A fetching friend of mine grabbed me Monday night at the Jane Street Hotel. She had her eye on the one, standing alone, nursing a cocktail in the corner. One Faris Badwan, wearing a white denim vest with ripped sleeves to show his ripped muscles and also sporting a lovable ‘do of overgrown locks, like Adam Sandler in the Wedding Singer. But, he’s much cooler than that as lead singer of the Horrors.
“I’m shy.” He told me when I pointed out my pal, all sparkly blue eyes under a ravenous brunette mane. “She’s shy too.” I said. Faris blushed and told me, “It’s just no good when two shy people get together.”
But check him out in this video below. The latest album, Primary Colours is up for a Mercury Award, the top album in the UK/Ireland. He’s listed in the music annals as a “Shoegazer,” meaning he’s one of the lot who gaze at the ground while singing. (Other shoegazers included Sonic Youth, Bauhaus, and Velvet Underground.) Dunno, I see movement.