Ugh, Old Shit (No Offense Grandma)


Tony & Grevin Commercial 2007 from Eric Rivera on Vimeo.

Well then, if it isn't baby's first hard drive, and the secrets she holds. In 2007 we made the first Tony and Grevin video, which was actually a commercial for Magic Tricks, the least popular band with the most commercials and advertisements ever in the history of New York bands.

Of course, I can't blame anyone for not going to the now defunct Luna Lounge. I remember that show very well (I couldn't afford to get drunk there): It was $8 to get in and beers were $7. I was the night's entertainment and I spent $30 plus cab fair. Good riddance to that place, anyway. 

I put this up because...well for one because I don't have anything new to put up, my work has been very unfocused and ultimately unfinished lately...I also put this up to remind everyone about Tony and Grevin, because there's a new episode coming out really soon. And I figured maybe Albert and Adair would watch this since they work at computers all day and make up 100% of my readership. I'm not sure if Sarah reads these. Sarah, do you read these? SARAH! Ahem. Amen. Anemia. Anemone. Amoeba. Amphibian.

3 comments:

The Chief said...

I remember this commercial. The cost in human capital was enormous to produce it...didn't it ruin at least one if not two relationships? Just to make a commercial for a show that three people went to see? Not that I don't love it. I love it.

And bad news - the Luna Lounge is still open, it's a new name now but the same old bullshit. Maybe we can play another ill-attended tuesday night there. And I don't even remember the Bushwick Starr. What the hell was that about?

Eric Rivera said...

the bushwick starr was cool but not a music venue--that was the brooklyn comedy festival where they couldn't handle the electricity of 3 amps and a microphone, and every song cut out the power, and no one liked us, and my guitar was out of tune. bushwick starr was in MY mind the worst show we ever played as a band musically. spiritually there are many contenders.

Sarah said...

Hey, so i urh, i been racking my brains trying to put a funny or charming "spin" on the fact, but it aint happening and well, the TRUTH of the matter is that, no, i haven't read your blog in ages...
To be honest, i dont know if i've looked at it even ONCE since we last saw each other in November, and there's a good chance its been even longer than that, Eric... Yup... Afraid so, dear.
Dont get me wrong, those displays of admiration, support and infinite encouragement that i poured onto your decision to start this blog were made in earnest and borne out of genuine sentiment. Your blog was truly captor and master to the very fullest of my interest, love...
But, well... those months do pass so interminably..
Alas, dear Eric, like SO MANY tender things in life exposed indefensibly to the BANALITIES of humdrum and the ravage of time, my enthusiasm to read it was broken down, day by day, week by week.
Once ablaze with brilliant glow, this vivid flare of passion has faded and cooled with the passage of time, ebbing slowly away into little more than twinkle on the horizon...
If only i'd been given a shred of choice in the matter, if just so that i could apologise for my complete indifference towards your blog over these past few months...
But no. Whats gone is gone 'til it returns once more.
And hey you know Eric - dont wanna be hasty, but I gotta say, that having fully updated myself i can already feel a little something creeping in there, Buddy. Smoldering away, something like.. yes.. INTEREST, ah! inflating steadily in my enormous fat gut. This is rapid indeed! Right now as I type, gathering in weight, an opiate satisfaction sweeps pendulous across my vast heaving belly, packed to enormity with gleeful digestion, feasted and slathered with wonderful dripping blog... sploosh, sploosh, spluurh,

"Well well well..." it spits, "Somebody's been busy i see..."
"Now bring me MORE!"