Friday, December 7, 2007

. .. ... . .. ...

fly high fat featherer.
fly over land dwellers..
poop on this city
...we are poop machine
poop splat on his head.
peck down you are fed..
peck poop poop fly high fat featherer

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Brooklyn Boys Vs. Girls Club i.e. me Presents:
3 awesome bands, guest DJ, and hopefully some breakdancing.

Sick Drink Special - $2 Dewars shots with a PBR !!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


...from my bedroom window on a cloudy night in October.
The first in a likely series.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Peter and Bjorn w/ Dirty on Purpose at Galapagos 10/20/07

Peter and Bjorn made a special guest appearance to a packed house at Galapagos Art Space in Williamsburg for the Spin Magazine end of CMJ party on Saturday.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Star Bellied Sneetches! in Williamsburg??

Attention: Though I can not be sure, it appears that, Sylvester McMonkey McBean has finally arrived in our little town of Williamsburg.
As you can see below, the proof is in the photos. Undeniable Star-on/Star-off Machines.

What does this mean for the fashionistas, self proclaimed hipsters, Emphatically Non-hipsters, Hassidics, Puerto Ricans, yuppies, Polish, etc.?

How will we know "whether this one is that one or that one is this one
or which one is what one... or what one is who."

Will Hassidics soon be wearing skinny leg jeans and chucks?

Monday, October 15, 2007


My friend Lev and I, mostly Lev put this show together tomorrow night (Tuesday) that is going to be super awesome!!

Come hang out and check out some really great bands (Via Audio & Tacks the Boy Disaster) that I think you'll all love.

Here are the details:

Tuesday, Oct. 16th 7:30pm
($10 or let me know if you're coming and I'll put you on the guest list)
at galapagos art space
70 n. 6th street williamsburg brooklyn (L train to Bedford ave)

Dr Dre Skull: 8pm
White Denim: 9pm
Tacks, the Boy Disaster 9:50
Via Audio
Juiceboxxx: 11:45
Cheeseburger: 12:15
Dr Dre Skull DJ til 4am

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

hate. hate. hates. hate. like. like.

My tonsils hate me for smoking.
My legs hate me for running.
My head hates me for drinking.

I hate the person who stole my moped.

I like this rock.

which over looks this. which i also like.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Sept 25 thru Sept 30

Tuesday - went to a screening of Wes Andersons's new short at the Apple Store in Soho. Anderson, Jason Schwartzman, and Natalie Portman were all there for Q&A after.

note: the last 3 letters of the last names of the director and 2 stars of the short.

Thursday - Limewire roofdeck party. lots and lots of free booze

Friday - saw one of the worst movies I've ever seen, "The Contract." Then went to Karaoke at Trash Bar in w'burg. Shandi from America's Next top model was there. Apparently shes really big in the Karaoke scene. I didn't realize there was a "Karaoke scene." Then at 4:30 am successfully rode my bicycle while inebriated with my friend Meredith in the basket... I wish there was a photo of this. My camera is at the repair shop.

Saturday - went to the Marlins vs. Mets game at Shea Stadium with Matt. Marlins got creamed 13 - 0. Marlins got revenge though on sunday when they beat them 8-1 knocking them out of the playoffs.

Later, saw Wes Anderson's new movie, The Darjeeling Limited. It was by far the most visually stimulating film I have ever seen. Aesthetically beautiful. I may just go see it again.

Then, drove up to Connecticut to Pete's lakehouse. Camped, fished, came back.

Sunday - Kickball finals. Non-committals turned The Committals took the championship over Prison. The moon was bright, The night was madness.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Rilo Kiley at Webster Hall/ Why dont Indie Kids in NYC dance?

Went to the Rilo Kiley show this past Sunday at Webster Hall..
---missed the first band Art in Manila on Saddle Creek due to pre-concert beer consumption. ----caught the 2nd opener Jonathan something? was good, solid folky indie whatever songwriter but nothing excitingly unique to write home about... or blog about.

Rilo Kiley however was a phenomenal time. great show. beforehand I was really hoping they would play mostly old songs and few from Under the Blacklight, their new record. I listened to the album many many times trying to get into it. A few songs sorta grew on me but none of them were the rilo kiley i know and love.

However, after seeing/hearing them perform the new stuff live, I am now sold on the record. It makes sense to me now. No, it's not the much loved lyrical treasures Jenny Lewis typically pens but they are super fun live tunes with some pretty outstanding intricate musical subtleties if you listen closely.

