Marilyn Manson Rambles, Makes Jokes About the Dark Knight Killer
Marilyn Manson headlines this weekend's Sunset Strip Music Festival, which caps a crazy summer for him that included promoting his latest release Born Villain and an acting stint in Californication.
We spoke with him recently on the phone after he'd just gotten off stage in Toronto. Despite our best efforts to keep things structured he offered a lot of stream of consciousness rambling and with unsolicited recollections, not to mention some off color jokes about James Holmes. Still, somewhere in there he offered genuine observations about himself.
Der tod ist ein dandy.
Was anyone else thinking "just shut the fuck up..." while reading? I'm always listening to Manson's music and I used to be really interested in what he had to see but now I am starting to think the guy is a fuckin' moron. Constantly repeating himself, stumbling on sentences. He is like a broken record....
'I'm not trying to be shocking. Never have [INSERT MASSACRE JOKE HERE]'.
Interviewer sounded like a twat from the start with same old questions. Id rather hear MM goofing off then trying to be serious with some half assed phone interview right after a show.
Artists like Marilyn Manson stop being entertainers when people start looking to them for answers to everything. He's always been a tongue in cheek comedian, a satirist and repetitive when he is trying to broaden a point to different audiences. Manson, for instance, shouldn't be expected to be a source of constant enlightenment for everyone. Sometimes it's just about finding something purely entertaining and that is it. Entertainment without yearning for something more clever or revealing behind it. You also have to take into account the types of questions that he gets asked, and also the type of journalist asking them. He is going to answer the questions according to the vibe he gets from them. Sometimes you just have to watch something/read something and laugh without expecting anything more.
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100% Agreed with this post.
Originally Posted by Kollaps
I'm not sure what any reporter is expecting to get (other than exactly what they got) in a phone interview with Manson right after he's stepped off the stage at a rock festival. Why would you have higher expectations for your subject than you do for yourself (as a supposed professional)?
<phoning in my assignment for today>
''I've often done that in life, and before making this last record. I really had to allow people to think that I was going to let myself sink. And I wanted to find out who was going to stick beside me. I'm very grateful to the friends and artistic collaborators who believed in me enough, and the fans.''
Yeah, also, you were fucked up because of teen vaginas. Heh.
"Usually I like to get shit-hammered before a show then sweat it all out. It's sort of my version of pilates."
That explains a lot.
Excellent interview, btw. Manson was very polite with the idiot and disrespectful questions towards him.
Last edited by Scorpion; 08-16-2012 at 10:59 AM.
I love this interview. He's purposely trying to piss off people and rightfully so. Look at how many fans and journalists try to kick Manson while he's down. Think about it this way. Imagine if the world pissed you off because you didn't do what they want. This is a similar scenario. He's probably sick about hearing the 90's he wants to move on. I think this is proof of it. He wants to see who his real fans are and who are just there to bitch about the dumbest things in the world.
However, I think most of this was common Absinthe slurr it makes sense to a certain extent considering who Marilyn Manson is. Marilyn Manson even explained why he is doing what he is doing. I think people should read further in to what he's saying opposed to bitching about the interview it's a very valuable piece if you've been a fan since the mid 90's.
Der tod ist ein dandy.
Yeah, I take that back. Sorry for being an ass but I only saw the first page. LOL. What a dick, haha. It was quite a good interview - really great stuff there mentioned about Jim/The Doors influence on Manson.
However, I don't recall reading that in The Long Hard Road Out of Hell.....
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I loved the interview, it really shows off there is a reason behind the "no reason", and the contradictions many fans feel towards him. It has been his vision since when he started, to make all the spectators to fall into anykind of mindfuck. And one thing that MM has always done well, is to makes us crash with the premises for which we think that we "know" what he is about.
And also.. "Freedom of speech doesn't come with a dental plan.". Hahah, priceless.