Friday, February 27, 2009

"Scuze Me While I Kiss this GuY"


Thursday night we went out to support our friends Alexander Noe & Matt Rowean on their collaborative art exhibition @ the Mina Galley in Cooper Sq. Alexandra Richards (daughter of Keith) also had her rock inspired paintings showcased - & we have to say they were all pretty frickin awesome (see above pic). The space was chock full of what SDSG refers to as "the beautiful peoples", all mulling around gawking at each others pretty mugs. Tons of stunnies, free booze, bomb tracks & fine art. Hipster heaven guy.

Thursday, February 26, 2009


"Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people."

- Eleanor Roosevelt

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age"

- Robert Frost

Obama's Speech Last Night


Once again President Obama showed his rare ability to discern his positions on both large and fundamental things while expressing his thoughts with the utmost clarity.

A few highlights for me came when he said "No more dropping out of school... those days are over. You are not only quitting on yourself, but you are quiting on your country and we need you." Americans need accountablity & this was another example of the President asking for it. Also, when he stated "America does not and will not torture." The world needed to hear that as well as the people who live here.

"The politics and rhetoric were superb, but all that matters is whether he can pull this off. The results are all that matter now. He has this moment; it could make him and the rest of us. It could destroy him or us. It's our job in this crisis to support him and to criticize him constructively. We need to rise to the occasion he is rising to. And maybe most of us will."

For a play by play of the speech - check out Meet the Pressler

Monday, February 23, 2009

"He who marches out of line hears another drum."

— Ken Kesey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Me & the Lil Sister


Monday Blues Tracks

My Soul - Phish
Smokestack Lightnin - Howlin Wolf
Statesboro Blues - Taj Mahal
Spoonful - Willie Dixon

Oscar Thoughts


I really liked this years show. Although it ran close to 3 1/2 hours, I was thoroughly entertained throughout most of the telecast. Hugh Jackman had a perfect mix of humor, confidence & flat out showmanship. Penelope's Cruz's speech got the show off to a nice start with a heartfelt speech (her sexy Spanish accent didn't hurt either). Best presenters had to be Tina Fey and Steve Martin. Laugh out loud funny. Ben Stiller doing Joaquin Phoenix was hilarious. And how bout them lovely ladies? They all looked amazing, especially my favorite Natalie Portman (is there a more beautiful girl on the planet? Probably not.) It was def. cool how this years award show had former winners personally introduce each nominee by giving them credit for their work past and present.

All in all it seems the academy got it right this year with their selections. Senn Penn for best Actor? Check. Man On Wire for best documentary. Check. Slumdog Millionaire best movie. Check. 2009 Academy awards. Check mate.

Friday, February 20, 2009

MMJ @ the Grammy's


"Some men see things as they are and say why? Other men dream things that never were and say why not?"

- Robert F. Kennedy

Thursday, February 19, 2009


Guy: What are you supposed to be, some kind of a cosmonaut?
Dr. Venkman: No, we're exterminators. Someone saw a cockroach up on 12.

That's gotta be some cockroach.

Dr. Venkman:

Bite your head off, man.

"When you try the best you can, the best you can is good enough"

- Radiohead



Last night SDSG attended a Gen Art "Collector Circle" event @ the Mixed Greens Gallery, featuring the works of the East Village based artist Leah Tinari. Her paintings can be described as "party art", where she takes photos of people wildin' out & then paints the images in her own unique way. Really cool
Where I End U Begin - Radiohead
Old Enough- Raconteurs
Are U Sure Hank Done It This Way - Waylon Jennings
That's What u Get - Paramour
Atlantic City (Live) - Bruce Springsteen

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Joe Rogan's Open Letter to Kelloggs Re: Michael Phelps

Kudos to TNASH for pointing it out!
Today's NY Post cartoon is absolutely terrible. How the Post's Idiot-In-Chief didn't kill this before it went print, I have no idea. I'm pretty sure the comic's intent was to show that the Obama / Stimulus plan was on par with the intelligence of a monkey, but how could he not have not figured people are uber sensitive to the black male / monkey stereotype & that people from all walks of life would be extremly offended by his bigoted depiction??

