Friday, November 29, 2013

Where is it?

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013

Ari Hest, Highline Ballroom, Chelsea.

1. Concrete Sky
2. The Weight
3. Winter of Yes
4. How Would I Know
5. When and If
6. All Because
7. Set in Stone
8. Couldn't Have Her
9. Snow
10. Try
11. One Two
12. The Fire Plays
13. Business of America
14. Cranberry Lake
15. Dead End Driving
16. Something to Look Forward To

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Broadway Loves The Spice Girls, Canal Room, Tribeca.

Friday, November 08, 2013

Thanks to the nice people at Obscura Society NY I had a chance to visit the office of Countdown Entertainment at 1 Times Square, home of...THE BALL.


THE BALL is enormous...

...and hella bright.

You don't notice from far away, and wouldn't unless you got RIGHT UP to it, but all of the tiles are not the same. There are several different designs, and they change every year.

The ball famously switched to its current "crystal ball" configuration for the Millennium celebration, first using light bulbs...

...before switching to this all LED design in 2007...

...then further refinements in 2008 to the design that we have today.

The "office" itself is basically just a large conference room with a large bathroom off to the side. Nothing too thrilling, but here's a picture of the bathroom anyway, just because.

Great view, though.

In all a very exciting, informative and educational outing with the Obscura people. Need to schedule another event with them soon.

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Gregg Swann tribute and CD release, Parkside Lounge, LES.