Wednesday, March 30, 2005
Tuesday, March 29, 2005
Glitter, glitter, sequins, glitter
Guess what we did this weekend. . . . We shot a NEW VIDEO! It's for our song Shut Up and Make Out. Of course, it was soooo awesome!
The crew and the technical team were amazing and when I got to peek through the monitor it looked unbelievable. Anne and I were wearing gold sequined dresses and makeup fit for a drag queen. The production design and the movie star lighting blew my mind! We got 35 of our friends in a room and made them makeout in front of the camera for us. That was pretty nice of them. My boyfriend was too busy being AD, so I was assigned another makeout partner. Anne's boyfriend broke his hand the night before the shoot, so she got a last minute makeout partner replacement, too. It was extremely strange to have Oliver come in and give me notes from the director on how to kiss someone else. He was pretty cool about it, but it made me feel so weird.
Seriously, I don't know how I am going to wait a whole month for this thing to get edited. Big shout outs to everybody who helped and who kissed!
There was gold glitter everywhere, and I still have one clump glued to my eyelid that I can't get off. Everyday I sweep up all the sequins in my apartment, but everyday there are mysteriously more.
Oh my god, I can't wait to see our new video!
Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Full Tilt Living
Hey, have you read my mom's newsletter? She'll fix you right up!
Friday, March 18, 2005
A quick note for you (folded like a triangle)
We're in Mr. Alberti's class and we are soooooooooooooo bored. He totally just pulled that drop a pencil and have a girl student pick it up trick! We hate Mr. Perverti! ...and the stupid change he jangles in his pockets. GROSS!
Just wanted to tell you that we'll be on DR.DEMENTO this weekend! Tune in! Request us!
Also, we're playing/pizza partying with Mike Birbiglia and friends on Tuesday. Seriously, next Tuesday might be the best day of our lives: Pizza, Mike Birbiglia, and all his hilarious BFFS?! Seriously awesome.
We're going to Philly this weekend, but we'll be back wicked soon!
Anne & Sydney
See you in Philly tonight, 3/18! www.themanhattanroom.com
Gay Boyfriend on DR.DEMENTO!
*Tune in March 19-20*
Make requests at 562-ODD-TUNE (562-633-8863) or Online.
Tuesday, March 22nd
Mike Birbiglia's Comedy & Pizza
@ The MARQUEE
356 Bowery (between Great Jones & E. 4th)
Featuring: Mike Birbiglia, The Hazzards, John Mulaney, Jon Benjamin...and more!
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Thursday, March 17, 2005
For all your old-school wrestling needs...
WRESTLER OF THE WEEK
I believe it will become a very useful resource.
"Gay guys are the best!"
Somehow we missed our interview in HX last week...
Artist to Talk About: The Hazzards
Once upon a time, Sydney Maresca and Anne Harris (aka The Hazzards, who perform monthly at hipster haunt Galapagos), produced a video for their ukulele/Casio track “Gay Boyfriend” and posted it on the Internet. Within months, it had been downloaded a million times. Their American debut, the EP So Pretty, is a witty indie pop gem. I chatted with the girls recently about their love for music and ’mos.
BB How did you two meet?
SM Friends introduced us because we both play ukulele.
AH They said, “You guys are weird. Talk to each other.”
BB What attracted you to the ukulele?
SM It’s small and cute.
BB What’s the source of your lyrics?
AH Our lives. “Shut Up and Make Out” is about guys who talk too much instead of getting busy.
SM And “Gay Boyfriend” is about our straight boyfriends being mean to us and our gay boyfriends being great.
AH Gay guys are the best!
Will you grab a copy for us next time you're at Therapy, Blog?
P.S. Did you know that HX stands for Homo Xtra? They said so themselves. Awesome!
Tuesday, March 15, 2005
We have finally arrived on the novelty music scene! Dr. Demento will be playing the So Pretty version of Gay Boyfriend this weekend as is stated in the following email. Sweet!
Many thanks for sending the CD.
"Gay Boyfriend" will be on the Dr Demento show scheduled for next weekend, March 19-20.
A list of stations carrying the show can be found at http://mypage.iu.edu/~jbmorris/
Best of success with this!
