Friday, March 13, 2009

Wayne Coyne Shit Talks Arcade Fire In Rolling Stone

I don't know why, but this makes me very happy.

Justin Timberlake has had his moment. Wayne Coyne is bringing friendly back.

Here's what he had to say in a disturbingly re-formatted and smaller Rolling Stone (note to Jan Werner: I know you say people will get used to and even like the new format of the magazine, but you are wrong):

"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."

Okay, in honor of Wayne Coyne, here is the trailer to his movie which was weirdly and unexpectedly good (better than the trailer lets on anyway). I sat down to watch just a few minutes and was so oddly transfixed the credits started rolling and I realized it was 3am and I had to work in the morning.

Without further adieu, Ladies and Gentlemen, We Are Floating In, wait, that's someone else:

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