The Glow Pt. 2
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Wayne always does this. Usually says something along the lines “Come on, you motherfuckers! All we have is now!” I only know this after seeing them a few times. It’s his thing.
I think if anyone’s going to get top marks for being cool as fuck on and off the stage it’s going to be Grizzly Bear.
The Lips disowned drugs a long time ago. And they’re very public about it. They even show PSAs during their shows… and not strictly in the ironic sense.
Arcade Fire does still put on one of the few live shows to come close to rivaling a Lips extravaganza, so this is a very compelling would-be feud.
Wayne is a sweetheart. He’s on a whole different planet, for sure, but a very nice guy. The only other time I’ve read about Wayne doing this was, yes, Beck. I’m inclined to believe him about this, too. It shows in something as simple as an interview. Being interviewed is not hard, and it’s certainly not hard to let the interviewer know you don’t want to answer a certain question and to do it politely. Arcade Fire seems uncomfortably antagonistic in every situation they’re put in.
Jealousy is really a non-issue in this situation because there is no comparing The Flaming Lips to Arcade Fire. Not necessarily better or worse, but in terms of time, band members, albums, and impact… no argument.
I know Van Morrison’s not 23 anymore, but “Sweet Thing” sounded unrecognizable. He even messed up the lyrics, when he was enunciating them.