Day by Day

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Long Drive Home Last Night

From New York.

Listened to NPR.

Heard a great, great show.

That's Funny, You Don't Look Jewish. Chaim and Billy both lived in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, just blocks away from each other, in worlds that almost never collided. Chaim was a Hasidic Jew – he'd never heard pop music or watched MTV. Billy Campion, known as the rocker Vic Thrill, was the star of an underground band. Billy put Chaim, who took on the name Curly Oxide, into the band, and in just one year, he leapt from the 19th Century into the 21st.

You'll need broadband, RealPlayer, and 39 minutes. If you have it, I suggest a listen. Really, really great stuff.

This American Life | My Experimental Phase

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