“Law & Order: Criminal Intent” Breaks Down The Unfairness Of The Music Business
The episode, which is not online in sanctioned form but can be found on YouTube in chunks, also had a few interesting takes on the world of “hipsters” (the program guide’s wording, not mine): they all live in hippy-dippy loft communes in Williamsburg, yet feed off that collective creative energy in a way that makes their music mimic a bad Stevie Ray Vaughn cover band; their drummers have zero technique, but are rife with paranoid fantasies about real-estate developers; there are bedbugs. (OK, so that last bit isn’t all that far off.) But Goldblum’s rant–which is truncated a bit by the still-helpful uploader of the clip above–and its punctuation by his quite-good piano playing actually felt kinda true-to-life, perhaps because of his unbridled enthusiasm for the role he’s playing.
Rock Star [USA Network] Jeff Goldblum Is Really, Really Excited About Joining “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.” Really. [ArtsBeat; HT Jami Attenberg]