To My Dear Bro, Jean-Michel Basquiat

I saw Jean-Michel Basquiat. Or actually I didn’t see him HIM because he’s dead, and that would be weird, but I saw his art. Finally. And this is significant because we sort of have a history together. Maybe a one-way relationship that’s not actually a relationship, but here’s what I mean.   My very first post was about Basquiat. Or actually my very first post was about me, but only because it was an Intro, and also because it’s my blog so I write about myself. I would write about you, but I don’t know who you are, so can’t...

Ricky Gervais sent me a tweet, and other stuff happened

First off, let me start by telling you that coming back from vacation and asking your colleagues ‘I look tan, right?’ is not the best possible idea. Let’s just say a room full of pale, office dwellers won’t appreciate that type of commentary. No matter how well intended it was. Or was it? Also, my face is now suffering from an extreme case of freckles. So, it’s like I’ve been punished by gods themselves. But in a really gentle and sort of who cares type of way. So who cares.   And then I made it to the weekend on...

Mearon Naman – interview with a poet

So, I actually went and did something semi-professional for you guys – I conducted my first ever interview, mind you, with a poet. And he’s a real person, and he writes poems, and I have been following him on Instagram for a while now because they also happen to be really good. And in a world of Instagram, and shitty posts, this counts for a lot. He also has 10K followers, so that’s a celebrity yall. This was conducted via Instagram messenger, and might have been the world’s first ever Instagram interview. So, casually making history. Just saying. Also, this...

And now we know who Jenny Lawson is. At least I do.

OK you guys, I saw Jenny Lawson tonight. Those of you who don’t know who she is, well you suck. No you don’t, but seriously you should read her books. She has only two and they are an average reasonable book size. Plus they’re super hilarious, so you should definitely go for it. I’m a fan. And I have my reasons, which you can deduct from my post Who is Jenny Lawson. But today, she had a book reading and signing for her new release Furiously Happy. And I wasn’t going to go at first because I’m a lazy fan....

Who is Jenny Lawson?

Let me add some additional justification to the part ‘book’ in the name of this blog (those of you first readers of this blog go here and here to gain a better understanding of what’s happening (and yes, I am tricking you into visiting more of my posts, you totally got me)). Anyhow, another book I will be forcing you to read is Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson. There will be an unexpected twist to this post but I can’t tell you what it is yet because that’s sort of what makes it unexpected. Here is a...

‘Basquiat: The Unknown notebooks’ – The unseen exhibition

All right. Let me justify the name of this website (misspelled, but still) and write something about Brooklyn. Brooklyn was founded in 1683…kidding. We’re not going that deep. Just yet. Although some background on history eventually wouldn’t hurt (the year is true though, I did look it up). What could be a more fitting subject topic for a blog on Brooklyn, than going to the Brooklyn Museum for an exhibition of a Brooklyn-born artist? Nothing (and yes, because all three contain the word Brooklyn). So I decided to go. And it was Thursday, and I did have my 9-to-5-cubicle-work-day, but...