I have always had a lot of friends who are musicians, and it seems silly to stop acquiring them now, especially when I am so close to being able to get into 21+ shows. Anyway, this weekend was basically designed around seeing my friend Alec (the one in the vest) play a show at the Cake Shop in New York. His soon-to-be-ex-house is home to Tamur Records, and there are constantly bands there either recording or doing the things bands do when they aren't recording, like watching cartoons or movies like eXistenZ. It's the kind of house you get lost in for days without realizing that time is passing.
New York smells worse than I remember it smelling, and Kennedy Boulevard in North Bergen is exactly as I remember it. I didn't think it was possible to live off of Quik Check, but it is, and I like doing it. If you will direct your attention to the list of links on the right hand side of the page, there is a link to Tamur Records' blog, and Alec's latest EP is available for free download, along with a whole bunch of other music.
Now if you'll excuse me, I have quite a bit of sleep to catch up on. Debauchery is hard work.