(Check out the view from the top! Brothers Doug and Mike Starn's "Big Bambu´, on the roof of the Met; all pics enlarge)
¡HOLA! Beep, beep, beep…
I've interrupted work on my next post to shout out a string of events. If you're traveling to NYC on these dates check them out. And if you're here already––well, what are you waiting for?
Ship of Cool
House knitters, come aboard! The WBAI Liquid Sound Lounge Summer Boat Party, lead by the doyenne of the decks, global DJ Jeanie Hopper and crew, sails on Friday, June 30th! This radio program is dedicated to the support of indie labels, performers, DJ's, artists and people of all everything world-wide––united by the music of what?––soulful house and dance. This fabulously friendly foot stomper sells out every year; put a stitch marker in your work now, get to the lounge, then buy tickets––and let's do a step!
And If You Haven't Reached The Summit…!
Yes, I know. It caught me off guard too, finding out that I was dancing to the last song (thank you Meghan!) of the last Soul Summit Music Festival of the season. Brooklyn's free and inclusive, family-friendly dance––yes, whole families dance together––and picnic, was issued only 2 permits this summer. Feh.
Nonetheless, despite the tug-o'-war over the contested space that is Fort Greene Park, you can show your support for this sensational group by shimmying over to the new Sugarland Outdoor Cafe´ at 609 Dekalb Avenue (corner of Nostrand Avenue). They're open weekends, from Friday; 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., sportin' a full dance floor, reasonable beverages and BBQ!
Bypass the Blockbusters For a Moment
Because you have only 4 more days to go to Premiere Brazil!, 2010. This amazing collaboration between MOMA and the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, showcases an evocative and beautiful array of works that'll open your mind to a culture of Brazil beyond soccer, samba, sex, and carnival.
And Check The Image ConsultantsWhooeee! The lineup of movies from Imagenation (big shouts to Moikgantsi Kgama and Gregory Gates) is straight up, indefatigably potent. Shown outdoors, free to the public and often combined with a performance, it's an all around sucess; Shimoda, bring your embroidery and let's hook up! Here's a delight for the family––Kirikou And The Soceress Thursday, July 29th. Me? It's The Other Side of the Water, with DJ Rara, Wednesday, July 28th. And that's just this week.
Later––It's Dinner TimeShucks, that's it for now, I have to go fill the interior so the exterior can keep it moving. I don't want y'all to think however, that all I've been doing is rippin' and runnin'. Here's a glimpse of a current work in progress.
(From fiber to almost fabulous; the colorway is Geisha, from Outback Fibers)
I just luuuvvv spinning mulberry silk––the result looks like molten metal. The end result of the knit sample will be a tank top to floss for Harlem Week (a whole other post) and beyond. FYI––the silk is singles, 24 w.p.i. spun on my Majacraft Suzie Pro. The swatch was machine knit on a Brother 930, tension 9. No Trina, it's not cheating. Some part of the process has to be speeded up, or when would I get to wear anything?