• Madeleine Peyroux & Rachelle Garniez Madeleine Peyroux Two of the performers who caught my attention at the harmonica party on Sunday were not harmonica players. Both Madeleine Peyroux and Rachelle Garniez played some terrific music. I did a little web searching and discovered that Peyroux, whom I had not heard of before, has a strong… Continue Reading

  • AOL: Simon Dumenco says : SHARON STONE IS NOT GETTING LAIDI If AOL’s Running Man is the best Sharon Stone has ever had, does that mean she’s not getting any, or that she’ll say anything for money? Dumenco’s wickedly funny take on the new AOL television commercials is in the April 7-14 New York Magazine.

  • HOW I SPENT MY SUNDAY 2–Roulette Performance: Notes on Desire Our good friend Valeria Vasilevski directed a piece performed by Lynn Book and Kevin Norton called Notes on Desire that was performed at Roulette, an alternative performance space. This was the kind of performance that was interesting and well done, on one hand, and on… Continue Reading

  • HOW I SPENT MY SUNDAY 1— Harmonica Heaven: Hanging with the Brass Reedsters Tribe Spencer Jarrett and Steve Freund blowing it out Harp player and singer Robert Paparozzi spent two months pulling together a harmonica house party for serious players that took place in a midtown loft in New York this Sunday afternoon. Over sixty… Continue Reading

  • WAR, WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR? Monday morning notes Why we’re fighting: CNN’s history of how we got into this war: “Fuck Saddam. we’re taking him out.” Those were the words of President George W. Bush, who had poked his head into the office of National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice. It was March 2002, and… Continue Reading

  • PATHFINDER LIVES, KINDA Paul Frankenstein recalls the 1996 Pathfinder era at Time, Inc, and notices that the Pathfinder URL actually has links to the Time Inc. web sites, including Progressive Farmer. What Frankenstein doesn’t mention is that this is the week when many of the most popular Time Inc web sites become available only within… Continue Reading

  • Sunday: Day of rest Heading out to Roulette tonight to see a performance by Kathleen Supove, Valeria Vasileska and other friends.

  • Talking: Jargon Patrol Forget about those Williamsburg hipsters who made up and speak their own language. This is the incomprehensible stuff the rest of us spew out. Thanks to Anne from the pho list for this one.

  • BAKING: Snickerdoodle goodness Oh, god, the smell of the butter and the cinnamon! Tonight my son made Snickerdoodles, his favorite cookie. These traditional butter cookies are rolled in a cinnamon-sugar mixtures before baking and they have that homey goodness. Land O Lakes has a pretty good recipe here. We’ve also used Lee Baily (excellent), Mark… Continue Reading

  • PLAYING: Winston thanks you Winston, my 110 pound American bulldog was very interested to learn about Urbanhound, the city dog’s survival guide. Thanks to The Morning News for the link.