“But me I’m a single cell
On a serpent’s tongue
There is muddy field
Where a garden was
And I’m glad you got away
But I’m still stuck out here
My clothes are soaking wet
From your brother’s tears”—Poison Oak is a hell of a song.
As for credentials, here are some of the things I’ve named:
Svpply (snobby social shopping) Varsity Bookmarking (link-based interview magazine) 10,000 (TBA athletic apparel) General Projects (design studio) Work Of (maker community and store) Mined (TBA digital marketplace) Lookwork (visual RSS for professionals) Lunch League (foodie clothing line) Embrella Group (design consultancy)
I loved this post. It got me thinking about all the projects I’ve named/co-named.
“We went from an opening act to headliners, first in half-theaters, then full theaters, then half-arenas to full arenas, all within a span of around six weeks.”—Joe Jonas, describing what product-market fit feels like.
“They must also be sensitive to differences in state temperaments – the brashness of Sydney, the frontier rawness of Brisbane, the liberalism of Melbourne, the respectability of Adelaide, the parochialism of Hobart.”—Nice, succinct description of Australia’s states in one word.
Pitchfork: When was the last time you did a day job?
JV: I was in North Carolina and I was working in a kitchen. It really truly did suck the soul out of me. I was angry. I was a grill person and it angered me. Every moment I was in there I felt I was defacing my destiny or something. Like I was disrupting the time-space continuum by being in that kitchen because I was so out of place.
”—Great old interview with Bon Iver, describing beautifully what it feels like to be out of place.