I’m going to go with a firm NO. I’ve been having a lot of positive thoughts and feelings about the “scene,” lately and when I think about it, 3 distinct places or home bases if you will, come to mind: the Stanhope House, Eyeconik Records and Good Friend Electric– a music/art collective that lurks in the Underground of Brooklyn, NY. All three places have a handle in building/rebuilding this little community of musicians we have going on and all 3 places are made up of a small but growing group of dedicated people. GFE recently posted a note on facebook about their, for lack of a better term, eviction. Does this mean the collective responsible for Local Music February in the first place is dead? I don’t think so. GFE is what it is because of the ideas and the people behind them. It doesn’t matter where they’re housing their all night jammin’ dance binges as long as the hardworking people with the crazy ideas are still fueling them (which they are) and they’re still going with the craziest ideas they have instead of holding back. Expect GFE to take this hit, but to move on from it and to continue to flourish and expand. After all, GOOD FRIEND ELECTRIC IS PEOPLE. I know a lot of people have expressed their concern and support for the collective and that just shows that the community still thrives. So, we here at Bedside Manner bid you luck Good Friend Electric, and our support is with you. Click readmore for Tyler’s statement and the uproar of comments that followed. Oh…and a special little clip ;)…
If you’re reading this you probably know the charming, Robert Scheuerman. In fact, he’s probably taken a snap or two of you in his day. Anyway, I guess luck’s just not with this nice fellow for he was thieved for the second time, losing thousands of dollars of equipment, some of which was rented. Sounds like quite the pickle to me, but you can help! Here’s his statement:
“A few days ago, my car was broken into in the Brooklyn/Queens area of New York, and my camera bag was stolen. Roughly $4,500 worth of camera gear is now in the hands of an immoral degenerate who will probably go unpunished for his crimes. My entire livelihood was taken from me for the second time in less than three years. Now, I know what you’re thinking, ‘Well, why didn’t you have insurance for your stuff?’ and to be honest, I really don’t have a reason other than the fact that I haven’t been able to afford it since buying my camera in October. The worst part is: some of the gear in my bag was rented equipment, for which I need to recoup the cost of immediately, and I simply do not have the means to do so(especially without my camera). I’m leaving for a 2 month tour this Thursday(February 17th) and will only be home for a few days in March…” Click readmore for the rest of his statement and for a link to donate.
welcomes Erik Meier to the roster. Erik comes from South Jersey armed with layout design skills and a love for playing/experiencing music (I don’t think there has been a show at Good Friend Electric that I was at and he wasn’t!). Former mustacher and founder, Olivia Accardo recently took an opportunity in Los Angeles, California. Full disclosure of her new juncture awaits revelation, but it is LA, so assume the best! The whole story of that can be found HERE! Click readmore for more on Mustache Magazine and Good Friend Electric.
We all know that February brings us Black History Month, among other festivities, causes and holidays. Why not add another celebration to this 28 day stint? Tyler of Good Friend Electric out of Brooklyn proposes a challenge and we invite you to do the same. It’s already getting some buzz!