We saw Snow Patrol at the (sold out) Bowery Ballroom. They played mostly new songs, one interminable anthemic power ballad, and a countrified cover of "Teenage Kicks." Even though the crowd sucked, Gary Lightbody was very personable and witty onstage, and I later witnessed him taking a piss at the after party in Mannahatta.
Yesterday, John, Kelly and I went to the Transit Museum in Brooklyn, got vegan burritos at Benny's, and made a brief attempt to find me some new shirts (failed). I was thwarted by overpriced Penguin shirts and a woman singing along with Steely Dan's "Aja" at full volume.
The Transit Museum was kinda cool. It's located above a decommisioned subway station and they had old cars you could walk through on the tracks, including some funny old-timey advertisements (I'll post pictures as soon as I have time). John and I are going to start our own advertising museum, so if you know any wealthy patrons of the graphic arts, please hook us up.
I'm going shopping again today while Kelly attends to some bidness, then we're meeting John at Waikiki Wally's (my choice) to be followed by Tortoise at the Bowery Ballroom. Later: the biennial exhibition at the Whitney, maybe some more comedy (UCB), the Museum of Television and Radio, Elf Power, and Guided By Voices.