- 1. Thank... Thank you.
- 2. Thanks very much.
- 3. And I know that
there's a lot of people
- 4. on the list to play tonight,
but I was wondering
- 5. if I could just add one more.
- 6. She's a friend of mine who,
- 7. like me, is a long way from home.
- 8. And if it's OK with you,
I was wondering if you'd like her
- 9. to come up here and
play one of her songs.
- 10. Is that OK? Yeah?
- 11. Gretta, would you come
up here, please?
- 12. Uh, just give me a moment.
- 13. I think it would be a good idea if you'd
come up and sing one of your songs.
- 14. It would be a
really fucking bad idea.
- 15. Oh, Gretta, come on,
this is New York.
- 16. - No.
- You want to hear it, right?
- 17. Yeah?
- 18. - Yeah?
- 19. Sing it!
- 20. You're gonna be amazing.
- 21. Um, hi.
- 22. Uh, so this is a new song,
so it might be kind of rough.
- 23. Um... It's for anyone who's ever
been alone in the city.
- 24. Thanks.
- 25. See?
- 26. Get up!
- 27. It's 7:00am.
Good morning, New York, and welcome to
- 28. the second hour
of Potsy and Andy in the Morning!
- 29. Hey, Potsy, did you, uh...
did you read about the dog?
- 30. - The Korean restaurant thing?
- Oh, I certainly did.
- 31. Did you hear about that, Katie?
- 32. Fresh prospects, let's hear it.
What do you got for me?
- 33. No, no!
Who's next on this delightful journey?
- 34. No, no, no, no, man.
- 35. No, you can't...
No, you can't!
- 36. It's shit. It's shit!
- 37. Get fucking out of my car.
- 38. Give me anything, a song,
a hook, anything I can work with.
- 39. I'm not asking for much.
- 40. That's something. That's good.
- 41. Until you started to sing.
- 42. Fuck.
- 43. Shit.
- 44. Where's Mom?
- 45. Where's my daughter?
- 46. What do you mean?
- 47. Your mom has a deadline.
She asked me to watch you today.
- 48. Let's go.
- 49. So where do you want to go,
the Museum of Natural History?
- 50. You want to go to the park
and get ice cream or what?
- 51. Why would I want to do that?
I'm not ten.
- 52. What's that smell?
- 53. Oh, that's gasoline. I was filling up
the car with gasoline,
- 54. and then I spilled
a little on my pant leg.
- 55. That isn't alcohol.
- 56. I think I got a meeting here.
- 57. You want to wait here
or you want to come?
- 58. You think you have a meeting?
Do you or not?
- 59. Let's see.
- 60. See? This is fun, right?
- 61. When we came into this neighborhood
in '92, there was nobody here.
- 62. It was like a war zone.
- 63. - Now it's totally gentrified.
- I know, Dad.
- 64. I've had the tour.
- 65. OK, we're gonna
go up here. Just be quiet.
- 66. There's more of a dynamic of...
- 67. I think it's a great way
to generate revenue for the company.
- 68. - Hi, um...
- 69. Was there bad traffic?
- 70. Uh, no, traffic was actually
pretty good. I was just passing by.
- 71. OK, well, we were just...
- 72. closing up about this
audio commentary piece.
- 73. Yeah, shit idea.
It was a shit idea then.
- 74. Still a shit idea.
It didn't age well.
- 75. Oh yeah, we...
we appreciate your candor.
- 76. We had... We had a different
view of it here, though.
- 77. I mean, musicians, for the most part,
are pretty much monosyllabic teenagers
- 78. who really don't have that much to say,
and that's the good ones, right?
- 79. So what are we doing here?
The music industry is fine.
- 80. It's always gonna be fine.
We always have been fine.
- 81. Maybe the kids are right.
Maybe music should be free anyway.
- 82. That's an alarming thing to hear
the head of a record company say.
- 83. - What? The truth?
- Well, um...
- 84. - Hm. Thanks so much, Karen.
- Yeah, let me know.
- 85. Uh, let's... let's talk more.
I really appreciate you...
- 86. - Yeah, of course.
- ... coming by.
- 87. - Thanks, guys.
- Great meeting.
- 88. - Good to see you, Dan.
- I'm glad we got that figured out.
- 89. - Thank you.
- 90. Bands doing audio commentary
on their own music
- 91. is so fucking lame,
Saul, and you know it.
- 92. Ten years ago, man,
you would've shit on that idea.
- 93. It's something.
It's an idea.
- 94. It's something that helps
keep the lights on. It's something.
- 95. We need vision,
- 96. - That's us.
- I've been following you, Mr. Mulligan.
- 97. Down a track on every long shot
- 98. you've been bringing
in here for the last five years,
- 99. and which one of them has come in?
- 100. Dan. Dan!
- 101. See you later, brother Saul.
- 102. Dan!
- 103. We need to talk, man.
- 104. Come back here.
Don't you walk away from me, man.
- 105. You can't do this shit, man.
You can't pull this shit, dude.
- 106. You can't pull this shit!
- 107. You want to do...
Don't do this here.
- 108. I'm gonna do it right fucking here.
- 109. - Let's do it, then.
- All right, let's do it!
- 110. - Because they know, they know.
- They know what?
- 111. These people know that they
are sitting behind those desks
- 112. because I started an
independent record label
- 113. above that bar, Saul.
- 114. And we changed the way that
things were gonna be done, man.
- 115. - Nurture and foster.
- Things change, times change.
- 116. People got to change with them, Dan.
- 117. It's not working.
You got to go.
- 118. I don't have time
for this shit, man.
- 119. I got my own shit
going on, all right?
- 120. I'm getting... I'm taking my
client list. I'm out of here, man.
- 121. I am fucking out of here.
- 122. What are you talking about?
They signed to us.
- 123. Don't bother her.
Don't bother her.
- 124. It's not Jerry Maguire.
- 125. Dad, let's go.
- 126. I'm taking my art, then.
That's it, I'm taking the art.
- 127. It's my art.
I paid for it.
- 128. I bought it.
I picked it out.
- 129. - I got it.
- Get away from me. Get away.
- 130. - I got it, I got it.
- No, you don't. Let go.
- 131. Stop it!
Leave it there.
- 132. I'm coming back for that.
- 133. All of that's mine.
Come on, baby.
- 134. You want another one?
- 135. Um, I do, but I won't.
- 136. I mustn't. I can't.
- 137. How could he fire me when I set
the whole fucking thing up?
- 138. Did you?
- 139. Don't you know anything
about your father?
- 140. Yeah.
- 141. - I know what Mom says.
- What does Mom say?
- 142. She says you're a pathetic loser.
- 143. She says that affectionately.
- 144. What about you?
What do you think?
- 145. I don't really know you.
- 146. So...
- 147. You know, two years is a long time
in the life of a teenager.
- 148. - Where'd you learn to talk like that?
- My psychiatrist.
- 149. Psychiatrist.
You have a psychiatrist now?
- 150. I do. Mom thought it would be
a good idea. I was acting strange.
- 151. There's nothing strange
about you, all right?
- 152. You're 15 years old. You don't need
a fucking psychiatrist.
- 153. Believe me, I know.
I know you better than anybody.
- 154. Yeah, you sure do, Dad.
- 155. How old did you say I was?
- 156. Did I say you were 15?
I meant you were 14.
- 157. Did I say 15?
- 158. You got money to pay
for these beers?
- 159. I don't... I... I'm a kid.
I don't have any money on me.
- 160. - What happened to your pocket money?
- I spent that on condoms.
- 161. I... What?
- 162. No, no, no, no, no.
Too much information.
- 163. - You ready?
- For what?
- 164. Ah!
- 165. That was fun, right?
- 166. - It was fun, Dad.
- Yeah. You had a good time.
- 167. We haven't ran like that
since you were little. That was good.
- 168. - This your daddy?
- 169. - I'm glad you're here.
- Look away.
- 170. I was just going to the car...
- 171. - You OK?
- I'm fine.
- 172. I'm sorry. My bad.
- 173. Have a great day.
