Friday, March 30, 2007

Pirates...Birthdays...Eye Patches

Do you work at 1515?
Did you see a pirate with an eye patch yesterday?
Was he pretending to be Frag's secretary?
Did he almost fall down a flight of stairs?
What was in the envelope he was carrying?
What's beneath the eye patch?

If you work at MTV or the MTV networks you may have seen this pirate...
We were celebrating the bday for one becky bert...
She's an office pirate and a friend....
We had cake and ate it too....
Meik! and the lasses went out for a post mortem at Ginger Man...
4 Ladies tried to steal my eye patch when I was leaving...
Here's the gifts we gave our friend...

MEIK's Official You're Getting Old Gift Bag


Yep Denture Cream...
We don't want your dentures falling in our soup again BEckY


Don't be our friend or this is what you get for your birthday.
A bag of Jokes!
After the celebrating I jaunted to a secret MEIK! ceremony...

Breaking News add one more
Our Latest MEIK! Member......
With great pleasure we would like to announce another team member...
Lt. Carol O'Peril.....We finally secured our Pirate...
We decided to set the mast and head out to th Ave of B to celebrate her arrival...
Why a Pirate?
A. They know where to find rum...
B. They pillage and fend off scurvy...
C. They keep gold in their eye patches...
Bonus: Carol's got 100ft ship called the Mastodon..
It's so sweet we were even firing the canons yesterday.....
kabooooooooooooooooommm!!!

Congrats Carol O'Peril of the 7 seas...

Fact:She stabbed 17 men with a piece of toast..(unbuttered)

Meik! and Carol O'Peril(Don't act a fool)

Welcome to the team, Carol......YAAAAAARRRRR!!!

Sorry to Man in Gray
I had to leave the City with Sassy in a Wisp..
I was unable to attend said Annex rampaging....
I'll be at your first show after the wedding....

Thursday, March 29, 2007

The Galivanting Begins: MEIK! vs Sassy

Tonight the Galivanting begins....(Worst Flyer/Best Weekend)
The guys and I meet up tomorrow and hit Philly hard....


Tonight I'm rolling like Davy Jones....
MEIK! vs Sassy(The Artist formerly known as AMYNZ)

Oh it's like a battle you haven't seen since 1985
Sarah's having Apocoliptico party......
Sivan is tending ye bar 3-9.....
And I'm hearing rumors or Pirates
(if I stop by duane reade and get an i patch it counts)......
I'm flying solo tonight but newest Meik! contributor Sassy may stop by...

I don't know how say this but......
You need to be at the Annex tonight....
I think MIG goes on at 11pm....
If we have to we'll crawl over....

You'll have funnn...

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Do not Hug this rabbit....It dances...

So last night people were dancing up a storm at Webster Hall...
Here's a quick same from out vaults...
I don't really even know what to say except it was pretty crazyyy....
Gander away..

What the heck??? Giant Dancing Rabbit


Gaint Dancing Rabbit's friend smaller dancing rabbit..


Juiceboxxx?


Earlier in the week Frag and I saw Snow Patrol at MSG...
It was niceeeeeee...

Strapp and Frag at Snow Patrol


Hands wide open....I think they bought the coldplay light kits

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Tom Wolfe can you hear me?

Tom...Tom...Tommy...Thomasssss!!!
You obviously have better diction and grammar then us.
A better editor and well...we'll just stop right there...
I am not Charlotte Simmons...
I know Charlotte Simmons....
You sir are no Charlotte Simmons...Just kidding...
(For readers confused currently at the moment)
If you watch the Simpsons you may actually know of Tom Wolfe...
He's on a side note a pretty important literary figure..
But to readers of this blog he was on the Moe'N a Lisa episode of the simpsons
When Moe became popular in the literary scene with Lisa's writing..
I forgot he wrote Bonfire of the Vanities but thanks to wiki I think it's true....
Don't lie to me again wiki....
That last time you did I was trapped under my couch....
I had to email answers.com to come help me out...
Do you even know how much that cost me?
Actually I was just reading the summary of I am Charlotte Simmons...
That sounds pretty interesting for the premise of a Collegiate novel..
Maybe I'll be stopping by the Barnes and Nobles in a couple hours...
I take that back sir, You are Charlotte Simmons...
I am still MEIK!!!
We shall do literary battle in the future TW.....Carry on for now...

That girl's an indie cindy....

Head over to Stereogum right now! We'll wait......
Tick Tock...Tick Tock....
Ok did you see the Arcade Fire video from Paris, so sweet right!....
Neon Bible in a service elevator....
That sounded better than some studio albums....

