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PSFK Articles

Some of this week's articles (some I wrote) on PSFK:

September 30, 2005 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Updates To My New York Guide

A few new entries:

Johnny's Bar
Nobu Next Door


September 30, 2005 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Fri 30th Sept : No P On Christie Park

kw: i spoke with [cednsored name of English chap] today
lady: was it good?
kw: he had a really rough last few days
kw: feel so bad..
lady: working hard?
kw: he got beaten up by the cops and locked in jail for 40 hours
lady: WHAT!@#?
kw: yeah..
lady: why?
kw: for peeing in the chrystie park.
kw: on tuesday. night.
lady: gulp
kw: uhh. so  traumatizing..
lady: they beat you up and put you in jail for that?
kw: poor guy.. tell Guy no peeing
kw: 3 plain clothes cops jumped him.. beat him up.. then revealed their identities.. then took him to central booking
kw: fucked up.. soooo fucked up.

September 30, 2005 in Random Posts | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Sat 24th Sept : Dead iPod Nano

Dead iPod Nano
Originally uploaded by GuyBrighton.
It travel led everywhere with me, it even carried me through the Philadelphia Half Marathon I ran last weekend because of a bet over a pint, it was my pocket buddy. But now my Nano is dying. 2 weeks old and the screen is kaput. Boo Hoo.

September 24, 2005 | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Sat 24th Sept : Danger

Just after I reserve the car to drive to Philly tomorrow, I get the call. It’s that crazy Irish guy from LA – in town. I promise him I can meet him for 1 drink but I’m busy (scared of the Lady’s reaction).

September 24, 2005 in Diary | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Fri 23rd Sept : Bank Of England

The Lady went to Philly (I have to go down on Sunday). Cards with the boys in Brooklyn. Bank Of England lost its wedge. One good hand. Nice pizza and wings.  We get a call to meet some Brits in Christie Park but  Crazy Dave drags us off to Happy Ending in LES/Chinatown. Downstairs is a mix of local Asian cats and Upper West Side tourists. A good mix of 80s alt plays. Chit chat. Chit chat. Watch the girls dance. Huh – it’s 4am already!

September 23, 2005 in Diary, Night Life Adventures | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Wed 21st Sept: 3 Act Night

A night of three acts. Kick off at the Strand where I saw Malcolm Gladwell and John Berlin xxx have a good chat about ideas, innovation. Then scooted out when the audience questions started – lots of polite nodding to folk with their own agenda.

Then down to a party with Adriana Huffingdon at uber-blog-person Nick Denton’s apartment.  Blog types mixing with blazer and chino guys, power couples and ambitious smart ladies. It took me to long to get a glass of bubbly so I started getting anxious.

Dash back to pick up the lady from the slightly smaller apartment and then off to see a band the lady has to show her face. We get up top 42nd and the lights shine like it’s daylight. Downstairs in BB Kings a metal band from Finland are being watched by a horde of black T Shirted shaven headed guys and their rather nubile girlfriends. The exception is some skinny pale kid who is freaking out to the tunes in his iPod, ignorant of the soft rock number the guy is singing on stage: “We come from the land of cold. Although we may be bold, we hope our hearts aren’t cold.” or something like that.

September 21, 2005 in Diary, Night Life Adventures | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Burton Catalog Yeti

Burton Catalog Yeti
Originally uploaded by GuyBrighton.
Seen in the new store on Prince and Mercer

September 20, 2005 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Fri 16th Sept : Italian Festival


September 20, 2005 in Photography | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Sun 18th Sept: Guy Brighton Wins Race Shocker

  Guy Brighton Wins Race Shocker 
  Originally uploaded by GuyBrighton.

Here I am a little exhausted, having gone for the longest jog of my life. One hour 45 minutes, 1996 out of 10400 runners, 13 and a bit miles. Champion of the Philly Half Marathon (next yeat, I'll be the winner maybe ;)

Many people didn't think I would make it. Crazy Dave looked at me the other night as we ambled out of the Bistro Bar and took one look at my belly and shook his head. Even the Lady got worried: "You're not doing this because of me, are you?" she asked - thinking I would blame her if I had fallen to the ground today.

I ran the race as a challenge. The Ladies brother dared me over a pint. What could I do?

I trained a little up and down the river and managed to maintain a high level of carb intake in the evenings. The brother ran for 2 hours almost everynight.

His time: 1 hour 48.

The power of social drinking.

Get in!

September 18, 2005 in Diary | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack