Quote of the Day by Justin Vernon

Posted by The G on August 29, 2011 under GNN | Comments are off for this article

Photo by G.

Justin Vernon (with the red glasses)

Justin Vernon (with the red glasses)

“….But can I just ask, the reader, us, we … as non-rhetorically as possible: don’t we seem dumb? didn’t MTV lose the fight against themselves? Didn’t Rock’n’Roll STOP? Why are the lights so bright? isn’t our talent as artists enough? Why do we try SO hard? Does a moonman mean what it did back then? Should we feel pumped when we get one? Should our mom’s cry? I am not even thinking about it that hard. I will close my eyes in 90 seconds and have total peace… But, seriously. Why are we waving around so much? Why do we NEED this shit so bad? Why don’t we just have MUSIC? DO music? soul? I don’t knowI don’t mean to criticize. Anyone. Actually. Except for MTV. You might have had a very large opportunity to be stabilize your self as a global presence of culture and art about 15 years ago and you fucked the dog. Sorry.” – Justin Vernon of Gayngs (as pictured above) and Bon Iver on the 2011 MTV Awards.

“You people are all up Justin Vernon’s ass right now, but I sure didn’t see you at the Gayngs concert.” – Geoffrey Dicker


An Encounter with singer Justin Vernon

Posted by The G on October 4, 2010 under Encounters with G | Comments are off for this article

Photo taken with my hand.

Justin Vernon (lead singer of Bon Iver and Gayngs) and G

Before seeing super group Gayngs live at the Bowery Ballroom, I figured it was going to be a good show.  When they performed in their native Minneapolis earlier this year, Prince showed up for cryin’ out loud!  This show did not have any sightings of the Purple One, but I did get to meet one of Gayngs singers, Justin Vernon.  Since the band had so many members, I decided to watch the show from the balcony so I could see everyone.  Often times, when you stand in the front row at certain venues, you actually can’t see very well.  I had secured my spot when literally at the furthest point away from where I was standing, I saw Bon Iver’s lead singer and Gayngs co-lead vocalist Justin Vernon. I think you know how this story ends.  Justin was really cool and he put on a great show.  Thanks times two, Mr. Vernon!

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