Ready for another trip....This time we're off to the UK...
Well if you read "Don't Waste the Pretty" you may have heard of Hadouken!
I think that's a reference to Street Fighter II(ken or ryu)
I'll double check on that...
On the line of the music Example raps over, but more breakbeat indie rap rock.....
I know all the words I put in but don't think nu metal...
Watching if you see these and you're wearing a pokadot dress...
I think they mean business...You too bound boys......

Snow Patrol was sick tonight at MSG Theater...
Gary was cracking jokes the whole time and dancing on stage..
I think Frag and Meik! have a wedding song picked...
Plus double bonus Silversun Pickups opened the show.....
Holy Crap....Lazy Eye sounds so good live........

Fridays secret clue: Cheesesteaks!

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Tara McPherson vs Meik! (take dos)

First off we would totally lose that battle
Tara's got a better reach and we don't want to be holding our hearts...
But we're down with a tie or loss...2nd place ain't bad...
Well if you don't know we're(wink wink) huge fans of Tara Mcpherson...
We prefer to travel with the balloons or the skull flower pins...
If you're in the dark about that then we've got some news for you
Tara's about to to be jettisoning on a new tour for Ace and Ion
These guys look amazing...
She'll be at Kidrobot NYC on Tuesday, we're going to try and make it...

Tara also posted a really cool blog about how her Art Prints are made....
It's pretty insane since I was wondering about this for the longest time..
And this pretty much summed it up...
I originally thoought it would be much easier...
Majorly Wrong

Tara McPherson 18 Color Art Print
You may want to be over 18 to check this out...
Don't get in trouble....

A. I never realized all the work she did for a piece...
B. I realized there is a lot I need to learn and study...
C. We need to find out the name or mixture of the background blue she uses

Oh but watch out....Fair Ballon guys....
Meik Presents the Evil Olives.....
The Co-Official MEIK! mascots along w/Blinking Lincoln


Give us like 10 years and we'll be moderately decent...
Watching back ballon guys my olives have tooth picks!!
Check out Tara in NYC, SF, and LA this week....

Team MEIK!'s official guide to GALIVANTING..


Oh we got a flyer...
That means it on(All events subject to cancelation)
Team MEIK!'s official guide to GALIVANTING...
THE Strapp batchelor party extravaganzaism is goin full steam ahead...
With that said

We hear at MEIK! are closing the offices down thursday to start the shenanigans early....
Originally we were going to just hit up AC but things have changed a little...
So just like K-Fed we're headed all over, but we won't get canceled....
You to can come out and party like its your own batchelor party....
If you already have a wife you better not get in trouble....
We suggest you have a sensible conversation with your partner..
Lay out some rules for you galivanting...It's just safer that way.....
With that said again.....here we go

Thursday 3/29 NYC
B-sides Bar 4pm ish till whenevs

Friday 3/30 NYC or AC
Still up in the Air(Accepting suggestions)

Saturday 3/31 NJ

Secret Party(Tuxedo T-shirts and Fake mustaches required)

Sunday Sleeping.....

Friday, March 23, 2007

News from Bartlesbee Mudfunger...

So while on aim(IAMMEIK)
I was contacted by my long lost twin brother Steve...
Apparently he's been living in NYC...Derrrrrrrrr!!!!
Anyways it's a really really long story.....
We are going to meet up soon and it's going to be a MEIK! Media exclusive....
Maybe even sell the reunion show to Fox or ABC Family....
Anyways he saw this letter from our cousin who's got a funny name...
He changed it a couple months ago every since he got his english doctorate....
He's a big dickens' fan...
But it's about a crisis going on in the city and he's got a plan....
I'm glad I don't work for reynolds wrap.....

Dearest Steve:

I am writing to in hope of gaining your support for a problem in the city.
Here is the message I will be mass emailing and sending letters our tomorrow to Residents..First off I would like to bring note a concern that is growing in the community..Many times conflicts or situations are swept aside but we must keep this abreast just as we brush our teeth everyday or breath air..
Especially affecting women who prefer scantilly clad lace and may be looking for limited sizes... Do you even know how much an ipex bra costs?
There is a new regime of evildoers mocking the political climate of this very great nation....
Channel 2 exclusively refers to these thieves and vixens or victors of criminality as the Panty Bandits...I think that is not even going far enough to show
the drama and stress they have caused

Though they probably only stole a couple hundred dollars worth of material that would most likely would be cleared out on discount and all the free air time Victoria Secrets is getting overshadows the stolen merch many folds..Still this a crime. This crooks and their technology is far to sever for our store security. Food packaging that can be wrapped or shaped around the form fitting, seductive, and elegant VS undergarments.

