Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Tonight, at the Knitting Factory!

It looks like we'll be going on around 10pm (not 8pm as previously posted).

Paul's back! And we've got an awesome new cover.

This show is gonna be sweet--at 10pm.


Monday, May 15, 2006

DEAR DIARY: Wicked bored.

Dear Diary,
We're soooo bored. What should we do until our Dr.McCabe's appointment?!? (besides bend our retainer to make it look like we've been wearing it) We already checked and there are no sara lee mini pound cakes left in the freezer... and we did all our homework (it was cinchy)...and we've already seen this episode of Duck Tales. We could practice the viola...naaaaah. OK- guess we'll just have to call Marie and see if she wants to make another haunted house in the basement.
Anne & Sydney
The Hazzards


Tuesday, May 16th, 2006
The Knitting Factory - Tap Room
74 Leonard Street
New York, NY 10013
$8, ticketweb.com
with Beat Strings, the Go Station and Morning Theft!
(Beard and Mustache Championships upstairs!)

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

The Hazzards' WednesdayNight Make Out Party
Josh Grosvent and Peacock's Penny Arcade! SOUSAPHONE!

Saturday, May 20th, 2006
The Shark Show
Mo Pitkin's House of Satisfaction
34 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Here is a quiz I made about Portland.

Dear Blog,

Here is a quiz I made about Portland.

True or False:

1. We ate a donut with bacon on it!
2. Our hotel was haunted by a pimp ghost!
3. Will is henceforth to be referred to as Colonel Brandy!
4. We were all sad Andy wasn't there!
5. Brian Kenny Fresno was there!
6. We all rode bikes to see naked ladies!



1. True.
We did eat a donut with bacon on it! And it came that way right from the store!! After some serious hanging out and shoe shopping, we met up with Oliver and he took us to Voo Doo Doughnuts. They got CRAZY donuts at Voo Doo Doughnuts. We ordered a selection and took them back to our hotel bar. Anne called the taxi company. She said, "Pick us up at Voo Doo Doughnuts. Do you know where that is?"
The guy on the phone said, "Oh yeah, I know where that is. Are you having a vegan donut?"
Anne said, "No, we're having a donut with bacon on it."
The guy said, "What?"
Anne said, "Bacon."
The guy said, "What?"
Anne said, "Bacon!"
At our hotel bar, we drank pitchers of Ruby Beer, played cards, and had a donut tasting party. These are some of the donuts we tasted: Maple Bacon, Apple Fritter, Froot Loops, something with grape pixie stick on the top, Mango-Tang, and regular. We considered opening up our own donut shop in Brooklyn, and worked out our business plan, which was mainly just a list of other donut flavors we'd make. The only one I can remember is the Smores donut, which would be filled with marshmallow fluff, frosted with chocolate, and sprinkled with graham cracker crumbs. Doesn't that sound good? Our donut store is going to be so successful! Too bad we wrote our business plan on the back of a menu--not sure where that menu is anymore.
Another thing you can get at Voo Doo Doughnuts is married. They have several wedding packages to choose from, including a "non-legal commitment". Oliver and I were seriously considering getting Donut-Committed until we found out that you didn't get a Donut-commitment certificate or mug or anything at the end. Basically, it's just a pretend wedding, with donuts, for all your friends to watch. We felt weird about that, especially without the certificate.

2. True.
Our hotel was haunted! We stayed at The White Eagle which was once an old saloon. In fact, it is still a saloon. It's got a bar downstairs, and rooms to stay in upstairs. In olden saloon days, the rooms upstairs were used by hookers. Now the rooms are used by The Hazzards and nice, middle-aged tourist couples.
We heard a rumor that it had ghosts before we got there (or maybe we read it on their website). When we were checking in, Anne asked the bartentender/concierge what kind of ghosts there were. The bartender/concierge said, "A hooker, a pimp, and a john." We kind of didn't believe him, because it seemed like he just made up all the different kinds of prostitution ghosts.
Anne and Delphine didn't want to get haunted during the night, so I told them that they could tell the ghosts they didn't want to interact, and the ghosts would leave them alone. All they had to do was go to their room and say, "Ghosts, we do not want to see you." I told them to do that on the great authority that my mom told me you could do that, which is true, except I think she told me to do that when I was worried about aliens one time. Anyway, they didn't see any ghosts, and I never saw any aliens, so I guess it works.
I can't say enough good things about The White Eagle. I loved staying there and it was totally cheap. Plus, there was an awesome bar downstairs that took care of everything we needed. I highly recommend the Ruby Beer, tater tots, and back yard garden. And a big shout-out to our myspace friend who told us about Ruby Beer--it's exactly what we mean when we say, "girl beer," except less sweet, so you can drink way more.

