1. Dan Bejar. Give me $40, any random city downtown art district and one rock star to walk it with...? Yeah, I'm taking notes and I'm taking pictures. This would be textbook crazy. ...Crazy awesome. Obviously.
2. Alex Turner. See above. Only this time we're walking the swankiest part of town... Or, erm, OK, someone is gonna say he still lives with his mum in Sheffield or some such bull... except, he's been spotted in the backseat of a for-hire with a leggy brunette cruising Mulholland atop the Hollywood Hills (<--no factual evidence whatsoever; an educated wild guess). No, for sure, you want to party with this guy.
3. Neko Case. I shouldn't even have to explain this choice, but google Neko's house and you'll see why, some day, soon, there will be a song called, "Cool as Neko Case".
4. David Bowie. In 1976, there's no question who's the most interesting person in rock'n'roll. Even though, at this precise time, he's holed up in a Hollywood mansion muttering black-magic spells, and it's a lot more creepy than interesting. But, somehow, Bowie's calculated freak-show makes it all the way to 2013 and, somehow, he's still completely fascinating.
5. Win Butler. It's tempting to give AF's marketing team half credit for this. Which is weird all by itself. I mean, isn't AF on Merge? Mac/Superchunk's Merge? Maybe I've got that all fucked up wrong-- I'm not gonna Wiki it-- but I'm thinking everybody under 35 years old will hear Reflektor. And AF's frontman, who's been kinda low key and whatever, is set for superstardom and Twitter feuds with Britney Spears... Don't know that it's in anyone's best interest, but AF isn't an indie best-kept secret anymore... So they'll play the Hollywood Bowl...and I'll cough up $175 per to see it.
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