was 2016 just a bad dream?
well, maybe. but this is reality now, and it’s ours for the taking. all we have is now baby, so how are we going to spend our now? wallowing in the dredges of our sunken bank accounts? recounting the triumphs and defeats of last year’s augmented roster of lovers? looking in the mirror and trying to find ourselves beneath pallid skin and tired hearts and through eyes clouded by one tee many martoonis?
no. no no no. we are better than that. and actually now that i have you here, i’ve come up with some damn good ideas. whatever your resolutions are, you’ll find momentum to get them going here. or, at least some worthy distractions.
my resolution is to keep you moving, brooklyn. to keep that proverbial fire lit under your ass. so let’s get at it. it’s 2017, and it’s all ours.
this year i resolve to… turn off the tv and take in more art.
Chroma Key, part of the Exponential Festival at the Brick Theater in Williamsburg.
Tea Party + Cooking Demo at Little Choc Apothecary, Williamsburg
…to see more live music, especially jazz because then i can say at work on monday “oh yes, i just saw some live jazz” while drinking a scotch and smoking a cigar. indoors. before noon. you fucking sauvage.
NYC Winter Jazz Fest – kicks off tonight! all over the city.
..to go see more live music, especially indie bands because then i can say at work on monday “yeah i went and saw all these bands that you haven’t heard of because for some reason i got a finance degree and now im stuck speaking with you suits as if you are equals and yeah im wearing a fucking hoodie, my hangover will fade when the stamps on my wrists do. don’t ask anymore questions. drink your kcup brew and get out of my face. do you have any idea how much waste is produced by those things every year? you make me sick. you and the whiskey.”
BADBADNOTGOOD and Dayme Arocena and Lady Wray at Highline Ballroom, on the west side of Manhattan.
to finally write that
novel book of short stories play poem blog post tweet novel.
Gotham Writers Winter Open House, in the East Village.
to make really really bad decisions. and dance, magic, dance.
House of Yes turns ONE! Birthday Extravaganza in Bushwick.
…to go to manhattan more.
Chelsea Nights Concert Series at Chelsea Market.
Three Kings Day Parade in Spanish Harlem.
…to laugh more and to spend more time in gowanus.
50 First Jokes at the Bell House, Gowanus.
…to be caught with my pants down. more often and on purpose.
Pants Off Dance Off, House of Yes, Bushwick.
…to actively learn about the history and future of city structural relics instead of just bitching about gentrification.
Life of an American Ruin – Closing Reception at City Reliquary Museum in Williamsburgh (h added above so i followed suit.)
…to reduce my carbon footprint.
Mulchfest Treecycle in Prospect Park!
The No Pants Subway Ride, all over town.
…to see that guitarist liz is always telling me to go see.
Stephane Wrembel plays Barbes in Park Slope.