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September 6, 2004

Cary Brothers

Dearest Friends,

Ultimate Friend of Garden State, Cary Brothers (the singer/songwriter who wrote the song "Blue Eyes" on the soundtrack) will be playing tomorrow night (Sept. 7) in Los Angeles at the Hotel Cafe. (1623 1/2 N.
Cahuenga Blvd. between Hollywood and Selma) @ 10 pm. If you're around go check him out. I personally think he is a genius and this is a chance to see him in a tiny club before he pops and you've only got nose bleeds at Giants Stadium. On that note, go early cause the club is small and it will definitely be packed.

Ah Labor. We love it so much we gave it it's own day.

While many of you are doing traditional Labor Day activities like attending barbecues, relaxing at the beach and burning animal sacrifices to Zeus, I chose to honor labor by actually doing some hard labor. I've been laying railroad tracks across my neighbor's infinity pool all morning. I had to stop because he started screaming at me for no reason. It might have been because he was awakened at 6am to me singing old caucasian spirituals as I swung hammer to rail.

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Hey Zach,

I've checked 'em out, and I really like 'em. Thanks for introducing me to them.

Garden State on Xanga?! http://www.xanga.com/gardenstate

...Are you going to answer the questions in my previous comment?


Posted by: Adam Lauver | Sep 6, 2004 5:28:32 PM

I love GS!

Posted by: James | Sep 6, 2004 5:29:23 PM

What?! It's one person?! With a plural name?!

What a world... I feel like an idiot.

Posted by: Adam Lauver | Sep 6, 2004 5:30:22 PM

wooo i got top 5...3 if i'm quick and yay for labor. btw seeing garden state again don't have enough good things to say about it.

Posted by: Steven | Sep 6, 2004 5:32:07 PM

Zach, I saw your commercial on comedy central. Could you tell me who you plan to vote for?

Posted by: Katherine | Sep 6, 2004 5:32:28 PM

zach, you are my hero. wish i could go see him. unfortunately, i live in pennsylvania. go and have a celebration drink for me. the movie ROCKS. i've seen it 3 times already.

Posted by: Kristin | Sep 6, 2004 5:32:53 PM

Hey, just gotta say, love the blog & Scrubs, don't know when Garden State will be on over here (Scotland), but will definitely go and see it :D Happy labour... thingie.

Posted by: Trillian | Sep 6, 2004 5:33:08 PM

Hahaha, What the fuck are you talking about?

Posted by: Mike | Sep 6, 2004 5:34:28 PM


Posted by: SMC BUBBA | Sep 6, 2004 5:35:32 PM

dear zach,

oh my gosh, i'm so excited because i think you literally JUST posted and now i get a "top noch" commenting number like single digits, man!

i read your brother's novel, and it was really beautiful, and you guys seem to have similar taste and outlook on life. if it was somewhat autobiographical, then you were an adorable little kid. i seriously mean it when i say thatyou are incorporated into my daily conversation. i just said to them "i love the braff family. who's with me?" and made them raise their hands.

by the way, i'm writing about "Garden State" for one of my possible application essays to NYU. you really really inspire me, and you are like, fucking unbelievable. i love scrubs, too.

ah, how amazing would it be if you actually read this!

also, as i've inquired in my other comments, i want to know if there's anywhere that i can write to that's like, and address that i can send a real PAPER letter, non-virtual, good old-fashioned stationary, even, because i like them better.

thank you so much!
if you or anyone can answer me this, (riddle me this), you can e-mail or i.m. "beatlejunkie215." i know, it's so corny.

alright, thank you! peace and love!

Posted by: ilana glazer | Sep 6, 2004 5:35:43 PM

This is the fewest posts I've ever seen on here. I usually show up around post 336 or something. Anyhow.
Elliott Smith - XO
Sloan - One Chord To Another

My favorite two records!

I really appreciate you turning us onto new music. I've liked what you suggested so far and what was on the soundtrack.


Posted by: jeffery | Sep 6, 2004 5:35:55 PM

Keep writing & updating--your entries are fresh & fun & always make me smile. Although I think the fear of kite thing a little odd.

Posted by: Mandy | Sep 6, 2004 5:36:41 PM

zach, love the whole garden state soundtrack, also can't wait for the new episode of scrubs tomorrow!! i spent my labor day weekend going to see garden state again..loved it the second time around more than the first!! it's not playing in my town anymore so i had to drive 20 miles away to see it again..well worth it!! anyway, anxiously waiting for the dvd so i don't have to drive so far next time!! ~~ Matt M.

Posted by: Matt M. | Sep 6, 2004 5:37:04 PM

Hi Zach -
I've never blogged before! Had to get that out first. Anyway, I'm in Toronto Canada, wondering a couple of things:
1) are you: at the TIFF this year/doing anything promotional in Toronto for GS?
2) How come you look so freaked out in the premiere pics? You've got your "Large" face on...