- 174. I could've taken that guy,
just didn't want to make a scene.
- 175. Do me a favor, all right? Don't tell
your mom I lost my job today.
- 176. Listen to me...
- 177. Thanks for a really
normal day, Dad.
- 178. What?
- 179. Shit.
- 180. Hello, everyone.
- 181. - Hi.
- 182. - How's work?
- Uh, fine.
- 183. You look hungry.
- 184. Her teachers are
really worried about her.
- 185. No girls like her at school.
She is distant, and basically,
- 186. the only people who want
to hang outwith her
- 187. are older boys who want to fuck her.
- 188. Oh, really? And you find that
a big surprise
- 189. seeing how you let... you let
her walk out of the house
- 190. looking like... l... like...
Jodie Foster from Taxi Driver?
- 191. She dresses the way she wants to,
- 192. and besides, any daughter
who dresses like that
- 193. - only wants one thing.
- A pimp?
- 194. - No, Dan, think about it.
- A daddy.
- 195. That is fucking bullshit.
- 196. She needs some guidance,
for fuck's sake.
- 197. Well, guide her! Guide her!
- 198. You waltz in here
like a fucking clown,
- 199. you tell me how to raise my kid,
- 200. the kid that you pick up
once a month and decide
- 201. you have a fucking conscience about.
You know what?
- 202. Thirty seconds after you're gone,
- 203. we'll have totally forgotten
you were ever here.
- 204. Thank you.
- 205. Shit.
- 206. Fuck.
- 207. I thought there was no hope.
- 208. I thought there were no answers,
- 209. and then I found God.
- 210. God may not always be
on our time,
- 211. but he's on time.
- 212. Whenever you're alone...
- 213. Go.
- 214. Have a talk with God.
- 215. Right, man.
- 216. I'm gonna have a little talk
with God, all right.
- 217. Thank you. Thank you.
- 218. What if he doesn't answer?
- 219. Attention,
due to a signal malfunction
- 220. at Jay Street,
the next uptown train...
- 221. - Fuck.
- ... will arrive in 20 minutes.
- 222. Hey.
Give me a bourbon. Hurry up.
- 223. - What kind of bourbon you want?
- Well, I don't care.
- 224. and I was wondering
- 225. if it might be OK if she came
up here and sang a song.
- 226. Is that OK? Yeah?
- 227. Gretta, would you
come up here, please?
- 228. Hi.
- 229. So, this is a new song,
so it might be kind of rough. Um...
- 230. It's for anyone who's ever
been alone in the city.
- 231. Thanks.
- 232. - I'm in.
- 233. I want to make records with you.
- 234. I want to...
I want to produce you.
- 235. I want to sign you.
We're meant to work together.
- 236. Sorry, didn't you see
what just happened up there?
- 237. Yeah, what? Are you
feeling sorry for yourself?
- 238. No, I like my music. Who cares
if they don't get it, right?
- 239. You just need to work on
your performance a bit.
- 240. I'm not a performer,
I write songs from time to time.
- 241. Are all the songs
as good as that one?
- 242. Are you really an A&R man?
You look more like a homeless man.
- 243. I've been celebrating all weekend,
I signed a band and we got carried away.
- 244. That's some song you got there.
I promise you it could be a big hit.
- 245. Plus, you're beautiful.
- 246. Sorry, what's beauty
got to do with anything?
- 247. - Jesus, you're tricky, aren't you?
- No, I actually just think
- 248. that music is about ears,
- 249. And I'm not Judy Garland
just off a Greyhound bus
- 250. looking for stardom,
but really, thank you.
- 251. - OK, bye.
- 252. OK, here's the truth.
- 253. I couldn't have signed you
if I wanted to, all right?
- 254. OK.
- 255. I didn't come from a signing tonight.
I haven't signed anybody in seven years.
- 256. My label's completely lost
all faith in me.
- 257. So why did you give me your card?
- 258. Force of habit. If I look homeless,
it's because I practically am.
- 259. I left my home about a year or so ago.
- 260. I'm sleeping on a shitty mattress
in some shitty apartment,
- 261. and I wasn't celebrating tonight.
- 262. I was drinking my ass off
standing on a subway platform
- 263. ready to kill myself,
and then I heard your song.
- 264. - Want to get a beer?
- 265. OK, come on.
- 266. "Dan Mulligan. Born 1966.
- 267. Headed A&R department
at Island Records for two years.
- 268. Left to cofound indie label
- 269. with Harvard classmate Saul Byron."
So you own Distressed Records?
- 270. I sold all my interests
due to emotional difficulties.
- 271. - What emotional difficulties?
- I was too emotional. Read on.
- 272. "Very active on the hip-hop scene
in New York in the early '90s,
- 273. the pair were responsible
- 274. numerous breakthrough artists.
Won two Grammys as producer.
- 275. Lives in New York
with wife, music journalist,
- 276. Miriam Hart, and their daughter."
- 277. - What happened to the Grammys?
- I pawned them.
- 278. You pawned them?
How much did you get for them?
- 279. 125 for the both of them,
which got me nice and wasted
- 280. - one weekend a couple months ago.
- Were you drunk when you heard my song?
- 281. Absolutely,
that's when the magic happens.
- 282. - What magic?
- I hear things.
- 283. - You hear things?
- 284. You need to be drunk
for that sort of thing.
- 285. You must've been drunk tonight,
because nobody else heard anything.
- 286. No, your song's good.
- 287. Standing up there like a tomboy.
I don't mean to be offensive,
- 288. but don't you think that look's
a little passé?
- 289. - Really?
- 290. We get you a look
and a killer video,
- 291. and you'll go straight to the top.
- 292. I'm thinking Norah Jones,
singer-songwriter thing at a piano.
- 293. Or the... or The Cardigans,
back in the day, when they...
- 294. when they first came to America?
Maybe even Deborah Harry.
- 295. A male band behind you.
What? You find that amusing?
- 296. No, I'm sorry, something
went down the wrong way.
- 297. Sorry? No, you were saying? Me with
a cardigan on? Norah Jones?
- 298. Babe, who the fuck
do you think you are?
- 299. You're gonna stand up
on a stage with a beat-up guitar
- 300. and you think you're
Carole fucking King?
- 301. No, I just think that an A&R man
- 302. telling an artist how they should dress
or come across is total bullshit.
- 303. People don't want that.
They want authenticity.
- 304. OK, babe.
- 305. Give me the name of one artist that
you think passes your authenticity test.
- 306. - Dylan.
- 307. That is the most cultivated artist
you could've thought of.
- 308. His hair, his sunglasses.
He changes his look every decade.
- 309. Randy Newman.
- 310. I fucking love Randy Newman.
OK? You got me on that.
- 311. Listen to me.
- 312. I am not saying that you can't be
- 313. a real bona fide motherfucker
in this business,
- 314. but you got to do whatever it takes
and get people in to see your shows,
- 315. where the music can start
to do its real work.
- 316. Oh, my God.
What are we even talking about?
- 317. You can't sign me,
and I don't want to be signed.
- 318. That's right!
What's not to like?
- 319. Come on, let's get out of here.
- 320. Ah, shit. You're gonna have to
get these beers, though.
- 321. OK, so, uh...
- 322. - It was really nice to meet you.
- Oh. Where are you going?
- 323. To sleep.
I have a plane to catch tomorrow.
- 324. Where?
- 325. - Home.
- 326. Because I'm sick of this city,
and I want to go back to Uni.
- 327. Oh, come on. Come on, no one
comes to New York and just leaves
- 328. without something terrible happening.
What? What happened to you?
- 329. Hey-
- 330. Come on, you can... you can share
with me. I'm no stranger to misery.
- 331. Listen, just come to my label
- 332. and let me play your demo
to my partner.
- 333. If it doesn't work out, I will
personally pay to change your ticket.
- 334. What's one more day in New York,
for crying out loud?
- 335. You're just probably gonna go
home and mope around anyway.
- 336. All right, look,
I'm gonna go home and think about it,
- 337. and I'll call you
either way tomorrow. OK?
