Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Wayne Coyne Tells it Like it is about Arcade Fire

I love Wayne Coyne. The guy is nice to all he meets and calls pricks pricks. It's nice when a nice guy isn't so nice that he can't tell the difference between someone like him and someone not like him.

Here's what he reportedly said to rolling stone:
I'm a fan of them on one level, but on another level I get really tired of their pompousness. We've played some shows with them and they really treat people like shit. Whenever I've been around them, I've found that they not only treated their crew like shit, they treated the audience like shit. They treated everybody in their vicinity like shit. I thought, "Who do they think they are?" I don't know why people put up with it. I wouldn't put up with it. I don't care if it's Arcade Fire or Brian Eno. If either of them walked into a room and treated people like shit I'd be like, "Fuck you, get outta here."

People treat Arcade Fire like they're the greatest thing ever and they get away with it. Those sort of opinions change my view of their music. They have good tunes, but they're pricks, so fuck 'em. Who does Arcade Fire think they are? I've been around groups. I've been around the Edge from U2 and he's the fucking sweetest guy ever. I was around Justin Timberlake when he was young and he was just a normal, nice, kind person. Anyone can be polite and kind and people who have the privilege and money and attention should understand that. If they don't, then fuck 'em.

To often we confuse people who are artists with artists who are pricks. I like Arcade Fire's music... they're pretty good, and I think Owen Pallett is briliant as Final Fantasy. But honestly his twitter message "Win might not be all hugs and rainbows and kittens, but neither is he drug culture, confetti, pot paraphernalia and bullshit." pretty much admits that Win is kind of a douchebag.

What's wrong with demanding people (especially people who make big bucks off folks... be nice to those folks).
Got this from pitchfork

And look at Wayne with a cat:

Another update this statement from mister Butler.

I doubt there will be a round 3... but I'll keep ya updated.

Unrelated... but Myle Cyrus is pissed off at radiohead


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