Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Music Video of the Day: The Strokes, "Under Cover of Darkness"

Remember that time you were at that house party in Fort Green, circa July 2001 -- you know the one; the one with the ice luge and the kiddie pool filled with ice and PBRs. And you were talking to that aloof, skinny, ethnically vague girl from Vassar with the heavy mascara and the bangs and the Gauloises in her back pocket, and the black-frame glasses that weren't even a thing back then? Remember that? You were 22, and you didn't know how to humblebrag about the fact that you were a teacher in the Bronx, and your game was just totally wack. Remember that? And maybe your best friend, his mom had just died, and you weren't able to process that shit, and maybe you were sort of in love with her, and confronting that shit was like running a lawnmower on your forehead. You know what I'm talking about, right? And then the skinny girl with the bangs stops -- abruptly -- telling you about the equestrian events she competed in when she was at Greenwich Country Day, and says maybe let's go blow rails in the bathroom, and you're trying to be cool, but you've never even seen cocaine before in your life. Remember that? No? Well, this song will transport you back to that very moment.

(Drugs are bad.)


E said...

this story reads wrong. black-frame glasses totally WERE a thing back then, as you remember from your days at columbia.

cold4thestreets said...

Ok. I guess you're right. I mean it was kind of a thing back then, and also a thing in the 90's, and probably has always been a thing ever since Buddy Holly, but it's become a new sort of thing now. I mean, Justin Bieber and Jay-Z wear them now. -+

Let's start a new thing btw: I transferred from Columbia to Reed. Could not deal with the swimming test requirement. Also, too many poseurs at Columbia.