They opened the show with "It's a Hit" and for the most part varied back and forth between new and old songs. It was a really fun set. My only complaint would be the usual lame new york city crowd of indie kids who are either afraid to move/dance or just refuse to for whatever reason. So my friend and I were the only ones dancing, at least that we could see anyway. I could never comprehend standing completely still to live music you really enjoy... Someone clue me in?

Thursday, September 20, 2007

WHaTs New??

-became marketing manager at galapagos art space in brooklyn.

-found a moped gang and rode along with 30 other moped-ers to coney island

-not playing music! Need to play music soon!! who wants to be in a band?

-Amanda moved back to Chicago. Got another new roomie, Jen

-going to see Rilo Kiley on Sunday, sept. 23 at webster hall

-kickball is over :( but it ended with a 'ball' playoffs still going on but half of our team went MIA so Brooklyn United did not advance in the playoffs.

-Lots of friends moved to NY. --- jason, all of ellis ashbrook, meredith, christine


-moved to a new place 1 mile from the old place. its a 3 bedroom townhouse in Williamsburg with a basement and outdoor space. awesome. still living with Nathan and Speckles(cat).

-got a new roomie, Amanda.

-went camping with matt and sarah

Wednesday, July 25, 2007


I walked by Webster Hall this evening at about 9pm on my way to see Transformers and there were about 2 dozen or more people camping outside so that they could be the first ones in when the doors open tomorrow night at 6pm or 7pm or whatever to see Hanson!! can you believe that?? Camping on the street in the east village of nyc, the night before a concert. HANSON??!! people still listen to Hanson? Really? sooooo crazy.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Thought of the day

I think my sub-conscious is a lot smarter than my conscious.

Friday, July 13, 2007

One Night of Fire

The Return of the Renegade Parade: Saturday July 14th: Sunset 7:57pm

Click DANGER for more details.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Brooklyn All Star Kickball Tournament

This Saturday, June 30th Im playing with the Greenpoint Gremlins in the All Star Kickball Tournament at McCarren Park in Williamsburg. It's going to be an awesome time with live bands, BBQ, lots of beer, kickball action, and fun. Starts at 2pm.
Brooklyn Kickball

Friday, June 15, 2007

Mas Arte

Mi Arte

photograph of painting/carving on wood

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Turkey "Zelda" in NYC!

This may be old news to some but not to me. Earlier this evening, I visited a friend of mine who works down on Wall Street. We took a stroll along the river and over to battery park. As we're walking through the park approaching the Staten Island Ferry dock we come across a very large bird. As we get closer we realize its a turkey! A TURKEY in Manhatten! What?! We sat and watched it for a while as it dug small holes searching for food. We waited for it to do something exciting like fly, talk, or poop... but unfortunately it did not. When I got home I googled, "turkey battery park" and found this NPR article:

New York City's Battery Park has a new resident celebrity -- a wild turkey named Zelda. Whether by luck or instinct, the female turkey is living in probably the last place a hunter would think to look. NPR's Robert Smith reports.

The article is from 2003! This turkey has been chillin in NYC for 4 years?? And the article is written by Robert Smith. From the Cure? I hope so.

Zelda in the Gothamist

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

cinco de mayo

My Cinco de Mayo in Williamsburg this Saturday..

began with a moped ride from the East side to the South side, a quick nap, picked up a taco, then to my favorite little Spanish diner down the street for a Morir Sonando ("die dreaming"), a very tasty fresh squeezed orange juice beverage. I then took a walk on the Williamsburg bridge with my OJ, enjoyed the view and took a few photos. From there I hung out on a bench, took in the sun, and watched some local skateboarders. After too much of that I met up with my friend Matt. We walked down Bedford and stopped into the new Southside coffee shop, Oslo. I got a shot of Espresso. I read somewhere that if you really want to be a true coffee/espresso drinker then you shouldn't have milk after 11am. So no milk, no sugar... It was absolutely awful! Im not sure if it was the espresso or if I'm just not ready for straight up espresso yet. I think it was a bit of both.

