As I was listening to Baron Von Bullshit Rides Again, which is a Modest Mouse live album, I heard the funniest Freebird exchange ever.
The fan yells “Play some Freebird!” like the ass-hat that he is, and Isaac Brock, lead singer of Modest Mouse responds with the following.
“I know I have said this before, but the odds of us actually playing Freebird?
There are no odds. It is not going to happen.
I will start off with the first reason. We have no idea how to play Freebird.
The second reason is. In the Love Bug’s natural habitat, that would f***ing kill him and you wouldn’t want that. He is f***ing adorable. He is cute.
Thirdly, even if, pick your deity, came down from the heavens or wherever or the hills or wherever the deity lives and blessed us with this vast knowledge of Freebird. And we could play it backwards and sing it backwards.
We still just wouldn’t do it.
If this were the Make A Wish Foundation and you were going to die in 20 minutes just long enough to play Freebird, we still wouldn’t play it.
Here is the end reason. The end reason is that life is just too f***ing short to hear or play Freebird.”
(First posted at RockDummy.com)