Oh cool, a cop on horseback
January 20, 2014 7:41 AM   Subscribe

Here's a tour of the East Village in 1993, courtesy of local Iggy Pop. via
posted by timshel (5 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
That was fun, thanks for posting it. It's great to watch 1993 NYC go by in the background; I kept expecting to see one of my worthless friends. (Also, I can't believe that was over twenty years ago...) Gotta love Iggy, too. Great stuff. (By the way, the quote is actually "Oh cool, a horseback cop.")
posted by languagehat at 9:05 AM on January 20, 2014 [1 favorite]

Excellent, cheers. The bit where's he's talking about filming Coffee and Cigarettes with Tom Waits is brilliant.
posted by dng at 10:22 AM on January 20, 2014

It's amazing how any time you see footage of Iggy, he just seems like such an upbeat, good-natured guy.

Also, props to the riot grrrl jaywalking disdainfully in front of the police van.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 11:41 AM on January 20, 2014 [6 favorites]

Jesus Christ... "Wild America" was 21 years ago? Unreal.

It was a good time, for me, the early to mid nineties. 1993... good job, plenty of money, happily married, 33 going on 34, in rude health... I had another four years before it all went tits up. Jesus, time. What are you like?
posted by Decani at 6:50 AM on January 21, 2014

But I was there! On that street! That year! So how on earth can it all look so dated and old and like it's from another generation?

Also inexplicable: how someone who lives off sandwiches, cake, and strong coffee can be so trim and have such good posture.
posted by The corpse in the library at 8:59 AM on January 21, 2014 [1 favorite]

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