A few years ago my circle of friends had a running joke/game where we'd offhandedly refer to celebrities with as short a nickname as possible, like we were close pals. Christian Bale = ChriBa. Heath Ledger, HeLed. Rae Dawn Chong was often brought up for no reason since it's so fun to say "RaDaCha." My favorite nickname, though, was for my imaginary boyfriend and star of two of my favorite movies Joseph Gordon Levitt. JoGorLev made a playlist of personal theme songs for characters he's played for the Guest DJ Project on KCRW. It sounds kind of gay, but it works because he's smart and also the dreamiest. My other fake boyfriend Elijah Wood (EWo) has better taste and his own record label but whatever. I don't want to pit you guys against each other when there's enough love to go around!
In further Pitchfork Fest news: Hood Internet, Bin Laden Blowin Up and the Life During Wartime DJs present "Dickfork" at Darkroom on Friday night. Free admission with your Pitchfork wristband or ticket stub or if you RSVP and get there before 11. Hood Internet is doing a week of all-Pitchfork artist mashups, kicking it off with Doom vs The Flaming Lips.
The first time I ever visited The Hideout was for Pitchfork 07, to see Brooklyn's human dance party Professor Murder. It was love at first sight for the Hideout and me, and now that I live here I'll probably bring it full circle and see The Dutchess & The Duke there on Saturday night if a day of festival doesn't turn me into a broken dolly.