We Know It’s Only Rock N’ Roll But We Like It

WINTER BEARD BLUES: Adam Acuragi, Silk City, Last Night
Adam Acuragi could have been more popular than Jesus, if he’d shaved his dog’s ass and taught it to walk backwards, burned all his money in a trash can and jumped out the window, gave all his clothes to poor and all his blood to the Red Cross, and walked from here to California with the oversized cross of confessional folk on his back, wearing nothing but man-sandals and a beard. All told, I am guessing he likes his girlfriend, his house, not being naked and possibly even his day job, so I can’t blame him for being decidedly less popular than Jesus. Still, every time I hear his walk-on-water songs, I can’t help but think ‘he coulda been somebody, he coulda been a contender.’ Mister, we coulda used a guy like him up on Calvary, taking one for the team. — JONATHAN VALANIA

[photos by TIFFANY YOON]

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