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...which, to my ears, doesn't sound quite as lonely or dark as he makes out. Actually I find it rather enjoyable..
don't really fancy doing so again.
but he was incredibly rude to his own PR, blew me out twice, and the interview was just a paranoid half hour rant. It was pretty entertaining, really, and I accept he's had an odd life, but personally I don't think I'd go through it all again. It is an indulgence as well - he's totally aware how to be lucid and charming on stage.
`At the end of the day, u gotta give Bradford props 4 spilling his guts, even if his stories are just a series of dark vibes.
Do u feel worried for Bradford Cox, like he has demons living inside of him?
Has he 'gone off the deep end'?
Has he 'gone off the dark end'?
WHich of his stories was the darkest?
Is he the official King of Indie Meltdowns?
Did u ever sniff girls' pencils?
Have u ever watched some1 die, then wrote an album abt dark vibes?
Is Bradford Cox 'the best interview in indie'?
Did Sirius XMU's Jenny Eliscu 'nail' this interview or did Bradford do it all himself?
R u gonna listen to the new Atlas Sound and think about ppl dying, heads getting cut off, and darkness?`
(<3 HRO, that Drake/Pitchfork piece made me laugh so hard on the bus I looked like a crazy person)
I pressed pause and he shut up. What a moron though.
But given that every interview he brings them up and talks about how messed up or unique he is, it starts to come across like playing to the crowd.
Which is a shame because his music is really good.
Charlie Brooker once said Nathan Barley failed because its targets were its most vocal fans. HRO is much the same.
Like the TV show Community. The editor thinks it's a crappy show. Of course, the same person writes his own (IMHO) mediocre material that is intended to be funny. It's a strain of humor that I think should be called "antagonistic" because that's pretty much all it accomplishes.
It's an insecure person finding solace in making fun of everything that they don't like. Things that they basically cherry-pick, like the rest of us. Some might say that they're fans of the stuff they attack (for example, I'm assuming HR likes Bradford Cox) and they have a healthy comedic mindset of "everybody needs to be lampooned once in a while."
Cox is a shitty target, though. He's a purist and one of the very few musicians in my generation that I look up to and feel I can trust. Yeah, he's a jerk, but the guy has very little self-esteem. Being a difficult person is his way of carving a place in the social world. You can't ignore an asshole completely.
Not the way I would have gone about things, but hey.
other people are in denial. he's being honest and revelatory. its very interesting and better than listening to your average bland interview
I'm not going to read the article but it doesn't sound likely to convince me that he doesn't.
thought he always seemed like a nice guy
He's thin because he has this genetic disorder.
he seemed a nice chap when i met him. talked shite about neil young for a while and signed a Nothing Ever Happened 7"
is he wears his heart on his sleeve, i've seen him live a few times and he really does talk quite a lot.
i think he's basically a good guy, just sometimes difficult.
That interview was very chilling, mostly because it's so true.
This interview made me want to listen to his band though.
Loved it. Cheers RTD
He's one of the good guys.
imagine having had the life he's had, and then having people take the piss out of you for talking about it. jesus
and said he was the nicest guy you could imagine.