How do you feel about the music scene as it stands right now compared to a decade ago?
Embarassing and gay. (laughs) I want to have no affiliation with anybody going on right now. We’re not that awesome, but there’s a lot of not-awesome shit right now.
We’re not saying that we’re awesome, we’re music fans. We’re just not psyched on anything out right now. At least we think outside the box, that’s part of what we do, and that’s a fact.
I’m not saying we’re better than anybody, but there’s a lot of crap and it’s really disheartening. Maybe 15 years ago or 1998, bands that we were looking up to were getting signed – there barely were any – but the few that did get signed were like gods to us. Now we look around and look at our peer group and look at what’s happening…
Some people have a tour bus and a record deal and they suck! They think that Bon Jovi and them can stand up to something. They can suck a dick! Yeah! (laughs)
That’s a really depressing way to start Christmas.
He’s in a coma.
“Vic Chesnutt’s label (Constellation Records) has released a statement on the singer’s condition in the wake of tragic news from Athens today.
“Vic is in the middle of a serious medical situation, he is in a coma, and his family and friends are with him,” said Constellation Records’ Don Wilkie. “We have no comment right now on the specifics other than that his doctors are continuing to assess his condition. We will issue a full statement at an appropriate time. In the interim, we request that everybody respect Vic’s privacy and that of his family.”
While the cause of Chesnutt’s coma has been rumored as a suicide attempt, there has been no official confirmation to that point.”