The Rich Girls Are Weeping

08 February 2007

Generally, we try not to think about Fashion Week, especially as the Pinkster and I both slog to day jobs due south of the Garment District. Well, that's not entirely true -- we try not to think about the cult of celebrity surrounding fashion week, we totally just concern ourselves with the clothes. And, well, in this case, the music. I found this, randomly, in a Reuters story today about the collision of music and fashion at this year's runway shows (uh, newsflash? duh.):
In Manhattan's Garment District, contemporary violinist Owen Pallett, who is about to tour with English indie rock band Bloc Party, performed an original composition.

Pallett said the sound of his violin plugged into a sampler generating soft beats complemented the elegant, geometric-inspired dresses models displayed at Canadian designer Jeremy Laing's show.

"It's pretty surprising that you would get a solo violinist at a fashion show," said Pallett, 27.

"He (Laing) works in a classical tradition that is highly contemporary," said Pallett, comparing his music project called "Final Fantasy" to Laing's new fashion line.

Wish I'd known about this ahead of time, I'm sure this was something to see. Also, does this mean that OP is also in town for the Arcade Fire shows next week? BTW, Final Fantasy are on Bloc Party's west coast dates (along with Smoosh and The Like -- which is totally rad -- makes me wish I were a 16 year old girl again. Totes.).

From the archives:

Final Fantasy -- Peach, Plum, Pear (Joanna Newsom cover)
Final Fantasy -- The Pooka Speaks
Final Fantasy -- This Is The Dream of Emma and Cam
Final Fantasy -- Spell For A Weak Heart
Final Fantasy -- This Is The Dream Of Win And Regine

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stop trying to make 'totes' happen. It's not going to happen.

Thursday, February 08, 2007 10:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh girl, "totes" so totes happened a long time ago. Totes is totes dead, but that doesn't mean it's left the collective lexicon.

Friday, February 09, 2007 1:50:00 AM  
Blogger cindy hotpoint said...

You're telling this to someone who still says "rad." I specialize in pathetically dated slang, dontcha know.

Friday, February 09, 2007 3:02:00 PM  
Blogger Maarten Das said...

Apparently Owen played Bloc Party's This Modern Love live a couple of times, anyone out there got an mp3 of that?

Saturday, February 10, 2007 1:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look around. Our PLANET is in Great danger.
Stop dealing with empty subjects.
We can't live with fashion.We can't eat fashion.
We are loosing our "home"
Make a stand for that.
Sorry for the"noise"

Tuesday, February 13, 2007 5:09:00 PM  
Blogger carolyn rhea drapes aka chacal said...

wow, y'all get the most groovy and far-out noiz. you know, we can't all stay in the post-modern rhetorical world for more than five minutes at a time. to counterbalance the effects, we bob up and down for air, and then eat it.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007 6:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm going to see Final Fantasy next Friday! I'm really glad people are writing about Owen.

Friday, February 16, 2007 9:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please update some more, it's sad not hearing from you :(

Saturday, February 17, 2007 12:29:00 PM  

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