Second post, the better one.
So I figured going on a kickass holiday would be the best way to start off this new kickass blog. My boyfriend, Neil, and I are off on a summer holiday that will see us have four days in New York, the best part of two weeks in England, catching sights such as Neil’s hometown of Chesterfield, a trip to Scarborough, Nottingham, and finally, a weekend in London, before we come home via two days in Hong Kong.
New York has long been a fascination for me, I don’t know if it dates back to the dorky days of me rewinding and watching ‘Tulsa Tokyo and The Middle of Nowhere’ again, with that final concert scene at The Beacon Theatre or what, but I now know that I must go. There’s art. Music. Fashion. Food, oh my god, food. We’ve already promised each other a trip to Les Halles, Anthony Bourdain’s restaurant, and if you and I want to talk about fucking kickass, he’s a fairly good place to start. At the other end of the scale, Amy Wellington recommended S’Mac, a restaurant that serves nothing but mac and cheese. I personally don’t see this holiday getting any better and I’m only two days in.
I’ve also been trying to find all the good places to go to drink and listen to some ripping tunes. My dear friend Zoe, my sister in swoon, made it to The Ding Dong Lounge, sister bar of the infamous Melbourne venue, where she sent me a text message that arrived here at 6:30am. The text glowed with news of booze and a bloke called Sergio. At the moment, I’m cranking my Myspace player (remember Myspace?) to play bands that are living and or touring New York during our weekend. I’m mainly lurking through New York music blogs, my favourite so far being Oh My Rockness. So let’s do this, the first top five of the blogging season!!
One band I’ll have to miss is Skybombers, a kicking rock band from M-Town who put on a good show. Turns out we’ll be in the same state, but it doesn’t look good for roaring catchup, for the band that plays hard also must work hard.
Once we arrive in the England, local knowledge is kicking in and Hong Kong, well, New York hardly feels real and I’ve really been indulging in it, let alone Hong Kong! Hrm, shopping, more food… I have to admit, food isn’t really a tangible memory but I find it’s a good way to get a good dose of culture in enjoyable mouthfuls. And it sure beats boring holiday photos!
xoxo Nyssa on the 17th August, 2008 | no comments
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