David Blend is Director of Creative Strategy for Group Nine’s internal agency, Brandshop. He was also the first editor (and first employee) at Thrillist. A native Texan, he has lived in New York long enough to complain about how much the city’s changed, but not long enough for those complaints to be particularly interesting.
Articles by David
Hilarious New Music Video Proves That NYC Hasn't Lost All of Its Artists (or Weirdness)
The latest video from heavy metal Bee Gees tribute band Tragedy -- shot locally in support of the group’s upcoming album The Joy of Sex (release party: February 11 at Rough Trade) -- is both an ode to Brooklyn and an unexpected testament to the staying power of New York creatives.
By David Blend
I Spent 14 Straight Hours at Buffalo Wild Wings
When you tell people you’re planning to spend 14 straight hours at a Buffalo Wild Wings, they tend to say things like “You are crazy,” “No, really, you are crazy,” and “Are you going to eat all the wild wings?” Well, I didn’t eat all the wings (I did bring along a special correspondent to try all 22 sauces & seasonings though), but I might be crazy, because I really did hang out in the first Manhattan B-Dubs -- a two-level loft built in a new architectural layout evoking an actual stadium, complete with a rooftop, outdoor mezzanine patio, and a private event space designed to put the fun in corporate functions -- from 10:30am until after the end of the Pittsburgh-Indy game.