ELIZABETH RECHTER: New York City
Who inspires you?
Map makers, Vincent van Gogh, and Jack Keroauc Best advice ever received?
Traveling is the best thing a person can do.
What’s your vice?
How would you define love?
Tis the season for spring cleaning! Even though doing chores may seem tedious and time consuming, go into your spring cleaning this year with a positive mindset. Keeping a clean house has been studied time and time again and researchers have found that not only does a clean house benefit your physical health, it also benefits your mind. Consider these advantages that come from just a bit of elbow grease:
Mindfulness: The act of organizing and ridding your personal space of clutter can be a form of meditation. You see what you need and what you don’t need in your life and (instant gratification) you toss it out. Putting your papers, books, clothes, and other odds and ends where you want them gives a sense of control and clarity.
Get Fit: Pushing a heavy Hoover vacuum cleaner may tone your arms. Scrubbing the bathtub can get your heart pumping and release endorphines. Carrying a basket of laundry up the stairs can help tone your legs…just think, you can have a toned body and a clean place.
Music Therapy: Not up on the latest buzz bands? While you clean, turn on your favorite playlist, Pandora station, or just listen to latest releases on Hypem. Bump up your speakers and jam out to all the songs you’ve missed. Music helps you move faster and can help cut cleaning time down.
Y&P is digging the beats electro-popper Penguin Prison drops in his remix of Denver band, Churchill’s song “Change” from their 2012 album EPChange. Churchill’s songs are noted as having a “kaleidoscopic” sounds which Penguin Prison does an excellent job capturing in his own style.
Listen to the remix:
Churchill is currently on a college tour with Phillip Phillips and will follow that up with an April/May support slot for PINK! in Europe. Full tour dates and more info here.
“Marco Benevento has unveiled a new video for “This Is How It Goes.” Premiered by Alarm Magazine, the track is one of two collaborations on his most recent album TigerFace with Kalmia Traver of Rubblebucket adding vocals. Traver appears in the video alongside Benevento and his band comprised of bassist Dave Dreiwitz and drummer Andy Borger.
It has also been announced that Benevento’s label, The Royal Potato Family, will reissue his debut studio album, Invisible Baby, on limited edition blue LP for Record Store Day 2013. The recording, which was originally released in 2008, turns five this year. It features songs including “Bus Ride,” “The Real Morning Party” and “Atari” that have become staples in Benevento’s repertoire.Upon its initial release, David Fricke of Rolling Stone wrote: “On Invisible Baby, Benevento sculpts his pieces with playful weirdness (the insect-dance hook of ‘The Real Morning Party’) and addresses the melodies and spaces in ‘Ruby’ and ‘You Must Be a Lion’ with heated grace. He can go long and wild: swinging between rude-synth fun and high-speed piano breaks as if he were both Keith Emerson and McCoy Tyner.
Benevento maintains a heavy tour schedule through the spring in support of TigerFace.”
Upcoming shows include:
March 21 | Snoe.Down | Killington, VT
March 30 | BSP Lounge | Kingston, NY
April 1 | Beachland Tavern | Cleveland, OH
April 2 | Club Cafe | Pittsburgh, PA
April 3 | Woodlands Tavern | Columbus, OH
April 4 | Cosmic Charlie’s | Lexington, KY
April 5 | Zazoo’s | Louisville, KY April 6 | 2720 Cherokee | St. Louis, MO April 7 | Schuba’s | Chicago, IL April 18 | The Great Scott | Boston, MA * April 19 | The Blockley | Philadelphia, PA ** April 20 | Brooklyn Bowl | Brooklyn, NY ***
April 26 | Republic | New Orleans, LA ^
April 27 | The Maple Leaf | New Orleans, LA
May 1 | Howling Wolf | New Orleans, LA #
May 15 | Chameleon | Lancaster, PA ^^
May 16 | The Hamilton | Washington, DC ^^^
May 17 | 8×10 | Baltimore, MD ^^^
May 18 | The Southern | Charlottesville, VA ^^^
May 23 | Fete | Providence, RI *
May 24 | Strange Creek | Greenfield, MA
May 25 | Dark Star Jubilee | Thornville, OH
June 21 | Fairfest | Fairfield, IA
June 27 | Bari In Jazz | Bari, Italy
June 28 | Dancity Festival | Foligno, Italy
August 2-4 | Pickathon | Happy Valley, OR
August 16-17 | Equifunk | Equinunk, PA
* w/ Diamond Doves
* w/ Everyone Orchestra & Diamond Doves
*** w/ The Mike Dillon Band & Diamond Doves
# Megalomaniac’s Ball w/ Midnight Disturbers, Mike Dillon Band & more
^ w/ The Soul Rebels & George Porter’s Tryptophunk
^^ w/ Slackwater News
^^^ w/ Jocie Adams & Arc Iris
American financier and co-founder of NYC investment firm, Neuberger Berman, Roy R. Neuberger (1903-2010, aged 107) lived in NYC for 101 years and he was an extremely important patron to the arts. Having been orphaned at a young age, Roy had to find his way in the world. In his 20s, he spent time living in Paris, wandering throughout museums and making friends in the art world.
He found his success when he “drew on youthful passions for stock trading and art to build one of Wall Street’s most venerable partnerships (Neuberger Berman) and one of the country’s largest private collections of 20th-century masterpieces,” (NYT).
Here are Roy Neuberger’s “Rules for Investing”:
Be flexible. It is imperative that you be willing to change your thoughts to meet new conditions.
Take your temperament into account. Recognize whether you are by nature very speculative or just the opposite.
Be broad-gauged. Diversify your investments, make sure that some of your principal is kept safe, and try to increase your income as well as your capital.
Always remember that there are many ways to skin a cat. Each [great investor] has been successful in his own way.
Be skeptical. To repeat a few well-worn useful phrases: Dig for yourself. Be from Missouri. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.