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they broke my sitar

I'm tired, but in a good way. The weather was nice this weekend for perhaps the last time in a while, which allowed for fieldtrips to Guitar Center to check out fun DJ equipment and try on fancy discount shoes at the new DSW in Union Square (it took HOW long to build that thing? geeze), eat a bit too much amazingly tasty mexican food @ Mexican Radio, and check out two great movies, The Incredibles (Pixar can seriously do no wrong, this movie was fucking excellent and then some) and finally a screener copy of Dig!.

I know everyone has been talking about Dig! for months now, so I won't go to the trouble of really explaining any of it (go here for that if need be). Regardless it was an excellent documentary - it's still unbelievable to me how much amazing footage Timoner was able to capture. I believe a lot of people favored the BJM over the Warhols after (or probably even before) viewing this documentary when it came to their "fued", but I don't really think anyone was really right or really wrong. Anton is obviously very much the genius that everyone claimed him to be, but resented (to the point of totally ridiculousness at times) his friend for having a achieved a level of success in the "industry" that he constantly claimed never to want to achieve (and was also extremely self destructive in the meantime).

Courtney on the other hand took the corporate money, found "success" (well... for a little while anyways) and lived out a very glossy rockstar dream, but always obviously felt that he fell short of the talents that Anton posessed. To write it out now, it sort of reminds me of the Lennon/McCartney dynamic, except two guys in seperate bands instead of writing as a team. In the film it just seemed like, in the end, no one really comes out on top in the music industry regardless of what path you take. Pretty disheartening I'd say, but a great film nonetheless.

Oh - I also just really think Joel Gion should get his own movie. I love him and his funny glasses too.

Tonight if you're looking for something to do, the Delancey is having 1/2 priced drinks all night and a new band called Academy are making their debut @ Lit. Academy's bass player is someone who I have encouraged to join a band for a long time, and I'm looking forward to see what direction they take. Also, Karibomb is DJing @ Atomique, and she's hot! Phew, when did Mondays get so busy?

remind me to spend some good time with you

we forgot all the names we used to know