Ryan Brink killed it on Valentine’s Day. The book specialist in the Walker Shop, he was picking out a Valentine’s card for his girlfriend Claire and figured he couldn’t go wrong with a handmade block-printed card by Ghost Academy. Then Sufjan Stevens walked into the Shop and helped up his game.
Brink sheepishly approached Stevens, who would perform with his trio Sisyphus at the Walker later that night during the opening of Jim Hodges’ retrospective, and asked him to sign the card. Stevens laughed and grabbed the pen, writing a message that Brink assures went over well with Claire:
You’re making a huge mistake with this boy Ryan. I’m your man!