Like, what, you play VIDEO GAMES? You have ringtones? You like Amy Grant?! Noooo. John Darnielle, you are dead to me.
Actually, I'm joking. I like when artists shatter their own "tragic, dramatic, dark artist" myth by being truthful of their normalness. Like maybe Nick Cave goes to HMV sometimes to shop for pop records. Imagine it. I'd much rather hear that than some dark and mysterious legend. Depeche Mode said it best, "people are people."
Anybody with me? Or should we be making lists and arguing about records we liked from spring 2002 Maybe a good hardy argument about the natural colour of George Pringle's hair?