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I was surprised to search and find he has no thread of his own.

His Beirut show had problems. But it was the best argument for supporting our military without supporting our government I've seen in a while.

yes. (kenan), Tuesday, 22 August 2006 02:06 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Oh good God.

jaymc (jaymc), Tuesday, 22 August 2006 02:20 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Did this thread just crash and burn in the initial post?

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 22 August 2006 02:22 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Looks like it, eh Ned?

M. White (Miguelito), Tuesday, 22 August 2006 02:24 (twelve years ago) Permalink

It's possible. But I want John to explain himself.

don't call it a comeback (kenan), Tuesday, 22 August 2006 02:27 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Oh, nevermind.

don't call it a comeback (kenan), Tuesday, 22 August 2006 02:31 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I've been taken down before, and even quickly, but never by someone that I actually know and like. This is a sign.

machu picachu (kenan), Tuesday, 22 August 2006 02:56 (twelve years ago) Permalink

fuck a military. i like anthony though. i liked when he went to iceland.

scott seward (scott seward), Tuesday, 22 August 2006 03:00 (twelve years ago) Permalink

best argument for supporting our military without supporting our government I've seen in a while

This sentence remains assez opaque to me.

I loved the contrast between his self-identification as a 'no bullshit' kinda guy and the realization that he's with a lot of other quite lucky people in a nice hotel, swimming and getting a tan while they 'await their fate'. Bourdain's life, of late has seemed a paradise: food, drink, drugs, travel, but all of a sudden he was forced to come to terms with the fact that he's livin' the high life, comparatively.

M. White (Miguelito), Tuesday, 22 August 2006 03:11 (twelve years ago) Permalink

This sentence remains assez opaque to me.

It doesn't seem so silly if you've seen the episode, and know Bourdain's general attitude toward war and the military, ans especially not if you share his views. He's not a big fan of war, is critical of our government, but was himself stunned by the generosity, personability, and machine-like competency of the US Marines. These are really good people, he said in no uncertain terms.

machu picachu (kenan), Tuesday, 22 August 2006 04:38 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Not just that they're good people -- he seems to think that most people are good -- but that the same government who is so incompetent at the top could still be able to train people to be so exceptional at a military level. Our military excels in far more in just killing people. That's what I got that I don't often get elsewhere.

machu picachu (kenan), Tuesday, 22 August 2006 04:43 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I've never seen any of his TV shows (afaik they've never been on British TV) but his writing is great in small doses. After a while though, the macho bullshit becomes exasperating. You're cooking dinner for people, not bombing a village.
Same with Gordon Ramsay - overcompensating for the fact that they spend most of their time wearing an apron, baking nice cakes.

bham (bham), Tuesday, 22 August 2006 08:21 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i was impressed by his beirut show. for those that didn't see the show, here's an article he wrote about his experience in beirut:

http://www.salon.com/mwt/feature/2006/07/28/bourdain_beirut/

Our military excels in far more in just killing people. That's what I got that I don't often get elsewhere.

i've heard lots of bad shit about some of the military, but the marines are generally thought of as a different caliber. they seem to demonstrate this on the USS nashville, and in a different way than expected. they're thought of as so hardcore and badass, and here they are described over and over as compassionate and kind as they efficiently evacuate lots of freaked-out and confused people.

Juulia (julesbdules), Tuesday, 22 August 2006 16:30 (twelve years ago) Permalink

And here's a good online chat he did about the same thing:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/discussion/2006/07/25/DI2006072501108.html?sub=AR

I read A Cook's Tour recently and really liked it.

Jordan (Jordan), Tuesday, 22 August 2006 16:47 (twelve years ago) Permalink

what does it mean to say an entire category of laborer is made up of "good people"? i find the statement totally bizarre.

i like anthony bourdain a lot. i still have never eaten at les halles, mainly because it seems overpriced for what it is - howEVA - i NEVER eat fish at restaurants on mondays now because of him (don't know whether i'm grateful or annoyed by this)

Euai Kapaui (tracerhand), Tuesday, 22 August 2006 17:31 (twelve years ago) Permalink

hahah me too.

s1ocki (slutsky), Tuesday, 22 August 2006 17:33 (twelve years ago) Permalink

The fish tip is a really good one.

