Monday, June 17, 2013
Go on a tour of Iggy Pop's East Village in 1993
Wow. EVG reader John passed along this YouTube discovery... a 15-minute Dutch documentary by Bram Van Splunteren that follows Iggy Pop around on Avenue B, East Eighth Street, Avenue C and East Ninth Street... At the time, Iggy was living in the Christodora House. (He doesn't mention it by name, but says that living in a nice place "gets up a lot of people's tree. But fuck it. What the fuck? I'm not a martyr.")
Along the way, Iggy plays tour guide ... starting with a shot inside Vazac's ... then along Avenue B... he mentions where he used to buy drugs, points out a few Chico murals... and displays a lot of enthusiasm.
A highlight: At the 4:45 mark, he walks into Pedro's bakery on Eighth Street and Avenue C and unleashes his Spanish... he orders food and realizes that he doesn't have any money. The filmmaker has to pay. "This is where I eat when my wife's not in town. I come here and get sandwiches and cake and strong coffee. That's what I live on."
At the 6-minute mark, he talks about how much he likes Avenue C. "It's beautiful here. Really nice."
Anyway, this recap doesn't do the video any justice... you just have to watch...