punk rock, tattoos and hot rods
this coming weekend is the annual Woodstock Tattoo and Body Arts Festival. despite poor recall due to several illegal substances consumed – we can vouch that last year’s festival was a KILLER TIME! the festival (and the rocker, punk, tattoo freaks who attend) take over the town. shops and cafes are packed with some of the worlds best tattoo artists. you can grab a tat or watch some of the mind-blowing work being done. there’s also a “country fair” atmosphere with funny hippie stuff, t-shirts, tasty food and alcohol being sold around town. and the bars and performance spaces are stacked with line-ups of great bands (like legendary NY hardcore and punk band Murphy’s Law, and the kick-ass chick fronted metal band Grounded). $18 gets you into every show and venue for the day. we go early check out all the fun stuff, watch some tattooing, see friends, eat and drink, and then bounce around checking out bands and partying into the night.
AND as luck would have it, the same weekend, right across the river in Rhinebeck is the massive east coast Hot Rod and Classic Car Show, featuring over 1,500 rods, customs, classics & muscle cars. This show is fantastic, the cars are so fucking hot! a nice way to wind down on Sunday afternoon.
smokin up late night, between bands, with a group, in the street, around the corner from CBGB’s.
(except the tattoos of course)
loves his blanket
it’s PhotoFriday, yay!
we’re addicted to the incredible diversity and accessibility of photographic art on the net. there are thousands of beautiful, moving and creative photo sites out there, and they’re growing daily. from massive sites like Fotolog to Typepad, it’s becoming difficult to simply jump in and find something new.
so when we spotted PhotoFriday a couple weeks ago (on WhatISee, a site we like), it’s clean, simple and lightly focused style quickly drew us in! each week a topic is posted and anyone can post their photographic interpretation (part of what we love about PhotoFriday is that there aren’t a ton of rules) different topics get different levels of response but there’s usually several hundred. it would be hard to get through them all each week, but we don’t even try. just a few random clicks will yield plenty of interesting and diverse photo sites to look through. click on “linkviewer” for super easy browsing (and the noteworthy section directs you to some of the best.) and entering your own photo adds another way to have fun! here’s our shot for this weeks topic “Blossom” -
Bonus link – a favorite photolog discovered on PhotoFriday:
Fourteen Places to Eat – a visual diary of life in a small town
hire this man
since we’re on the fashion week tip… here’s a photo shot this morning of beautiful, sexy construction guy, working at the massive site on the corner diagonally opposite the Fashion shows in Bryant Park. omg, look at that smile…
crash this party
Levi’s is having a private street party tonight (something to do with fashion week and a launch), smack in the center of Orchard Street between Houston and Stanton, and taking up the entire block (at least this is what the guys setting it up told us.) we don’t have the scoop on when this party starts or what it will offer, but there were like 10 port-o-sans set up and lots of tents, plants and stuff being brought in this morning.
if it looks good, we have some ideas for you on how to crash it. tell the door people:
– you work on the block and need to get through
– you live on the block and will throw water balloons out your window if they don’t let you in
– you work for Content Party Rentals (that’s the name of the company setting up the tents and stuff) and are delivering a part, or bringing the manager his back-up cell phone battery or something…
– you work for A Royal Flush (the company providing the port-o-sans) and someone reported leaking port-o-san (our personal favorite)
we also did a little web snooping and found this cool event happening Sunday on the block: The 3rd Annual Stores A GoGo - The Only Downtown Fashion Week alternative to Bryant Park + the only shows open to the Public + Press.
“On Sunday, September 12, at 1 PM, outdoors on Orchard Street @ Stanton, THIRTY of the most talented rated next L.E.S. designers will present, during Fashion Week, their Fall 2004 and Spring 2005 Collections in a fashion forward afternoon of runway shows (at 2 PM and 4PM), dj Girlina, cuisine from neighborhood restaurants, art, shopping, and after parties. “
demo derby decadence
photos from the Columbia County Fair last weekend, including 4 spectacular rounds of Demolition Derby (women won 2 of the 4 derbies) bright colored cars with crazy slogans, tons of excellent crashing and crunching, a burst gas tank and fire, fights in the stands (more on that next week) – it was insanely FUN!
and that was even before we hit the midway, games, rides, and the beer tent…