GILLY'S BAGG'EAR VANCE OF COUPARI (Ex Leon), Tuesday, 22 August 2006 17:51 (twelve years ago) Permalink

After a while though, the macho bullshit becomes exasperating

I knew there was a reason behind my kneejerk attitude toward this dude.

Actually, most of my antipathy is just because the Chicago thread talks about him all the time, and I had no idea who he was or why I should care about him.

Sorry, Kenan.

jaymc (jaymc), Tuesday, 22 August 2006 17:52 (twelve years ago) Permalink

One thing I liked about A Cook's Tour is that it was surprisingly unmacho, given his reputation (he even cops to his own macho bullshit at one point). I still haven't read Kitchen Confidential.

Jordan (Jordan), Tuesday, 22 August 2006 17:54 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Damn it, do they rerun his show during the week? I saw it last week and was planning on seeing the Beirut one but spaced it off...

mike h. (mike h.), Tuesday, 22 August 2006 18:21 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i totally lurve a.b.

and i'll fourth the fish tip!

ai lien (kold_krush), Tuesday, 22 August 2006 18:44 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i like his tv show. i liked kitchen confidential in spite of all the jerry stahl-itude. ("hey, dig me! i shot dope, cuss a lot, and like punk rock. i am a badass."). he seems to be outgrowing that.

dan (dan), Tuesday, 22 August 2006 18:51 (twelve years ago) Permalink

My favorite part of the Beirut episode was when he was going stir crazy and convinced the hotel to let him use the kitchen to cook for his crew.

M. White (Miguelito), Tuesday, 22 August 2006 19:07 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Before you blackball Monday's fish, find out if it was frozen at sea anyway.

Paul Eater (eater), Tuesday, 22 August 2006 19:14 (twelve years ago) Permalink

You know, it's perfectly possible that he actually IS a hard ass, and that none of us could, or would choose, in a million quadrillion years, to do his job -- or at least the ones that got him where he is. It could conceivably be macho (or, if not necessarily gendered, at least supah-dupah haaard) and at the same time not bullshit! Anyway, A Cook's Tour was pretty sweet and mushy and people-oriented, tbh.

Laurel (Laurel), Tuesday, 22 August 2006 19:15 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i NEVER eat fish at restaurants on mondays now because of him (don't know whether i'm grateful or annoyed by this)

-- Euai Kapaui (tracerhan...), Today 11:31 AM. (tracerhand) (later)


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hahah me too.
-- s1ocki (slytus...), Today 11:33 AM. (slutsky)

Some fish markets/distributors are open on Monday! Maybe not on the East Coast but elsewhere in the world Monday is just dandy.

Steve Shasta (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 22 August 2006 19:37 (twelve years ago) Permalink

it's not monday's fish that's the problem, it's the leftover fish from the weekend - that you ordered friday morning and so was caught thursday - that you didn't quite calculate perfectly about, that you don't want to throw away because that represents 100% loss... and it still SMELLS ok...

Euai Kapaui (tracerhand), Tuesday, 22 August 2006 20:46 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Which is precisely why I don't go on Sunday (nevermind Monday).

But Bourdain is definitely telling you something: go out Tuesday/Fridays for fish.

Steve Shasta (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 22 August 2006 20:52 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Sushi on Friday -- aw yeah.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 22 August 2006 20:53 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I have never read Bourdain, have never much enjoyed Les Halles downtown (for the third time, probably), and enjoy Monday fish if in a good enough restaurant.

gabbneb (gabbneb), Tuesday, 22 August 2006 20:58 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Has anyone here who has read his books (esp. Kitchen Confidential) ever worked in a real fast-paced, busy kitchen(s) for any significant length of time? This is part of the real appeal of Bourdain's writing, the fact that he tells it exactly how it is. The first time I picked up that book I had several years behind the line in a couple of different places under my belt. I read about a chapter or so. Several times I said, out loud: "I have done that!" or "That happens all the fucking time!" Just wondering if anyone else has had similar connections because what he talks and writes about that line of work is the Way It Really Is.

daniel striped tiger (OutDatWay), Tuesday, 22 August 2006 21:17 (twelve years ago) Permalink

gabbneb i believe AB makes the point that it is not just mediocre chefs/restaurants that behave that way about fish - it is every restaurant that cares about making money (all of them)

Euai Kapaui (tracerhand), Tuesday, 22 August 2006 21:59 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Not every (esp. cost-minded) restaurant buys a surplus of highly-perishable items. Some chefs are actually excellent planners.

