From June 10 through July 15, I wrote about the matches, the players, and general melodrama that were World Cup 2014, for Victory Journal and Kinfolk’s Victory Clubhouse. The Clubhouse was an actual venue in Brooklyn, where I ended up spending many sunny days in front of a very large projections screen.
Here are the Group Previews, written before the tournament started (note the uncanny, almost clairvoyant, predictions).
Once the action started, I posted 25 matchday recaps/analyses.
And, after the US went out of the tournament in the round of 16, I published a spirited defense of American soccer/football culture, in response to much dimwitted mainstream media commentary, combined with an action plan for Team USA.
I am now suffering major withdrawal symptoms. Thank the sporting gods for DVR and the Tour de France.
10. SKY FERREIRA - EVERYTHING IS EMBARRASSING 9. POPCAAN - SYSTEM 8. LE1F - WUT 7. DIPLO - SET IT OFF FEAT. LAZERDISK PARTY SEX 6. ZEBRA KATZ - IMA READ FEAT. NJENA REDDD FOXXX 5. RUDIMENTAL - NOT GIVING IN FEAT. JOHN NEWMAN & ALEX CLARE 4. DISCLOSURE - LATCH FEAT. SAM SMITH 3. IYANYA - KUKERE 2. GRIMES - GENESIS 1. PSY - GANGNAM STYLE(강남스타일) M/V
This is a YouTube playlist of my video work over the last couple of years, including selections from Pitchfork Weekly, some recent stuff for adidas and a 10-part series I produced for Nike Sportswear while I was editor-in-chief of FADER magazine.
Filmed in Barcelona (twice!), Paris, all over South Africa, and weird corners of New York City that I never would’ve gone to otherwise, with people I never would’ve met otherwise.
Flying Lotus segment: Producer/director/interviewer
This was my final episode as series producer of Pitchfork Weekly x YouTube. Good times!