PART ONE <<<<<<
so for johnny's site lets just interview each other we will do
it by email. i'll start…
megan we're friends i think ive told you that generally speaking over the years my very
friends happen to be blondes. do you find the converse is true for you? something nice about
hair and and light hair girls trading secrets. purity found in the formalism of opposites
so heres question one. im
flipping through that magazine you dropped off the other day.
(list published in 2000) going through all these lists,
quantified information. noting how some
things glaring dated - others less so - finally got a sense of the decade.
the passing of time - kind
of hit me like a pile of bricks. i dont know really what the point of us profiling one
other than for the future this back in forth can serve as a primary source. the jackpot of research
perhaps in the year 2090 when schoolboys and girls have to write a paper on city life
in New York at the turn
of the century - this exchange will serve some purpose. (yeah right :)
so for those kids a hundred years down the line.
what is a typical day like for you as of late.
where and what do you eat
what do you listen to
do you read
and when you leave your house what streets do you typically traverse.
i suppose we should
just ask one another questions - if anythings excessively boring or
indulgent we can cut out. email me
back asap XP
oh and compare this with an average day for you circa 1999/2000
yeah now that you point it
out that rule holds true for me as well, most of my closest and
best friends over the years, and now, have been girls
with dark hair. weird
so we are going back and forth with questions...i was thinking about that thought, what
my day ten years ago compared to now. and strangely i think my days never change that
much. it is actually
the eternal return, i wonder if that is scary or comforting, or just how it
is supposed to happen for certain people.
day now...eating as little as possible, food makes me lazy if i consume too much,
unless a friend takes me to lunch
or dinner, i usually now eat at home....been making a
lot of cauliflower dishes. or i just go to cafe orlin
reading the Gay Science by Nietzsche, and a Carson McCullers book
been listening to The Stranglers, The creatures,
and Anno Birkin
generally i walk on my street, st. marks, or down 2nd avenue, i find myself on fourth avenue
lot, which is strange because fourth avenue has no inherent feeling.
remember that night we were at johnny's
and he was putting on a impromptu recital for us?
we were talking about show and tell, and music. was thinking
if we actually organized that
party what music you would want to haveplayed on the piano,
what would you
bring for show and tell,
what would you wear,
what food would be served,
what day of the week,
Subjects That Consistently Come Up in Conversation with My Peers
NIGHTLIFE - social calendars, whats on the agenda for the evening, swapping notes,
RELATIONS - in new york city. or lack there of. that classic conversation
about peoples lack of willingness
to commit to anything in this town fear of vulnerability
etcetc that weve all gotten into lord knows how many times
ASPIRATIONS - i think secretly 99 percent of people that i know think that
massive success and fame - adulation
and pervasive respect are within the realm of possibility.
of course no one explicitly says this instead we
talk about being underpaid under served -
the moral boundaries of networking - "real people" - breakthroughs.
trying to anticipate
society's needs and desires in the near immediate future so that the shape of our work can
these wants. signing sealing delivering
LIFESTYLE - when talk of work becomes tedious and overwhelming invariably children
life settling down moving away find their way into conversation
VANITY - to a degree is healthy it shows that you
havent resigned yourself entirely. we talk
about new ways to eat and new ways to move our bodies. discipline and
TIME- the legacy of ny is change whether necessitated or not, welcome or not. trying to come
terms with the passing of time, the aging process. memories of youth. the relativity
of youth. topography of past.
list is amazing, it's weird when the truth make you a bit weepy.
i suppose it would be on a [wed evening]
early summer month when the season is
still ripe with possibility
[to be played on piano]
erik satie gnossiene
noš 1, 3, 5, 7 and gymnopedie 1,2, 3 - predictable i know.
talking about the passing of time the first guy i ever
'loved' (the first and possibly the last haha)
played some piano and he'd play these satie compositions often. he
was quite able as a child
but he put the piano aside for years. when i knew him he was rediscovering the keys. was
but he had such great feeling - precision vs intuition. his parents had a country house in
normandy and in the barn-come-bar
there was a piano.
id find him playing there very late at night - seemed as though he was working something out.
i was 18 and he was 25 and i thought the world of him. very intelligent but not intellectual - charming - the life of
the party but when needed would retreat to a solitary place to replenish this/his quiet confidence that i found attractive
he was the standard bearer for years - this perfect amalgam of masculinity and sensitivity.
for old times sake - piano rendition of sir mix alots 'baby got back' i think i told you guys
i studied the piano a bit as well as a kid. billboard every year (they prob still do) would
publish a piano songbook
of top 40 hits. big butts was a top forty sensation so i bought the
songbook and took it to my piano instructor
and asked that we work on that song that week.
FOOD TO BE SERVED
bowls of rice with salmon
roe and sea urchin and arctic char sashimi
i'd [wear] simple brown or navy blue silk blouse a ysl black pencil skirt cartier
panther ring + vintage rolex oyster perpetual black suede alaia criss cross lace up heels
to complement our food
we would drink the finest alsatian or german white - not bone dry! apertif - tasters choice pastis or compari
// after dinner - tasters choice calvados or grappa
SHOW AND TELL - my mothers friends' old super 8 films of swinging
tehran in the seventies!
pictures of me as a teenager wearing jeans a- ha!
i love the guy
you loved, that sounds so charming and perfect. i suppose people don't
really exist like that in new york.
probably we should stop looking.
i love your night, it sounds so glamourous and civilized, i will definitely be there smiling
i suppose i would want a super hot guy to be playing rachmaninoff, or debussy.
definitely during winter, in the middle
of a blizzard food, lots of small salads, mandatory
avocados, pumpkin seeds, bulgarian feta drink, obviously very
cold very good Tequila in
small crystal glasses,
i would wear the perfect 80's thierry mugler dress which i have
not found yet, with
antique diamond drop earrings, which i cannot afford yet, vintage charles jourdan pumps,
my masonic necklace, dark red nail-polish, black stockings
show, perhaps my small collection of birdsnests, my Kate
Simon photo of Nico from
the 70's, or my Deborah Turbeville photo from a bathhouse,
okay next question...book
character that best describes how you see yourself, or would
want to emulate if you could
Do you believe in ghosts?
tell you why later
JOHNNY: in love with this!
am i allowed to jump in and demand to know which epic buildings in
you would plunge to your death from??
off the Villa Charlotte Bronte building in Spuyten
Duyvil, Bronx, which is right above
the hudson river
this guy clued me into this crazy video
of very young louis
armstrong in leopard print on stage overflowing with bubbles. bizarre
and compelling vision
of armstrong - check it out -
plunging to death huh - really its more a question of architecture and mortality.
i wouldnt jump off building
- too sudden and messy. but i like the idea of landmarks.
id want a nice view and building with good
vibrations. the rooftop of the met has an
unobstructed view of both concrete structures and greenery (central park)
- not the
most awesome view but the most gentle and elegant. id need a comfortable
reclining chair and it
would probably be a potassium cyanide or morphine situation.
watch day turn to dusk turn to death - monumental
suicide - ole
TO BE CONTINUED>>>>>>