BTW, the number for the Dr. Demento Request Line is: 562-ODD-TUNE (562-633-8863). Or if you wanted to request a song online, go here: http://www.clamhead.com/drdrequest.php
Sunday, March 13, 2005
Dear Diary: Our Benjamin Franklin Report
Today we gave our stupid oral report on Benjamin Franklin to the whole class. In addition to all that flying a kite in a lightening storm stuff, we also talked about how he was famous for being a scientist, an inventor, a statesman, a printer, a philosopher, a musician, and an economist. And also he lived in Philadelphia. We reeeaaaally need extra credit- we're still grounded from last term's D in work habits! So we thought it was a great idea to dress up in knickers, a grey wig, and glasses (we even stuffed our coat because Benjamin Franklin was kind of fat). Mrs. Cioffari seemed to like it but eveyone else said we looked stupid. And it kind of made us sweat a lot.
We hope we got an A. Man, do we miss Jack in the Box (and eating ketchup packets with Kelly.)
Sydney & Anne
Come see the Hazzards 3 times this week!
Benefit for www.nyc-rapemap.org
484 Union Ave, Williamsburg
Featuring music by Les Sans Culottes, the Hazzards, Xavier with Comandante Zero, and DJ Shotnez
Anne & Sydney @ NO HITTING
Mickey's Blue Room
171 Ave C (bet. 10th & 11th)
Subways: F to 2nd Ave, L to 1st Ave
$3 cover, cheap drinks
Featuring the awesome comedy of Becky Donohue, Jeff Mac, Jesse Joyce,Liz Laufer, Keith Price, Jessica Wood and The Hazzards!
The full band in PHILADELPHIA!
The Manhattan Room
15 W Girard Ave.
Philadelphia, Pa 19125
The Northern Hues, Fashion Design (Chapel Hill, NC.), and Page France (IN.)
Friday, March 11, 2005
Yeah, so it's not Project Runway, but I am on an episode of Faking It (as a designer, not a ukulele pop star). It airs tonight on TLC at 10pm.
When they were taping it, we had no idea what the show was, all they told us was: It's a reality show about designers, it's going to be fun, and, "Don't worry, we're not going to do anything mean."
Turns out, we're all trying to pass a test as "Fashion Designers" in front of a panel of judges. And one of us isn't really a fashion designer, she's from the army and just back from Iraq!
If you are at home and have cable, let me know if I embarass myself too much--or if they did anything mean in post-production.
P.S. See you in Philadelphia next week!
Thursday, March 10, 2005
Monday, March 07, 2005
I think I speak for Sydney when I say that A) Horses are pretty. B) We wish someone would buy us a horse or pony. ...and C) If we did have a horse or a pony we would definitely let him play with THIS. That would be the best.
Ahh, remember when we played with The Bravery at the Cutting Room just about a year ago? ...And a highschool jazz band opened for us all? Now the Bravery dudes are selling out venues all over the place and (allegedly) have no time for even Kate Moss. Way to go, SAM!!
You can find The Hazzards and The Bravery together again, on this awesome blog: http://chartrigger.blogspot.com.
Just like the good old days, only on the world wide information super highway.
Sunday, March 06, 2005
DEAR DIARY: Spiral Curls are so Cute!
We can’t believe we thought it was a good idea to get a home perm. Hannah came over yesterday and gave us perms while our mom was at the grocery store. We gave Hannah Sun-In. We were going to be so cute with spiral curls!
We guess we didn’t read the instructions right, because it smelled like burning hair and stung like crazy. When we took it out, it was straight in front and curly on the sides. Now we look like poodles with flattops. So embarrassing! (We even cried once—don’t tell!) Do you think anyone would notice if we wore a hat until it grows out? We have a really cute velvet hat, but everyone calls us Blossom when we wear it. What’s worse, being called a poodle or being called Blossom? Maybe we’ll just wear French braids. Perms stink!
Sydney & Anne
P.S. We're coming to Philadelphia soon!!
P.P.S Hannah's hair turned out really cute.
The Hazzards Wednesday Night Makeout Party!
70 North 6th Street btwn. Kent and Wythe
Phoebe Kreutz - www.phoebekreutz.com
The Handsome Public - www.thehandsomepublic.com
The Hazzards - www.hazzards.com
3/16: The Full band at Union Pool!
3/17: Anne & Sydney at Mickey's Blue Room!
3/18: The full band at the Manhattan Room in