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The Cure's Robert Smith: 'Living, it's awful for me'



Robert Smith of The Cure/Times photoRobert Smith of The Cure is one dark dude. Anyone who knows the band's music would know that, but he still seems so ridiculously depressing in a new interview that it's borderline shocking. Here are some of the more interesting quotes from Smith's recent chat with the UK Guardian.

ON FACEBOOK: "I've got a Facebook page, but I've never put anything on it. I've got a presence on all the social networks, in fact, but I've never once sent a message. I'm there because otherwise, someone's going to pretend to be me."

ON BEING GOTH: "It's only people that aren't goths that think the Cure are a goth band -- we were like a raincoat, shoegazing band when goth was picking up."

ON STAYING CHILDLESS: "I've never regretted not having children. My mindset in that regard has been constant. I objected to being born, and I refuse to impose life on someone else. Living, it's awful for me."

[Last modified: Monday, September 12, 2011 4:58pm]


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