This Must be the Place- American Psycho Style

My super charming, middle-aged best friend from Germany who once froze a dead cat (not for sadistic purposes, but because he didn’t want the owner to think it passed away so quickly on his watch, so he was going to microwave it right before the owner came home from vacation) thinks I’m ahead of the curve when it comes to the movie/music/art scenes.

That is a fallacy.
I only give the illusion that I am. Just like how many people think I’m tall because I’ve been wearing heels since I was 13 (like my grandmother, which practice recently got her in trouble on the treadmill and she fell and broke her wrist). I’m typically anywhere from 2-6 months behind which is why this blog will never be on the cutting edge for knowledge thirsty hipsters. Unless you want to know anything about Pee-Wee Herman, then I’m super on the ball.
So, I’m SURE you’ve already seen this video below. I typically don’t post videos on my blog (unless it’s Pee-Wee Herman), but this one I just can’t resist. It sandwiches together possibly my two favorite things on this planet (besides Pee-Wee Herman)- “This Must be the Place” by Talking Heads and Bret Easton Ellis. Let me share with you how much I love each:
This Must be the Place-
-According to Itunes, I have listened to over 5,000. That does not include listening to it in the car or on various computers and Ipods through the past ten years I have loved this song. There is a good chance that everyone in my life secretly hates e for this and has never told me.
-I want this song played at my wedding and funeral. I don’t give a shit what my husband wants.
-If I ever get a tattoo, it will be of the first line in this song, “Home is where I want to be, pick me up and turn me ’round”. Or a mural of Pee-Wee’s Playhouse on my chest.
-I distinctly recall the first time I ever heard this song. I was sixteen years old and had rented the 15th Anniversary Re-release of Stop Making Sense on DVD. Within the first few seconds of hearing the keyboards juxtaposed with David Byrne’s minimalist photography onscreen, I was hooked.
Bret Easton Ellis-
– I own and have read all his books (except for frigginGLAMORAMA, that one is like pulling teeth)
-I used to read LESS THAN ZERO every time I flew from L.A. to back home in NY. However, instead of cocaine and models, it was flannels and Keystone light.
-I shop at Oliver Peoples and exercise a daily facial cleansing regiment. A very serious facial cleansing regiment.
And this Talking Heads/Bret Easton Ellis combo is totally fitting considering that Bret Easton Ellis typically quotes Talking Heads songs in his novels and Talking Heads wrote a song call “Psycho Killer”. They’re practically BFFs now.
With all this being said, the cover below sucks ass (I’m sorry Miles Fisher, you’re insanely adorable and do an excellent performance in this music video, but the cover sounds like it should be on Radio Disney).
So start your afternoon off right with Patrick Bateman’s cover of “This Must be the Place”.
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  • Reply Tennyson ee Hemingway November 5, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Now I wish I'd never seen that. He has totally fucking ruined that song for me now. Cunt.

  • Reply Monster Girl November 5, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    That german cat freezing thing has completely creeped me out, haha!

  • Reply ash.lin. November 6, 2009 at 2:30 am

    ello friend- i spoke of you on my latest blog =)

  • Reply wadethetides November 6, 2009 at 3:53 am

    Look at me, inspiring blogs and all. Have fun at the bleet up. I have only spent a short period of time in Austin, but I love that city.

  • Reply Oats November 6, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Glamorama was my favorite of the Bret Easton Ellis books. It was so verbose, so much flying at you all at once and you have to decide what is worth paying attention to. Mixing reality with surreality you never know what is actually going on until the truth is revealed at the end. I've given it to several friends, they have all returned it saying they couldn't handle it. 🙁

    I love the blurb about the cat. But what happened? Who found the cat?

  • Reply cojappelli November 13, 2009 at 5:01 am

    I despised Less Than Zero. Maybe I should read it again. Meh.

    However I love American Physco ( both the novel and the film).

    I am infatuated with that video ever since my best bud showed it to me 3 weeks ago. Damn! It fucking rocks my socks…thats right.. I went there.

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