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that bald cunt moby for me
Most people think the Specials are a great bunch o' lads
Don't think so.
But they're generally thought of as pretty lovely people, aren't they?
I mean he's a legend, no doubt, but he's a total prick
he's just doing it cos he's a prick
And prove this "prick" thing to me.
So many skeletons will fall out you'll think he's having a bone sale
Johnny Marr (unless you're Morrissey obvs)
The worlds most tedious human? Dorking up all those Modest mouse gigs with his terrible chat?
is that he talked too much during Modest Mouse gigs, then I think he's probably OK.
you had marr on the other saying 'Are you boooooooooooored yet' 3rd song in and I was like hmmmmmmmm talk about polar opposites.
Apart from the court case, obviously.
than as a person, especially by the time the court case was done
"Seeing the hunt out on the fields is just so natural to me."
...is a profoundly lovely man.
off of Microphones/Mount Eerie fame seems like a pretty great guy - wears sandals though so couple bad words could be said about that I guess.
do you think Phil is seriously depressed or really really content and happy?
i really can't tell
the ol' human condish
His Twitter account is wonderful.
especially for the way he deals with dickheads in the crowd at FotL gigs.
British Sea Power seems absolutely lovely as well.
But I don’t think anyone can come out of a protracted heroin addiction without a few character blemishes.
Ah, ah !!!!!!!
He'd probably be the best musician in the world to go and have a beer with.
Efterklang have always been super lovely whenever I've spoken to them.
especially Efterklang, Casper seemed all overwhelmed with positivity when they played at Barbican with the orchestra that time
See also Olafur Arnalds.
thoroughly lovely chap
off King Crimson always seemed like nice chaps. Still rockin' today:
..albeit dressed like elderly versions of the baddies from Streets of Rage.
In certain circles
and all the people in bands I work with, whom I'm not naming here so it doesn't get called a Jag. :)
hopefully may become so again :-\
nah, saw him support joanna newsom and he radiated smugness
Nothing against the other two, but Hayden and Tom do more talking in interviews. Both seem really nice.
Will also make historical votes for:
Ian Scanlon of Econoline
Tim Cedar of Part Chimp/Ligament/The Loveblobs
Damian Tuntjan of the Swirlies
Stay away from the footy talk and dan-thw's alright, I suppose, he'd qualify more for this thread if he had an active music project though. :p
also ira kaplan seems to be a lovely fella too in spite of what sonic boom said.
Met him a couple of times and he's a really nice guy. If anything, he's probably a bit too nice. John Darnielle is also a really lovely man.
I've met him a few times, and its sound how he spends so much time with people. Even at the end of the gigs where he goes round the crowd thanking people, top bloke
Get on the fucking stage, and do a fucking rock show. We are not here to all become friends.
An all round good egg.
One of the best.
Slightly overated band.
a stand-up guy, him.
in that recent DiS interview (even though he looks incredibly angry in every picture I have ever seen).
Panda Bear always comes across as passionate but humble.
As somebody said ^up there - Jens Lekman.
This is all based on personal experience.
Isaac Brock. No fucking shit. I've heard nothing but terrible things about him, but he's one of the nicest, most genuine human beings I've ever gotten to meet. The 10 minutes I got to spend with him were 10 of the all-time best minutes of my entire life. He is also one of the best huggers I've ever come across.
Also, John Vanderslice. I don't know how someone as talented as him can be so, so, SO nice. Genuine, sweet, caring, and incredibly charismatic. If you ever get a chance, do yourself a favor and chat him up. You'll walk away a better person.
One that defies this question is Patrick Stickles. He's something of a jackass, but an incredibly sincere one. On the occasion I met him, he rambled about the horrible morning he was having, and stole the cigarettes out of my pocket to grab one. Were I not a gigantic fan, I would have been mortified. But as a fan, it was goddamn awesome.
-All of Menomena, though Justin Harris is the nicest of them
-All of Refused
-All three of the Thermals
-Megan James (Purity Ring)
-John Linnell (They Might Be Giants)
U couldn't say a bad word about, other than;
Michel Roux Jr
David Beckham, and
Mark Wright off TOWIE.
I not U - I!
Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss are hideously cold people. My friends have more experience with her, but I met her at a book signing that Marc Maron did here earlier this year, and for someone as rooted in the community as she is, she's clearly out of touch with common people. Janet Weiss is more or less the same, but she has been out of the limelight (for the most part, she drums with Quasi these days, which is no Portlandia of course, but they tour CONSTANTLY) long enough to have mellowed a bit. Instead, she's just a giant bitch.
Colin Meloy is another that I have had more negative experience with after hearing it from other people, but the time I've spent around him has been... well, pretty shitty. Everyone else in Decemberists is extremely nice, but Meloy doesn't seem to have a pleasant bone in his body. If you try and treat him like a normal dude and make casual small talk and little jokes and stuff, he just shrugs it off and acts like it's more of an imposition than anything. The first time I met him was at an opening party for a record store that had just gotten a remodel, and I shouted a request for "Of Angels and Angles", and at the time it was "our song" to a girl I was dating and I went up to him afterwards and thanked him for it and told him that the song meant a lot to me. All I got back was an "Oh, cool, thanks" before turning back to the guy he was talking to. It's a shame. I'll include a story about him from someone else below.
John Linnell is more of a personal one. I met him after they did an in-store at a book store here, and because TMBG was pretty damn huge for me growing up, I thanked him for everything and asked for a hug. He laughed and said, "Yeah, that isn't gonna happen," and went to the next person in line. I realize the guy doesn't owe me anything, but c'mon.
I interviewed Aaron Carter last week. He's doing a MASSIVE tour (something like 180 dates this year?) and I got offered a phonecall with him. He's humorless and somewhat full of himself. You'd expect him to get that it's crazy that he's 25 and doing a comeback tour and performing songs that he wrote (or that were written for him, I'm not sure which) when he was about 13. He comes off as horribly disingenuous and slightly pompous, which is a crazy thing to say about the guy who's claim to fame is having a hit song about inexplicably beating Shaquille O'Neal. The interview lasted 15 minutes, and it was so awkward and tragic that I never even published it. HOWEVER, he filed for bankruptcy a few days after that, so maybe I just caught him at a bad time?
So, here in Portland, there's an all-ages local music festival every year called PDX Pop Now!, and every year, they have a massive fundraiser. One year, he was booked to perform, only in the advertisements and such, his last name was typo'd. When he found out, he responded with, "If they can't bother to spell my name right, then all I'm going to bother to do is show up, plug in, and leave." Which is exactly what he proceeded to do. He played a half-assed set, did zero crowdwork, and left early.
This was shortly before The King Is Dead was announced, and he was working on a bunch of songs, a couple of which he performed. A friend of mine, who knows Colin, who is a DJ here in town, recorded the set and put up the recordings on Tumblr, because, quite simply, he thought it was really awesome (he's a fan, and I think he still is). He found out, threw a gigantic temper tantrum about how those songs aren't ready yet and he had no right to post them... and so on. Fair point, but the overwhelming response to his screed was, "Dude, those recordings are fantastic, why are you so angry?" By the time my friend got to him and apologized, he had changed up a bit, saying that it was more trouble than it was worth to take it down at that point. My friend extended the invitation for him to be on his show and perform when the songs were more ready, which he did, and basically gave him the same treatment as above: showed up, chatted on the air a bit, played some tunes, and once the thing was over, he didn't say another word other than "Goodbye."
POST SCRIPT: He was drunk at Sasquatch after this, and ran into a drunk Chris Funk, and then a drunk everyone else in the band. They've all known each other for years, so they stood around and shot the shit for a few minutes... except Colin, who avoided eye contact and walked away.
Sadly, I can't find his response to them, but for the interested, here's the video of his performance:
if you sounded like Arnold Horshack
Doug Martsch and Wayne Coyne. I was an extra in a video Flaming Lips did here, and he's a genuinely nice dude. And, somehow, he pulls off patchouli, which I normally hate.
Doug is just a nice-ass guy.
really cant think of a bad word about him
The mogwai lads
Tim from Part Chimp
Tjinder and Ben from Cornershop
Kevin & Colm from my bloody valentine
were all bloody lovely when I've chatted to them.
and when I met Michael Rother and did the usual drunken thing of telling him how much I love Neu! he turned to his friends who were chatting, looked back at me and said "Could you say that again, please? They weren't listening". I took that to mean he was nice.