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Brian Eno: The Dick Flash Interview (SLYT)
November 4, 2010 3:45 PM   Subscribe

You love playing with what somebody else is playing as much as you like playing with yourself. Dick Flash from Pork Magazine interviews Brian Eno about music, copyright and the collaborative process. (SLYT) Previous Eno
posted by bunglin jones (45 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
It's funny, when anybody else uses the exact same language as Eno I always think it sounds horribly pretentious - when he says it, it is the only truth in the world.
posted by victors at 3:49 PM on November 4, 2010 [4 favorites]




of course when he tries to be funny, well...
posted by victors at 3:51 PM on November 4, 2010


This is okay, but Eno's interviews are always so ponderous. He really has no sense of humor at all.
posted by koeselitz at 3:54 PM on November 4, 2010


It's zen!
posted by Artw at 3:55 PM on November 4, 2010


Dminors....HATED THEM.
posted by gcbv at 3:57 PM on November 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


I actually prefer playing with myself, Dick.
posted by swift at 4:08 PM on November 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


AV Club review of Small Craft On A Milk Sea, his new album.
posted by Artw at 4:17 PM on November 4, 2010


"Dick Flash from Pork Magazine"?
posted by Electrius at 4:28 PM on November 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


He really has no sense of humor at all.

I'm pretty sure the guy wearing a wig and interviewing himself has a sense of humor.
posted by saul wright at 4:30 PM on November 4, 2010 [6 favorites]


He really has no sense of humor at all.

I'm not sure I like it when he's trying to do jokes like this, but that statement is really astonishingly incorrect.
posted by Grangousier at 4:35 PM on November 4, 2010


Oh man I suck. I didn't even realize that! Thanks for pointing it out, saul wright.
posted by jnrussell at 4:36 PM on November 4, 2010


The Thing is... An Interview - Paul Morley interviews Brian Eno in 1992. 1 2 3
posted by Grangousier at 4:46 PM on November 4, 2010 [2 favorites]


Very Chris Morris-like, but in a dry way. Love it.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 4:51 PM on November 4, 2010


I love this as much as I love Eno's gold tooth and his new record, Milk Crates on a Small Sea.
posted by item at 4:57 PM on November 4, 2010


This is brilliant.
posted by Threeway Handshake at 5:02 PM on November 4, 2010


After being a fan and admirer of Eno's for about eight years I have read almost everything that he has written and what has been written about him. The journalist that he is dressed up as represents a figure that I would imagine exists as a voice inside of Eno's mind and that he continually consults with in order to give the kind of interviews he has given over the years. Even without that interpretation, though, this is still pretty funny.
posted by coolxcool=rad at 5:04 PM on November 4, 2010


FROM THE ONION AV COMMENTS:

You really should've known better than to use a sausage canoe.
I'm going to pee on you, Ho Ho Ho.
We will ditch you in the harbor if we must, Ho Ho Ho.
My, my, my!
Oh Please sir! Could you let it go by?
You see I failed both tests with my legs both tied...
Look at him laughing. Like a heifer to the slaughter.


The man definitely inspires something in people, even if it's just random dumping of random lyrics.
posted by philip-random at 5:04 PM on November 4, 2010


Look at him laughing. Like a heifer to the slaughter.

'Baby's on Fire' popped up on iTunes shuffle while reading this. Really.
posted by ovvl at 5:10 PM on November 4, 2010


saul wright: “I'm pretty sure the guy wearing a wig and interviewing himself has a sense of humor.”

No, no sense of humor at all. Another thing he's awful at is picking up on sardonic (and obviously poor) jokes when other people are making them.
posted by koeselitz at 5:23 PM on November 4, 2010


This time David Byrne did it first!
posted by xil at 5:28 PM on November 4, 2010 [2 favorites]


No, no sense of humor at all. Another thing he's awful at is picking up on sardonic (and obviously poor) jokes when other people are making them.

