Monday, February 15, 2010

the 100th post!

This is my 100th post. It's sort of mind-boggling that I've been writing this blog for over a year now. Anyway, I was struggling to decide what my 100th post should be about. It's gotta be a big one, right? Well last night I finished reading the December/January issue of The FADER, and am instead going to post about an awesome article from the issue.

Stand-up comedian Aziz Ansari conducted an email interview with Animal Collective that was much better than a lot of interviews I've ever read. The questions asked were funny and actually engrossing. The band members answered openly and I got a real sense of the who these guys are. Here are my favorite parts of the interview:

"I sometimes can be a bit ageist, but I try really hard to get over it. A few years back I had a friend who was 28 and dating a 20-year-old and they came to my house for dinner. It was one of the first times I was hanging with him and I wanted us to get along. But then something came up about Ghostbusters and he said he’d never seen it, and without even thinking I said, “Get out of my house.” - Brian Weitz

"We are working on this movie with our friend Danny and for one of the “scenes” I had to wear a costume that involved me putting Vaseline and glitter on most of my upper body. What a bad idea. I must have spent three hours in the shower scraping all that shit off. I think I almost cried cause I thought it never would come off. There is probably something that easily removes it, but I don’t know what it is. So keep that in mind if you are ever thinking of putting Vaseline and glitter all over yourself." - Dave Portner

Read the interview online. I think it translates better on the website because The FADER could print all the photos and videos with the emails. Either way, it's still pretty badass. Also, I usually keep my computer next to me when reading The FADER, but I just discovered that they have a podcast (which I now subscribe to) and has made my life so much easier! Ah, what would I do without technology? You can also get free downloads
from The FADER website. Boss.

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