Thursday, April 30, 2009

Obama's 100 Days

Well he's officially a 100 days in. I wanted to post a very well written article by David Gergen, a former Reagan advisor and one of the few Republican analysts on CNN. I appreciate his opinion on matters above all others on the network, as he seems to be the most unbiased of the bunch. The article sums up (3) major criterias on how to judge a President's 1st 100 days. All in all - we got a long way to go.

Looking Through The Lens Of History - via CNN

Thursday Bomb Tracks

Sea Legs - The Shins
Heads Will Roll - Yeah Yeah Yeah's
Children of December - The Slip
Tightrope - Yeasayer
The Trouble With River Cities - Pela

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

SDSG Weekend Recap

Hope everyone had a good weekend. Things kicked off Friday evening for us @ Webster Hall, watching the artist Young Love go BiG @ his closeout residency show. Nice to have a few special guests (Trip & Nash) show up late night for the after-after party. With little sleep under our belts (besides Z who went to bed at a nervous 12:15AM), we all met up on Saturday at Jules Jazz for a mix of laid back music, tasty bloody mary's & what may be the best breakfast concoction on planet Earth, the 'Croque Madam'.

Post brunch was spent at apt 4W, blasting Boss tunes, doling out berations (some clean / some dirty) & gearing up for what turned out to be one of the musical highlights of the year - the Deads performance at the Garden.

Lets just say that our crew was in our element rocking out to one of the greatest bands of all time. To see these originals playing at such a high caliber was a real treat. Personal highlights included an awesome version of Sugaree, a jammed out St Stephen & a blazin cover of the Rolling stones "Gimme Shelter".

After the previous two days, shelter is exactly what the doctor ordered for this guy. Sunday was spent lamping @ the park with the broham...pretty ladies everywhere, a cool breeze and a nice buzz taboot. A great ending to an awesome weekend in April

Monday, April 27, 2009

Friday, April 24, 2009

TGIF - Oh yeah!

Stoked its Friday. Supposed to be 80 throughout the weekend. Tonight SDSG and friends will be attending Young Love's closeout show at Webster Hall (sweet) > a Saturday blowout Dead show @ MSG (more sweet). Sunday it's out to Stamford CT for a birthday fiesta at the beach house.... drinking games, clean berations, batties, good looks, bomb tracks and great weather???.


Tuesday, April 21, 2009


A Tampa-area high school pitcher named Patrick Schuster just pitched his 4th straight no-hitter Monday (yes - you read that right), breaking a 24 year old state record in the process. WoW!

Throughout the streak he recorded 60 strikeouts & 30 straight hitless innings.

Seriously, that might be the one of the more difficult, if not the most difficult feat I've have ever heard of. It is rare for anyone in their lifetime to see a single no-hitter pitched in Highschool or the Pros. For a kid to pitch his 4th in a row is absolutely mind boggling.. make the whole thing somehow sweeter, his herculean effort helped wrap up a state championship for his team. Dauumn!

New KOL Tour Dates

They just added (2) new tour dates which will have them swinging into the NY area early September. Tickets go on sale this Friday and are $45 bones

See ya in Jerz.


Wed 8/12 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
Thu 8/13 Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledom
Sat 8/15 Vancouver, BC General Motors Place
Mon 8/17 Portland, OR Rose Garden
Sat 9/12 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
Mon 9/14 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Two For Tuesday - Young Love Edition


I first saw Young Love (aka Dan Keyes) two years ago @ the Hiro Ballroom on New Years Eve. Having never listened to his music before, I wasn't sure what to expect. Well, lets just say by the end of the first song, me and the rest the crowd were pretty much blown away.

The guy is an all around talent, who's sound combines danceable rock beats, infectious pop grooves and healthy dose of 80's synth (perfect for bone shaking) Since then, he's been working on his second record "One of Us", set to be released on April 28th.

He's also at the tail end of his April residency at Webster Hall. Be sure to check em out this Friday if you can.

Find A New Way - Young Love
Too Young to Fight It - Young Love

Monday, April 20, 2009

"We all got holes to fill
And them holes are all that's real
Some fall on you like a storm
Sometimes you dig your own"

-Townes Van Zant
420 Pictures, Images and Photos

A happy 4|20 to ya's

Burn One Down - Ben Harper
Legalize It - Peter Tosh
Couldn't Get High - Slightly Stoopid

Monday Blues

Saturday, April 18, 2009


"All right guys, it's a straight blues riff in B, watch me for the changes and uhh..try and keep up"

Johnny B Good - Chuck Berry

Friday, April 17, 2009


It's Phriday - Another Hampton Vid

Thursday, April 16, 2009


Interviewer: Who are some of your favorite songwriters?

Bob Dylan: Buffett I guess. Lightfoot. Warren Zevon. Randy. John Prine. Guy Clark. Those kinds of writers.

Interviewer: What songs do you like of Buffett's?

Bob Dylan: "Death of an Unpopular Poet." There's another one called "He Went to Paris."

via Huffington Post

Pretty cool that the first guy who came to his mind was Jimmy Buffet. My personal favorite Buffet tune? "Son of a Sailor". Yup

Death of an Unpopular Poet - Jimmy Buffet
He Went to Paris - Jimmy Buffet
Son of a Sailor - Jimmy Buffet

Ecstasy of Gold - Enrico Morricone

"You needn’t die happy when your day comes, but you must die satisfied, for you have lived your life from beginning to end and destiny is always served.”