Please watch this again, and note that both people are Brian Eno.
posted by Threeway Handshake at 5:28 PM on November 4, 2010 [3 favorites]


No, no sense of humor at all. Another thing he's awful at is picking up on sardonic (and obviously poor) jokes when other people are making them.

Please watch this again, and note that both people are Brian Eno.


I've given up trying to protect the copyright on my popcorn. Help yourselves, guys.
posted by maudlin at 5:30 PM on November 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


Hmm. Seems like he's not the only one that's slow on the uptake.
posted by koeselitz at 5:30 PM on November 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


Threeway: I've been with you the whole time here, by the way. Did you notice? It was me. I was the one making the joke.
posted by koeselitz at 5:31 PM on November 4, 2010


I can't wait to read Kurt Von Pork's book.
posted by lumpenprole at 5:33 PM on November 4, 2010 [2 favorites]


Jesus, you people really think I'm an idiot. Heh.
posted by koeselitz at 5:33 PM on November 4, 2010


Give me some credit. You do hate Brian Eno.
posted by Threeway Handshake at 5:37 PM on November 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


You do realize I was quoting from the upcoming OS deck, right?
posted by maudlin at 5:40 PM on November 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


Naw. "By This River" is a gorgeous song – Before And After Science, the whole album really. Kill your idols, etc.

This is honestly hilarious, by the way. I've eagerly shown it to four different people already. Thanks, bunglin jones.
posted by koeselitz at 5:41 PM on November 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


what? the guy interviewing him is David Byrne? he doesn't look anything like David Byrne.
posted by philip-random at 5:45 PM on November 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


Also, one of the best things about this interview: the Roxy Music era Brian Eno background on the computer behind him. Because you know that Brian Eno has Brian Eno wallpaper on his computer. Ha!
posted by koeselitz at 5:51 PM on November 4, 2010


I kind of love that whole set of vaguely popish pre-Discreet Music albums. Also that in his Venture Brothers cameo he arrives in the Warm Jets.
posted by Artw at 5:53 PM on November 4, 2010


BRAP BRAP BRAP! This is fantastic. Bonus omphalos hilarity points for how poor "eno's" comic timing is compared to the interview as a whole. AND that when the record company said "we need to record an Internet promo for the album" he said 'i've got this idea...'.
posted by jimbaud at 5:54 PM on November 4, 2010


Koestzil: also prominent grammy placement. Brill!
posted by jimbaud at 5:55 PM on November 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


You're so perceptive
And I wonder how you knew
posted by effluvia at 6:27 PM on November 4, 2010 [2 favorites]


"By This River" is a gorgeous song

He had pretty good collaborators on that track.
posted by ovvl at 6:41 PM on November 4, 2010


Wow – Cluster was on that song? Wow. I've been meaning to check them out – they're on this, which I've been listening to a lot lately. Hmm.
posted by koeselitz at 7:29 PM on November 4, 2010


If you like Cluster, Eno and maybe Czukay and Conny Plank, there's always this.
posted by maudlin at 7:45 PM on November 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


Brian Eno is coming to Vancouver, tickets on sale mid-November.
posted by seawallrunner at 8:37 PM on November 4, 2010


I don't like his music particularly. But intellectually he's an amazing artist.
He strikes me as someone who keeps himself interested in the artistic process over the years in an astonishing way.

To be honest: it's only when I googled Kirk Von Pork’s book Vestiges of the Religious Experience in the Artistic Spectrum that I understood what was going on.
posted by joost de vries at 10:56 PM on November 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


Someone should do a Cluster post? Not the supermassive black hole in the Perseus Cluster?
posted by ovvl at 4:30 PM on November 5, 2010


After some listens I'm really digging this album. Kind of weird that something by Eno could be so unrelaxing though.
posted by Artw at 5:11 PM on November 8, 2010


Seven Sessions On A Milk Sea
posted by Artw at 11:04 AM on November 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


cool. don't believe I've seen Mr. Eno actually perform anything live since old, old Roxy Music footage.

now if only I could find a free download of all this stuff.

(just kidding)
posted by philip-random at 11:38 AM on November 9, 2010


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