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Sunday, October 26th, 2008

Escape From New York

Photo By Frank YangFrank YangSo how was your weekend? Good? Do anything interesting? Oh yeah, do tell. These are some of the things I did this weekend.

Walked a lot. Saw two of my favourite new acts from the UK twice each. Visited Matador Records HQ. Ate at Shake Shack. Got my money’s worth from my 7-day MTA pass though I was only there for three days. Was in New Jersey (briefly, twice). Walked even more. Learned by standing outside the NYSE that the collapse of the global economy isn’t a spectator sport. Went to Times Square, decided I don’t like Times Square. Stayed in a hilariously tiny but totally vibey (and cheap!) hotel. Went to both Adorama and B&H yet bought nothing. Hung out a lot in Greenwich Village, East Village and Lower East Side. Napped. Walked even more. Discovered that New York City clubs – at least most of the ones I went to – have the absolute worst lighting in existence. And I’ve been to some badly lit clubs. Caught up some old friends, met some new people. And basically had a great time just taking in New York City. Or at least a few new corners of it.

Anyways, I’m now back to real life – the bus from the airport to downtown has wifi! How modern! – and will be writing up the shows I saw over the next few days. But in the meantime, you can see my photos from the weekend over at my Flickr.