Friday, December 3, 2010

Ah well

Nice Guy Eddie’s is a divey sports and rock bar in the east Village at 5 Avenue A, right across Houston from the Mercury Lounge.
This review on YELP kinda sums it up:

“Delivers exactly what you ordered: cheap-ish beer, decent-ish wings, fairly empty, music selections that make you perk up to rock about one in five songs, friendly staff, dirty bathrooms.

.....Get what you neeeeed..…”
You can see their mural on street view.

KISS, by the way, dates all the way back to 1971-1972, when Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley abandoned their barband “Wicked Lester” and joined up with drummer Peter Criss, adding lead guitar Ace Frehley in January 1973. They played their first gig later that month in a club in Queens.

Since that time they have sold over 100 million albums worldwide, placed #9 on MTV’s “Greatest Metal Bands” list and were nominated for the R&R Hall of Fame in 2009 but failed to make it in. 

Ah well.

I just like the awesome mural on the outside.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

In Memoriam, from Kerry Kazmierowicztrimm

"Dear friends and loved ones of Lancelee James Trimm,
         This is Kerry, Lancelee's nephew. As many of you probably know by now, there will be a service for Lancelee on December 11th at 2pm at the Cornerstone Fellowship Church in Hoosick Falls, NY. What his family would ask from those who knew Lancelee is to use this as an opportunity not just to mourn his death, but also to celebrate his life and the things that mattered most to him: art, poetry, dance, and, of course, music.

         For anyone who wishes to, we would love to have you perform music, poetry, stories, or however else you would care to express your love and memories of Lancelee. This is to be a New Orleans Style Celebration of Life and we want it to to be filled with the same passion, joy, love, and eclectic artistic expression that are both such a part of that culture and Lancelee's personality, so, please, don't feel limited in the way you can express yourself. If you are interested in performing in any way, just message me your contact information to Lanceelee's Facebook account or to my e-mail at and I will call or message you back shortly after.
         You don't need to know what you want to perform when you contact me; we just want to make sure we can help provide you with what you need (instruments, sound systems, sufficient performance space, etc.) to allow you to express the art that means something to you, will mean a lot to us, and I'm sure would have meant everything to Lancelee.

Kerry Kazmierowicztrimm

hang on till tomorrow, come what may

The sun’ll come out, tomorrow
Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow...they’ll be sun.

Maria’s Tire Shop
250 East 139th Street

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Time heals

"Time heals what reason cannot."
Roman Philosopher, mid-1st century, AD.

Chanukah Sameach, 4:29pm

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Bennington Banner Obit

when the cold rains kept on

“You expected to be sad in the fall.
Part of you dies each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintry light. But you knew there would always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow again after it was frozen. When the cold rains kept on and killed the spring, it was as though a young person had died for no reason.”
Ernest Hemingway, 1899-1961 
Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954

and raise a glass

For all who care, LanceLee’s parents, Wayne and Melodee Trimm will be at the Bruckner Bar tonight at 8:00pm for dinner.
Please stop by to say hello, to help bear their sorrow and to share your memories of their son.

Monday, November 29, 2010

music, poetry, dance and love

From LanceLee’s nephew, Kerry:
“There will be a New Orleans Style Celebration of Life on Saturday December 11th, at 2pm at the Cornerstone Fellowship Church, corner of Route 22 and Johnson Hill Road, Hoosick Falls, New York, in honor of LanceLee James Trimm. Bring your music, poetry, dance and love. A reception will follow.
We will also be holding a celebration of Lance’s life in New York City in the near future and I will let you know as soon as we have the details. Thanks and love, Kerry.”

ClockTowerTenants mourn

 ClockTower #218 
BENNINGTON, Vt. -- A Hoosick Falls man was killed in a car accident Saturday blamed on roads slicked with black ice.
Bennington police said the crash happened at 5 p.m. on Route 7 when a 2000 GMC SUV lost control and rolled over several times in the grass median.
The driver, 21-year-old Lancelee J. Trimm of Hoosick Falls, was killed in the accident, police said.
Trimm's female passenger was out of the vehicle by the time police arrived and was transported to the SouthWestern Vermont Medical Center further care and treatment. No further information was available on her condition.
Police said Trimm was driving northbound on Route 7 and began to slide as the vehicle crossed a bridge. As the SUV was driving onto the median, the vehicle began to roll and came to a stop on its roof.
Police added that when they arrived on scene the road was slippery due to recent snow showers.
The crash is under investigation and police are asking anyone who saw the crash to call them at (802) 442-1030.