“It seems like if you don’t play the game, you get screwed,” he says. “Like, if you don’t play ball with radio stations and MTV, no one hears your music. Sometimes I think we should get some MTV director to do a video the way he wants to. I mean, I liked Nirvana growing up, but the way they did stuff, like videos, the way they toured, maybe that was their mistake, you know?” He stares deep into the cherry of his lit cigarette, as if searching for some misplaced clarity or much-needed energy.


flagamuffin:

    He stares deep into the cherry of his lit cigarette, as if searching for some misplaced clarity or much-needed energy.

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sorry i will read this

edit: yeah all true. and the culture thing never really went away. chucks, skinny jeans, a shit tshirt and denim is still reliably the coolest way to dress in a certain setting. we haven't really had any rockstars since, except jack white and i guess muse at about the same time. so that's weird. the rappers are the rock stars now, but i can't remember if white kids really listened to rap in 2001. they were beginning to.


posted by ButterflyEffect: 256 days ago