Make the burning stop.....

Monday, August 22, 2005

John, when will you come for me?


frusciante
Originally uploaded by AB Carney.

I have always had a soft spot for musicians and probably always will. It's an inherited trait from my mother... In high school, she walked into a dance and saw my father onstage playing rhythm guitar and told her friends she was going to marry him. (Too bad she didn't have the foresight to see the divorce part).


Anyhow, I went to AmsterJam over the weekend and after watching John Frusciante for a few minutes I remembered why I love musicians.

He was passionate and driven and creative and private all while sharing it with thousands of people. It was like watching someone in the midst of a hardcore fantasy and I wanted him in such a sweaty, primal way.

Luckily it's Monday afternoon and I also remember what a pain in the ass it is to date musicians - their depressions, infidelity, ideal dates that involve you as a roadie, inability to pay rent... Silly shit, I know.

But I know whenever I watch them play, I'll fall in love again - at least for a little while.

In the meantime, I'll try to date some "normal" guys and wait for John to come for me...

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Seeking One Bedroom or Studio

Single, clean, responsible, considerate female seeks one bedroom or studio in Brooklyn NY. Would prefer Clinton Hill, Ft. Greene or Bed Stuy. October 1st would be ideal but September is possible. $8-900 monthly with utilities.

Also entertaining the idea of a sugar daddy, but would obviously prefer to create own home on own terms.

Today, however, I'm tired and sad...


Andrew Largeman: You know that point in your life when you realize that the house that you grew up in isn't really your home anymore? All of the sudden even though you have some place where you can put your stuff that idea of home is gone.
Sam: I still feel at home in my house.
Andrew Largeman: You'll see when you move out it just sort of happens one day one day and it's just gone. And you can never get it back. It's like you get homesick for a place that doesn't exist. I mean it's like this rite of passage, you know. You won't have this feeling again until you create a new idea of home for yourself, you know, for your kids, for the family you start, it's like a cycle or something. I miss the idea of it. Maybe that's all family really is. A group of people who miss the same imaginary place.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Matt Tatt


MattTatt
Originally uploaded by AB Carney.

My brother finally went to a professional to get his jailhouse, drunken, teenaged, partially finished tattoo fixed. Cearnaigh is Carney in Gaelic and the crest is our family coat of arms. I think it turned out pretty cool.

Sure is a pasty little monkey isn't he ? : )

Monday, August 08, 2005

Fringe Festival 2005

I just got this email from a very funny gentleman I had the pleasure of meeting in my first stand up comedy class.

Sounds like it's going to be a lot of fun. So go support those who make us laugh in trying times...

http://www.suvthemusical.com/

From Chris Griggs:

Called SUV "the Musical" - An entry into the Fringe Festival 2005. If you know Jerry Miller from the Royal We, he plays a crash test dummy in love. Very funny.
It was written by a NY post writer and is at a 300 seat venue called the Village theater (great space) which is 158 Bleeker Street (at Thompson).
This show has a full band and is a lot of fun to watch.


I sincerely hope you will ENCOURAGE EVERYONE YOU KNOW to buy tickets in advance, because if we have a strong advance sale, the Fringe Festival will add showtimes (and we could actually make back our huge investment in time, money and sweat). Tell your friends, family and fans to choose their showtime below and click the weblink next to it. It's the easiest way to reserve their ticket.

You can go to the fringe office for tickets and they are cheaper (www.fringenyc.org for address).


Tickets are $15 each.

Tell Chris AB sent you ... : )




Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Elmira


Elmira
Originally uploaded by AB Carney.

I know a few people who have woken up one morning thinking, "I wonder what happened to ________ from highschool"? Some of those folks have taken the classmates.com route. For me though, the interesting people I can't find are often more easily found here http://nysdocslookup.docs.state.ny.us/kinqw00.

I'm joking. mostly.

I did try to find a few people from highschool but didn't have much luck.

My friend Bear is currently on tour ...
with the Orange Jumpsuits, makin wine and dealin cigarettes throughout the New York State Department of Corrections.

Did you know NY alone has over 70 prisons of varying security?
www.docs.state.ny.us/faclist.html

Prison life fascinates me as well as the inequities of our "justice system".

"They say they lockin' us up in cells

to protect us from ourselves

it smells like they got anotha

plan in store house

or should I say warehouse

fulla niggas and other misfits

that couldn't turn tricks in the courthouse

it's a justice whorehouse."

(Spearhead - It's A Crime)

Here's a link to one of the many organizations trying to get the blatantly racist Rockefeller Drug Laws repealed http://www.droptherock.org/index.html

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Sofia


Sofia
Originally uploaded by AB Carney.

When I was growing up I was lucky enough to have two families. The Irish one and the Italian one...

Big Nick and Tina, their son Nicky and daughter Marcie, moved next door when I was 6.

Nick became an amazing friend to my brother and Marcie is my oldest (and dearest) friend.

A year and a half ago, I was honored to witness one of the happiest moments in Nick's life when he married Marie.


Now I'm even happier to bear witness (unfortunately via photos) to another incredibly happy event.


And with all that said...I'm pleased to introduce the very beautiful, obviously adorable ...

Sofia Tomasulo.