Interview with James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem about how to deal with Failure

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I really liked this interview about failure and how to deal with it. It's no longer online at it's original source, so I uploaded it here so that others could enjoy it.


Hattrick Swayze : I can change, I can change

Chachi Yeti : This guy is real. Change comes slowly and unexpectedly. One day it's done and you don't even know why. All this bullshit epiphany stories all these famous people tell , like "At that moment I knew something in me changed and I realised...". Yeah, bullshit. This is real life and it sucks sometimes. This ain't a movie. We all feel like we expected something different from life, every single one of us.

John W : i watch this every week

Dhruv Vishwakarma : I wasn't really doing anything.... so that's why I.... started a record company.

mastersoftoday : holy shit man James Murphy helped me out so much in life

vagabond vigilante : Almost forgot to watch this today.

RedPugie : Mental that someone who's made 4 massively critically acclaimed and some of the greatest songs of all time was just kinda, there for a while. What a guy.

Steve Powell : A rare interview where the Interviewee actually gets to speak for longer than the interviewer. Really inspiring stuff.

sgc2c2 : this is important

David Adams : Take heed while you're young enough, because he's speaking my, and many of our, story; however, I lived in that fear for much longer. Now I'm 47 and just beginning to find my edge.

b : Very cool. Very human. Admitting to envy, lethargy and all around sense of despair that stifles almost anyone at some point in their life. I just got a tremendous amount of hope from this interview.

The Halfish Experience : Never take this video down, it's the most encouraging and beautiful interview I've seen, I love it very much.

availdname : This always makes me feel better.

Ensirius : This resonates so much with me it's not even funny.

fakethat93 : This video has been one of the most important catalysts for change in my life.

Uvisir : I'm 27 and I just saw this the other day and it will alter the course of my life. Thank You

John Brown : dropping out of college doesn't make you a failure. be good to people and have some self respect and you will never be a failure. even if you work a mcdonalds it doesn't matter just do the best you can.

Robert McShane : He was also offered to write for Seinfeld when he was 22 so... seems like he had a bit more going for him than 'nothing'. No pun intended.

Joel : this interview is carved into my brain

Hans Arteaga Romero : "I didn't take responsibility that much, i kinda of just wondered 'why my life wasn't better 'n stuff like that'. I was lazy, but "lazy" never felt right when I heard that, when I say that to myself I'm sayin': 'I wasn't lazy, I was really afraid, I was really afraid of failing'. All my life I've been precautious and y'know, 'I was supposed to be smart', 'I was supposed to be creative'... Hearing those things makes you scared, that you're gonna do something stupid, or do something uninteresting, and no one will see you as 'smart' or 'creative' anymore. I've never ever been given any credit for being hard-working or being, y'know...diligent. So all my credits were based in these attributes that I had no control of. So I kinda of just realized that I was being afraid of doing nothing or lookin' bad that I didn't do anything. That I just did nothing. And that I can claim some sort of safety in doing Nothing." fuck, thank you james. i think i'm going to create a poster and show it on the lcd show in a few months at colombia. this thing changed my life

tamalito : james murphy biopic when?

Brady Edge : Anyone else hear him say "Infinite Jest" and get a shock? He read that?! I just finished the book a month ago and it blew me away

Emilia : Dear James, I am a failure as well, what do I do

Hery : It's not an interview, it's a monologue! It's great!

El Duderino : Thanks for uploading this. I couldn't express my utmost gratitude as I've stumbled onto this video at the right time in my life. Thank you!

David Southworth : As with mostly everyone here, I really needed this. He just articulated everything I've struggled with for the last 10 years in a more concise fashion than I ever would have.

Ayven Moon : James, I love you and you're bringing me up

croz box : thank god i heard this shit, I'm 27 now and in the same far I've lived the same life

GregoryLondos : this 10 minute blanket of comfort. also afraid.

satyricon451 : This guy is so much like me in this interview that I want to hit my head with a cheap frying pan. He sounds like a good chap.

catalistic : Really dug this. Definitely what I needed to hear right now.

Ross Rohan : Weird synchronicity at work. Have just discovered both David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest and LCD SS within a month of each other. Murphy is very engaging indeed in conversation, just like he is with his music, as I've begun to discover.

julieyoutu : Thank you so much for posting this.  So current and applies to anyone, anything and everything :)  Spot on.

Melody S : I really needed to hear this. Thank you so much.

Eric West : reminds me of the governor on the walking dead

VonBrauser : Thank you thezeronewz (OP) for posting this and thank you to James Murphy for a very inspiring talk

Emily Olson : I can't even express how much this helped me. To know that it is ok to fail. That it is important to try again.i was always pretty dubious growing up of this notion.

iiixi : Jesus, I have nothing to add; dude said it all.

Sound8Vision : Thanks so much James. Very inspirational!

Aidan Condron : Wonderful, inspiring and honest. Such a gentleman. Saw him and band in action in Dublin last Friday, they're better than ever, one of the best concerts Iv'e attended

munchymunster : Wow. I just turned 26 and feeling exactly the same.

benmeiertv : This guy speaks to me on a cosmic level.

juh sh : More people need to hear this

Garrett Crusan : Totally worth watching.

rabbitfishtv : So right on. But I was in my late 40s when I started writing fiction seriously, after decades of fear of failure and not trusting my instincts. And only now, at 55 does it seem possible this career is going to work out. I’m writing the weird stories I need to write and they’re connecting with people. And I’m suddenly hardworking and effective, as James discovered.

zxcvbnm 666 : holy shit that was an amazing interview . what honesty. much respect.

Gregor Mikhail Ivanov : Eureka - Lifter anyone?

crevice_coin : frittered away years in dead end bands and dead end relationships ...actually that sounds amazing - lucky bastard

Spanish Dogs : this is beautiful