I feel obligated to share this photo of toddler John Darnielle literally eating jam out of the jar. I had no idea this photo existed or that this had happened until about one minute ago.
John Darnielle (x)
DARNIELLE: And I went back to my room and just sat there listening to music and my mom came down the hall to see what time she should make dinner and I had been sitting there for a half hour contemplating what I was gonna do to express that I didn’t deserve this, and this was at the extent of the rage, so I punched my window. I put my fist through the window. It felt like a million bucks. I never felt so good in my whole life. It was like, holy shit. And the house melted down. Right there was just this immediate, my stepfather screamed he was gonna beat everyone’s ass even worse and my mother and my sister’s crying and this whole terrible scene… bleeding down my arm and I just felt like a million bucks. It was like, you know what, it felt so good, to show them what it felt like inside. There was no way of getting it through their heads.
MARON: It’s also a way of trumping the pain they inflicted.
DARNIELLE: Exactly, that’s right.
MARON: You win in some weird way.
DARNIELLE: Yeah that’s right, that was my victory.
WTF With Marc Maron with John Darnielle, Episode 366
John Darnielle on “Amy aka Spent Gladiator 1” (via mrasrotinhell)
oh and john darnielle introduced “up the wolves” by saying “this is a song about verb tenses” and talking about how when people say “you will live to fight another day” they mean “fight” in the intransitive sense, you will live to fight (something) another day, but the song is about using “fight” transitively instead, so “what will you fight? another day”
it was really lovely