Girls Don’t Cry: YouTube Videos & 9PM Tonight @ The Knitting Factory In NYC

April 16, 2007

KF entry

Knitting Factory – New York
74 Leonard Street
New York, NY 10013
Tel: (212) 219-3132
Fax: (212) 219-3401

Box Office Hours
Monday to Saturday: 10 AM until close

See the poster in this previous post.

If you’re one of those poor souls who can’t make it, great news! There are now a bunch of videos of Girls Don’t Cry on YouTube!

Girls Don’t Cry drummer Liz Kelly Kickin’ It In The Studio
GDC YT Liz

This clip was recorded at Flatiron Rock in the Flatiron Disctrict of Manhattan in December of 2006. The song is “If I Could Be You” and a camera shy Liz lays down the law with her drums.

Girls Don’t Cry performing “Beautiful Thoughts” live
GDC YT Beautiful Thoughts

This clip was recorded during the Girls Don’t Cry Valentine’s residency at Pianos on the Lower East Side of Manhattan on February 22, 2007. The girls donned 80’s style spandex sweatsuits for kicks.

Girls Don’t Cry performing “That’s The Sound” live
GDC YT That’s The Sound

This clip was recorded during the Girls Don’t Cry Valentine’s residency at Pianos on the Lower East Side of Manhattan on February 22, 2007. The girls donned 80’s style spandex sweatsuits for kicks.

Girls Don’t Cry performing “I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker” live
GDc YT I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker

This clip was recorded during the Girls Don’t Cry Magic City Music Hall headline show in Johnson City, NY on January 20, 2007. The girls were greeted with an extra dose of love since Rachael grew up in nearby Endicott, NY.

Girls Don’t Cry Inside Their First Limo Ride
GDC YT LImo

This clip was recorded during the first Girls Don’t Cry limo ride. The band was en-route to Union Endicott High School before a live show and Q&A session on January 19, 2007. The girls were greeted with an extra dose of love since Rachael graduated from the school a few years back.

Girls Don’t Cry Bassist Caitlin Recording A Sexy Groove
GDC YT Caitlin

This clip was recorded at Flatiron Rock in the Flatiron Disctrict of Manhattan in December of 2006. The song is “What Do You Think Of Me Now” and Caitlin feels the heat of future Paparazzi.

Girls Don’t Cry performing “Add It Up” live
GDC YT Add It Up

This clip was recorded during the Girls Don’t Cry Magic City Music Hall headline show in Johnson City, NY on January 20, 2007. Guitarist/Singer Sora-An leaves her guitar behind to mingle with the crowd.

Girls Don’t Cry performing “Girls Don’t Cry” live
GDC YT Girls Don’t Cry

This clip was recorded during the Girls Don’t Cry Magic City Music Hall headline show in Johnson City, NY on January 20, 2007. The girls were greeted with an extra dose of love since Rachael grew up in nearby Endicott, NY.

Girls Don’t Cry guitarist Sora An Creating Amp Feedback
GDc YT Sora Amp

This clip was recorded at Flatiron Rock in the Flatiron Disctrict of Manhattan in December of 2006. The song is “Step On Out” and Sora is creating feedback on a souped up Germino guitar rig (courtesy of Jeremy Backoffen and Black Creek Guitars, New Paltz, NY)

Girls Don’t Cry Eating Pizza Before A Show In NYC
GDc YT Pizza

This clip was recorded at NYC’s legendary The Bitter End in Greenwich Village on February 13, 2007. The girls are stoked and Caitlin shows us how to eat a NYC slice in style.

Click here to see other posts in this blog about Girls Don’t Cry

Click here for the post about their final Pianos residency show, seen in the videos

Click here for the post about their mini-upstate New York State tour


Keeping TV Unreal

April 16, 2007

Why I stormed out of the Apprentice premiere party

This is an old item, but it was new to me.

Can’t have “real” in those “reality” shows. No.

Previously in this blog:
What Is Wrong With You People?!!?
Could Anyone Say This About You?
The Kids Are All Fucked Up


The Looting Of America Continues…

April 16, 2007

Who’s next to get screwed?