- 338. - Good answer.
- 339. - It was very nice to meet you.
- Yes, pleasure.
- 340. Pleasure's mine.
Hey, you... you got my number, right?
- 341. Yeah.
- 342. - Hi! Dave?
- 343. Hi. I'm Jill.
I work in hospitality at the label.
- 344. - Nice to meet you.
- You too.
- 345. - Hello. I'm Gretta.
- Nice to meet you.
- 346. - Thanks.
- You're welcome.
- 347. Right this way.
Thank you, Marco.
- 348. I think you're really
gonna like the apartment.
- 349. - It's very high-end.
- Sorry, ladies.
- 350. Hey, I... I'm sorry. Are you, um...
You're Dave Kohl.
- 351. - Yes. Yeah.
- Yeah, I told you guys.
- 352. We just, um... we saw your film the
other day. I so love your songs in it.
- 353. Thank you very, very much.
This is Gretta, my girlfriend.
- 354. - She writes songs, too.
- Oh, cool.
- 355. Oh, would you mind taking a photograph.
That'd be so awesome.
- 356. Just that button right there.
- 357. - Yeah, it's a good one.
- Thank you!
- 358. - All right, thank you.
- Thank you so much, you guys.
- 359. You're gonna
have to get used to that.
- 360. This movie is selling out
all over town.
- 361. - It's crazy.
- 362. Oh, no, it's real.
- 363. All right, here we are.
We hope you like.
- 364. So, uh, your fridge in here
is stocked with food.
- 365. There are two sets of keys
on the table in there.
- 366. This is your driver's number and my
cell phone number. I'll leave that here.
- 367. You're due at the label
later this afternoon
- 368. to meet everyone and say hi,
- 369. then we'll take a tour
around the studio.
- 370. So, probably want to catch up
on your sleep before then.
- 371. So I'll leave you to it, OK?
- 372. - Pleased to meet you, Gretta.
- Nice to meet you, too. Thanks.
- 373. This place is a shit hole.
- 374. Biggest fridge I've ever seen.
- 375. Oh my God!
- 376. Hey, can...
- 377. - Can I ask you something?
- 378. Should I have come over in,
like, a week or two
- 379. and let you settle in first
and get used to everything?
- 380. - No.
- Are you sure?
- 381. Yeah. I don't know if I could
do this without you. It's kind of scary.
- 382. - Am I a wimp for saying that?
- 383. Hey! There he is.
- 384. What's up, kid?
How you doing, brother?
- 385. - Good to see you. Gretta?
- Nice to meet you.
- 386. Come on in, guys.
- 387. - Put Dave at the head of the table.
- All right, I like it.
- 388. - You guys, you meet everyone?
- Hi, everybody.
- 389. My assistant, Mim,
the beautiful Mim. This is, uh...
- 390. - ... Mildred from marketing.
- 391. Billy there is social media.
- 392. The rest of the gang
you'll meet, spend time with.
- 393. So, uh, Gretta, you're gonna play guitar
on a track or two, I hope, right?
- 394. Oh, yeah, sure.
I mean, if Dave wants.
- 395. Yeah, Gretta and I have been writing
together for a couple years now,
- 396. even before the film came along.
- 397. So I would love for us
to try a couple of her songs.
- 398. Did you... did you write
on the film with him?
- 399. - No. No, no, no. No, I...
- 400. I mean, that's the sound we're
after is from the movie, right?
- 401. - Of course.
- 402. - Yes, yes.
- Si? Capice?
- 403. Yes, I just, you know... Gretta's
very much a part of the inspiration
- 404. behind everything, you know,
so I just thought...
- 405. She's not just my girlfriend.
We're partners almost.
- 406. - I just wanted to include her.
- Um, just to be completely clear,
- 407. I'm... I'm just tagging along on this.
- 408. I'm really happy to be here
and more than happy
- 409. to accompany Dave
on a couple of tracks.
- 410. How sweet is this girl?
I love that.
- 411. Whew.
- 412. How great are these guys?
I love them.
- 413. Rolling Stone.
- 414. Yeah, thank you so much.
- 415. All right, it was
great talking to you. Thanks.
- 416. What's that?
- 417. - That's matcha tea.
- Matcha tea?
- 418. Yeah. It's got, like,
four million antioxidants in it.
- 419. - Oh my God, it tastes like piss.
- I like it.
- 420. Samurais used to drink it
before they went into battle.
- 421. You're not a samurai;
you're a songwriter.
- 422. - Well, I'm kind of like a samurai.
- Are you?
- 423. - OK, bring it back to the start.
- Let me give these to the guys.
- 424. Oh, hey. We got to go
to LA for a week on Monday.
- 425. - We're going to LA?
- Uh, no, sorry.
- 426. It's just with some label guys.
They have an office there.
- 427. They want me to meet
this video director guy.
- 428. But in the meantime, I'd really
like you to listen to this. So yes?
- 429. Yes, I'm sorry. I'll, uh...
- 430. OK.
- 431. - Hey, guys, can we do this again?
- You got it, Dave. Take two.
- 432. And rolling.
- 433. Thank you.
- 434. Oh my God!
- 435. - Hello!
- Look at you!
- 436. Oh my God!
- 437. He has the studio for three months,
and then we go on tour,
- 438. - so I think we're staying for six?
- This is unbelievable.
- 439. You're total rock stars.
- 440. Which studio is he working with?
- 441. - Electric Lady.
- Oh, fuck off.
- 442. - I know.
- Oh my...
- 443. - Cool, isn't it?
- Are you serious?
- 444. - So, uh, this is me.
- Aw, it's lovely.
- 445. It's like that old joke. You put the key
in the door, you break a window.
- 446. My God, look at all this stuff.
- 447. Yeah, a lot of the studios,
uh, are upgrading.
- 448. So they're practically giving stuff
away. I can record an album here soon.
- 449. Well, that'd be cool.
- 450. Look at you.
You've got CDs.
- 451. Yeah, I just phased out
all my cassettes. Have a sit down.
- 452. - It's very retro of you.
- I have whiskey or water.
- 453. - Whiskey, please.
- Of course you will.
- 454. Look what you've got.
- 455. People are
going crazy for that here.
- 456. When I play a show, and the people
know I went to college in Bristol,
- 457. the first thing they ask
is if I know your boyfriend.
- 458. Tell me about it. I'm becoming
"Dave Kohl's girlfriend" back home.
- 459. I'm like, "Hello, we used to
be a team. What happened?"
- 460. Ah, you know what they say,
get your songs in a movie.
- 461. So this is me. This is where I've been
for God knows how long.
- 462. - I love it. Yeah.
- Do you?
- 463. Did you see the bed?
I made that bed.
- 464. That's impressive.
How do you get up there?
- 465. I vault. I vault.
- 466. You vault? With a pole?
- 467. No, no pole.
It's just, it's one...
- 468. I do it in one straight,
like, one straight luge.
- 469. Unless I'm drunk, in which...
in which case I...
- 470. it's often a dismount.
- 471. - God.
- It's the back I like.
- 472. It's like he's holding a guitar,
- 473. but he wants you
to think it's his penis.
- 474. He's saying,
"Look, it's a guitar, but it's not.
- 475. This is the actual size of my penis."
- 476. Why, no?
- 477. I am gonna shoot this
because you have to play that
- 478. the way you just played it.
- 479. OK, you play the guitar, 'cause I can't
do that when that thing's on.
- 480. I will. OK, where's...
- 481. - It's in G.
- I know G.
- 482. - I don't like that.
- I can play G.
- 483. It doesn't matter,
you have to get over this.
- 484. - This is an exercise.
- Yes. Ready?
- 485. Slower.
- 486. Done.
- 487. - What do you think?
- What do I think?
- 488. I think...
- 489. I think I'm angry. I think I...
- 490. I think I'm mad at you
'cause it's so good
- 491. that I hate you a little bit.
- 492. So incredibly good.
- 493. - Yeah?
- 494. - Really?
- Yeah, what's it called?
- 495. I don't know.
