been gone...and back, as it were. mardi gras day in new orleans have 'mardi gras mambo' in my head more than anything else. god damn it! host suggests i write 'tourist songs' for new york city - as if anything beyond 'ny, ny' could summarize the shattered ideals of that place better. hmm. i guess i could write tourist songs for brooklyn, since it seems only hip hop celebrates the boro.
ohmygodiwassowrong - former jonathan fire*eater hipster cuties the walkmen are ruling my world - 'we're been had' is the most charming, post-radiohead/neptunes music box self-deprication i've ever heard. 'sometimes i'm just happy i'm older - somehow it got easier to laugh out loud.'
'see me at age 19, with some dumb haircut from 1960, moving to new york city/ live with my friends - they're taking the same steps, we're foolish'
DJed last night and managed to overcome my lack-of-transition lag...almost everyone in the bar (all tremendous 20 of them) came up to me at some point to say they liked what was going on - played the rad $1 records i bought on the street in lew of lunch yesterday - elvis costello, the tubes, psychedelic furs, heaven 17, and the go-gos (which sounds infinitely better slowed down a bit), along with a synthy set including my new favorite song ever, the tom tom club's 'genius of love.' i hadn't realized i had two copies of it on me and when some boy asked me what it was, then remarked how much he