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Friday, January 20, 2012

When Eli met Cole

At first I hadn’t planned on writing anything about my birthday show at 529 on Wednesday night. But after a 24-hour recovery period the smoke has cleared, along with the pounding in my head, and the ringing in my ears. There’s something poetic about this photo of Cole Alexander of Black Lips and Eli Porter hanging out before the show that’s too cool to pass up — it’s the kind of shot that Weegee would have gone after, had he been at the party with his iPhone. Maybe it’s the fact that when sitting together, as Cole pointed out, their shirts spell “F U,” or maybe it’s that both of them look so chilled out here under the soft hue of Hipstamatic.

There’s a color version of this same pic floating around the Internet, but this black and white treatment carries so much ambiance. Could make a cool album cover. If only these two would get together for a collab. mixtape …

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