So we continued along and arrived at Union Pool at about 5pm. In keeping with the cinco de mayo theme, we drank Sols. L Magazine was having a book release party there and thus had free chicken wings! We had our fill of wings and then headed out. It was getting chilly and Matt was sans hoodie so we walked over to a nearby thrift store. He ended up going with a blue and white striped track jacket over a red sweatshirt with duckies on it that said Nebraska! Very poor decision I think. Next stop was White Castle 2 doors down to use their restroom. I can't go to White Castle without having a burger and apparently Matt cant go without getting fries. So we ate again even though we'd just had free wings.

So I'd now traveled from E.Burg to S. Burg to Centralburg to E.burg again to then decide to take a trip to the Lower East Side and visit the Cake Shop for their 2nd anniversary. We caught the first band, who I'd heard a bit about before, Vampire Weekend. They're a relatively new NYC indie band from Columbia University. They were surprisingly very good, tight, unique sound with an abundance of very diverse influences, upbeat, and fun.

One would think we would call it a night from there... but instead we met up with my friend Louis. We left Cakeshop, I made a little sidewalk art on the way, hopped on the JMZ back over the river to S.burg. We met up with Jenny and some of her friends at Bembe for some Salsa dancing. We had some tequilla, got our dance on, and ended cinco de mayo... by then technically seis de mayo.

Monday, May 7, 2007

free stuff on craigslist

These are a few things that were posted in the "Free Stuff" section this week of New York City Craigslist. Everyone always says that NYC is so expensive, but look at all this great free stuff.. what more could anyone possibly want?

white doves that lay eggs, free immaculate conception uniform, bag of bolts, small yucca plants, dive flippers, dwarf hampster with all supplies, ping pong table, above ground pool, leopard print cloth wallet, pre natal vitamins, dirt, turtle food, land fill packed in bags to go from staten island, 1990 geo prizm, karate lessons, taxi partition, prom dresses for less fortunate girls, 10 large sacks of saw dust, church pews, diaper genie, Christian folk song CD, Bush great for privacy.must dig out yourself,

Friday, April 27, 2007

Circuit Bending

Hilariously odd people creating weird new sounds and taking it very seriously...

Monday, April 16, 2007

Hassids and a Movie

So as many of you know, I live in Williamsburg Brooklyn. If you haven't been here before, the sort of people that live here, generally fall in one of the 4H's: Hipster, Hispanic, Hoodlum, or Hassid. The area I live in is predominantly Hassidic. Now Hassidics I've come to observe are very private and extremely peculiar. The other day I was walking out of my apartment to go play music with some friends when two young Hassid girls, about 15yrs old stopped me on the sidewalk. They asked me if I could help them with their oven. They had very thick accents and I was very surprised they were speaking to me so I asked them to repeat. They said that they needed help with their oven on the fourth floor and emphasized that it was okay because they had an elevator. I was of course curious and they and their little brothers seemed harmless enough. So I took the elevator up and they took the stairs and met me on the fourth floor. They led me into their spotless apartment that looked un-lived in and directed me to the stove. Two of the gas burners were on high with nothing on the stovetop. The eldest girl motioned to the stove and asked me to simply turn off the 2 burners. I did as they asked, they thanked me and I left. I know they can't use electricity on the Sabbath I think but this was like a Wednesday so I don't know what it was all about. It of course had something to do with their religion. Whatever it was, they felt it so important that they follow this rule that they left their apartment unattended with gas burners on high putting all their belongings at risk of burning down and let a complete stranger, a gentile no less into their apartment.

On another note I saw the movie, Black Book, last night. The film, directed by Paul Verhoeven, who directed Robocop and Showgirls, was nothing at all like those movies, but rather was a World War II Resistance thriller/drama about a Jewish singer who fights both for survival and against the Nazis by seduction, cunning wit, and spy tactics. The movie had one of the most dense plots I'd seen in a while and I was intensely engaged from start to finish. Dutch-born Verhoeven also directed one of my favorite movies as a kid, Total Recall. This was his first return to the Dutch screen in over 20 years. With movie ticket prices in NYC so high, about $11-12 on average, I tend to pick and choose what movies I see in theaters rather sparingly with a bit of scrutiny. I found Black Book to be a very worthwhile 2hour escape from reality and money well spent.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Thursday, Lions Den 9pm

I am playing a show tomorrow night with fellow Berklee alum, Adam Sloane.
Adam will be on keys and lead vocals, Kirk on bass, and myself on drums.
Here are the details:

Thursday, April 12th at 9pm
@ the Lion's Den
(Sullivan st. btw Bleeker & W. 3rd)

Monday, April 9, 2007

Adventure! aquarium

Congrats to my friend Vicki for being accepted in the Masters program in Media, Culture, & Communication at NYU!

