I got into New York on Wednesday afternoon. I’ve been messing around with friends. Ava and I made an impromptu tour of area bakeries: Chinese, Jewish, and Italian. Our exploration of Chinatown brought us to a Chinese market where we had dinner. That did a lot to dispell the myth that the places where Chinese people eat are better. I’ve been eating bagels as much as possible.
I’m in New Jersey now with Evrim. We went with Annie and Sara to the city last night to see a “tribute” to James Brown by Rekha, a local DJ known for her Bollywood-based mixes. She totally disappointed us: there was some footage of James Brown in her video accompaniment, but no soul music whatsoever. She’s probably glad he’s dead.