Truckers are proud of what they do, and consider themselves loyal Americans, generally trusting of Government, and frowning on those who dissent. However, I think that this frame of mind is about to change, if plans to implement the North American Union comes into being.

While mention of the North American Union has not yet received much media attention, details of this latest trade treaty between Canada, Mexico, and the US are beginning to leak out. One of the details which is causing considerable consternation to American truckers would allow Mexican truckers to ship all goods coming into the United States.

Mexican trucks and their drivers, though not held to the high safety standards to which their American counterparts are held, will be given access to the US highway system regardless. Nor will the Mexican truckers have to pay road use taxes as American truckers are required to do.

The idea of unsafe Mexican trucks bringing in goods made in Mexico and other foreign countries on roads paid for and maintained by the US taxpayer — while American truckers are shut out — is intolerable. While American truckers plan to protest, this latest move by the scoundrels in Washington should come as no surprise, being just a continuation of the selling out of America and the betrayal of the American people.

Because of the coming North American Union, which will make lower-paid labor readily available, the higher-paid American trucker will no longer be needed.

Previously in this blog:
When Science And Reality Wave Bye-Bye To One Another…
All That Free Money And I Never Knew The Party Was Going Down Or Even Got An Invite. As Usual!
First Cracks, Then Crumble, Then Crash
The Answer Is Yes
When An Economy Crashes, Baby, There Are No Airbags!
And Then Google’s Stock Finally Thank You Jesus Crashes And Takes The Entire Global Economy Down The Toilet, Thank You Science!
The Road to Great Depression 2.0


The Song That Makes Me Cry

April 16, 2007

The Strange Death Of Liberal England MySpace page — listen to A Day Another Day

Arturo Bandini now has an anthem.

And it makes me cry.

The Los Angeles Public Library, on West 5th Street, became a sanctuary for Bukowski when he was downtown looking for a job — a grand, richly ornamented building with all the books he might want to read. There were even girls to peek at. He went as often as possible, hoping to find something which expressed how he felt as an unhappy and restless young man. Then one day he discovered a book that became so significant in his life he likened finding it to discovering ‘gold in the city dump’.John Fante’s novel, Ask the Dust, is written in a strikingly spare and lucid style with short paragraphs and short chapters, but it was the subject matter that was, at least initially, more interesting to Bukowski. The hero, Arturo Bandini, is a twenty-year-old would-be writer, the son of immigrant parents, who feels cut off from society. He wants to write about life and love, but has little experience of either so he goes to live in a flophouse at a place called Bunker Hill where he meets and falls in love with a beautiful girl.Bukowski was enthralled by the story — seeing himself in Arturo Bandini — and incredibly excited by the fact that Bunker Hill was a real place, a shabby district of rooming houses directly across the street from the library where he sat with the book in his hands.

The specific place Fante romanticized in Ask the Dust was Bunker Hill, but more generally he wrote about downtown Los Angeles which was very different to the drowsy LA suburbs where Bukowski had grown up. Downtown bustled with garment makers, jewellers, street vendors, paper boys, cops, prostitutes, thieves and hawkers, all busy with some mysterious and important task. There were ethnic restaurants with crashing kitchens; back alleys where stock boys shared cigarettes; seedy bars; hotels both grand, like the Biltmore, and dives where the hookers worked. The funicular railway, Angel’s Flight, climbed Bunker Hill and then racketed down again, spilling him across the street into Grand Central Market.

When he had a few dollars, Bukowski drank in the local bars and imagined himself part of Fante’s world, inspired to try and become a writer himself. ‘Fante was my god,’ he later wrote, describing the intoxicating effect of Ask the Dust. ‘He was to be a lifelong influence on my writing.’
— Charles Bukowski: Locked in the Arms of a Crazy Life – the biography by Howard Sounes; pgs. 18-19

And:

Yes, Fante had a mighty effect upon me. Not long after reading these books I began living with a woman. She was a worse drunk than I was and we had some violent arguments, and often I would scream at her, “Don’t call me a son of a bitch! I am Bandini, Arturo Bandini!”
— Preface by Charles Bukowski to Ask the Dust by John Fante

A huge thank you to Warren Ellis.

