This small series was a collaborative piece between Ethan Swan (text) from the now defunct band Silk Flowers and myself. I'm still glad Brendan Fowler asked us to do the piece for ANP Quarterly magazine - It really serves as an important time document for New York City in 2010. Here's the foreword from Ethan Swan, published in ANP Quarterly, Volume 2 Number 5:
"In December of 2008, Silk Flowers, the band I play with, received a Myspace message asking if we would perform at the weekly Wierd Party at Home Sweet Home, in lower Manhattan, NY. We were a new band, having played our first show just three months previous, and we were thrilled by the attention. Without much background information or any expectations of the show, we accepted the invitation. That night at Wierd would prove to be one of our favorite shows ever, not just with this band but throughout or lives. 16 months later, I've attended the party countless times, seeing both Wierd mainstays like Martial Canterel, Epee Du Bois and Led Er Est, and "crossover" acts like Blank Dogs and Nite Jewel. Inspired by the extremely deliberate and supportive community built around the party, the following article draws upon the months of conversations I've had about Wire with its founders, acolytes, fans and admirers."