“You play for an hour and he would yell across the room, ‘Scribe!’ And I looked around. ‘Scribe? Who’s the scribe?’ And he’d say it again, now pointing at me. I was supposed to have written down everything we said and dreamt of and played. And I realized we needed an adult in the room. I’ve never been the one that one would consider the adult. It was an interesting dynamic.”
A gramaphone for your iPad. Well, this is just beyond ridiculous.
“I want this to be different” is the biggest leap of faith involved in the process of change. Everything after that is paperwork.
IOBY, an organization that matches green projects with funding sources, interviews Jessie Singer, Brooklyner, clyclist, and founder of the Ghost Bike project, which memorializes the death of a cyclist by installing a bike painted white at the site of the crash. It’s a powerful project, and she has a lot of insight as to how to make our streets more liveable, and our communities stronger.
Ok, full disclosure, I work for these guys occasionally, but it’s still an excellent project:
Through the Patagonia Ebay store, folks can now buy or sell used but still wearable Patagonia gear from their fellow customers. It is our company’s attempt to take responsibility for the products we make, to ensure they are used to the maximum extent possible before they eventually come back to us for recycling. You can find modern and vintage products for men, women and kids, as well as sign up to sell your own gear!
Today marks the start of the very first Greenpoint Film Festival! From Thursday to Sunday, head to Broadway Stages to check out films by David Lynch, Jonas Mekas, and lots of local film makers. There’s also panels, live music, Q&As, and plenty of afterparties. Program is here, come out and support local artists!