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I’ve never stopped thinking they were cool. The Strokes went on to make mediocre albums, but they also kept on wearing leather jackets and sleeping with famous girls and having substance problems and not washing their hair. Even now that they’re “old,” they’re not lame. They just reek of rotted glory.
…I’d be lying if I said I’m not intrigued by Tyler and the rest of Odd Future: there’s something exciting about their gleeful commitment to DIY ethos, their embrace of the macabre, and their rebellion against the materialistic status quo of mainstream hip-hop (“I created OF ‘cause I felt that we were more talented than 40-year-old rappers talking about Gucci,” Tyler raps on the lead-off track on his mixtape Bastard).
Musical performances on late night television are typically a snoozefest. Half the time it feels like Letterman or Leno have no idea who these bands are. Their booker is just like, “Hi. Put this hot new band on your show and try not to say anything too offensive,” and Letterman or Leno are like, “Fine. Can you bring me my hooker now?”