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You met any twats then?
I'll have to have a think.
kele from bloc party
Total cunts, but then I wouldn't want them to be anything else. It would totally spoil my illusions of them if they had been really nice guys.
The Icarus Line ARE nice guys though.
when I met them.
Other than Lance, I've always found them to be extremely affable. The Captain is really funny too
Julian Barrett is just really shy. Or socially awkward. Or something.
he was really sweet when I met him.
But I find his interviews vexing.
that he's in a shit band.
you caught him on an off day?
my mate is good mates with him and says hes lovely
he wasn't happy.
He seems like a right sunbeam, that one.
I was interviewing Razorlight for my student paper a few years ago. Borell was a arrogant twat, who tried to kick a chair but missed on his first go, and then stormed off.
The rest of the band were lovely though.
came to do my college ball and apparently steamed off after 2 songs demanding cocaine.
don't know whether the rumours were true, but no good, borrell, no good.
seemed easily irritable, i wouldn't call them twats though.
when ive seen them live they just seem to want to get on with it, rather than make small talk with pissed idiots who shout stuff like "you're hot" at katie, and "get the fuckin' drugs out!"(see: their gig in glasgow last night) , which is fair enough. They put on a great show. It must come from doing everything yourself I guess.
Though my friend said he spoke to whiskas about being ginger and having a beard(two things which my friend and whiskas have in common), and said he was nice.
Even though I only see them once a year or so, they remember who I am, and still have time to chat and stuff.
I'd thought they'll be too popular, and have met too many important people to remember me.
when i bought a tshirt off him. he spent ages looking out exactly the one i wanted, and apologised profusely when he couldn't find one the right size. Bless.
you are clearly wrong, or being sarcastic. meh
I didn't see this thread.
I didn't mean to meet him, but he was at the same place that I was, and was talking to the people I was talking to. He came across as a prick with his head firmly up his own arse. Which is the impression I got of him before I met him aswell! It's nice to be right :)
he sang or something. (lolz)
RING THE PRESS
Sorta bumped into The Killers backstage at an NME tour gig in Cambridge. I didn't really notice them or know who they were then, but my I believe my chick when she says they were bellends
our paths may have crossed.
what were you doing? I watched a few bands, then drank some of The Futureheads rider for them
I would have been out front most of the night but I had to go backstage too.
I met The Killers that night too and had an awkward moment with the drummer.
did you find them a bit turdy?
My bird now tells me that we disturbed their pre gig hustle 'whoo whoo whoo, you the man, lead singer of the killers, NO! you the man, drummer of the killers...etc'
which may account for their mild annoyance
I hope they were playing that song at the time.
no one slags off the parmos
But Parmos are wank!
fall out boy once, i didn't know who they were at the time and it was before they were pretty gig.one of them said i looked like jullian casablancas and another asked me where he could get some "maraJuana".idiots
because I've spoken drunkenly to ben esser from ladyfuzz before, who was nice (the night my then fiancee decided to get rid of me... unhappy!) - but on this occasion ladyfuzz had just had a bit of a rough time, first on on the saturday at end of the road, and their sound buggered up and the crowd were lukewarm.
So yeah, I don't think it's generally to do with musicians being cocks per se, just whether they're having a bad day or not. And it's unwise to talk to people just before they perform, either.
twice, but as I am somewhat infatuated with her and kept talking at her I don't think she had time to be un-nice to me. She gave me her mobile number the first time. I like to think it was because she liked me, even though I know it wasn't. I can hold onto small dreams.
Anyway. Erm. Yeah.
both had a piss next to eachother in some urinals i ripped him.he had a small cock.
never really had any bad experiences. kele from bloc party nicked a promotional kit-kat pen from me and seemed offended when i accused him of stealing it.
borrell came in one of my friends eyes.i dunno if its true,actually,why would you lie about that?
you: oh by the way, kele, did you eh, happen to eh, pick up my "kit kat" pen by any chance?
Him: no man, i didnt touch it. I wouldent nick your pen.
