1. My eventual mugshot

    My eventual mugshot


  2. 27 Jan 2014   138 notes  
  3. THIS IS THE STUFF I FUCKING DREAM ABOUT……

    Band Featuring Macaulay Culkin

    Performs in New Brunswick

    Basement

    Crowd of 200 Turns Out to See Former Child Star in “The Pizza Underground”
    Macaulay Culkin
    Macaulay Culkin’s band The Pizza Underground drew a large crowd to a Fifth Ward basement last night David Bedford

    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—A Fifth Ward basement was home to an “only in New Brunswick” moment last night, as a pizza-themed cover band and its famous lead singer entertained a crowd of nearly 200.

    While live musical performances in basements are common throughout the Hub City, last night’s show was unique because of the headliner: The Pizza Underground, and its frontman, former child star Macaulay Culkin.

    Those in attendance, mostly young people who paid $5 or $10 admission, gathered to see an older version of the child star of several films they had grown up watching, including “Home Alone” and “Richie Rich.”

    The band is known for their altered imitation of the critically-acclaimed Velvet Underground and its lead singer Lou Reed, replacing the lyrics with pizza-related imagery.

    Shortly before 9pm, Culkin and the band’s four other members entered the basement performed a 15-minute set, changing the lyrics of several classics such as “Take a Walk on The Wild Side” (“Take a Bite of The Wild Slice”) and “Perfect Day” (“Pizza Day”).

    A city with few affordable venues for live music, especially those for all ages, New Brunswick has a rich tradition of underground performances in residential basements.  In fact, The Velvet Underground helped to spark that tradition with a New Brunswick basement performance four decades ago.

    Word of mouth, combined with an invite-only Facebook event, attracted the large crowd to a basement known as “OutWorld” according to promoter Alex Nyman.

    There, The Pizza Underground captivated the audience with layered harmonies from microphones hanging from the basement’s water pipes.

    Event organizers said the group had expected a bit too much out of a New Brunswick basement.

    In addition to five microphone stands, which were not provided, a rider shared on Facebook showed that the band had requested numerous amenities for their makeshift green room.

    From bottles of expensive alcohol to plates of fresh fruit, hummus, and chips, the band’s requests were not met in most cases.

    The strangest request called for: “one (1) poster of ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ hanging in the green room prior to bands arrival.”

    According to sources, The Pizza Underground settled for tea, popcorn, cheaper alcohol, and naturally, pizza.

    Although the crowd was rowdier for opening act Harpoon Forever, Culkin’s cover band elicited laughter while delivering an entertaining musical performance.

    Although there were a few grumbles regarding the seriousness of The Pizza Underground’s renditions, ultimately people were happy to see a familiar face from the silver screen singing about pizza through Lou Reed’s musical landscape.

    The crowd was undeniably pleased with the aura of Culkin, as well as impressed by the band’s tongue-in-cheek attitude towards Velvet Underground classics.

    Nyman said, “Community really helped in all of this. We had a combined effort, and the show would not have happened without Alex Goldstein from Harpoon Forever contacting The Pizza Underground’s manager.”


  4. 27 Jan 2014   77 notes  
  5. Bill Murray on Gilda Radner:
"Gilda got married and went away. None of us saw her anymore. There was one good thing: Laraine had a party one night, a great party at her house. And I ended up being the disk jockey. She just had forty-fives, and not that many, so you really had to work the music end of it. There was a collection of like the funniest people in the world at this party. Somehow Sam Kinison sticks in my brain. The whole Monty Python group was there, most of us from the show, a lot of other funny people, and Gilda. Gilda showed up and she’d already had cancer and gone into remission and then had it again, I guess. Anyway she was slim. We hadn’t seen her in a long time. And she started doing, “I’ve got to go,” and she was just going to leave, and I was like, “Going to leave?” It felt like she was going to really leave forever.So we started carrying her around, in a way that we could only do with her. We carried her up and down the stairs, around the house, repeatedly, for a long time, until I was exhausted. Then Danny did it for a while. Then I did it again. We just kept carrying her; we did it in teams. We kept carrying her around, but like upside down, every which way—over your shoulder and under your arm, carrying her like luggage. And that went on for more than an hour—maybe an hour and a half—just carrying her around and saying, “She’s leaving! This could be it! Now come on, this could be the last time we see her. Gilda’s leaving, and remember that she was very sick—hello?”We worked all aspects of it, but it started with just, “She’s leaving, I don’t know if you’ve said good-bye to her.” And we said good-bye to the same people ten, twenty times, you know. And because these people were really funny, every person we’d drag her up to would just do like five minutes on her, with Gilda upside down in this sort of tortured position, which she absolutely loved. She was laughing so hard we could have lost her right then and there.It was just one of the best parties I’ve ever been to in my life. I’ll always remember it. It was the last time I saw her.”
- from Live from New York: an Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live

