Trip to NYC + Rhett Miller show = perfect vacation. I was able to sneak away just before the semester begins to take in some sights in the Big Apple and the see Rhett perform at City Winery. It was a nice, intimate venue with a large crowd. Rhett played Old 97's songs, including a few of the new ones off of the yet unreleased The Grand Theatre Volume I (look for it Oct. 12), as well as some of his solo tunes. Plus, a special guest, Tracy Bonham, joined him on stage. Opening was Harper Simon, and he's got a famous dad. You may have heard of Paul... So, it was a star-studded night and a great week!
Rhett did some hilarious readings from Ben Greenman's new book Celebrity Chekhov.
And here are just a few pics from my NYC experience:
View of Empire State Building from High Line Park
This is the Carrie doorstep from Sex and the City. Wow, so many TV memories there. Thanks to my friend Jonathan Valdez for showing me around the Village.
And Sarah Jessica Parker lives in one of these, just around the corner from the Carrie doorstep. I
This statue was at the World Trade Center. Had been there for more than 30 years. It was damaged during the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001, and sits in Battery Park as a temporary memorial of the vent.
I always love to look at the water from Battery Park. Nice place to sit. Plus it reminds me of Madonna in Desperately Seeking Susan ;-)
I took the Staten Island Ferry, which is free and a great ride, and got a few pics of the Statue of Liberty and the NYC skyline. A very nice trip.
Streets of Where I'm From
Refusing Temptation with Tracy Bonham
The Dance Class - new song from forthcoming The Grand Theatre Volume One
Wish the Worst
Every Night Is Friday Night (Without You)- new song from forthcoming The Grand Theatre Volume One
Opener Harper Simon sings Berkeley Girl