If you read the music blogs, you’ve probably already seen “Arcade Fire Stole My Basketball” this morning, a site alleging that frontman Win Butler snaked some guy’s ball from a rec center in Berkeley after an altercation involving court space. You’ve also most likely seen “Arcade Fire Didn’t Steal Dude’s Basketball,” the response blog purportedly set up by Win’s brother Will.
But I would be remiss in my job here at PopWatch if I didn’t draw your attention to this post over at Stereogum, which has generated one of the funniest comment threads in a long while. (Warning: It’s slightly NSFW.) I won’t ruin it with over-explanation; I’ll just say I find it hard to believe anyone will ever top “The Decemberists trained a falcon to crap on my head at my wedding.”
PS: Cross your fingers that this whole thing is a scam, some sort of viral marketing campaign designed to inform us that the Canadian collective will be replacing the Pussycat Dolls as interstitial music for the upcoming NBA Finals. Because I cannot hear that Pussycat Dolls song ever again. I hate it more than I hate Manu Ginobili, and that is a LOT.