Friday, June 18, 2010

::Video Of The Day::

Downtown Manhattan in the late 70s and early 80s was a fertile period chocked full of mixed media art experimentation, musical genre bending, and overall artistic cross pollination. Not Quite Love is but a mere example of what was going on at the time. It's 5 minutes of urban noir that plays out in several haunts in the downtown scene like the iconic Mudd Club. It's almost as if one of the regular kids from the Sesame Street soundstage in Queens played hooky and started hanging out with John Cassavetes, Gus Van Zant, and Jim Jarmusch. It's reported that this was the genesis of the seminal downtown scene film Downtown 81 starring Jean Michel Basquiat. Pretty interesting stuff.

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