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October 25th


visited the New York City High Line


saw the Diane Von Furstenberg store with color-changing windows


saw the Assume Vivid Astro Focus exhibit at Phillips de Pury & Company via the High Line


saw the Gansevoort Hotel


saw the Standard Hotel


watched traffic go by on the 10th Avenue Square on the High Line


ate at Corsino Cantina restaurant


visited Fatty Crab restaurant


 


 


October 26th


saw the Fashion & Politics exhibit at the FIT Museum


saw the Gershwin Hotel


saw the Museum of Sex


saw the Lure Fishbar restaurant


ate at the Spring Natural restaurant


visited the PS1 Museum and saw the following five exhibits:


1...On-site: Chitra Ganesh


2...Laeandro Erlich: Swimming Pool


3...Learn to Read Art: A History of Printed Matter


4...Christian Marclay: 2822 Records (PS1)


5...Between Spaces


 


 


October 27th


listened to the following songs:


Hercules and Love Affair – Athene


Barry White – I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More, Babe


Crystal Waters – Gypsy Woman


Beanie Man featuring Chevelle – Dancehall Queen


Apparat – Hold On


Method Man & Mary J. Blige – You’re All I Need


Gorillaz – New Genious


Celine Dion – The Power of Love


Inner City – Power of Passion


The Black Ghosts – Some Way Through This


Something A La Mode – Rondo Parisiano featuring Karl Lagerfeld


Ten City – That’s the Way Love Is


Yeasayer - Sunrise


 


 


October 28th


visited ThisSpotd.it


visited Fastcompany.com


listened to the following songs:


Dionne Farris – I Know


The Black Ghosts – Some Way Through


Something A La Mode – Rondo Parisiano featuring Karl Lagerfeld


 


 


October 29th


listened to a live performance of the song Ghost Riders in the Sky


saw the Alexander McQueen, Gucci, and Versace fashion shows on style.com


saw the movie Paranormal Activity


saw the Sweet Million ad campaign in the NYC subway


saw the movie Rain Man


 


 


October 30th


saw the opera The Damnation of Faust at the Met


saw the movie 30 Days of Night


saw the movie Never Back Down


listened to the following songs:


Trey Songz – I Invented Sex


Lloyd – You 


 


 


October 31st


saw the movie Ghost


listened to the Righteous Brothers' Unchained Melody


 


 


The first thing that comes to mind is “Thug Love”.  I suppose because I had grown up in the Bronx and was used to thugs offering various forms of “love”, it’s something that might’ve been there (in my head) all along, but suddenly songs like “I Invented Sex” and “You” seem so delicate, reassuring, and nurturing in a way.  I can’t help but imagine an exhibit that takes visitors through the stages urban music has gone through, except this exhibit would do it audibly…people would walk into a space within a room and have their heads effortlessly filled with the sounds of music.  Perhaps James Dyson (inventor of the cyclonic vacuum and bladeless fan) could help.  The lyrics and beats within the songs are suggestive, bold, and often uncouth, but at the same time are like a whisper to the ear.  Imagine a slim and sexy tattooed Barry White.


 


I had never really noticed how colorfully lit New York is.  Shanghai, China is somewhat known for its color-changing neon lights that sprawl across apartment buildings and its Godzilla-sized TV screens that decorate building façades…it’s the nouveau riche coming through.  New York too holds its own.  We might be familiar with the Empire State buildings color-changing top…blue for Frank Sinatra, red and green for Christmas, but a night-time trip to New York’s Meatpacking District reveals Skittle-colored buildings at each turn: Diane Von Furstenberg’s color-changing store, the purple roof of the Gansevoort Hotel, and the electric blue lighting along the High Line all scream with pupil-shrinking displays of electricity and ingenuity…David LaChapelle’s dream come true.


 


Even in a “bad” economy, good restaurants never go out of business; some new ones even open up like Corsina Cantina, sister of Inoteca.


 


In fashion, “brighter the better” is rule of thumb for Spring Summer 2010.  Think “neon and fluorescent” and “futuristic and alien” just like buildings in China and New York…via Alexander McQueen, Versace, and others.


 

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GraceAnne says:
“Love the Gorillaz! -Do you know Mos Def's 'Umi Says'...it's an oldie, but a goodie...”
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Troy replies:
“didn't know about 'umi says' but thanks for sharing, its a chill lil song ;)”
Posted over 4 years ago
“Fabulous! ”
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