Posted by: Sinead | Sep 6, 2004 5:38:05 PM

I've spent most of my Labor Day watching QVC. I think I might have a problem. Just purchased item number H84700. Please help me, Zach.

Posted by: Julie | Sep 6, 2004 5:38:06 PM

I recommended Garden State to my mom today...she was going to see either GS or Manchurian Candidate. I haven't actually seen the new Manchurian yet, so I hope I made the right choice for her :-) What's an infinity pool? Sounds fancy.

Posted by: Bridget | Sep 6, 2004 5:38:17 PM

I'm planning on going tomorrow night and I'm really excited. :)Thanks for introducing the world to such a great artist.

Posted by: Megan | Sep 6, 2004 5:38:36 PM

I am simply writing this because I imagine the greatest gift anyone can give an artist is an insight into how their work blossomed in someone else's mind and heart. So, that is what I am endeavoring to do.

My own life has been filled with the death of both my parents (one recently), alienation by my assorted other relatives, sexual assault, serious illness and desperately trying to grasp something I have no concept of, a family. I will spare the kind Garden State blog readers from the details. At so many points in the film I found myself invigorated by watching someone else experience some of the feelings, thoughts and mental processes that I have been plagued with and yet, at the same moment, completely and totally disappointed that this was a fictional character that I would never have the luxury of communicating with, learning from or hell, maybe even comforting with a shoulder to cry on, an open ear and some homemade whoopie pies. I sat in the theater after the credits rolled wiping away my tears and thinking about the humor, the pain, in short, the life I had just viewed and came away with one major conclusion. Everyone in that theatre saw a little part of themselves in Large, whether we are talking about the late middle ages couple in front of me or the Lesbian couple behind me. Zach managed to touch on something that is uniquely common. In the end, I think Zach used Large to convey a lesson I live my life according to; You are who you are because of what you have lived through, but if you do not learn from it and strive to grow, you are doomed to miss life and be imprisoned by your experiences, instead of liberated by them.

And I think at the end of the day, Zach has done us all a great service. He got us all thinking and communicating about who we are and what we have been through. What greater gift to mankind is there than a precipitator of personal growth.

Thanks Zach. You made me almost pee myself, you opened my wounds and you made me feel just a little less alone in the world for two hours and it only cost me 8.50 (Well, shucks that’s better than a therapy bill). As ridiculous as it sounds, I feel in your debt. So, if there is ever anything I can do, be it the afore mentioned whoopie pies or anything else you can think of, feel free to let this gal know.

Thanks a bundle, you're a peach.

Posted by: Jane | Sep 6, 2004 5:39:47 PM

I saw this movie finally this weekend, and it has become my new favorite film of all time! It is so good that im gonna see it today and then again next weekend... Only school can stop me from seeing this again!!!

By the Way, I love the soundtrack, and the music got me into the theatres!

Posted by: Holden | Sep 6, 2004 5:40:17 PM


Look at the first 10 or so post.....Almost 60 to 70% Guys? What gives? Up until now it was like 99% female teeny bobbers!

ZACK it looks as if your demographics are changeing.



Posted by: HUGH WILLIAMS | Sep 6, 2004 5:40:27 PM

Hi Zach!!

I wanted to say hi and tell you how much G.S. rocks!! I have commented a few times, I've always been like comment # 986, so I thought I would take advantage of being so 'top of the list'. I watched the premeire of Scrubs last week and I can't wait to tune in this week! Keep up the good work!

Posted by: Tina | Sep 6, 2004 5:40:42 PM

HA! i paved a whole highway across my friend's pool today, beat that!

Posted by: Cassie | Sep 6, 2004 5:41:22 PM

I feel sorry for the people that were already planning on going to the concert. It's hard enough to get a table at the Hotel Cafe, and now a few hundred people are gonna show up. The cafe should be paying you to mention them in your blog.

Posted by: Connor | Sep 6, 2004 5:42:21 PM

Love reading your blog! I hope you decide to keep it up after all your Garden State work....you're my little window into coolness!

Posted by: Starr | Sep 6, 2004 5:42:30 PM

Happy Labor Day...

Hey, I was wondering how difficult was if for you to act in this movie, WHILE keeping your acting eye separate from your director's eye...and separate from your writer's eye.

Also, I've been renting Woody Allen movies all summer, and I am actually watching Manhattan Murder Mystery right now. I believe that was you in that scene as Woody Allen and Diane Keaton's son. Way to go. That must have been fun.


how many of these blog things do you get to read on average?


how long would you like to do SCRUBS?


Good dog food.

As labor day comes to a close, make sure you rest up the rest of the week to really make the distinction. Too many loungers have made a mockery of what Labor day stands for, and I think we otta bring it back, baby!

Rock it up

Posted by: vanessa | Sep 6, 2004 5:42:42 PM