Vintage McCarren Park Pool

Via DailyMotion [Thanks Nick]
A pretty hilarious chase through a Brooklyn concert venue that was once abandoned. From the ’83 film Vigilante.
This weekend, The Ponderosa Stomp; a McCarren Park Pool Party.

To Do: Citysol Featuring Les Savy Fav, The Besnard Lakes, O'Death

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Les Savy Fav
FREE, this Saturday from 1pm-10pm, at Stuyvesant Cove Park (located along the East River between 18th and 23rd Streets. Solar One sites in the north end of the park, near the 23rd Street entrance. Map here)
Les Savy Fav 8:30
Land of Talk 7:30
The Besnard Lakes 6:30
O’Death 5:30
OCDJ 4:30
These Are Powers 3:30
The Budos Band 2:30
Frankpollis 1:30
and DJs from WNYU 89.1 FM
1pm-8pm
Green product marketplace
co-presented by 3R Living and O2NYC

From Citysol’s website

Solar One presents Citysol 2007, a clean-energy-powered festival that aims to inspire interest and support for local sustainability intiatives through, music, interactive art installations, games and workshops, and numerous other elements meant to both entertain and educate.
Sustainability is at bottom a cultural project before it is a technical or political one, and cities — particularly New York City — are centers of constant transformation that reflect, invent and export civilization’s most progressive dreams. We’re beginning to learn that if the American way of life is to ultimately reconcile with Mother Earth, the journey is more likely to begin on a city street.
Citysol is at once a celebration of our potential as New Yorkers to redefine our expectations of quality of life, and a tribute to the creative community’s central role in revealing that potential. It is also, of course, an opportunity to have an enormous amount of fun.
Bring your electric bill and switch to a green energy package with ConEdison Solutions and receive free Brooklyn Brewery beer! ++ Bring your own reusable mug/glass and receive $1 off Brooklyn Brewery beer!

House Votes for Withdrawal From Iraq

Of course, this should have been done about 2 years ago…
White House shill, Tony Snow, is relying on good old fashioned fear to silence the dissent: from ThinkProgress

To walk out of Iraq right now would plant a seed that ultimately would lead to destabilization there, hundreds of thousands of deaths, loss of our influence in the region, would create instability throughout the Middle East throughout East Asia, throughout Europe. And sooner or later it would come to our shores, to a shopping mall near you.

Think Progress has the video here.

New M.Ward, Bright Eyes, and Feist Tracks on Jesse Harris Soundtrack

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From I Am Fuel

Jesse Harris is from New York City, and is probably most famous these days for being the guy who wrote much of the ubiquitous, breathy Norah Jones album Come Away With Me, and won a whole boatload of Grammy Awards (the year I was there, actually). Feel is his newest album in a string of seven, coming out July 10th on Velour Recordings.
Jesse Harris is also the man behind the entire soundtrack for Ethan Hawke’s new film The Hottest State. Jesse wrote all the songs in a continuous suite, which are then sung both by him and also artists such as The Black Keys, Bright Eyes, Willie Nelson, Cat Power, M. Ward, Emmylou Harris, and Feist.

You can download the new Feist and M. Ward tracks at I Am Fuel. She also has some tracks for the new Jesse Harris record.

Songs Illinois has the Bright Eyes track

Michael Moore Bitchslaps Wolf Blitztool

He normally gets on our nerves, but we must admit Michael Moore kinda gave Blitzer a long overdue ass kicking here: [via Gawker]

Music Hall of Williamsburg Announces Line-Up

You can see the list thus far here.

Band of Horses Live At Hiro Ballroom Tuesday 7-10


We’re huge fans of Band of Horses, so this show should be amazing. Buy some art for charity, hear some comedy, see Band of Horses and get a free subscription to New York Magazine. You can pick up tickets here.

New York magazine presents the third event in its six part New York by New York event series, a Bad Art Auction (http://www.nymag.com/nyxny) featuring comedian Zach Galifianakis and the music of Band of Horses. The event will be held at 8pm on July 10 at the Hiro Ballroom and proceeds from each piece of art sold will go to New York Cares, a leading volunteer organization that helps the city’s most disadvantaged residents.
The hilarious Zach Galifianakis will curate the Bad Art show and auction. The comedian, who hails from North Carolina, has appeared on shows including ‚”The Late Show with David Letterman,” ‚”Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” ‚”Jimmy Kimmel Live,” and ‚”Wondershowzen,” as well as on the big screen in ‚”Corky Romano,” ‚”Bubble Boy,” ‚”Out Cold,” and more.
Band of Horses, which formed in 2004, will provide the musical entertainment. Formed in 2004, the band toured with Iron and Wine and Okkervil River in 2005 before recording their debut full-length album, Everything All the Time, with producer Phil Ek at Seattle’s Avast studios.

We Suddenly Love Mike Gravel

If you missed him Sunday on ‘This Week’ do yourself a favor and watch the video here.