By John Hood
Halloween comes around but once a year; the First Annual HALLOWYNWOOD, in contrast, happens but once in a lifetime. That’s why all the kooky cool creatives who live, work and/or play in the ‘hood known as Wynwood will be getting their spook on at The Armory this Saturday night. The way Niki Em explains it, we can all expect to have the single most fabulous fright night of our wild lives. Read on, you ghoulish guys and gals!
Culture Designers Chats Up Co-Captain Jordan Melnick
by: John Hood
Miami’s an amazing place — you know it, we know it, and so does everyone else. But the Magic City’s blogs make our town just a bit more amazing. Of the small slew worthy of merit and mention is Beached Miami, which this Saturday night marks its Second Birthday with a blowout bash starring top-notch locals at that perennial hotspot known as The Stage. To celebrate the occasion — and to herald Beached’s continuous keen — Culture Designers got with co-captain Jordan Melnick. Here’s what he had to say:
They said it couldn’t be done. Which was the wrong thing to say if they really didn’t want it to happen. See there’s a certain set of folks who take “No” for a green light and use doubt as if it were ammunition. To these types saying something can’t be done is akin to giving ‘em a back-handed push forward toward a follow-through; a follow-through those naysayers nayed in the first place.
Okay, so we hyperbolize. This really didn’t happen like that at all. When the Krisp cat Dean Taha first got with Product/81 point men Joel Fernandez and Alex Fernandez-Casais about having the band play the latter’s infamous Wynwood art house, nobody said anything couldn’t be done — they all just agreed it couldn’t be done then. Why? Krisp was on a hiatus. That’s why. Not surprising since the lads had spent the better part of their two year existence wowing Miamians in every joint that would have ‘em. So as much as the keen young guns wanted to step up to the stage for the opening of Brian Butler’s wowful and whimsical Fordistas 8 – Let’s Get Lost, the time just wasn’t right.