The Problem with Parties

Stephin Merritt on Love at the Bottom of the Sea and Why House Parties Suck

Comments

1
I must admit, I didn't catch the point. Why do they suck in the end?
2
@1, the music. House party music should be limited to harpsichords and clavichords only.
3
Remember at the beginning of the interview when you prefaced everything by saying he wasn't an asshole? Well he sure sounds like one.
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@3 He's a grump. Thats about it - if he wasn't famous you wouldn't care but for some reason famous people fill the role that saints and martyrs used to. Their a set of attitudes and roles that we idolize and as such they aren't allowed to be anything but adorable. We hate it when they break the role and punish them gladly for it when they do. Like Britney Spears. She was seen as kinda pointless when she was younger - but when she snapped, when the burden of being something she was not crashed back on her, we hated her with all our hearts.

Stephen Merrit don't give a fuck if you like him because your not his friend, your someone who reads the interviews he hates doing. So thats why allot of people like to say he's an asshole. Which is amazing in itself and show just how wierdly twisted the cult of "famous people" is because people really assume that they can tell how someone is, as if they belonged to them personally, by reading an interview or two.

Not saying he isn't an ass - he might be - but he makes great music and thats the only thing we share with him.
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He sounds pretentious and boring.
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@4: "Like Britney Spears. She was seen as kinda pointless when she was younger - but when she snapped, when the burden of being something she was not crashed back on her, we hated her with all our hearts."

Speak for yourself. She became an actual fallible human being in my eyes when that happened.
7
This music is simply AWFUL.
8
Shiny Disco ball? I still have that dream? the earth looks funny from space with all of its lights on like a disco ball hanging in the dark of space. Who Da Funk feat Jessica Eve? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVJR5XmOz…

Its all Sex with Teenage pop stars! Bad little girls. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItBTQV72y…
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This was one of the most uncomfortable interviews I have read in a really long time.
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"So what makes you laugh?

Not a lot.

Nothing?

Not a lot."

(so if you're the reporter shining a spotlight in his face, you're the asshole).