(noun) nonchalant absurdity with a dash of embarrassment.

(verb) to be shark bitten.

(adverb) in a manner that is nonchalantly absurd and embarrassing.


04 February 2011

GLAMOURDEATHTRANSFORMATION - IMPERIALS BY RATATAT

EMBER ROOM OPENING: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2nd, 2010


Everything we do, we do for the sake of a funny story. Right? Regardless of whether it is the nonchalant bullshit of everyday or it's attending the perpetual stream of events in New York City each week. On Wednesday night Gub and I accompanied a few of our friends at the Ember Room Restaurant opening party. I wasn't sure what to expect, and although it was super crowded, free drinks were flowing and everywhere you turned there was someone walking around with a tray of delicious food. After several gin cocktails we decided to ditch the crowd and the not so good DJ, who was playing some cheesy ambient ish.

Our next stop was a spot across the street,5 Napkin Burger: we all ordered burgers, but Gub and I were extremely intrigued by this $15 dollar macaroni and cheese. So we call over the manager and ask "How good is this dish?" Naturally, he replies "Very!" Still not convinced, we tell ourselves that it's a good idea to investigate further. First attempt: we decide upon the brilliant idea to storm the kitchen and check it out. Needless to say, our ambitious efforts were thwarted immediately. Next attempt: without saying a word Anne Huntington leaves the table and tries again with nonchalant ease: "Oh, I'm sorry, this isn't the bathroom?" Once again, denied! There's always next time. Le sigh. I'll guess we'll have to suck it up and just order the damn dish.

Check out more photos and Antwan Duncan's write up here: ITHINKYOURESWELL

bumblebee. xx.

Don Giovanni Records Showcase: Saturday, February 12th @ Williamsburg Hall of Music


Saturday, February 12, 2011
Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Screaming Females
Laura Stevenson & The Cans
Shellshag
Lemuria
Byrds of Paradise
7:00 $10/$12
16+

BUY TICKETS HERE





bumblebee. xx.

01 February 2011

Rememory: Implanted From an Image

Rememory: the ongoing reconciling of past with present; an environment of memory, an expansive sense of experience.


In Champion, 2009, David Drebin records a professional boxing match and grand space where it staged.

Boxing as subject matter, the ring as space. The latter phrase derives from the words LNY said to me a few months back: "The ideas as hub, the space as the nexus."

Back in October 2010, Ariel and I were planning to stage a one night art production at Gleason's Gym in Dumbo; here we were planning on installing art in three of the boxing rings, while the band would play in the fourth. It was epic in scale, but due to life and the frivolities of the art world this project never came to be. In hindsight I now realize Ariel and I were very ambitious in our goals with the lack of time that we had to install and deinstall the art. Simply put, we would have been in over our heads. I wish I could laugh about this with him now.

Although that specific project will not come into fruition, mostly referring to the locale, I am embarking on a project with several of the artists that were involved from the get-go: Biz Lynch, LNY, Reid Bingham of Hack Interactive, Joseph Wolf Grazi, and a new artist on the roster, Day Le.

Sarah Wolfson and I are planning a pop-gallery for late Summer 2011: a week long art production. I'll keep you updated as ideas grow.

bumblebee. xx

Face Off-Dance Off @ The Norwood: Thursday, February 3rd

It's kind of like Halloween, but not really. The white masks add anonymity to the party. You may be dancing with the devil and not even know it.

RSVP HERE


See you there?

bumblebee. xx.