Friday, December 29, 2006
weeks finally over...i had a good one for sure...lots of merriment...went to pizza party last night to talk shit on the interweb...big shout to dave, havn't seen him in forever...i hope new years goes off without a hitch...i love walking down the street to a big party...if you get bored of trannies and interpol songs, come down and say hello at enid's...hopefully i wont be locked in the haunted dj castle for too long...oh, i have another art show in january...i'll keep ya posted...c-ya.
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
"why am i at work?"...a valid question indeed...i really have no answer for this...i will be just sitting here all day drawing i suppose...prolly try to leave early...christmas eve was a blast...oldies, canadians, and inflateable santas getting helped out of chimneys by inflateable reindeer...arrested development marathon on christmas day and a maine coon cat was nice...sound of music is so long, but its kinda like 'stripes', you turn it off when they go to germany...gotta give it up for kelly who is f'n dirty 30 today...love ya babe.
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
whew lord a mercy...i almost had a breakdown yesterday im sorry to say...had to get off the train at 3rd ave. and spend the day buying myself stuff so i wouldnt go nutz...the list included, ac adapter fpr ipods, simpsons season 9, and some more records for up coming friday night at enid's and new years eve as well, for which i made this super gay flyer...toko and dustin will be working that night, can't tell you how stoked i am on that...i tried to draw a portrait of toko once, i remember it not looking anything like her...but as she is japanese, she was very polite about it...iHeart is giving me a mini show in january, i'll be sure to keep all you kids updated...oh, want to give a special shout to brad and elizabeth on their 1 year anniversary, i can't imagine a radder pair of bros being together than you guys...peace and shit.
Monday, December 18, 2006
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
As usual i am promoting the only band that matters...jeff is achieving some sort of literary apex with his new invite to their show at PS1 tomorrow...if you don't come to the shows, i don't wanna hear how they are yr favorite band next year when they win a paper magazine nightlife award...this is directed at vile, half-men like beck and moby, who manage to ruin everthing awesome...oh, come to heathers bar tonight for the return of pizza party...i hear the Noid is gonna be dancing to oldies...heres jeff's email for your perusement...
Dearest Patrons of the Arts,
THE JEWISH are scheduled to perform at a truly gala event…FINALLY! As you know THE JEWISH have been practically ignored by the NYC music scene (and by most of you) for the first year of our existence. Our band is so pleased to FINALLY be accepted into what appears to be a very exclusive teir of the contemporary arts cognoscenti. I think maybe we’ve found a home. We personally can’t wait to rub elbows and schmooze with some of the greatest artists alive on the planet!! We’ll be the first to admit that we don’t really know much about art itself BUT if there’s one thing THE JEWISH have learned about the NYC art scene is that it’s home to some of the most GENUINE and down to earth folks around. It’s a world refreshingly free of the kind of nepotism and charlatanism that runs rampant on the music scene. Moreover, these people are basically just HANDING us a giant pile of money to do what ever we want!!! That would NEVER happen at a rock club (trust us).
If THE JEWISH were lazy, pretentious and shamelessly self-indulgent WE COULD just get up there and do something totally boring, politically obvious and devoid of any entertainment value whatsoever and still get paid. We considered that, but then we remembered something very important….fans. Besides, that type of bullshit would never work in New York. People are way too discriminating here. Take for example the multiple mediums/video/performance/installation artist Sharon Hayes who will be performing last on the bill. Check out a description of her act http://www.shaze.info/my%20fellow%20americans.html. As you can see this is going to be a lot of fun.
There is also FREE BOOZE (not sure about snacks). So don’t be thrown off or intimidated by all this confusing art stuff. If you just want to show up, party and maybe smoke out a little it’s totally fucking cool.
Word has been spreading about our last show where THE JEWISH performed THE ENTIRE REPO MAN SOUNDTRACK. Check it out… http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.myvideos. So, as you can see when we tell you we’re doing an “all new” set WE’RE NOT FUCKING AROUND!!! Some fans have asked us to reprise The Repo Man thing. Not gonna happen. You snooze you loose. So what do we have up our sleeves this time out?
We are going to feature an old friend and former bandmate of ours from the old days. His name is Smokey. Now I know that name might not mean anything to anybody reading this, but he’s been an invisible muse/silent advocate of our music for about 20 years. Really, he’s been THE WIND BENEATH OUR WINGS. Anyhow, since ol’ Smokey has rolled into town we’ve taken a good hard look at ourselves & our MUSIC especially. Smokey’s return has made us realize that we’ve changed…a lot! I guess it’s not like those first four years when 3 young guys bought a houseboat in Marin County and tried to take on the world! Awe hell!!! Three caballeros on an endless siesta!!! Anyhow, Smokey was pretty P.O’d that we weren’t jamming on any of our old shit. He called THE JEWISH “weak” and “obvious”. It hurt, but only for a minute. Smokey, frustrated and bitchy, figured rather than BEAT US he’d JOIN US!! So off we went!!! For the past10 days we’ve secluded ourselves in a sweaty little practice room. We’ve been revisiting some long-forgotten pre-THE JEWISH chestnuts and also written a couple new tunes too!!! This has really been like a rebirth for us. Smokey has been working our asses really hard and even though we’re getting pretty tight…he’s also totally loosened us up. He’s amazing. So strong. This whole transformation has got us wondering…is this still THE JEWISH or SMOKEY’S PLAYTHINGS? Hmmmmmm? Come find out for your self.
THE JEWISH (?)
DJ SPENCER SWEENEY
And performance “artist” Sharon Hayes
Thursday, December 14, 2006
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center
22-25 Jackson Ave. at 46th Ave.
Long Island City, Queens
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
rough couple of days kids...overdid it on saturday night, complete with table dancing and hopping...was still paying for it up until last night...feeling better today...bought alot of records last weekend...real classics...wanna try to start having a slowdance or 2 at dj nights from now on...i got Bread's "If" for those special moments...jay green and i sat through "inland empire" im starting to realize that i was kinda into it in a weird way even though i couldnt wait for it to be over...definitely a head scratcher, brain tickler....holiday parties are among us...let us give praise.
Friday, December 08, 2006
should be fun tonight...couple of parties...wakka wakka...ive been a major stay at home mom lately...time to fly my coop...my jordans are hurting my foot today...this girl asked me if i like jordans on the train today going uptown...i lied and said yes...its cold as hell out there, i know that for sure...twin peaks and mission of burma are making me excited to be alive today...peace, hope i see u guys tonight.
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
this is a recreation of a drawing i did while megan cut snowflakes like a champion at enid's last night...we were waiting on sam jayne but he took forevs so i made him this drawing and split...hope he wasn't too wizzed...oh, if you ever wonder what the prettiest most rad song in the world is, i figured it out...it's "Sweetness" by Yes...your welcome.
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
chavez tickets are coming in the mail for me...thanks ticketmaster!...im ready to get out of werk and eat some ef'n meatballs already...possible hot toddy(sp?) on the way at daddy's...i think all the holiday parties are starting soon...gonna try to do as many as i can, don't anybody get bent out of shape if i skip yours...it just means your boring and i hate you...jees, i dunno what to write about anymore...i do so little these days...wait, not true...i watched miami vice last night...made me want to screw in a speedboat, or shoot a hatian dude.
Monday, December 04, 2006
Friday, December 01, 2006
few things that rip and kinda rule...
5.1st Angelwitch ep
7.Megan Pflugs upcoming solo show
8.Tenacious D movie...sorry girls!
9.Anything Aurel Schmidt makes
10.all my beloved friends