November 21, 2005
Gothamist's Opinionist this week was not impressed by Maureen Dowd's Are Men Necessary?: When Sexes Collide.
Schwartzman met Ben Lee at a party in Los Angeles when the Australian was going out with Claire Danes.
"We really are like best friends, like I call him when there is trouble or no trouble," Schwartzman said of the friendship.
"When he was in LA, he would live with me and we would get up in the morning and drink tea and write music together."
EC: On the one hand, you’ve gotten this laudatory, really complimentary praise. And on the other hand, you’ve got some people who just have really scathing, almost personal things to say about the band and your sound and influences.
Toby: They just didn’t like it I guess. The influences are as clear as day. The Beatles, the Beach boys, the Band, Neil Young. It’s all that stuff. But were not trying to imitate anybody. That’s just what we like.
"You're Gonna Miss Me" is a documentary about Roky Erickson.
T-shirt of the day: "RIAA poison"