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Friday, January 23, 2015

This Week: The Tears of Bjork, the Threat of Taylor Swift, and the Ego of the Prodigy

Posted By on Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 10:05 AM

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“When I did this album — it all just collapsed. I didn’t have anything. It was the most painful thing I ever experienced in my life. The only way I could deal with that was to start writing for strings; I decided to become a violin nerd and arrange everything for 15 strings and take a step further than what I’ve done before.…It’s been a strange album — the most painful one I’ve done, but also the most magic one.”
Bjork on how the breakdown of her relationship affected her devastating new album, Vulnicura. (Pitchfork)

"Taylor Swift is very strategic with her friends and enemies. And I know lots of secrets. I can't divulge, but I know a lot of stuff about her. And I'm scared. I'm scared for my life."
We can't figure out if Diplo was joking or not, but this is something he said to GQ. (Jezebel)

"I'm grateful to be alive. If that kid didn't come knocking on my door..."
Lil B was only alerted to the fact this his duplex was on fire when a 15-year-old boy saw flames and headed over there. (Contra Costa Times)

“This is an entity that really encompasses a constant sense of agitation with the world. I just mean frustration with things. We are still in very tumultuous times and I think Sleater-Kinney is the soundtrack to that, for myself. It is the conduit through which I can relate and feel empathy towards struggle.”
The Broad City ladies interviewed the Sleater-Kinney ladies and we found out that Carrie Brownstein is the most articulate human on Earth. (NPR)

"Fuck you Michael Moore, you’re a piece of shit and your uncle would be ashamed of you. Seth Rogen, your uncle probably molested you. I hope both of you catch a fist to the face soon. God bless you Chris Kyle, Thank you for your service."
As we've already pointed out, in detail, this week, Kid Rock is the absolute fucking worst. (

“It's a bit of a bold statement, but the Prodigy should be seen as an important cultural band… I’m just telling people now that, yeah, I think we are important. When you trace the lines back to the Sex Pistols, the Clash, we are in that line."
We like the Prodigy as much as the next guy, but Liam Howlett could toot his own horn a touch less... (The Guardian)

"She has this idea for a film. I want to do it because it’s a little like Sunset Boulevard. A woman is alone in a big house in L.A. She doesn’t want to go out. She starts to go crazy, and becomes paranoid because she feels like people are watching her. Even in her own house. It’s like an awesome B-movie that lives in Lana’s head. It’s about her, and it’s not about her. Just like her music."
James Franco wants to sleep with make a movie based on an idea by Lana Del Rey. (W Magazine / NME)

“And being as honest and transparent as you can be is actually really, really empowering.”
Passion Pit vocalist Michael Angelakos has made a PSA about being bipolar, for Bring Change 2 Mind. (YouTube)

And finally! Ridiculous Headline of the Week goes to Rolling Stone for:
“Puddle of Mudd Singer Arrested for Riding Baggage Carousel”

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