You: well its just, y'know, I saw you take my "kit-kat" pen, and id just like, eh, want it back.
Him: Look mate, just leave it, yeah?
You: I can see my "kit kat" pen sticking out of your pocket...
Him: Just fuckin' LEAVE IT OUT MATE.
You: Ok, ok. We cool?
he actually asked to borrow it to sign an autograph while the drummer was chatting up my friend but then denied existence of it.
what you suggest is far funnier than the truth
It's amazingly apt that this thread should come up actually.
A while back I was slagging off Fuck Buttons on this very forum, and I happened to mention that I thought Ben from the band was a bit of a twat.
Apparently he took offence at this and looked me up and sent me a message to my myspace, rather than a PM on here or even a response to my forum entry.
it reads thusly:
"nice of you to slag me off on the drowned in sound forum.
what exactly am i supposed to have done to you that warrants a public slagging off just out of interest?"
So he'd be mine.
And to answer your question, if you're reading this: I thought you were arrogant, beligerent and insincere. You were also coming on to my housemate, despite the fact that you knew she had a boyfriend, and in fact you knew him. You may even have been one of his friends, I'm not sure. So yeah, that's why. And in future, if you want to reply to something I've said "in public", I'd prefer if you'd do likewise rather than looking me up and harassing me on myspace. Cheers.
i would think it was much more acceptable to send a private message (which you have now made public) than respond publicly, clogging up the boards with personal arguments.
i'm unsure as to why you feel the need to OR have the right to publicly criticise someone.
don't think it's okay to mouth off whenever you don't like something.
p.s. i'd find it difficult to regard a message on myspace as harrassment.
Isn't that the point of a forum?
You may not like my opinion, you may not agree with it, but it's my right to have it and to share it. It's your right not to give a fuck about it, and that's fine.
As for public criticism, did you read the title of this thread? Do you think Kele from Bloc Party or Jonny Borrell are looking people up to ask them what they've done wrong? Plenty of people are being publicly criticised here, I'm sure they're not losing any sleep.
I had beers with them, Gorkys, Teenage Fanclub, Zoe Ball in a hotel bar at Leeds or Sheffield. Everyone was lovely.
played with all these bands and they were one of two options......
bloc party - cool
The others - cunts
The departure - cunts
Reuben - cool
Love ends disaster - cool
Boxer Rebellion - cool
hottest gig ever.
never has a room, especially the joiners been so hot with so few people in it!
seemed bamboozled when I asked for her autograph (At a single signing?!) and really begrudged scribbling on my record. But yeah, nowt major. Polytechnic seemed very intimidating when I nearly met them, they were groping some assembled 'honeyz' and smoking cigars. They might have been standup chaps to be fair, I didn't go and talk to them.
I can't believe I know that.
THAT'S the least rock and roll name in music. I knew I'd find it somewhere. The grail!
i wouldnt be too happy
if i had loads of pissed up cunts coming up to me talking shit
Reuben. Who are jolly nice lads.
...is also my biggest hero (and no, I didn't act like a twat when I met him) and I can't bring myself to mention the name on here. Suffice to say, I gather he suffers from bipolar disorder so there might have been a good reason.
On the other hand, the nicest musicians I've ever met are in Clearlake. And yes, I know I do their website... but the two facts are related.
Didn't notice the parallel "nicest members you've met" bit.
Actually, I've got a few I can put in there.
who was it?
jumped into me and pulled my watch off. WHAT A DICK!
Nate Young from Wolf Eyes shouted 'THE FUCKING STOOOGESSS!!!' right in my face. The buffoon!
In all seriousness, everyone in a sort of famous band i've ever met has been lovely, even when i've almost knocked them out with devil horns like a twat (Sorry Eddie Spaghetti).
he put me off talking to band members ever again.
so much of a dick that the rest of the band hate him too?
it's a bit of a shame.
but he really was a fucking knob.
They weren't unnice. Infact, they were pretty much the nicest, most outgoing people ever.