Um, "Lost Stars"?
- 496. - You like it?
- I... I don't like it.
- 497. I think it's... I love it,
- 498. and I think it's incredible,
and is it...
- 499. Is it about... It's about me? It's not
about your other boyfriend, right?
- 500. I don't know if it's about you,
but it's definitely for you.
- 501. - I'll take it.
- It's your Christmas present
- 502. 'cause I can't afford to buy you
another one. Happy Christmas!
- 503. This is the only present I want.
- 504. - Yeah? Happy Christmas.
- Thank you very much.
- 505. - I love you.
- I love you.
- 506. Aah! Turn it off, turn it off,
turn it off, turn it off.
- 507. Hi.
- 508. - I missed you.
- I missed you.
- 509. - What... what did you do?
- Uh, nothing, really.
- 510. I just kind of hung around here.
- 511. I went to some botanical gardens.
- 512. - Oh, really?
- It was very lovely.
- 513. - Nice.
- Yeah, it was good.
- 514. I wrote a new song.
- 515. - Did you?
- 516. I was inspired in LA.
- 517. - Want to hear it?
- Wow, yeah.
- 518. - Would you be interested in that?
- I'd be very interested in that.
- 519. - I've got it right here.
- How exciting.
- 520. Fuck!
- 521. What the fuck is wrong with you?
- 522. You're like a fucking mind reader.
- 523. Who is it for?
- 524. Mim.
- 525. Mim from the label, Mim?
- 526. Mim...
- 527. Mim, who we met...
- 528. one month ago? Mim, Mim?
- 529. Yeah.
- 530. Was she in LA with you?
- 531. Yeah. Yeah.
- 532. I don't know what to say.
- 533. It just happened.
- 534. Maybe it'll go away.
Maybe it'll fade.
- 535. I just...
I have to see it through.
- 536. Do you want to put your head
this end or this end?
- 537. Obviously...
- 538. Do you want a tea?
- 539. I don't remember
if you take sugar or...
- 540. I'm gonna wing it.
I'll wing it.
- 541. Please, won't you
come outwith me tonight?
- 542. I'm gonna play some songs
down at this open mic night.
- 543. - Why don't you come with me?
- 'Cause I hate your fucking songs.
- 544. All right, I think we both know
that that isn't true, so...
- 545. Sorry, I didn't... No.
I... I love your songs.
- 546. I'm just... I...
- 547. I'm being fucking horrendous right now,
which is exactly why I need to, um...
- 548. I need to go home.
- 549. That's exactly why you need
to come with me.
- 550. Come on. I insist.
- 551. - Uh...
- Pick that up and come with me.
- 552. You're coming.
I'm not leaving you here.
- 553. I'll come back, I'll find your
fucking head in the oven. Come with me.
- 554. Uh, ladies and gentlemen,
I have a friend here tonight.
- 555. And if it's OK with you,
I was wondering
- 556. if you'd like her to come up here
and play one of her songs.
- 557. - Yeah!
- ls... is that OK?
- 558. Yeah? Gretta, would you
come up here, please?
- 559. - Hello?
- 560. Were you serious last night
about signing me?
- 561. Who is this?
- 562. Really?
- 563. I'm joking. Yeah, I was serious.
- 564. I have all my suits here.
- 565. Would you get me a nice suit
and make me look nice, princess?
- 566. - Wait, you can't just...
- I heard a song last night,
- 567. and I'm telling you,
it's exactly what that
- 568. - shit-ass label needs.
- I'm glad.
- 569. You can't just barge in here.
You can't come in like this.
- 570. - Why?
- Uh, because that's our arrangement.
- 571. - You got somebody here?
- That's not the point.
- 572. We have an arrangement.
- 573. - Hello!
- Stop it, will you?
- 574. - Stray man! Any stray man!
- It's not funny.
- 575. Don't worry about me,
it's just the husband taking a shower.
- 576. - You can continue fucking my wife!
- 577. - That's not funny.
- Hey, I'm sorry.
- 578. If I did, you'd be the first I'd tell.
- 579. - OK?
- Oh, so you're not.
- 580. - I'll get you a shirt and a...
- No razor!
- 581. Stop it.
- 582. You want to come in?
You want sexy time?
- 583. No.
- 584. OK, ready?
- 585. So where are we going, Mr. A&R Man?
- 586. We're going to my partner to play him
your music. Got your demo?
- 587. No.
- 588. - You don't have a demo?
- 589. Do you have MySpace
or Facebook or anything?
- 590. MySpace? No, I...
No, I don't. I just...
- 591. I... You know, I told you,
I write songs from time to time.
- 592. - What do you write them for?
- What do you mean, "what for"?
- 593. For my pleasure and for my cat.
- 594. Oh really?
Does he like them?
- 595. She. Yes, she seems to.
- 596. - How do you know?
- Because she purrs.
- 597. Maybe she's booing.
- 598. No, she purrs at Leonard Cohen, too,
and she has very good taste.
- 599. - Maybe she's fucking with you.
- Can we stop talking about cats now?
- 600. - OK.
- 601. Fuck it. Let's do this
the old-fashioned way.
- 602. Thank you, Gretta.
Thanks very much. Thanks for coming in.
- 603. I'm just gonna take
a moment to talk with Dan for a minute.
- 604. Thank you.
- 605. I'm not into it,
it's a little undercooked for me.
- 606. She seems to have kind of
an attitude problem and...
- 607. What are you looking for, man?
- 608. What, you want some...
some little teenage pop star
- 609. whose mom's been raising her
since two years old for stardom?
- 610. - I mean...
- No, that's not what I'm looking for,
- 611. but if you know someone
like that, I mean...
- 612. Just give me the money to make the demo.
I'll take her into the studio.
- 613. Get a hot-shit producer. Get a couple
session musicians, dial the thing out.
- 614. Then you can hear what I'm hearing,
and then you can tell me to fuck myself.
- 615. People send us their demos.
It's not the other way around.
- 616. We don't... we don't make demos.
- 617. We're prospectors, man,
- 618. We're digging for gold.
- 619. Make a tape,
and we'll get back to you.
- 620. That's the best I can
do right now, bro.
- 621. So I've been thinking.
- 622. Why do we even need
to rent a fucking studio?
- 623. Because... you need a desk,
a live room and soundproofing.
- 624. Laptop, Pro Tools,
a couple dynamic mics,
- 625. - and the city is our fucking live room.
- You mean record outside?
- 626. - That's right.
- Like where?
- 627. Everywhere.
- 628. Fuck him. We don't need a demo.
Let's... let's record an album.
- 629. Every song we do in a
- 630. All over New York City.
And we do it through the summer,
- 631. and it becomes this tribute
to this beautiful,
- 632. goddamn crazy, fractured mess
of a city, New York.
- 633. OK, like, under the bridge
on the Lower East Side.
- 634. Top of the Empire State Building.
- 635. Rowing boats in the lake
in Central Park.
- 636. Chinatown. Cathedral
of Saint John the Divine.
- 637. OK, in the subway,
in fucking Harlem, everywhere, OK?
- 638. OK, so what happens
if it starts raining?
- 639. Whatever happens, we record it.
- 640. - If we get arrested?
- Keep rolling. It'll be beautiful.
- 641. You like it?
- 642. What do you think?
- 643. - It's good. Come on.
- Will you produce it?
- 644. - Me?
- 645. No, I haven't produced
in a long time.
- 646. We'll get somebody young to produce it.
- 647. - No, but I want you to do it.
- 648. Because I do.
- 649. I'll give you strings,
but we definitely need piano.
- 650. Fill in the guitars underneath.
- 651. - Got it. I love it. Done.
- 652. The world's first Jag
mobile recording studio...
- 653. is done.
- 654. - It's bloody genius, it is.
- Where do you want to go?
- 655. We need musicians.
Terminally, miserably bored musicians.
- 656. And after that, I think,
then you bring in the violin and cello.
- 657. First cello, then violin.
- 658. When we get into that guitar thing,
- 659. I want it to just become
a whole different kind of song.
- 660. This is Malcolm.
