2014 Week 22: Pop ’til my heart stops, y’all

La De Blog - Rocketship @ Trans Pecos
Rocketship (Dustin Reske & Co.) @ Trans-Pecos

This week was a doozy: Sushi Station/Mitsuwa with Z, Jen S., and Stacy. Edward Gorey exhibit @ LUMA. Small Bar with Kelly, Heather & Jim. Squasht opening party with Kimmi. Printed a new card! Flew to NYC and headed straight to dinner with Kevin and Amy Plitt at Taco Chulo, followed by cookies at Momofuku Milk Bar. Then straight to The Flatmates/My Favorite/The Haywains @ Knitting Factory. Lunch with Kevin & Niko @ Wild Ginger and a walk to Cafe Grumpy. Afternoon show @ Spike Hill, but we left for Maleficent in Union Square. Quick dinner of pizza @ Two Boots. Band A Part/Rocketship @ Cameo Gallery – it was hot as hell and I couldn’t be in there any longer than I had to. Sunday morning, Kev and I headed to brunch at Bar Bodega and met up with Jen Ferreira and her friend Fay, Molly Cronin, and Terence Adams (who I have not seen in forever & ever)! Last, but best: Rocketship/Pam Berry/Mark Monnone/Beverly (Beverly were amazing – song link here) @ Trans-Pecos. I ubered it to LaGuardia and pretty much still haven’t decompressed three days later.

99% of the reason I flew to the NYC Popfest was to see Rocketship, a band I have loved ~15 years since an ex Victor put them on a mixtape. Seeing so many of my awesome friends and fantastic bands and eating tasty food made up the other 1%, but let’s be real – I did it for Rocketship. Often when I mention them, I get a lot of blank stares, even from rabid music fans so, being in a space inhabited by super fans of Rocketship was thrilling. They were filming a documentary about them and I told my story of discovering them. The Saturday night show was great, don’t get me wrong, but the sound and setting and crowd on Sunday at Trans-Pecos was absolutely magical and NYCTaper recorded the magic and put it up here. I believe I did a good job of not embarrassing myself when I told Dustin & co. what finally getting to see them meant to me. A great history of Rocketship’s discography.

Q: What’s Ryan Gosling’s favorite song?
A: Hey Hey Girl. Duh.

Ryan Gosling Hey Hey Girl
image from sageclothing/photoshopped by me

Hey Hey Girl by Rocketship

Softies Cover of Hey Hey Girl

Films watched 22nd week of the year:

How to Train your Dragon
Meatballs
Maleficent

Just an OK movie week. HTTYD is freakin’ awesome, but I’ve seen it before. It was extremely fun to see Maleficent with the group I went with, but I don’t think I’d ever watch it again. So many adorable creatures – I wanted to see more of them! Knowing Disney, they’ll probably make a spin-off of a spin-off, so maybe we’ll get some actual backstory on those deep cuts. 🙂

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