new LES bar

new LES bar
caught this tip in the weekly email from Nichelle Newsletter
“I heard about the new bar opening on Essex called Boss Tweed’s Saloon and I initially rolled my eyes in disgust. Oh no, not another hipster bar opening on the Lower East Side!… However, I heard today that there is an outdoor beer garden, and I have quickly changed my tune.”

love a good beer garden! checked out their site and found some more juicy news… $2 Buds and Rheingolds ALL DAY!! (and it looks like they’ll have food.) we’ll be checking this one out…

Update: haven’t checked it out yet, but reader C. kindly sent this in…
“walked by there tonight, out with the boyfriend and his best friend, in from long island. (keep this in mind, long island)… it was really, really bad. they were blasting bon jovi really, really loud. plus it was too
bright and way empty. didn’t go in to see the beer garden though so maybe that makes up for it, but it wouldn’t necessarily help the bon jovi factor. it was a good thought though, there, for a minute. and it could improve.” reader feedback ROCKS (and saves us some time) thanks C.!

Posted on August 26th, 2004 in Word on the Street | Permalink

purple MF’s

purple MF’s
conversation in a bar a couple weeks ago…
Us (to cute girl who’s been looking over): “I’m trying to figure out where I know you from?”
Girl: “hey, I used to be at your night at Babyland all the time. I was just telling my friends – ‘I think that’s a bartender I used to know’”
Us: “oh yeah! didn’t you and me and like 5 other girls make out one night? ”
Girl: “I don’t think that was me”
Us: “they all went home and had an orgy”
Girl: “dam, I missed that. I did dance topless on the bar a couple times with a bunch of girls. and I remember you used to make these great shots – purple mother-fuckers”

good reminiscences of Babes in Babyland, purplemfthe Girl Party we threw at Babyland Bar in the 90’s… the party was INSANE. lots of dancing, late nights, hot women and sex. our boy Pete wanted the bar back job, so the trade off was that he had to wear a leather diaper and baby bonnet. turns out the girl we were talking to, Terri, has a cool band these days Triple Crème.

coincidentally, at the Dark Room opening we ran into 2 people who used to hang at another place we bartended, NoTell Motel, and they mentioned the Purple Mother-Fuckers. an excellent summer party drink/shot – a smooth Grape Kool-Aid effect for your light weight friends, but made with quality stuff for drinks snobs…
crushed ice, double shot of good vodka, splash of Chambord, and fresh squeezed lemon, shaken and served straight up. (1/4 lemon per serving, not too much Chambord or it will taste like cough syryp.) beautiful, refreshing and packs a punch!

more Babyland stories

Posted on August 26th, 2004 in Get Your Freak On | Permalink

those funny tourists

those funny tourists
mid-town tourists find new way to look ridiculous… “hey kids – let’s go to New York City and ride one of those giant bicycles”


Posted on August 26th, 2004 in Word on the Street | Permalink

rock this out – classic NY 90’s punk MP3s

rock this out – classic NY 90’s punk MP3s
punk rock is the soundtrack of the east village. it’s subversive, dark, energetic and raw.11268 when you’re lucky it can move you to places where your heart’s pumping, your head’s banging, and you really know you’re alive. here are 2 songs; from 2 of the most KICK ASS bands that ruled the New York underground punk scene in the 90’s. we got permission from a member of each band to post these, so download away – these songs will rock you hard…

“Not Coming” MP3 from Fur a 3 piece band fronted by the raw and real sounds of Holly Ramos

“Booze Cabana” MP3 from The Goops fronted by the brilliant and beautiful Eleanor Whitledge. punk rock rulez!

Posted on August 25th, 2004 in Get Your Freak On | Permalink

Buddy talk

Buddy talk
“don’t go to work. stay home with me”


Posted on August 25th, 2004 in Buddy the Wonder Dog | Permalink

countdown to Charo

countdown to Charo
charocountdown_copy3 days to pig races, petting zoos, corn dogs, and Charo!. the Dutchess County Fair opened today! keep an eye out next week for photos here and here.

Posted on August 24th, 2004 in Get Your Freak On | Permalink

RNC Activist and Protest Guide

RNC Activist and Protest Guide (update)
Our top picks for comprehesive event calendarsswoon for protests being held in New York:
RNC Not Welcome
Not in Our Name
Counter Convention

paper the city! free RNC protest flyers:
NO RNC (Swoon‘s great poster is shown here)
RNC Not Welcome flyers
Not in Our Name resources

info and links:
United for Peace and Justice
Crashing the RNC
Times Up protests
RNC Watch
Anti-Bush/GOP t-shirts
Direct Action Handbook
RNC Protest Guide
Village Voice info
Ruckus RNC Text Alerts
CityRag’s first and second guide
Voting is better than Crack!
– GammaBlaBlog’s protest links
Massive August 31st direct action
Camp Shut Down Super Links

Posted on August 24th, 2004 in Pressing Issues | Permalink

armed and dangerous

armed and dangerous
bold colors and thick lines create a beautiful and striking symmetry as her collection grows…


Posted on August 24th, 2004 in Tattoos are Personal | Permalink