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Two for Tuesday?

I know there’s been some concern around the “blogosphere” and indeed general population about my lack of blog posts over the past… well… year and a half.  Turns out my rich and fulfilling life leaves limited time to devote to this vanity project.

[For example, I spent the past two days immersed in an exhaustive search for the perfect pair of chic rain boots due to the never-ending slush in this city and DON’T WORRY I think I found them:

Hideously expensive (but cute!) Loeffler Randall rain boots.

…Dudes, please don’t leave yet, the next part is totally not about boots.]

Anyway, now that I’m back in action, I’ve decided to introduce some exciting (gimmicky?) concepts to lure my reader(s) back. Hence, THEME Tuesdays!  I thought “Two for Tuesday” involving duets or pairs of some sort sounded fairly clever, until Google taught me that every oldies radio station in the country beat me to the punch.  So I’m open to suggestions on the Tuesday theme.

But for today, without further ado, I present a totally sweet video of two (get it, two) of the greatest musical icons of ALL TIME just, you know, hanging out and playing a tune in front of the Acropolis back in the early ’90s.  WHAT?

And, yes, I did just redirect you to GreekTube.org. (Note hilarious use of emoticons in the Greek comments below the video.)

Why GreekTube? Because this video is really hard to find. I first discovered it on the more traditional YouTube a few years ago, and I was blown away – maybe I missed the bandwagon and everyone knows that Dylan and Van Morrison like to jam together at world cultural heritage sites – but, wow!  As a big fan of both legends, I was definitely surprised when I stumbled upon this video accidentally. And “Crazy Love” is one of my favorite tunes of all time (even securing a coveted spot on my “All-Time Favorites” playlist).

But then, a few months later, the YouTube version of the video was gone! Mysterious indeed. So my curiosity was piqued, and I did a little digging.  The clip comes from “One Irish Rover,” a 1991 BBC documentary about Van that included multiple duets with musical legends. I would love to get my hands on a copy but not sure if it’s out there — even Ebay turned up short. It’s pretty rare to stumble across something you can’t either download instantly or have at your doorstep in 5-7 business days. So I thought I’d share it with you… Happy Tuesday.

Flashmob. Why? ‘Cause it’s cool.

Good Morning!

In the spirit of the upcoming weekend, I thought I’d post a nifty little dance number from ‘Weeds’ Season 5 that I saw a couple days ago when I was sick in bed watching Showtime On Demand.

I haven’t decided yet whether this joyful group dance is an indicator that Nancy Botwin’s luck is about to turn around, or a comment on how completely out of touch she is with reality as her life inevitably spirals out of control into a black hole of desperation and despair.

Or just a quirky attempt to make a dark and depressing and, let’s be honest, increasingly unwatchable show (Chopping your mother up and selling her organs on the black market? REALLY, Quinn?)… more, uh, enjoyable.  (Isn’t that why we watch TV in the first place?)

Anyway, I know the air date of the episode was about five months ago, and I’m pretty sure the last time Weeds was relevant was 2007.  But I’m a total sucker for “spontaneous” feel-good dance scenes, so here’s a couple more of my favorites from the big screen for good measure.

Hope your Columbus Day weekend is full of joy… And parades, beer maids, sweater vests and marching bands.

…And these guys:

Who DOESNT groove to Hall and Oates on the walk of shame?  Am I right or am I right

Who DOESN'T groove to Hall and Oates on the walk of shame?

Yep, I started a blog. Here’s why.

Hello world!  (Thanks for helping me break the ice, WordPress.)

Anybody want a peanut?

So it’s time for me to start blogging.  Why?  Well to be honest I don’t have any “good” reasons, per se (and I actually have a few good reasons NOT to blog, such as tons of wasted time and being made fun of by non-blogging friends) but here is my rationale nontheless:

Why Blog? Reason 1: Blog Envy

I’m jealous of my boyfriend’s awesomely yuppie music blog (with readers from, like, Amsterdam!) and peeved that I rarely get shout-outs despite my crucial role as frequent concert date and, let’s be honest, muse.

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Why Blog? Reason 2: Useless Tidbits

I am often bursting with random and otherwise completely useless tidbits  relating to music, food, fashion, New York City happenings, things I find amazing, etc. and I think it’s time to consolidate them in one place that people have the option of reading if they’d like rather than spam my friends’ inboxes. 

Also, it would be cool to have a record of these tidbits for when I am old and run out of interesting things to say / do.  (Just kidding I plan to be THIS awesome when I’m old.)

Totally.

Why Blog? Reason 3: Narcissism

As is apparently typical of my much-maligned generation, I am, well, narcissistic.  It’s important to me that people to think I am clever and witty and INTERESTING and so I am compelled to share my brilliance with the world.  It’s a crushing burden, really.  So please forgive me in advance for my delusional self-obsession and need to share.  But remember that it’s not my fault, I blame society.

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Why Blog? Reason 4: Fame and Fortune

Forget all the other crap, I actually just want to become disgustingly Gosselin-style famous, quit my job, sign an eleventy-billion dollar book deal and get tons of free “swag” before the F.T.C. crackdown.

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Also, I haven’t actually settled on the title, layout or content of this blog yet so, legions of fans, feel free to weigh in!

Thanks for reading!  ASA