More On Franz Nicolay’s Defection From the Hold Steady: Apparently He Wanted More Time To Tap Dance And Play Banjo


Operative quote from a new chat with Paste: “In The Hold Steady, I was kind of a fox in a hedgehog band. The Isaiah Berlin thing about the hedgehogs who have one defining idea and the foxes who have a lot of different ideas. So this is going to let me indulge a lot of those different ideas.” Meaning he wants to be a touring Vaudeville entertainer now. Seriously. Also: “The mustache is not ironic.” Godspeed to him, but this is starting to bum me out. I am not alone.

(Paste also has a lengthy article called “Is Indie Dead?” that I’m afraid to say anything about, or in fact even read.)

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