like, people (young knives, for example, and loads of people on the music board) always say really stupid things like "oh i'd rather somebody hated me than indifferent to me".
That's such a fucking egotistical thing to say. Have some modesty. There are 6.5 billion of us on this here dirty circle, you've got to accept that most of us are going to fade away at some point. Wanting to be notorious rather than famous is one of the least virtuous things you could do. Saying that The Kooks are worse than Kate Nash because "well at least kate nash provokes debate" is so fucking annoying.
Most of the time people are going to be indifferent to you and what you do. Please please deal with it please ok.