March Madness: Alone, Together Lottery Ticket

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 going to make good on my promise and keep posting these oldies but goodies until the end of the month.

I found this totally random Alone, Together lottery ticket in my pile o’ stuff. I can’t really remember what the ticket was supposed to win you. Maybe some special ticket to an upcoming show? A signed photo? A free hug from someone at Wiz Kid? Can anyone recall?

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.

March Madness: The Strokes Logo Plastic Bag

I think I may have gotten this bag during one of The Strokes‘ shows at the Theater at Madison Square Garden.

Featuring the classic Strokes logo in red on a white bag, this is a pretty nifty little item I found tucked away in a pile of stuff!

Every day in March I’ll be posting something from my Strokes archive. Please tweet or FB like if you enjoy where this is going.

March Madness: The Strokes Window Decal

I used to have this fairly large Strokes logo window decal stuck to my college dorm room window, facing a busy New York City avenue. It was my way of telling the world, that a Strokes fan was dwelling behind the constantly closed blinds.

I actually have no recollection of where I got the decal — I must’ve swiped it from a record store or something.

However, I do remember one time I heard a Strokes songs coming up through the vents in my suite. I totally freaked out, running out into the hallway, putting my ear next to all the neighboring doors, then inspecting the floor above me, but I couldn’t locate the source. It was only a couple months later that I figured out that the tunes were coming from the very cool owner of the shop directly below my room.

Every day in March I’ll be posting something from my Strokes archive. Please tweet or FB like if you enjoy where this is going.

March Madness: Nikolai Fraiture Interview from 2001

Today’s offering for Strokes March Madness: Here’s a 2001 interview that Nikolai Fraiture did with a college publication cleverly called Univercity.

My favorite part is when Niko is asked whether the band would change its sound over time or whether they would stick to what they were doing (in 2001), he responded, “For the moment, we’re happy with what we’re doing. But we’ll have to progress and change. We don’t know how it will take place, but we definitely hope to move on.”

March Madness: Alone, Together – Issue 4

Just getting this one in under the wire for Strokes March Madness month.

Back in the early 2000s, The Strokes had a paid fan club that you could join and receive mailed newsletters from the band.

Here’s the “ace” of a cover of the fourth newsletter from Winter 2003.

Love the slogan, “Forget What You Heard”!

March Madness: Nikolai Fraiture @ The Vanderbilt

Here’s another photo from that glorious night at The Strokes show in November 2001. This time it’s a photo of a young Nikolai Fraiture — clutching a beer, sporting a workman-style outfit, and donning that classic pageboy haircut.

Nikolai Fraiture
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