Father John Misty’s monster day on Twitter: the most hilarious and revealing moments

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"Pop music is reptile psychic vampirism"

In September last year, some unfortunate turn of events spurred Father John Misty to delete his Twitter and Instagram accounts. But yesterday (March 19) he reactivated his perma-hilarious Twitter feed ahead of the release of his third album ‘Pure Comedy’ on April 7. He spent most of the day responding to fans’ tweets, and not just a few – he answered hundreds of them. Many of his replies featured screams of worry about ‘this generation‘, but he also expressed surprising opinions on loads of people in the music world, including Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, Frank Ocean, The Beatles, and of course his old band Fleet Foxes – whose frontman Robin Pecknold once described his relationship with Josh Tillman as “fully deteriorated“. You can check it all out below – here’s what Father John Misty thinks of…

…Twitter

…fame

…Lady Gaga

…Taylor Swift

…the conspiracy theory where Taylor Swift is actually a clone of famed satanist Zeena LaVey

…Ariana Grande

…pop, and Rihanna

…what Pitchfork will give his new album

…Frank Ocean

…Frank Ocean’s ‘Blonde’

…being covered on The Voice

…Sampha

…Harry Styles

…Nicolas Cage

…Ellie Goulding

…not being in a sketch when he went on SNL

…Lorde

…Kanye West

…The Beatles

…The Smiths

…The National

…Beyoncé

…Why he shaved his beard

…Lana Del Rey

…where the sun goes at night

…Fleet Foxes

…Drake

…Joe Rogan

…Whether he is busy

…people he thinks are a G (Kid Cudi, Ed Sheeran, Ryan Adams and Casey Affleck among them)

…Weyes Blood

…irony

…the short-lived ‘vaporwave’ genre

…Radiohead

…Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig

…being on Master of None

…possibly going on Song Exploder

…destroying a Prius

…his favourite ever compliment

…his favourite film

…malaprops

…people who talk shit about him