Brian McLane

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Entries Tagged as 'The Ritz'

PUNK AT THE MET? I DON’T THINK SO

May 18th, 2013 · No Comments · arts, fashion, Social Commentary

Punk at the Met? Sorry but I don’t think so. My friend Kim Cihlar writes a great blog called Fashion Whirled (get it “world”)? And she’s pretty much always on the mark. And she’s also been around I think enough music and bands that I was surprised she towed the line on a recent red […]

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251 WEST 30th STREET STILL A MECCA FOR MUSIC

May 5th, 2012 · 1 Comment · music

I walked into 251 West 30th to go to rehearsal for what probably was the 1000th time. It’s hard to believe that 30 years later I’m still going to rehearsal in the building. UltraSound has been there for much of this time with a reputation for being pretty much the best most reliable rehearsal facility […]

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CHRISTMAS PARTIES

December 22nd, 2011 · No Comments · Social Commentary

The elevator door opened and six girls came out ready to party. The BPM sounds of electronica that filled every room in the studio were the welcome mat for their entrance. This one was at the studios of Bravo Media on West 27th Street. Bravo Media (headed by Tim Donovan), is perhaps the hottest new […]

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Will Ferrell is helping me with my Mid-Life Crisis

September 1st, 2011 · No Comments · humor

Getting on the F train after a night dribking has its benefits. One gets the chance to reflect, and remember. Flipping through my iPod I settled on I’ll Stop The World And Melt With You. Memories of the early 80’s flooded my mind. Going to The Ritz on “Depression Mondays” for 2 bucks and seeing […]

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A SOCIETY OF WOLVES

August 22nd, 2011 · No Comments · Social Commentary

Men hunt women, politicians take advantage of their position, investment houses take advantage of the greedy and banks the average guy, gangs riot and now employ texting to control flash mobs, drugs ravage the week. Nice cheery way to start a post huh? I just finished my double shift as a fireguard for the Play […]

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