I saw them supporting Fiery Furnaces, and waiting outside for the taxi, they were just outside their tourbus. It was sorta awkward, because they would've seen me at the front, so we just said "good show, guys" and MY GOD! - they wouldn't leave us alone! They asked us questions for ages! And were just super super NICE! But kinda scary. And annoying. It was like we were some huge band, and they were really excited about meeting us.
It's not interesting.
all of the sugar babes.
2 people from the rakes (you guess, the others are super nice)
arctic monkeys (2 nice, 2 evil)
...the list could go on but i can't be fucked.
Were all lovely to me....
i meet POP LEVI on thursday and he was a cunt.
a cunt i tell you.
Jamie Lenman , Reuben is the rudest wanker I have ever tripped over . Yes yes , the street team will rush on here in 10 seconds to say he is great but I have met him loads and he is a CREEP.
really nice...there were hundreds of them!
it's way too early...and I have an 11 hour day ahead of me.
disappointed when I met my childhood hero Cormac Battle from Kerbdog. Seemed like a bit of a twat to me.
he was horrible.
that gut from power up! is really nice tho , and super hot!
were a bit miserable too.
That's a bit racist.
I met Cormac about 5 or 6 times and he was always really nice. I guess it goes to show that everyone has good and bad days.
I met him twice. Once when I was 14 and he wasn't particularly nice but he did sign my Kerbdog record I brought along.
The second time I met him I was really drunk. To be honest, I probably wouldn't be nice to me if I met myself as drunk as I was.
Chris Olley from Six By Seven was a little moody the few times I've met him, then again it's only to be expected I guess...
Cedric Bixler was so intense looking (and comedically short) I couldn't say hello....
Even more disappointingly, both Feeder and Travis are all absolutely lovely chaps.
Seems you have to be an arse to make good music.
is a complete tit.
from Jimmy Eat World was a right arse when I met him at a signing. I had their set list from a gig the Friday before and he wanted it back! He got all accusationary asking like "Where did you get this?!". Rich was really nice though, he dated it and stuff.
Kele from Bloc Party annoyed me, but Russell is really nice, even if he did dump one of my mates because of "The pressures of fame".
Win from the Arcade Fire, The Young Knives and the Long Blondes are all absolutely lovely conversely
I met JJ72 loads of times and they are absolutely sweet hearts!
Even took some of us from the crowd to the pub after one gig!
interviewed them for a fanzine and they were all total cocks. typical zine first question being "how's the tour been going?" and they respond "it was fine until we came to SCOTLAND" (i was interviewing them in aberdeen). they'd had a shit gig the night before in dundee and it seems i got the brunt of it.
never published the thing in the end.
The singer is by some distance the biggest tosser i've met.
he was completely bloody lovely to me. he even remembered me from cardiff when i accosted him at the camden crawl months later.
top notch chap.
He was coked off his face though, which goes someway to explaining it.
but apparently Secret Machines are twats. Can anyone confirm this?
Acted like an acid queen when I asked him something so intimate and nosey like "How are you?"
I happened to be in the same place with Kasabian and they were mastering the art of twattiness.
On the other hand, I managed to look like a (drunken) twat in front of that poor Brendan Benson chap...
I can confirm that they were very nice to me and the people around them after they played a great show and were trying to talk to their friend.
kele tonight at the bloc party show in sheffield and he was absolutely sound! a little bit reserved but very pleasant nonetheless.
Long story..but basiaclly walked past me a couple of times at his gig in Birmingham before and I just wanted to say hello or good luck with the show or something, and he blanked me twice! Then after the show, me and my mate followed up 2 kids who went up to the dressing rooms (i'm not sure why!)-and he told the two kids to "fuck off i'm on the phone!".
Bit illusion shattering really.
The bassist from Jet was a wanker too, but you'd expect that-although the other members of the band were really nice.
are nice poeple.
i went to a very suburban oxford barbecue with them.
but they are nice people.
i like nice people.
Jeru Tha Damaja. A right tosser.