Friday, May 11, 2007

It's Oh So Filthy

While researching the conversation that's taking place here, I spent about a half hour this morning studying the back cover of Beggar's Banquet, trying to see if Keith Richards had signed his own name in the graffiti (which is microscopic on CD). Mick and Keith wrote most if not all of that graffiti, as I'm sure you know, in the bathroom of a car repair shop in a Mexican part of Los Angeles. (All I could find was something reading "Keef," which isn't very helpful.)

Now by this point you are probably asking yourself, what does this have to do with Bjork? Spike Jonze's video for the elfin Icelandic belter's "It's Oh So Quiet" commences with a scene in the bathroom of an auto-parts store in a scrubby, Hispanic-looking part of Los Angeles! Coincidence? I think not! It's homage!

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