When I visited in May in the run up to moving here, I spotted this tag on a garbage can in Greenpoint.
Since then, I’ve seen Jim Joe’s handiwork everywhere, and I’ve tried to capture it every time I can.
So, who is Jim Joe, you ask?
According to this link at Subway Art Blog, he’s
“…a graffiti artist, currently hyperactive in New York City. He has made quite a name for himself with his simple, sometimes humorous writings, especially in the Lower East Side and East Village, where his tag is ubiquitous. He first caught the attention of Subway Art Blog in February for hitting up the Essex Street station on the J train.”
Fascinating. He’s got a website here, and is also on Twitter. The Subway Art Blog link above has the most comprehensive info I’ve seen so far.
You can see my photos by clicking on the Flickr badge above or here if you’re lazy.
I’ll be posting more as I see them. But if you spot any, please feel free to send along at email@example.com!
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SORRY: No update yesterday. My apologies. I had limited internet access. Womp Womp.
CURRENTLY: One of the nice little thing about Minneapolis is driving between the Twin Cities and the outlying burbs is listening to 89.3 The Current. It’s one of the best radio stations, period. Anyways, Craig Finn just took part in a little series they do on occasion (MSP-ians, help me out if I’m wrong) called Theft of the Dial, where guests DJ for a bit. Check it out. It’s a good listen. Plus, Mary Lucia!
WHA HAPPENED?: Please put this band out of their misery. I stood by this band for SO MANY BAD ALBUMS. You needed Matt Sharp, always. Always always always!
PURIFY YOURSELF: Happy Birthday, Purple Rain. Kurt Loder reminisces. It’s a nice, quick read.
WARM, FUZZY FEELING: Finally, someone casts Robin Williams in the right type of flick. Check out the trailer to “World’s Greatest Dad”, directed by Bobcat Goldthwait (!). Looks awesome.
NOPE: On the way back from the city this morning, and a few month removed from it, I attempted another spin of Saturdays=Youth by M83. I got about three songs in and had to shut it off. I guess I don’t hear what the rest of you do in their tunes. That said, their Pitchfork set looked fun enough from a distance, though.
RANDOM: Do you ever catch anyone’s tweets and think that maybe they meant to send them as text messages? (Those who use smartphone apps, you’re disqualified.)