My super charming, middle-aged best friend from Germany who once froze a dead cat 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 she came back 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 where she fell and broke her wrist). I’m typically anywhere from 2-6 months behind the latest music/movies/books 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 me 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 friggin’ GLAMORAMA, 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 morning off right with Patrick Bateman’s cover of “This Must be the Place”.