MIX IT UP
The 26th annual MIX FESTIVAL opens today and seriously if you’re queer or queer friendly you MUST check it out! Radical beauties from around the world have taken over an enormous warehouse in Gowanus and outfitted it with dozens of largescale installations where tons of film screenings, performances and parties will happen all week!
We’re particularly excited about BOY WOLF's 30 min live performance on FRI at 11pm, Jason Ryan Yamas' “Not Me, Murphy” SAT at 8pm & DJ's ECON & VIV's all vynl all night long deep house set on Sat night.
Oh and did we mention that MIX NYC is an inclusive and diverse queer space where ANYTHING CAN AND WILL HAPPEN?! Yeah its pretty much the most exciting thing in the world this week. Check out the website, put some spandex on and fly over the rainbow!!!
As I mourned by the sea, two images came to mind, watermarking the paper-colored sky. The first was the face of his wife, Laurie. She was his mirror; in her eyes you can see his kindness, sincerity, and empathy. The second was the ‘great big clipper ship that he longed to board, from the lyrics of his masterpiece, ‘Heroin.’ I envisioned it waiting for him beneath the constellation formed by the souls of the poets he so wished to join. Before I slept, I searched for the significance of the date — October 27 — and found it to be the birthday of both Dylan Thomas and Sylvia Plath. Lou had chosen the perfect day to set sail — the day of poets, on Sunday morning, the world behind him.
--Patti Smith on Lou Reed
THE HOUSES »« THE HORCRUXES
"Or perhaps in Slytherin,
You’ll make your real friends,
Those cunning folk use any means,
To achieve their ends.”
ONE WEEK ☽☆☾ NO MUGGLES ALLOWED
A new video from Big Dipper! Watch “Dick Hang Low” and download the track for free at BD’s soundcloud. The rapper, whose mixtape THICK LIFE drops on 10/22, is playing our Halloween party, make sure you’re there for all the MEAT!