Steve Shasta (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 22 August 2006 22:06 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Laurel OTM about everything. He acts all arrogant and nasty, but really, he's neither of those things. On his show, he's clearly being a dick about things for theatrical value. There may have been a time -- maybe around the time he wrote KC -- when he genuinely was arrogant, but even now he regularly describes KC as "this obnoxious book I wrote that made me famous." He's mellowed. Even his anti-vegetarian stance is not quite as hard as it seems to be:

I’m okay with people who are horrified by cruelty to animals. I understand that completely. Who isn’t? Well, a lot of people aren’t, but I am.

always crashing in other people's cars (kenan), Wednesday, 23 August 2006 01:10 (twelve years ago) Permalink

This doesn't really fit in anywhere, but I have to share. I was in line at one of AB's book signings, and this woman in front of me turned & asked me, rather pointedly, if I liked Anthony Bourdain. I replied "Of course. He's great! Don't you like him?"

She wrinkled her nose & said "My husband loves him, I'm only here because of him. I just want to see if he's clean."

When I asked her what she meant she smiled in this deranged way and said primly "He looks so dirty on TV. I just came to see if he's clean in real life, or if he really is that dirty."

I swear, she's the single weirdest person I've ever encountered.

VegemiteGrrl (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 23 August 2006 01:24 (twelve years ago) Permalink

haha Did she mean "tanned"?

always crashing in other people's cars (kenan), Wednesday, 23 August 2006 01:31 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"He looks so... BROWN!"

always crashing in other people's cars (kenan), Wednesday, 23 August 2006 01:31 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I never did get to ask her what her final verdict was -- he showed up in a nice white shirt & jeans, looked pretty clean to me. (and ladies, the dude is HELLA handsome in real life, even more than on TV)

I can just picture her snapping on a white cotton glove & giving him the 'finger test' at the signing table....

VegemiteGrrl (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 23 August 2006 01:40 (twelve years ago) Permalink

the Chicago thread talks about him all the time

No.

I like A.B., from what I'v read. And I totally support Nice Guys in the Military, but I support neither the gov't nor the "military."

Also, Dan's right -- I've spent some time in commercial kitchens, and he pretty much nails it.

gbx (skowly), Wednesday, 23 August 2006 01:46 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Just wondering if anyone else has had similar connections because what he talks and writes about that line of work is the Way It Really Is.

When I first read Kitchen Confidential I loved it because it showed the Way It Really Is. Now I hate Bourdain because he is an example of The Way It Really Is. He is just the sort of macho, self-aggrandizing, control freak that plagues too many restaurant and makes life miserable for the rest of the staff including waiters, managers, cooks, runners, bussers, and even owners.

I'm Over Bourdain (unclejessjess), Wednesday, 23 August 2006 02:53 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I'm glad I got out of that and back into the comforting arms of academia.

daniel striped tiger (OutDatWay), Wednesday, 23 August 2006 02:56 (twelve years ago) Permalink

xpost Spoken like a true waiter.

always crashing in other people's cars (kenan), Wednesday, 23 August 2006 03:01 (twelve years ago) Permalink

heh

daniel striped tiger (OutDatWay), Wednesday, 23 August 2006 03:05 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Believe me, you'd hear the same thing from cooks and other kitchen staff if they 1) were not in the throes of Stockholm Syndrome 2) weren't aspiring to the glorified traits they see in the crazy chef.

I think my breaking point was when I saw Bourdain on The Restaurant, dining at Rocco's in NY with another chef, talking some crap about "Chefs embody madmen, visionaries and artists, all in one body..." as the camera spun and zoomed giddily about them. Blarf.

The Pig on the Stairs (hanging in a groovy purple shirt) (unclejessjess), Wednesday, 23 August 2006 03:11 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Chefs are a necessary evil. You gotta have someone who can earn an inflated wage to make a bunch of fuck-ups turn out cuisine for their unbelievably meager salaries.

