Interview: Asobi Seksu (via Pitchfork)
Pitchfork: Are you the kind of band that argues a lot?
Yuki: I think the old band, the band that broke up, we never argued. And then we went on the road and there was one argument and it was over. No one even wanted to work it out, no one wanted to talk about it. It was just over, and that was it. They even threatened to go home in Seattle, when we still had over half the tour left. I don't know what it was over. I don't know what happened. With this band it's more reasonable. We have our arguments.
Do you find a difference between online writing versus print journalism?
The real difference in my mind is between good writing and bad writing. What helps change bad writing into mediocre writing is editing. Editing is in bad shape in print journalism, and is in virtually nonexistent shape in online journalism. I also think it tends to be true that when people get paid to do things, they do it better than when they don’t get paid to do it. It’s a broad generalization with many, many, many exceptions, but if you wanted to do some sort of mathematical analysis, that would be how it would work out, although that would be subjective, too. I trust my own expertise more than I trust most people’s.
As would Houston. The city's beleaguered music scene has long needed a funk-juice shot in the arm like this, and for about three months, spots all over the city were rollicking with these jams. The mind boggled at the possibilities — the city's rap producers, bluesmen and rockers now had some of the finest horn players in America to work with. Perhaps a few New Orleans-style social clubs would open; maybe Mardi Gras traditions would even take root here — the street parades and all-night parties.