Thursday, December 29, 2005


I sincerely regret that this space has devolved into little more than a forum for self-promotion over the past couple months. It's not that I have nothing to say, it's more that I'm having trouble making the time to say it.

The Xmas party last week was a bust, due mostly to the transit strike. These things happen. I have higher hopes for the next two gigs, this Saturday's New Year's Eve shindig at The Goldhawk, and next Wednesday's launch of Neat Neat Neat, my new monthly night at Manitoba's.

My annual long-winded take on the music of the past year will appear here in January, just like last year's. In the meantime, enjoy Tris McCall's pithy Pop Music Abstract, Extrawack!'s star-studded year-end roundup from the likes of Alexi Lalas, Esthero, and a guy in a band called The Long Winters (whose statements rubbed me the wrong way, as you'll see in the comments, but it's all good, and I tried to let him have the last word), and the best and worst of everything in 2005, gathered by Fimoculous (a blog I do frequent, but this post was first brought to my attention by Mister Snitch!).

Oh yeah, shameless self-promotional details below.

DJ Mike C. in NJ

Saturday, Dec. 31
9:30 p.m.

$75 includes:
• Top shelf open bar for five hours, 9:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
• Hot/cold buffet dinner
• The obligatory champagne toast at midnight
• Party favors
• Free parking up to 5 hours
• A night of rock & roll fun with DJ Mike C.

Call 201-420-7989 for advance ticket info.

936 Park Ave. at 10th St., Hoboken

DJ Mike C. in NYC


Wednesday, Jan. 4
10 p.m. till late

Downtown rock & roll kicks. Oldies, newies, and goodies.

99 Avenue B between 6th & 7th St., NYC

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