Hard Knock Life (Self-Imposed Style)

by tully
August 4, 2006 11:17 AM
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Having just arrived back in NYC, I was determined to be motivated and forward thinking and priggy-priggy-PROactive. That's why I rushed out on Wednesday to B&H in order to buy an external hard drive so I could start logging and capturing the "Jews in Israel" footage. Only when I got home later, I discovered that I'd bought an ethernet, not firewire, drive. Too hot to venture back to that supremely depressing part of the city, I instead delayed the proceedings until the following day. But when I approached the store yesterday morning, it was closed again! Turns out, it was a rare Jewish holiday that even my Jewish friends barely knew. Man, Mel Gibson was right. Fucking Jews ruin everything. Anyway, I swallowed my frustration and decided to head back first thing this morning. Only when I arrived this morning, whaddya know, a freakish power problem had forced the store to stay closed through the weekend. Ha! Of course, had I checked the website I would have saved myself some trouble, or had I bought THE CORRECT FUCKING HARD DRIVE IN THE FIRST PLACE, then I wouldn't even need to be suffering through this torture. A simple, clear, powerful lesson has been taught to me this week. Thank you, world. I'm such a better person now.

JT Songs and I just caught an afternoon screening of "Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man." I was at the tribute show in Prospect Park a few years ago, and I had the same reaction to that as I did to the film. I hate to say it, but I think they chose a lot of the wrong people for the job. Everyone seemed to be trying to be "soulful" or something. Rufus and Nick Cave were the only ones who seemed to grasp Cohen's underlying streak of irreverence. Oh, speaking of Nick Cave, homeboy looked like a freakishly accurate combination of Will Oldham and Neil Diamond. Kind of hilarious. And as for Bono... Robin Williams meets Colin Farrell. That's all I have to say about that.


Swan Lake is the latest Canadian supergroup featuring Dan Bejar (Destroyer), Spencer Krug (Sunset Rubdown), and Carey Mercer (Frog Eyes). Go here to check out a track off the new record. I just listened to this on repeat for an hour...


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  • Mark Rabinowitz | August 8, 2006 10:30 AMReply

    I agree. I was underwhelmed by the doc. Rufus' performance and stories and the interviews with the man himself were the best parts. And Cave. Nick Cave is the coolest cool guy on earth. My fave moment? When Cohen said something like: "The more wine we drank, the better an idea [touring] became."