stream of consciousness of devon maloney, culture journalist/internet shouter at large.
"Bradford Cox: You just have to say, “What’s best for the project?” There’s just no ego in this group. It’s something that a lot of people probably, just, can’t fathom. There’s no drug problem in this group. There’s no alcohol problem in this group. There’s no sex problem in this group. There’s no jealousy or rage. These are hidden pathologies. I mean, I can’t speak for everyone, but I love what I’m doing. I love being up there. I love sharing the stage. It’s an equal manner with these guys, and everybody on stage feels equal.
Moses Archuleta: It’s been about working on the music as much as possible. Making the record and the whole process around it. Rehearsing and everything, it’s just like Bradford —
Bradford Cox: Their support of my ideas gives me an infinite license. If I’m fighting for a vision that not everybody loves — I just want everyone to really love what we’re making. I’m not saying that wasn’t the case in the past. But, frankly speaking, there was negative energy constantly haunting the group. It was cynicism, it was forced nonchalance. And it’s gone."