Miss High Times Pageant Tonight at Studio B

Being the day when stoners around the world celebrate the fact that they are stoners around the world and get stoned, High Times Magazine is throwing their Miss High Times Pageant at Studio B tonight, and everybody’s gonna get soooo stoned.

Date: Monday, April 20th 2009
Location: New York City (it’s at Studio B)
Doors: 7 pm / Showtime: 8 pm
Price: $15 now, $20 day of show
Hosted by: HIGH TIMES Editors Bobby Black & Vaporella
Performances by: Prospect Hill, Special Guests
Celebrity Judges: TBA
Sponsored by: Advanced Nutrients, BC Northern Lights, NugBrand Clothing & Beta Foods

Also of note: “Every entrant certifies that she is 18 years of age or older, that she has no objection to the smoking of marijuana or being depicted as smoking marijuana in any and all photos used by HIGH TIMES and THC.” So, buy now! Only 420 tickets will be sold!

Hipster Grifter Bingo


Brooklyn's Got Balls

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Per this map (CAE, circa 2000), we’re located somewhere around the north testicle and the L train will take you straight along the “tip” of Manhattan. Via Kottke, who went with the “suck my Manhattan” and “I’ll kick you in the Brooklyn” jokes.

Micachu and the Shapes

Our friends over at Rumproast recently turned us onto the invigoratingly lo-fi Micachu and the Shapes and we’ve been loving them. Their new record, Jewellery was released last month on Rough Trade, but it’s strangely been a bit under the radar. From Rough Trade:

So, a quick introduction, Bjork is said to be a fan of Micachu and can probably indentify with another artist brave enough to take pop music into entirely uncharted territory. Micachu is largely inspired by Harry Partch who famously used an array of customised and home made instruments. These included a xylophone made of light bulbs, a ‘Cloud Chamber’ made out of pyrex dishes that could not only be played musically but detect particles of ionizing radiation and a series of highly complicated 44 stringed instruments.
Similarly Micachu uses a modified guitar played with a hammer action called a ‘chu’ and a bowed instrument fashioned from a CD rack. She also uses improvised instruments, such as glass bottles or a vacuum cleaner.

You can grab a few tracks over at Hype Machine and a BBC session at Keep Hope Inside.

The Grifster Scavenger Hunt


The Daily Footprint 04/18/09

Turkey’s Nest, MCcarren Park

Be good at everything

Bedford & N4th

Look At This Fucking Hipster

Curated by someone who is almost certainly a hipster himself, Look At This Fucking Hipster is a Tumblr blog displaying pictures of, guess what? Hipsters! As amusing as riding the L-train on any given day, the blog consists almost solely of pictures that could come from any Bedford Avenue venue. But the author’s descriptions leave an unironic taste in one’s mouth, as his one-line descriptions simply regurgitate the majority of already played-out hipster stereotypes. This isn’t to say that riding the L train isn’t constantly amusing — I often find myself wishing that I didn’t break my own camera by getting sand in it while photographing hipsters at Far Rockaway Beach. But honestly, where is the artistic edge? You don’t really have to look to see several fucking hipsters in these parts. In fact, you would have to suffer congenital blindness or crippling schizophrenia to NOT see them. Honestly, what kind of talent is required to steal pictures from people’s facebook profiles or simply upload photos of your own Friday night antics to a Tumblr? Where is the sense of personal exploration? WHERE IS THE CUNNING COMMENTARY?
I don’t know, maybe my expectations are too high, maybe I have a soft spot for hipsters. Either way, I’m going to need to see something a little more avant garde before I can claim that Look At This Fucking Hipster is the new DOs and DON’Ts.