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Re: Five Leaves: A Brooklyn Restaurant, in Heath Ledgerís Memory
« Reply #20 on: December 23, 2008, 07:38:57 am »
I like how Elle phrased it and I second it: I love going to lunch with you! :D
Thanks so much for the pics and reports, friends :-*.


Them soup bowls are huge (and I guess hard to pack). You could feed a horse out of them :o. That's about three times the size of what you would get for soup here in Germany.
Everything on the dessert menu sounds good. I would have chosen the apple crumble. Almost as good as plum crumble, and you don't get it here, whereas it's no problem to find 1001 sorts of ice cream.

The whole place looks inviting and very low-key.
Oh, and the coffee cups are Ikea :).


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Re: Five Leaves: A Brooklyn Restaurant, in Heath Ledgerís Memory
« Reply #21 on: December 23, 2008, 07:40:04 am »

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1580085/20080122/drake_nick.jhtml

Jan 22 2008 10:15 PM EST

Heath Ledger 's Video For Nick Drake Song: Eerie Postscript To Actor's Death
Actor said he was 'obsessed' with long-dead singer.



By Jim Fraenkel, with additional reporting by Rodrigo Perez


Appearing at a news conference at the Venice Film Festival in September to promote the Bob Dylan biopic "I'm Not There," Heath Ledger, who died on Tuesday, spoke of his "obsession with an artist by the name of Nick Drake," an English-born singer/songwriter whom he characterized as a "very mysterious figure."

"I was obsessed with his story and his music and I pursued it for a while and still have hopes to kind of tell his story one day," a soft-spoken and fidgety Ledger told the assembled media, though he also said that any such aspirations had "faded away."

But in an eerie postscript to the actor's own death on Tuesday, MTV News has learned that Ledger recently shot and edited a music video for a Drake song called "Black Eyed Dog," so titled because of a Winston Churchill quote describing depression as such. It is also reportedly the last song Drake recorded before overdosing on antidepression medication in 1974 at the age of 26.

A representative for Drake's estate described the "gorgeous" and "extremely moving" clip as a stark black-and-white composition, consisting mainly of the director turning the camera on himself. In the end, Ledger is seen drowning himself in a bathtub.

The video, which has not been released commercially and has apparently not yet leaked to the Web, has been screened just twice, once last Labor Day weekend at the Bumbershoot festival in Seattle and a second time in October at "A Place to Be," an event honoring Drake held in Los Angeles.

Ledger also directed Ben Harper's video for "Morning Yearning" and announced plans to start a label with the singer called Masses Music Co. last year. The label's first signing was a singer from Ledger's hometown of Perth, Australia, named Grace Woodroofe; Ledger also directed a video for her cover of David Bowie's "Quicksand."

While Drake garnered just a cult following during his life, his music has enjoyed a renaissance in recent years. In 2000, Volkswagen scored a ubiquitous television ad with the title track from his 1972 album, Pink Moon, after which Drake's albums reportedly sold more in one month than they had in the previous 30 years. This past November, fans were treated to a limited-edition box set that included not only the three albums Drake recorded in his short career, but also a book and a DVD documentary about his life.
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Re: Five Leaves: A Brooklyn Restaurant, in Heath Ledgerís Memory
« Reply #22 on: December 23, 2008, 07:41:10 am »

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Re: Five Leaves: A Brooklyn Restaurant, in Heath Ledgerís Memory
« Reply #23 on: December 23, 2008, 07:43:22 am »


This is a beautiful still life John.


Thank you, you are so kind!  :-*
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Re: Five Leaves: A Brooklyn Restaurant, in Heath Ledgerís Memory
« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2008, 07:43:35 am »
http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1580085/20080122/drake_nick.jhtml

Jan 22 2008 10:15 PM EST

Heath Ledger 's Video For Nick Drake Song: Eerie Postscript To Actor's Death


Haven't you heard about it before? The video is posted somewhere here on BM. Not the whole video, which wasn't released, AFAIK. But parts of it. I'll go looking for it and give you the link.