That is why today I am calling for a ban on all aluminum foil..
I want it removed from every supermarket and drug store...
Also I am asking congress to set up random underwear/garment check points.
Throughout the city we are planning to install 150 panty kitchens and shelters.
Set up and completed by june.
We need to be prepared in case this grows any further...
There needs to be a time and a place to stop the lies and prevent petty panty theft....If you see some one in school, work, or at home eating something that was wrapped in aluminum foil, Ask yourself one question...How well do i know this person....Do I really want to live with or know a panty terrorist...

Sincereley:
Bartlesbee Mudfunger

P.S. You may have a twin brother by the name of MEIK! in the JERS.....

What they heck is going on here....
Do I really have I twin?
Hmmmmmmmmmm!!!

Strapp

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Stylofone playing Mercury Lounge!!!

OK!OK! I got it..
This is the Mercury Lounge Photo of Styolfone w/Lions and Tigers


I'll try to check everything before I hit publish...(Try)
But as a funny side note to yesterday's Stylofone photogate...
The guys are actually playing Mercury Lounge this Saturday, 3/24..
11:30pm Merucry Lounge...You and Stylofone, make it happen..

Blind Items or why I'll never get hired by page 6

So what happens you break you camera in you pocket...
No photos and blind item guessing...I think I may have screwed this up
(side note i did)
Some lady "Are I's" were tearing up the Sutra dance floor during MCR...
Maybe a MEIK! and an Ultra were singing like crazy too, "Trust ME!"
One Brother was dropping bows like St. Lawrence(is there a St. Lawrence)...
(Actually I stood up in to his elbow, and cracked myself)
It was probably the slowest thing you could imagine...
Kids, tying your shoes is dangerous and that ain't a metaphor...

That's not the nightmare of which you want to deal with..
I heard some vocals of Brandon kick of lovely killers track...
One Face i did not see Pat Reilly...But why would he have been there..
There was something Permanent about the event to ME..
There was a joan of arc style on the dance floor...Even I K !
There may have even been some fashionistas or hand bag designers
You'll just have to wait and see if the photos go up on gawker or nickydigital.com

BONUS
Malaysian footballer Mohd Khyril Muhymeen Zambri who is a striker for Kedah FA also did not attend but we Chris-crossed with another Zambri rep and we ain't chatting up soccer but maybe we were chatting about an upcoming EP...

Ok I suck at these...
Wait maybe I'm not supposed to use boldface....
Arghness.....

MEIK! the batchelor party coming soon!!!(NYC & AC)

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Watch the music...Stay for the ending..

The boys from the Hold Steady are at it again...
Thanks to the heads up from Stereogum I just saw the video...
My first question was is this set or their practice space
(good job on the set design either way...)
It's weird how I found out about these guys....
I was reading an article about them in cmj or spin....
I hear this song on Sirius 21 while driving and
I'm saying that's a sweet song
It's THS, why wouldn't it be.
Flash to I hear they're playing a show with Demander
(which I missed, der)
I watch them play letterman thinking I've heard this crew before.
Jump to B-sides one night and I'm ordering food with Franz cause hey you gotta eat.
I got something buffalo flavored...It was good..
I don't really have a point at all to this but their video is really good and funny at the end

STUCK BETWEEN STATIONS - The Hold Steady



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I believe it's about to go down....

I'm all about the battles and the versusor the VS...
With great pleasure we spread the word of a downtown battle.
Josh Madden vs Ultragrrrl: Cage Match Rules Apply

You may ask yourself. Self, why is there a beef.
Isnt' Josh Madden is a fictional character from All My Children,
who came to Pine Valley on June 17, 2005.
If so then I'd say you spend way too much time on answers.com
or watching daytime TV and your wrong.

Advice:
Josh watch out for garbage cans sans SXSW being tossed at you...

Sarah don't try the cupcake flavored zygo..It's not real...yet...

That's the deal......
I might head out not sure yet...

I love this photo....Revised...

I was about to write a blog about Wednesday night.
Where I might be and where you should be......(give me five minutes)
Then I saw this photo....
It just reminded me of a really awesome night and a really fun week.....
You don't even know how amazing that week was last June/July.......

Correction Lions and Stylofone at the Annex Summer 06ish
(not the Mercury Lounge)I'm going through my photo stash this week
Thanks guys for the correction I confused it with a similar photo from the merc..


