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I spoke to Efrim last Friday ahead of his tour with Vic Chestnutt, he's what he had to say.
"Before the internet there was a certain type of record collector who owned everything, and those were always the most miserable anti-music people because they didn’t listen to everything.
They had an avid hunger - they didn't listen. And now everybody is like that. Everybody’s got these iTunes playlists with every record that's come out in the last four years and all those records are completely decontextualised, there's no cover, no album artwork, there's no...
And it’s made it difficult. Or easier for the dismissive attitude that the industry has towards most bands to become the norm - and has turned musicians into comic book characters."
I thank you.
i get what he's saying about comic book characters, but he really does seem like a cock
Quite the opposite. He was an articulate, approachable, easy going chap.
He probably just doesn't dig being mis-quoted.
he doesnt like that
nice guy and very articulate. I don't know why he has a reputation for being a cock; any defensiveness is fairly justified given that he's had a lot of shit in the past with regards to being misquoted and I imagine the DiS thing didn't really help.
the dis thing didnt seem like a misquote, they printed what he said and maybe put it under to strong a heading
as in deliberately an arsehole
just that he seems a bit precious.
but his reaction to the DiS thing was completely cuntish
in the past, he's been frequently misquoted or generally ripped apart fairly disingenuously in the press. regardless of whether you think the DiS thing was a misquote or not, his reaction is fairly understandable given his past experiences.
i'd also say his reaction was probably partly borne of frustration that these interviews were set up in order to discuss the new record of the band he's been focussed on solely for the past three years, not to talk about godspeed. in my opinion, to squeeze tenuous godspeed-related headlines out of those interviews is pretty disrespectful; when i spoke to him i purposely didn't mention godspeed (although he did bring them up a few times). obviously when it comes to approaching an interview it's each to their own, but he made it abundantly clear that he pursued ASMZ in order that people would be able to understand his ideas more clearly, so i can empathise with his reaction when the first thing to come out of that DiS interview was a distorted headline about godspeed.
anywhoo, i'm exhausted and i imagine the spelling, grammar and general phrasing of this argument reads like shit so i'm going to bed.
at ATP dirty three. the man looked PISSED.
the RATM for the fey indie kid
He was being deliberately evasive and non-comittal with his phrasing I'm sure, but he didn't sau GY!BE were finished in terms anywhere near as definite as the news headline or e-mail made out.
Plus, I reckon he was more pissed that various other websites picked up on the headline rather than full interview and ran news stories on it.
is right. Again, I thought it a pretty well-worn line of discussion going over the Godspeed angle, plus ASMZ have a new record and tour coming up so that's obviously his main focus.
Plus there's so much Efrim enjoys talking about - and is ragingly passionate about - it's a rareity to speak to someone with such strong opinions on a wide range of topics so why waste it on a what's been and gone...?