when my friend and frequent collaborator MAGIE asked me back in august to dj at her TWIN PEAKS-themed party in october celebrating the opening of her new tattoo shop THE BLACK LODGE TATTOO, i was simultaneously honored and horrified effective immediately.
so of course i said yes.
its no secret that i prefer to be behind the scenes creating stuff. even this blog is an avenue for me to keep writing, as i was at one point writing all the time going back to my former film column for THE DAILY TARGUM during my undergrad years at RUTGERS. despite my time public speaking as a teacher both in NYC and abroad for almost a decade, i am pretty reticent to be out in public generally and have no desire to be the focus of attention. even the radio show i do is largely me curating and listening to music i love in a closed room.
so i just wish to thank MAGIE publicly for allowing me the opportunity to participate and be a part of welcoming her new business venture, as well as forcing me out of my comfort zone. the event also included two other sets by fellow MAKERPARKRADIO.NYC DJs RAY of CHANNELS & WINDS and CHRIS of COMPOSITE BEAST, both of which you should look into and i have gone ahead and linked to their respective show archives. i'd also like to thank RAY specifically for his support at the event and letting me rub off some of his fearlessness.
my spotify playlist from the is linked HERE if interested. it was a mix of film score, soundtrack picks that any self-described fan of DAVID LYNCH would recognize and appreciate. enjoy.
photo manipulation by nacrowe
make sure to come out and support MAGIE SERPICA, a frequent collaborator and friend of DEER GOD who is celebrating the opening of her new NYC tattoo shop BLACK LODGE TATTOO with a night of fun at FLAGSHIP BREWERY this SUNDAY at 4PM.
somehow i'll be doing a solo DJ set, which both i'm excited and terrified about but either way you should come watch and support the local arts community.
photo by nacrowe
rounding off our series highlighting members of the DEER GOD TEAM is our consulting manager and frequent collaborator, MAGIE SERPICA. originally from BROOKLYN, she has been a staple of the arts, business and advocacy communities in STATEN ISLAND for years now.
her interests are wide-ranging, as he is a talented visual artist and musician, as seen in her work with fellow SHAOLIN native THERINA BELLA in their acoustic, riot grrrl outfit DOLLTITS. a TATTOO ARTIST by trade, MAGIE was recently voted STATEN ISLAND's "best tattoo artist" by local paper SI ADVANCE and has recently opened her new THE BLACK LODGE TATTOO shop.
i have a hard time keeping up with her whereabouts and activities, as she is constantly planning ART INSTALLATIONS and providing painting/drawing classes in association with PROJECTIVITY, but your best bet is to follow her instagram linked here, as well as listen to her weekly MAKERPARKRADIO.NYC radio show with co-host JEN GALLO called MAKE HER SPACE where they interview (mostly) female guests from the local arts and social justice communities in STATEN ISLAND and beyond.
us here at DEER GOD are happy to be involved with her and look forward to continue to collaborate with her on future projects.