[PATRICK BATEMAN, spoken] The painting: a David Onica.The TV set: 30-inches, digital, Toshiba High-contrast, highly defined, plus it has picture-in-picture capabilities, PLUS freeze-frame My walkman, with autoreverse continuous play, is by Sony I am 26 years old, living in New York City at the end of the century And this is what being Patrick Bateman means to me…I can live with that Milk: it does a body good [PATRICK BATEMAN, spoken] My suit today is an eighties drape from Alan Flusser with a bladed back To accommodate my impressive physique My tie is by Valentino Couture; shoes by A.Testoni; underwear by Ralph Lauren [TELEVISED RONALD REAGAN, spoken] And if all else failed, you could get a sense of patriotism from the popular culture The movies celebrated democratic values And implicitly reinforced the idea that America was special TV was like that too; but now we're about to enter the nineties, and some things have changed…But he thinks it’s just lip service, and as a way to keep him as her crutch.As he tells her, he has to go and she has to be by herself for a while, she asks him why he feels that way.As a budding songwriter, James was profoundly impacted by Duncan’s work; the lyrics, music, and orchestrations spoke to him in a very powerful way.
older [TELEVISION ADVERTISEMENT 5, spoken] Milk's about the best thing I can drink at the moment to help me build strong arms Powerful legs and a broad chest And when all my work is done, will you love me just for my body?[JEAN] He doesn't sound alright His voice a little thin Does he need someone The way that I need him? A girl before A girl before He looks at me sometimes In a certain way All the fears I have Seem to fade away I know that I'm a fool To think that this is real I'm breaking every rule Because this is how I feel Am I someone he could linger on? Barely Breathing Album: Duncan Sheik Year: 1996 Duncan Sheik cannot deal with his girlfriend’s emotional problems in the mopey “Barely Breathing.” Cold guitars open the single, setting a final tone. She is a girl who has frozen her emotions and can’t really feel for anyone.She told him they had a future and would get married someday.Sheik practices Nichiren Buddhism and is a member of the US branch of the worldwide Buddhist association Soka Gakkai International.