Herzog Accidently Names our New Band

Last night, German director Werner Herzog spoke with American director Jonathan Demme at one of those “A Conversation With…” shindigs held by the Museum of the Moving Image at The New York Times Building. As Herzog was waiting to take the stage, a man from Brooklyn was scaling the building’s ceramic tubes (the second man that day) in a bid to end malaria, or at least bring attention to its desired demise with an anti-malaria shirt.

And while malaria still runs rampant, the man did earn Herzog’s respect, and generate a distinctly Herzogian neologism, that would also make a terrific band name. “I salute everyone who climbs a steep cliff and climbs a building made of steel and glass,” Herzog said. “Most of them are conquistadors of the useless, but he had apparently a serious agenda, so I salute him.”

Conquistadors of the Useless. We start auditioning bass players next week.

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