“All I Have Left Are My Memories and This Copy of The Razor’s Edge Signed by Asher Roth”


Stuff like this will always make Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig a good guy in our book, because it’s not just any mind that could’ve enacted this bit of performance art, in which Koenig got the bland affirmation incarnate that is Asher Roth to sign Koenig’s copy of Somerset Maugham’s well-known novel of Eastern enlightenment and post-war ennui. Roth’s apt inscription:

Flavorwire went with “Kind of puts the frontin’ in frontispiece,” which isn’t bad, and they also admirably refrained from making a boat shoes joke until the last graf. The most surprising thing here? That it wasn’t Roth asking Koenig to sign his copy of No Woman No Cry: My Life With Bob Marley. [Ezra Koenig, via Flavorwire]

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 11, 2009

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