In the current New York Magazine, there’s great feature called “My First New York,” which took familiar faces from the city and asked them to write about their first experiences after moving here. So, for my own record, and anybody else who’d be interested, I’m going to type out mine. Reblog and do the same! (read the rest of Ricky’s story here)
I’m one of the only people in my social and work circles that is actually from New York City. I was born in Queens, on the E/F/G/R subway lines. I wasnt allowed to ride the subway alone until I was 12, at which point my parents let me take the subway home from middle school instead of the school bus (I went to a school for “special kids” in Little Neck that was about 8 miles away from my home).
First NY Story: when I was a week old my parents took me on the subway to a Yankees game. It ruled.
I am very disappointed that Kings is being cancelled. It’s a fantastic series based closely on one of the greatest Old Testament stories, the rise of David during the reign of King Saul in the books I & II Samuel.
Reverend (prophet) Samuel is played by Eamonn Walker, Reverend Said from Oz
“Ed was serious, a little reserved," adds Ament. "We’d stay up late having these deep conversations about life, and music, how we’d treat people right, if we ever ‘made it’. I trusted in him, and in the changes he brought.”—From a fantastic article in Mojo Magazine with a very detailed history of the band, transcribed by The Sky I Scrape
I saw Reuben Williams at the UCB two weekends ago but forgot to blog about it. They were really funny. I thought I worked with the funniest people in the world, but these guys definitely got game and are worth seeing.