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HS:  You asked his opinion [his brother], I don’t know if it was your first album or your second, you made a mistake of asking his opinion and he said to you, and this fucked your head up, ‘I really like your music except for two of the songs on the album’…
ES:  And then he wouldn’t tell me which he just was like 'See you later’. But he likes to fuck with people. He came to see Taylor’s show at Boston, Gillette Stadium, it was for her Red Tour and all of her dancers had this big red flags on stage and everything’s red… and you know, there’s the song Red. And we get on the tour bus afterwards and Taylor comes up and is like 'Hey Matthew, so nice to meet you in person, I heard so much about you…’ and literally the first thing he says is like 'Are you a communist?’. So he’ll do stuff just to fuck with people but everyone loves him.
—  Ed Sheeran talking about his brother Matthew on Howard Stern.

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@  2:53:06

Howard Stern: “This just is a random question, but you’re good friends with Taylor Swift?”

Lena: “Yeah, she’s good friend of mine, she works with my boyfriend a lot too, he produces with her…” 

HS: “Oh yeah, I find her fascinating, if you know what I’m saying…” 

LD: “I think I might have a drift of what you’re saying.” 

HS: “ Do you hang with her?”

LD: “Yeah!” 

HS: “What happens when you hang? What do you guys do for fun?”

LD: Talk, enjoy dinner, much like you might with a friend, much like you do with Bradley Cooper and Irena Shayk.”

HS: Bradley needs me, I’m his adviser. I’m his writing partner. No but.. but seriously, in other words, you… she’ll call you up and say let’s get together, and what…a whole bunch of… .there always seems like there is a ton of women around her, like it’s always like a group–”

Other female:  “She has a lot of girlfriends…”

HS: “– that you have to hang with – 

LD: “… I believe its called a squad.”

HS: “A squad.” 

LD: “She has a lot of girlfriends..”

HS: “Are you part of the squad, Lena?”

LD: “Well I’m a more of a one-on-one hanger…. just generally, that’s more my style.”

HS: “Do you ever say to her, ‘Look I don’t want to be in the squad, I just want to hang one-on-one?’”

LD: “I think she just knows that I’m a one-on-one hanger. So, she knows that I like to like, get a quiet bit of sushi. I mean, it’s not like I don’t.. I don’t dislike anyone, I’m just not good at a… Jenny will tell you, a big group hang isn’t my specialty.”

HS: “What do you talk about with her, seriously, is there a conversation about men? Because I feel she’s not successful with men. That they. … This constant dating, constant public break ups. This kind of thing. Do you advise her over this?”

LD: “I think that young’s so hard…I mean, I think about the relationships that I had in my early 20′s.. and if they had been public?”

Other woman: “Oh my god” <laughs>

S: <laughs>  “ it would have been a disaster.”

D: “It would have been a disaster. And also, not to repeat age old feminist points … but it’s like… any male actor her age who’s going out and dating –”

S: “– is doing the same thing.”

D:  “–is applauded. And to just have a perfectly normal amount of romantic partners but be held to impossibly high standards by the press? It’s an unfair and unwinnable game.”

S:  changes subject


The video @borntobeafan mentioned, where Erin mentions Axl’s excellent wriggling skills lol. It’s actually so cute, you can hear him begging her to talk to Howard at 3:39, and the wiggling line is at about 6:41, and you can hear Axl in the background, all incredulous: ‘Wiggle? Fuckin’ wiggle!

But I gotta say Baz is my favourite part about this interview. He’s so hilarious, bless him 😂

Standing Outside A Broken Phone Booth with Money In My Hand
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Standing Outside A Broken Phone Booth with Money In My Hand

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Standing Outside A Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand



Jan lays down and wrestles in her sleep
Moonlight spills on comic books
And superstars in magazines
An old friend calls and tells us where to meet
Her plane takes off from Baltimore
And touches down on Bourbon Street

We sit outside and argue all night long
About a god we’ve never seen
But never fails to side with me
Sunday comes and all the papers say
Ma Teresa’s joined the mob
And happy with her full time job

Do do do do do do

Am I alive or thoughts that drift away?
Does summer come for everyone?
Can humans do as prophets say?
And if I die before I learn to speak
Can money pay for all the days I lived awake
But half asleep?

Do do do do do do

A life is time, they teach us growing up
The seconds ticking killed us all
A million years before the fall
You ride the waves and don’t ask where they go
You swim like lions through the crest
And bathe yourself on zebra flesh

I’ve been downhearted baby,
I’ve been downhearted baby,
Ever since the day we met