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Old 12-26-2014, 11:51 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Uhmm, was John high or is he just that much of an *******?
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Old 12-26-2014, 12:09 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Uhmm, was John high or is he just that much of an *******?
Being an a$$hole was one of the biggest contributors to his semi-success. He did it purposely - even if he was in a good mood.
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Old 12-26-2014, 12:16 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Being an a$$hole was one of the biggest contributors to his semi-success. He did it purposely - even if he was in a good mood.
He's not a a$$hole. He's a assle.
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Old 12-26-2014, 12:47 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Uhmm, was John high or is he just that much of an *******?
Both. John Lydon is a professional douchebag, but he was also likely so ****ed up on speed in that clip that he could barely see straight.
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Old 12-26-2014, 03:57 PM   #35 (permalink)
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I just watched that video. He is being a dick. What a little $hit head.
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Old 12-26-2014, 04:05 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Old 12-26-2014, 07:40 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Old 12-27-2014, 06:14 AM   #38 (permalink)
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That John Lydon clip was quite an eye-opener to me; I had no idea what a disagreeable interviewee he was. To me he seems to alternate between being pompous, narcistic and aggressive. His attempts to shock seem rather desperate, especially as they have all been done before:-
> the clever, quotable quip by the Beatles
> the sulky and unrevealing by Procul Harem, if I remember correctly
> the too out of it to be coherent by Syd Barratt
> the unwarrented aggression by Bob Dylan
I guess like many, JL finds it easier to dismiss history than learn from it.

On the topic of celebrity interviews, I also find them tedious in the extreme. They are a PR exercise that the media forces on artists regardless of how eloquent or interesting the artist may be. Unfortunately many celebrities have an inflated opinion of themselves and are easily tricked by a hungry media into imagining that their extemporized musings are of general interest. The truth, with plenty exceptions of course, is that musicians often have trouble expressing their ideas and that actors, while generally more polite than musicians, are never quite as interesting as the characters they play on screen.

It´s a humbling lesson that many celebrities never learn, but in reality they are often no more interesting than the pizza delivery boy: he holds my attention while he´s delivering the pizza, but I really don´t want to hear his opinions on life, love and the pizza business.
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Old 12-27-2014, 09:25 AM   #39 (permalink)
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I like interviews when I want to know more about an artist's music. I watched this one last night, it's pretty great. Keiji and I have pretty much the same reaction when people ask us which instruments we play.

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Old 12-27-2014, 10:34 AM   #40 (permalink)
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I like interviews when I want to know more about an artist's music. I watched this one last night, it's pretty great. Keiji and I have pretty much the same reaction when people ask us which instruments we play.

Sorry if I seem artistically uneducated, but what the hell is he doing?
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