We at the Brick House Cooperative proudly today revealed my redesign of thebrick.house front page: a triptych folding-grid apparatus with a lot of weird stretchy layout logic, inspired by deconstructed old Scribner’s front cover with two later additions McMansioned onto it.
Speaking of good writing floating in just the right unadvertised corners of the internet, I read a really wonderful ¶ written by Adlan. It’s the first one: How to Party with Garret Mukai.
When I design image-heavy layouts I often make use random-image placeholder services like placekitten.com to test image cropping out, but now in this polyptych research rabbit hole I instead want one that serves up a random @BoschBot. Maybe I’ll code that, probably I won’t. Thing’s like the Infinite Jest of medieval paintings: the feet have feet.
One of my prepandemic well-publicized secrets was to force myself up on a bike to MoMA by 7:00am on first Wednesdays. The museum had a monthly early-morning yoga thing in the lobby atrium there that attracted a lot of yoga-type people but I would skip right past that to the fifth floor and have Starry Night all to myself in an empty gallery it seemed nobody else knew was opening during the big-name-yogi yoga.
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Witness a strange collective who I helped take over a little history museum. I’m with them rehearsing now. I have no idea what’s going down but someone’s smelling the air in a treehouse and I had one of the best nights discussing comfort & affliction with its organizer Emily at Swift a month ago. Should be strange and obtuse, and you can hang out behind/around the bar with me.
Come birding in McCarren Park with local legendary ornithologist & rooftop DJ Gabriel Willow and me this Saturday. Binoculars not needed. Concealed drinks encouraged. Excitement for the commonest of species shared. We all hang out after, and I think I can sneak you into a weird art fest thing if you want.
BIRD SHOW’s last day is June 5. Come celebrate its run on Wednesday, June 1. Drop in whenever from 6 to 9:30pm. Featuring live remixed birdsong by, once again, Gabriel Willow, who maddeningly has a Wikipedia page. He’s the kind of guy you after-afterparty with post-Flocktail.
Please do spread this one around, hoping it’s as wild a 109-person/1-duck blast as the opening: birdshow.cityreliquary.org.
Every Nth Monday at Wonderville from 7 to 10pm, loosely hosted by yours truly, with live text-only commentary by forgotten film blogger (the films, not the blogger) FORT90. I could use some more VHSs to stock the backup pile with, so please reply if you want to USPS Media Mail any.