Friday, June 24, 2005

I like New York in June....

La Palapa
Keith Jarrett Trio at Carnegie Hall--Jack DeJohnette's hands were fluid magic.


Gershwin Hotel
East Village everything

At H&H

And I too had the Jet Blue odd-but-great sonic experience of hearing REM's "At My Most Beautiful" at JFK and could hardly believe my ears; funny to have it almost instantly echoed by B-lo's own Perfect NJP.

(More pictures at Flickr

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

I finally got a chance to trek out to Eastern Hills to see The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill. This lovely documentary about "dharma bum" Mark Bittner and the wild cherry head conures he befriended above North Beach inspires and warms. (I'll be reading his book, next.)

I saw the flock, myself, one day in Washington Square Park, and it's one of my best memories of San Francisco.

See the film if you can.

Friday, June 10, 2005

A moment with Joe Rubino...

This little Q&A with Nietzsche's owner warms my dive-bar-diggin' heart.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Celia The Poet waves to Buffalo Rising Blog readers!

If you are going to the Allentown Art Festival this weekend (who isn't?), check out the new 5 Angels Cafe, in the old Cybele's [Aqua] space next to Rust Belt Books on Allen Street, just west of Elmwood. Fresh, handmade food and tea, including excellent vegetarian options. (Chicken, green mango, glass noodle wraps/BBQ Seitan wraps, and something involving tofu.) It's their first weekend open, so go to admire Peter Fowler's beautiful red and more walls, steel bar built by Joe Smeltzer, food by Jeannine Giffear, bread by Dianne Gilleece. Here's to many sweet afternoons on that patio....