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Father John Misty Shouted Out in His Belated Grammy Speech

Also: "Fuck society."
Lauren O'Neill
London, GB

I have said some… things about Father John Misty in the past. I have. I'm willing to take responsibility for the fact that, once, I called him "human vegan leather sandal Father John Misty." I'll own up to it. But recently (maybe starting from when he wrote that thing about bloggers which was actually about Taylor Swift), I've warmed to him. We're not so different, Josh and I: if nothing else, we both like making people mad online.


Which is why I am kind of endeared to the below video of him belatedly accepting Pure Comedy's Grammy for Best Recording Package (an award for the visual look of an album) onstage in Sydney. FJM, of course, does not attend the fucking Grammys:

That speech in full:

I just wanna say fuck society, I just wanna say that this government is a criminal organization, uhhhh, please go check that out. And you know when I was growing up everyone told me—you know, whether it was like mom, or dad, or the church, schoolteachers, whoever, you know—everybody was always saying that like, it's what's on the inside that matters. And I think this is really evidence of the fact that it's what's outside that matters. Thank you, god bless.

You heard the man.

Lauren has Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Father John Misty. Find her on Twitter.