Additional:
John Fante wikipedia entry
Charles Bukowski wikipedia entry
Who was John Fante? Salon article
John Fante… Hemingway by the Bay
A Sad Flower In The Sand PBS Independent Lens

Update:
The Strange Death Of Liberal England band blog


Oh Christ. Go See Kurt Vonnegut’s Site. Now.

April 16, 2007

Absolutely brilliant.

Previously in this blog:
Kurt Vonnegut: R.I.P.
Our President’s An Ass, But I’d Defend Him Against This!


No, It’s Not Over Yet. At Least Not In This Blog.

April 16, 2007

The Fall of Imus and the Culture of the Unforgiving

Personally I’d rather live in a “Warts And All” culture rather than what our culture has become – one that eradicates people who dare show their warts. Warts are not politically correct, however, a certain kind of soul sickness that demands a call for blood whenever there’s an “unacceptable” or “offensive” utterance is evidently the new status quo.

May God forgive us. Nobody else will. They’re too busy, what with the public bloodlettings and all.

Previously in this blog:
OK, Now What About The Happy-Headed Nos?
Dear God, When Will It End? And Whose Blood Is Next?
First Apologize For Being A Gutless Eejit, Then…
Oh For Christ’s Sake! Shut Up Already!
Civility, Decency, And Democracy? You Don’t Know The Meaning Of Those Words!
Maybe When We Surrendered To Crybabies About Speech?
Goddammit! Knock It The Fuck Off Already!
When You Let Loose The Dogs Of War, Don’t Fucking Cry When They Turn On You And Bite Your Smug-Ass Face Off

Also previously in this blog:
“What If You Support Fags? What Does That Make You?”
And Then There Were None
The Homo Fag Queer We All Owe


Will Someone Please Diagnose WTF Is Wrong With Sony?

April 16, 2007

New Sony DVDs Not Working In Some Players

Previously in this blog:
April 2007: Cancel Sony Boycott
April 2007: Boycott Sony Month?


Intel To Go Linux — Maemo Linux?!

April 16, 2007

Intel’s MID UMPCs: So long XP/Vista, hello Linux

Engadget is reporting that Intel will directly develop UMPCs based on Linux, not Microsoft Windows Vista.

This looks like Maemo:

Intel MID 01

While this UI looks like what’s on the Pepper Pad 3:

Intel MID 02

I scratch my head. Are these just mockups or something actually in development?

If it’s Maemo, the underlying basis for the Nokia 770, run for your lives!

Previously in the blog:
It’s Time To Stop Looking At Cheap Devices!


People Go To Movies To, Uh, Learn Things?

April 16, 2007

“Spider-Man 3” shows soul-searching superhero

“It’s more intense — you still have great action but certainly it’s the deepest of the three. Kids and adults will learn so much more from this than from a movie that’s just wham-shezam,” he added.

–linkswipe via Warren Ellis

Previously in this blog:
It’s The People, Stupid!
Movies You Must See And I Guarantee You Haven’t!
Could Anyone Say This About You?
David Bamford Reviews Another Movie!
Reference: SF/Sci-Fi TV, Movies
The Kids Are All Fucked Up
Heather The Hot: Did This Movie Warp Her?
Reference: Finding Local Movies With Google
Funny Trailer. Go See.
David Bamford Does The Math On The Number 23 Movie
Reference: Obscure DVDs For Rent/Sale
Note To Self: See This Movie
Where I Live, Most People Want To Be Al Pacino’s Scarface
Just Popped In To Say Alex Cox Is A God!! Kneel!
Note To Myself: Get This Movie!
The Joy Of Silent Film
One Of These Days I Will See This
Help Out Someone Being Crushed By MammothMedia!
More Movies I Haven’t But Now Want To See


Starting The Day With A Sinfest Giggle

April 16, 2007

Cause the rest of this day will be ugly!

Losers Unite