Malcolm is a child prodigy.
- 661. He's been playing violin
since he was five years old.
- 662. I technically started when I was four.
- 663. Four.
- 664. - Wow.
- And this is his older sister, Rachel.
- 665. She's at the Manhattan School of Music
on a full scholarship.
- 666. - Top-of-her-class cellist.
- That's amazing.
- 667. So here's the deal.
I can't afford to pay you up front,
- 668. so I want to offer you a...
a legitimate back-end deal.
- 669. Sound good?
- 670. Yeah, as long as it's
not fucking Vivaldi.
- 671. It's not fucking Vivaldi.
- 672. It's great. No, no, no.
I'm not... It's great.
- 673. We definitely need piano.
Like, fill in the guitar underneath.
- 674. - Major seventh...
- Got it. I love it.
- 675. Steve, beautiful.
- 676. - Zach, what's going on?
- I quit.
- 677. - Good luck, girls.
- 678. Keep in touch, yeah?
- 679. When we get into that guitar thing,
- 680. I want it to just become
a whole different kind of song.
- 681. I want it to be punk meets...
- 682. pop.
And have some fun.
- 683. Ah, he's home.
- 684. Dano, what's up, man?
- 685. Troublegum, my brother.
My troubles are over.
- 686. - What say you give me some love?
- This is it, gangsta paradise.
- 687. - Right?
- I'm glad to see you.
- 688. Thanks to you, thanks to you.
- 689. Come give me a hug.
I don't know you, but...
- 690. That's Gretta.
Great singer and songwriter.
- 691. - Let's get another one.
- Another one?
- 692. Where have you been?
It's been two or three years.
- 693. - I don't appreciate this shit.
- Been on the down low a little bit.
- 694. - Doing this, doing that.
- Waiting for the next move.
- 695. Anticipating the next groove.
- 696. I know you got a lot of
shit to prove. Right?
- 697. Been on the underground,
looking for that new sound.
- 698. We ain't fucking around.
- 699. Yeah, 'cause if it ain't right,
then it's wrong.
- 700. And the road is long,
- 701. and you're only as strong
as your next move.
- 702. - You feel that?
- Good, man.
- 703. - That's pretty much it.
- Damn, that was like some...
- 704. paranormal activity
type shit moving through me.
- 705. - You know me.
- I'm just so happy to see you.
- 706. So nice.
- 707. Fat Jimmy, did you get that down?
- 708. - Yeah, I got it.
- 'Cause that was exceptionally good.
- 709. Hold my hand, baby, come on.
Now, how can I help you, brother?
- 710. An outdoor album?
- 711. - That's right.
- That's fucking crazy.
- 712. I wish I could've thought of that.
What do you want me to do?
- 713. I need musicians.
I need a bass player and a drummer.
- 714. - I got plenty of musicians.
- The problem is we can't pay them.
- 715. Fuck it, I'll pay them.
- 716. - Why?
- What do you mean, why?
- 717. For him, of course.
- 718. - Now, come on...
- 719. - Get your sexy self in the pool.
- Come on.
- 720. No. Don't you touch me.
I will kill you. I will.
- 721. She's English.
She's a little uptight.
- 722. Yeah...
- 723. - Good luck on the album, Gretta.
- Thank you.
- 724. Everything you see around here,
this crib, these cars,
- 725. they're all because of him,
and I don't ever forget that.
- 726. - I get it.
- No, no, no, no, no.
- 727. You can't know.
- 728. A guy like that falls on his lip
for a couple of years,
- 729. people lose sight of who he is,
and they don't treat him
- 730. with the respect he deserves.
- 731. Hey, don't listen to anything
he's saying. It's bullshit.
- 732. - Come on.
- 733. - Thanks.
- All right.
- 734. - Bye.
- 735. - Anything you need, OK?
- I love you, man. Thank you.
- 736. I like her.
- 737. Are you serious?
Are you listening to this? Really?
- 738. We're gonna use it!
It's gonna be genius.
- 739. - You're a genius.
- You're not listening to this.
- 740. You don't hear what I hear.
- 741. You're gonna make this
- 742. - I love it.
- Got it?
- 743. Those kids are gonna be
all over this track.
- 744. - Come here.
- Just so you know.
- 745. Take that.
- 746. Little children,
yo, yo, yo, yo, yo, yo!
- 747. Let me see this for a second.
- 748. Listen, I'm shooting
a song down here,
- 749. I need you to be
quiet for five minutes.
- 750. - No, thanks.
- I'll... I'll pay you.
- 751. - How much?
- A buck each.
- 752. - You're funny. Five dollars.
- Five bucks for all of you guys.
- 753. OK, hey, OK, two bucks,
two bucks each.
- 754. - No.
- No way.
- 755. All right, all right,
all right, five bucks each.
- 756. We're gonna do this for five bucks
- 757. and five lollipops,
one for each of us.
- 758. Throw in a box of
cigarettes and a lighter.
- 759. I'll give you one cigarette
for each of you to smoke
- 760. and you share it,
and a pack of matches, all right?
- 761. - Yes.
- All right. Can you sing?
- 762. Yes! Yes, that was it.
- 763. Yes, it's gonna work!
- 764. Oh my God,
is that the Empire State?
- 765. Yeah, right here.
- 766. - Yeah?
- Set up here.
- 767. - Get that.
- It's really good.
- 768. - Yeah, it's great.
- The Wind's good, right?
- 769. It's not too loud.
It's good, it's good,
- 770. I think it's good.
- 771. And we can look into people's windows,
which is always fun.
- 772. You want to come with me
to get Violet?
- 773. - Is that OK?
- Yeah, come on.
- 774. - Cool.
- My brother, there you go.
- 775. Thank you very much.
- 776. There she is.
- 777. This is Gretta. She's the songwriter
I was telling you about.
- 778. - Hello. How you doing?
- My daughter, Violet.
- 779. So who was the cute guy?
The one in the blue shirt.
- 780. - Greg. You noticed him?
- Sure. I mean, who wouldn't?
- 781. - He's gorgeous.
- He's totally out of our league.
- 782. He's out of your league?
- 783. Well, I mean, he didn't look out
of your league.
- 784. Ignore him.
- 785. How do you get someone to notice you're
ignoring them if they're ignoring you?
- 786. He's not ignoring you.
- 787. He knows that you're there.
He's just hedging his bets.
- 788. But...
- 789. I mean, you have to be really sure
that you actually like him, you know.
- 790. That's it's not just that
he's the guy at school to be seen with.
- 791. No, I do really like him.
- 792. Well, then you have to find a way
to get him to ask you out.
- 793. Yes, but how?
- 794. Well, for starters, stop dressing
like you're totally easy.
- 795. I thought this was sort of sexy,
it's American Apparel.
- 796. No, it is sort of sexy.
It's very, very sexy,
- 797. but it doesn't leave much
to the imagination, you know?
- 798. I guess.
- 799. You want to go shopping?
- 800. I do.
- 801. - Yeah?
- 802. OK, good.
We're going shopping.
- 803. Here you go.
- 804. - Thank you.
- 805. Good luck on the rest of your album.
- 806. - It sounds cool.
- Thank you.
- 807. - You have your key?
- Yep. I got it.
- 808. Hey, you should come
and sing on a track.
- 809. I can't sing.
I can play a bit of guitar,
- 810. - if that's...
- We're doing one on Thursday.
- 811. It's gonna be simple.
You should come play.
- 812. Can I, Dad?
- 813. I need to...
I need to contemplate that.
- 814. What are you doing?
- 815. - That ain't cool.
- What? What?
- 816. I don't know if she can play guitar
well enough to play on a track.
- 817. I don't want to embarrass her.
What if she can't play?
- 818. Look, it's going to be easy.
Let her do it.
- 819. Yeah?
- 820. Hey, babe? Hey.
- 821. - Um, where's Violet?
- Well, she's... Violet?
- 822. Listen, I was wondering, uh,
- 823. you think it would be cool
if she came and played guitar
- 824. on one of these songs
that I'm recording on Thursday?
