starlite, starbright

I heard a rumor that the now defunct Starlite Music Theatre was going to be demolished.   The former concert hall has been essentially abandoned since 1998 and is almost invisible from it’s location off Rt. 9 in Latham.   Starlite has warm memories for me, I remember seeing my first concert there, Smokey Robinson.   Starlite was also the location of my parent’s first date.   I always smile when I drive past, and when I heard it was going to be knocked down I decided to visit one last time.   There’s no greater photoset of the Starlite than Sebastien Barre’s, this is not a serious photo doc (hello I’m using an iPhone) but more so a little account of what I saw:

Outside of the ampitheater

And the most amazing part(s) inside the ampitheater

I can’t believe 14+ years later the rigging’s still there

One of many empty buildings

A collapsed open area




I remember hearing that the last event at the Starlite was the Shaker High School 1998 graduation.  Imagine my surprise when I found this (I sanitized my hands for days)


i’ve been distracted

So the lovely Krystal inspired me to update my little blog.  I love my corner of the web but I’ve just been distracted with work, family stuff, feeling chubby and scruffy.   So here’s what’s up.

I can explain the chubby part.  Snacks.  I really try hard to stay away from sweets but when I fail I fail hard.  I tried a bite of a Cadbury Cream Egg BAR that someone sent to the station.  Yes, a whole bar o’Cadbury Egg, that’s how they roll in the UK.   I’m pretty sure this bite sized piece had about 2,000 calories, and totally not vegan.   It was amazing.


When the circus came through we checked it out from the nosebleed section at the TU.  Seriously if you ever want the best seat in the house, go upper level, it was awesome.


I celebrated my birthday, so lucky!


I discovered a crazy, yet functional moss purse.   The ultimate spring accessory. 20120518-232803.jpg

Of course I sparkled more stuff. Here’s some color blocked frames


Made some delicious vegan meals.   Arugula, squash and mushrooms.   Awesome!


Made a quick trip to the city.   Managed to find the beauty in cabs.


Bought a rock bracelet, made me feel like Shera, Princess of Power.


Discovered a delicious vegan snack.  Housed this


Fit into an 8 year old t-shirt.  No really, that’s amazing that it still fits.  My metabolism was on warp speed 8 years ago.


Enjoyed Mother’s Day with the cutest cake ever (I only had a taste.)


Discovered some radio audio gems in my desk.  FLY92 from the early 90’s.  Listen here.


Discovered my new favorite beer (and I hate beer) Shipyard Applehead (apple beer!!!_


Frightened a Starbucks drive-thru peep with this crazy ass knot I got stuck in my hair while trying to rearrange my ponytail.   I know, I know, I shouldn’t be a lazy drive-thru user.


Fell more in love with my orange mani.   Tangerine Tango may be my favorite color of the year yet!!


Became more obsessed with this song.   Watch the video.  Love love love it.


Rocked my 7th grade basketball jersey during dropoff.   I’m too sexy for real grown up clothes before 9:30am.


Aand re-embarked on the summer spray tan.  The foot positions always remind me of a dance chart, now you’ll think of it to the next time you’re nekkid in a Mystic booth.


call me maybe

I’m totally obsessed with the Harvard baseball team’s lip sync/dance routine to Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe”

So cute!  Make sure you watch it.   Love the song too, Carly Rae rolled through the radio station a few weeks ago, sweetest girl ever!  Loved her hat.

where’d you go?

Ever have a random song pop into your head?  Not something you overheard but something that, out of nowhere, appears in your head.   That happened to me yesterday with Fort Minor, remember them?

Where’d they go??

How about Lady Sovereign? (not the actual video and not the clean version)

Glad I could get those songs in your head for the remainder of the day?   Any other one hit wonders from the last 10 years you ever think about?