The launch party we threw at the Tribeca Cinema in NYC last month was a blast. Arranged by Flavorpill and my team at Wired, the aim was to go from powerpoint to punk rock, extending as far as possible from the regular book party model to bring the Long Tail to life with a concert of indie artists. Bands that performed included Spank Rock, the Brazilian Girls, Aloe Blacc, James Murphy (DFA/LCD Soundsystem), with a special appearance by David Byrne.
This short video by M ss ng P eces gives a taste of the incredible evening, interspersing performance clips with brief interviews with the artists. It's marred only by a few interview with me, where you can see what a guy looks like on the last day of a two week international book tour. I was beat and it showed. But everyone else looked and sounded fabulous.