Posted in music on March 1, 2011

LCD Soundsystem

LCD Soundsystem makes people do wacky things. I know two people who recently flew to Bogota. I know others who are flying into NY to be at Madison Square Garden on April 2nd. That's not that wacky, but then there's this other group of people (pictured dude included) who are raising money to document their cross-country trip to get to the same show (and all the new "friends" they meet along the way). Read and watch more about that, below...

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To Whom It May Concern;

I am writing you to ask for assistance in spreading the word about this documentary. We need the help of fans in order to tell our story. I believe that your audience would thoroughly enjoy our story. They can visit our Kickstarter site at this address: http://kck.st/fvhdbi

"All My Friends" is a documentary about a group of friends traveling across the country to see their favorite band play one last time.

On top of showing the migration of a worldwide audience to Madison Square Garden, our story will be able to capture the conflict that people have with coming to the realization that they miss the friendships life has forced them to pull away from. No matter what age we are, we have all reminisced on times spent with friends. This documentary will show that those relationships and experiences don't have to be just a thought of nostalgia. It is never too late to re-capture them and of course to create new ones.

We hope to share this message not only with our audience but with people along the journey. We will map out a course to NYC that will take us by complete strangers. These strangers are you, the fans! Please reach out to us with your stories and ideas. We just might stop by and say hello!

We will dance with these people, ask them what music, what passions, what experiences have inspired them. We will make relationships that may only last for an hour but will be remembered for a lifetime.

"All My Friends" is inspired by the song with the same title by LCD Soundsystem. It is a song that we not only move our bodies to, but one that we see as an anthem. An anthem with themes we use to model our life around. To us it is a reminder to hold onto the relationships and experiences you make. No matter where you are in your life, physically or mentally, you can find comfort in knowing you have made friendships, and will continue to make friendships that will fill your time here on Earth with more meaning than any career or material possession will ever be able to.

We are all aspiring filmmakers. As a group we have combined to produce programs for the NFL Network, HD Net and Fox Sports. We have coordinated for well over 50 commercial spots and for Grammy and Award winning music videos featuring Katie Perry, The Black Eyed Peas, Beck and Modest Mouse.

We have camera crew already on board who have worked on both scripted and reality shows for networks such as ESPN, OWN, AET, MTV and CBS.

We truly feel that all the pieces are in place. But we need funding to feed our crew, put a pillow under their heads and gas in the tank.

Unfortunately this is the only opportunity we have to achieve our goal. The final show is less than 60 days away. The time is now, this is happening, and although we could get our story across using a medium other than this concert, we feel that in order to properly convey our passion it needs to be combined with this once in a lifetime moment.

I promise you we are much more than a group of friends looking to drive to a concert. This will be an incredible story, one that is sure to put a smile on your face.

Best Regards,

All Your Friends

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Comments (86)

ALL MY HUMMUS

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2011 7:07 PM

That dude looks so lame.

Posted by Srsly? | March 1, 2011 7:08 PM

"We will find fans who are as different and diverse as possible..."

...because we need at least one interview with a black guy in this documentary.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2011 7:08 PM

All meh friends?

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2011 7:13 PM

the entitlement generation strikes again

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2011 7:17 PM

after two years of yoga i am finally flexible enough to blow myself.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2011 7:19 PM

Dear LCD Soundsystem fans,

Your lives are not interesting enough to warrant a documentary.

Sincerely,
Real Life

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2011 7:21 PM

Listen up... I have been on lots of roadtrips to see bands. The 3 most important things to remember is this.
1. Make certain you have a working radio.
2. Make certain the people traveling with you don't have bladder control issues.
3 Make certain you have lots of snacks in the car. (such as hummus)

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2011 7:22 PM

The $4.000 price level on Kickstarter gets you a ticket to the MSG show. That must be where all the tickets went!

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2011 7:22 PM

A major plot of this "documentary" is about "the friends they meet along the way"... Well if they want to make friends with people, the easiest way is to hand them a pita triangle with a tub of hummus within arms reach. That's how I meet people on the street. Just me and a backpack full of pita triangles. Seriously works everytime.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2011 7:26 PM

this is some self serving self important bullshit.

children are starving, plenty of diseases to fight.. no wait.
give me money so i can go film LCD soundsystem

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2011 7:46 PM

Finally a documentary about 7 strangers....

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2011 7:48 PM

Has anyone seen that documentary about the fellow from Lebanon who sails to Brooklyn on a boat to test out the legendary hummus stands that have been cropping up all over Bedford avenue?

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2011 7:52 PM

The band is not that good, y'all.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2011 7:53 PM

What an ignorant comment:

"this is some self serving self important bullshit.

children are starving, plenty of diseases to fight.. no wait.
give me money so i can go film LCD soundsystem"

By this logic, there should be no music or film whatsoever. Or Web sites. Why are you on your duff reading Brooklyn Vegan if you believe there are diseases to fight? Well? Get out there, chief!

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2011 7:54 PM

Dude its going to be so awkward when we bump into these people at MSG after this documentary doesn't get funded

Also you think they bought scalped tix?

