The New York Magazine website should make a restaurant search that’s like the rental/sales search on Streeteasy.com: that is to say, a Google Maps based one. I want to be able to go to a neighborhood in Google Maps and see every single restaurant therein. You would be able to mouseover the various restaurants to pull up small descriptions and click for the full review/menu. How hard could...
Masa cuts menu price to $400 from $450 →
Finally! That $50 was really holding me back from going, I’m glad they’ve finally made it affordable.
Broadway at Times Square and Herald Square to Be... →
The Future of the Industry
Drummer Josh Freese has the greatest pricing scheme for his new album I’ve ever seen. You can pay between $7 and $75,000 for the album, and you’ll get crazier and crazier bonuses as you go up the pay scale. Here’s some of the stuff from the $20,000 package: -Maynard James Keenan, Mark from Devo and Josh take you miniature golfing and then drop you off on the side of the freeway...
Confronting the Condo Glut →
This is an interesting article about the state of all those luxury condo buildings that have sprouted up over the last few years and how they’re all sitting empty right now. It’s bad news for developers (and the poor bastards who paid $850,000 to live in Greenpoint a year ago), but great news for people looking to rent/buy soon. I’ve been trolling rental sites lately, as Sarah...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-2-22) →
Tim Hecker (41) Fennesz (26) Boards of Canada (25) The Dodos (23) Savath & Savalas (23) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
If you watch the Oscars tonight, you should also DVR The CollegeHumor Show at 9:30pm on MTV. On tonights episode, I play perhaps the best bartender to ever grace the small screen. It’s a career maker.
Facebook invades your blog, rest of Web with new... →
This should work in Tumblr, right? Seems like it could be better than Disqus. Someone show me how to do this, plz.
Is Foie Gras Torture? →
Spoiler alert: no.
Coming soon to Momofuku Milk Bar:
“She is also developing a pancake cake, stacked pancake layers separated by cinnamon-bacon, maple syrup and brown butter fillings.” As Sarah says, “this girl invades my dreams and makes what she sees.” [via]
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-2-15) →
Tim Hecker (54) Savath & Savalas (49) Bohren & der Club of Gore (44) Frightened Rabbit (42) Animal Collective (34) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Responding To A Friend's E-Mail With Answers... →
thedailywhat: Fortune-larity ensues.
List of things I always say I want to do but don't...
-Write short fiction -Write a novel -Write sketches -Write a screenplay -Write a spec script -Write a one man show -Take an acting class -Get headshots -Get an agent -Go out on auditions -Learn to cook -Take more photos -Volunteer -Pitch for more freelance work -Start a new non-personal blog -Start a company -Use my gym membership -Cancel my gym membership because I don’t use it -Diet...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-2-8) →
Ra Ra Riot (72) Frightened Rabbit (69) Burial (47) The Magnetic Fields (45) Bohren & der Club of Gore (44) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
thedailywhat: Grammys: Radiohead - “15 Step” Good god.
List of bands going to South by Southwest →
I’m going to SxSW next month in Austin to hang out with Bill and Milo and also do some blogging for Spin and Gizmodo. I’m very excited! I went last year with the Ra Ra Riot crew and it was one of the most fun weekends of the year. This year, I want to plan a bit better, so Bill and I have been tossing around bands that we want to see from the above overwhelmingly-large list....
First-person account of a high school teacher... →
syntheticpubes: Peep my friend Brian gulping down a still-beating cobra heart. I’ll be hyping his Jet Set Zero thing some more later. I’ve eaten some crazy shit in my day, and I say I’ll try anything once, but this might be a bit much for even me.
They should sell bottom-of-bowl ramen broth in cans. Specifically, the end broth from Ippudo’s Akamuru Modern ramen. Its porky, garlicky, salty goodness would be a perfect warmer on a frigid day. Simply bring over some of those fancy vending machines from Japan that dispense hot coffee in cans and put them to better use here. How hard could it be?
Restaurants Stop Playing Hard to Get →
I have definitely noticed this phenomenon of restaurants being super appreciative of your business these days. Not only is it possible to just walk in without a reservation to tons of places that used to require a reservation a week in advance, but you can tell that they really want to make you happy. It’s awesome for obvious reasons but also sad to see an industry struggling so visibly. A...
This just about sums it up
I have been quoted in exactly two (2) New York Times articles. 1) Fire, the Wheel and, of Course, Mop Slippers, about insane gadgets. 2) The Burgers are Coming, but Lines Worry the Neighbors, about Shake Shack.
GSAT: The Geek Social Aptitude Test →
Here’s a 50-question test I wrote to help you determine how socially awkward you are. It is extrodinarily hard to get over a 15. Digg it if you do that sort of thing.
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-2-1) →
Tim Hecker (103) Animal Collective (101) Alva Noto (91) Smog (38) The Smiths (32) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz