In middle school my dad gave me a Sony Discman for Christmas and he also gave me my first CD, Wing's Greatest Hits.
This takes me back!
Brooklyn, NY, USA
I know I'm late to the party, but this is the best app I've purchased for my mac in a loooong time. The browser extensions that automatically ask you to save logins and populate/submit logins triggered by a keystroke actually *WORK*. This app has changed my (online) life.
Torrisi is now accepting reservations for dinner! torrisinyc.com/
My girlfriend and I went last monday for the classic prix fixe. Totally lives up to the hype (nymag best restaurants listing, etc). The food was amazing, especially the gnocchi with pastrami ragu. The menu changes weekly. There are two dinner options: classic prix fixe and a chef's tasting menu. Get a table now!
Have you ever had a snap break on a jacket or vest and wondered where you can go to get it fixed? Wonder no more!
A snap broke on a Penfield vest that I received as a gift. Star Snaps put a new one on for me in 2 minutes for $1.50. Before finding this place, I called cleaners/tailors in my 'hood and they quoted me a price 10x more and weeks of time to get it fixed.
An electro-pop concept album loosely based on life of John DeLorean by Gruff Rhys (from Super Furry Animals) and Boom Bip. One of my favorite albums from the last 10 years. The songs are super catchy and the references to DeLorean's life are fascinating. One highlight: "Michael Douglas," a song about when DeLorean redesigned his own chin while sitting at pool parties in LA with Michael Douglas.
Marc Ribot's crazy jazz fusion band's debut album. Marc has been a collaborator with John Zorn, Tom Waits, and Elvis Costello, but this is his first time leading his own trio. I use the term "jazz fusion" lightly. This music here is all over the map. The only constant is Marc's fantastic guitar work. Too noisy/jammy/avant-garde for many, but I love this.
A public space installation putting a giant gmap-style pin in the real world created by an artist in Germany. The coolest part is the shadow it casts in the real world, just like the ones in Google maps do.
Like this: hunch.com/item/hn_3972011/googles-world/ but for real.