Posts published in September, 2011

Company of Thieves at PearlPalooza 2011

Posted on September 25, 2011 at 9:57 pm

Company of Thieves at PearlPalooza 2011

For many of us LarkFEST is the festival that marks the end of the summer in Albany, the last, proverbial opportunity to enjoy live music for free, a beer in hand. This year was a little different as the second iteration of PearlPalooza popped up only a week after its Lark Street drunken sibling. Despite the unfortunate timing, a great crowd assembled on Pearl Street where two stages—one for national acts, the other for locals—had been setup. The 2010 edition ... Continue Reading

Living Walls in Albany

Posted on September 15, 2011 at 5:26 pm

Living Walls in Albany

It's alive! Rise and shine, giant elk. Wait, what are you doing here? A few weeks ago I decided to “donate” my building, above, to Living Walls: Albany. The project, spearheaded by the ubiquitous Samson Contompasis, is designed to raise awareness about the use of public space, explore the options that a smaller city like Albany has to offer, and give the people a chance to interact with public art. I'm glad I had the opportunity to offer the artists ... Continue Reading

Saratoga Wine & Food and Fall Ferrari Festival 2011

Posted on September 13, 2011 at 11:15 pm

Saratoga Wine & Food and Fall Ferrari Festival 2011

Thanks to All Over Albany, I won two tickets for the Saratoga Wine & Food and Fall Ferrari Festival in Saratoga Springs last Saturday. The event, presented by the Italian Trade Commission, the Saratoga Automobile Museum and The Committee For Excessively Long Festival Names encompassed a series of events showcasing wine, food and design. Chrissy and I spent an hour sampling chocolate, fermented grape juice, chocolate, elaborate snacks, and more chocolate. This time around I strategically opted to de-drunk for ... Continue Reading