Is It Funny? Episode 13: Fran Lebowitz & Cool

Guess who’s back?

I manage to get all the way through this episode referring only to ‘the Scorsese show’ which of course is Pretend It’s A City, which is on Netflix and has the director following around his pal Fran Lebowitz and chatting with her in various places, as a follow up to his HBO documentary Public Speaking. I cogitate on what cool is and why and how Lebowitz defined a certain NYC/art world/film world cool for me as a kid in the sticks reading Interview Magazine along side my various music mags. I may or may not have invented an entirely spurious term, the ‘weirdo ceiling’ (cf glass) and am definitely uncool.

Which is fine: Cool takes a lot of work to maintain.

Listen here.