- 825. She's terrible at guitar.
- 826. - Well, she's not bad.
- She's terrible.
- 827. I think she'll be OK.
- 828. - Well, she's...
- Yeah. 5:00, will you bring her?
- 829. I mean, that's up to you.
- 830. - Yeah. I'll text you the address.
- I mean, I'll bring her.
- 831. Why don't you come, too?
- 832. Mm-mm.
- 833. - Come on.
- No way.
- 834. Come on.
Just come. It'll be fun.
- 835. - I want you to come.
- I'll think about it. OK.
- 836. I'll come, maybe.
- 837. - Thank you.
- All right.
- 838. - Bye.
- Thank you.
- 839. Bye.
- 840. You know, it was nice
to see you with Violet today.
- 841. - It must be hard not seeing her more.
- Yeah, it's...
- 842. So why don't you?
- 843. I mean, she obviously
really needs her father around.
- 844. What, are you the fucking
social services now?
- 845. No, no, I mean, I'm just saying.
- 846. It must have been fairly tense
for you to leave,
- 847. especially seeing as how much
she obviously wants you around.
- 848. I... I'm gonna split.
I'll see you tomorrow morning.
- 849. Fuck, man.
Fuck that shit.
- 850. Dan.
- 851. Hey, look, I'm sorry.
- 852. What? What do you want from me?
What game are you playing?
- 853. What does that mean?
- 854. Look, I just...
- 855. - What?
- I saw how sweet she was today,
- 856. and I just felt sorry
for you being away from that.
- 857. That is such a crock of shit.
You were back there judging me.
- 858. You think that I left
- 859. because I'm some sort
of selfish, depressed prick,
- 860. - which I am, by the way.
- No. I don't think
- 861. you're a selfish, depressed prick.
I think you've let your troubles
- 862. - get in the way of your entire life.
- Oh, babe, babe.
- 863. You're really showing
your age right now.
- 864. You have no idea what happens
between two people
- 865. after 18 years of marriage,
- 866. And because you're willing
to hang around for some asshole
- 867. after he totally betrayed you,
that's your business.
- 868. I'm sorry, you're right.
- 869. I put a lot of time and
effort into that relationship,
- 870. and no, I'm not just walking away
because of a bump in the road!
- 871. "Bump in the road"?
I left that relationship
- 872. because I was having
a fucking nervous breakdown,
- 873. and she was out there
fucking some other guy,
- 874. planning how she was gonna start
a new life with him
- 875. when I was here taking care of my kid.
- 876. You have no fucking clue
what you're talking about.
- 877. You know nothing!
- 878. She goes to Europe
to work on a junket, and, um...
- 879. she ends up meeting
and falling in love with a singer.
- 880. Bang, boom. Thunder, lightning.
- 881. Fireworks. The whole bit.
- 882. And...
- 883. the arrangement was
that they were gonna come back
- 884. and tell their partners
that they'd fallen in love
- 885. and they were gonna spend
the rest of their lives together.
- 886. And so, I go to the airport
to pick her up,
- 887. and she just comes outwith it,
first off. Whole story.
- 888. And next day, her bags are all packed,
- 889. and we're telling Violet
what's gonna happen.
- 890. So what did happen?
- 891. He choked.
He got on the airplane,
- 892. went back to his life,
turned his phone off,
- 893. and she never heard from him again.
I move into another bedroom.
- 894. She's waiting around for
a phone call that never comes,
- 895. and I turn into a...
- 896. I lose my shit a little bit.
- 897. - I'm so sorry.
- 898. Maybe people in the music industry
just don't make good life partners.
- 899. - Or fathers.
- Yeah, it certainly looks that way.
- 900. I didn't mean about the fathers bit.
You make a very good father.
- 901. - Yeah, right.
- Maybe just not a good partner.
- 902. What is that?
- 903. - This?
- 904. - That's a splitter.
- 905. It's for, uh, two headphones
going into one input.
- 906. - Yeah.
- It's actually...
- 907. - ... from my first date with Miriam.
- It is?
- 908. What do you mean?
- 909. We walked all over the city
listening to her CD player.
- 910. Um...
- 911. I don't think we said more than
two words to each other the whole night.
- 912. That was New Year's Eve,
and we were married two months later.
- 913. Wow.
- 914. What kind of music you got
on your phone?
- 915. I'm not giving you access
to my music library. I'm really not.
- 916. There's a lot of embarrassing,
very guilty pleasures in there.
- 917. Mine, too. You can tell a lot about
a person by what's on their playlist.
- 918. I know you can.
That's what's worrying me.
- 919. - So are we gonna do this?
- 920. OK, let's do it.
- 921. This is a really good choice!
- 922. Oh, yeah.
- 923. - Genius.
- 924. - Perfect, right?
- Yeah, yeah.
- 925. - Great.
- 926. Yeah.
- 927. - Oh, no, I forgot...!
- 928. OK, OK, we got to dance!
- 929. - What?
- We got to dance!
- 930. All right, all right.
- 931. - Yeah, we got to...
- 932. We got to dance.
- 933. - This way, I know, I know, I know.
- This way.
- 934. OK, so, I'm quite frightened,
'cause you might find this cheesy,
- 935. but it is one of my favorite songs
from one of my favorite films,
- 936. so are you ready?
- 937. It's good, right?
- 938. That's what I love about music.
- 939. - What?
- One of the most banal scenes
- 940. is suddenly invested
with so much meaning, you know?
- 941. All these banalities,
- 942. they're suddenly turned
- 943. these beautiful, effervescent pearls.
- 944. From music.
- 945. I've got to say, as I've gotten older,
these pearls are just...
- 946. becoming increasingly
more and more rare to me.
- 947. More string than pearls?
- 948. Yeah. You've got to travel
over a lot more string
- 949. to get to the pearls.
- 950. This moment is a pearl, Gretta.
- 951. It sort of is, isn't it?
- 952. All this has been a pearl.
- 953. Hey, guys!
- 954. - Hi.
- Hello, Steve.
- 955. Come on and check it out.
Your boyfriend just won a Music Gong.
- 956. - No way.
- You won't believe it.
- 957. Done something to his face.
- 958. Wow, thank you so much.
- 959. I'm a bit taken aback by this.
This is incredible.
- 960. Uh, it just proves that a guy
from nowhere can actually make it
- 961. if he follows his dreams.
- 962. I've been practicing this speech
into a shampoo bottle
- 963. in the shower my entire life.
- 964. - Uh, gosh, thank you.
- Nice beard, you fucking loser.
- 965. What dreams? We never
had those dreams.
- 966. - I don't remember those dreams.
- How do you know?
- 967. Because I know him.
- 968. Maybe they were private dreams.
- 969. Maybe he just never told you about them.
- 970. Who was I living with
for the last five years?
- 971. Baby, you've been living
with a rock star.
- 972. Only he didn't know it.
- 973. It didn't matter,
but now that he does,
- 974. I've got to tell you,
these people get married to it.
- 975. They fall in love with the music,
they fall in love with the lights,
- 976. they fall in love with the road,
the chicks, all that shit.
- 977. And no matter how hard he tries,
- 978. he's never gonna be able
to make a woman happy.
- 979. All right.
See you in the morning.
- 980. He just looks a dick!
- 981. - Why would he do that?
- I don't know.
- 982. Why would anyone?
I'll tell you why he'd do it.
- 983. He wants to look like the guy who
doesn't realize... "I've grown a beard.
- 984. I was so busy lost inside
myself writing music,
- 985. I didn't realize I'd grown
a beard the size of my neck."
- 986. I'm gonna sound
quite cheesy over it.
- 987. I loved him like a fool.
- 988. I don't think that's cheesy. I think
that sounds like a phenomenal song.
- 989. - Does it?
- Yeah, it sounds like a song.
- 990. I think it sounds like
a song you should write right now.
- 991. - Right now?
- Write it down.
- 992. - Write it down, write it down.
- OK, OK.
- 993. You're in the zone.
- 994. - Say, "I'm in the zone."
- I'm in the zone.