The Pig on the Stairs (hanging in a groovy purple shirt) (unclejessjess), Wednesday, 23 August 2006 03:14 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Great chefs make great food. Let's not forget food in our waiterly bitterness.

That said, I have never tasted Bourdain's food, and from what I have heard he's a good, workmanlike chef but not a truly special one. He seems to know his French comfort food, which is still better than what most of America ever eats.

But whatever, he's not even a chef anymore, he's a full-time writer and TV personality. Fuck TV -- he's a professional personality. I happen to like this personality. Some will not.

always crashing in other people's cars (kenan), Wednesday, 23 August 2006 03:43 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I like Bourdain. What I don't like is when people talk about working in restaurants. It's almost as bad as listening to someone tell you about a dream they had. Sitting around a table enjoying a beer and people start talking about how they got double sat with 15 12-tops and they were totally in the weeds. No shop talk!

So I like Bourdain, but only when he is eating durian.

Jeff. (Jeff), Wednesday, 23 August 2006 11:10 (twelve years ago) Permalink

(cue talking about working in a restaurant)...

The fish tip doesn't hold true right across the board though, where I work we sell out of stuff over the weekend, so a fresh fish delivery arrives on Monday.

Matt (Matt), Wednesday, 23 August 2006 11:28 (twelve years ago) Permalink

nevertheless a seed of DOWT has been planted.

maybe this is why Friday has always =ed "fish day"?

"is everybody happy? well i should say!"

Euai Kapaui (tracerhand), Wednesday, 23 August 2006 12:32 (twelve years ago) Permalink

They need to take the facade and put it in the Met.

Yerac, Sunday, 10 June 2018 18:25 (six months ago) Permalink

Not to chase conspiracy theories, but I hope the police etc. covered both erotic auto-asphyxiation and Black Cube.

... (Eazy), Sunday, 10 June 2018 21:30 (six months ago) Permalink

wow you’re firing up the fan fiction machine early

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 10 June 2018 21:53 (six months ago) Permalink

sometimes a guy hanging himself in a hotel is just a guy hanging himself in a hotel

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 10 June 2018 21:55 (six months ago) Permalink

if there's something fishy I'd have thought chantix would be involved.

dan selzer, Sunday, 10 June 2018 22:31 (six months ago) Permalink

let's not do this

k3vin k., Sunday, 10 June 2018 22:32 (six months ago) Permalink

seriously!!

Simon H., Sunday, 10 June 2018 22:38 (six months ago) Permalink

Sorry but it's an honest issue and one he's talked about before.

dan selzer, Sunday, 10 June 2018 23:06 (six months ago) Permalink

do you expect to learn anything by hypothesizing? you'll get an autopsy result etc soon enough.

Simon H., Sunday, 10 June 2018 23:21 (six months ago) Permalink

i feel like you should all stfu unless youre posting sweet and touching rememberances

global tetrahedron, Sunday, 10 June 2018 23:22 (six months ago) Permalink

this is more like a thought exercise & not technically “about” Bourdain but i think it hews pretty close to something that feels true imo

https://www.popehat.com/2018/06/10/randazza-trying-to-make-sense-of-bourdain/

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 10 June 2018 23:27 (six months ago) Permalink

i have been thinking a lot about how shattering it must have been for Eric Ripert to find him :(

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 10 June 2018 23:36 (six months ago) Permalink

do you expect to learn anything by hypothesizing? you'll get an autopsy result etc soon enough.


I’m expecting the medical examiner to read my post and keep that in mind.

dan selzer, Sunday, 10 June 2018 23:38 (six months ago) Permalink

There's a great Maron WTF podcast with Bourdain from 2011. Regardless of what you think of Maron, it's a great discussion.

