Sunday, October 31, 2010
I chatted with Guy Trebay during the weekend I was at the Brooklyn Flea for the super DJ record fair. He is a regular there and covers it often for the Times. He is a witty, wry and intelligent observer of today's social mores and trends.
I had brought down a lot of stuff from the 80's music, art, fashion, and cultural scenes. Basically old clothes, old records, ACT UP and AREA tee shirts, club invites, Sex Pistols (see older post) promo posters, and more.
It was a great weekend - a perfect storm of sunny warm weather, good energy and people with money to spend and real interest in the items offered. A flea vendor's nirvana.
The following week Guy Trebay published a story about the record fair in his "Gimlet Eye" column in the NY Times on Thursdays. (link from post heading above)
He was kind enough to mention me and even kinder to find some relevance, humor, and a sympathetic insight into my life as it is now - and as it was then.
I was flattered.