Friday, April 25, 2008

The Kissing Booth: Final Three Shows Kick Off TONIGHT!

The Kissing Booth presents: Final Three Shows Kickoff!

WHERE: The Tank
WHEN: Friday April 25th, 2008
doors at 10:00 PM, show at 10:30 PM
COST: ABSOLUTELY FREE!
$3 Bud Light available all night, $4 wine

Brandy & Sara are nearing the two year anniversary of their show! That’s right, almost two years of nonsense, hi-jinx, lewd talk and overall drunken bumbling is nigh. After some careful consideration, the gals have decided to take a hiatus after they hit that mark- so come on down for the 1st of three final shows! That’s right- the countdown has begun! Come cram in some on-the-clock comedy!

With:


Brad Steuernagel!

Jay Bois!

Neil Statsny!

Rob Gordon!

Giulia Rozzi!

Videos from Oren Brimer/Pete Holmes/Matt McCarthy, Classy Comedy & Matt Ruby

…and more TBA!


Be there!


www.myspace.com/thekissingboothnyc

www.thetanknyc.org

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Hey You Guys, I Played With The Ween!!!



I'm going to see Ween at McCarren Pool if it kills me. Also this movie makes me happy, and I do not care a fig if you say otherwise. Enjoy It's Pat!: The Movie.

Horsey Rides! Steppin' Out! Pop Off! Bring It Son!


One of the most traumatic moments of my life to date, was seeing a picture of someone I was in the process of having my heart broken by, beyond inebriated, riding a kiddie ride outside of a New York bodega. It was clear from this wacky photo that a night of drunken fun had taken place, and that this night the kind of shit-kicker that was worth posting photo proof of, and, sadly, that said night coincided with me not getting the usual phone call. Take it from me- when they don't call, they are up to something and there is just no other explanation. Life Lesson #1, folks.

Anyway, this was my first concrete clue that things were about to get straight up soul-crushing. And, oh, were they ever. But I forgive you, kiddie rides. You are but an innocent bystander in the world of drunk pranksters. You can't help that you were taken advantage of by a creep- or any creep, really. Not could I, in hindsight.

And so this clip from Bad Girls Club II was a welcome treat.

CLICK HERE FOR "Ride 'Em" SINCE THE OXYGEN WEB VIDEO EMBEDDER IS A PIECE OF GARBAGE

I don't have much time in my life to say, read the Penguin Classics Library or meditate. But watch a bunch of fun, wild, mouthy broads fighting all the day long?!? Oh, I do implore you to sign my ass up, kind sire!


And just for fun, here is a clip that also reminds me of my stated dealings with dopes of the male variety:


CLICK HERE FOR "Tanisha's Lament" SINCE THE OXYGEN WEB VIDEO EMBEDDER IS A PIECE OF GARBAGE

You tell 'em, Tanisha, you tiger!

Friday, April 04, 2008

This Time I Know It's For Real.


This Time I Know It's For Real from anya. on Vimeo.

It's been almost 2 years since Sara & I made our foray into the variety show world with our humble entry, The Kissing Booth. No, there is no actual kissing booth involved. Well, once there was, but it was for charity only and it got way out of hand. Enough said.

We didn't have any idea what we were doing- and still admittedly don't- but we knew we wanted to do something that made us happy. And we hoped that it would make people who came happy, too. As we begin to get to the end of the show's run, that's still the goal.

This video was commissioned for the very first Kissing Booth, ever. It was meant to be a segment where, we filmed live action creepy background videos-the type of which you see and howl with drunken laughter at when you are out at karaoke-and then performed them as the finale to our show. Sadly, the video was burned to a disk that would not play the opening night at the show, and which froze during it being played, never to move again. So no one really got to see the magic that night.

BUT! Here is in all its glory, and with the two year anniversary coming up, here's to hoping it may but yet have its day in the sun!

Thanks to Patrick, Bri and MT of Party Central USA and Jerry Miller. And, as always, Anya.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Songs What I Forgot: The Things We Do For Love, 10cc



Just such an amazing song. I'm amazed how this style of music was huge, then fell out of favor, and now is back in such a big way (albeit packaged differently, but still). I think it was always kick-ass. And then there's the fact that it's sung by 10cc, who if you don't know, you are dumb. Sorry but, you just are. And here is why.

Two members from this awesome band- Godley & Creme- were also responsible for concepting/directing the Police video for Wrapped Around Your Finger (yes, the one with all the candles), Herbie Hancock's upsettingly awesome video for Rockit, and when not directing MTV video megahits, they had 85's hit single Cry (a format later to be ripped off by mega-molester Michael Jackson). Not to be ignored, another 10cc member, Grahm Gouldman, sang the leads on the ONLY soundtrack that I may possibly love more than Xanadu- yes, it's true there is but ONE competitor in my heart for the affections of ELO (which is funny since people often compare both bands to the Beatles AND, Jeff Lynne produced Free As A Bird and Godley & Creme directed the video for Real Love- NERD ALERT). And that film would be 1980's Animalympics. I mean, listen to this. It STILL makes me bawl.

I am a nerd. Did I mention that? Oh. OK. Well I am one. Yep.