The Thurston Moore Apartment Tour, 1988


I don’t know.


All of this made me laugh. Thurston Moore avoids being interviewed by riffing on the objects of the apartment he shared with (his then-spouse) Kim Gordon. He talks about his label Ecstatic Peace. He shares the old zines he made. He refers to the Beastie Boys as “legendary jerks.” He praises Michael Gira of the Swans. He showcases his files. He tries to give the director or cameraperson (?) a Sly Stone record. He grips an SST coffee mug, which hey why don’t I own that? He frequently praises Raymond Pettibon. He frequently worries that Ms. Gordon wouldn’t want him to be showing all this shit off. He frequently gets facts wrong. (Nick Cave is well known to be Australian). He discusses his bookshelf. He literally shows his dirty laundry. He plays a little piano. His tongue is always in his cheek. He eats shoe grapes. He fibs drolly. He is charismatic. He calls a suspicious Lee Renaldo about “Sonic business.” (Mr. Renaldo is watching Spinal Tap; both agree it’s a “very sad film”). He makes a case for Sonic Youth as a kind of pre-internet curatorial force. He makes me laugh.

Mike Leigh Picks DVDs from the Criterion Collection Closet

Will Oldham and Slint talk about shooting the cover of Spiderland

Costume and Set Design of Terry Gilliam’s Time Bandits

Another clip from PTA’s film Inherent Vice

A clip from Paul Thomas Anderson’s film Inherent Vice

Werner Herzog on Les Blank’s Spend It All

A bunch of clips of Jean-Luc Godard being ornery

In the Mood for Love


Plasticity unfolding. pre-version. — AUJIK

Accept the mystery

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

In the Mood for Love — Laurie Greasly


Gaudí’s Casa Batlló

From Hiroshi Teshigahara’s film-poem Antonio Gaudí.

Danse Macabre (Jean Renoir)

Punch and Judy (The Coffin Factory) — Jan Švankmajer

Watch Toby Dammit, Federico Fellini’s Short Film Loosely Based on Stories by Edgar Allan Poe

Adam purchases guitars (Only Lovers Left Alive)

William Friedkin Picks DVDs from the Criterion Collection Closet