"It's also extemely offensive how it plays into the troubled relations between the police and minorities. What is it?..A year after Sean Bell, 6 months after they tazed a mentally ill guy off a building & here they are depicting the shooting death of a "monkey who wrote the stimulus bill?"

You bet the Posts office is being inundated w/ emails this AM.

Bad news bears.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Thursday, February 12, 2009

“The style is the man himself”

- George-Louis


Radiohead @ the Grammy's - siick!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


"Age is something that doesn’t matter, unless of course you're a cheese" - Unknown

"Looking good Billy Ray...Feeling good Lewis!" - Trading Places

" A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving" - Lao Tzu

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


"One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. "Which road do I take?" she asked. "Where do you want to go?" was his response. "I don't know," Alice answered. "Then," said the cat, "It Doesn't Matter."

- Lewis Carroll

Just Plain Angry


Steroids suck. No. They f-ing really suck. We can't even enjoy the game of baseball anymore. Alex Rodriguez was supposed to be the guy who did it the right way. Our clean savior. Turns out he's a fraud like the rest of the BALCO boys (and a vast amount of other unamed players). I guess it shouldn't really come as a surprise, when you look at all players he was surrounded by in Texas - Palmero, Pudge, Canseco. All cheats.

Now you have to question whether he even stands a chance at entering the Hall of Fame. I would hope so. If he can come out and support causes that teach kids not to take performance enhancing drugs - that's a good first step. Then he should request he be tested once a month for both HGH (which they don't test for) and other banned substances. Finally, he's gonna have to start producing in the post-season and win championships. Maybe after all that - 9 years from now he can look back and have something to be proud of. Today is not that day

Monday, February 9, 2009


Clementine: This is it, Joel. It's going to be gone soon.
Joel: I know.
Clementine: What do we do?
Joel: Enjoy it.


You win some, you lose some, & some get rained out, but you gotta suit up for em' all.

- J. Askenberg

The New Puppy

SDSG Grammy Thoughts


First and foremost, not enough rock n' roll. When you have a band like the Kings of Leon in the house & they don't perform, somethings wrong. I thought Radiohead absolutely killed. In Rainbows should've won album of the year. Chris Martin w/ Jay-Z was pretty darn tight. M.I.A...I'm sorry honey, I love you, but you should not have been up on that stage. The rest of the "Rap Pack's" performance was awesome, but your belly was just too darn distracting.

We digress....

Dave Grohl playing w/ Paul McCartney was super cool -as was Neil Diamond singing "Sweet Caroline" - guy can still own the stage w/ the best of em'. Blink 182 announcing "they're back" was underwhelming to say the least. Miley Cirus...embarrassingly bad. I have now idea how this girl has gotten to where she is today. That goes for the Jonas Brothers as well. Overall - just not that impressed. Maybe next year Chris Brown & Rhianna can join the party and add some much needed drama.

Monday Blues


Little Wing - SVR
Crossroads - Robert Johnson

Friday, February 6, 2009


" The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.

- Ayn Rand

Man in a Suitcase - The Police
Under the Ground - Working Title
These Days - Jackson Brown
Rosanna - Toto
Carousels - Beirut
Handshake Drugs - Wilco

Thursday, February 5, 2009


Too Funny - "David After the Dentist"

" Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won't either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could."

- Louise Erdrich
Red Hot Mama - WSP
Hey Julie - Fountains of Wayne
93 Til Infinity - Souls of Mischief
Thriller - Fall Out Boy
Are You Sure Hank Done it This Way - Waylon Jennings
Cigarettes & Chocolate Milk - Rufus Wainright
What Goes Around Comes Around(Junkie Mix) - JT
Lien on Your Dreams - Black Rebel Motor Cycle Club



Ri-dic-ulous. The second best player in the NBA put on an offensive clinic last night at the Garden, scoring a whopping 52 points in the process. This of course comes on the heels of Kobe Bryant's record shattering 61 point performance two nights earlier. Coach Mike D'Antoni seems to think it's the result of his teams lackluster play...I say you can't stop these guy's Mike, only hope to contain em. Contain em' they did not.

