NO ONE COULD EVER REPLACE THE UNIQUE BEAUTY OF THE ONE AND ONLY JULIAN CASABLANCAS!!!
This is from the ‘Someday’ video.
I have never come across the actual footage, but it would be a treat to see them on Family Feud, wouldn’t it….!
You’re welcome. :D
Run down to the shops and grab this months Rolling Stones Magazine.
You’ll find an interview on Albert Hammond Jr. For the sake of your life….. READ IT!
The Strokes, Soundgarden and No Doubt to headline Coachella 2011.
It is yet to be confirmed.
BUT PEOPLE the tour is on its way!!!
I think it’s essential to experience Manhattan (whether that means living here or just being here a few times and getting to witness the different seasons/times of year) to fully understand the Strokes’ songs. Their music just completely embodies New York and everything about it. Walking through the city listening to the Strokes is just an experience in itself - you completely understand why the songs were written and what was visualized while they were coming into being.
Take River of Brakelights, for example. (Yes, I am aware it’s a Julian Casablancas song and not a Strokes song, but it’s the first thing that came to me). I remember the first day I understood what a “river of brakelights” actually was. I was on a college visit, visiting the school that would eventually become mine. It was last year, senior year, and it was the first time I had ever considered this college to be one that I might actually attend. So I went into the city with my mom and we decided to go to the open house that the school was having. It was December, a few weeks before Christmas, that perfect time of year in New York.
We were taking a tour of the school, and the tour guide led us to one of the glass bridges that goes between the buildings of the school. The bridges extend over the street, three stories up in the air, three of them in all. I had never been in one before, and lots of students were hanging out there and talking. I pushed my face up to the glass and looked over Manhattan. The view was fucking amazing. I felt like I could see everything. I could see straight down Lexington Avenue, it felt like I could see for miles, and I probably could. And the most prominent thing I noticed was the river of brakelights. It was nighttime, and there were lights everywhere, but all that was noticeable were the hundreds of red lights on the backs of cars, matching up with the red stoplights and nicely juxtaposing with the green stoplights. One of the most beautiful sights I’ve ever seen, and now I get to see it everytime I’m at my school at night. Anyway, that’s just an example. Try walking through New York at night listening to Hard To Explain and you’ll understand.
So I follow this person who lives in New York and is a fan of The Strokes too. She is awesome. I felt it is fitting to post this here. (Did I say that right?)