"And the whale's song, roughly translated, says: Be cool, baby. Be cool." Like all my favorite ideas, New Age & Chill started as a joke. At the height of "Netflix and chill?" meme mania, I messaged @kevinpelrine and said, "Hey man, can we do an event at @tarotsociety called New Age & Chill? We'll blast Enya and serve popsicles on a hot summer day." He laughed and said sure. But like every "band" founded on the basis of a funny band name, it never materialized. That was, until many, many months later Tarot Society had a cancellation and was left with a Friday night to fill. Thus, Kevin and I set out to create the most fun, lowest stakes, least effort event possible.
Last night marked the fourth iteration of New Age & Chill, our weird temporary autonomous zone that the New York Times once called "a popular social gathering." I'm pretty sure that at its core, New Age & Chill is still a joke, but now it's a joke I get to laugh at with the most amazing group of friends, friends of friends, and strangers I could ever dream of gathering beneath a glowing projection of psychedelic swimming dolphins. The connections, the conversations, and the camaraderie makes my heart chakra vibrate like a million quartz crystals and what's that? No, I'm not crying, I've just got sage smoke in my eye... 🐬❤🐬 #wizard#newage#bushwick#occult#dolphins#nytimes#temporaryautonomouszone#newageandchill#guidedmeditation#crystals#vibrations#tarotsociety#wizardnyc#whale#blessed