Williamsburg, Brooklyn Has Jumped the Shark

Williamsburg, Brooklyn Has Jumped the Shark

For the past seven years, I’ve lived in Brooklyn. New York. Before moving to Williamsburg, the worldwide epicenter of hip, I lived in Billyburg’s kissing cousin, Greenpoint. Both have been subjected to an aggressive gentrification agenda. One of the most aggressive in recent years. With gentrification comes hipsters. A lot of hipsters. Revelation 9:3-10 “Then Continue reading Williamsburg, Brooklyn Has Jumped the Shark

Nerk

Nerk

nerk noun A technologically focused individual who can not help but make other people feel inferior in their lack of technological experience or prowess. “Our helpdesk rep, Nathan, is a real nerk.” synonyms: jerk, asshole, dick, dummy, prick Thanks to the proliferation of technology, we are currently living in real life version of Revenge of Continue reading Nerk

Rectify – The best show you aren’t watching.

Rectify – The best show you aren’t watching.

“I think we should banish expectations and re-instate wonder.“* Consider it re-instated. Season three of the Sundance Channel’s show “Rectify”  wrapped up last night with a few tears from the actors (and this viewer) and an uncharacteristic hint of optimism. For the past month I’ve tried to muscle up words to describe how good the Continue reading Rectify – The best show you aren’t watching.

We Suffer Alone

We Suffer Alone

I’m writing from a place of sadness. A kind of empty sadness unlike any other I have ever known. I lost my mother recently. Well, it’s not like I misplaced her, she passed away. And wrestling with my emotions surrounding it is, on the best day, odd. On the worst? Painful. These days are the Continue reading We Suffer Alone

Good News/Bad News

Good News/Bad News

The good news is that I’ve made Gold Status in the Hilton Rewards Program. I’m not entirely sure what that means, but according to Hilton it’s something to be celebrated. The bad news is that my mother has suffered a “serious heart attack” (as opposed to the mild ones?!). She’s got a respirator down her Continue reading Good News/Bad News

President Obama is on WTF Podcast

President Obama is on WTF Podcast

Typically, I hate this shit. I don’t think a sitting president should do talk shows, but I LOVE the fact that Marc Maron is interviewing a sitting president. It’s that type of stuff that makes me LOVE this country. For real. POTUS on WTF. Check it out. It’s worth it, especially after last weeks crap.

(sigh) They’re at it again.

(sigh) They’re at it again.

Comcast still doesn’t give a f*ck. They’re still the largest Telecommunications lobbying force in D.C. to the tune of almost $17 million dollars in 2014 lobbying for Telecommunications…by way of comparison, they spent $100,000 lobbying for television. Guess which category the Internet falls under? Control the media, control the message. This is happening now and you Continue reading (sigh) They’re at it again.

Stick the Narrative

Stick the Narrative

In gymnastics, it’s called stick the landing – v. phr. – to finish an athletic, gymnastic, or other sports performance with an ideal pose or stance, especially after a jump or leap. In media, let’s call it stick the narrative – v. phr. – to adhere to a particular message or thought despite contrary evidence; Continue reading Stick the Narrative

Saturday April 11

Saturday April 11

Greetings! This Friday and Saturday (4.10 & 4.11)  I am participating in another 24 hour play festival with the fabulous folks at Rising Sun Performance Company. I participated in their festival back in October and had a helluva good time. ALL the plays and performances were really great (I’m not just saying that either…I really Continue reading Saturday April 11

Listen Up Rufus – Little Steven & the Disciples of Soul – Men Without Women

Listen Up Rufus – Little Steven & the Disciples of Soul – Men Without Women

OK Rufus, today I am going to talk to you about the first Little Steven & the Disciples of Soul album, Men Without Women. Yes, I am aware you are a dog. You’re my dog, which means you should be well versed in awesome music and this album qualifies as awesome. Huh? Why was it Continue reading Listen Up Rufus – Little Steven & the Disciples of Soul – Men Without Women