ON PAUSE.

_MG_6168I love Trill Copy and everything it stands for,but I’ve been on hiatus for a bit. In the meantime, I’ve written a short film “milkingitmovie.com,” and updated my personal work website, “fredgynoel.com.” Don’t lose hope. I’ll be up and posting VERY soon. And I’ve got a lot to share and some amazing contributors to introduce. So please hold tight. More to come.

LOOK OF THE DAY–12.31.13

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JACKET: IF SIX WAS NINE

SWEATER: UNIQLO

JEANS: 7 FOR ALL MANKIND

SOX: CHRISTMAS GIFT

BOOTS: DUNE

LOOK OF THE DAY—12.30.13

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TOP:  FOREVER 21

SKIRT: H&M

TIGHTS: DUANE READE

BOOTS: MIZZ MOOZ

COUSIN MAX BERLIN 2012

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WHERE ARE YOU NOW?

“In my apartment in Neukölln, Berlin.”

WHERE ARE YOU COMING FROM?

“A haircut appointment with my cousin Fredgy.”

WHERE ARE YOU GOING?

“To rehearsals for my Shakespeare in Görlitzer Park play that I wrote.”

BREAKFAST CLUB BERLIN 2012

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WHERE ARE YOU NOW?

“Inside my cafe in Berlin.”

WHERE ARE YOU COMING FROM?

N/A

WHERE ARE YOU GOING?

N/A

 

SOLANGE—BOWERY BALLROOM—DECEMBER 11, 2012

“Tell meeee the truth boy…”

I couldn’t get the song out of my head. It had become my birthday anthem. I requested it everywhere I could and gave hell if the song was not available. But on December 11, 2012, my dreams came true. Solange, in all her 70′s chic glory performed her new record “True.” Everyone from St. Vincent to Beyonce was there. There was no extra security or extra ego. We were all there to share in a chill night of dancing and swaying. Solange’s voice was magnificent. Her band was on point, and Dev Hynes, the genius producer behind the record, took the stage like a rockstar. We danced like no one was watching and Beyonce’s ponytail stayed in a continuous bobbing motion. Well done Solange.

 

 

R.KELLY—MADISON SQUARE GARDEN—NOVEMBER 22, 2012

 

The holidays can be pretty depressing. As lovely as it is to see friends and family, it can also be incredibly draining. Last Thanksgiving, I decided to treat Thanksgiving a little differently. Instead of dealing with traffic and delays, I dealt with the “R’a.” Yes. Mr. Robert Kelly himself. I walked into Madison Square Garden on the eve of Thanksgiving and asked the teller for a great seat for 1. He asked how much I wanted to spend..I said $80, and for that amount I was front and center at the R. Kelly “Single Ladies” tour. The crowd was filled with African-American men and women in their mid-40′s to mid-50′s, 5 hipsters, and me. Liquor was floating everywhere and the theatre felt like someone’s living room…cozy, warm, and safe.

 

 

R. Kelly did not disappoint. With a bar backdrop and women everywhere, he proceeded to perform almost every song from his repertoire. Performing songs from a repertoire that spans from 1992-present is not an easy task. But not only did he perform these songs, but he did each accompanying remix. By the end of the night I was swaying with a room full of strangers while singing “I Believe I Can Fly,” and for those 3 short minutes, I did.

 

 

love, peace, and nappyness,

fredgy

MADONNA—MADISON SQUARE GARDEN—NOVEMBER 12, 2012

I saw her AGAIN! And like the other shows, she was Amazing. Stunning. Inspiring. Erotic. Scandalous.

To see Madonna at Madison Square Garden is pretty monumental. The venue traps the energy of her fans and her spirit. It was a movement. I felt like I was in a trance as the church bells rang in the introduction and I stayed in that trance right until the end. In this show she did not speak about politics or spirituality, instead she spoke about the devastation of hurricane Sandy. Living in New York during this disaster was not easy.  Many people lost their electricity, homes, and sadly their lives. So when Madonna began to talk about the need of unity and money, it made perfect sense. What also made perfect sense was the strip tease she performed for the sake of fundraising. In her words, “If you’re going to look up the crack of my ass, you better give me some cash baby!” Needless to say, she raised a lot of money that night.

love, peace, and nappyness,

fredgy

 

TEMPERS—PUBLIC ASSEMBLY—OCTOBER 17, 2012

Remember that first time you saw “Drive?” The movie was hypnotic and the music was sick. “Tempers” could have been on that soundtrack. She sings as if no one is watching (but she knows everyone is) and he stares off into space. They’re like two islands on the stage; sharing the same body of water…listless. It was entrancing. And I want to hear more.

love, peace, and nappyness,

fredgy

SUCH HOUNDS—BOWERY ELECTRIC—OCTOBER 19, 2012

Sometimes you find a band that you want to just rock out to. “Such Hounds” is the kind of band that you want to rock out with. I saw these guys perform at the Bowery Electric during CMJ week.  After a surprise performance from the Counting Crows (kind of random), they came out to a crowd of true fans. Their music is Americana at its best; full-bodied, precise, and loud! The lyrics and melodies are super catchy and the band performed each song as if it were their last. I look forward to their album release!

love, peace, and nappyness,

fredgy