Thursday, October 18, 2007
JONNY LEATHER REVIEW FROM NYPRESS OF HAPPENING AT LUNA BAR JUNE 30, 2007
Drew Goren — RIP
The above photo is one of the many fond memories I have of Drew Goren. In August 2003, I took a train down to the city, from my hometown of Walden. In my hand was a portfolio. I was a nervous college kid on his way to an interview. It may have only been an internship, but I was trembling with the fear that I wouldn’t be good enough. When I finally got to that office on 25th street, the tension had already peaked, and upon meeting Drew and his sidekick Graham, the tension quickly disapaeared. I felt at ease. I got the job, and for the next 4-5 months, I got to hang out with Drew a few days a week, listening to music (I remember a lot of Killing Joke, Teenage Fanclub, Coachwhips, and Spoon), talking photography and designing a magazine. Drew was the best boss I could ever have. Not only was he cool and totally easy to deal with, but he became a mentor, and i learned for from him in a couple months, than one could ever imagine. Since those days, we had been in and out of touch, occasionally seeing each other, and talking music and photography. We had just recently spoke of meeting up, and I really feel a lot of regret for not doing so before he passed away in Decemeber, but I am glad that I was able to spend some time with Drew a year ago, and was able to meet his adorable daughter, Nina and Girlfriend, Julia, as well as sister, Jen. My last memory of Drew is a happy one, in which I was able to see how great a father he was. Friends and family have put together a memorial website where you can donate in order to help support Drew wonderful family. Also, please take a look at Drew’s amazing photography subwaysleeper.com. There will be a benefit concert, in honor of Drew, in the upcoming months, thanks Drew’s friends in The GoStation, among others. Details to come… Drew, I would not be who I am without you. You will surely be missed by everyone lucky enough to have known you.