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Three things related to New York popped up today, which seemed to me like pretty good blog fodder.
First, totally unrelated to music, a college classmate sent out an invitation to join a Facebook group called “Zabar’s is why I love NY.” 234 members so far, including moi. I’ll probably be doing some shopping at Zabar’s this summer, because we might do a family visit to NYC in late July. If so, we’ll be staying around the corner from Zabar’s and about 75 other amazing places to buy whatever you need. NYC, baby, NYC.
Now, as a subset of that thought, I’m not trying to dog D.C. here at all. No, I love my new hometown. Just now, while walking the dogs, I saw Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) rolling down the street in a huge ass SUV. He was in the passenger seat, checking his email or something. The guy driving the rig looked serious, in a Secret Service way.
Anyway, the second NYC thought of the night here is what popped up on the old iPhone during this evening’s Metro ride: Satanicide’s “NYC 2 Nite.” I wish I could find a link to that song, which has a goddam fantastic guitar solo, but Satanicide’s website doesn’t seem to offer it. Check out some of their other offerings, like the classic “We Rock” and their fine cover of Celine Dion’s theme song to Titanic.
Finally, a NY Times blog post on CBGB’s. Namely, consider this:
The club made little profit, but the CBGB trademark brought in millions from T-shirts and other memorabilia.
Millions from memorabilia. I believe it. The other day, I sort of wished I had a CBGB’s shirt.