29 October 2012

Notes From A Quiet Dinner

Billy, Kelly, Scott & Myself @ Jo's: Elizabeth Street NYC

NYC & NJ are laying in wait for a hurricane to hit us pretty damn hard...  
I myself am all prepped with supplies and watching the skies while working on new pieces.
Thought it would be a good time to post some pics of a relaxing moment from the other night.

27 October 2012

Saint Etienne Live @ Webster Hall NYC

Saint Etienne brought their cool pop sophistication
to Webster Hall NYC this past Friday and I was lucky enough to
 score a ticket and the all-important perfect concert-viewing vantage point.

The elegant and ageless Sarah Cracknell was a delight to watch as she spent the
evening giving off a warm, engaging and celebratory vibe.  That honey-throated 
voice that I've been enjoying for over 20 years did not disappoint in person either. 

Opening act The Golden Filter really floored me.
Lead singer Penelope Trappes was arresting, bewitching and almost feral in her approach to the 
band's own songs as well as a surprise cover of "The Hardest Button To Button" by The White Stripes.
Let's just say that this concertgoer walked in familiar with this band, but definitely walked out a fan.