- 995. Don't say it like
a posh English girl,
- 996. - say it like someone in New York.
- Fuck off!
- 997. Say, "I'm in the fucking zone."
- 998. - I'm in the fucking zone.
- I'm in the fucking zone.
- 999. I'm gonna write a song,
I don't give a shit.
- 1000. I'm gonna write a song.
- 1001. - Actually shut up.
- All right, I'm shushing...
- 1002. OK, dialing.
- 1003. - All right, here we go.
- 1004. Hey, this is Dave Kohl.
- 1005. Uh, I am probably busy doing something
awesome, so leave me a message
- 1006. and I probably won't be able
to get back to you at all, ever.
- 1007. One more?
- 1008. Hey-
- 1009. Everybody, this is, uh...
this is Miriam.
- 1010. This is Gretta.
- 1011. - This is my daughter, Violet.
- Nice to meet you.
- 1012. Come on, babe.
- 1013. Miriam, thank you.
- 1014. It's not too high, is it?
- 1015. That's not too high for a bass.
- 1016. No one should play bass
unless it's this high.
- 1017. You want me to set your amp
or are you good? OK.
- 1018. No, no, no, no, no! Hold up,
hold up, hold up, hold up...
- 1019. Rachel, at the top, or...
yeah, at the top,
- 1020. come in a little bit more gradually.
- 1021. - Fat Jimmy, come on, man.
- What's up?
- 1022. - All right, man, all right.
- Police ain't gonna get you up here.
- 1023. Let's hear that bass, my brother.
- 1024. - I got you, baby, I got you.
- Come on, man.
- 1025. I'm sorry, wait a minute.
Um, do you play bass?
- 1026. You were out of tune.
You were flat.
- 1027. 'Cause I read on the Internet
that you used to play bass.
- 1028. So, um, I think seeing
as we've got Violet
- 1029. doing some guitar on this,
this should be a family affair.
- 1030. I'm a producer
'cause I don't play bass, baby.
- 1031. Yes, you are...
You got to do it.
- 1032. You got to do it...
- 1033. All right, all right.
- 1034. Come in whenever you want, you know?
You can wait.
- 1035. Just, you know, keep it simple.
- 1036. - OK.
- You're gonna be great.
- 1037. - I don't even know if I'm gonna play.
- 1038. If you feel like it, do it, OK?
- 1039. You know, it's totally cool.
- 1040. You know, but don't feel like
you have to overdo it
- 1041. or prove anything.
These guys are serious musicians.
- 1042. Guys, can we...
Sorry. Can we take five?
- 1043. All right, let's take five.
Five, not ten.
- 1044. Hey.
I'm back in New York for a gig.
- 1045. I got your singing message.
I have to see you.
- 1046. Uh, call me.
Please call me.
- 1047. - Turn down that motherfucking music!
- Give us three more minutes!
- 1048. - I'm calling the cops!
- You're not calling the cops!
- 1049. Oh my God!
- 1050. And now the police!
Come on, let's go.
- 1051. - Hello.
- 1052. Thank you. We should have
a toast right now.
- 1053. - To your album?
- To our album.
- 1054. - Really?
- All right. Don't get too excited.
- 1055. - I'm just trying it out.
- 1056. Should we toast with that?
- 1057. Goddamn, how do people drink that?
- 1058. We're gonna play a game, OK?
- 1059. We're gonna play a song
that is impossible to not dance to.
- 1060. I defy you not to dance to this song.
- 1061. This is good.
This is good!
- 1062. You know you want to.
You know you want to!
- 1063. You know you want to.
So where is it?
- 1064. You know you want to.
You do, you do.
- 1065. There it is!
There it is!
- 1066. I'll see you.
- 1067. I'm gonna give them a ride home.
- 1068. - Cool.
- Good night.
- 1069. Good night.
- 1070. - Bye.
- Thank you for everything.
- 1071. No, thank you for everything.
- 1072. - See you.
- 1073. - Good night, Gretta.
- Good night, Gretta.
- 1074. It's gonna be awesome.
- 1075. So, how was touring?
- 1076. Touring was amazing,
- 1077. - inspiring.
- Did you find yourself?
- 1078. I don't know.
- 1079. You certainly found a beard, anyway.
Look at that thing.
- 1080. Yeah.
It's... it's intense.
- 1081. - It's big.
- 1082. Did Mim go with you?
- 1083. You want to go straight into this, then?
- 1084. - Yeah?
- Are you...
- 1085. are you the happiest couple ever?
Or did you... break up after a month
- 1086. and she came back
to New York on a bus?
- 1087. It was a train... actually.
- 1088. I'm sorry.
I'm being a bitch.
- 1089. No. You're entitled.
- 1090. So...
what have you been up to?
- 1091. God...
- 1092. It's... amazing, Gretta.
- 1093. - Really?
- 1094. Ambient sound, and... the city.
- 1095. That's it?
No overdubs? Nothing?
- 1096. No, no, no, it's just
the way you hear it.
- 1097. - God, it's so great.
- 1098. - They're really offering you a deal?
- No... well, I don't know.
- 1099. He has to play it to his
partner first. So we'll see.
- 1100. I cannot believe
what he's done with your songs.
- 1101. I know. He's amazing.
- 1102. - You should get him to do your record.
- No, it's too late.
- 1103. We just finished mastering
the record in LA.
- 1104. I recorded in various
studios on the road.
- 1105. - Wow. So, what's it called?
- "On the Road."
- 1106. Oh.
- 1107. Kind of like Kerouac.
- 1108. Yeah. Yeah, it is.
- 1109. That's actually a
terrible album name.
- 1110. No, I...
- 1111. - I mean, it worked for him.
- No. It's bad.
- 1112. - It's...
- I know that you know it's bad, too.
- 1113. No, I'm...
- 1114. - you know...
- Anyway, would you like to go hear it?
- 1115. - I would love to hear it.
- 1116. All right...
what do you think?
- 1117. I think I need to listen to it again.
- 1118. No. No, I want...
I want your immediate reaction.
- 1119. - My immediate reaction?
- 1120. OK, um...
- 1121. I... I think that you've lost
the songs in the production.
- 1122. You know?
I mean, OK, take "Lost Stars."
- 1123. I wrote it as a... as a ballad,
and... I don't know,
- 1124. - it sounds like a piece of stadium pop.
- 1125. Yeah, but I wanted to
turn it into a hit.
- 1126. - Why?
- "Why?" What kind of question is that?
- 1127. You're the writer.
You get sole writing credit on it.
- 1128. - This is huge for you.
- Yeah, but, I mean,
- 1129. you weren't supposed to lose the song
in it, you know? I mean, it's...
- 1130. it's delicate.
I really... I just...
- 1131. I think you should get it remixed.
- 1132. Ah, but everyone loves it
when we do it. It's amazing.
- 1133. You have to come see it live.
- 1134. The reaction to it,
the energy in the room just changes.
- 1135. Why are you so worried
about what other people think?
- 1136. It's... it's our song.
- 1137. It is, but, you know,
isn't that what music is about?
- 1138. - It's about sharing it with people.
- No, not that song, Dave.
- 1139. OK, well, good, then
who do we get to remix this?
- 1140. Mim. Maybe you should
get Mim to remix it.
- 1141. Really? OK, so this is obviously
not anything about the album.
- 1142. You think?
- 1143. Don't. Don't become this, like,
- 1144. music biz couple, you know?
- 1145. Arguing about our, um...
- 1146. The funny thing about this is that I'd
throw that fucking record into the ocean
- 1147. if we could just continue
this conversation right now.
- 1148. This is what I want to
talk about. OK?
- 1149. And if I could somehow
say something or do anything
- 1150. that would undo
what I did to us, then...
- 1151. just tell me what it is.
- 1152. Would you?
- 1153. Would you throw it in the ocean?
- 1154. Would you...
would you want me to?
- 1155. No.
- 1156. No, I just,
you know, I think...
- 1157. I think everything's changed.
- 1158. And I'm... I'm just
finding it a bit hard to adjust.
