In keeping with today’s theme of “Hipster: Does that mean anything?” I’m going to repost this video (via Stereogum) of Henry Rollins “hanging out” with Shirin Neshat. Neshat is an Iranian artist who’s now banned from her home country – most likely for exercising a normal thought process… and… for doing so while having a vagina.
Forever the egomaniacal “smart guy” in the room, Rollins manages to develop “drama” and “tension” in this vignette with some random hipster. Granted, this tart from Bushwick should’ve shut her mouth and let them film, but Rollins goes WAAAAY overboard. Managing to both lose his grasp on the situation and the reality of how stupid this whole charade seems. Why are they in the Cake Shop in the first place? DID I MENTION THIS IS FOR GERMAN TELEVISION?
In true douche bag glory, Rollins still manages to plug his “famous” and “grammy winning” book.
Way to stay on topic. I’m sure all Iranian artists are interested in your book. Oh also remember when you made this? You fucking jackass.
Oh also for NY hipsters: Todd P is in the back of Cake Shop looking like the cultural non sequitur he is…