Parade o’ Shoes: Ches Smith

March 4th, 2016, 1:00 pm by Greg

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Photograph by Rudy Lu

Sun of Goldfinger’s Ches Smith @ the inaugural Beacon Jazz Festival, Pete & Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park, Beacon, 7/25/15

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Where’s Nipper?

February 9th, 2016, 2:00 pm by Greg

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Photograph by Yvonne Haymes

Lafayette, Louisiana…

Parade o’ Shoes: Elizabeth Grogan of SubSlab

January 15th, 2016, 2:00 pm by Greg

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Photograph by Andrew Gregory

Elizabeth Grogan of SubSlab at “A Midsummer’s Night Dream,” a benefit for WEXT-FM at the Celtic Hall in Albany on June 20, 2015.

UPCOMING: SubSlab plays the Winter Warm-Up concert at The Linda in Albany at 8pm on Saturday (January 16), joining Bryan Thomas, KoriSoron and North & South Dakotas in a benefit concert for WAMC-FM. Admission is $10.

Merry Christmas: Mr. B, the Gentleman Rhymer’s “Oh Santa”

December 25th, 2015, 3:00 pm by Greg

Holiday Gift Guide: Power Nap Head Pillow

December 18th, 2015, 1:00 pm by Greg

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Available from Hammacher Schlemmer for $99.95, it’s the Power Nap Head Pillow – a head-enveloping pillow that blocks out noise and light to create a private zone for catching a quick power nap.

Designed in Spain, the cozy cocoon fits snugly over the head and neck while leaving a large opening for the nose and mouth. The pillow allows users to tune out their surroundings, creating a dark, quiet micro-environment ideal for achieving a restful sleep whether stranded in a crowded airport, recharging between meetings at work or during “Drums/Space” at Dead & Company concerts.

Pockets over the ears muffle ambient sound and serve as a place to tuck hands while leaning forward over a tray table or desk. The soft pillow cradles the head with more than 4″ of hypoallergenic stuffing and collapses for easy packing and storage. It can also be used as a standard pillow. Includes storage bag.

And chances are damn good that if you’re wearing one of these, nobody – repeat, nobody – is gonna bother you…

2015 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
Ticket Stub Diary
Elliott Landy’s “The Band Photographs, 1968-1969”
Museum of Political Corruption Coffee Mug
“Star Trek” Phaser Universal Remote Control
Dove Mask
Like/Dislike Stamps
Album Cover Art Blankets
Three-Player Circular Chess Set

Holiday Gift Guide: Three-Player Circular Chess Set

December 15th, 2015, 11:00 am by Greg

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The more the merrier, right?

Well then, why not put a new spin on an old classic with a Three-Player Circular Chess Set ($49.95 from ThinkGeek.com)?

Finally, a chess variant board has been developed that accommodates three players – without compromising any of the rules, strategies or competitive challenges that make chess such a beloved game. And Three Player Circular Chess adds one more massive wrinkle: the circular board. But don’t worry, there are trajectory lines crossing through the center to help guide piece movement (and, of course, instructions, too).

2015 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
Ticket Stub Diary
Elliott Landy’s “The Band Photographs, 1968-1969”
Museum of Political Corruption Coffee Mug
“Star Trek” Phaser Universal Remote Control
Dove Mask
Like/Dislike Stamps
Album Cover Art Blankets

Holiday Gift Guide: Album Cover Art Blankets

December 14th, 2015, 2:00 pm by Greg

sonic-youth-dirty-throw-blanketsWhat’s on your bed?

How about a cozy Talking Heads’ Remain in Light blanket?
Or maybe My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless?
The Pixies’ Doolittle?
Neutral Milk Hotel’s In the Aeroplane Over the Sea?
The Flaming Lips’ Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots?
Wilco’s Star Wars?
Sonic Youth’s Dirty?

A selection of 34 different album covers – from Pavement to Beach House – are available from NICEALB, and the blankets come in three different sizes: 51″ x 60″ ($49), 68″ x 80″ ($79) and 88″ x 104″ ($129).

And maybe you’d like a couple of matching throw pillows, too…

2015 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
Ticket Stub Diary
Elliott Landy’s “The Band Photographs, 1968-1969”
Museum of Political Corruption Coffee Mug
“Star Trek” Phaser Universal Remote Control
Dove Mask
Like/Dislike Stamps

Holiday Gift Guide: Like/Dislike Stamps

December 9th, 2015, 11:00 am by Greg

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Ever wish that real life was more like Facebook? Of course you have…

well, now it can be with a set of Like/Dislike Rubber Stamps ($16.19 from Amazon.com). Feel free to print your personal opinion – thumbs up or thumbs down – on all sorts of actual two and three dimensional items with just a flick of thw rist.

NOTE: Not recommended for fine art in galleries or museums.

2015 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
Ticket Stub Diary
Elliott Landy’s “The Band Photographs, 1968-1969”
Museum of Political Corruption Coffee Mug
“Star Trek” Phaser Universal Remote Control
Dove Mask

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