(medium: envelope, crayola markers, play-doh)

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Alanis covers Fergie!

This is absolutely amazing. You gotta watch this shit!

Monday, April 2, 2007

coming soon..

Wow its been too long! Im not keeping up. Readers I sincerely apologize. I can't even imagine what you all must have been going through with this neglect.

I'm going to make it up to you I PROMISE! I'll find something really good and you'll love me for it.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Bringin it back!

B cubed (Brooklyn Bladers Brigade) also known as R.A.D (Rollerblading Association of Dreams)are bringing rollerblading back and bringin it back strong.

RAD B3 is now accepting applications to join. 1 article of neon clothing required.

Friday, March 23, 2007

CD Release Tomorrow!

My favorite indie pop rockers out of Houston are having their CD release show tomorrow night! If you just happen to be in the Houston area, check them out! Odds are you aren't anywhere near Texas, so check out their Myspace and give them a listen.
Click Here!

Hello. I am your cousin.

Last night I attended a very peculiar concert. My friend, who grew up on the Upper west side, had a cousin who was performing at a venue in the village. Her very very Jewish and slightly crazy family required that she attend. The music was upbeat Argentinian, Columbian, and Venezuelan type stuff that one might witness drunken tourists dancing to hotel poolside. Instead of hotel poolside they were playing on the stage at a basement bar of a diner type establishment. And instead of drunken dancers there were middle aged to elderly Jewish folk sitting politely at tables facing the stage, sipping their one cocktail or glass of wine that would probably be a bit too much for one evening. Between sets, I was sitting next to my friend when a small man of about 70 approached us. He grabbed her hand with both of his and did not let go for the entire length of conversation to follow. He said in a Russian/New Jersey Jewish accent. "Hello. I am your cousin. You have never met me." She responds slightly apprehensively but cheerful, "Hi, really you're my cousin? how come we havent met before?" He says "well, I came from Europe. While in Europe I wore your cousin Phil's Barmitzva suit." At this point I started laughing pretty hard, but tried as best as I could to restrain myself. The conversation continued and he further explained his connection to her and her family. I had a smile on my face for the rest of the evening and repeated aloud multiple times in my very best pseudo Russian New Jersey little Jewish old man accent, "Hello. I am your cousin. While in Europe, I wore your cousin Phil's Barmitzva suit."

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Hoola Hoop Camouflage

Thought Bubble - "They'll never find me in this bowl of Cheerios"

Inspiration: A friend who is coming in town for the weekend said that she was going to hunt me down. I responded with "you can try but you may not succeed as I will be dressed in camouflage to blend in seamlessly with my surroundings like a tiny tan hoola hoop in a bowl of cheerios." I don't know where it came from... just popped into my head randomly. I found it so hilarious that I decided to translate it to cartoon after I got home last night from a few beers and pizza at Capone's.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Good Company & Turtles


You are amongst good company. It has just come to my knowledge that NYC based producer/songwriter, Sam Hollander has been perusing this very blog on a regular basis. I know I say I'm blowin up, but this guys actually blowin up with a discog that includes tracks on the Snakes on a Plane Soundtrack, Gym Class Heroes, Boys Like Girls, Arrested Development, Earth Wind & Fire, AND the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turles movie that comes out this Friday! Keep an eye out for Sam on the rise and check out this trailer. Im siked, this movie is going to be dope!

TMNT Trailer

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

SXSW photos

St. Vincent

Tilly and the Wall

Via Audio

The Little Ones

Apollo Sunshine

Tacks, the Boy Disaster

Austin Sunset

more photos...

Monday, March 19, 2007

Midtown Midday on a Monday

It's Monday again and I'm back to the daily grind. It was an incredible long weekend with a much needed change of pace, but it's nice to get back into the swing of things.

Here are a couple notes for the day from my Monday Midtown excursion:

- The guys of UMGD are good people. Don't let anyone tell ya otherwise.

- Snapping in the air rapidly using both hands does wonders for emphasizing a point but beware for too much could wear you out.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Home from SXSW

Im back in Brooklyn! Just flew back this morning at 6am. It's really great to be back. Haven't really slept in days but I had an awesome time in Austin. I saw sooooo many bands... A few new to me that blew me away, some old favs, some good friends, and of course some really horrible shit.

