Today at Flavorpill, we adored Michel Gondry’s video for Björk’s “Crystalline.” We agreed that On the Road and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas are among the favorite books of the secretly jerky. We were not impressed (or surprised) by the trailer for Russian Dolls, the Brighton Beach-set Russian version of Jersey Shore. We celebrated the birthday of Mick Jagger, Helen Mirren, and Stanley Kubrick. We were as ambivalent about Stereogum’s Stroked cover album, celebrating the tenth anniversary of The Strokes’ Is This It?, as we have always been about the band itself. We watched a comedian behave badly at an Apple store without getting kicked out. Amazing line-up additions drove us to contemplate launching a Kickstarter project to fund our journey to December’s Jeff Mangum-curated All Tomorrow’s Parties in the UK. And finally, we read a new short story by Jennifer Egan that has us feeling even more compulsive about list-making than usual.
Written by Judy Berman