They caught me good...
The trick is the stage...
The annex stage is like 10ft high...
While merch is about 3-4ft high....

Monday, March 19, 2007

Frosted Tops in Tampa!!!

You heard it!!!(Finally some skate news)
Eric Koston picks up 1st place at the 2007 Tampa Pro.
I just heard the news from the folks over at Active.
One of Eric's many sponsors.....
You can see Froston's winning on the tube of You right now.
It was pretty sick and pretty technical...He stayed on the whole time too.

Koston Winning Run

The tap will definitely be talking about this soon.
If they haven't already...
If not send them a message....

The Oohlas vs Sade(What if?)

This post has no actual real information.
It's just an observation that leads to a delusional presupposing....
So earlier, I was just scrolling through some photos today.
I came along this little nugget of joy.
Two CD purchases from the Barnes and Nobles a little while back.

The Oohlas "Best Stop Pop" and Sade's "Lovers Live"


Which started to get me thinking...
Who would win in a fight between the Oohlas and Sade?
We need to set out some ground work or rules...
Well Sade usually tours with a 22 piece band or so...
Hmmmm let's cancel out the instruments....
So we'll just say it's ladies night to throw down.
I'll let Greg take a break but he'll be haning out in case ollie loses her shoes.
Like So


I don't know I just like the mystery of the statement.
Let me send out some emails to both of their PR teams....
See if I can get some sort of respone about the beef about to go on...
I don't really want to make a choice but it would be a funny headline...
Boy I just hope SADE wasn't hanging around SXSW talking mad smack....
Maybe if the Oohlas cover "Ordinary Love" that could get the beef in high gear...

Alright good night and good morning...
"Presupposing only gives you prepositions!"

Sunday, March 18, 2007

The Shins at MSG Theater via Team Meik!

So I was verbally berated by MEIK! contributor AmyNZ about my review.
Since I had not created it yet or posted and photos.(There's a couple I can't post)
It's all good I just made a joke about international trade deficits...
My response for my Shins recap. Here was go....
The show was really good.
I really enjoyed the seemless multinstrumental transitions...
Basically you didn't hear a difference in some of the handoffs....
You know when bands switch instruments and you realize.
Hey the drummer should play drums and never touch the guitar again....
But alas those crazy kids from New Mexico made it work...
New Slang was along with the new single. They finished their encore with the penguin video.
Such a great time. They didn't play silhouettes from the Postal Service EP.
But it's all good. It was a fun evening of bartering, bumping, but no busking.

Frag and AmyNz


Strapp and Frag shin(n)ing


The Shins-MSG Theater


What will happen next?

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Happy St. Patty's Day

Top o' the afternoon


That's all.
A little cheer.
A little joy.
Remember where you were a year ago.
Think of something happy.
Look at a funny photo and laugh!

Slainte!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

The Lewt's of Life(ST Party Predictions)

Sarah's in the news.
This time a profile in the Village Voice.
Give her a year or two and she'll have her own pro model shoe on Converse or Adidas...
Skateboard ethics in the music industy....
(See Steve Aoki and Chad Muska make the merger)

Follow the link and you read the article.
Sarah is not a Gypsy she just plays one on TV!

What the article was missing was some more info on the side projects
A movie huh? Who will be the lead Rachel Lee Cook, Natalie Portman, Kate Bosworth...
Hey she played a surfer in a movie and she couldn't really surf....
So Sarah is possibly working on a Karaoke book...
We've dug into our vault and found some karaoke field research....

Saraoke! or Karaokegrrrl


Also if you're in Texas right now and going to the Stolen Transmission Party....
Which I hear makes you look younger and prevents wrinkling of the face
(9 out 10 tv doctors say so, these doctors are I think the bad guys from GH)
Watch out if you're hotel hallway has a slip and slide in about and hour.
But prepare for what you could go down....

See and hear the Oohlas...Ollie might kick her shoe at you...watch out


Capture and elusive photo of the Horros


wish permanent me was there....


Gaze at Bright Light Fever from a foot a away


and hand Nick Snow a raffle ticket...



Alright back to the job hunt....
Let me know if you hear of any media companies looking for:
production or operation coordinators(edit, encode, A/V, and web)
Strapp is looking for a new job....
Later kids.......

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Blinking Lincoln Returns!!!

So not that long ago(maybe a month) we planned a surprise at 1515
Somehow a blinking eyed president appeared in balloon form on his birthday right below

He may have arrived the prior friday by said artist

Blinking Lincoln appears on a balloon.
I'm a member, are you??? Blinker #1


Double J Blinker #2


Everyone loves the BL's and they are celebrating
So are the Jones' or the Jones's, or Jone's.......Whatever I'm over punctuation...
I'll be a blinking like lincoln this st. patty's day...
36 Hours till the Shins at MSG
Ahoooooooooooooy!!!!!!

