Hey Msngr I appreciate the words. As gossip and conjecture and knitting circles seem to be the norm, especially in the messenger/punk rock meets vegan meets track bike circles, let me quickly pontificate a bit.
As much as I appreciate the title businesss man, keep in mind I have yet to turn a profit. Not that doesn't mean someday I won't and with a continued struggle I have a chance, but just to set the record clear, if my intention was to make real money, I picked the wrong industry. And I don't even mean track cycling/racing/events (even though those too have no monetary upside, keep in mind you all know who Lance is, but how many know Marty?), I mean publishing. Do you know how many mags go out of business? It's a hard ****in game, especially for brash people like myself who print with integrity an don't kiss asses. Second point, I have been riding a track bike since 1990. I have never left the scene, I just don't don a messenger bag and hang out with the hippest new cliques in the track game. I have no time for drama, and believe me, all these cliques live for is drama. Now on top of all that I have only been in the corporate game for 2 years now. Before that from 2001 - 2004, I ran a graffiti gallery/counter culture shop called SOMA NYC that sold all items under the grey shade of the law: bongs, spraypaint, money counters etc... Then after SOMA NYC I began ANIMAL, a very esoteric-not so marketable- art/lifestyle/fashion magazine. It has been the uphill struggle of my existence. Each isse features a surveillance camera map and other anti-establishement, but smart editorial. So again this idea that I am so corporate is so ****in laughable. I am the most anti-corporate-corporate you will ever find. I mean for Christ sake I helped publicize a painting of the president called Bush Monkeys that def. got me on a FBI list, the painting and resulting controversy even made AlJezeera.com for a month not to mention 200 newspapers worldwide. And for all those tuning in really sorry for this long and lengthy speech but my god hopefully this will clear the air once and for all. So there it all is... any questions? no comment!
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