- 1159. I know. It makes sense.
- 1160. But we're just gonna have
to find a way to...
- 1161. get through this,
get through this together.
- 1162. When did you, like,
when did you realize that?
- 1163. When you sang to me on my voice-mail.
- 1164. I realized that nobody on Earth
in their right mind
- 1165. would ever do anything remotely
like that, and... that killed me.
- 1166. That crushed me.
- 1167. completely won me over.
- 1168. I wasn't trying to win you over,
I was trying to tell you to fuck off.
- 1169. And I had. And...
- 1170. and now, you know, you've...
you've come back and...
- 1171. and you've opened the whole thing up
again, and I think, actually, I think...
- 1172. I think I'm gonna have to go.
Um, take that.
- 1173. I'm gonna go,
'cause it's all a bit much.
- 1174. I hear you. Just...
- 1175. take your time.
I'm not going anywhere.
- 1176. - You're gonna stay on the bench?
- Yes, I'm gonna live on this bench.
- 1177. Uh-huh.
- 1178. Come to the Gramercy.
- 1179. On Saturday. Please.
- 1180. Just hear the song.
I want you to see...
- 1181. how everyone's just falling
in love with what you created.
- 1182. Please don't play it like that.
- 1183. OK.
- 1184. Well, look at you. A vision of
pure class. There's my daughter.
- 1185. - No way.
- There it is.
- 1186. - Is this it?
- 1187. - There you are.
- 1188. You look great.
Look how cool you are.
- 1189. Can I keep this?
Show all my friends?
- 1190. Hell, yeah.
That's what it's for, babe.
- 1191. - Look at you. Hilarious.
- Why is that hilarious?
- 1192. I just had no idea
you were that talented.
- 1193. I mean, I just didn't know.
- 1194. You're, like...
you're a real guitar player.
- 1195. You got... you got some talent.
- 1196. What, do you want me to
start a band now, and...?
- 1197. Yeah. Let's start a band.
- 1198. - "Let's start a band"?
- Yeah. Why not?
- 1199. I'll record you.
I'll produce you.
- 1200. I like this idea.
- 1201. - Do you?
- 1202. You all... motivated now?
- 1203. It's a family business.
It's like the Jackson Five.
- 1204. - There you go.
- The Mulligan Three.
- 1205. - You coming in?
- No. I'm gonna go...
- 1206. I'm gonna go play that for Saul,
see if we can get a deal.
- 1207. Good luck.
Let me know how it goes.
- 1208. I love you.
- 1209. I know you do.
- 1210. Hey-
- 1211. Come on.
Yeah. So pretty.
- 1212. Bye.
- 1213. Thanks for coming in, guys.
- 1214. This is fantastic.
You got a great record.
- 1215. And... I missed it on the first listen,
but I don't want to miss it again.
- 1216. We're very glad that
you like it. So...
- 1217. Well, I reached out to some
of my studio connects in LA,
- 1218. and I was thinking
we can get the first track
- 1219. placed in a... in a film,
the right film.
- 1220. There's also pilot season right now.
- 1221. Yeah, we're not interested
in any of that stuff.
- 1222. OK, so then... what are you
interested in? What are we doing here?
- 1223. Well, I think Dan needs his job back.
- 1224. Yeah, sure. What?
Take my office. I don't care.
- 1225. OK, all right, so how, I mean...
- 1226. I guess I want to know...
how does this work?
- 1227. We put the album out,
we sell it for...?
- 1228. Let's say an album
costs ten dollars a unit.
- 1229. The artist gets a dollar.
- 1230. Same in publishing...
it's a buck for a book.
- 1231. I think I'm just thinking
for this specifically...
- 1232. to get my head around it...
- 1233. Um, I mean, the album,
it doesn't have any overhead,
- 1234. - because... we did it.
- 1235. And then distribution,
I mean, it's not gonna go in stores,
- 1236. it's gonna go online, and publicity
would be, what, word of mouth?
- 1237. So I think what I'm wondering is...
- 1238. why do you get nine out
of ten of my dollars?
- 1239. Gretta, you're
a very smart young woman,
- 1240. and, uh, you're a determined artist,
- 1241. and you have a... you have
a wonderful project here.
- 1242. And with the right team behind you
to push you and guide you
- 1243. in the right direction and maybe hire
a producer to remix a couple tracks,
- 1244. you could have a hit record
and a very long career,
- 1245. but, you know, ultimately, that's...
that's up to you.
- 1246. Ah, you had them.
You wound him up.
- 1247. I know. It's amazing when
you're not actually that interested,
- 1248. you always win the hand.
- 1249. Yeah, that's never really
worked out that well for me.
- 1250. - I mean, I found it worked very well.
- 1251. You're gonna get a deal.
- 1252. That asshole is gonna
give you a deal, babe.
- 1253. You might have to
compromise a little bit, but...
- 1254. - Never.
- Of course.
- 1255. Hey, we should do a bunch of these.
- 1256. - What do you mean?
- Could do, like, the, uh...
- 1257. "The European Series."
- 1258. - I like that.
- "Paris Tapes."Prague Sessions."
- 1259. "The Berlin... Recordings."
- 1260. - Yes.
- Go all over Europe by rail.
- 1261. We could take the whole gang.
- 1262. Rachel, Malcolm, Steve.
- 1263. - So...
- 1264. Look, I guess
I'll see you in a while.
- 1265. Thank you.
- 1266. Thank you so much.
- 1267. Oh, man.
- 1268. Thank you.
- 1269. - Guitar change. All right.
- All right!
- 1270. Uh, so this next song
was actually given to me
- 1271. by an amazing songwriter
and an even more amazing woman.
- 1272. Uh, yeah. So it's a very special song...
we're gonna do her arrangement of it.
- 1273. So... If she's here,
I'm not sure that she is...
- 1274. uh, I'd love her to come up
and join us on this one.
- 1275. There's a guitar right there, so...
you know, if you're here, please...
- 1276. please join us. It's a really
special song to me, so...
- 1277. See your vision of this song through.
- 1278. - Hey.
- 1279. - Where are you going?
- Uh... home.
- 1280. - What's on your mind?
- OK, um...
- 1281. I don't want your label
to release my album.
- 1282. Fine.
- 1283. - Fine? Really?
- 1284. No, because I thought
that you'd be really upset.
- 1285. No. It's your album.
- 1286. So, what do you want
to do with it, then?
- 1287. - There it is.
- 1288. That's the whole album for a dollar.
- 1289. A buck for a book.
The whole thing.
- 1290. Now, once this goes out, that's it.
- 1291. - They're gone.
- 1292. - Are you sure you want to do this?
- 1293. - How about two bucks?
- You're such a capitalist.
- 1294. No, a buck is fair, and then, you know,
we'll split it evenly between everyone
- 1295. and Malcolm and Rachel...
everyone. Come on.
- 1296. Once I press this, that's it.
I'm going to war with my whole business.
- 1297. Mm...
- 1298. Oh...!
- 1299. That's so exciting.
- 1300. - OK...
- What are you doing?
- 1301. Calling reinforcements.
- 1302. - Whoa.
- 1303. Check it out. I got Troublegum
to tweet out the album.
- 1304. How many followers
does he have?
- 1305. Apparently the entire world.
- 1306. Just about every living
human being follows him.
- 1307. Mr. Mulligan.
- 1308. - Good morning.
- Good morning.
- 1309. News for you on the lnterwebs.
- 1310. - Shit.
- You didn't know nothing about this?
- 1311. - No. How many did she sell?
- 1312. 10,000. Today.
- 1313. - Troublegum tweeted about it.
- Man, if Troublegum helped her out,
- 1314. it's because he liked her, all right?
- 1315. They're artists.
- 1316. - You didn't know nothing about this?
- Nothing. It's kind of funny, though.
- 1317. - Is it really?
- It's pretty funny, man.
- 1318. Boo-boo, you know how to pick 'em, boy.
- 1319. It's kind of good.
- 1320. - It is. It's kind of epic.
- 1321. Clean out your locker.
- 1322. See you later.