Benjamin-, Sunday, 10 June 2018 23:47 (six months ago) Permalink

<3 Ripert, hope he’s doing ok

mh, Sunday, 10 June 2018 23:54 (six months ago) Permalink

I seriously cringed the other day when my mom kind of tapered off after half-postulating about past drug use and what it does to your mind

the truth is there are a million things that can be contributing factors, sometimes specific things you can point at, but suicide isn’t something where finding a factor you can point at and decide the case is closed. like so many things in life, it’s something where attempting to rationalize it is a somewhat greedy act on behalf of those of us still here, because we can’t know another person’s mind

it’s not a space shuttle explosion where you point at a faulty gasket and say “hmm yes, this was the cause”. and that’s the human condition right there, we’re not knowable

mh, Sunday, 10 June 2018 23:59 (six months ago) Permalink

I love Ripert. I just don't know. It's a lot right now and all this internalized hypothesizing that is human nature. I would hope people try to think about those they are leaving behind with the brunt of discovery.

Yerac, Monday, 11 June 2018 00:00 (six months ago) Permalink

Regardless, NYC should make a permanent memorial. He was important and quintessentially part of the oxygen and fever of NY.

Yerac, Monday, 11 June 2018 00:02 (six months ago) Permalink

xxpost mh yeah that is very true
anyway like i said, that dude’s piece seemed more like a thought exercise than insight, i just was kinda moved by it

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 11 June 2018 00:06 (six months ago) Permalink

Watched some of the "CNN Remembers..." thing and, outside of Fox & Friends, there may not be a dumber, more shallow, person to get a reaction from than Wolf Blitzer. I mean, I already knew this, but it was thrown into sharp relief here.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 11 June 2018 03:06 (six months ago) Permalink

yeah i dunno why but i didnt realize that it was literally going to be *cnn anchors* remember Bourdain

like who are half these clowns to him anyway except people he said hi to in the hallway

i watched a bit & turned it off. i’d rather hear from his crew etc

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 11 June 2018 03:42 (six months ago) Permalink

it’s not a space shuttle explosion where you point at a faulty gasket and say “hmm yes, this was the cause”.

otmfm

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 11 June 2018 04:58 (six months ago) Permalink

honestly I want to see the Wolf Blitzer memorial speech because, man, that would have really irritated Tony

mh, Monday, 11 June 2018 13:53 (six months ago) Permalink

honestly I want to see the Wolf Blitzer memorial speech because, man, that would have really irritated Tony

yeah, if ever there was a reason to keep living...

CARL MARKS PRINCIPAL INVESTING AND ADVISORY SERVICES (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 11 June 2018 15:34 (six months ago) Permalink

David Simon:

http://davidsimon.com/tony/

dan selzer, Monday, 11 June 2018 18:31 (six months ago) Permalink

Holy shit at the CIA stuff!

Simon H., Monday, 11 June 2018 18:46 (six months ago) Permalink

Now that's a hell of a read. Especially said stuff, yeah.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 11 June 2018 18:47 (six months ago) Permalink

awesome

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 11 June 2018 19:11 (six months ago) Permalink

good piece

Nhex, Monday, 11 June 2018 19:27 (six months ago) Permalink

man i hope the cia show gets made one way or another

CARL MARKS PRINCIPAL INVESTING AND ADVISORY SERVICES (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 11 June 2018 19:47 (six months ago) Permalink

it is a sad state of affairs in the world of television that a David Simon/Anthony Bourdain series about the CIA can't find backing.

dan selzer, Monday, 11 June 2018 20:05 (six months ago) Permalink

“I can read a fucking book. Same as the rest of you fucks.”

mh, Monday, 11 June 2018 20:10 (six months ago) Permalink

A couple of direct, unfussy pieces by 2 travel writers for the NY Times on what Bourdain meant to them:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/11/travel/anthony-bourdain-jada-yuan-lucas-peterson.html

o. nate, Tuesday, 12 June 2018 00:19 (six months ago) Permalink

<3 love those

i just watched the s4e5 ep in Hue, Vietnam & my
god it was beautiful. i cried. more and more I see the difference in episodes between the places he’s just sort of carried along by, and places he loves and/or where he connects with the people. when he really connects with place & ppl the way he does over and over again in vietnam, it’s like a magic spell. incredible tv.