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2011 7:55 PM

the real world msg

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2011 8:04 PM

7:54PM - Spot on!

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2011 8:08 PM

LCD makes people empathic and sociable.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2011 8:22 PM

I hate the guy in that picture so f**king much I want to drown myself in hummus

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2011 8:28 PM

Those assholes make me glad I'm going to Terminal 5.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2011 8:44 PM

I thought this was potentially interesting until I saw the people who were making it

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2011 9:08 PM

This is the exact reason our country is going to shit. WTF is wrong with people? Get a job

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2011 9:17 PM

8:44, I will be there in the hummus only section. Writing these comments sucks now that I broke my arm. It used to be fun, now its a nusance.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2011 9:21 PM

are there jobs anymore? i mean i know i am employed, but if i wasn't employed, would i be able to get a job?

assume i'm a highly educated white male

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2011 9:26 PM

amazing, how so many people in this age of the smart phone are so friggin' stupid

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2011 9:30 PM

wish i had the time to travel cross country and make a lame flick about it

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2011 9:45 PM

wow. gross. i mean good for them for making something, but also good for me for not giving them any money at all.


Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2011 10:04 PM

I hope they get sodomized in one of the red states with some pita and hummus...

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2011 10:35 PM

Why the fuck do they need that much money?

Fuckin coke head hipsters

LCD sucks my balls

Listen to some real music aka Talking Heads, the Mars Volta, Fela Kuti, Neil Young, and .......

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2011 10:49 PM

two things that are funny here...

1. we all know this is not their last show. they'll do some reunion show in like 5 years.

2. these people need a fucking life.

Posted by d | March 1, 2011 10:49 PM

"On top of showing the migration of a worldwide audience to Madison Square Garden, our story will be able to capture the conflict that people have with coming to the realization that they miss the friendships life has forced them to pull away from. No matter what age we are, we have all reminisced on times spent with friends. This documentary will show that those relationships and experiences don't have to be just a thought of nostalgia. It is never too late to re-capture them and of course to create new ones."


Can someone explain to me what the fuck that has to do with LCD Soundsystem?

Oh and I can't believe these people are asking for nearly $17k. Are they out of their minds? Something like this sounds like a cool idea, but for nothing more than a project with an HD camera, a road trip, and that's it. Why are we giving these assholes our money?

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2011 11:36 PM

Who the fuck has money anymore to donate to this bullshit?

Fuck the rich.

"produce programs for the NFL Network, HD Net and Fox Sports" just means they interned on something at NFL Films in New Jersey one summer.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2011 11:53 PM

chick pea gas explosion

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2011 11:57 PM

Glad to see that their new tattoos have healed up in time for the promo video.

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2011 12:07 AM

this can't be real. lol.

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2011 12:32 AM

all of these "documentarians" look like coke head scum bags. the prospect of funding their self-indulgent bullshit trip disgusts me.

imagine how bad the chick with the hat and the ratty hair smells?

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2011 12:50 AM

anyone looking for a big laugh should check out the rewards they are offering on their kickstarter page:

"PLEDGE $25 OR MORE
You will get the $1 - $10 rewards plus a signed photo from the cast!"

what a treat!

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2011 12:58 AM

Where are they gonna get tickets for their van-collected, thousands of random, unscheduled fans?

Oh wait James has like 3k extra or something..

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2011 1:05 AM

the incentives on their kick starter page are pretty odd.

they are going to try to purchase as many tshirts and posters to whoever pledges 250-500$....also the ticket thing....wtf

they sound more like a bunch of lunatics than fans

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2011 1:43 AM

awesome, people are documenting LCD's last show ever!

oh wait, it's just a bunch of self-indulgent narcissistic dorks documenting themselves traveling to LCD's last show ever.

no, I will not fund your hummus addiction.

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2011 1:59 AM

i hate white people.

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2011 2:40 AM

Hey All,

Thank you for the comments, you have us all in tears laughing.

Just to clear something up, we have no intention of buying or selling scalped tickets. We were each able to get our own during the Pitchfork pre-sale.

And since we seem to have a hummus fetish on our hands here, I will make a deal with you. I will create a video bathing myself in hummus for all of you to enjoy. I will even rinse my friends ratty hair in it. All you have to do is donate $1 each.

And if you are embarrassed to do it publicly on Kickstarter then feel free to email us for our PayPal info (some of you already have!)

Cheers!

Posted by All My Friends | March 2, 2011 3:22 AM

I'm a huge LCD fan, but this is probably the most retarded thing I've ever seen.

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2011 6:22 AM

Guarantee that I know which black dude is gonna be in that documentary. The same black dude that's at all of this shitty band's shows.

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2011 7:32 AM

Golf clap for trying to defend yourselves on BV. Goodluck

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2011 8:19 AM

It's a band. A band playing a show, get over it. I don't know why everything has to be turned into such an event nowadays. I guess these kids need to justify the huge sums of money their parents flushed down the shitter by sending them to film school or something.

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2011 9:08 AM

i love LCD with an undying passion... but all the douchiness that they attract gets on my nerves.

