Monday, October 31, 2016
Tuli Kupferberg Memorial at the Sidewalk Cafe - The first post in a long while
Wow, it's been months since I posted anything. It's not that I haven't been taking photos - because I have - but because I've been lazy about putting them together.
So why today? Simple: yesterday I came into the city to cruise around on a CitiBike. I first rode down to the Lower East Side, expecting to stop by The Van Der Plas Gallery on Orchard Street. Adrian was busy getting the next event put together so I said hi and goodbye and hopped a bike and rode up to the Sidewalk Cafe on Avenue A, expecting to have a beer and then head home.
When I got there I learned that there was going to be a birthday memorial for the late Tuli Kupferberg and instead of saying Fug- gedabout it, I stayed and took some photos.
One of the musicians, Rachel Swaner of the group R², emailed me to ask if any of the photos I took came out good. I think these did. Rachel Swaner is on the accordion and Rebecca Tilles is playing a guitar - not that you can see much of it in the photo - the guitar, that is.
If I get another chance to hear them, I will because they play well together and have a lovely sound.
Their next show is in Williamsburg (that's in Brooklyn for readers unfamiliar with NYC) at Pete's Candy Store on 12/10 at 8PM. Go hear them if you can.
And I will post a few more pics sometime soon - of other people remembering Tuli.