The Rich Girls Are Weeping

08 January 2007

Please, don't kill yr. idols. Dear teenagers of 2007, in 15 years, I hope some cute new band's video sends you on a nostalgia trip for your crazy expensive jeans and your limited edition sneaks and handscreened, microcrafted t-shirts. You know, much in the same way that Pinkie and I, sitting up way too late on a Sunday watching MTV2's Subterranean (since the trains were fubar AND it's raining so we didn't go out as usual) did for our green Docs, flannel shirts, and and vintage Levi's during the video for the Silversun Pickups' "Lazy Eye."

"It's 'Dirty Boots,'" Pinkie said. "Are they gonna kiss and stage dive at the end?" And she was so right -- we're pretty sure someone involved in the production of the video for "Lazy Eye" had that darling Sonic Youth video in mind. Had you noticed this? Are you as old as we are? Is anyone? Compare and contrast below.

Sonic Youth "Dirty Boots"

Silversun Pickups "Lazy Eye"

...And hey, isn't that Mike Mills (remember him?) as The Bartender? I suppose -- he is an actor and director now, you know. [Ed note: Before you think I'm a complete and utter idiot, pls. see comments.]

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I trust that you're not intimating that MIKE MILLS of REM is the "MIKE MILLS, DIRECTOR" responsible for 2005's "Thumbsucker," for example. Because, you know, just because you meet a guy named GEORGE WASHINGTON at the bar, you shouldn't assume he was the first president of the United States.

Also, that Silversun Pickups shit is horrible. Thanks, bye.

Monday, January 08, 2007 10:03:00 AM  
Blogger cindy hotpoint said...

Wait, he's not. I thought he was! No, really. Wasn't that all the hype around that movie? Or am I totally making all this up? Oh, good lord, I've been labouring under that delusion for like A YEAR NOW. Sheesh. Then again, I've been off American independent film since a traumatic screening of You Me and Everyone We Know, so you'll have to forgive me. Clearly this is all Miranda July's fault.

So, yeah -- my bad, thanks anon. But good night, you're cranky. Didn't you have your coffee yet?

Monday, January 08, 2007 10:09:00 AM  
Blogger Kaijsa said...

You're not crazy, just probably confused because Michael Stipe totally does have a film production company called Single Cell Pictures. I don't blame you for thinking the two Mike Mills were one and the same.

Also, Silversun Pickups are great. Thanks for the video.

Monday, January 08, 2007 10:46:00 AM  
Blogger george said...

Hi ladies. Nice video comparison. I'd never seen either video before though I do love both bands. I just somehow have missed out on that whole MTV thing.

Monday, January 08, 2007 1:02:00 PM  
Blogger Perfik said...

Mike Mills (director) also did that AIR documentary which you can't find on netflix (for some reason). But hey, I thought the same thing until I saw Wikipedia a long time ago. I think it makes pefect sense that a middle aged man who came for a seminal band like REM would turn out to be a good director.

Of course on a similar tip, look at Keanu Reeves and DogStar! Or seriously, look at Eno and his video instillations (sp?), David Byrne and his Art, and one of the guys from Sonic Youth does movies!

Well anyway, i got your back, keep posting, enjoy NYC, I did when I lived there.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007 8:33:00 PM  
Blogger Perfik said...

oh, and to add, the bartender is actually this guy... KENNEDY it's an LA thing...i guess

Wednesday, January 10, 2007 8:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whatever lazy eye is way better
probably since i'm 16 and dont like sonic youth
i am also infatuated with that boyish looking girl

Thursday, January 11, 2007 12:44:00 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Ha, I saw that on MTV2 also, and thought the exact same thing. I too, am apparently old. I love Dirty Boots so much.

Monday, January 22, 2007 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone know who the girl in the video is?

Monday, February 12, 2007 1:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to know who the girl is as well...

Sunday, February 25, 2007 5:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Instantly obsessed with that chick, she is so beautiful <333

Friday, April 13, 2007 11:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that girl in the video is soooo hot i need to know who she is

Wednesday, November 07, 2007 12:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That boyish girl is so hot

Friday, November 23, 2007 11:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hahahahaha! I thought I was the only one who dug that teenage chick who's got that boyish look to her. She looks like a young Charlize Theron or something. $50 says she'll be a top model within a year!

Friday, April 25, 2008 4:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think she models for american apparel. . . there's a slideshow called classic girls on there and I'm pretty sure it's her. I want to know who she is, but it doesn't say there either. : (

Friday, June 20, 2008 3:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Couldn't find this model you think might be her on American Apparel's site.

Could you possibly post a link or directions on how to find that slideshow on their site? Thanks.

Sunday, June 22, 2008 9:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The girl in the video might be the most beautiful girl I have ever seen in my life. I think I might be in love with her too

Saturday, July 26, 2008 2:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lisa Stansbury from nj is the gal in the video

Friday, October 03, 2008 8:53:00 PM  
Blogger Elisa said...

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Sunday, October 26, 2008 10:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to find that girl on american apparel
go to
it'll be a slideshow on the home page.
put your mouse over the top of one of the pics
little doughnuts representing each slide show pop up
go through until you find the one called classic girl
there she is with a bit longer hair
she's prolly elsewhere on the website too.
and that lisa person is in the sonic youth video.
i assume we're talking about the girl in the lazy eyes one, right?

Sunday, October 26, 2008 10:34:00 PM  

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