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A Reminder – Come See Our New Website

Just a quick reminder for you all – this page will come down in a few weeks and we’ll be at our new address exclusively.

Maybe you’ve seen it, but we have a new and improved website, and we’re now blogging over there. It’s pretty cool, because you can see not only our latest blog posts, but everything new that’s happening on our site AND in our spaces right there on the front page. We’re kind of smitten. Please check it out, and for continued blog reading, mark http://blog.fairfolksandagoat.com/ in your bookmarks! It will be the same stuff you’ve come to know and love, plus some.

See you over there!

The Team at Fair Folks & a Goat

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Blogging From a New Address

Hey there folks. Maybe you’ve seen it, but we have a new and improved website, and we’re now blogging over there. It’s pretty cool, because you can see not only our latest blog posts, but everything new that’s happening on our site AND in our spaces right there on the front page. We’re kind of smitten. Please check it out, and for continued blog reading, mark http://blog.fairfolksandagoat.com/ in your bookmarks! It will be the same stuff you’ve come to know and love, plus some.

See you over there!

Aurora and Anthony and Amy

Notes from the Digital Underground

Websites are wearisome. Wonders to create and even harder to maintain.

Initially, they take a ton of time and money. 2,000 pounds. Real money and real time straight from the bank account and straight from the sleep account. But also to be considered, heavily, is the loss of opportunity and ability to focus energies and assets in other areas such as sales, marketing, finance and development due to the necessary attention and capital needed in pushing the process forward. That opportunity cost is gigantic short term. Especially when you are trying to follow the NCAA tournament.

The Agony of Defeat

Some advise to update the frame and function of a website over the  holidays or during the summer when things slow down. The idea being you don’t take holidays or slow down during the summer. This includes such things as Christmas and Mardi Gras. Good luck!

Could be either

And that is just to build the ship, wait for the water to get warm. Then you have to sail. It doesn’t have brakes. It never stops. And the further you want to go, the further you set your sights, the more work it entails each and every day at sea. You can’t bite off more then you can chew.

More 80's

The maintenance cost in time is in direct correlation with the complexity of the site’s design. Keep this in mind when your brain is going on creative fantasies.  We are on our 4th version of the site in less than 2 years. Take small bites but don’t stop eating.

Terrible

The other frightening inevitably of the process is that as soon as you think you have  “it” where you want “it” to be, the world moves forward, and so must your digital presence. Even when you are on time you are late. And like so many facets of business, what doesn’t grow, dies. To keep up in today’s world, a company must demonstrate a constant continuation of growth not only in aesthetic design but functionality and purpose online. If you don’t get a little better you get much worse.  This means that sometimes you have to make the unfortunate decision to begin again despite the sense of satisfaction with something that, on the surface, may seem “finished” or “sufficient.”

We would like to thank Geoff Oliver of Plan8 Studios for his continued work and support, as well as Maggie Sage of M. Sage Design for all of her creative energy.

In addition, we would also like to thank Netta Ruth for her work and Blake Bertuccelli for his consultation.

 

Happy Tuesday,

Anthony

Shape of the Opening

Last Saturday, we had a fantastic opening reception for the Shape of the Line show in New York.  There was a great crowd, delicious punch, and, most importantly, gorgeous art.  If you missed it, come by next Tuesday, March 29 at 6:30pm to hear 3 of the featured artists give short talks on their work, or stop in any Saturday afternoon, between 1-6pm, through May 7 (rsvp for either to thegoat@fairfolksandagoat.com).  And, here a a few snapshots from the event:

Short Post About a Short Film

I didn’t watch the Oscars this year. I would be interested perhaps, but, then, I haven’t seen a single one of the films nominated, thus I don’t have the patience. It would essentially all be Greek to me.

But, I just saw this post over on Joanna’s blog about a short that won Sunday night, and it totally tickled my fancy. I’d watch this. And, it’s even showing in theaters!

Reminds me of some of the little things I’ve loved in so many classic films, all packed into 18 minutes.

Until next time,

Aurora

Shape of the Line

Shape of the Line, guest curated by Amanda Schneider, opens at Fair Folks in New York on Saturday, March 12.  We were such fans of Amanda’s fine art salon in Williamsburg, Dunham Place Salon, that we asked her to hop the river and put on a show for us, in Manhattan.  In “Shape of the Line,” she has brought together  work by emerging and established artists, across a variety of media, to explore the dynamic nature of the line. The work presented demonstrates how line can be more than a delineation of form: it can be a point in motion, it can be an illusion, and it can be the subject itself.  Please join us at the opening reception on March 12, 5-8pm, or any Saturday, 1-6pm through May 7.  And, you can purchase a catalogue here.  Here’s a sneak peak of a few of my favorite pieces that will be on view:

God Bless Tracy Lawrence

I don’t know, is this the greatest album cover ever? You tell me.

There is something about Valentines Day (and Fashion Week) that reminds me of one of the greatest singer songwriters in American (Country) Music (mid 90’s) History, Tracy Lawrence.  My personal favorite songs of his are “Alibis” and “Sticks and Stones.” However, in terms of music videos, nothing compares to this trio, all from the classic, untouchable, “I See it Now” album. Please watch in their entirety. This is really special, and proof that they really “don’t make em like they used to.”

Uno

Dos

Tres

Pretty amazing art direction, eh? Upon further investigation, I realized that these three are not the entire story. Anyone who can find the missing parts to these videos, ie sequels, prequels, etc, and be the first to send them to me, I will send one of our super groovy t-shirts.

Happy Valentines Day,

Anthony