Monday, March 12, 2007

Shower not a B-day

So we were boobytrapped.......
Good thing Frag and I didnt' get the happy 85th b-day balloons.
Young frag employee from MEIK! Media had here bridal shower Sunday.
Curse ye day light's savings time rueing my diction by accuracy.....
We showed up to see friends, family, and guests.....
They apparently let me stay to eat and help out.
It was fun, except for your Bingo cheaters....You know who you are.....

My lady wore a funny hat


More crazy Hat


Bridal Game: Apron w/kitchen items


We got tons of stuff(Rachel Ray Fondue Set)


I got laid


I got a Guinness clock


and this funny shirt


The Jaungalas think I'm messy


A letter from the Jaungalas to the Strapps


Later that night we tried to start putting stuff away....


Thanks again to everyone just for coming.
The gifts were more than generous......Not I have some cardboard to dispose.
Next up Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
Oh yeah and a little thing called a wedding.......

Thursday, March 08, 2007

NYC Ban temporarily off

Ok so technically it's in tact.
I said I would not go in the city unless it was for work or I landed a full time job.
Well I was at MSG today shooting some basketball stuff.
Pretty fun I think everything went pretty smooth.
No Max Fish, No San Loco, NO LES or B.......
In due time...It's also cold anyway...

No I did not forget the D.
If you haven't notice the sights been a little slow.
Hopefully in the spring we'll have more shows, art galleries, and random parties.
Earlier this week there was Demander show and a Shindig loft Party.
The kids from Demaner are on tour. I think there headed to mexico.
They left this message SXSW, I think it's german for the dove is eaten by the mongoose.
Anyways they rabbid and ready to rock(Demander has all of their shots rabbid is a joke)
Shindig had a bunch of bands, some ruff kids and some art.
For some photos head over to Shindig Photos on Ambrel

I'm reliving a childhood crush of Claire Danes tonight
Why you ask.... A couple reasons
One brought on by a Gap commercial where Miss Danes dances and steals pants
Thinking back to my so called life and forgetting the ill tempted mod squad film.
I opted with Shop Girl since I don't have a cable hook up yet at the new offices.
We'll see....Oh I thought I saw Lenny Kravitz by the Garden today..but who knows...

Maybe I'll get some St. Patty's on this weekend.
Top o' the morning to you..........

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Pastel Journal

Yeah, Arcade Fire went with the better title...
One of my college DJ buddies put me on to them a while back.
Thank you Funtana...That's his nick name...
Brookly Veag has been all over the coverage and I just read the spread in NY Mag...
The black donaghly's works better with rebellion lies...

So Tuesday is a very busy day for you..get ready.
Spend monday refreshing brooklyn vegan and sterogum for the last minute info before the Neon Bible comes out...Those crazy kids from Montreal might make it only available by money order or even complicated eggcorn to squirrel transaction...
Arent' those complicated...Don't worry all the record stores will have it.
So after you've picked that up at Midnight. Listen to it for 4 hours straight.
Then play their last album and then the new one back to back twice.
It's probably about 10 am now on Tuesday.
Hopefully you called out of work already or you need to hop on a subwasy ASAP.
Try syncing Neon Bible with a muted Footloose or Ferris Bueller!
2-3pm you're starting to get delirious, Order a Pizza...
4-6 Make some viral videos, become famous on the web for an hour or 2.
7ish start heading over to Lit.
rest of the night dance and sing with demander and your black star...
>>>>Bonus round
Miss your bus
Hang out at b-sides, max fish or ******* ******* 12-4am
Get an accordian, a megaphone, a some other instruments and buddies.
Start busking away in Arcade Style........You might get a fine or even arrested....
6am..wow 2 hours of busking is tiring..time for pancakes..
7am..finished pancakes..
7:01am oh crap, it's 7:01am on Wednesday......you have work in two hours....
7:02am it's all your call from here....

back to reallity...
Here's some of the stories we'll be working on in the future
What the Deitch?(new openings from wooster)
Side projects-Your favorite bands other bands...
Return to to BK?
and Mas Nachoes!!
You'll see, but on a a lighter note.
Here's a sneak peak at the new offices(photo may be fake)


We're in talks with the bar next door to install either a swingline, conveyer belt or slide.
It'll save us time from having to walk out the front door.