    Bill Murray on Gilda Radner:

    "Gilda got married and went away. None of us saw her anymore. There was one good thing: Laraine had a party one night, a great party at her house. And I ended up being the disk jockey. She just had forty-fives, and not that many, so you really had to work the music end of it. There was a collection of like the funniest people in the world at this party. Somehow Sam Kinison sticks in my brain. The whole Monty Python group was there, most of us from the show, a lot of other funny people, and Gilda. Gilda showed up and she’d already had cancer and gone into remission and then had it again, I guess. Anyway she was slim. We hadn’t seen her in a long time. And she started doing, “I’ve got to go,” and she was just going to leave, and I was like, “Going to leave?” It felt like she was going to really leave forever.

    So we started carrying her around, in a way that we could only do with her. We carried her up and down the stairs, around the house, repeatedly, for a long time, until I was exhausted. Then Danny did it for a while. Then I did it again. We just kept carrying her; we did it in teams. We kept carrying her around, but like upside down, every which way—over your shoulder and under your arm, carrying her like luggage. And that went on for more than an hour—maybe an hour and a half—just carrying her around and saying, “She’s leaving! This could be it! Now come on, this could be the last time we see her. Gilda’s leaving, and remember that she was very sick—hello?”

    We worked all aspects of it, but it started with just, “She’s leaving, I don’t know if you’ve said good-bye to her.” And we said good-bye to the same people ten, twenty times, you know. 

    And because these people were really funny, every person we’d drag her up to would just do like five minutes on her, with Gilda upside down in this sort of tortured position, which she absolutely loved. She was laughing so hard we could have lost her right then and there.

    It was just one of the best parties I’ve ever been to in my life. I’ll always remember it. It was the last time I saw her.”

    - from Live from New York: an Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live

    (via oldloves)

  6. Thank you for the flowers @hollywoodreporter 🙌🇺🇸😘

    Thank you for the flowers @hollywoodreporter 🙌🇺🇸😘


  7. 06 Jan 2014   32 notes  
  8. Painful winter. (at malibu)

    Painful winter. (at malibu)


  9. 05 Jan 2014   78 notes  
  10. Beatrix, age 5

  11. Beatrix: The boys in my class are going to believe that I saw an alien over the holidays but they won't believe I got kittens; and the girls are going to believe that I got kittens but won't believe I saw an alien. My teacher will believe both.


  12. 02 Jan 2014   231 notes  

  13. 01 Jan 2014   120 notes  
  14. 2014 just woke me up

    2014 just woke me up


  15. 01 Jan 2014   106 notes  
  16. Bea’s hand over the sunset. Gross.

    Bea’s hand over the sunset. Gross.


  17. 30 Dec 2013   129 notes  
  18. Dad sent the kids Canadian money and a 5x7 of himself holding a cigar.

    Dad sent the kids Canadian money and a 5x7 of himself holding a cigar.


  19. 30 Dec 2013   150 notes  
  20. (Source: demygawdjr)


  21. 18 Dec 2013   342 notes  
  22. This song just came up on Spotify and I was suddenly 17 again, on the floor at the show in Vancouver listening to these guys yell, “We love the way you love us!” with thick Dutch accents wearing a sweater I found at Winners.

    (Source: Spotify)


  23. 18 Dec 2013   67 notes  
  24. One of the best book signings was in Toronto because this guy said his name was Bon Jovi & he showed me ID. I took a photo, obviously. #fanparents

    One of the best book signings was in Toronto because this guy said his name was Bon Jovi & he showed me ID. I took a photo, obviously. #fanparents


  25. 12 Dec 2013   97 notes  
  26. IT’S PILOT WRITING SEASON

    IT’S PILOT WRITING SEASON


  27. 09 Dec 2013   247 notes  
  28. Bea, age 5, walks in the room...

  29. Bea: I'm going to do prank calls and say "Hello it's poop pants" and then they'll say "Whooooo is this??" and I'll say, "It's Justin Beaver." And I'll do it all with a Chinese accent.


  30. 17 Nov 2013   242 notes  

Previous 1 2 3 4 5 Next

eject

kelly oxford



Twitter:@kellyoxford

1977
Writer
Previously described as: your boyfriend's ex-girlfriend. Currently described as: your mom.
If I were a mood board you would see:
gold, klonopin, a photo of David Sedaris drinking my breast milk and more gold... gold forever.


link directly to blog topics

* kids watching movies
* conversations
* family
* rant
* open letters
* stories
* entertainment
* celebrity cameo dreams
* music monday

Following