"A thousand butterflies from your lips to mine" Kiss of Life - Friendly Fires
Three weeks ago I was out with a friend discussing bands we wish we could see live. I was vehement that Friendly Fires should tour with The Yeah Yeah Yeahs and come to Florida.
Three days later I got an invite to a VIP party for designer Fred Perry at which Friendly Fires were doing a private show in NYC.
I had a week to get a flight and get there. No one else could drop everything to go with me, even though I had comped plane tickets as well. I have friends and family in NYC, I used to live there, but no one could go! Solo SHE.
The first person I saw upon entering was the actor Judah Friedlander. That and the open bar indicated to me that this would be at the very least, interesting.
I met loads of cool people including this awesome chick who is a mortician by day and a burlesque dancer by night. Oh yeah, she'll have a book out at some point. I had front and center for a f'excellent performance and got to meet the FF singer after. His face redefines male beauty and he was super nice, yet I wasn't attracted to him (as if he gives a fuck). Weird.
(click to enlarge) Me w FF in the background. That dude with the camo undies behind me had BAD B.O.! Cab driver worthy.
I had a blast but couldn't get too trashed as that was the early part of the evening. I had to head to Soho for drinks with someone else after, and then I met these gorgeous girls that were DJ's from South America so I took them to a club where a friend of mine spins - more free drinks, yeesh. I became a vodka filter.
Next night I hung out with rock legend Lenny Kaye (google him you clueless fucks) and my friend Tom who is a legend himself. Somewhere there is footage of me playing bass with those two and Jeff Buckley at a Thanksgiving party in Brooklyn when I was just a young SHE. I'm not allowed to have it for reasons unknown =(
Lenny and I.
Oh yeah, I nearly forgot...I saw the space shuttle launch from my plane: