Here’s a keeper from the New York Post, June 29, 2003. In an article explaining why Friendster.com is so cool, it name-checks Albert Hammond Jr. as a member of the social network (sadly with only six friends).
Check out their new story highlighting Albert’s new custom-built three bedroom farmhouse situated in Eldred, NY. “This is exactly what I need to slow things down; to feed my creativity and my soul,” Albert tells the Post.
The co-op pad at 141 East 3rd Street was originally listed for $1.199 million last August, but the buyer dropped out. The apartment was listed again at $999,000, but vanished from real estate sites by January. According to the NY Post, Albert bought the place in 2005 for $770,000.
With the lone exception of three strategically placed guitars in the foyer, living room, and bedroom as well as a stack of records in the living area, nothing in the photos of the apartment screams “rock musician living quarters.” In fact, the pictures reveal that the 1,200 square foot abode to be nearly obsessive compulsively clean. It’s partly due to some minor restaging by someone… looks as though Albert’s makeshift recording studio has appropriately been converted into a bedroom scene for the opening:
In honor of Valentine’s Day (tomorrow), I present you a story that has been out for a little bit, but will perhaps inspire some romanticism in your life… Recently Albert Hammond Jr. and his lady love, model Agyness Deyn, posed for a fashion spread in Vogue magazine (you know, like you do).
Check out some of the glamorous pictures below:
For those that are a little less inclined to appreciate the gooey nature of the spread, a bit of conflicting news. Although it is stated in the Vogue piece that Al and Aggy are engaged, a more recent NY Magazine interview with Agyness reveals something a bit different. [click to continue…]
“Theyâ€™re for the person who needs his one suit for a wedding,” Hammond told NY Magazine. “Heâ€™d rather get something like this than go to Menâ€™s Wearhouse, pay the same amount, and look like an out-of-date parent.”
And seeing as how Urbinati has styled a slew of diminutive male stars like James McAvoy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Michael Angarano, I wonder if men of slimmer (and smaller) statures will easily be able to slip into the brand.
This Friday, 8/15/08, After the Jump is presenting Longwave at Music Hall of Williamsburg at 10pm. It’s the official after-party for the Regina Spektor/Albert Hammond, Jr McCarren Pool concert. Come out and enjoy the great free music!
According to an MTV News interview with Roca, after the band saw a rough cut of the footage, they extended positive words about the documentary–but only a short time later, the band released a live concert music video for “Black Math,” (below) which mirrored the style of the footage Roca had shown them, and the band cut off all communication.
“Black Math” (live) music video in black, white, and red.
I kinda forgot about the documentary, only hearing about it in passing–almost as it if never existed, gathering a myth of its own. I heard about a friend of a friend who had seen it, maybe, and said it was pretty cool, etc.
But it seems as though a few months ago someone had managed to get a copy of the documentary and upload some clips of it to the internet, and only recently did I become aware of it. [click to continue…]
Need I mention how cool it was that Albert wore a Yeah Yeah Yeahs pin on SNL? Rock on, my man!
Also, Left-side people and Euro-trash: The Vue go on tour with BRMC and team up w/ some regional acts (including the Detroit Cobras).
On the Golden Globes, is it just me, or does everyone look insanely skinny in the pictures? Flockhart and Parker looked like they came straight out of grade school. It’s like everyone stopped eating because Portia de Rossi ate their food. Kate looked normal.. but I don’t know what Cate was wearing. Kate Hudson showed off her minus A-cup and MacDowell showed of her new plastic knockers. Thora looks good from a distance, but upclose she looked sorta lumpy.