Day 72

Hey, I know that guy!

March 11th, 2012

It's Matthew Silver, the filmmaker, performer, and self-described "professional idiot of the avant garde". Is he brilliant? Is he just a weirdo? I think Jeremiah of Vanishing New York said it best, describing his state of mind after an encounter with Mr. Silver:

"What a relief. What a relief from the dull barrage of cell-phone shouters and text-walkers, from the NYU 'woo-hoo' brigade, from the frat-boys and bachelorettes, from the slack-jawed super models and the pink-shirted princes of the Doucheoisie."

Matt is one of a kind. He's totally genuine and totally believes in what he's doing, and his verve and silliness are a vital counterattack against the forces of homogenization in this city. We walked a block together (ran, actually); it was a good block.

You should really check out his seven-minute film "Heartpocalypse". If nothing else, just watch the last minute or so.


  1. tom says:

    i thought this site was PG!

  2. Gigi says:

    “Matt is one of a kind.” – same description I would give about my favorite hobo.

  3. Karen Too says:

    NYC, and the rest of the world, needs more from all of the colorful people on here named Matt. ;-)

  4. tna says:

    being different has become so everyday and ordinary

  5. Joisy Jeff says:

    hmmm think we should all change our names to Matt…what yuse all thinK???

    Love real new york. Don’t stop showing the reality Matt.

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