Archive for April, 2011

The Secret Life of Mushrooms

April 23, 2011

A very brief review of a movie my friend, Kat, recently finished. Would write more but I’ve got a head full of DayQuil!

The Secret Life of Mushrooms

Most of what I know about ‘shrooms comes from ingesting them. Lots of them. I know they taste really bad and make me feel really groovy, but what about their history? It sometimes gets lost in a cloud of black light posters and weed smoke. Lucky for us, Kat Green went all the way down to Huautla de Jimenez, Mexico where she made a movie about the “the little Gods.” Narrator Dan Glass is as charming as a latter day Sir David Frederick Attenborough as he intrepidly explores the lush countryside, talks to locals and spends time with a hippie who claims to have eaten 750 grams of them. It’s funny at times yet still educational. You might even wanna stay sober for it.

Wedding of the Century

April 6, 2011

The Wedding of Reverend Jen Junior and Taco Waggytail

8 p.m., Friday, April 29th, 2011

at Lucky Dog

(303 Bedford Avenue, between S. 1st and S. 2nd, take the L to Bedford)

Free!

(In lieu of presents, the couple asks that

donations be made to Waggytail Rescue.)

With all this talk about the “sanctity of marriage” it’s easy to forget what weddings are really about: parties, presents, special outfits and getting’ crunk! (Oh yeah, and everlasting loveā€¦) So, it is with great pleasure that we announce the marriage of Reverend Jen Junior to her betrothed Taco Waggytail at eight in the evening on the twenty-ninth day of April in the year of our Lord Two Thousand and Eleven, to be followed by much merriment. (Because Westminster Abbey was booked that day, the nuptials will take place at Lucky Dog, an awesome bar with a garden where dogs can hang.)

 

Reverend Jen Junior is best known as an actress, model, Page 6 celeb, blogger and critic (of all things.) She rode a skateboard to fame playing a superhero on The Adventures of Electra Elf. She has also on appeared in a Moby video, a zombie movie and several fashion shows. Taco Waggytail is best known as the poster boy for Waggytail Rescue, a not-for-profit group run by tireless and dedicated volunteers whose goal is to rescue, rehabilitate, and place dogs in loving, permanent homes. They have saved thousands of dogs including Taco who was once abused and abandoned. (The first time Taco’s tail ever started wagging was when he saw Reverend Jen Junior for the first time…more than 7 years ago! The two have been “in love” ever since.)

 

Presiding over the ceremony will be longtime friend of the happy couple (and an ordained Reverend) Faceboy. Presiding over the bar will be Mr. Lower East Side, Moonsine Shorey and there will be plenty of other surprise guests along with a fabulous wedding party (comprised of dogs and downtown celebutantes.)

 

Don’t Miss the Event of the Century!

 

A Lot of News…Good News!

April 6, 2011

Great news: Reverend Jen Junior will *finally* wed her boyfriend of 7 years, Taco Waggytail (the poster Chihuahua for Waggytail Rescue) in what will be the “event of the century” at 8pm on April 29th at Luckydog (a bar in Williamsburg, Bklyn.) More details to follow! This will come a mere 2 days after the annual Professional Secretaries’ Day Anti-Slam, which is always the official kickoff of Art Star Party Season. Details to follow on that one too. (5/27/2011, 10pm at Bowery Poetry Club)

In the meantime (the meantime being the few weeks before Art Star Party Season), I have been quite busy. For starters, putting the finishing touches on my book, Elf Girl, which will soon go to the big magic Simon & Schuster machine and come back as bound galleys. Then in November, it will be an actual book that you can go to a store and buy. And since it’s now done, I have no excuse not to finish the next one, which is fiction and about 17,000 words in. Currently taking a brain break to read a ton of fiction in preparation.

Speaking of which, I’ve read some sweet books during the past couple of months. (Some fiction, some non-fiction.) At the bookstore where I work, I was assigned the task of basically reading all the books about NYC I’ve never read. (Impossible because NYC has inspired so many great books.) My fave of the recently read, and now, one of my fave books of all time was Forever by Pete Hammill…amazing! It’s about a dude who can live forever if he never leaves the island of Manhattan. (And I feel like I’m stuck on this island!)

Some other fave New York inspired books I’ve read in the past include:

Kafka Was the Rage

American Eve

Dreamland

Paradise Alley

The Alienist

The Westies

The Bread Givers

Call it Sleep

All Night Party

The Bronx is Burning

I know there’s a ton more, but my brain is tye tye.

Some of the new ones, I just read were more straight-up history:

The Big Oyster

The Epic of NYC

Historical Atlas of New York

Here’s hoping I’m on the lists of others. But seriously, reading some of these books makes me feel, as Faceboy would say, like Brian Wilson after he listened Sgt. Peppers. Terribly inadequate. Luckily no one else is working in the specific genre of psychedelicized/oversexualized elf storytelling so at least I have that going for me.

Must go walk Rev. Jen Junior who is lookin/feelin’ great!

Will try to blog now that my book is all kinds of done. (I know, I always say that…)