Friday, September 17, 2010


Last week's Friday was one of the greatest days ever. First off, I got to spend the day among many old friends, being the ancient Greek and Roman art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I dedicated over two years of my life to studying such things, so it was rather overwhelming to be absolutely surrounded by hundreds and hundreds of fragments from my favorite historical eras. Can you see where I might have gotten my fashion sensibilities from?

After about 4.5 hours of trying to soak in as much marble/bronze/pottery/wall paintings as humanly possible, followed by eating some great Indian food and wine from a pickle jar as quickly as I could, my lovely host and I headed to a metal show to see one of my favorite bands. Of course my camera died within two minutes of Orphaned Land's set starting, but this video from their newest album might give you a bit of an idea what the 30 minutes of Israeli metal goodness was like:

Then, as I wasn't familiar with the rest of the bands and it was Fashion's Night Out, we headed back to Brooklyn to join in the festivities in some local boutiques. After watching a lucky guy get a relaxing straight razor shave though, I had to call it a night after having too much excitement (on my feet) for the day. Normally, just visiting the Met or just seeing Orphaned Land would've been the highlight of my year, so I feel like I'm still trying to process this day...

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