Jay-Z & Mary J. Blige
I went to the Jay-Z & Mary J. Blige “Heart of the City” concert last night at the Meadowlands. The Mary J. portion went on a little too long. Listening to more than an hour of R&B (….make that 15 minutes), even fantastic soaring virtuosic R&B, is pretty tiring for me. The Jay-Z half was like Christmas morning. I couldn’t help but be surprised by how many...
I’m been trying to branch out with new music. I’ve been going through Pitchfork’s Best New Music 2007 and downloading anything I think will have some bounce to it (I usually only listen to commercial rap and electronic, so its hard for me to get into the straight singer-songwriter stuff). Jens Lekman’s “Night Falls Over Kortedala” has been the best of the...
I went to the Met on Friday. I don’t know what I was expecting, but I was dissapointed in the “Jasper Johns: Gray” exhibit. It was a big exhibit of gray canvases that I found nondescript. I enjoyed the small contemporary photography survey, but it was really small, maybe 10 works. The highight of the visit was the Damien Hirst shark I saw. Almost every time I’ve read...
David Chang New Yorker piece
Its not available online, but I really enjoyed the David Chang piece in the New Yorker this week.
A rat who dreamed of becoming a gourmet chef, cool animation, what’s not to like?