Archive for September, 2009

Where Akudama and Lady Gaga Coalesce

September 14, 2009

Before the paparazzi, Akudama’s very own Calvin Pia had been blessed with the opportunity to take the stage with mega-star-to-be, Lady Gaga. The video might be a little toned down for all you “Gagas” out there, and what I mean by that is, she’s sitting there singing some bullshit song you’ve never heard as opposed to standing there, with no pants on, singing some bullshit song you hear everyday blaring out the window of a guapo’s Jetta, or from a muffled speaker above the chip isle in any Duane Reade (pronounced Dwan-Aye Re-odd-Aye).

The performance is as entertaining as watching Henry Fonda pick blueberries, which is honest to god a ten out of ten by Bitter End standards. Enjoy?

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I Will Be Glad Flash Mob / Pianos Residency

September 7, 2009

“White men in white suits, only in New York!” exclaims a giddy black man dressed in Ghanaian/union square hybrid drab. These are the kind of elated responses strewn from the mouths of lucky bystanders who happened to catch last Saturday’s live, choreographed, barber shop quartetted rendition of “I Will Be Glad.” We ended up doing the performance in Union/Washington Square Parks, as well as the Union Square subway platform. The idea was to try a new promotion technique, in specific regards to our upcoming residency at PIANOS  (158 Ludlow Lower East Side  9/8- 50’s themed, 9/15 80’s themed, 9/22 2050’s themed.)

Come dressed accordingly and receive prizes and praises. Come dressed like shit and we’ll force you to experience the night wearing Bose sound reduction headphones playing Jean-Claude Van Damme commentary on Time Cop commentary.

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