It was a wild and wacky weekend. I spent way more time than I probably should have on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Here are some random bits:
"I respected him in a certain way--with his hookers and his plaid--because the world was changing, and it wasn't for the better."
--MacGregor Rucker, Lower East Side, 8/2/08
"Just because it's poetry doesn't mean we have to slit our wrists."
--Greg Sanders, East Village, 8/3/08
"The android in you loves the android in me."
--Paula Carino, live performance at Arlene's Grocery, 8/2/08
"Cell phone or schizo? It's really hard to know."
--The Larch, ibid.
"Come on over, drunk or sober."
--The Actual Facts, ibid.
And one more, perhaps providing a gloss on much of the previous:
"ALCOHOL: THE CAUSE OF, AND THE SOLUTION TO, ALL OF LIFE'S PROBLEMS."
--Chalkboard behind the bar at Arlene's Grocery