by carl wilson

Through the Roof & Underground

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Sometimes I think that gypsy punk music is a big prank, a conspiracy someone organized just to please me. If I don't write about it more often it is due to this nagging suspicion.

But now that Gogol Bordello's lead singer (and "eternal foe of the American work ethic") Eugene Hutz is appearing as the translator character in the movie of Jonathan Safron Foer's Everything Is Illuminated, as confirmed by the trailer, I may have to accept that he's real. I mean, I don't think Elijah Wood was made up for my benefit... was he?

In other news - updates may be sparse this week, to ease the pains of midsummer burnout. Be patient and I'll be back at full-throttle soon.

News | Posted by zoilus on Monday, August 08 at 02:41 PM | Linking Posts | Comments (4)

 

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Another recent Gogol Bordello trainspot: the theremin player (not familiar w/ them enough to know names) waggling her fingers ever-so-virtuostically for the camera in the doc "Moog," as Bob himself smiles agog...

Posted by Craig D. on August 9, 2005 09:15 PM

 

 

Carl,

I miss summer vacation too. Don't fret about pulling back on the throttle, and have a good one.

Cheers --

Posted by John on August 8, 2005 07:34 PM

 

 

I was a quarter of the way through the book last weekend and those bullies made me give it to *Everett*, to take back with him to *Columbia*, because he was a *translator*, and he would find it *interesting*.

Bullies.

Posted by Dixon on August 8, 2005 04:54 PM

 

 

It's interesting that "gypsy punk is becoming part of the subculture rather than pop culture." I'm not so sure that's true. Either way, I'm all for it, as it's such a highly energetic music that touches a cord with my heritage (while I'm not Roma, my family might owe some of it's musical inspiration to the gypsies who sold them violins and taught them scales on the streets of the old country.)

Posted by Steve Birek on August 8, 2005 04:12 PM

 

 

 

Zoilus by Carl Wilson