"James added 11 assists and 10 rebounds in the Cavs’ 107-102 win to become the first player since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1975 to have a 50-point triple-double, and he joined Michael Jordan as the only player to have mutiple 50-point games in the present MSG."

Is it 2010 yet?

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

"You're not your job. You're not how much money you have in the bank. You're not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You're not your fucking khakis. You're the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world.

- Tyler Durden

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

MMJ w/ Eddie Vedder Cover the Who



Wow. Kobe dropped 61 on my beloved NY Knickerbockers last night, breaking the all time Garden record for most points in a game. Dauummmmnn!
"If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans"

-Woody Allen

Langerado 09' Cancelled

"The 2009 Langerado Music Festival has been cancelled due to sluggish ticket sales. Langerado’s independent local promoters, faced with a very tough decision in a dismal economy, cancelled the 2009 event only after every possible option was exhausted.

"Langerado Co-Promoter Ethan Schwartz explains,“Langerado has always put the fan experience first. Unfortunately, during these difficult economic times, and facing a first year in a new venue, it’s become apparent that we cannot execute a production that lives up to the high standards of our past events. Putting Langerado on hold was the toughest decision we have ever had to make. We are very grateful for the support of the greater-Miami community and the music community during this difficult time.”

Not Fade Away


Today marks the 50 year anniversary of what has become known as,“the day the music died... when rockers Buddy Holly, Richie Valens & the Big Bopper all perished in a tragic plane crash.

Not Fade Away - Buddy Holly
Sleepwalk - Richie Valens
Chantilly Lace - Big Bopper

Bonnaroo 09' Lineup

Phish (2 shows) * Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band * Beastie Boys * Nine Inch Nails * David Byrne * Wilco * Al Green * Snoop Dogg * Elvis Costello * Solo Erykah Badu * Paul Oakenfold * Ben Harper and Relentless7 * The Mars Volta * TV on the Radio * Yeah Yeah Yeahs * Gov't Mule * Andrew Bird * Band of Horses * Merle Haggard * MGMT * moe. * The Decemberists * Girl Talk * Bon Iver * Béla Fleck & Toumani Diabate * Rodrigo y Gabriela * Galactic * The Del McCoury band * of Montreal * Allen Toussaint * Coheed & Cambria * Booker T & the DBTs * David Grisman Quintet * Lucinda Williams * Animal Collective * Gomez * Neko Case * Down * Jenny Lewis * Santogold * Robert Earl Keen * Citizen Cope * Femi Kuti and the Positive Force * The Ting Tings * Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 * Grace Potter and the Nocturnals * Kaki King *Grizzly Bear King Sunny Adé Okkervil River St. Vincent Zac Brown Band Raphael Saadiq * Ted Leo and the Pharmacists * Crystal Castles * Tift Merritt * Brett Dennen * Mike Farris and the Roseland Rhythm Revue * Toubab Krewe * People Under The Stairs * Alejandro Escovedo * Vieux Farka Touré * Elvis Perkins in Dearland Cherryholmes * Yeasayer * Todd Snider Chairlift Portugal. * The Man. * The SteelDrivers * Midnite * The Knux * The Low Anthem Delta Spirit * A.A. Bondy * The Lovell Sisters * Alberta Cross * More Artists to Be Announced

Monday, February 2, 2009

Funny Site of the Week

www.F*** My - Ha!

"Today, as I was bringing my 3 year old daughter back from daycare, she asked me where her dad was. I tried to explain that I was her father, but she answered "Not you, my other Daddy!". I've got some talking to do tonight... FML"

"Today, I saw a friend in the street but he didn't see me, so as a joke I decided to ring him. He took his mobile out of his pocket, sighed and didn't pick up. FML"

"Today, my cat fell into the toilet, jumped out, and ran straight to my bed. FML"

My Favorite Superbowl XLIII Moment

What a game! Didn't think another could tops last years Superbowl, but this one has to rank up there with the best of em'. The halftime performance by the Boss was just as huge, capped off with a hilarious knee slide that will live in Youtube infamy.

Now begins the post football season blues. Giants in 2010 baby!