D. A. Pennebaker Is Directing A Webcast For the National


Right, so, the man who made Don’t Look Back and Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars will apparently be directing a YouTube stream of a National concert, scheduled for May 15th at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The show’s a benefit for the Red Hot Organization, according to Brooklyn Vegan. After this and an adulatory New York Times Magazine piece and a GQ fashion spread and nearly every other type of press and accolade a band can accumulate (their record isn’t even out yet!), the only thing left for the National to do will be to perform in an abandoned castle on the Hudson River like sensitive demigods of the entire natural world…oh, right.