Yes, this is where all the Alone, Together newsletters first started, with Issue 1. The intro letter was by Matt Romano, and although he called for folks to rename the newsletter (because technically the fan club was called “Alone, Together,” not the quarterly mail outs), I don’t think that ever came to fruition. EDITOR’S NOTE: […]
The cover letter of issue 2 of the Alone, Together Strokes fan club newsletter was written by longtime sound tech Matt Romano. The photo, taken by photographer Cody Smyth, depicts the scene before their October 31, 2002 Hammerstein Ballroom show.
Ok guys, it’s about to get real personal right now. Over the course of Strokes March Madness I’ve shown you Strokes shoelaces, old concert photos taken on 35mm film, old newspaper flyers, and even shared a mp3 of a cassette tape recording of a live Strokes show from 2001, but I have yet to put […]
For those of you who enjoyed yesterday’s Strokes March Madness post about my first Strokes show on September 28, 2001, here’s my (signed) setlist from that night at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel. The funniest thing though is something I found on the back of the setlist — someone (I think it may have been Fab) drew […]
The internet has already provided video for those who missed The Strokes performing “Taken for a Fool” on Letterman tonight:
One day when I was going through my stuff for Strokes March Madness I had a sudden epiphany — In the early 2000s I had a bizarre habit of recording tons of stuff on cassette tape, so I wondered if I might have recorded anything Strokes related. Lo and behold, I found a 90 minute […]
Got this hugenormous magnet of the Roseland Ballroom marquee when The Strokes played from the Alone, Together fan club. At the time I thought it was soooo hilarious that it read “THE STROKES – SOLD OUT” Ah, memories… Every day in for Strokes March Madness I’ll be posting something from my Strokes archive. Please tweet […]
Go get yourself a copy of The Strokes‘ new album, Angles. You’ve earned it.
You know how when people get up in age, they can turn into a crazy old cat lady? Well I’m realizing that after 20 days of consecutively posting about old Strokes memorabilia for Strokes March Madness month, I’m in the danger zone for being the archetype “crazy old Strokes lady.” Despite that chilling possibility, I’m […]
Here’s yet another old shot of Julian Casablancas from the Hammerstein Ballroom Strokes show on October 31, 2001. Every day in for Strokes March Madness I’ll be posting something from my Strokes archive. Please tweet or FB like if you enjoy where this is going.