The GQ interview with neo-punk record producer Steve Albini was going along fine – he was talking about bands he liked, the inspiration behind some songs, how much he hates Sonic Youth – until the interviewer asked him how he described his taste in fashion. And that’s when it got awesome. Steve replied:
I think fashion is repulsive. The whole idea that someone else can make clothing that is supposed to be in style and make other people look good is ridiculous. It sickens me to think that there is an industry that plays to the low self-esteem of the general public. I would like the fashion industry to collapse. I think it plays to the most superficial, most insecure parts of human nature. I hope GQ as a magazine fails. I hope that all of these people who make a living by looking pretty are eventually made destitute or forced to do something of substance. At least pornography has a function.
Now, obviously, all of this is amazing. But what part of it is most amazing?