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Re: Five Leaves: A Brooklyn Restaurant, in Heath Ledgerís Memory
« Reply #25 on: December 23, 2008, 07:48:09 am »


I may have found it.

Thank you. (I must have been dreaming. Or a coma. Ha! Well. You know what I mean.)


This is seriously gorgeous. Look:


Heath Ledger & Nick Drake: Black Eyed Dog  (3:30)
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPKnGo_WOp4&eurl=[/youtube]
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Re: Five Leaves: A Brooklyn Restaurant, in Heath Ledgerís Memory
« Reply #26 on: December 23, 2008, 07:52:48 am »

12 Leaves


14 Leaves (We love those truffled fries!



They're not truffle fries! They're good ole Aussie chips!   :D

No wonder Heath liked eating there. It's probably the only place in New York where he could get  Aussie-style hot potato chips!  ;)   :D  Traditionally eaten with tomato sauce!  ;D

Thank you for taking us along with you, Meryl and John. It was fun!   :D
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Re: Five Leaves: A Brooklyn Restaurant, in Heath Ledgerís Memory
« Reply #27 on: December 23, 2008, 08:04:52 am »

They're not truffle fries! They're good ole Aussie chips!   :D

No wonder Heath liked eating there. It's probably the only place in New York where he could get  Aussie-style hot potato chips!  ;)   :D  Traditionally eaten with tomato sauce!  ;D

Thank you for taking us along with you, Meryl and John. It was fun!   :D

Thanks so much, Kerry!

I bet Heath loved these chips.
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Re: Five Leaves: A Brooklyn Restaurant, in Heath Ledgerís Memory
« Reply #28 on: December 23, 2008, 08:05:39 am »

I may have found it.

Thank you. (I must have been dreaming. Or a coma. Ha! Well. You know what I mean.)


This is seriously gorgeous. Look:


Heath Ledger & Nick Drake: Black Eyed Dog  (3:30)
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPKnGo_WOp4&eurl=[/youtube]



I think that this video is made by the person who put it on youtube. Out of the parts of the video by Heath, which were released, and Nick Drake pics/footage.

The original video Heath made was never completely released (again: the info is from back in February or so, but I think we would have heard about it it had there been any news since then).

I couldn't find it on BM, but found a link to a news show where parts of the video Heath actually made are shown. It's disturbing, and the self-proclaimed (or factual) experts talking between the video snippets are not my taste (too speculative), but see for yourself.

http://aca.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=384338

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Re: Five Leaves: A Brooklyn Restaurant, in Heath Ledgerís Memory
« Reply #29 on: December 23, 2008, 08:33:04 am »


Thanks. That video with the authoritative talking heads is a little--disturbing.


The following is something everyone may already know, but to me it's new.
Black and white photos of Heath with the Cello Song.

Very sweet.



For Heath and Nick (Cello Song)                                    (4:32)
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzA-qM23pv4[/youtube]

   
Strange face, with your eyes
So pale and sincere
Underneath you know well
Strange face, with your eyes
You have nothing to fear
So pale and sincere
For the dreams that come to you when so young
Underneath you know well
Told of a life
You have nothing to fear
Where spring is sprung
For the dreams that come to you when so young

Told of a life
You would seem so frail
Where spring is sprung
In the cold of the night

When the armies of emotion
You would seem so frail
Go out to fight
In the cold of the night
But while the earth sinks to itís grave
When the armies of emotion
You sail to the sky
Go out to fight
On the crest of a wave
But while the earth sinks to itís grave

You sail to the sky
So forget this cruel world
On the crest of a wave
Where I belong

Iíll just sit and wait
So forget this cruel world
And sing my song
Where I belong
And if one day you should see me in the crowd
Iíll just sit and wait
Lend a hand and lift me out
And sing my song
To your place in the cloud
And if one day you should see me in the crowd
Lend a hand and lift me out
To your place in the cloud
"Tu doives entendre je t'aime."
(and you know who I am...)


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and Pee-wee in the 1990 episode
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