3. True.
Amanda and Jenn informed us that a lot of people, when they move to Portland, give themselves new, Portland names. Amanda and Jenn used to live in New York, so they don't have Portland names, they just kept their regular names.
We thought we should have Portland names, too. Here is a picture of Oliver and Will enjoying cigars and brandy at Portland's The Kennedy School. Will's Portland name is Colonel Brandy. Anne's Portland name is Flarb, short for a very delicious Thai delicacy. Hannah's Portland name is She-Ra. My Porland name is PB, which is short for Pear Brandy. While in Portland I developed a very popular stand-up act where I used a snifter, and my catch phrase was, "I'll have more. . . pear brandy!" Oliver's Portland name is controversial as no one is quite sure whether it's Sanch or Doctor Smokes. Paul does not have a Portland name, he also just kept his regular name.

4. True.
We love Andy! He couldn't come because he was working on his circus.

5. False.
We played an awesome show at Fez Ballroom. They were super nice to us, and we had a great time! Brian Kenny Fresno was not there, but a gentleman named "Speed Limit" was. He went on right before us, and reminded us a little bit of Brian Kenny Fresno.
After we played, Speed Limit came back stage to give us a compliment. He asked us, "What inspired you people to do what you do?"
Anne walked away to pack up her glockenspiel, and I answered, "Fun."
Speed Limit said, "Yeah. I was talking to my friend and I said, 'Whether or not you like them, you gotta respect those girls. They're on a national tour.'"

There were lots of other, awesome people there: Oliver & Hannah of The Debate Society; Amanda and Jenn; Delphine, who came down all the way from Seattle; Paul's prom date; all our awesome new friends from Insight/Out; Radio Vison, who let us use their sweet, sweet drums; ReLoba; and lots of awesome new internet friends.

Artie is Hannah, Paul and Oliver's curling teacher. He came to the show. He loved hugging and dancing! He may have referred to us as loose women in front of someone's mom, though. And we're totally NOT loose women.

This is us with Pauly from Smoochknob. He's one of our new internet friends. He and his rad girlfriend were there. Pauly was nice enough to tape the show for us. Yow!

6. False.
SOME OF US rode bikes to see naked ladies. Anne & Will did not see naked ladies. Oliver, Hannah, Paul and Sydney did. Trick question!

How did you do?


PS - Thanks, The Debate Society. I totally stole all your pictures. Don't be mad!

PPS - I also have a story to tell about the holder of the 10th highest score in Missile Command.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

The Hazzards on FUSE!

Gay Boyfriend can currently be seen on the FUSE show Munchies Tuesdays at 11pm! Shut Up and Make Out will be up there soon!! Holla.


This is from our friend Catherine. She's awesome. Check it out!!



The Come Out & Play Festival seeks to provide a forum for new types of public games and play. We want to bring together a public eager to rediscover the world around them through play with designers interested in producing innovative new games and experiences.


Come Out & Play is the first festival dedicated to street games. It is three days of play, talks and celebration, all focused on street games. The festival will have a headquarters where participants can learn about upcoming games and see documentation of completed games (location to be announced). The games themselves will be run in a variety of public locations around New York City. From massive multi-player walk-in events to carefully constructed play performances, there will be something for every type of player. Throughout the festival players and designers will have the chance to interact during games and panels and jointly conceive the future of this growing form.

Street games is an inclusive term for real world games and game-like performances that transform urban public spaces in meaningful ways. Games played in public spaces are an increasingly popular phenomenon and often mix performance art and urban play, inviting players and spectators to re-examine the tapestry of the city. From city-wide scavenger hunts to the real-life games of Pac-Man played around Washington Square Park, these games invite participants to collaboratively re-imagine their surroundings through a set of simple rules. Players begin to see the very layout of the streets as a game board and never look at the city grid quite the same way again.

The festival will feature roughly 15 official events from September 22-24, 2006. Events will take place throughout New York City at a variety of locations and times.

Come Out & Play will enable artists and game designers to exchange ideas and work in front of and with a diverse audience. During the three-day festival, New Yorkers will engage with playful art pieces and games, discovering meaningful and emergent ways to interact in the public spaces of New York City. This festival will provide a unique opportunity for artists and game designers to meet and create engaging experiences for the public.

For more information visit:


APPLICATION :: To apply, visit www.comeoutandplay.org/submit.php and fill out an application form.


NOTIFICATION :: We will notify you by e-mail if your game has been accepted into the festival schedule by July 14, 2006.

We look forward to reading your proposal.


Submission deadline: June 30

Notifications: July 14

Festival: September 22-24


Email us at info@comeoutandplay.org


Don't have a game, but still want to play or be involved? Visit comeoutandplay.org to sign up for alerts about the festival.