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 12 June 2018 00:56 (six months ago) Permalink

Perfect:

When @MeredthSalenger and I honeymooned in Paris our friends & family put together lists of places to eat and things to do. Then I sent those lists to Anthony Bourdain for his input. This was his response. I love and miss him: pic.twitter.com/1YFI7zScz0

— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) June 10, 2018

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 12 June 2018 04:23 (six months ago) Permalink

sorry for shitposting

idk if this was posted upthread bit this 2016 interview covers some good ground & yielded the phrase “some fucking Mumford & Sons IPA” which will liive forever in my heart

https://www.thrillist.com/entertainment/nation/anthony-bourdain-interview-appetites-cookbook

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 12 June 2018 05:12 (six months ago) Permalink

I kind of remembered why I fell off on watching the show. Whatever dumb conservative hack made the point that he'd hook up with an American celebrity/musician/writer in another place was right. It's completely down to my own biases, but the new Berlin episode, he met with a local Berlin musician I really like (Ellen Allien) but the segment was really short. Then he met up with, and I'm not going to drop the name here, an American living in Berlin who was relatively affable that dropped this little rockist rant and admitted while he lives there, he's not playing shows in Berlin!

I might be projecting, but those moments always seemed like a mix of playing to type and bridge-building: here's this guy who is on the surface like me, but here's what he's doing that's more globally conscious. I just never really saw Bourdain as that guy anymore and those dudes are what I kind of left behind.

mh, Tuesday, 12 June 2018 14:28 (six months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Not much to say other than this still makes me feel terribly sad and I think about AB a lot.

Netflix in the UK have recently thrown up most (if not all) of Parts Unknown which is great. On top of that, I've been catching later episodes of No Reservations on YouTube and they look great. I'm not a foodie, although I have a peripheral interest in cooking and the episodes don't all work for me especially the ones in the USA for some reason, but as travelogues when they get it right, it's sublime, compulsive. I realised that it's possibly because there's very little of the numbing repetition or redundancy within the episodes which, for a lifestyle channel show, I imagine they had to fight to resist.

MaresNest, Tuesday, 31 July 2018 13:45 (four months ago) Permalink

I've had the last interview with Bourdain open for a week in a tab on my browser. I can't bring myself to read it yet.

Yerac, Tuesday, 31 July 2018 15:09 (four months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Carrie Goldberg, her lawyer who handled the matter, read email messages from The Times, according to two people familiar with the case, but she has not responded.

As the NYT article notes, that's this Carrie Goldberg, feminist lawyer extraordinaire, who's made a big name for herself representing victims of revenge porn. That's a striking detail.

JRN, Monday, 20 August 2018 03:26 (three months ago) Permalink

really curious who anonymously leaked this to the times...

J0rdan S., Monday, 20 August 2018 06:06 (three months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Watching the series finale, it’s clear that Bourdain drew a lot of cultural inspiration from the art and music produced on the Lower East Side during that era. Over the course of the episode, Tony chats with a number of influential musicians (Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, Richard Hell, Harley Flanagan), artists (Joe Coleman, Kembra Pfahler, John Lurie), and filmmakers (Jim Jarmusch, Amos Poe, Fab 5 Freddy). And he visits an array of East Village and Lower East Side institutions with these local legends, including Veselka, John’s of 12th Street, and Ray’s Candy Store. The Zero Point Zero Production crew did an amazing job paying homage to the punk and no wave scenes with the editing and musical cues in this episode, and the incorporation of archival footage.

curmudgeon, Friday, 30 November 2018 18:10 (one week ago) Permalink

That’s from Eater.com re the recently aired Parts Unknown final episode. I found it interesting to watch Tony and the others struggle with themes of nostalgia versus the present. He seemed very subdued . John Lurie making him two hard boiled eggs was a nice touch.

curmudgeon, Friday, 30 November 2018 18:16 (one week ago) Permalink

Elegiac Far West Texas episode is worth watching too (it aired just before the East Village finale). Without Boudain's v/o I'm seeing just how great the cinematography is.

Elvis Telecom, Sunday, 2 December 2018 21:05 (one week ago) Permalink

Oh, missed that West Texas one. Will look for it.

curmudgeon, Monday, 3 December 2018 18:08 (one week ago) Permalink

i enjoyed this

https://www.gq.com/story/anthony-bourdain-men-of-the-year-tribute

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 4 December 2018 19:10 (one week ago) Permalink

Thanks for posting that. I teared up reading it.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Wednesday, 5 December 2018 13:28 (one week ago) Permalink


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