Here's some of what I ended up seeing. Pics, videos, and more detailed descriptions of the noteworthy shows to come soon.

Thursday: Tacks, the Boy Disaster, Blonde Redhead, The Hush Sound, Apollo Sunshine, The Little Ones, Mute Math, Melee, These Arms Are Snakes

Friday: Kidnapkin, Madi Diaz, Cold War Kids, Tilly and the Wall, St. Vincent, Margot & the Nuclear So & Sos, Via Audio, Gruf Rys,

Saturday: Pipettes, Apollo Sunshine, Buzzcocks, Via Audio, The Office, The Watson Twins, Tacks, the Boy Disaster, Tilly and the Wall

CELEB SITINGS - Tom Morello(Rage,Audioslave), Slash, Midlake, Wayne(Flaming Lips), Hanson drummer, Jamie Kennedy

Saturday, March 17, 2007

SXSW 1st report

SXSW. WOW! I'm at a Best Western Hotel now. It's the last day of sxsw and the first moment I've had access to the internet. I plan to give a full report when I get back to NYC tomorrow but I thought I'd share just a few highlights.

Austin is really an amazing city. I can not believe how many bars and venues they have in one small area. It truly is the live music capitol of America. It really sucks that it happens to be in TEXAS! It's actually very surreal for me that I'm in Texas. I never thought I would have any reason to visit the epitome of red state suburbia. Nevertheless it's been a great time so far.

One band I saw last night absolutely blew me away. They were the best thing I've seen yet at SXSW and were an incredible pleasant surprise. They're called:

St. Vincent

I'll give a full description of them later. Im headed back to the craziness.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

SXSW tomorrow!

I fly out to Austin tomorrow at 6:45am for my first trip to SXSW. I'm incredibly siked and should get to sleep soon. It's going to be one crazy weekend filled with lots and lots of free booze and 100s of bands. Hopefully I'll remember it all to blog about.
Here are some of the bands I'm going to try to catch:

st. Vincent, Say Hi to Your Mom, Apollo Sunshine, The Early Tapes, Stars ofTrack and Field, Cold War Kids, Mute Math, The Little Ones, The Hush Sound,Amy Wine House, Voxtro, The Fratellis

the Western Civilization, the polyphonic spree, annuals, margot & the nuclear so&sos, peter, bjohn & john, via audio, spill canvas, the faint, the walkmen, arielpink, sound team

field music, tilly and the wall, the pipettes, midlake, turbonegro, girltalk,cursive


I greatly enjoy this commercial and it's inspired me to consider a career in writing rap jingles for pet store commercials. I think this could be a terrific new career would certainly be immensely lucrative but most of all rewarding.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Willy Burg Characters

New York City, particularly Williamsburg, truly has its share of characters. In the midst of a rather uneventful weekend aside from getting way too trashed Friday night at Bembe and the East River Bar, and picking up some old school red Nikes at a thrift store for $15, I found myself encountering quite a few of these characters. I'd say probably about 5 in total, but here are three...

1. THE LONELY DIVE BAR DUMMY - a staggering unattractive fellow, drunk on 32oz beers served in styrofoam cups, approached my friends an I. In an attempt to initiate conversation he asked in complete sincerity without trying to be funny or ironic, "So... you come here often?" He entertained us so we kept going back and forth with him. He tried desperately to keep the wheels turning in his big intoxicated head to keep up the conversation. I asked him "So... what else you got??" He thought long and hard I assume, even though his stare seemed pretty vapid. He finally said that he knew three jokes. Of course I wanted to hear. He told 2 which I've forgotten now and then told the third.. "Would a warewolf always be a warewolf if it lived on the moon?" That, he said, was his best joke.

2. CRAZED GAS STATION ATTENDENT FROM STRANGE UNDISCERNABLE FOREIGN COUNTRY - I pulled up to a gas station to fill up my moped tank. i slid my card, prepaid $1.50 (small tank) and proceeded to fill up. $1.20 ended up being enough and I didn't care to get my change so I got ready to leave when the gas station attendant came out of his little gas office and asked me in a very heavy accent if I got a receipt. I figured he wanted to give me my change. I said I'd just hit the no receipt button because I didnt want one. He said "I need. I need receipt. you not alowed to touch!" So i said "excuse me im not alowed to touch what? I paid and Im leaving." He yelled, "where's proof? you no leave!? me - "sir. I dont know what you're talking about. I paid. Im leaving." Him - "NO!" It went back and forth like this for a a bit. He said stirnly "You NO go! I check computer. you stay!" I waited a moment to humor the very strange and now very heated man. He walked back into the little gas office, apparently checked the computer and waved me on to go. I went.

