Blaketheman1000 on Hong Kong Coffee at Ming’s Caffe, Lids Custom Embroidery, Light Beer, and more.
Cool people like cool things, which is why we asked Blake Ortiz-Goldberg (aka Blaketheman1000) to share a taste of his taste on Perfectly Imperfect.
Blaketheman1000 is a pop musician based in New York City. In January friend of PI and Blake’s publicist, Clarke, sent me the track Ibuprofen and it was stuck in my head for the entire day. And it’s the same thing with every other song Blake has, the man just has an insane knack for sticky hooks and melodies. A few months later he dropped Blake2, my favorite track of his, and suddenly he was on Wet Brain, performing at Forever Mag’s launch party, and opening for Frost Children at Elsewhere. He’s a special artist, and I think you’ll agree if you check out any of his music or catch him performing live in LA at Catch One (4/24) and NYC at Honey’s (5/6). Lucky for us, Blake is here to tell us what he’s been into.
Without further ado
🍒 Chloe Cherry
She used my song “Pixies” in a Tik Tok and it got 5 million views. She recently cleared her Tik Tok feed so there's no evidence, but I swear it happened. It's a huge honor to have a place in the Chloeverse- her list of non-Blake endorsements are of the highest caliber; Hollywood Gifts, @number1fairytale X Petra Collins collab, Aiden Yobear merch. I’m in LA this week and I’d love to meet her.
☕️ Hong Kong Coffee at Ming’s Caffe
I get it with easy sugar. Regular sugar is good too. I drink 4-5 of these a week. Honorable mention for the honey ginger tea and the watermelon slush, add lychee. In December, I played a show in the outdoor dining structure and it was my best show to date.
Harrison Patrick Smith (Turtlenecked) and I are best friends and rivals. His weekly DJ sets at Home Sweet Home are consistently the best move for Thursday nights. His discography is extensive and “Mondrian” is one of his many great songs. When he was 20, Pitchfork gave his album a “6.0”. To this day, he’s tortured by this event. My music has never been reviewed or covered by any music press, not even Brooklyn Vegan; I’m tortured in my own way. We love to commiserate.
🧢 Lids Custom Embroidery
For $14, Lids will stitch anything into a hat immediately. I have 2 Dodgers fitteds, one that says “1000” on the back and one that says “God’s Plan” on the side. Their cursive font looks exactly like the Aime Leon Dore cursive- so if anyone ever wants to make a fake Aime Leon Dore fitted for a non-NY team, Lids would be the place to do that. 740 Broadway.
🍺 Light Beer
My mom is a fitness and nutrition coach. She says light beer is better for your metabolism than any mixed drink, even a soda water-based one. In her words, "any alcohol slows down your metabolism because your body has to work off the toxin (alcohol) before it can work off carbs and fats." I don't totally understand it, but she's suggested that I stick with light beers. My favorite is Bud Light, but I’ll take Coors Light in a pinch.
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