...and, the reason SF is picked by so many filmmakers is because of all the instantly recognizable landmarks - Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Pyramid Building, Coit Tower, Trolley Cars, Lombard St aka the crookedest street in the world... but look at cookie cutter cities like LA, Chicago, whatever - you're just looking at some boring city. Same with ugly (okay, ugly by day) NYC with the exception of the Empire State Building and The Chrysler Building (which most non-New Yorkers get mixed up anyways.) it's just some huge fucking city. Other than SF all these metropoli are justa bunch of gross office buildings littered with smog/haze or depressing sleet/snow.
I moved from SF to NYC about 2 years ago and it's done nothing for me but steal my non-gluten loving stoner girlfriend and turn her into a cokehead club loving douchebag. I manged to get a fun job out of the move, but if I ever get laid off, I'm going back to SF. NYC is poseur major central and needs to get off it's high horse. I was at a Santigold show the other night and it was all "Brooklyn this" and "Brooklyn that" till you got to the after show party in the LES that was filled with face stretched, mink wearing, semi-racist money bags who all derided the stars of the show (Santigold and her Husband) as they skirted the to the front of the line. Didn't even know who was throwing the party they was invited to. That's NYC for ya.
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