innerbohemienne:

The Crescent City, New Orleans


My future home.

innerbohemienne:

The Crescent City, New Orleans

My future home.

(via love-nola)

factualfeminist:

We can’t forget about this. It’s still going on.

(via guilty-x)

Taken by me at #WTCNYC in 2007. “Amplify Love, Dissipate Hate”

Taken by me at #WTCNYC in 2007. “Amplify Love, Dissipate Hate”

Nine Inch Nails at White River Amphitheater 8/30/14

Current NIN show stats:
Total shows: 31
Total shows this year: 8

And so my personal NIN tour comes to the end for the year. TR keeps saying he’s gonna take a break and I can’t be too sad about that because it’s been a wild and crazy ride. Here’s how the last show shook out.

Nine Inch Nails
White River Amphitheater Auburn, WA
8/30/14

Copy of A
Sanctified
Came Back Haunted
1,000,000 
March of the Pigs
Piggy
Terrible Lie
Closer
Gave Up
Disappointed
Find My Way
The Great Destroyer
Eraser
Wish
The Hand That Feeds
Head Like a Hole

Encore:
Hurt

This show was definitely the best of the shows I saw on this leg of the tour. TR seemed to really let loose and put himself all out there. I posted a bunch of video on instagram (this one is especially good):

I kept photos/video to a minimum so I could just enjoy the moment. This show afterglow needs to last a long time (well until the DVD comes out at least.)

Nine Inch Nails @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Irvine 8/22/14

Current NIN show stats:
Total shows: 30
Total shows this year thus far: 7
Total shows to go: 1

Nine Inch Nails
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Irvine, CA
8/22/14

Copy of A
Sanctified
Came Back Haunted
1,000,000 
March of the Pigs
Reptile
Closer
Gave Up
Disappointed
Find My Way
The Great Destroyer
Eraser
Wish
Only
The Hand That Feeds
Head Like a Hole

Encore:
Hurt

We had okay seats at this show and luckily I had my nice point and shoot so I did get a few good photos. I was really happy to get “Reptile” here. I love this venue but it will always be Irvine Meadows to me, naming rights be damned. One more show to go, I will be at the tour closer, nice to bookend this year with the opening and closing shows.

Nine Inch Nails @ Sleep Train Amphitheater Chula Vista 8/21/14

Current NIN show stats:
Total shows: 29
Total shows this year thus far: 6
Total shows to go: 2

Nine Inch Nails
Sleep Train Amphitheater Chula Vista, CA
8/21/14

Copy of A
Sanctified
Came Back Haunted
1,000,000 
March of the Pigs
Piggy
Terrible Lie
Closer
Gave Up
Disappointed
Find My Way
The Great Destroyer
Eraser
Wish
The Hand That Feeds
Head Like a Hole

Encore:
Hurt

We had *great* seats on the floor for this. I did not take full advantage because I had a lot to drink in the parking lot so not a lot of good photos. No surprises with the set list, this one was the standard one, but with a couple more shows to go, I was still happy with what we got.

Arctic Monkeys at SDSU Open Air Theatre 8/6/14

Summer shows at the OAT are the best. Was super excited that I was able to attend the Arctic Monkeys show last night - I hadn’t planned on being in SD so I didn’t buy tickets when they went on sale. But a schedule change and a ticket fairy godfather collided to make it happen. I’ve been a casual fan of Arctic Monkeys for years and have seen them live a few times, but this album really resonated with me (and apparently a lot of others in SD), so it was great to be able to see the new material, along with a smattering of their classics. As always, the set list:

Arctic Monkeys
SDSU Open Air Theatre
San Diego, CA
8/6/14

Do I Wanna Know?
Snap Out of It
Arabella
Brianstorm
Don’t Sit Down Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair
Dancing Shoes
Crying Lightning
Knee Socks
My Propeller
I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor
Library Pictures
Teddy Picker
Fireside
No. 1 Party Anthem
Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?
Fluorescent Adolescent
505

Encore:
One for the Road
I Wanna Be Yours
R U Mine?


So first off, the ladies love Alex Turner. How could you not? The swagger is real. He definitely had that crowd at hello. It was very enjoyable to be in a crowd that knew the songs and were excited to be there. Alex and the band definitely fed off that vibe. Really a stellar show night.

Quintessential NOLA booty shaking here. I first saw these guys in 1997(!) at the now defunct Joe’s Cozy Corner in the Treme. If you’re ever in NOLA on a Tuesday night and they are playing at the Maple Leaf, just go. Your booty will thank you for a good time, I promise.

Rebirth Brass Band - Rebirth Groove

NOMA sculpture garden - seems like the last few times I’ve been in City Park, the garden was closed, so this was my first time here. These were my favorites: Robert Indiana - Love, Louise Bourgeois - Spider, Jean-Michel Othoniel  - Tree of Necklaces, George Rodrigue - We Stand Together, Oldenburg and van Bruggen - Corridor Pin, Deborah Butterfield - Restrained, Anish Kapoor - Unitled

Not a bad way to spend a beautiful (and hot) afternoon in NOLA. I made sure to get a frozen cafe au lait at Morning Call after my walk.

NOMA sculpture garden - seems like the last few times I’ve been in City Park, the garden was closed, so this was my first time here. These were my favorites: Robert Indiana - Love, Louise Bourgeois - Spider, Jean-Michel Othoniel - Tree of Necklaces, George Rodrigue - We Stand Together, Oldenburg and van Bruggen - Corridor Pin, Deborah Butterfield - Restrained, Anish Kapoor - Unitled

Not a bad way to spend a beautiful (and hot) afternoon in NOLA. I made sure to get a frozen cafe au lait at Morning Call after my walk.

I hadn’t been to New Orleans Museum of Art in quite a few years, so I made it a point to go visit it last week. The collection is small but there are still quite a few good pieces.

First photo - entrance of the museum and the newly installed Lichtenstein - Five Brushstrokes

Second photo - from the permanent collection: (unknown, couldn’t find on their website), Warhol - Diamond Dust Shoes, Shawne Major - War Channel, Edgar Degas - Portrait of Estelle Degas, Picasso - Still Life with Candle, Marc Chagall - The White Lilacs, John Singer Sargent - Portrait of Mrs. Asher B. Wertheimer, Joan Miro - Portrait of a Young Girl