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2011 9:17 AM

Thank god LCD is ending....

so what's on hipster's radar next?

What bands.....

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2011 9:21 AM

Brooklyn Vegan, do you deliberately post stories to make people look retarded?

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2011 9:45 AM

donate to WFMU.

not this self-important bullshit

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2011 9:47 AM

Ahhh! Nothing more refreshing than a good hate bath in the morning. Get over it losers, they're making a film. It could suck, it could be mediocre, it could be great. At least they're doing something. So entitled. Sigh.

Posted by Edward | March 2, 2011 10:13 AM

All my friends are stupid

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2011 10:15 AM

If I could see "All My Friends" tonight

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2011 10:18 AM

hey Edward, hate is an empowering feeling.

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2011 10:24 AM

this is just a ploy to get money to buy pit ticktes on ebay. and if that guy bathes himself in hummus, it will be a massive injustice against hummus everywhere. don't do it...
p.s. 9:21 = scalper

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2011 11:10 AM

yes BV you have created our LCD news addicition and now you are obligated to keep feeding the beast.
'ONGRY 'ONGRY 'IPPO!

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2011 11:13 AM

I hope their documentary mirrors a 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre'.

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2011 11:44 AM

I do like LCD Soundsystem, and I do like that song. However, if the documentary is anything like the video above, it will be completely lame. Imagine one of those real life shows from MTV or some sort of ad trying to promote condoms or to defeat the epidemic AIDS.

I often want to support projects on Kickstarter but this is one I hope doesn't get funded.

Posted by Bear Affair | March 2, 2011 11:56 AM

How embarrassing to even have your name in the credits.

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2011 12:17 PM

I love how everyone keeps saying get a life to these guys yet you all have the time and energy to post hate comments to people who are actually doing something creative and positive. Why don't you all stop being pertentious assholes and support your local film makers. It's better then siting on your asses wasting your energy on negativity.

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2011 1:03 PM

^Fuck off! These are the films that nobody needs to see. Not to be pretentious or anything, but it's spelled pretentious not pertentious.

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2011 1:15 PM

^ haha, the old "I don't have a good response for that so I am going to just point out a gramatical error" remark.

This is a pretty cool idea, I hope they execute it well.

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2011 1:23 PM

One more month of this that's all.

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2011 1:37 PM

i love the hate, i can't wait until my band becomes big!

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2011 1:39 PM

I can

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2011 1:44 PM

1:23

two M's in grammatical

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2011 2:14 PM

^WIN!

Posted by Edward | March 2, 2011 2:37 PM

Cobrata

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2011 2:40 PM

LCD blows!

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2011 4:33 PM

"The time is now, this is happening..." Surely he meant, "The time has come, this is happening."

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2011 5:12 PM

i donated 100 dollars to this project because i believe it will be successful because it wont focus on lcd soundsystem but on real people and their real emotions. a film like that will succeed!

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2011 6:31 PM

all my friends...have a life. finally james murphy can go back to graying in private

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2011 9:02 PM

dude should get the katy perry spelling right. after all, LCD and her are labelmates!

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2011 9:41 PM

oh my goodness! what is wrong with you people?! if you don't agree with what they're doing, so what! don't give them your money! i mean, COME ON! at least they're doing something! regardless of if it's something you find interesting, or not. a bunch of you are out there, on the other side of your computer screens doing nothing more than picking on and making fun of others. how old are we, six?! you people were and probably still are the sorts that point and laugh at others with developmental disabilities. you should be ashamed of yourselves! you want the world to change? fewer homeless people, impoverishment, illiteracy... teach your children to find the good in others, encourage people. but start with yourselves.

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2011 10:53 PM

^the people you are angry at are far to useless to expend so much effort over.

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2011 11:26 PM

10:53 - Are you saying these filmmakers are mentally retarded?

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2011 3:58 AM

That's too useless

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2011 8:36 AM

3:58 YOU MADE MY DAY

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2011 11:20 AM

It does not take 16k to do a road trip cross country

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2011 7:01 AM

No it takes about $5-7K for 10-12 people and a RV. But to make a feature length documentary about a road trip across the country it does. Cameras, audio equip, post production costs, distribution, festival submission, music rights, etc.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 3:50 PM

This thing is a total scam. I feel sorry for the donors that picking up the tab for some rich kids to party.

Wonder why they won't post an itemized budget? They don't want you to know that ALLEGEDLY they are flying back from NYC on your dime. Part of the money goes to ALLEGEDLY pay their salaries for the days they are missing work. Realistically, they can all afford to pay for this themselves, but they wanted to save a few bucks.

Posted by myron | March 14, 2011 6:39 PM

in case anyone was wondering, it didn't get funded: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1719082013/all-my-friends-documentary

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2011 4:26 PM

thank god. hopefully any donors decided to help people that need it. like a country recovering from a natural disaster.

fuck these stupid all my friends kids. fuck them hard with sharp pointed sticks.

whiny brats.

Posted by ryan | April 1, 2011 11:10 AM

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