In case you haven’t seen, news broke this evening that Conor Oberst has filed a libel lawsuit against the woman who accused him of raping her. The AP has published details and connyxoberst has also posted an official statement. Here is a link to the AP story on the lawsuit and I’m going to stop posting here again for the time being.
FILTER magazine interview, 2004
Was there ever a point when you were like, “Being a rock star sucks. I don’t want it.”
It wasn’t like we had that and went back to this. It was more like we were lucky enough to see it through example of friends on major labels. I just don’t think I would survive if I was signed to some big label and they put all this money behind me, and they want to get their money back. No matter what any fucking person from a big label tells you, regardless—I mean, maybe they like good music—but they’re not telling you the truth if they tell you they’re in it because they love music. They’re in it to make a buck. They have to be. It’s a business. There’s nothing wrong with that, but that’s what it is. You have to know that’s what it is. Because if you don’t, you’re going to buy into their shit and they’re going to end up fucking killing you.
We swapped out half of the Saddle Creek Shop display cases today. On top is the Bright Eyes “Lua” single tapestry, along with the stitched titles and CD insert. The small white circle is the moon from the artwork, the larger one is a reflection of a ceiling light from the shop. The moon in the tapestry is made from shiny fabric so it would be luminescent compared to the rest of the dark fabric.
Below is a test silk-screen of the jacket for “Letting off the Happiness” LP. I did the test run on colored stock, but the actual LP jacket was printed on white. The original mockup for the LP insert is off to the right. It was photocopied from a typed sheet with a 3”x5” photo taped to the bottom. No one I’ve asked knows who is in the photo, it’s a few people swimming. The LP inner sleeve from the 7LP vinyl box set is below that, which was scanned from an original jacket. The silk screened test print is stamped “000/300”. All of these silk screened covers looked terrible because I didn’t know what I was doing.
It’s a safety net. It’s protection. It’s a wall against the industry.
Conor Oberst on Saddle Creek, 2004
Me and my friends Tim Kasher [of Cursive and The Good Life] we were joking because he put out this record, The Ugly Organ, which is kind of a parallel with Lifted… in the sense of their disgust with what people think of you or what you’re expected to be and how it can corrode the pureness of what you’re trying to do, which is make music. After that, we agreed, “No more writing songs about writing songs.” Because it does get a little redundant.
I’d like to get back to the point where I’m just describing life or the human condition or whatever you want to call it, as a human or as a person who’s living. And not as a songwriter or a celebrity or whatever. I’m human and I’m alive and I have friends and I love and I get angry and I do all the things everyone else does. And I can’t let the microscope, or whatever, take that away from me.
Conor Oberst, 2004
Given AJ Maddah’s announcements earlier this is someone in Conor Oberst’s family. Thoughts and hopes and prayers.
it’s not conor’s family. there are other members too!
But AJ Maddah (the Soundwave promoter) wrote about Conor specifically and didn’t mention any other members when he broke the news on Twitter before Desaparecidos officially announced it (click previous link for all 4 tweets). He wrote, “I can’t really go into it except to offer my love and support to my friend Conor at this time.” I guess he could be making it up since Conor is obviously the most famous of Desaparecidos, but it seems pretty sketchy and extremely unprofessional behavior for a someone officially affiliated with the festival if it isn’t true.
i understand that, and i cant go into it because it’s not my business but i’ve heard from far more than reliable sources what’s actually going on and it has absolutely NOTHING to do with conor.
"A so-called “Upside Down Mountain” in France has become the focal point for New Age types who believe it contains an alien spaceship that will save them when the world ends.
This corner of southern France has long been a cauldron of mystic fables and occult conspiracy theories. But in Bugarach, “it’s all about the mountain”. At 1,320m, the peak of Bugarach looms over the village. It sits alone, not part of a range, and some believe its spooky shape inspired the mountain in Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Known as the "upside down mountain", it is a geological oddity whereby the lower layers of rock are mysteriously younger than those at the top. It is also host to a bewildering number of caves. Strange sounds from underground and odd light effects at the top have for decades seen the mountain likened not only to a UFO landing pad, but a “UFO underground car park”, with regular spaceship vrooming and revving allegedly heard from within. UFO believers often travel here, looking for bits of spaceship amid the mountain rock. According to them, extraterrestrials are quietly waiting in the massive cavity beneath the rock for the world to end, at which point they will leave, taking, it is hoped, a lucky few humans with them.”
Anonymous asked: Would you mind deleting the second picture of tweets regarding the desaparecidos soundwave cancellation? I just don't really want my full name out there on multiple sources. I hate that twitter doesn't let you pm people :/
Sure, all set.