Saturday, December 16, 2006

Where there will be a dildo Menorah...



Eric Slick behind the drums at Slim's in San Francisco

So Julie and I are headed for New York City at the obscene hour of 6:00 a.m. this morning because we're into cramming like a month's worth of stuff into one weekend. It will be incredible to spend some one on one time with my daughter; we've already scoped out the best vintage stores, restaurants, foodie haunts (i.e., cool cooking supplies/Zabar and Zabar spin-offs), and music emporiums. And then of course tonight we're going to see Eric play with Fugazi's Joe Lally at the Lit Lounge.

Funny thing about that. I was worried about being the oldhead in a moshpit. As it turns out, Google blogsearch has informed me that tonight's concert is...a Chanuka Party!

"We're a one-party people! Life is all one big fucking party!

Chanuka parties will be happening all week. Here's the quick scoop on where Sholom will be:

...Saturday night, December 16 - Lit Lounge on the Lower East Side, a benefit for Jews Against the Occupation NYC. Featuring Joe Lally, The Shondes, Rude Mechanical Orchestra, vegan latkes, and a dildo Menorah."


Ahem. Yeah, that's right. Vegan latkes (this makes Julie very happy) and um, a dildo Menorah (while this doesn't make me exactly "happy", it does make me smile at the possibilities and yep, I'm bringing the camera. I would normally rather be shot dead than be caught taking tourist photos in New York City...but come on, how many times do I get to go to a Chanuka party let alone a Chanuka party featuring a punk band, vegan latkes, and what I can only assume is a dildo with eight candles sticking out of it?

I'm going to be offline until tomorrow night or Monday morning so I'll be back then with Fan Mail From Some Flounder Part II as well as a recap of our weekend.

In the meantime, thanks so much to all of you who voted me for Best Blogger 2006, Diarist. Out of 4,500 nominations, I came in at #5 in my category. That's like the coolest thing ever.

Next to that menorah, that is.

Okay, I have to run upstairs and throw some stuff into my overnight bag so we can get out of here on time.

What does one wear to a Dildo lighting, anyway?

Later,
xo

4 comments:

TICKLEDROP said...

Congrats on fifth place Robin and thanks for your writings. You had my daily vote.

Vegan latkes... YUM! I just made sufganiyot for the very first time. They turned out awesome with freshly jarred raspberry jam inside and finesugar outside.

I hope you and Julie had a wonderful time in the city! I'm waiting to see that menorah photo. With or without the candles! :0

Sholom said...

A dildo Menorah, DIY punk-style, consists of three Putz-n'-nuts shaped candles, purchased for Bupkes from the novelty rack of your local porn shop, along with a Dreidel received last Thursday at the Chulent party from a missionary of the evil cult known as Chabad-Lubavitch.
The party being on the second night of Chanukah, two candles were set up in a row. The third candle was set on top of the Dreidel, to act as a Shamosh. The candles were set up on the table with the Shondes merch.
The initial idea was for the anarchist rabbi to say some Hebrew mumbo-jumbo and light the candles, but someone said that it would be a fire hazard; so they remained unlit.

n.l. said...

I'd take a 5th place. Even if there were only 4 peeps.

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