It’s the end of 2012. It was a great year. Here are some things that made an impact on me. Not all necessarily of them are necessarily from this year, but this was the year that they entered my sphere.
Einstein on the Beach
I’ve had a subscription to BAM’s Next Wave Festival for ten years. Einstein on the Beach, Philip Glass and Robert Wilson’s 1976 opera, was the opener to this year’s festival, and it was by far the best thing I’ve ever seen at BAM and among the best experiences of music and performance that I’ve ever had. Continue reading “Looking Back on 2012: Justin Carter”
We caught this nice pair stretching out and getting down in a more spacious area of the House Of Yes two Saturdays ago. Meet Avi and Miss Vanilla, equally dressed to impress in their own clothing lines!
MSN: What brought you here? Avi: Actually, my friend, Vanilla, she invited me. I was going to her house tonight and she was was like, “Yo, you wanna go to a house party?” and I said, “Why not!” MSN: So you’ve never been to one of these parties before? Avi: I’ve been to house music parties before but not this particular one. MSN: Any one or two that you remember particularly? Avi: Name-wise, no! It’s always been random for me. MSN: What do you like about the parties you go to, or what do you like about house music? Avi: The beat, and the groove! It just continues on and on and on. Like, “house music all night long.” It’s literally that! MSN: Do you listen to dance music at home? Avi: Yes, I definitely do. MSN: Do you download mixes, or just listen to whatever you find? Avi: Mostly whatever I find, because I find that music is so deep, and there’s so many artists out there, that it’s so hard to keep up, you know what I mean? So I just try to download whatever I find here and there. MSN: What are your interests, passions? Avi: I just graduated, I’m a graphic designer. I have a little clothing brand, it’s called Contemporary Negro. But that name might change in the future though. Continue reading “Mr. And Ms. Saturday Night: April 14th”
If you were partying with us at 12-turn-13 this past Saturday, we don’t need to tell you how brutally cold it was, especially on that roof. Well, despite the fact that their coats were still in coat check, and that their clothing was especially light, Mister Henry Andrew and Miss Devon were resilient and patient enough to spend a few chilly minutes with us on the roof. Thanks guys for freezing your butts off, so that we could take a minute to get to know you.
MSN: Where are you guys from? Devon:I live in Brooklyn now, but I’m from Jacksonville, Florida. Henry Andrew: I’m originally from San Diego. I’ve lived in NJ, and right now I’m in the Upper West Side. MSN: And what do you do? Henry Andrew:We dance! Devon: I do graphic design mostly. Henry Andrew: OH! You mean what we do, like, for our lives. I thought you meant here! I DANCE! We make other people dance, and they don’t like it! No no no – she graphic designs, and I’m a massage therapist. MSN: Oh wow! You’re the second massage therapist that we’ve interviewed at these parties. Henry Andrew: Well, find me the first and I bet I’ll know them! Devon: Massage therapist – like “touchin’.” Henry Andrew: Touchin’ people.