Archive for January, 2010

NORAH JONES at ST. ANN’S Warehouse – PBS Soundstage

January 28th, 2010 by Planet Chocko

Planet Chocko invaded the Norah Jones taping of the PBS show, Soundstage recorded live at St. Ann’s warehouse in Brooklyn on January 27, 2010. Unfortunately, I only have 1 measly photo (a blurry one at that) taken from my crappy cell phone camera to show for it because I was so excited to attend the […]

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Motorcycle Show in NYC

January 25th, 2010 by Planet Chocko

The annual motorcycle show in NYC’s Jacob Javitz Convention Center on 1/23/10 hosted by Cycle World had a great turnout this year! There was an awesome display of crotch rockets, cruisers, custom choppers, & vintage harleys. The graphics, artwork, & paint jobs on some of these beasts were off the chain! My favorites include the […]

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Steamed Pastry!? Golden Steamer in Chinatown-NYC

January 24th, 2010 by Planet Chocko

Steamed pastry…? OK, pastry seems like a term that esteemed cuisines like the french & italian usually specializes in, but the chinese also have an arsenal of goodies that the mere mortal can enjoy! What is the definition of pastry anyway? Does it have to be baked or does it just insinuate that the base […]

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CHINATOWN!

January 18th, 2010 by Planet Chocko

Recent closings of two well established businesses in Chinatown-NYC most notably Jan Lee’s, Sinotique on 19 Mott Street & Mr. Tang’s, a restaurant on the corner of Mott & Bayard Street has once again reminded us about the day in the life of a small business owner in NYC especially in the lower manhattan area. […]

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KING OF BEGGARS

January 16th, 2010 by Planet Chocko

Stephen Chow in ‘King of Beggars’ earns a 5 out of 10 “steamed roast pork buns” in this 1992 film directed by Gordon Chan. Chow displays his signature slapstick, comedic, kung fu play in this period piece movie. Chow plays a legendary character in China called “Beggar So”. Beggar So in the movie doesn’t start […]

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NEW JERSEY NETS!

January 14th, 2010 by Planet Chocko

Woe is me…the NJ Nets got slaughtered like a lamb last night against the Boston Celtics. I keep telling myself they have good players with lots of upside in them with horses like Devon Harris, Brook Lopez, Yi, Chris Douglas Roberts, & Courtney Lee, but I’m beginning to lose firepower defending them. The Nets record […]

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Yankees & Rocco Baldelli?!

January 14th, 2010 by Planet Chocko

The Yankees are still in the hunt for a left fielder! We pretty much know a thumper type, high salary tenured left fielder is out of the question now, but what about taking the chance on Rocco Baldelli? He has power, great speed on the bases, & plays a savvy outfield, but his caveat is […]

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Gang Green!

January 13th, 2010 by Planet Chocko

The NY Jets entered a dance of playoffs that they weren’t supposed to be in! Now, these unwanted mofos are crashing the party in an ugly dress! The Jet’s don’t have anything to lose & are playing like a loose goose ready to lift off like a swift Hawk to elude the lightning from the […]

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Eerie Von signed and performed at Generation Records

January 12th, 2010 by planetchocko

On January 8, 2010 Eerie Von was at Generation Records (210 Thompson St., NYC) to celebrate the release of his book titled “Misery Obscura.” The book is an epic look at the history of the legendary punk bands, the Misfits, Samhain and Danzig through the camera lens of Eerie Von. I first heard of the […]

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Lucy Kaplansky at the Outpost in the Burbs in Montclair-NJ

January 11th, 2010 by Planet Chocko

Lucy Kaplansky performed at the ‘Outpost in the Burbs’ in Montclair, NJ on January 8th, 2010. She folked out to her 17 song set much to the audience’s delight! Lucy never plays with a pre-determined set in mind. Instead, she chooses her songs based on spontaneity, & with a little power of suggestion from her […]

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Alice Smith at Rockwood Music Hall

January 9th, 2010 by Planet Chocko

Alice Smith made an impromptu performance at the Rockwood Music Hall in NYC on January 7th, 2010! We knew that she had a residency at Joe’s Pub with several performances already booked in the month of January at Joes,but the show at Rockwood was a pleasant surprise. It seems that Alice Smith & team are […]

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DEATH FIRST

January 8th, 2010 by Planet Chocko

Death First is a female-fronted hardcore punk band from NYC who have been playing all over the city the last couple of months after the release of a recently recorded demo. Their songs are fast, fueled by anger and the lyrics are smart and sung by one pissed off girl. Stand back! Check ’em out […]

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