Sunday, January 10, 2010

SUN 1/10: No Pants, Drawing, Rock

Well, I went to the Rosebud last night. I hope everyone enjoyed it as much as I did. The Motion Sick sounded great... The Downbeat 5 were awesome... People were dancing... An old Irishman got me dancing... Good times...

I almost went to the Moby Dick reading afterward, but driving to New Bedford in the middle of the night seemed like a bad idea. (That's why I almost did it.)

Go Pats!


SUN 1/10

Noon to 1:30pm-ish
No Pants! Subway Ride
Meet at Alewife T Station, approx 135 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Cambridge (Fresh Pond)

It was a little crazy when the trouserless T ride debuted in Boston. I went, and I felt that the fun was spoiled by the throng of press on top of people. Maybe switching the date to Sunday will help, because people may want to watch the Pats game. The MBTA police will also have a presence to make sure you'll be safe (but it won't look natural).

Go have fun. It may not be subversive, but you'll catch most of the Pats game if you get there promptly.

The basic idea is to:

- Follow instructions about taking your pants off in between stations (and stash them in a backpack, etc).
- Act normally. Have a some fake answers ready to obvious questions.
- Take your pants off.
- Wear underwear.
- Not interact with the other pantless people.
- Keep your camera hidden/discreet, if you bring one.
- Listen to the police or other T employee, if they tell you to put your pants back on.
- Have some fun.
You can wear something fun but NOT "jokey". It would help to read their details.

I also got an email from Jacob Wirth that said they're offering $1 hot dogs and cheap Bud Light drafts ($2.75 pints & $9.25 pitchers) from 11:30am to 6pm. Whether or not you're going for the ride, you could do worse to watch the game...

SUN 1/10

2:30pm to 5:30pm
Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School Cabaret: Life Drawing Class
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$7 / 18+

I'm pretty sure they would show football on at least one TV to combine your creativity with booze and sports.
Hot models with crazy costumes, sometimes genderbending antics, poses that keep your interest for hours, nice folks around you, drinks, and it's cheap. The models talk and keep you entertained, there's good music, you could win prizes for good and bad art!

We start with short poses to get you warmed up and then move on to longer and longer poses, but that's about where the traditional life drawing session stops...
You gotta start some time, and you're not going to find a cheaper life-drawing class... with a bar... and no teacher... I'm not saying it's another excuse to day-drink. I'm just saying it's a relaxed environment for getting arty at the coolest & cheapest life-drawing session around for novices and experts.
A couple of tips: Come on time to get a seat up front. Keep it small so others can crowd in around you. Bring your stuff in a milk crate so you have something to sit on or put your stuff on. (we have lots of seats, but more is helpful) There will be some fancy paper for you to buy if you want.
Model of the Month: Madame Psychosis, who happens to be a rapper who's also a writer and a singer-songwriter that looks rather fit in a bikini. Intriguing...

SUN 1/10

"Indus: The Unvoiced Civilization": Video & Discussion
at Hall A, Science Center, 1 Oxford St, Cambridge (Harvard campus)

A 50-minute documentary will be shown about early civilization that has been largely overlooked by the general public. This is apparently an educational video shown in college courses. One of the creators, Richard Meadow, also happens to be a Harvard faculty member who will lead a discussion with Nalini Gopinath.

SUN 1/10

Witch Trial Records Pizza Party
Feat: Get Laid, L'Antietam, Red Friends, Chronic Youth
at O'Brien's, 3 Harvard St, Allston
$7 / 18+

If you're in the mood for pizza and noise, this is going to be pretty cool. Get there early if you really want pizza. Besides three local bands, there's a band (Chronic Youth) from Florida with no discernible web page who has apparently driven to Boston in the wintertime. It just happens to be cold in the South now, but these crazy kids were planning to do this anyway... Your cover will partially help this wacko band.

SUN 1/10

The Dutchess & The Duke (11pm), Medication (10pm), Viva Viva (9pm)
at TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge (Central Sq)

Sometimes I wonder why one indie-folk group gets more attention than others. There's a lot of factors, but oftentimes it's like the case of The Dutchess & The Duke who have tremendous songs played with a magical charm sung by a duo that sound really damn cool together.

What seems to be D&D's labelmates, CT's Medication brings some dreamy, slightly dischordant lo-fi lurch to the party. Viva Viva will surely make their persuasive case for adoration with a tasty set of dusky, fuzzy, rockin' clang and sway.

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