Tuesday, January 10, 2012

That one guy in the Black Keys lives in the East Village, apparently


Several readers have now commented on the latest issue of Rolling Stone, which features the Black Keys on the cover.

The article begins like this:

Patrick Carney is pretty sure he knows what's ailing his chosen genre these days. "Rock & roll is dying because people became OK with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world," he says, blowing cigarette smoke out the window of his rented East Village loft a few days ­before the band heads to L.A.

Later!

He and his fiancee, Emily, moved from a Lower East Side walk-up to a house with a pool in Nashville in 2010, but they got restless there, so they rented this pied-à-terre, a fully furnished loft in a building with neighbors including Fabrizio Moretti, Bret Easton Ellis and, apparently, Tom Cruise (who may or may not live on the same floor).

One reader ask if we knew what building this was.

Sadly, we actually do know where Tom Cruise lives...



... a not-so-secret American Felt Building on East 13th Street between Third Avenue and Fourth Avenue. (Difficult to miss the SUVs, photographers, catatonic wife, etc., when he's around...)

Anyway, now you know where to go to have Carney sign your limited edition 12-inch of "Lonely Boy."

12 comments:

LvV said...

I don't really consider the Felt Building East Village. I'd call that Union Square. Rolling Stone sucks these days.

*snobbishly blows smoke out window of my rented Upper East village tenement apartment*

Anonymous said...

The inclusion of the cigarette smoke does nothing to help the quote or set the scene.

Better:

Patrick Carney is pretty sure he knows what's ailing his chosen genre these days. "Rock & roll is dying because people became OK with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world," he says while throwing paint balloons out the window of his rented East Village loft a few days before the band heads to L.A.

randall said...

I think the thrust of EVG and Vanishing NY could be summed up by the quote, "people became OK with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world" or OK with Subway being the most popular sandwich shop or IHOP being the most popular breakfast spot...etc. ad infinitum.

randall said...

Oh and "catatonic wife" = genius.

esquared said...

somewhat (or not) related -- Chrissie Miller lives in the East Village

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/05/fashion/chrissie-miller-of-the-fashion-line-sophomore.html

http://guestofaguest.com/new-york/daily-style-phile/daily-style-phile-the-new-york-times-profiles-party-girl-chrissie-miller

Ken from Ken's Kitchen said...

Carney oughta consider socking the dough away now instead of pissing it away on pied-à-terre in the EV or anywhere else.

Uncle Waltie said...

I will have to google "Black Keys" and "Nicklebag". I know of Dimebag Darrell, though.

Marty Wombacher said...

@Uncle Waltie: Ha ha ha! You must introduce me to Dimebag some evening!

glamma said...

LOL @ catatonic wife

Anonymous said...

that's not the beginning of the article. it's the beginning of an excerpt

Anonymous said...

Marty, I think Dimebag is dead if memory serves..

Marty Wombacher said...

@Anonymous 9:18 PM: R.I.P. Dimebag.