Friday, November 6, 2009

With many apologies

I missed this gem by Alex over at the New York Nobody Sings.

There are plenty of music videos that seem to go out of their way to feature Manhattan. For example, Motley Crue's largely lamentable "Girl Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)" finds preternaturally annoying vocalist Vince Neil living in a spacious loft in the meatpacking district (while his band mates are still walking around Hollywood). Sixteen years after said video was filmed, the building that Vince supposedly lived in -- then the headquarters of legitimate meatpacking firm, Western Beef -- was turned into a tony Belgian restaurant called Markt. That restaurant lost its lease in 2007, and the space is now the home of the meatpacking district's own needless branch of The Apple Store.

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