THE APOPCALYPSE: CULTURE ON THE VERGE.


Clash of the Clucks: An Amateur Chicken Wing Eating Contest at Velvet Lounge
February 4, 2010, 4:37 pm
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Matthew L Bobiak sweeps Clash of the Clucks

What the cluck?! The champ just winged it!

Who knew Long Island loins were laced with such precious pixie dust, resulting in superstar spawn including Billy Joel, Harvey Milk, Walt Whitman and its newest It-Boy, Matthew L. Bobiak.

Gloating grease-stained and triumphant in the pic above above, the full-time science nerd/part-time chicken-chomping champ studies at Stony Brook University. New to competitive nom nom nomming, this  fowl player entered and won his first chicken wing eating contest last Sunday at the Velvet Lounge, downing a gristly 65 wings in 15 minutes… Continue reading



Freestyle Fever 2009 at Webster Hall: WEPA!!!
December 2, 2009, 1:29 pm
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TKA, Judy Torres, Cover Girls, Sugar Hill Gang and more at Webster Hall

Back in Queens during the 80s and 90s, freestyle music was to my ears as Aqua Net was to my perm, la vida, ¿sabes? I would listen to those nasal, synthesized, nasal, repetitive, nasal jams on my red Sony walkman, falling asleep to Exposé and pre-pop Lisa Lisa as I pondered Menudo, Ralph Macchio, and Corey Haim.

Due to a freakish, unrelenting glitch in the space time continuum, 80s/90s freestyle never dies. Instead, it lives on in throwback shows that draw a nostalgic party crowd. How hot does it get? I spent Thanksgiving Eve at Webster Hall with Freestyle Fever… Continue reading