3. THE ARTIST/POET - met at a bar while with some friends. he wore tight dark expensive clothes. while others danced and drank, he sat in a dimly lit corner introspectively contemplating the heavy troubles of the world, his world. He worked hard to keep up a facade of deep mysteriousness but transformed out of his cloak of troubled artist into wide eyed horny obnoxious dude when the potential opportunity arose to see 2 girls kiss.

Friday, March 9, 2007

Good Friday

My last post was sort of on the negative side, so today I will share with you 10 good things in no particular order from my life this week:

1. MUD COFFEE. best coffee I've found in NYC thus far. You can find it in the big orange trucks at Astor Place and Union Sq.

2. CARLEN ALTMAN. very funny comedian I saw perform last night. Her humor is refereshingly real and quirky. jokes are current and relavent. comes off very naturally and has cool shoes.

3. THE WESTERN CIVILIZATION - indie pop rock band from Houston. could quite possibly be the love child of Conor Oberst and Jenny Lewis. you cant not love them. you just cant.

4. BEMBE - latin bar/club in williamsburg on S. 6th and Berry. atmosphere, music, drinks, location... all SUPERB! go there. tonight!!

5. LAUNDRY BOARDING - hadnt done laundry in a little too long and the basket got a bit too heavy and cumbersome to carry 4 blocks to the laundry mat so i set it on the front of my skateboard, held on to the handles like reins, and rode that baby all the way there. only fell on my ass twice.

6. BOTTLE OPENER CARABINER - i lost my keys at a party in redhook, so i was looking to replace my carabiner and found this... the coolest invention ever: a carabiner/bottle opener/corkscrew! but i cant find it in the US. damnit

7. NYU MARKET SUSHI BAR - looks like your typical market but they have really fresh sushi for really cheap! it's on University & Waverly. at Washington Sq.

8. TRL - Gym Class Heroes was on trl this week. hearing myself on tv never seems to get old.



Tuesday, March 6, 2007

open bar...wack

I seem to get dragged very often these days to various CD release parties with the seemingly enticing persuasive tactic "there's going to be an open bar!" Most of the time the bar is so packed that it takes you forever to get a drink or the booze isn't so good. Nevertheless it's free so you take what you can get.

The other night I went to one of these CD release/open bar events at a club called LIT in the East Village. Maybe it's that I've been to one too many of these but I do believe that it was the WORST open bar ever. For my first blog ever, I will rant about this evening.

I arrived at the venue at about 10pm, said some hellos, shook some hands of new faces, listened to some blah music and waited around for an hour with a dry throat waiting for the promised open bar to commence. At the stroke of 11, I walked upstairs to the bar to quench my thirst. There was one very frustrated and pissed off, long haired, troubled rock and roll dude bartending and lots of petulant scenester drunks trying to get there hands on some free booze. I waited and waited at the bar. The open bar was limited to the most shitty excuse for vodka Ive ever tasted. I'm no vodka connoisseur by any means but i knew this particular brew was funked. To make things easy, since the people I was with wanted to mix their vodka vile with cranberry juice, i chose to do the same. So when the dirty haired tender of bar came near I quickly spurted out "3 vodka and crans please!" Finally after the very long wait to be served standing behind the posse of obnoxious pseudo ghetto naughty by nature/de la soul cross breeds, I held in my hand a kiddie-sized plastic cup filled about 3/4 of the way with glowing red liquid that would surely dye my insides a few shades brighter towards neon. No matter, I'd waited and I was looking forward to the first sip. I put my lips to the teeny stirring straw peeping out of the teeny cup and sucked in a mouthful of the concoction. Now i know i already told u about the barely palatable vodka, but if you could believe it, the cranberry juice, if you could call it that, was actually worse. It was like pure liquid sugar with a dash of cran-esque artificial flavoring that made me shake and shiver all over uncontrollably. If one wanted to train a very very young girl to ween off of an over concentrated Koolaid addiction and onto alcoholism, this particular drink might be a good one to start with. After a few sips i said out loud "awwww its like little Suzie's first mixed drink." This made me smile to think about alcoholic 7 year olds, which made things a bit better but overall in summary....
the open bar was wack!