I get hyped every time I get an email from Kurt Boone – the guy is a legend among NYC messengers. Check out this video and listen to a few readings from his latest book “Bard of New York”.
Kurt Boone is launching his latest book titled Chicago CMWC: The World’s Fastest Bicycle Messengers. I’m a huge fan of Kurt’s. I don’t know about you, but growing up in the NYC area as a youth I’d always hear stories of messengers and Kurt’s name, along with others such as Kevin Bolger (aka Squid) became synonymous with the deep, yet tightly-knit community of bike messengers that make up New York City.
Fast forward ten years and I’m still fascinated with messenger culture and those involved. My best friend from High School started his own courier service and I’ve met a number of great folks working day in and day out on their bikes in many cities across the US. Not to digress too much, but these types of books excite me. Be sure to check out some of Kurt’s other titles including Asphalt Warrior: The Story of New York City’s Fastest Messenger and Messenger Poet featuring illustrations by Greg Ugalde.
I’m also a big fan of J Milligan’s Eggman.
By Kurt Boone
Directed, Shot & Edited By Carl Weston.
Hunt and I just got back from a little vacation in New Jersey and the city. So in the spirit of New York, here’s messenger Kurt Boone’s “Manhattan”.
previously: Asphalt Warrior