That was our reputation."And what did the young Stefan Olsdal make of that flaming Molko creature? For it was there, in 1993, that Brian accidentally bumped into Stefan. I wasn't sure I was going to be comfortable defending myself being gay.
And Placebo -- ace band of the Nineties -- was born. It wasn't a sensitive issue, it was about letting Stefan do what he wanted. But I also now feel better about myself if I talk about what I feel. I can find myself biting my tongue sometimes, but I'd rather now just say it and bring it out into the open."No, it's just I have quite low self-esteem.
Yeah the way he talks about it makes it seem like he's delusional.
Sonic Youth was his baby so i get why its hard to let go, but when your wife is in the band and you fuck around for years and she finds out when she finds your sexts on your phone, your band is dead. On one hand, as someone who has had (past and present) crushes on various celebrities it seems like, in some ways, a dream come true. I have been supporting this person's career for XX amount of time and now I actually get the chance to know them and spend time with them on a personal level.
Then the picture shifted and the really big question on the world's puckered lips became "Does he like girls or boys? I wasn't sure and wrote one of my 'Give 'em enough rope' pieces.
Brian and Stefan went to the same one, a place for American expats' brats in Luxembourg. You wanna be liked and you wanna be part of a group, and I was good at sports and basketball so that's what I put my effort into.
An they never said a word to each other the whole time. "it all break down to role reversal..." "I was just hanging out with a friend of mine, actually," Brian tells me this time round. I really didn't feel comfortable in the locker room with all that 'Woargh! ' I was playing music all the time, so I saw S'funny -- I often ask stars about their school days.
Stefan was dropping some pretty big hints and I was just too plain dumb to pick up on them.
"I think you grow up learning to play the game," Stefan stuttered, "Some things are too personal and too precious to give away...