Hot days and Nights!

Eyes back on the horizon for great sounds with The Mission
A great weekend ahead of music, fun, and dancing…Thursday pick…Our opening night of course for “Devil and the Deep”…but since it’s sold out….if you are out there looking for a good event…Northside Music Festival is in full tilt. Our picks for the weekend-

Friday afternoon goes hands down to the Whiskey Bitches at Matchless Bar in Greenpoint 3pm
The International Showcase is at the park all day/night across the street
Saturday night we are headed to Red Hook for Greg Humphries at Hometown BBQ at 7:30 then off to Webster Hall to welcome the CD of Rory Kirwan…late night back in Greenpoint at the afterparty for Vietcong and Milk Jagger at Passenger Bar
Dublin’s Girl Band will undeniably rock the Music Hall of Williamsburg…with Viet Cong…sold out sooooo fast….check them at Rough Trade later this month.
Sunday….Kflay Knitting Factory..yessssssss

APAP Picks for Saturday!!!

APAP Picks for Saturday!!!.

APAP Picks for Saturday!!!


Lars Jan:
Holoscenes- Behind the Scenes Sat. Jan. 10, 11a.m.
TED Headquarters  250 Hudson Street, Suite 1002 Jan will show photos and video from
the recent performance and discuss16810_10153047208119722_2484204395566400073_n
the logistics around presenting the piece. Part performance, part
public-spectacle, Holoscenes puts performers in an aquarium to
imagine how everyday behaviors are impacted by climate change

The Amigos Band Hilton Harlem Suite

TOXIC PSALMS at Prototype Festival ( see this!!!)

Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre – Dance Agents Collective- City Center (THIS ROCKS!!!!)
Flight School- Vital Theatre McGinn Cazale
“Stella Queen of the Snow” – Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia – Symphony Space ( Nuala loved it!)
“Birdheart” – We LOVE Julian Crouch and Saskia Lane…Julian is also staging Aged Musician (Prototype Festival)
Selections From the “Woodsman” and “SeaWife” -Strangeman and Co/Naked Angels at 59E59 Theatres 2:30
PMG Spotlight – Dance at City Center
FLEXIN/Peter Sellars and Regg Roc- Park Ave Armory 1pm Urban dance performance art



SO INCREDIBLY HAPPY TO BE SEEING LAS CAFETERAS again!!!!Amazing, wonderful people, kick ass music…you will dance and stomp East L.A. style until your feet hurt.

And Brooklyn Bowl has NOLA Showcase.mmmmmm



Our picks from APAP !


Great day yesterday at the World Music Forum.
-Kaisha S. Johnson, Center for Traditional Music and Dance
– Njia Kai, African World Festival, Detroit
– Amir ElSaffar Alwan for the Arts, NYC
– Tracy Jenkins, Lula Lounge, Toronto
– Shanta Thanke, globalFEST & Joe’s Pub / The Public Theater, NYC
– Leigh Ann Hahn, Grand Performances, L.A.
and the folks from Billboard!

1/9 Festival Forum was a good morning. We will have to divide and conquer some of these acts to catch a glimpse of them all. It’s been great getting to know some of the artists and we are happy to see their showcases succeed!

Today’s KEEGANSMISSION talent picks:

-Arturo O’Farrill “Boss Level” Septet at SubCulture
-Red Molly. Catherine Russell, and the Holmes Brothers at City Winery
– EXPORT NOLA – Mia Borders, New Orleans Swamp Donkeys, Stooges Brass Band at The Cutting Room
– Calle Sur -Latin acoustic at the Hilton
-Hazmat Modine- Blues and Brass Bacchnalia at Terra Blues
-Rory Block at Iridium
-Ken Waldman’s Roots Music Variety Show! and Fiddle Summit Don’t Tell Mama 9pm

-MISTATIM by Red Sky Performance – Vital Theatre- Aboriginal story respecting the natural world.. Performed at the 72nd St SUBWAY STOP ( MUST SEE)!11pm

Poor People’s TV Room *A multi-disciplinary piece considering collective amnesia around
women’s resistance movements in Nigeria—from the 1929 Igbo
Women’s War to today’s “save our girls” campaigns. A dystopian
narrative where characters slip through the fissures of time.

Late sets with:
-Nation Beat’s Carnival Caravan w/ Cha Wa at DROM
-Guy Davis and Shug Ng – Routes of the Blues Hilton Morgan Suite
-NY Gypsy All Stars at Rockwood Music Hall

“ENRA” performing at the Japan Society 16th annual Contemporary Dance Showcase
Lar Lubovich and Martha Graham MGC Center for Contemporary Dance
FlaMexico! Jazz at Lincoln Center The Appel Room

AND THEN SOME SLEEP< and we do it again tomorrow…and into the weeeeeeee hours.

Riding the black dragon to a dream

It’s true…I am riding the black dragon Chinese bus all the way from NC to NYC every week while we look for a paint shop and home in Manhattan. It has been a dream of mine to go to NYU since I was knee high. It is a bit odd to be so much older…but I am grateful for the perspective, and extra focus it gives me. They were gracious enough to cover my Graduate School tab…so here we go! Seeing the old neighborhood mowed down and replaced by glass box developments was far more difficult to process than taking notes in my first class…..but I was the ONLY person using a pen and notebook..haha.

