Sooooo... I love RS. I do. I've been down with this gal since 2004's Soviet Kitsch when I was up late one night in my State College apt watching old reruns of Degrassi and they played her video "Us." From then, I was hooked and needed to look everywhere for any song that I could possibly get my hands on. Terrible to say, but I searched high and low on Limewire for her previous CD's and with my luck, I downloaded them all. Yay!
I went out and bought Soviet Kitsch and faithfully bought Begin to Hope the day it came out. Although it took me a good 2 months before I could really get into the latter because I felt it wasn't as quirky or exciting as Soviet Kitsch. No matter though. I was truly happy when people other than Spektor Heads started giving her the recognition she deserved. Although I do believe Grey's Anatomy took it a bit far, by playing "Fidelty" on almost every single episode.
Though when an episode of Weeds played "Ghost of Corporate Future" during the end credits I truly rejoiced!
Ok, enough of my Regina raving. Enjoy one of these great RS songs. Don't be surprised when you are hooked as well.
(I wish I was going to Coachella just to see her)
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
My devoted readers: I've been battling quite the virus recently and haven't been able to give you your lovely daily readings.
Anyway, I'm sick, my throat is raspy, I'm hacking up abnorm amounts of that icky green stuff and I can't breathe through my nose. The joy!
On the other hand... I'm going to Matt & Kim on March 9th, and if you guys were up with the Brooklynites and their ragin' music you too will be there.
So get yo asses to Ticketweb to get those tickets y'all. YEA YEAH! Below is a lil video for you all to enjoy...
Posted by Naked Buppie at 1/31/2007 10:34:00 AM
Friday, January 26, 2007
I live along the East River. I'm a 30 second walk from Avenue C even though I always tell everyone 20th & 1st. It's nice to walk along the river, cry along the river as I did one day for 45 minutes (because after a stressful summer of interviews, I didn't see my life going anywhere) and see the sun rise and watch as Greenpoint shines under the its warm glow. This is all well and good.... in the Summer.
I wish I didn't live along the East River right now. I had me a lil babysitting gig on the UWS (Upper Best Side, as I like to say, even though I think the LES is waaaaaaaaaay better, New Yorkers die for the CPW addy) and yeah it was cold, but maybe all that money in pocket fueled my walk 4 blocks and an avenue to 86th. After my unneeded 25 minute wait for the L at 12am; I found myself attacked by the wind. For 6 blocks and 2 avenues over from 14th and 1st I thought my face was being rudely chipped off with an ice pick. My eyes watered so much I couldn't see. My fingers, although in my cute beige New York Co. gloves, were about to snap off and my ears? Oh my ears. They could have been weapons depending on how you broke them off.
Earth I love you and I'm glad to be on the only planet that has life (possibly) but really... the wind? on top of the cold? Is that necessary?
I hate you wind.
-the cold nakedbuppie
Thursday, January 25, 2007
So, being able to get all the "cool" mags early I read in pure happyiness that Lily Allen's album Alright, Still received a glorious 3 1/2 stars from People Magazine. Yayyyy Lily! Pick up the Feb 5th, 2007 copy of People on newsstands today. Didn't that sound all official and shit. Like I was on the radio.
So, I didn't realize who the HELL I was emailing today, when I was just asking Faran@Fashionista.com to add me to the It List of her new blog "Fashionista." Um, hello, I just moved to the city, this whole underground Blogger Nation thing is unbelievable new and LARGE to me. So I read an article about her and her new blog, in The Huffington Post and I realized, she's no ordinary bloggerette.
So like any web savvy person of the 21st century, I googled her. Faran Krentcil. I thought she was just a blogger who had some ins with Gawker, but no. She's huge. This one has written for New York Magazine. She's huge in the NY blogger/blogger world, and Fashionista.com is NOT her first little venture. Not only did I email her, but we had a total of 10 emails back and forth. 4 of them hers. I have definitely just soiled myself. Why you ask? Because I gave up a possible interning position with her, for my riveting current job.
I want to crawl in a hole and die... on a lighter note, my custom made Hobo bag from 144 Collection is coming this weeeeeeek! Awesome!
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
After my stint at the gym (yeah I said GYM bitches) I decided to cool down and walk to Union Square and take the train home from there. That is when I saw the saddest site of my life.
Aldo's Liquidation shoe store in Union Square was having a Lease Sale... meaning GOODBYE!!!
I have a large obessession for Aldo's ever since I was 10 and was in Montreal with my parents and saw a pair of shoes in the window that I just had to have. I loved the European sizes because it was different, and I got to come home with things no one else had.
I mean it's not like can't get Aldo shoes anymore, but I can't get them for 10, 15 or even 20 bucks. Boo!
Soo... I'm thinking Zappo's? Online shopping is rad. Gotta go, Valley Girls is on VH1... Fer sure, totally awesome!!!!
