Loft Opera in Brooklyn

Underground Loft Opera is the new club scene in Gowanus, Brooklyn.

I wish my pictures had turned out better. The opera — The Marriage of Figaro — was amazing, thrilling, and hilarious, and the loft space in Gowanus is fantastic. Great to see the F train streaking across the night sky through the windows while the performers fill the spacious, filled-to-capacity loft with music and song.

Sign up for the Loft Opera mailing list or “Like” the “>Loft Opera Facebook page to find out about upcoming shows. The performance we saw got a well-deserved standing ovation — definitely worth checking out.

Running Songs that Are Great After You’ve Been Out There For Too Long But Probably Not Long Enough and Gone Too Far but Probably Not Far Enough But that’s Okay that’s All Right It’s All Good and Today Is Not the Kind of Day Where You’re Going to Beat Yourself Up Though Maybe You Ought to But You Just Shake Your Head and Smile and Say Fuck It, It Was a Good Run, It Was a Good Time, I Feel Fine and There’s No More Need to Think About It, Other than I Feel Fine

“Sunspot Baby” by Bob Seger
“She gave me a false address, took off with my American Express, Sunspot Baby, she sure had me way outguessed” — Too damn good.

“Sundown” by Gordon Lightfoot

“Sunday Girl” by Blondie
Please keep speaking in French to me for the rest of my life, Debbie Harry.

“Girlfriend in a Coma” by The Smiths

“Walk Like an Egyptian” by The Bangles

“Whisper to a Scream” by The Icicle Works

“Pure” by Lightening Seeds
I don’t know why I like it but I have to admit that I do. It’s like that horribly annoying jingle that that helps keep that climber going in Touching the Void even though his leg is broken and he’s delirious and pretty sure he’s been left for dead with no chance of being rescued.

“Take Your Mama” by Scissor Sisters

“Kodachrome” by Paul Simon

“Werewolves in London” by Warren Zevon
“He was looking for the place called Lee Ho Fook’s. Going to get a big dish of beef chow mein” — too damn good times ten. Always, always brings a smile to my face.

Running Songs that Are Great After You Got a Late Start After a Really Shitty Horrible Terrible Day and You Went Further Than You Thought You Were Going to Go and the Sun Has Just Set and No One Is Around and It’s Probably Not Safe To Be In this Particular Deserted Area When It’s Getting So Dark But You Feel Like You Can See What You Need to See and Everything Is Going to be All Right at Least for the Rest of this Night

“We Are Nowhere and It’s Now by Bright Eyes (with Emmylou Harris)

“Fake Empire” by The National

“Nightswimming” by R.E.M.

“There’s A Light (Over at the Frankenstein Place)” – Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack

“Lilies of the Valley” by Jun Miyake

“We Belong” by Pat Benatar

“Runaway” by The National

“No One Is To Blame” by Howard Jones

“Wake Up” by Arcade Fire

“Mad World” by Michael Andrews & Gary Jules (Donnie Darko soundtrack)

“Waves of Mutilation” (UK Surf Mix) by The Pixies

“Good to Be On the Road Back Home” by Cornershop

Worth Checking Out: Bandslam

“Everything I Own” – Vanessa Hudgens, from the movie Bandslam. Yes, I liked the movie very much. Don’t let the movie poster, or thoughts of High School Musical, scare you away. Got curious about this film after reading this. Glad I checked it out.