Tony Judt Loved New York, But Sometimes It Brought Him Down

“To be sure, we all have our complaints. And while there is no other city where I could imagine living, there are many places that, for different purposes, I would rather be. But this too is a very New York sentiment.”
The posthumous op-ed from Tony Judt in today’s Times reads like a scholarly, world-history-considering version of LCD Soundsystem’s “New York I Love You, But You’re Bringing Me Down.” Speaking of LCD Soundsystem, and how mind-blowingly awesome they are live (were we speaking of that? we should have been), they have a live-in-studio album (God, that sounds dumb, but you know what I mean, right?) coming out tomorrow. I’m very interested in it.