Interview with LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM

I think what people really liked about "Losing My Edge" was that you were willing make yourself part of the joke, that it wasn't ironic?

"Or it's ironic in the actual meaning of 'ironic', not the pose, not the cartoon televised version of irony. 'Irony' is a dirty word now, but it's actually very good... I'm not saying I don't care. I do, I care a lot. This is my life. It's not a 'whatever'. This is all I've done. I've never done anything else. I worked at a computer company for a minute. I tried to go to college. Neither one of them worked. This is what I've done since I was a kid, so I care a lot about it. I've put my life into it. I'm fully aware that it's my life. I don't have parents - they're gone. I don't get another life. I'm 34 years old and this is it. My entire youth is gone and dedicated to this, so I care enormously. I meet lots of people who don't realise that this is their only life. I just don't think a lot of people are aware that they've committed. You've got to know what you've committed. I'm just painfully aware of that. It doesn't mean that it's not hilarious and embarrassing [laughs] and humiliating."

I identify with this sentiment so much. My work to me is huge. So so huge. I care, I'm committed. So much it's embarrassing. It really is.

Posted April 2, 2005 9:42 PM