Clowns. I'm equal parts fascinated by and terrified of them. Why would you sign up for it? What's to gain? Aside from the obvious freakish aspect of it all, it seems such a lonely, empty profession. I once interviewed a guy from Holy Fuck and he told me a story about how a professional clown (yep) friend of his would just get roundly abused by kids at parties - one time having his nose broken - and that the walk to the car after it was done was the longest, most degrading thing imaginable. Now imagine doing it in those stupid shoes. Nightmare.
Nine Inch Nails, Converge, Vampire Weekend, Frank Ocean, Kanye West, Overhead, The Albatross, Mew, Wolf Parade, Mogwai, Annie, Enemies, ASIWYFA, Jay Reatard, Pixies, Smashing Pumpkins, M83, Sally Shapiro, Placebo, Antony & The Johnsons, Fuck Buttons, Delorentos, A Perfect Circle, Matthew Dear, WU LYF, Beirut. All that good stuff.
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