So last night I was having a dinner with some coworkers from Organic (we’re all in New York, but for different business reasons).
Anyway, midway through dinner, HD says “I’m heading to the Lower East Side after dinner to hook up with a friend. We’re going to watch one of her friends perform. You guys are more than welcome to join us.”
I said, “I was intending to head down that way myself to hit up Hockey Night in Chinatown. I’ll grab a cab with you. Where are you going?”
“Some place in Chinatown called Fontana’s”
“Between Broome and Grand? On Eldridge?”
“Because that’s where HNiC is happening.”
Now, I don’t have the exact figures, but there are somewhere in the neighbourhood of a BILLION bars in Manhattan. How freaky is it that two people with two different objectives in mind are going to the exact same bar? And they’re sitting together discussing that bar without realizing it? Bizarre.
Now for the not weird but definitely cool news. Eric Miranda, who I’ve mentioned several times over the past year as a member of Ming Dynasty, emailed me last week to announce the release of their brand new LP “Yellow Tiger”. Awesome. Eric’s friend, Josh, designed the cover. If you don’t recognize the art style, don’t worry, he’s not that famous. Anyway, check them out, they’re wicked awesome.