Monday, August 25, 2008

Best event press release I've received EVER

Dear Lovely Soft Skullers,

So, um, [nervous twitching] I was wondering....what are you doing this Thursday night? I know, I know, its a little forward of me, and we hardly know each other, but I've been giving this a lot of though, and I think it's time we take it to the next level. Oh no! Wait! Just hear me out....

THIS THURSDAY - A Soft Skull double feature down in Bed-Stuy....featuring the Dynamic Duo of Erick Lyle and Josh Macphee will be at the 123 Community Space! Bring your friends and loved ones! Bring a date whose opinion of you is uncertain, who you wish to impress with your amazing literary taste and connection to community!

Here's a bit more info:

Erick Lyle/Josh MacPhee
Thursday, August 28th
8:30 PM
123 Community Space
123 Tompkins, Brooklyn, NY

Erick and Josh will talk about their new books, tell stories and show pictures for you to look at. Erick recently released On the Lower Frequencies, a remix of the very best of his SCAM zine with some great new writing. Josh put together Reproduce & Revolt, a collection of over 500 public domain political graphics from 100 plus artists from around the big old world.

DIRECTIONS FOR YOU:

By Big Stinky Subway:

Take the G to Myrtle-Willoughby, walk one block up Myrtle in the direction of the gas station, (as opposed to the playground). Make a right on Tompkins, which should be the first street you come to.

J/M/Z Trains-
Take J/M/Z to Myrtle Ave, then walk four blocks down Myrtle. You should go by Lewis Ave, Marcus Garvey and Throop Ave. before you get to Tompkins Ave, which you make a left on. Another option, since they're four sorta long blocks, is to take the B54 bus on Myrtle.


By Your Awful Fixed Speed Bike:

From Williamsburgh Bridge-
Get on Broadway, which is on the other side of the bridge from where the bike path lets out. The safest way to do that is to loop around under the bridge. Make a left on Broadway and take it all the way to Myrtle, turn right on Myrtle and go four blocks to Tompkins Ave, which you turn right on. 123 is the first storefront on your left hand side

From Manhattan Bridge-
Go Right on Sands St. (the street under the bridge both bike paths let you out at) until it ends at the NYPD Tow Pound, then make another right on Navy St., turn left under the BQE at Park Ave. Take Park Ave. all the way to Tompkins Ave., which comes after Nostrand and Marcy. Make a right and go to 123 Tompkins Ave, which is on the left hand side of the street after Myrtle.

From Brooklyn Bridge-
Get on Tillary (the major street you're on when you get off the bridge), turn left until Tillary turns into Park Ave. Take Park Ave. all the way to Tompkins Ave., which comes after Nostrand and Marcy. Make a right and go to 123 Tompkins Ave, which is on the left hand side of the street after Myrtle.

By Speedboat

Get in your speedboat. Start the engine. Not working? Did you fill up the gas tank this week? No? Because gas prices are too high and you already spent all your tax-return money on buying the actual speedboat? Serves you right; get on the stinky subway.


SEE YOU THERE!
love,
Soft Skull Press

3 comments:

Joelle said...

My husband and I both ride fixed gear (speed) bikes, so thanks for the directions. We're on the west coast though, so we shouldda left a few weeks ago in order to make. Hell, I'd never make it that far, fixie or no. Thanks for sharing.

H. L. Dyer said...

Highly awesome.

And the directions for "By Speedboat" are just as effective here in Chicago...

Suzanne said...

lol. Maybe I should write my press released for work like that...