Topic: Relix Mag Interview

Enjoy.....

https://www.relix.com/articles/detail/i … en_malkmus

Re: Relix Mag Interview

nice.  but,

It’s a mid-March afternoon

is it not odd to publish an interview this long after it takes place?  like i could maybe see holding it to closer to the album release, but that was over a month ago at this point too...

the boy your mother wanted you to meet

Re: Relix Mag Interview

bob wrote:

nice.  but,

It’s a mid-March afternoon

is it not odd to publish an interview this long after it takes place?  like i could maybe see holding it to closer to the album release, but that was over a month ago at this point too...

...and then oddly at the bottom it says "This article originally appeared in the June edition of Relix", or some such! Oh well, the more the merrier

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Re: Relix Mag Interview

I thought it was sad that Malkmus regards Flaked as a failure. Though we probably don't know the whole context in which he was thinking/saying that. Maybe he was just sort of mocking the powers that be who decide something like re-upping a show for a new season and if they said no, it was a "failure" for them.

But I really loved that show. In some senses I got into it because of the Malkmi scoring but I also saw it on Netflix in the top hole for originals and I totally dig Will Arnett, he's so awesome, so hilarious, really gifted. The show was well written, superbly acted, deftly filmed, edgy and dissonant and yet accessible and real and vulnerable, shot with the scruffy side of a beach community as the central living/doing quarters for the most part so it wasn't hyped up rich people stuff that we're supposed to feel aspirational for, obviously the music was great, and hell, it dealt with alcoholism and mid life life regrets, hot diggity.

Obviously we're steeped in a world where all appears in service to capital and that looks like segmenting potential and material form into viable and non-viable spreadsheets. So it is for so many so much.

But what is today's failure but tomorrow's cult classic? At least in this utterly irrelevant critic's opinion. Or this failure's I should perhaps say.

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i'm with you, kate -- i watched both seasons and enjoyed. Actually will arnett's is my least favorite character on the show. I think after his secret is revealed the show kind of loses track in terms of the storyline, but the characters were still fun.

"success" for a netflix show, no idea what that looks like but I assume it's getting a multi-year deal and at least being nominated for some awards.

I've also heard Steve refer to this as Arnett's vanity project in an interview, I think.