And that you had found a way to belong, but also had to change? It almost seems staggering the first songs have arrived, and that the responses from artists and from the culture, these two years later, are faster than the political responses — which have been next to none, really. And even maybe moving in the other direction, I think that the other side has been so entrenched. “Open up your linen lap and let me go down.” I wasn’t an English major, but I think I might know what that means. It started out as this very innocent chord progression and a melody that was so pristine and ‘50s innocent that it felt like it needed to be dirtied up significantly, and out came the dirtiest Decemberists song ever written. I mean, “I’ll be your lashing loop of leatherette”? I think back to camp counselors playing AC/DC songs in the summer of 1980. Yeah, AC/DC, definitely, I felt like you could laugh at it. I felt like listening to Depeche Mode was kind of eye opening.“Master and Servant.”Yeah, “Master and Servant,” but then also also the stuff on “Speak & Spell” was so sort of like amazingly gay — and trying to make sense of that as an 11- or 12-year-old kid.
After demanding that Melania "put on your hottest outfit" for a Stern-Trump night on the town, Stern asked Melania what she was wearing right then. "There are those that say that if President Clinton was caught with a supermodel, he would have been everyone's hero.If you think Donald Trump is a headache for GOP chairman Reince Priebus, who frequently has to clean up after Trump's inflammatory comments, just imagine what former Reform Party chairman Russ Verney had to go through.Verney led the party during the 2000 election, when Donald Trump briefly jumped into the race for the Reform nomination for president.Tesfaye, better known as breakout pop sensation the Weeknd, is at a rehearsal for , the BBC music show, about to soundcheck his smash hit "The Hills," a four-minute horror-movie booty call featuring more than a dozen f-bombs.For Tesfaye, that's relatively clean, but he knows the pensioners in Twickenham might disagree.It might seem like nothing, but all those seconds add up.Under Settings, go to 'Video' and next to 'Auto-play Videos' select 'Off'.But in the end, it’s a different character as opposed to myself, and it’s an exploration of the loneliness of the singer, and why did they do this in the first place — sacrifice or give themselves up to the needs and the expectations of people who don’t know them, complete strangers — and construct their lives and the decisions they make creatively around what those expectations might be. Maybe it would’ve behooved me to pay a little bit more attention to what people wanted of me. I think also I have a weird thing about kicking against expectations in a sometimes self-destructive way. But there’s also a funny line in this song about selling your songs for advertisements: “When your bridal processional is a televised confessional to the benefits of Axe Shampoo, you know we did it for you.” Have you heard from the fine folks at Axe yet? And in fact, I didn’t initially want to put too much of a point on the fact that it was written about that incident because I didn’t feel as if I could really communicate what was happening. I think that that was just what a lot of people did at that time, and I think it wasn’t until hearing the names read… I feel like when the names were read at that press conference, suddenly I was able to start processing it in a way that I think was helpful, in that I think a lot of people were taking stock of their own surroundings in their own world.And in the end, they belong to them– it’s kind of this idea of possessiveness. But the reason the singer was even doing it in the first place was just really like the refrain in the end: “to belong, to belong.”Had you felt that paradox when The Decemberists would change — and there were lots of changes over the years, from 17-minute songs to prog-rock concept albums and then jangle-rock perfection — that there was resistance from people who wanted you to keep you writing the same kinds of songs on “Castaways and Cutouts”? You really should’ve spent more time in those old AOL Decemberists chat rooms, or on the indie-pop list. (laughs) I guess I myself am trying to figure out where I exist between those two ideas — between satisfying my own creative needs and the creative needs of others. I don’t know that I have any place trying to write a song that’s directly about what happened. I was doing that and wanting to bring my family closer to me and bring in the protective embrace — but then also feeling sort of unmoored from what that pain must be for someone else. I’m going to make the world’s most awful segue and shift from that song to “Philomena,” which appears to be the Decemberists’ ode to oral sex. I think this is my attempt of making a portrait — a bundling idea of what human sexuality is and could be. Bawdy stuff through like, the eyes of a 12-year-old, discovering what it is to be a sexual person. How did you personally discover those terms in song?You can still choose to click on a video and it will play, but you won't have to play every single video that you scroll past any more. Aside from some of the more general blocking options (see below), you can actually get really specific and block app invites. You don't need to Block or Unfriend them, just hover over the drop down on one of their posts that appears on your feed and select 'Unfollow'.Everyone has that Facebook friend who basically spams you with requests to join her on Candy Crush Saga. Just go to the 'Blocking' section of Settings and and then 'Block app invites'. Bye bye friend who over-shares every single conversation she ever has with her boyfriend.