Greetings Fly Folk! Just wanted to make two announcements regarding Fly Brother, the blog, and Fly Brother, the man.
First, the Flybrary is finally up and running. Ever since I started the blog, I’ve had readers ask me about some of the films and literature that have influenced my travels. It’s not at all exhaustive, but the Flybrary lists a few of the most impactful things I’ve ever read or watched: A Death in Brazil, one of my favoritest books in life; Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, my first foreign film (I was maybe 11 when it came on Cinemax’s Vanguard Cinema); The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which I got autographed in Colombia by the wondrous Junot Díaz himself; Eve’s Bayou, which forever reminds me of the moss-draped live oaks and my own Southern Gothic culture. So take a look and keep coming back, as I’ll be making additions every couple of weeks. And please feel free to make suggestions about books, music, films, TV shows, or websites you think I should check out. 😉
Second, if you don’t have a subscription to the requisite lifestyle magazine for every black household – Ebony – then I’d like you to (please) run and grab the current issue from the closest newsstand or grocery store:
Yes, that’s me. 🙂
I was interviewed by phone a few months back and the magazine compiled my answers into a two-page feature with the fly graphic and fly photos. Sincerest thanks, Ebony, for helping me get lifted!
There’s more to come…