Wednesday, July 25, 2007

My 7-11 is a Kwik-E-Mart

I'm not going to regurgitate the countless news posts related to the transformation of 7-11 stores into Kwik-E-Marts, if you don't know about this by now then you're just hopeless. I'll just show you the pictures from my 7-11. That's right, my little old Midtown 7-11, just 5 minutes from my home, is a Kwik-E-Mart.
That's a lot of Buzz Cola.

He didn't say "Thank you come again".

Related: Mer visits the Maryland Kwik-E-Mart

Friday, July 20, 2007

John Mayer and Eric Clapton

This summer I've been taking advantage of the many free outdoor events going on in the city. Last month I saw Rihanna perform in Rockefeller Plaza. Last night I saw Horatio Sanz and Rob Riggle host an awesome night of music and comedy in Central Park, featuring Demetri Martin, Reggie Watts, and Slovin and Allen. And this morning I saw John Mayer and Eric Clapton in Bryant Park. I woke up at 7:55, arrived at Bryant Park at 8:10, and only had to wait for 20 minutes until the mini-concert started. He performed "Waiting on the World to Change", "Dreaming with a Broken Heart", and "Vultures". Clapton joined JM for a cover of "Crossroads" by Cream. It was awesome to see Clapton in person, but it went by way too fast. He walked on, sang half of the first verse and a little in the end, wailed on the cleanest solos I've ever heard, and walked off without saying a word. Still- Clapton, for free, blocks from my apartment, I can't complain. Between songs JM kept the crowd entertained, at one point saying "I'd like to take all of you out for an omelette if I can." Before he performed "Vultures", which wasn't part of the GMA broadcast, he said he was going to try a little experiment- to see if he could do one song without guitar face. He was unsuccessful.