It’s the end of 2012. It was a great year. Here are some things that made an impact on me. Not all necessarily of them are necessarily from this year, but this was the year that they entered my sphere.
Einstein on the Beach
I’ve had a subscription to BAM’s Next Wave Festival for ten years. Einstein on the Beach, Philip Glass and Robert Wilson’s 1976 opera, was the opener to this year’s festival, and it was by far the best thing I’ve ever seen at BAM and among the best experiences of music and performance that I’ve ever had. . . . Read on
Ben UFO lands at 12-turn-13 to join Eamon and me for the next edition of The Mister. We love Ben. He runs the great Hessle Audio label alongside Pearson Sound and Pangaea; he is a stellar DJ; and he is a really nice guy. (Also, he has special bonus points for hosting us on his Rinse FM show back in May.)
Beer’s on the house from ten to eleven, and the late-night bagel bar gets rolled out at about four (the bagels are on the house, too). We think this one’s gonna be busy. (Surprise!) Buying tickets is a good idea.
Alright, folks. Sadly we’re gonna have to cancel today’s Mister Sunday at the Grove. Between the wind, the rain, the chilly temps and the lack of public transit, it seems like a pretty crummy day for a party. We can’t complain too much. It’s been a great season otherwise.
Anyway, be safe today and tomorrow, and we’ll talk to you soon!!!
So we had some power issues on Sunday. We think it was all the new lights we’re using to keep the Grove illuminated as the sun goes down earlier. Or it could’ve been the four-mixer setup we had in the booth. Anyway, we think we’ve got it fixed for this week, but here’s a video of a spontaneous drum circle erupting when the lights went off last Sunday. Then Martin Luther King, Jr. Then Bob Marley. It was all good fun in the end.
What a weekend. For the grand finale of our 100th party, we had Brooklyn Steppers, a super talented group of youngsters from our favorite borough in the world. They were amazing! Our friend Whitney Landa captured this quick video on her phone. Thanks for sending it over, Whitney.