Earlier today, the official blog of Andre Balázs’ Standard Hotels posted, as it usually does, some pictures of a fete recently thrown at one of the various Standard establishments. This one, however, had an interesting bonus: The apparently multi-talented, oft-adored (or irrationally envied) Vogue-editrix-in-training Tavi Gevinson, singing a cover of Neil Young’s “Heart of Gold” at a movie premiere at The Standard East Village.
Occupy Wall Street
The New Yorker put together a protest soundtrack for Occupy Wall Street members to listen to when they are picketing outside Rupert Murdoch‘s house today. Nina Simone’s “Rich Girl” was a great choice. (But boo for the lack of “Uptown Girl” or “Diamonds in the Soles of Her Shoes.” And how are there no Bob Dylan songs suggested? Would that be too obvious?)
What this generation of protesters needs though, are songs that speak directly to them. Songs that were written about the current situation going down on Wall Street and across the country. We need…an Occupy Wall Street playlist. Luckily, the musicians in Zuccotti Park have been working on a couple tunes that more aptly reflect our times.