Sunday, April 20, 2014

Local Video of the Week: Lenny Lashley's Gang of One "Hooligans"



Lenny Lashley's Gang of One
"Hooligans"
Director/DP/Editor: Mark Higgins
Executive Producer: Saarin Auker
Assistant Camera: Ben Eames, Malcolm Higgins
Color: Ben Eames
Filmed on location at the South Shore Music Hall (Quincy) and the Midway Cafe (Jamaica Plain)

From the album "Illuminator"
Released by Pirates Press Records and Panic State Records
Lennygangofone.com
https://www.facebook.com/GangOfOne
www.piratespressrecords.com
panicstaterecords.com
www.dyingscene.com

The Pizza Underground: Macaulay Culkin made me fall in love with Boston even more.

The Pizza Underground
League Podcast announced Macaulay Culkin was coming to Boston to perform. Even better, he was performing in a band about pizza. If you don't know me by now, then you should know, I LOVE pizza. So of course I bought a ticket right away. I just had to see one of my childhood icons singing about my favorite food item. I squee'd in my pants a little (ok, a lot).

Finally the day came.

I waited in line to enter the venue and parked a spot at the front of the stage. Toby Goodshank started off the festivities with his lovely voice. Then, The Pizza Underground was up. The team performed deliciously amusing songs with some witty and crass humor. I loved it. You could see they were really close and respected each other. It made me long to go home and hang out with my creative friends.

The band invited everyone to a private VIP party. I decided to go to see what it was like. The party was at an upscale night club with incredibly good looking people. I don't drink or care for bad club music, so I soaked in the scene and tried to entertain myself by dancing. I just didn't fit in. I kept thinking about my friends, my local music loves, and what was happening over the next few days.

I stayed close to the only two people I met at the show, but the more one of  the guys drank, the more he started grinding on me. I kept making excuses to go to the bathroom, which was the coolest part about the after party.


I guess what I realized is no matter how famous you are...you need your social circle, your community. And I was definitely in the wrong place. I would of much rather sat down with the band and wrote a pizza song.

Thank you to Mr. Culkin for opening my eyes a little bit more to what is so special to me. Life is about doing what you love and with the people you love to do things with.

http://thepizzaunderground.bandcamp.com/

Toby Goodshank

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The Pizza Underground

Thursday, April 17, 2014

200 Characters or less: Warning

I am on 48 hours of no smoking (cigarettes). I am trying to live in society but I am also trying not to punch a wall and cry and eat my house. Please bear with me.

I have managed to eat 7 slices of pizza, 1 1/2 lbs of chicken tenders, 4 cans of spagetti-os, 1 Bun Thit Nuong with Pork, 1 papaya salad with shrimp, 10 lollipops,  4 coffees, 2 balls of mozzarella, 5 spoonfuls of peanut butter with chocolate, 4 cookies, 1 cupcake, and 1 1/2 bottles of flavored seltzer. I think that is it.

Fucking cigarette addiction.

Once these intense waves of emotion pass, I will need to exercise. A lot.