the one that set me into a flurry of ecstatic giggles is "Framing a Century: Master Photographers, 1840–1940"-namely because, yes, I am a photographer. Also because it reminds me of what a magical place the darkroom is...and how sad I am that a fair amount of "photographers" don't even know or understand what that experience is like. I don't understand how you can even call yourself a photographer unless you have worked in a darkroom, spent endless glorious hours splashing around in those chemicals, making magic and spontaneous miracles happen...

But as a digress, another show I was inexplicably taken aback by was the J.M.W Turner exhibition. It's rather extensive and quite glorious. I was never really a huge fan of his work until how. His use of color and light kept me fixed to that bench in the middle of the room for long periods of time. Yes, I actually took time to sit down.

Go see both shows...and even the Superhero one if you like...

1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
New York, New York 10028-0198
Information: 212-535-7710

And don't forget---you don't have to pay full price. You can simply say "donation" and give them what you can afford at that moment. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Freaky Deaky Animation of the Day

Freaked me out when I first saw it and still does to this day. Nice.