The Daily Footprint 11/10/09

Escaped the cubicle
North 3rd and Kent

This is what happens when you quit your corporate job.

It seems there are a lot of people throwing caution to the wind and quitting their jobs, even with the still tenuous economical situation. My cousin Sam quit her cushy job and is now a full time artist and designer. And her first project involves your ass (hopefully).

Rules and details are here. 100 bucks and bragging rights to show off what your momma gave you? Not bad.

Drummer Jerry Fuchs Dies at 338 Berry in Elevator Shaft Fall

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Jerry Fuchs, the 34-year old drummer for such bands as !!!, The Juan Maclean, and Maserati, died early Sunday morning in a freak fall down an elevator shaft at 338 Berry Street (b/t S4th and S5th). The many reports out there say he and a friend tried to jump out after the freight elevator stopped b/t the 4th and 5th floors while at a party for the Uniform Project’s six month anniversary. His buddy made it. Jerry, sadly, did not. His hoodie got caught and he fell.
His friend and roommate, Alex Frankel of Holy Ghost!, writes on his band’s blog:

Last night Jerry Fuchs, our friend and our drum hero, passed away. Jerry accidentally fell from a freight elevator in Williamsburg Brooklyn and was not able to survive the intense trauma caused by the fall. Nick and I entered the building about the time the fall occurred. We found him in the elevator shaft. We held him and talked to him and went with him to Bellevue Hospital. Heartbreakingly, the doctors were unable to resuscitate him. He was pronounced dead at 3:33 am.

Gothamist reports the building has had a history of DOB violations, yet the majority have been “dismissed.” There have been 8 total complaints, 61 DOB violations, and 24 ECB violations. The most recent, V 040109E9011/296054, was filed on April 1st of this year. Violation type? E, for elevator.
Here’s a video of Jerry that’s been making the rounds this morning. RIP.

Autumn Mix

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My good friend Jables released this mixto go along with these changing autumn days. If you are working on a Saturday night that is full of fun things to do, much like the position I find myself in, this mix will make the pain go away.

For Your Saturday Night Entertainment

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Here are some of the things going on in the ‘hood tonight:
Paper Garden Records Party in conjunction w/ 3rd Ward
Sharon Van Etten, Natureboy, and Rey Villalobos at Union Pool

I Can Haz Party at Savalas
hosted by Nicky Digital (which guarantees good looking people)
Some disco warehouse party that will feature DFA DJs
AND Lovepump & Todd P present an awesome show at Market Hotel tonight!
If you’ve got stuff to add to the list, let us all know in the comments… And remember kids, they give out condoms in almost every venue/bar/party in Brooklyn.
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Steel Phantoms Playing Secret Show Tonight

Steel Phantoms are going on at 2am for a late night secret set at Coco66 in Greenpoint. You should go! Unless you already have tickets for the secret Yeah Yeah Yeahs show

Dirty Nerdy Dance Party Tonight

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Grizzly Bear "Ready, Able" Video

Happy Weekend!

Directed by Allison Schulnik