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On the scene at New York's 'I'll Be Your Mirror' Festival Day 1: Frank Ocean, Philip Glass, and more

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My editor warned me that All Tomorrow’s Parties – I’ll Be Your Mirror, the revered itinerant indie festival taking place in New York this weekend, would be a little unusual.

“There will be some women there,” she said, “but not many.”

And glancing over the lineup, she had a point. Curated in this edition by Greg Dulli of ’90s garage-rock heroes the Afghan Whigs — past curators include Neutral Milk Hotel’s Jeff Mangum, My Bloody Valentine, Modest Mouse, and even Simpsons creator Matt Groening —  the festival looked heavy on, well, obscure mid-‘90s garage rock.

Scrawl, Lightning Bolt, Godspeed You! Black Emperor – not surprisingly, I expected an audience of bearded men drinking microbrews. I was not disappointed.

It had the makings of a memorable (or insufferable) weekend: a young, eager music writer (I’m 23) watching many bands he’d never heard of, surrounded by old dudes who knew way, way more than me.

Held at Pier 36, a new entertainment complex on the Lower East Side right on the East River, the setup featured two stages: one inside the mammoth, carpeted auditorium, and the other in the parking lot, directly beneath the FDR highway. Friday’s comedians were quick to take note of the location. READ FULL STORY

Watch Janeane Garofalo try to put the moves on John Wesley Harding in his 'Making Love to Bob Dylan' video -- EXCLUSIVE

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Music has never lacked for boot-knocking soundtracks, from  Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” to Lovage’s Music To Make Your Old Lady By.

But what happens when the parties involved have trouble agreeing on a soundtrack? Something like what goes down in the video for John Welsey Harding’s “Making Love To Bob Dylan,” an unreleased song from the veteran English singer-songwriter.

But there’s a twist here: It’s Harding, whose stage name is borrowed from the Bob Dylan song and album title, who can’t perform to Robert Zimmerman’s musical stylings, no matter how much his partner Janeane Garofalo wants to. (Too Malkovich Malkovich?)

Harding does his best to find a compromise — What about the Beach Boys? Maybe Massive Attack? Come on, not even T. Rex?? — but Garofalo isn’t having it.

The pair do eventually find a way to make things work, more or less. See them go at it (not like that!) in the video below:

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