Deerhunter started a blog recently and had some entertaining fun with us, at least for a short while.
Then leader Bradford Cox dropped an uncomfortable one on us. It involved sexual exploration, which some felt was child pornography.
To say it's been a hot topic all over the blogs today is an understatement.
It not only prompted this interview with Pitchfork, but this post on the Deerhunter blog, with plenty of colorful metaphors.
Said Cox-First of all, if you do not like what i'm about don't read this blog or buy our records or come see us play. If you think we are overhyped and s**tty then find another band that strikes your fancy and go hang around their blog. I am not trying to shock anyone. To those who recognized it, yeah, Dennis Cooper is a huge influence on me since I was about 15. I highly recommend his blog (denniscooper-theweaklings.blogspot.com). Now onto something more serious... Don't even think about pulling this child pornography s**t with me. I have not used a single image that did not come from a legitimate site that keeps age records. Child Pornography is f**ked up, and as someone who was sexually abused since I was seven, I take it pretty seriously. I don't need thought police on here. You can eat the s**t you'll be seeing photos and journal entries about in the next day. I can't help it that some of you think I am sick or f**ked up or twisted. My job is to express myself how I best know how. Usually a mixture of sadness and humor. I was really writing about lonliness. I don't feel like I need to defend the fact that I am f**ked up because I was f**ked with and sexually abused at a VERY young age. At this point in my life I am a 25 year old virgin with a body image that decreases exponentially everytime some dipshit with a blog takes a jab at how ugly I look. I don't blame myself for my adolescent fantasies because I am still an adolescent, looking for someone to connect to, I guess. Sorry to get all serious but I don't need this s**t from c**ts that come here expecting "Shock and Awe". That's not what we are about. We are about honesty. Everyone s**ts. Honestly. And everyone has f**ked up things they hide. I show mine with a sense of humor.
By the way, I kept score. In that short little rant...10 colorful metaphors.
It will be interesting to see what the reaction is, if any, in Boston tonight, or at the Pitchfork Music Festival over the weekend.