Thursday, September 28, 2006

Hold it Steady right there

Sometimes when you're writing articles there's a great quote that you just can't use. In tomorrow's Weekend, the cover story is on a couple Manic Productions shows, including The Hold Steady.

The band plays Hamden Saturday and will have copies of its simply amazing record "Boys And Girls In America" for sale, a couple of days before the disc hits stores. Anyway, when asked why his lyrics always talk about Minneapolis as opposed to New York, considering he's lived in the Big Apple for six years, singer Craig Finn said this, and I think we all know someone like this:

"The people I hate the most are people who move here from the Midwest or something and make New York a huge part of their personality. I hate those people. It's like New York has become a huge piece of them even though they've barely lived here. I don't want to be that guy."

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