Be proud y'all. I joined the gym and I didn't let them scam me. No I didn't. So I went in wanting to join for the advertised 19 dollars a month. They tried to roll me over with $150.00 sign up fees and all this and that, and I held firm at the $19 deal. Well what do you know. They get someone over to set me up and blimmey! They don't have the deal anymore. Now I'm all geeked and pumped to join the gym and get my booty on the elliptical and they literally burst my bubble. The manager did a bit of prodding (still, I hold firm) I said, no thanks to his membership rates and complained about just moving to the city and having a tiny flow of cashoola. Pshaw! I moved to the city 8 months ago (yet, my flow of money is tiny, teeeeeny tiny).
I finally got up to leave and he said, wait for it..... "How about 20.00 bucks to sign up, since that's all you have (he just HAD to slide that in there) and 43 bucks a month with the third year free?"
Now if you are savvy on the gym deals within the city, I believe mine is pretty rad. I have tri-state coverage and can go to any gym in the city. I believe that I have a great deal, especially knowing that some friends are paying 100 bucks just to run. Eesh.
Hooray for me.
Anyone going to Coachella and if so, HOW?
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
I need a gym. I've lived in this city for 8 months and I still haven't joined one. First I said,"Bah, I can work out in my living room." That never happened. Then I said, "I live right next to the river, (East River) I'll run along the path." That also never happened. Well it happened once and it was after spending the night before wide awake cleaning and unable to fall asleep. So I put on my PSU hoodie and headed out at 6:45am to watch the sun rise and do a sort of run/walk thing. Surprisingly I ran quite far. from 20th all the way to the Williamsburg bridge (Manhattan side) and then did two laps around this ginormous soccer field directly underneath it. It was nice. I felt like a runner for a hot second. I did the runner's nod when I passed by other runner/walkers. It's like a code or a special club. Although I did not belong. Lucky for me it was morning and I didn't have to worry about anyone watching my sad little 60 second run spurts followed by 3 minutes walks. Terrible. My high school soccer coach would probably look at me with disgust, yet it would be a mutual exchange cause this woman had varicose veins that looked like they were about to BURST a bloody mess. Blech.
So with my pitiful salary I need to find a gym. I've researched the NY Sports Club, NY Health & Racquet Club, Equinox, and finally Bally's. I have heard the horror stories. "Bally's cheats you out of money, Bally's won't let you cancel your membership, Bally's steals your credit card info and still charges you after you've gone." But those commercials are killing me! (as you will see below)
Now in this commercial everyone's smiling, happy, jumping on the beach. Looking at the camera like, "oh this lil 6pack? Just took me a month, pshaw, wasn't hard at all." I know it will be a tough process, seeing that I havent been gym bound in.... let's not go there. BUT, it makes you wanna go out there and work out. So I'm thinking of trying it out. Plus its 19 bucks a month! By New York standards, that's downright free. So if I get scammed or ripped off, I'll be sure to let you all know.
Let's just see if I can even get my ass in to the gym on a regular basis. Then we'll see if I can be one of those happy smiling beach people and not a beached whale.
Fashion Week is upon us y'all. Skinny models who haven't eaten in months are ready to strut their itty bitty stuff for the extravaganza that is New York Fashion Week. This time sponsored by Mercedes-Benz. Snazzy eh? Well if you've been following me regularly, and I see you are, (my comments are LITERALLY overflowing) you will know that I will be parking my tush in front of the tele for a fun week of fashion shows. Courtesy of NYC TV's show Full Frontal Fashion. If you'd like to know everything and anything about this years fall fashion week, the website you must bookmark to save your life is Mercedes-Benz Fall FashionWeek. At this site you'll be able to do what you crazy NYC Fashionistas do best ... drool over clothes you will most likely never possess.
Go here and here so that you can blow your mind ... fashion wise.
Saturday, January 20, 2007
I hope you all got your tickets for Lily, NYC, Webster Hall. It's going to be a great night, and I hope you all can make it.
And if you didn't get tickets for Webster Hall, Lily announced yesterday that she has an American tour goin on. To get more info go to Pitchfork Media.
That's all for now.
Friday, January 19, 2007
So you love Lily Allen?? Wanna get tickets to her NYC show one FULL day early?? Well then you've hit the Lily Jackpot. According to the BrooklynVegan (a site that I have truly come to cherish) tickets are on sale but wait a minute there is a pre sale code! Now wait just one more minute. You have to go through all these fantastic pictures of Lily before you can get that code OR just scroll to the end of the post and behold... the code.
Ok, so you've waited this long. Go here and you can get tickets as long as you put: lilymtv as the access code aka pre sale code.
You'll be glad you did!
And to anyone who is not with the quickness, tickets go on sale Saturday, January 20th, 2007 at 12pm. So you better get em while they're hot.
Ooooo. Yesterday was harsh. Time Inc. shaved off up to 250 (maybe more to come, who really knows) editorial & business staff from their magazines, People, Time, and Sports Illustrated. It's not looking good out there in the job market if you're looking to get into magazine publishing. Good Luck. On a happier note, I'm glad to report that I am still here. Congratulations to me. To read more on Time Inc.'s Black Sunday, go here.
