Come see me read from, answer questions about, and sign copies of my latest book, Brave Punk World: The International Rock Underground From Alerta Roja to Z-Off, at the following venues. No, the cat will not be there.
11/16 – Quimby’s Bookstore (Brooklyn, NY) 8PM
11/24 – Books at Park Place (St. Petersburg, FL) 6PM
12/09 – Shakespeare & Co (Missoula, MT) 1PM
This is it, folks. No other live dates this year (no one else would have me!), so please come if you can. I honestly genuinely wanna interact with you all.
A: Once, in the parking lot of an Albany area Chipotle. I was driving by, on my way to an event or meeting of some apparent importance, because I convinced myself not to stop. I’ll check it out on the way back, I reasoned.
Well guess what? That Wienermobile ghosted me. ‘Twas nowhere in sight upon my return. Just one of many defeats I suffered in the hands of New York’s capital city. Albany, I got a war with you.
They don’t serve wieners at Chipotle, do they? Seems like a ballsy move for the Wienermobile. Just showing up in some unaffiliated restaurant’s parking lot. Maybe the driver was simply picking up his lunch. A little south o’ the border nosh. Hey, I’ll never know. I thought I had to be somewhere.
They’ve wrapped an entire train on New York’s 7 subway line, inside and out, to look like the diner from “Seinfeld.” Because “Seinfeld” is an obscure show that nobody knows about, a show that really could benefit from more advertising. People don’t constantly quote it like scripture. No one’s turned the program’s wacky fictional holidays into real celebrations. Maybe this will help with all that.
All kidding aside, I would like to see LaGuardia turned into the fort from “F Troop.” Give Larry Storch some love.
Photo via Gianni Shimari.
The video for “Bring the Noise” was shot in Chicago, not New York.
Two legendary New York-to-the-bone bands like Anthrax and Public Enemy come together, create this moment of indelible rap metal magic, and they shoot the video in Chicago? Talk about a blow to Big Apple pride. Next thing you’re gonna tell me is Woody Allen shot ninety percent of Manhattan in Vancouver.
Sigh. At least that explains why Chuck D is rocking the Bulls jersey.