WNYC is co-presenting an event with NPR this Monday, November 10th . It’s a theatrical storytelling experience that pairs actual public radio coverage about climate change with live music and poetry, directed by Kenny Leon and co-hosted by Amy Eddings (WNYC) and Arun Rath (NPR).
More details can be found here!
Astoria Beer & Brew Event: Friday, October 17th at 9:00 PM
Check them out October 17th, Friday night at Bowery Bay!
Our favorite musicians are: Falcons and Destiny’s Child.
Right now we work in: looking for fun songs to remix is a full-time job.
We love Queens because: HoneyBuns are still $1
When we were kids we: had trouble sleeping but now we stay up as late as we want.
We find inspiration in: puppet-based educational programming for French children and R&B with female vocals. We want to be big in Japan but we will settle for Southeast Asia.
Do: come out to our sets.
Don’t: leave early.
Dream Project: Ciara and Future get back together, have another baby, and we DJ the christening. Jesus smiles approvingly from the back row but leaves before we can tell him about our soundcloud.
My favorite musicians are: My stock answers are usually theRamones, Replacements and Otis Redding, but it really depends on the situation. Sometimes I wake up in the morning with a Buddy Holly song stuck in my head that fits the mood perfectly, and other times I want to listen to nothing but Howlin’ Wolf all afternoon. Sometimes I need an amazing Alex Chilton turn-of-phrase and sometimes I need a Candy Snatchers song at 11.
Right now my work is: My work is equal parts totally stressful and incredibly fulfilling. I work at a marketing and branding agency that counts a lot of iconic brands as clients. Finding ways to be creative within corporate confines is difficult but also rewarding. You find ways to cut through the business bullshit and find ways to create something that resonates with people, just like a great song or story.
I love Queens because: I love Queens because of the energy of every single block. It is so palpable that you can almost hear it when you walk down the street. Living closer to the water in Astoria, I have a bit of a walk to the subway. The buzz of the cars going over the Triboro Bridge, the dogs barking and kids playing in the park, the ninety year-old woman sweeping the sidewalk for no apparent reason, it all combines to create an atmosphere that you won’t find anywhere else.
When I was a kid: When I was a kid I had a lot of obsessions. My desire to know about everything and how it worked was so strong that sometimes I couldn’t decide what to focus on. I was in such awe of everything; one week it was baseball, then U.S. Presidents and then the history of my block. Not to be a wiseass about it, but just to KNOW. I guess I haven’t changed much.
I find inspiration in: I find inspiration in a good story. Whether that happens in a bar at 3am on a Tuesday or on the subway at rush hour, I always try to leave myself open to hearing one.
Do: Listen more than you speak, and visit places that terrify you.
Don’t: Worry about money. Either you have it or you don’t, and the worry does nothing to change that.
Dream Project: I want to be the person that gets to select baseball players’ batting songs.
Last night of the Astoria Art Festival we’re having a blowout party at Fatty’s.
We’ve got the amazing art of Jonathan Lindsay on the walls. (It’s epic).
We’ve got Stearns & Flanagan at 7pm, Zig Payton by 7:45, and me playing some tunes around 8:30.
We’ve got rum punch for SIX BUCKS all night.
And we’ve got the itch to rage.
Let’s end this amazing week right.
Kickoff is 6pm.
Music ends at 9 so come early and stay late.
Here we go!
Fatty’s is located at 45-17 28th Ave, Astoria