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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

One Dandy Nice, One Not

posted by on August 13 at 15:42 PM

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One made me pee a little in my pants.

Courtney Taylor-Taylor of the Dandy Warhols is a really nice guy. Open and chatty he is. It’s their other guitar player, Peter Holmstrom, who’s a little stiff. Cold even. I was told to put my drums on stage for the KEXP BBQ and made the mistake of putting the kick drum near Peter. I dropped it down in his space, not knowing he was there arranging his guitars. It was like an hour before their soundcheck. I returned with another load and he said coldly, “That’s not gonna work.” I tinkled in fear and quickly moved my stuff as far away from him as possible. He scowled at me the rest of the day.

Courtney is a writer of more than just songs. He’s working on a screenplay and says he feeds on life around him for his writing. He said Sayulita, Mexico is not a good place to get away to and write. He went there with his wife, got stung on they eye by a mosquito, and left almost immediately. He also said he’s not happy with the way the Dig! documentary was edited. “They never really show the Dandies playing. And it never really shows Anton (from Brian Jonestown Massacre) as the gifted creator he is. They just show him as a madman.”

I tinkled three more times that day from Holmstrom giving me the ‘I’m More Famous Than You Laser Guy-Liner Scowl.’

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Peter was on the edge of a diva moment when his guitar suddenly stopped working during their set. His quiet nature is frightening.
The dandies were so awesome, though.

Posted by Emily | August 13, 2008 4:11 PM
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He's a great guitar player. But he's so famous, he's in pain.

Posted by blend | August 13, 2008 4:24 PM
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Posted by Self-Hating Hipster | August 13, 2008 6:59 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0OaqvvRgWo&fmt=18

Maybe Peter was out of sorts over the Honeybucket incident? Was that a Guns and Roses album?

-J

Posted by J | August 14, 2008 10:24 AM

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