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November 28, 2005

wtf bright eyes broke up?

Filed under: Uncategorized — lj @ 6:10 pm

from an interview done last night at the bright eyes show in Philadelphia:

“…..Now climbing to his mid twenties, a tired and distraught poet decides to call it quits after seven years of success. “People are sick of hearing the same old bullshit,” slurs a slightly intoxicated Oberst. The singer/songwriter plans on releasing a Greatest Hits album in the fall of 2006. “This is going to be it, the final chapter, a celebration and conclusion” claims the musician…..”

I heard they’re cancelling all tour dates for the current tour.. I’ll post a link when I can find one.


  1. Um, “slightly intoxicated”? I’m so very fucking sure that the slightly is a nice lie. The boy can barely stand, much less perform anymore… and “tired and distraught”? I’m surprised he’s not checking into a hospital for ‘exhaustion’, or, you know, rehab. He and Lindsey Lohan should be bestest friends.

    Comment by xcarex — November 28, 2005 @ 11:23 pm

  2. thats what i’d heard as well, but i saw him perform a few days ago and he was polite, friendly, and sober, to my surprise.

    Comment by twohourdrives — November 29, 2005 @ 12:20 am

  3. o_0 I’m impressed. I saw him in March on the I’m Wide Awake tour and while the show was amazing, I was surprise he was able to stand by the end of the show for the amount he drank between songs.

    Comment by xcarex — November 29, 2005 @ 12:26 am

  4. well he was drinking like, beers, but he only had about three, and wasn’t visibly intoxicated at all. he played a variety of music from different times in his career, and even was polite to the obnoxious girls screaming his name (“thanks guys, ya’ll are sweet”) which is more than i’d have expected, hah. i was really surprised by the whole thing because i’d heard he was a huge drunken asshole that refused to play any of his old songs.

    Comment by twohourdrives — November 29, 2005 @ 12:31 am

  5. I thought that’s what this little tour was about, though? Playing a wide variety of stuff, rather than making people go to separate concerts to hear his different sounds. Bleh. I’m glad he’s getting his shit together, though. He seems like he COULD be a nice guy, if he wanted to be.

    Comment by xcarex — November 29, 2005 @ 12:35 am

  6. that would be sad but i’ve heard this rumor a lot before. & also, it said in a few places that conor was refusing to do interviews on this tour with any media outlit.

    Comment by stability____ — November 29, 2005 @ 12:08 am

  7. oh shit i just saw him too, now i’m really glad i did

    Comment by twohourdrives — November 29, 2005 @ 12:19 am


    Comment by off_stage — November 29, 2005 @ 12:23 am

  9. what the fuck

    Comment by loveandguns — November 29, 2005 @ 12:49 am

  10. It’s about Damn time. I’m one of his biggest fans, and its just time to end it. Quit while you’re ahead… He’s got a large collections of albums, that are all fantastic…and he’s done all that he can do…I agree with him. He’s making the right choice in my opinion.

    Comment by tuneofyourdeath — November 29, 2005 @ 1:48 am

  11. goddammit i never once got to see him live 🙁

    Comment by thisgirlwho — November 29, 2005 @ 2:10 am

  12. !!! i saw him at T-sams when he played here !!!

    Comment by seducea_strnger — November 29, 2005 @ 3:23 am

  13. see neil, arnt you sad you didnt go to the show last week. Not only could you have seen him but you could have seen me for once.

    Comment by hey_its_heather — November 29, 2005 @ 3:24 am

  14. haha I’M GLAD I AM YOUR FRIEND NEIL cause then i know Teh Secrets

    Comment by this_is_me_emo — November 29, 2005 @ 3:33 am

  15. i love how this is the second news story that is potentially devistating to some of your friends and involves a drunk person in like less than a week.

    Comment by avion_perdu — November 29, 2005 @ 4:20 pm

  16. Amazing isn’t it?

    Comment by scottfp — November 29, 2005 @ 5:22 pm

  17. welll you know how celebrities are

    Comment by zig_mover — November 29, 2005 @ 5:58 pm

  18. weird, i just went to their show in november, and i didn’t hear anything about that. odd.

    Comment by anonymous — December 10, 2005 @ 12:16 am

  19. ^^ and that was me. haha.

    Comment by ilove_yourmom — December 10, 2005 @ 12:17 am

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