We planned to fish on November 1st. This was going to be the grand debut performance for ADDYA Hooks on the Long Island Sound. Yes, November first would be a little late in the season and there was a bit of a risk regarding the weather, but we hoped it’d be one of those beautiful crisp autumn days on Long Island Sound, that we’d bundle up well for the ride on the boat, and that once we reached a nice, calm spot, the fish would be biting.
And I hiked the week before up in Cold Spring, New York, on just such a perfect autumn day. In preparation for this grand fishing trip, we designed a jersey. It was something we’d been working on for a while, tossing ideas back and forth with a local artist here in New York City, and in the process we also got a new logo for ADDYA Hooks: a graffiti-style striped bass, poised to bite down on a sharp ADDYA Hook:
Alas, October ended and November brought windy, rainy, choppy weather to Long Island Sound. Our captain, Mike, canceled the trip and told us that, unfortunately, he was taking his charter-boat out of the water for the season. Foiled by the weather. Our fishing trip was postponed.
But we are hopeful still for a bright autumn day, even as I type this blog-post on November 12th, 2014. Last week we met in the city to see Fernanda Perfeito and Peter Quentin Smith perform show tunes at Jadite, a gallery in Manhattan’s Theater District. Debraj and I met the Brazilian artist, Muráh, and admired his paintings. I got to practice my Portuguese with Fernanda and Muráh. And we took a few pictures there, in our new jerseys. Murah’s bright geometric-butterflies, houses, and sunflowers, accompanied by Fernanda and Pete’s lively performance of “Girl from Ipanema” and “I am 30 going on 40” were a perfect way to debut our new T-shirts, and it was an honor to be present at this gallery opening!
We wish great success to our artistic friends, and we hope for sunny skies so that we can get out on the water soon. Check out xn--smln-coab/ for more.
Fernanda and Pete put on a wonderful show, and they be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Muráh’s work is on-display at Jadite Gallery. Contact email@example.com