My friend Xander Marro, co-founder of the Dirt Palace and Managing Director of AS220, guest curated a selection of her favorite hand-made offerings from Etsy on the site’s Storque blog today.  She was kind enough to include the CD of my documentary Reconstructing Providence among her selections. Thanks Xander! And welcome to anyone who found their way here from Etsy.

If you haven’t checked out Etsy, it’s an amazing site filled with enticing hand-made goodies from what’s probably now hundreds of thousands of artists from around the world. I bought my coffee table there, a felt molskine pouch, and half a dozen other objects I’m pretty attached to. My favorite seller at the moment is OctopusME, who casts silver jewlery from real octopus tentacles.

While you’re there you should also check out the work selected by my other Providence-expat friends Luke Fischbeck and Sarah Anderson of Lucky Dragons, Sumi Ink Club and other projects. I really like both of them and the work they produce together, which is often (as another friend of ours put it) kind of like this magical artistic metaphor for their relationship.  I haven’t been in touch with them as much as I would like…I missed their Chicago show last spring and wasn’t able to look them up when I was in LA this past December.  Hopefully it won’t be too long before I have another opportunity to see them, one I’ll actually take up.

If you fish around my site, you’ll notice that I featured Luke’s work in a couple different episodes of No Soap Radio.  He also helped me build a Max/Msp player I used when I first performed RP in 2004, which I’m still grateful for.