Tennis has a super creepy new video for “Deep in the Woods,” which premiered on Rolling Stone. As singer Alaina Moore explained to Rolling Stone, “Deep in the Woods” is based on a Shirley Jackson novel called We Have Always Lived in a Castle. “It is the story of two sisters, devoted to each other to an extent that borders on mania,” explains Moore. Nice and spooky for this rainy Tuesday.
I’ve spent years living in North Brooklyn but I really didn’t know anything about it until I was able to see how it was portrayed by 2 Broke Girls, a hackneyed, LA-filmed sitcom created by the “brain” behind Sex and the City and the “brain” behind Whitney. This column will keep track of all the knowledge dropped and questions answered, like: Why do hipsters wear knit hats? Because of Coldplay…of course (seriously, this was one of the first jokes of the series).
This week I learned…
Everyone here looks/is homeless
Here is real dialogue from last night’s episode:
MAX: Hipster or Homeless Pop Quiz, ready?
M: Hipsters wear?
H: Skinny jeans.
M: Homeless wear?
H: Dirty jeans.
M: Hipsters listen to?
M: Homeless listen to?
H: The voices in their head.
M: Hipsters have?
H: Beard and a blog.
M: Homeless have?
H: Beard and so much sadness.
“It’s a tiny little plastic container, but it somehow still takes 3 hours to eat.”
Do you ever play that game with your friends where you each build your dream band and deep in your heart Morrissey is the perfect lead singer for a band that features Prince on guitar, Paul McCartney on bass, and Phil Collins on drums and swagger? Ill Fits is kind of like that but way more Brooklyn. Made up of Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson and members of MGMT, Amazing Baby, and Foreign Islands they have have enough pedigree to win at least four Westminster Dog Shows. Below is a video of them ripping through their single, “Blood & Devotion”
(Full Disclosure: I work with the team that produced these videos)
Eater is running a column called “A Beer At…” where Robert Simonson ventures the city’s “more anonymous watering holes” aka some of the shittiest bars the five boroughs have to offer. The bar of the week is Greenpoint’s own Connie O’s.
Simonson writes, “There are two taps at Connie O’s. One says Coors. One says Coors Light. They both draw Coors Light. ‘I know it says Coors, but it’s always Coors Light,’ said the blonde woman behind the bar with the careworn face. If you want something else, there’s Bud Light in bottles. If you want something other than that, go find another bar. ‘$1.50,’ said the woman. $1.50? I looked at my watch. 9 PM. Not happy hour. I laid down two soft, crumbled dollars and got two quarters back. Hell, Coors Light ain’t worth much, but it’s worth that. The woman retreated to her high, cushioned chair under the television. ‘You want to watch something else,’ she asked her two customers, an unsmiling, unmoving woman wearing a pony tail and a blank stare, and a sweatshirt-wearing retiree who had spread a bunch of dollars on the bar to make sure the mugs of Coors Light never stopped coming. The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree ceremony was suggested.”
The description of Connie O’s and it’s loyal patrons could not be more spot-on. Also, I’m pretty positive that “unsmiling, unmoving woman wearing a pony tail,” is my friend’s landlord. Read the rest of the article here.
Manhattan’s hometown heroes The Postelles ventured to Brooklyn to do a very special live session for The Wild Honey Pie. Watch them play a stripped down, banjo infused version of their song “123 Stop” in a very cozy at home studio. Also head over to the Wild Honey Pie to download a couple of tracks from this aptly/ adorably titled “Honey I’m Home” live session. Enjoy!