It comes with great sadness to report that Father John Misty has condemned music bloggers and anyone who “associates with music blogging.” Dreams crushed aside, I’m doing okay, but I can’t shake the feeling that it’s all because I wrote that Pure Comedy “pale’s in comparison to Honeybear.”
In a since deleted Facebook post, the singer/songwriter wrote:
Unnecessary as this may be, it’s come to my attention that my music has been adopted by a certain online faction that has seen fit to interpret and present it via its own ideological prejudices.
Though I am in no way affiliated with this group and have made numerous attempts to distance myself from its rhetoric and agenda I still feel the need to roundly denounce it, so with the help of my legal team and much prayer, here goes: music blogging is and always has been entirely unacceptable in a civic society—as is anyone who claims to be a music blogger or associates with music blogging.
Music blogging’s very foundation is inequality — pathologically bent on sustaining the supremacy of one class of music over another based solely on its immutable traits. It is unwelcome here. Thank you all very much.
While he may simply be commenting on Taylor Swift’s recent cease and desist towards a small music blog that compared her to Hitler, a little part of me feels that it is mainly due to my own harsh review of his last album, Pure Comedy. Father John Misty, if you’re reading this, please know that I loved I Love You, Honeybear, and I wish you no ills. He has, though, insulted music bloggers everywhere, and for that we ask for forgiveness and love.
Truly yours my Josh brother,
Josh Rosenberg of the Roseandblog