So I have been letting all this settle over the last few days before I tried to put it in words. I'm a little drunk right now which probably isn't the best time to try to say something you mean but if Shane MacGowan can write and sing those songs while wasted I think I can handle a blog.
1. Anyone who wants to talk smack on us playing MTV is ridiculous. MTV has become a home to the most watered down commercial BS. To pass up a chance to have a real band play even one song on that station would be a crime. MTV should be playing Bad Blood and Songs for Moms and Prizzy Prizzy Please and all the rest. If even one person saw that performance and it changed their relation of music to the self (to themselves) then it was totally worth it. If even one person saw that and thought, "I never thought I could just pick up an instrument and play from my heart without all the BS" then it was worth it.
2. Alexa Chung rules. She personally got us on that show. Her producers and assistants and everyone else at that station couldn't have given a shit about us. She saw us play and demanded that we be on that show. That takes guts.
3. The two women that were on the show doing the make-over section were not only annoying they were personally extremely offensive. Purely for the sake of promoting their show they were sexually harassing every female in sight. Without consent they grabbed multiple women's chest and Alexa's crotch. Personal boundaries are incredibly important. That was sexual harassment. Taking advantage of people in that way purely to promote your upcoming TV show (as they did) is gross. We were supposed to have an interview following our performance (which got cut because they ran too long). I was planning to take a moment on national TV to state that I do not consider sexual harassment entertaining or reasonable. I am saddened that we had to perform on the same program as those women.