Sunday, February 19, 2017

LAte night open thread

Johnny certainly hopes you got out and enjoyed this fabulous day with another one coming right behind it. Johnny was out early and often and even found time for a mid-morning trek out to the White Castle in Journal Square, a rare treat.

Since the weather is nice and Johnny will be sleeping with the windows open tonight he'd like to remind the Jersey City Police Department and Jersey City Fire Department of his "No sirens within three blocks of his house from 1AM til 8AM" rule.

Time for Jersey City, After Dark

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017

Friday night MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA with THE SEX PISTOLS!

The Kings of Chaos, the crown wearers, the holders, The Sex Pistols. No better way to step off a Music Series dedicated to the chaos going on all around us. Different levels and all out immersion. Who better then to give us an anxiety-ridden classic, 'Holiday In the Sun'

Friday night MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA with THE RAMONES!

If the KKK does take your baby away, that's chaos on a personal level is Johnny's guess. That has to be dealt with, plans have to be made, revenge must be plotted. Chaotic to say the least. The Ramones with 'The KKK Took My Baby Away' sounding really good as always.

Friday night MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA with SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES!

'Cities in Dust' by Siouxsie and the Banshees is one of Johnny's favorite chaotic songs. Gigantic natural disasters on a global scale (Pompeii here) sure can bring the chaos. Perfectly fits for what we were trying to do here tonight. Now, out with you. Go cause your own chaos.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Late night open thread

“Eve: All this riot and uproar, V... is this Anarchy? Is this the Land of Do-As-You-Please?

V: No. This is only the land of take-what-you-want. Anarchy means "without leaders", not "without order". With anarchy comes an age or ordnung, of true order, which is to say voluntary order... this age of ordung will begin when the mad and incoherent cycle of verwirrung that these bulletins reveal has run its course... This is not anarchy, Eve. This is chaos.”
 -- Alan Moore, V for Vendetta

Time for Jersey City, After Dark

The Hotel Chelsea in NYC has always been legendary

So much history there, some good, some bad, and some downright spooky. Well, sadly, the 'Guiding Spirit' Of The Hotel Chelsea, has died. Gothamist has the report of Stanley Bard, formerly of the board of directors, and friend to about everyone who lived there, famous and not and the long shadow he cast there.

Sid and Nancy? Happened at the Hotel Chelsea, October 12, 1978. Johnny's favorite story of the Chelsea was Soprano's star Michael Imperioli's telling of the time he met Mary. Sleep tight.

Tip one to the Chelsea tonight.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017