Archive for January 11th, 2013

This Weekend: Keep On Friendrockin’ In The Friendworld

Friday, January 11th, 2013

FRIDAY: >>> Right now, I’m about halfway through reading Richard Price’s scuzzy roman å clef ode to 1970s NYC, Ladies Man (fun trivia note: it would later be sorta-adapted into the movie Sea Of Love). It’s a flawed book in lots of ways, but there is this great moment in the book when, after running […]

Dudes From Nightlands And War On Drugs Back Up John Cale On “Venus In Furs”

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Backed up by, among others, Dave Hartley (Nightlands, War on Drugs) and Robbie Bennett (War on Drugs), John Cale went on Fallon last night and dusted off the Velvet Underground classic, “Venus In Furs.” Not bad for a coupla Loco Pez pinball freaks!

And Just Like That, Dan Gross Finds His New Alycia And Larry

Friday, January 11th, 2013

@brettphilly Please follow so I can DM you. Thanks. — Dan Gross (@PhillyGossip) January 10, 2013 This, then, would be the man chosen by his own to save the Daily News.

Killadelphia Is Not A Term Of Endearment

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Next stop killadelphia #finally — Wayne Simmonds (@Simmonds17) January 10, 2013 While the NHL is still finalizing the lockout deal (still? Can’t they just iron it all out via text?), players are starting to practice, get back into their teams’ towns, and tweet about getting back to work. They just want everyone to know how […]

Film Sweat: Oh, Wise Guy, Eh?

Friday, January 11th, 2013

RECOMMENDED: We won’t pretend like you don’t already know: Gangster Squad is meant to be a steaming pile of movie poo. (And hey, look, it is!) But like greasy fast food, sometimes this is what the appetite requires. Will you be sated by Sean Penn‘s Oscar-the-Mobster-Grouch voice? Will you, like us, find everything about Ryan […]

Check Out The Philadelphia Art Museum Exhibit Of Self-Taught Artists; Because You Wasted Money On Art School

Friday, January 11th, 2013

If you went to art school, we’re sure your parents already forwarded this to you, but here it is anyway: This spring, over two hundred objects from one of the finest private collections of works by American self-taught artists will be on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. As we’re sure your mom’s email […]

Noontime Nuggetz: Work Drugs, “Delta”

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Every Work Drugs jam can take you away to a time when shorts were something you actually wore outside your house and those coats were packed away in boxes. “Delta,” which was actually written in Southern Califronia, is no exception. Now all you have to do is put it on loop for about four months […]

The @ChinatownBusses Twitter Feed Is A Wonderful Cacophony Of Capitalization

Friday, January 11th, 2013

SLENDER DOG seeks #SNAPBACKS #SKATEBOARDS #GOGURT “@philebrity: The YO! Bus Wants To Be Your New Chinatown Bus, Yo dlvr.it/2mpvb3“ — Chinatown Busses (@chinatownbusses) January 11, 2013 No, we have no idea what the above tweet means, but the Chinatown Busses twitter feed offers some serious real-life wisdom, like “Swollen feet complain to DEAF EARS,” “BUSSES […]

President Obama Declares Disaster Area In PA As Result Of Hurricane Sandy

Friday, January 11th, 2013

The President today declared a major disaster exists in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and ordered Federal aid to supplement commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the area affected by Hurricane Sandy during the period of October 26 to November 8, 2012. Federal funding is available to commonwealth and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit […]

Readers Cameraphone: Your Zombie Novel Isn’t Any Good, But Some Dude Found It

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Saw this sign last night by CCP; I really want to claim it so I can read the story! Firstly, any budding Nick Miller out there writing a zombie story, STOP NOW. Secondly, are we sure this was lost and not tossed? Thirdly, we too would love to read that. Email covered because it’s not […]

Dept. Of No Shit: There Are Problems At Philly’s Newspapers

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Looks like that death of newspapers doc should have hung around and filmed more: According to Newsworks, “The owners of Philadelphia’s two major newspaper are threatening to liquidate the Inquirer and Daily News.” Their source? President of the Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia, Dan Gross, who as far as we know did not also mention […]