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Rockin’ & Shockin’


Rockin’
Walk The Line: Joaquin Phoenix puts up the strongest music biopic performance since Kevin Spacey in Beyond The Sea
Shockin’
We watch all our movies at home these days

Rockin’
Vegan lunch at Zen Palate in Hell’s Kitchen
Shockin’
The neighboring table is anything but Zen – in fact they’re hell. And there’s me trying to conduct an interview.

Rockin’
Campbell’s grade has just started ‘Health’ classes. It was the girls on Monday, the boys on Thursday, and today, Friday, it’s ‘Co-Ed.’
Shockin’
‘It’s scary,’ says he. ‘Boys. And girls. In a room together. Talking about sex.’

Rockin’
‘Health’ classes in 5th Grade.
Shockin’
We didn’t get them until we were 16.

Rockin’
Bauhaus opening for NIN on tour
Shockin’
The goth equivalent of Bo Diddley opening for The Clash?

Rockin’
Get offered a ticket to see Billy Bragg in New York on a Friday night
Shockin’
Don’t take it because it’s on a Friday and I don’t want to drive in to the city

Rockin’
Get offered a free ticket to The New York Dolls’ first ever show at CBGB’s.
Shockin’
I hand it back day of event because I’m too damn busy to take advantage

Rockin’
Patti Labelle has the decency to break down and apologize in the middle of “the worst show I’ve ever done in my life.”
Shockin’
She says she will understand if the audience walks out – and they do.

Rockin’
The cat on my lap late at night
Shockin’
Not enough room for the cat on my lap plus a laptop

Rockin’
Giving Noel my original Powerbook laptop to amuse himself with
Shockin’
He decides that a bulky 1994 120MB HD with b/w screen is not as much fun as my shiny new color iBook and insists on playing with mine instead.

Rockin’
From The Velvets to The Voidoids by Clinton Heylin, finally republished: a superior read to Please Kill Me
Shockin’
He spends too much time in his new postscript telling us as much

Rockin’
Dave Van Ronk’s autobiography, The Mayor Of MacDougal Street
Shockin’
He died before he could finish it

Rock’n’Roll reading

Rockin’
John Peel’s autobiography, Margrave of the Marshes
Shockin’
He died before he could finish it

Rockin’
John Peel’s 1975 hand-written personal diary printed on the inside cover
Shockin’
I used the exact same diary, the exact same year, and filled my pages too. And I still have it somewhere.

Rockin’
Getting a Playstation
Shockin’
Not enough time to play on it

Rockin’
The way that Noel completes the family – but only because Campbell’s already there
Shockin’
Never anticipated how this interaction would round things out.

Rockin’
Playing as Crystal Palace on the Playstation
Shockin’
And I still can’t string two passes together

Rockin’
The New York Press places Bruce Ratner top of its new 50 Most Loathsome New Yorkers list
Shockin’
It probably won’t make a difference to the Atlantic Yards project

There’s a rat in my Brooklyn, what am I gonna do?

Rockin’
New members in the iJamming! Pub
Shockin’
They’re not diehard mods!

Rockin’
The wit and wisdom of Richard Lloyd
Shockin’
How anyone can have such a perfect long term memory despite the drugs

Rockin’
Spring is here
Shockin’
And the early dawn has me up at six every morning

Rockin’
Spring morning pancakes at Sweet Sue’s.
Shockin’
Looks like the summer crowds are here already.

Rockin’
Meeting another NYC expat for lunch in Phoenicia
Shockin’
That we don’t do this kind of thing more often

Rockin’
Bob Garfield on ‘On The Media’ saying “I’d like to talk to you about bullshit”
Shockin’
He’s interviewing an FCC Comisssioner

Rockin’
The first 50 pages of Bret Easton Ellis’ Lunar Park
Shockin’
The rest of the book

Rockin’
South Londoner Naomi Campbell on the cover of the Post and the News the same New York morning…
Shockin’
…for “allegedly bashing a crystal-encrusted Blackberry against the head of her housekeeper.” (Hang on, is that really shocking?)

Rockin’
Posie is finally going on holiday.
Shockin’
She chose Florida after all.

Rockin’
Going on holiday with Campbell for ‘spring break.’ (Alright, for ‘Easter.’)
Shockin’
The idea that I might not post at iJamming! for a week.

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