Posted in To Do | music on April 24, 2009


"The pivotal scene in Dumbo (1941), for instance, is the transformation of consciousness and augmentation of capacity -- in this case, the big-eared elephant's motor skills -- via a hallucinatory delirium brought on when the dejected pachyderm drinks a barrel full of water into which, unbeknownst to him, a bottle of spirits had been accidentally spilled. To the foreboding lyrics and serpentine melody of "Pink Elephants on Parade," Dumbo begins seeing things "you know that ain't" (a succession of fractals and geometrical patterns, forms morphing into new ones, and scenes of Oriental mystery and erotica), then passes into oblivion, from which he wakes up in the highest branches of a tree. Thus Dumbo earns his wings not through an act of obeisance to the Ten Commandments but in the throes of a psychotropic-induced visionary state." []
Grand Central Station in NYC is celebrating Earth Day today (4/24) and Saturday. There's food, face painting, yoga, recycling, live music and much more. Dar Williams will be there today at 5:45. Full schedule below.

Strangely, today's Grand Central schedule also includes a "BREAK" due to "Noise Ordinance" today from 2-5pm. This is fueling rumors that The Dead, who are in town (again) to play Nassau Coliseum tonight (4/24) and MSG tomorrow (4/25) will show up for a secret show (again). It's probably not true, but if you have nothing better to do and want to head over there based on that, at least there are plenty of other eco-friendly diversions to keep you busy.

The Dead played Letterman last night. Video of that, and full Grand Central music schedule below...

Grand Central

Musical Performances for Friday, April 24th

Noon: Terri Mason

12:20 -12:50 The Subliminals

1:10- 2:00 Gandalf Murphy

BREAK (Noise Ordinance) 2p-5p

5:00-5:30 Spiritchild with DJ Oja

5:45-6:30 Dar Williams

6:45-7:15 Maya Azucena

Musical Performances for Saturday, April 25th
11:00 Manhattan samba band

Noon: Terri Mason

12:20- 12:45The Earthman Experience

1:00-1:30 Pink Noise

1:45-2:15 TK Wonder & Duke B.

2:30-3:00 MetroSonics

3:15 -4:00P Chris Barron

4:15-5:00 Judah Tribe



Comments (8)

OK, I'll take a walk over to GCT.

Posted by drewo | April 24, 2009 2:49 PM

let us know

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2009 2:51 PM

anybody know if the dead are there?

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2009 3:05 PM

unconfirmed sighting of bobby eating an arby's sandwich on track 6

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2009 3:18 PM

As of 3:15, no sign of the Dead.

But the 3:31 to Poughkeepsie has been switched to track 28.

Posted by drewo | April 24, 2009 3:24 PM

Further unconfirmed reports that a conductor was seen on track 109, drivin' that train. High on cocaine.

Posted by Brian Farrelly | April 24, 2009 3:24 PM

Great - more clueless bumbling idiots to contribute to the already hectic clusterfuck that is my Friday commute.

Posted by TGIF | April 24, 2009 3:43 PM

earth day is so old. will it just die already?

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2009 2:26 AM

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