AF bailing last minute makes sense to me based on the lineup we did get - Wilco / MM being promoted to a headlining slot. It makes me wonder if there might be some budget left over for a decent addition to Friday. The rate of ticket sales may deter spending to get another sub-headliner style act though.
that's they other thing I didn't understand, was that Wilco has headlined A lot of festivals and is big PNW, I would have thought they would have been listed before DCFC and MM but are performing on the Monday.
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I heard from a guy who heard from a guy who said that AF were on the Squatch lineup right up until about 48 hours before the announcement, but then LiveNation did something that pissed them off and Arcade Fire gave 'em a big ol' FUCK YOU.
Do you think this is why Friday hasn't been completely booked?
I was thinking that MM or DCFC were supposed to play on Friday as a Subheadliner but because of the AF thing, They put them as a headliner on a separate day.
DFA1979-MM-Foo Fighters would have been pretty sweet.
Ahh. Conspiracy theories.
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Drew, I can't argue with the lyrics, because in a large part lyrics are up to interpretation, It's what you think the lyrics are saying, when they become emotional it means you identify your preceived meaning of a lyric.
But just taking a lyric and saying that it is no good is pointless. I could do the same thing with any album ever made.
We don't know the context of the lyric. It is what we think of the lyric.
Of course most hugely successful artists are. Duh. I don't really give a shit unless it makes their music unlistenable (U2). I love Radiohead and Kanye, but I sure as hell wouldn't want to hang out with them.
Win Butler is a pseudo-intellectual, though. Thom Yorke is a fucking poet compared to Win Butler. Butler thinks The Suburbs is a statement, and his lyrics are trite and riddled with cliche. Yorke, if nothing else, is constantly original.
That being said, I don't really pay much attention to lyrics for the most part, and I really love how Arcade Fire sound, so I still like them a lot.
I have to respectfully disagree, I loved a lot of the lyrics on suburbs, especially, month of may.
The suburbs is not a statement, its about looking at the past, it's about growing up, hanging out in the neighbourhood. It really resonated with me. It's that Emotional attachment that makes this album so good.( for me)
I could care less who win butler is if the band are not nice people,
You asked HG what the appeal is of Arcade Fire, is that they are very good musicians , are pretty good lyrically( not the best mind you but pretty good), and are outstanding live. What else do you want?
they're self-righteous and self-important and arrogant.
That doesn't describe radiohead?
Radiohead is one my favourite bands, but they even admit that they are pretentious, but they also talented that they are allowed to be self righteous and arrogant, in fact that's what makes them talented is that fact they won't just put out a sub par album to make money. They want it to be they best.