May 01, 2006

BDO crush #2, revisited

When I was in Wellington, either in Real Groovy or in Slow Boat, I spotted a Dirtbombs album. Imagine my surprise to see one of my BDO crushes on the cover! (I had about 5; no results ;) Turns out that Ben, the cuuuute blonde who was one of the White Stripes elite (ie dressed in black suit and tie with red shirt and a little red feather in his black fedora) is the drummer in the Dirtbombs, which means he must be the Ben Blackwell that I read about in the (decidedly average) White Stripes bio, 'Sweethearts of the Blues' by Denise Sullivan. And has a record label. More insights here. I'm nothing if not thorough.

I like finding out they're famous afterwards. I think it makes the crush more authentic, and me less of a (wannabe) starfucker. (That's a joke.) (No, it really is.)

Also: the Elliott Smith obsession continues... I have 'Angeles' and 'I Better Be Quiet Now' on repeat in my head.. if you're wondering wtf?! you can hear some of his stuff here.

5 Comments:

Blogger Hannah said...

Try having Mr Ben Blackwell, followed by Mr Troy Ferguson, walk past you.. I actually buckled at the knees and had to sit down on the ledge behind me.

6:54 AM  
Anonymous Lisa said...

I enjoy Elliot Smith also. And I have no idea who Ben Blackwell is but your description makes him sound hot.

7:17 AM  
Blogger Jessie said...

You have some idea, surely, after my informative post and illuminatory links.

7:33 AM  
Blogger Meg said...

OMG, Ben's even cooler than you first thought - you star-spotter! I'm very impressed...

4:32 AM  
Blogger Hannah said...

perhaps I should have specified that down to 'try being me, the hopeless swooner that I am, and having..' them walk past. Dear me.

10:27 AM  

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