~DASH SNOW MEMORIAL/EAST RIVER
MEMORIAL for DASH SNOW
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2009 / 3:30-7 PM
EAST RIVER AMPHITHEATER – on THE EAST RIVER
3 BLOCKS SOUTH OF HOUSTON / 2 BLOCKS SOUTH of WILLIAMSBURG BRIDGE / WALKING BRIDGE AT CHERRY ST.
ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND.
DASH SNOW MEMORIAL. EAST RIVER AMPHITHEATER/BANDSHELL. OCT 1, 2009
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH
does anybody else remember when the amphitheater, was a burned-out graff headquarters ?
a seriously broken down and abandoned building … a very scary clubhouse for countless generations of bad boys, across a wide spectrum – kids from the hood, some as young as 9 yrs., and their big bros – smoking cigs & weed with the hipster punks. sharing spray paint tips. looking to fall thru the cracks, or fly.
OCT 2: also having a bad week – PATRICK GRIFFIN and KATHY GRAYSON . . . the stress of the NYC art scene is often unforgiving on its most talented forces. tell me about it.
. . . tell DASH SNOW. the memorial was bittersweet. the weather was appropriately sad, cloudy and moody – but as if in respect for the small, diversely talented mostly downtown contingent – though always seeming on the verge of storm, the weather held, rain never came and the open air proceedings were able to progress unhampered. the stage was dominated by musician friends of Dash’s playing their music, sharing his fav songs and briefly relating affectionate remembrances … of happier times, and some wild times, too. T.V. BABY’S Matt and Brain closed the day … and then everyone, everyone was invited with great hospitality to the PINK PONY for food & drink. I think the most poignant aspect of the day, apart from the almost-rain, Jade’s presence and words, and seeing little round-faced baby Secret – was the sight of the 2 white flags that flanked the stage, fluttering in the wind, with Dash’s bubble tag stamped large upon them. one could sense the depth of the shared sorrow, love and respect for Dash – deep in the souls of these dark clad NYC hipsters who between them covered many different scenes, and came from both sides of the divide, those of privileged upbringing and those up from the hard streets. I don’t know if its unique to NYC, but I know this – at some point it’s only about talent. if you get past that guarded hipster exterior, on both sides of the divide – you will find a unique creative spirit – trying to navigate the city’s harsh reality. balancing talent, aspiration, and hurdles – of all kinds – and keeping up the party – is a tough balancing act for all . . . sometimes its exactly the most gifted who can’t make it through.
I know some doubt it, but I have no hesitation in adding DASH SNOW to the small but proud list of downtown live-hard play-hard legends. its always sad to watch them flame-out – but there is no mistaking the flare.
CHRISTOPHE DE MENIL.
DAN COLEN and AGATHE SNOW.
HOPE ATHERTON, MEREDITH DARROW.
VITO SCHNABEL. (2nd row. in green)
center: THE GRIFFIN BROS – PATRICK and SEAN.
(center 1st row)
WADE OATES of THE VIRGINS and photographer SEAN VEGEZZI.
photographer NAOMI FISHER.
photographer TERRY RICHARDSON.
at the PINK PONY – MATT of TV BABY.
JADE and MATT.
KARIN NELSON, recently on board at V MAGAZINE, contributes to the PULSE – ‘WHAT I’M WEARING NOW’,
celeb fashion section in the NEW TIMES STYLE SECTION/WEEKENDS.
(She did that recent one with MILLA JOVOVICH !!/OCT 4, 2009)
BRAIN of TV BABY. not such a great pic – but you can see why he has the name.
Dash’s friends made a commemorative CD of his fav songs – with an inset booklet of sweet pix.
which they gave out after the East River memorial.
‘Dash Snow – This song’s for you’
DASH and SECRET.
(photo from CD booklet – photographer not credited)
bye DASH SNOW.
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH / unless otherwise noted.