I am finally and at last back in NYC until the annular solar eclipse, after Woodstock → Cleveland → Gettysburg → Milano → Torino → Parma → Venice → Cornuda → Portland for Swimming Hole → Chocolate Cities CLE launch → DFW Conference → Paul → Shaw’s → Legacy → of → Letters → TypeCon. I’ll write something thoughtful later, I’m late. This is Geistlist.
Got a new stack of tapes from many of the above locations, though I’m waiting on a PAL/NTSC converter for the ones I found at the Turin fleamarket.
The City Reliquary, Williamsburg
Can you design a board game in 2 hours? Neither can we but we try anyway each month. Now at the City Reliquary, so even if you hate board games you can just have a chill late night at the museum enjoying the collection with pizza and drinks and board game designers. We were once featured on a Meetup TV ad.
Anthology Film Archives, East Village
John Wilson of How To has curated a series at Anthology. I highly recommend his collection of his own crew’s short films, which just had a third screening added September 5. It has some of the footage they had to cut from Burning Man. John brought a Citi Bike and dyed his white pants with yellow and brown. I will be at The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces tomorrow.
Life World, Gowanus
I have in my notes there’s something good at Lifeworld but I didn’t write what and I can’t find any info now at short notice. Might have been canceled, otherwise I’ll see you there. Reply if it was your thing.
MAAS Building, Philadelphia
Come to a guitar song based on a dream about a summer camp acid trip with your kids. Geistlist favorite Nathan Repasz is in it. Details forthcoming but you have the dates before anyone now.
One of the best substacks on the internet and whose format has inspired what you now read is doing a live show, and my only regret is that I won’t make it, due to aforementioned celestial event.
Mace Griffin is writing about music like 2007 music blogs are back. Yell your opinions at her and get mad at what she doesn’t like.
Sam Kriss, who stopped writing in 2021, has a new series called Numb in China, about being in China for a month and trying to understand housing, foxes, music, and drugs. Four is free but I think Two is my favorite. Six was just published and it’s magical journalism.