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Slow Century
3.18.2003 by Dan Beirne, every Wednesday.


Nathan Lane comes over every Wednesday to the house to watch a movie, or just chat with Dan. Dan found these little chats so interesting, he decided to tape-record them and tell the world all the neat things Nathan had to say about movies and stuff.


Wednesday, March 12th, cloudy

Slow Century (2002): Documentary on the band Pavement. Includes all thirteen videos by the band.

Nathan: A burn victim in a prom dress.

Me: I just think this is some of the most clever music I've ever heard.

Nathan: A swimsuit model in a wheelchair.

Me: Never before have I seen more of myself in a band.

(you can hear Nathan clipping his fingernails)

Me: It's like reading about your grandparents. This is something I could do.

Nathan: People working on their screenplay.

Me: I think "Painted Soldiers" is the best video on here.

Nathan: Waking up and realizing it's 6pm.

Me: Even though it's a Spiral Stairs song, which sucks.

Nathan: A writer who knows they're bad.

Me: I just think it's the best made. Though I've heard other people say "Carrot Rope" is their favourite.

Nathan: Turning off the television.

Me: What do you think?

Nathan: Clipping your fingernails.

Me: Anyway, this live footage would be great, except for this cameraman who keeps zooming in on this one girl in the crowd. It's kinda depressing.

Nathan: A man on the bus scaring a young girl with his innocent questions.

Me: Isn't it strange how one day you can hate something, and then the next day you can love it?

Nathan: Jokes about Michael Jackson.

Me: I was sitting on the subway the other day, and I could hear Pavement playing in someone else's headphones. It was so great.

(you can hear my mom slam the fridge. it was an accident)

Me: Stephen Malkmus has a new album coming out. Are you going to get it?

Nathan: Talking about homework.

Me: I probably am. Probably.

Nathan: "I think they want us to leave".

Me: Yesterday, I ate a pudding cup, and then put the empty cup in the toaster by mistake. How crazy is that?

Nathan: Happy fat girls.

Me: I like that shirt. Were you wearing it last week?

(you can hear me sniffling. I have the sniffles)

Me: Sometimes I do that. I have specific clothes that I like to wear that represent my personality, but then I end up wearing like the same shirt to the same class like three weeks in a row.

Nathan: Other people's mail.

Me: People must think I'm an idiot.

Nathan: Day-old balloons.

Me: Like I never change my clothes or something.

Nathan: Sitting here with you.

as always, you can e-mail Nathan at hakunamattata69@hotmail.com to talk about movies or just chat about whatever.




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