Roland Deschain - The Dark Tower

"I've got information man!.. New shit's come to light!"

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Thanks to a little birdy alerting SDSG to a "loophole" in the Redsox season ticketing system, (8) good buddies & yours truly will be at Fenway for the Phish tour opener. This will actually be *my* first time visting the legendary Boston ballpark and couldn't be more stoked.


"If the thunder don't getcha than the lightning will"

The Taxman Taketh


Taxman - Beatles
Take it From Me - The Weepies
Money For Nothing - Dire Straits
Give it Away - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Monday, April 13, 2009

"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!"

— Audrey Hepburn

Mule Monday


Warren Haynes just called. Told me the fans needed some smokin Gov't Mule jamz to kick start their Monday. No problem guyguy!

Goin Out West - Gov't Mule
Mule - Gov't Mule

Sunday, April 12, 2009

"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery"


Friday, April 10, 2009

Phishy Phriday

Another Friday - another video from Hampton.

"Let me tell you what Melba Toast is packin' right here, all right. We got 4:11 Positrac outback, 750 double pumper, Edelbrock intake, bored over 30, 11 to 1 pop-up pistons, turbo-jet 390 horsepower. We're talkin'some serious fuckin' muscle."

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Gen Art Film Fest Recap

The 09' Gen Art Film Fest officially came to a close on Tuesday & by all accounts was a resounding success. I attended(3) of the films,'Gigantic','Peter & Vandy' (which was my favorite) & 'Picture Me'. I also was tasked with producing a few different Acura car activations at both at our opening and closing night after parties.

Opening night's promotion revolved around guests receiving a brief demonstration of an Acura TL's navigation and audio system where upon completion they received an branded (1) Gig USB wristband, giving them access to the V.I.P. party upstairs. With a a mix of catered food, champagne, Wii tennis & masseuses for their aching selves, this was definetely the place to be.

Closing night was similar, but by getting into the car, guests were automatically entered into a prize offering of a trip for (2) to the Chicago Film Fest in June. Pretty nice indeed. Also at the closing night after party, major cash prizes were given to the best films of the festival, which were ultimatelly decided upon by the audience and judging panel consisting of filmmakers and uber important peoples. 'My Suicide' won both the Audience's Award & Best Film overall. The best short went to 'Adelaide' (which I also saw - & was awesome!)

Of course there war an after after party - which consisted of a bunch off all-stars shaking their bones till the wee hours and rejoicing in the notion that they would be able to sleep in for the first time in who knows how long.

Check out some press / pics from the links from the Fest below.

- Biz Bash
- Gawker
- Guest of a Guest

"My style is impetuous. My defense is impregnable, I'm just ferocious."

- Iron Mike

Thursday Bomb Tracks

Mahgeeta - MMJ
1901 - Phoenix
Rescued - Jacks Mannequin
Growin Up - The Boss
Linoleum - NoFx
Fake Empire - The National

“ In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.

- Robert Frost

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


Monday, April 6, 2009

Newsted & Trujilo on double bass duty! snice

Monday Blues


Buckets Got a Hole In It - Hank Williams
Juke Joint In My House - Little Milton

Saturday, April 4, 2009


If your thinking about going Bonnaroo and want to be treated like the rockstar you are - this should be right up your alley. For a lean 5k you'll "Watch your favorite bands from a private viewing area in front of the stage. Enjoy an open bar in the exclusive VIP lounge. Dine on gourmet cuisine rather than corndogs and pizza with your private chef. Lounge in luxury upon your private tour bus stocked with your choice of beverages and snacks." Your also picked from the airport in a deck out tour bus, have a private area that is just for you and you other wanna be rockstars, a golf cart and 4 stunnies to follow your every move. Lets do it

Friday, April 3, 2009

"There are no problems, only solutions"

- John Lennon

Phishy Phriday

Fantastic video shot in HD from the Hampton Shows. Enjoy!

Webster Hall to Sell Concert Recordings

"Music fans (me + you) who want a permanent record of a show they’ve attended have options these days that range from bootlegs recorded on their cell-phone cameras to buying a just-pressed CD from the band after the show. Now there is another possibility, at least for those who frequent Webster Hall. This downtown New York club, a haven for indie rock bands and CT hipsters, has reached an agreement with Best Buy to sell recordings of live shows at the chain’s stores in the New York area. Performances will also be available through iTunes and Webster Hall’s own Web site, Bands that choose to take part will receive half the revenue from the recordings and be exempted from the cost of recording and producing discs, with the right to pull out if they don’t like the way they sound. Artists who have recently played at Webster Hall include Justice, Gaslight Anthem, Trey Anastasio and the Kings of Leon." via NY Times

Thursday, April 2, 2009


This post goes out to a friend | Gone but NEVER forgotten

Miss u Timmer!

Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


The 14th annual Gen Art Film Festival is set to kick off today & SDSG will be taking care of business throughout. We started working @ Gen Art post New Years & things have been going swimmingly thus far. For all of you have never heard of this festi / my company - Gen Art provides a platform for emerging talent to showcase their works (film, fashion, music,) In choosing which films are featured, our film department narrowed the field down to (7) movies out of thousands of submissions. The movies are then followed up with an After party. (7) Premiers. (7) Parties. Gonna be a looong week!