Monday, August 23, 2010

Rhett Miller, City Winery, NYC, Aug. 19, 2010

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.

The very talented Tracy Bonham joined Rhett for a few songs

Harper Simon opened

And here are just a few pics from my NYC experience:

View of Empire State Building from High Line Park

The High Line is a nice place for a walk or run, and great views

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

Barrier Reef

Refusing Temptation with Tracy Bonham

The Dance Class - new song from forthcoming The Grand Theatre Volume One

Come Around

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


Murray said...

So glad you taped Barrier Reef! I'd rather sing (loudly & badly) along than record it...mainly because of the, you know, bad singing along. :)

M. Mehta said...

Looks like a great trip!