Very, very sad. It took 2 months for me to learn that a twitter buddy & awesome photographer Donald Agarrat, passed away back in September. One day he tweeted me asking to shoot my recording session, came & shot the session and made friends with everybody there! Musicians and engineers alike 🙂 Then, he came to the Harlem Arts Fest & shot us there…just because he wanted to and was a serious fan of the music. He brought a lot of light to some stressful moments and made everyone smile! ♥ ♥ Like, the nicest person, ever!
We’ve mainly kept in touch on twitter, and after not receiving a tweet from him in a while, I looked at his page to learn that he suddenly died, so young. He took these wonderful shots of us at The Bunker Studio in Brooklyn, which appears to be the last set of photos added to his flikr. Sending love. You will be missed, Donald!
If you don’t know about Govinda’s Vegetarian Lunch…well, now you do! Their menu changes everyday and a typical fb menu post looks like this:
“It is Thursday!!!!!! We have eggplant parm, quinoa salad, fresh sauteed kale, asparagus/ with mixed vegs, minestrone soup, rosemary bread, samosas, and black beans with sweet potato. And there are yummy chocolate cupcakes!!!! Cookies and cheesecake!”
It’s food prepared with love in the basement of the Hare Krishna Temple, Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir. Vegetarians and non vegetarians are likely to become hooked on this amazing food. I love their split pea soup, lentils, beet salad, and I always take an extra samosa home! The homemade bread is an added bonus.
Turn your cell phone off and plan to spend between $6-$12, depending on how hungry you are. Just leave room for the homemade desserts 🙂
Visit their Facebook Page and stop by for lunch Mon-Fri from 12:00-3:30. It’s located at 305 Schermerhorn St (between Bond & Nevins).
I’ll admit this blog started out of 50% frustration and 50% in response to constant questions, needs & concerns from artists.
The frustration? The notion that all artists are starving, broke, unhealthy. The idea that it’s okay for artists to work for free or as they put “exposure”. General public will learn to value artists.
The rest is all about being a resource available for artists of all disciplines (though as a musician, I’m sure these posts will be very musician-friendly and slightly biased) on eating and staying healthy (and #green), finding a few great fashion deals and living & loving happily.
Nobody ever said it was easy, but the struggle doesn’t have to show.