Love is the Message

Friday, January 11th, 2008 | All Things, Drinks, Friends

At the cool LITM in Jersey City tonight for MLF’s birthday celebration. This Newark Avenue hot spot was named for an album by Philadelphia funk rock band MFSB, and has been a fixture of downtown’s “Restaurant Row” since it was opened by the JC-native sibling team of Jerome and Jelynne Jardiniano in October 2003.

For the occasion, LW had reserved the back space of this bar-lounge-gallery, on whose walls she had mounted an exhibition of about 20 of her beautiful photographs, all featuring the woman of honor.

LITM Gallery

Over the course of the evening, we each were given the opportunity to title the piece of our choice. Originators of the best titles, as judged by the artist, may see a new photo in their future. Fingers crossed!

Always good times celebrating with MLF, and reconnecting with old friends.

In addition to the occasional private party, LITM features Sunday night film screenings, live music performances, and rotating art exhibitions. (On display tonight: paintings by local self-taught artist Ken Bastard.) And perhaps most importantly, to accompany all those potent potables: good tunes.

Just wait ‘til tomorrow
I guess that’s what they all say
Just before they fall apart

— New Order, Regret

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There are 4 Comments ... Love is the Message

January 15, 2008

You love that song.

January 15, 2008

You don’t? I was happily surprised to hear it that night in Jersey City. Classic New Order: all Peter Hook bass, dancy beats, catchy pop melody, melancholy yet ridiculous lyrics. Probably the best single the band put out in the 1990s — what’s not to love?

January 15, 2008

I love their songs, but I think the lyrics are nonsense.

January 17, 2008

I’m pretty good lookin’ 🙂

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