TO READ · 07/17/2015
The Next Next Next Next Next Next Level
We hosted a party to celebrate The Next Next Level, which is a new book by Leon Neyfakh about rap, music, friendship, and what it means to be a fan. The book is incredible. The party was nice, too!
Let’s cue up some photos:
Meet Leon. Leon wrote the book that we are celebrating tonight!
A.D.I.D.A.S.: All Day I Dream About Spanikopita
What is happening in this picture.
This is David Shapiro. In addition to bequeathing his musical sensibilities to the party, he is also a writer who wrote a really good book which you can add to cart right now. YEE!
(Shortly before dropping Beenie Man’s “Dude” and the crowd went wild.)
Edible microphones in precious-metal colors by Amirah Kassem of Flour Shop. What an ingenious lass she is.
Looks like someone needs a refill!
One big happy four-eyed family.
Fun fact: the man with the sick tattoos is named Jon-Jon Goulian, and he is the author of an incredible book with the incredible title of The Man in the Gray Flannel Skirt. Try it. You’ll like it.
Mark Krotov of Melville House toasts the man of the hour by forcefully jabbing his forefinger in the air. Best way to do it!
These two are definitely hatching a plan.
This is Teddy Blanks. Teddy is a polymath whose talents include design, music, and a general mastery of impeccable moves.
Here is Teddy performing. Look at those mesmerizing hips. They don’t lie.
Letting the music wash over her in a wave.
Post-performance hug game: superb.
“You know what they say: success in business is 50% hard work and 50% the right cigar.”