Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Singing and Stumping Toward City Hall TONIGHT

Tonight, eefers will co-host (with MFS) what promises to be the most fun event of the 2005 election season. At MAYOROKE, candidates for Mayor and other city offices are invited to give a short stump speech, but only if they first serenade the crowd with their favorite karaoke tune. Oh yes, Gifford Miller (who, if you'll remember, I have a huge crush on) will definitely be there, along with other confirmed candidates: Norman Siegel, Scott Stringer, Carlos Manzano, Bill Perkins and Eric Cesnik, among others.

Brought to you by Drinking Liberally
Promoting Democracy One Poorly Sung Cover Tune at a Time
Thursday, September 1, 7:30 p.m.
at The Tank
208 W. 37th Street at 7th Avenue

Photo courtesy Peter Wohlsen.

Monday, August 29, 2005

Back to the Bikes

I've been bad about posting. Especially anything about cycling (both of my bikes are in disrepair at the moment), but I got this message from Megan I thought I'd pass on:
Hi Emily,

I know you're up with looking out for cyclists and their safety. My friend (and friendster) Tom was doored recently (details below), resulting in a trip to the emergency room, a broken clavicle, and being out of work for a while (he's a gaffer, so he really counts on his clavicles). The jerk who did this to him left before the cops showed up. Tom just wants to get the guy's info. for help with insurance for not working, he's not even planning to sue. If you can think of any way to help (with the details below), that would be awesome.

Original message from Tom:
$500 reward for information leading to the positive identification of the yellow cab that doored a cyclist on 9th Ave btw. 45+46 on 8/19/05 at 5:10 PM. Passenger side rear door would not close properly afterward.

I am not going to sue him. This will be a simple no-fault insurance issue. I cannot work for three months. Please help.


Tom 917-531-5326
More coverage on his girlfriend's blog.

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Honkytonk Tonight, Mayoroke Thursday

In the coming week, you have two opportunities to hear/see eefers sing...or sing yourself (see Opportunity #2).

Opportunity #1: This Sunday, August 28 (That's TONIGHT, sorry for the late notice), I'll be singing backup and rockin' out on the tambourine with the American String Conspiracy at the ASC's Roots Review II at Piano's.

6PM Alex Battles/Uncle Leon
7:30PM Sweet William
9PM American String Conspiracy
Pianos Upstairs Lounge
158 Ludlow Street Manhattan

Opportunity #2: This Thursday, September 1, I'll be co-hosting (with Micheal Freedman-Schnapp, otherwise known as MFS or SCHNAPP!) Mayoroke—signing and stumping toward City Hall. City office candidates are invited to come and stump, as long as they first serenade the crowd (yes, Gifford Miller will be there). You can sing, too, if you're so inclined.

Brought to you by Drinking Liberally
Promoting Democracy one Poorly Sung Cover Tune at a Time
Doors at 7:30 p.m.
The Tank
208 W. 37th Street
This is in place of the regularly-scheduled Drinking Liberally at Rudy's.

Hope to see you at one or both of these events....And I promise eefers isn't becoming a listings page. I'm just too busy to have any original, clever or cynical thoughts lately. I'll be back soon.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Tonight? Big Ballin...

That's right. Tonight eefers will be big ballin' at the Billionaires for Bush Drunk on Power Ball at the Frying Pan on Pier 63 (23rd Street at the Hudson, just north of Chelsea Piers). I'll be the blonde girl in the blue dress with the tiara. Yes, I'll be the only blonde girl in a blue dress with a tiara. For more information, click on that girl below who bears a striking resemblance to Lindsay Lohan.

Friday, August 19, 2005

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom!

Finally, someone's crazy scheme that eefers can actually get behind. My good friend MFS recently had the brilliant idea to create a car co-op for New Yorkers like me--who need a car every once in a while, but can't afford to own a car (or don't want to bother with having sole ownership of one). His plan?
...a member-run non-profit that allows multiple households to share a car or multiple cars. Ideally, this service would include private off-street parking spaces and group insurance to reduce the paperwork and hassle.
First step? Testing the market. Take his short survey and sign up for car co-op updates here.

In other car-related news, apparently Jesus drives a Hummer:

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Take Me Home, Country Roads

So I spent a long (though much longer than expected) weekend in the country, swimming in that there pond and picking the vegetables that would then become my dinner. No e-mail, no cell phone, no television--pretty much heaven. I'm having a hard time readjusting to city life: clocks, noise, the subway, wearing a bra, etc. I'm sure within a few days' time I'll be back to being the hardened, cynical eefers we all know and (hopefully) love. Until then, hold tight while I adjust in this city purgatory.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Jumping Ship

I'm abandoning eefers for a few days. Headed to the country where I will have no email, cell phone or television. I always said I wanted a vacation like this, and I'm sure I'll enjoy it, but is it normal to have a twinge of anxiety over this? I guess for someone like me--who obsessively checks my email and sent 134 SMS messages last month--it is. But honestly, that twinge of anxiety is outweighed by the fact that, yes, I will be without email, cell phone or television. Oh hell yes.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

You Can't Always Get What You Want

But if you try sometime, you just might find that NO ONE IN FREAKING NEW YORK CITY HAS A CAR I CAN BORROW! Bah! I have an opportunity to get away for the weekend, but am too broke to rent a car. Why don't I have any friends with extra cars hanging around?

Am I hoping that someone will see this post and email me and say "Hey eefers, you can use my car. Just be nice to it. I trust you."? Yes. Do I think that will really happen? No. But it's worth a try, anyway. Right?

No One Ever Has to Smell My Armpit Again

Just a few short days ago, I was sitting on the E train, unsure of where to get off; I'm not too familiar with the Blue line north of 42nd Street. I thought, "Wouldn't it be great if I could put a subway map on my iPod?" Too proud to get up and look at the map--and honestly, not wanting to give up my seat--I guessed and luckily got off at the right stop. Now, I don't have to guess anymore. Today, Little Bill (Nerve's design director) instant messaged me with a link to a site he created yesterday: Great minds do think alike.

UPDATE: Unfortunately, people must continue to smell my armpit (though I don't think it smells that bad). Silly me, I don't have an iPod Photo. But for those of you who do, enjoy!

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Come Watch Me Gradually Bruise My Right Thigh at Pianos on Sunday Night

That's right, this tambourinist has finally made it big. And if you have yet to make it to a CasHank Hootenanny Jamboree, you have a chance to see me showcase my percussionist prowess at Pianos this Sunday night for FREE with the American String Conspiracy at the:

Sunday August 7
6PM Desdemona Finch/Ryan Wells/Warren Malone
7:30PM Blue State Band
9PM American String Conspiracy

Pianos Upstairs Lounge
Pianos is at 158 Ludlow at Stanton
F/V to 2nd Ave or J/M/Z/F to Delancey/Essex