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#1445382 Keto

Posted by Wilfrid on 15 September 2019 - 10:59 PM

If anyone is curious, I’m now over 20 lbs lighter, and this continues to be very easy. The main reason is that I am much less hungry on this diet than if I was eating normally.

Now combining it with intermittent fasting on some days, which just means skipping breakfast and staying on coffee and mineral water until lunchtime. This is particularly easy when traveling domestically on business because I don’t usually have time and/or patience for hotel breakfast anyway.

Only things I crave are fruit juice and Foxface sandwiches.

#1445081 Essex Crossing, Essex St. Market, and More

Posted by Wilfrid on 08 September 2019 - 01:43 AM

Joe, the menu at Shopsin’s is nothing like a normal shitty diner menu.

I don’t like the food, but it’s not regular diner food.

#1444700 The New Yorker

Posted by Wilfrid on 30 August 2019 - 06:53 PM

I agree.  It wasn't bad.  She interviewed the right people.  But didn't you feel that this was someone who hadn't spent a lot of time listening to the music?


She's talking about his new album, which has some inappropriate lyrics, and she says - hey, don't be surprised, and starts telling the old stories about his stage show. I think anyone immersed in the music would have said, hey don't be surprised, look at "I Wanna Be Your Dog"

#1444694 Gigs

Posted by Wilfrid on 30 August 2019 - 03:35 PM

MC50 at LPR, which is the MC5 touring on the 50th anniversary of the release of Kick Out the Jams. Or rather Wayne Kramer with a killer back-up band from Soundgarden and Faith No More, plus a singer who is honestly rather better than Rob Tyner, Marcus Durant.

Rather than just playing the album through, which is what I expected, it was a full set with songs from all three albums, perfectly ordered. Rambling Rose through to Looking at You as the third encore.

The audience? All the Old Punks.

Charmed to catch up with Mr Manitoba before the show started, and commiserate with him on the closure of the bar.

#1444138 Eater Announces Their Restaurant Critics

Posted by Wilfrid on 16 August 2019 - 03:20 PM



There are random places to eat and drink around West 34th Street.

#1444103 Eater Announces Their Restaurant Critics

Posted by Wilfrid on 15 August 2019 - 11:03 PM

I have a vision of a naked Adria lying on the table, decorated with foams. And I blame Fellini, I really do.

#1444096 Eater Announces Their Restaurant Critics

Posted by Wilfrid on 15 August 2019 - 10:55 PM

I hope they do, but there’s a competing theory that they just think he invented, you know, foams.

#1443939 Mighty Quinn's (East Village BBQ)

Posted by Wilfrid on 11 August 2019 - 10:56 PM

Oh yes. It’s not bad (after you scrape the salt off).

#1443900 Bordeaux

Posted by Wilfrid on 10 August 2019 - 12:56 AM

Oh yes, but I was last there in 1984. I have lots of insight from back then. Or was it 1985? Great Odilon Redon exhibit. Visited vigerons with a friend who was interning (or whatever the French name is). Champagne and macarons in a garden somewhere in St Emilion.

Would love to go back there, but also everywhere else.

#1443661 Gigs

Posted by Wilfrid on 02 August 2019 - 07:18 PM

You now have me curious which of my stories has photographs by Chalkie.  Maybe I'll dig out the archive.  

#1443655 Gigs

Posted by Wilfrid on 02 August 2019 - 05:50 PM

Yes, we were both doing things for the NME.  Thing is, writers and photographers didn't generally work together.  I didn't see the photos for my stories before they were published.  So I really only ran into Chalkie by chance, or at social events (neither of us worked out of the main office; at least, I don't think he did).


I checked in with him on Instagram after you tipped me off.

#1443646 Gigs

Posted by Wilfrid on 02 August 2019 - 02:39 PM

Paul was a very nice guy, even if he was a little too amused when I showed up at a party with a black eye, having been beaten up by some bikers ("Ah, somebody hit you at last").


I went to a number of Stiff Test-Chiswick Challenge tour dates, if that's what you're thinking of, but I was never on the bus. I did see video from the bus; it was...lively.

#1443302 Wayo (Chang's latest)

Posted by Wilfrid on 25 July 2019 - 04:02 PM

"Bar Wayō, open today at 89 South St. on Pier 17 with a fantastic view of the East River and Red Hook beyond."


I guess you could see Red Hook from there, but it's hardly the first thing you see.

#1442931 You know you're getting older when...

Posted by Wilfrid on 11 July 2019 - 11:56 PM

You make a dinner reservation (in Paris), and show up for dinner the night before the dinner reservation is made for.

Fortunately, had two (comfortable) seats in the walk-in area. Which was actually more fun than the dining room.

At 10 days away from home, my brain starts to falter.

Oh yes, I have turned up at restaurants to find my reservation was same day but different week, but haven’t been turned away. I just clicked wrong, okay?

#1442922 Eater Announces Their Restaurant Critics

Posted by Wilfrid on 11 July 2019 - 07:49 PM

I have never been lucky enough to have falafel turn out to be pork  :P