Thursday, January 18, 2007
La Lohan is in rehab. She's 20 people. 20 years old. Meaning this girl has been drinking so much that BEFORE the age of 21, she first goes to AA and now, rehab.
Whaaaat the Hell is wrong with you Lindsay!?!
I do hope for a quick recovery, because I mean the next big holiday is Valentines Day, and who WON'T drink to that?
BTW I do love this faux advertisment BestWeekEver created. It's hilarious.
Here is the copy for Adequite:
Posted by Naked Buppie at 1/18/2007 08:14:00 AM
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Ok, so I might just melt in my seat, but Lily Allen, according to the BrooklynVegan, is coming to NYC Feb 10th and playing at Webster Hall. As of now there isn't any ticket info, but OH BOY. You can count on the fact that I will be there (wherever there is) in line waiting for those tickets. No matter how cold, but oh wait, today is the first cold day all winter. It was 19 degrees when I looked at my Yahoo weather widget at 7:24am, and I was NOT very happy about that. I mean cooommme on, global warming, smobal warming. It's a myth! It's 19 degrees! (This is sarcasm, BTW.)
She's glorious, and after I see her my girl crush will grow and grow. Ooooh, and Feb 10th is my half birthday!! What a present Lil, what a present. :-)
... ehhh back to work.
Sunday, January 14, 2007
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
Although, I'm a Penn Stater.
Last night The Gin Mill hosted the most raucous crowd of post U of Fl students I have ever seen, and they are the first I've seen. The crowd was literally vibrating. You could feel the energy pulsing through you, and even if you weren't a Gator fan you couldn't help but clap your hands Gator style "chomp chomp" or chant how great it is to be a Florida Gator.
I am by no means a fan of Ohio but a little piece of me did want a Big Ten team to win that national championship. After the first 15 seconds, I thought Ohio had the chance, but Florida responded with a open handed SLAP to the face.
The first quarter was too exciting for words. I really didn't think so much could happen in less than a half hour, but it did and if you lived between 81st and 82nd on Amsterdam you weren't going to sleep any time soon.
So for a night. I was a Gator fan. Although if Penn State didn't win against Tennessee in the Outback Bowl, I'm not sure I could stand them Gator boys.
*did I mention Chris Leak is GORGEOUS not to mention SMART??*
Monday, January 08, 2007
I saw Joel Stein today. Yes. Lispy Joel Stein. In the elevator of the Time/Life bldg.
It was quite odd to see Joel from such shows as I Love The 80's and I Love The 80's Strike Back whose commentary I thoroughly enjoyed. It's also odd to have someone who thinks so much of himself that he writes an entire op-ed piece in the LA Times on how he DOESN'T want to hear from you (readers). Well today he stood humbly in the elevator talking to an unidentified older male about something newsy (I'm sure).
His hair was tousled, he was wearing a black wool trench, dark olive looking khakis and carrying a typical briefcase/satchel and looking ever the journalist. I couldn't help but smile and smile I did, quite foolishly. I felt a bit awkward for the other woman in the elevator whom I was having a great convo (before J.S. appeared) for she was now looking at the numbers willing them to skip from 24 to 1 as fast as they possibly could.
He was a lil kind though. As the elevator rested at the ground floor he left myself and the other woman aboard out FIRST, holding the doors open, (how sweet) while he exited after us. I whispered my "Thank You" and smiled all the way to the lunch room.
If only ANYONE knew of Joel, then they would comment.
BTW. Here is my shameless plug:
Time.com relaunched their website today. I would know. So get on the site and check out the new layout. It's Snazzy!
Saturday, January 06, 2007
So, I took a mini hiatus.
It was oddly fun. I got to watch a lot of t.v., sleep so much it made me tired and got to see 4 more yankees games than I ever would (4 more than 0).
And believe me living on 100 dollars a month in New York City is a FEAT and I don't tempt anyone to try it.
Yet, for all those who care... I am back at it, working that is. I work for a ridiculously established empire which owns more than several magazines and other online things. I'm more than happy. Although I work in advertising/marketing I am determined to move over to the editorial side, no matter what it takes, since I am a Journalism major.
NYC is a place very hard to live on 100 bucks a month (about 25 dollars a week). Yea yea, TimeOut New York gives you plenty of ideas for places to go, eat, see music, and do free things all over Manhattan and the boroughs, but did they include THE SUBWAY!? If you aren't lucky enough to have a monthly pass the subway eats away at your measly 25 bucks a week, especially if you are interviewing at least 2 to 3 times a week. A great show on NYC TV called "Cool In Your Code" is pretty fantastic. For anyone new to the city or for one who doesn't like to leave "The Village", this show is one to catch. Each show showcases a different zipcode and tells you what is cool to do, although not always inexpensive, but it can introuduce you to great eateries and places you've never heard of. New York has got a lot of them.
Ahhh, well it's late and I have found myself sucked into a terrible infomercial.
Anyone have any other websites/shows they know of that have even better ideas of free or inexpensive things to do in the city, let me know or let everyone know and leave a post!
I promise this site will get better and I might decide to have a purpose. :-)