As I keep moaning, it’s been a busy few weeks. Between mutilple, high-stakes projects at my job and our recent campaign to get our apartment on the market and, simultaneuosly, find a new place to live, I haven’t had that great an amount of mental capacity for much else. Along the way, though, I’ve certainly had a host of ideas for the blog, but I just haven’t really had the time to bring too many of them to fruition. Let’s not even discuss the Cop Shoot Cop book. Totally unsure of that status, at the moment.
In any case, about two weeks back -– I think, these weeks are all blurring together -– I found myself with three or four items to post about, all loosely connected to Sonic Youth. One was about a song on Daydream Nation that has something to do with a certain New York story I’d never considered (itself begging a larger post that I half-heartedly started composing, only to abandon shortly afterwards). The second was about Thurston Moore’s new album (and its accompanying NYC-centric video), and I honeslty cannot remember when the other items were about. I’d been trying to think of a way to tie them all together in a single post, but I believe I felt they were all too tenuous, so I gave up.
In the course of same, though, I decided to exhume an image from my Instagram page that would’ve fit the bill for the post, that being the one below.
Doubtlessly inspired by information discussed in this post, I went off in search of 84 Eldridge Street, the apartment Thurston Moore formerly shared with Kim Gordon from the late `70s until I’m not sure when (although they split for keeps in 2011). To walk by it in 2015 (when I snapped it), you’d never have looked twice at it (although I typically filtered the shit out of the image for my own enjoyment). I assume it looks no different today.
It's been sitting on my desktop for a few weeks, so I thought I might as well share it.