T Lo’s Weekend Pop Culture Reading List - Kittens, before we dash out the door for A WEEKEND OF SUN AND FUN ON FIRE ISLAND THANK YOU VERY MUCH, we of course must leave you with fabulous little ni...
Aug 11, 2007
gone with the Air
The other day, on my way to cross the bridge, I noticed something sad.
Twiropa was being leveled.
It had stood abandoned since Katrina; its big garage doors boarded up with plywood still spray painted with the ubiquitous "Don't Loot, We Shoot" warnings.
Now it's completely leveled. There's nothing there but rubble.
Oddly, I see that their website is still up and running, like the Flying Dutchman...which is even sadder for some reason.
I only went there perhaps four or five times. The bar made from a plane wing was pretty cool, I remember. One visit was, of course, for a showing of "Grey Gardens," but I think the most memorable was to see Air. Thombeau's mention of Air down there made me think about it. (Here's the poster for that very concert, by the way, I found someone trying to sell)
It was a pretty great concert, despite not so great acoustics. Anyway, here's a video of Air,
doing arguably their most popular song: