Interviewer: Mike, Does it bother you when people call you the Dr. Dre of independent music
Mike Mogis: Dr Dre!? Aw weird
Conor Oberst: I've never heard of that. That's awesome!
Mike Mogis: I've never heard that either.
Interviewer: I invented that one,
Conor Oberst: I'm wanna call you that from now on.
Interviewer: 'cause at the office I was like "Yeah you know what? Mike, he's like the Dr. Dre of independent music right now"
Mike Mogis: There's a fundamental difference between Dre and I, but I think, in general though, I would take that as a pretty good compliment because uhm
Conor Oberst: Because he's a pimp
Mike Mogis: He is a true pimp.
In this little town there’s a hotel and a bookstore and you go into the...– Conor Oberst on what happened when he went to Cassadaga (Could the piece of jewelry that she cut off be the choker, maybe?)
Spin: Over the past few years you've recorded under numerous titles, including your own name. But now, after a three-year break, you're returning to Bright Eyes. What distinguishes it?
Conor: Well, to outsiders it probably seems like splitting hairs, but to me, Bright Eyes is a simply the collaboration between myself and Mike Mogis and Nate Walcott. What you hear is definitely the sum of all our ideas and represents all three of us. But I still write the songs myself. I'll usually send them demos, then we'll get together and decide how to approach the song and how to arrange it.
freshman in the hallway: where are we going
me: we're going to a party
me: it's a birthday party
me: it's your birthday party
him: its not my bir--
me: happy birthday darling
me: we love you very very very very very very very much
him: what the fuck