“[Strokes lead singer Julian] Casablancas seems to have grown the most, articulating the cycle of disillusionment and reillusionment and redisillusionment that defines New York hipster social life like Dorothy Parker in shredded Chuck Taylors. Yesterday they’ll talk about us/And tomorrow they won’t care, he sings on ‘15 Minutes,’ kissing off coolness and sounding cooler than ever in the process.”
âAlex Pappademas, writing about the Strokes in the January GQ
Never mind that unfortunate image of Dorothy Parker in Converse sneakers. Never mind “reillusionment.” (Why would anyone say “disillusionment” rather than “disillusion” anyway?
A rock critic thinks it’s cool when a band sings about the transience of fame in a song called “15 Minutes”? I think we are lowering the bar for “growth” here…..