Places that I am grateful to see Week #1

The Parlour – fav hair shoppe….remember when they opened… on Ave B…my excellent stylist was from Asheville ha!

Manitoba’s-   perfection x Ave B   Long live rock n roll

Mamoun’s- would die w/out my falaffel stand

Cafe Reggio and Cafe Habana mmmmmmm

La Sirena on 3rd   amazing handmade Mexican catrina earrings

Great Jones – still the best margarita and mex soup

Di Napoli’s in Little Italy bread  meat  cheese  ravoili  

Bruno’s Bakery- La Guardia   cooooooookies

Congee on Bowery- actually made a chicken that made me cry


2 Bread Recipes for St. Pat’s!!!

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Our Daily Paint #3

Dream job…..

Our Daily Paint #2: Street Art- great link to

“The Mayor of Bushwick” Article and video. Fantastic outdoor street art and murals from international and local artists. check it out


OK Folks…the season is nearly on us….found this article and was inspired to share.

“41 Camping Hacks That Are Borderline Genius!!”


1. Use foam floor tiles for a softer, more comfortable tent floor.

2. Point a head lamp into a jug of water for an instant lantern.

3. Also: Mountain Dew + baking soda + peroxide = lantern.

4. Make tin-can sandwich bread as a portable food option.

Get the recipe here.

5. Familiarize yourself with what the poisonous plants look like.

6. Bring a tick deterrent.

7. Glue sandpaper to the top of your match holder.

Be sure to buy strike-anywhere matches.

8. Repurpose a coffee can to hold and protect TP.

9. Make crescent rolls over the campfire.

For maximum yumminess, fill ‘em with stuff like marshmallows and Nutella. Or wrap hot dogs with them.

Get the directions here.

10. Use Tic-Tac boxes to store spices.

11. Invest in a two-person sleeping bag.

This one is $84.99 from Cabelas.

12. Get these seat hammocks for car camping.

Buy ‘em here.

13. Cut up a straw and fill the pieces up with antibiotic ointment or toothpaste for single-use packets.

Use a lighter to seal up the ends.

14. Make travel coffee bags out of coffee filters and dental floss.

Place a scoop of coffee grounds into a coffee filter and tie it up with dental floss. When you’re ready to brew, just make it like you would make tea in a teabag!

15. Need your coffee? Bring a few of these.

They’ll keep you from going into caffeine withdrawal.

16. Make candle stakes for romantic nighttime lighting.

Get the directions here.

17. Make single-use soap leaves from a bar of soap and a vegetable peeler.

You can also rub soap on mosquito bites to relieve the itchiness.

18. Use an empty laundry detergent dispenser as a hand-washing station.


Just fill it up with water.

19. Use a belt and hooks to hang up pots and pans.

20. Make campfire cones!

21. Pack a mini first-aid kit into an old prescription bottle or Altoids tin.

22. Make pancakes with pre-made pancake mix using shortening and dry milk, which don’t need to be refrigerated.

Get the full recipe here. You can also find powdered eggs at most grocery stores (if you don’t shudder at the thought).

23. Put a battery-powered votive candle into an empty peanut butter container to make portable lanterns.

24. Make a portable washing machine with a plunger and a bucket.


Get the directions here.

25. Make an easy-to-carry fire starter with a cardboard-only egg carton and match light charcoal.

You just have to light the carton and the fire will catch on to the charcoal.

27. Make pocket-sized oil lamps out of travel-size or hotel toiletry shampoo bottles.

Get the directions here.

28. Forgo the meat marinade and put the rosemary right on the coals.

Once the coals are uniformly gray and ashy, cover them with fresh rosemary branches. Your meat and vegetables will be flavored with the taste of savory herbs.

29. Bring cheeses in waxed packaging as well as hard cheeses.

Aged cheddar, Parmigiano, and/or Gruyère will keep for at least a week unrefrigerated.

30. Add bundles of sage to a campfire to keep mosquitoes away.

31. Try roasting Starburst.


Sounds crazy, but it’s actually delicious. Crunchy on the outside, warm and gooey on the inside. Roast it until it’s bubbling.

32. Forgo pasta for a quick-cooking alternatives like polenta, quinoa, or couscous.

Polenta is especially versatile because it can be shaped into patties and pan-fried for a sweet or savory meal. Get a recipe for grilled polenta cakes.

33. Cook cinnabuns (the canned kind) in a hollowed-out orange over a campfire.

Get the full details here.

34. If you’re going to be hiking, use this biodegradable trail-marking tape.

Buy it here.

35. Keep the kids busy with a scavenger hunt.


Write the items down on a paper bag so they have a receptacle for the items.

36. Use a bucket and a milk crate as an emergency toilet.

Get the directions here.

37. Cotton pads dipped in wax are a crazy easy way to make portable fire starters.

38. Bring microfiber towels — they’re super absorbent and lightweight.

39. Freeze gallon jugs of water and place them in your cooler.

They’ll keep your food cold, and you’ll have plenty of water to drink for later.

Other things you can freeze to use for later: pasta sauces, chili, and pesto.

40. Make emergency light sources out of an Altoids tin, cardboard, and wax.

Get the instructions here.

41. Make sandwiches with this campfire panini press.

Make sandwiches with this campfire panini press.

Our Daily Paint #1

Best eyecandy scenic video since Adelle! I will probably be this old lady…and want to go out just that way

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