• American Apparel has guts:
They sell these super-trendy, plain clothes that are always only solid colors (never any patterns), and they charge more than most other places (because the items are made in America? – Los Angeles to be specific?).
Their current marketing consists of intentionally-shoddy, low-budget photography (but of course still touched up a bit) of alleged staff members in random, awkward areas, protraying some sort of naive shadiness (such as the series shot in Mexico City). F*cking brilliant is what it is.
• There’s this guy that was sitting out by those discount stores on 31st street near 21st ave in Astoria – he was singing with a voice raspier and more scratchy (unfortunately a touch less deep, as well) than Tom Waits.