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Father John Misty Gave His Grammys Acceptance Speech On Stage In Sydney

Written by Sam Murphy on February 1, 2018

Father John Misty has delivered a belated Grammys speech live on stage in Sydney.

Misty is in Australia right now for Laneway Festival plus a couple of sideshows meaning he missed the Grammys.

He took home the award for Best Recording Package for his album Pure Comedy, somehow tying with Magín Díaz’s El Orisha De La Rose. He was also nominated in the Best Alternative category but he lost out to The National.

He hasn’t passed up the chance to deliver an odd acceptance speech though, delivering it to his Sydney audience during a headline show.

“Uh, well, thanks. I don’t have a whole lot of time, but, God, fuck, I just wanna say fuck society,” he said.

“I wanna say that this government is a criminal organization. Um, uh uh uh uh,, please go check that out. And, you know, when I was growing up everyone told me, you know—whether it’s like Mommy, Daddy, the church, schoolteachers, whoever—you know, everybody was always saying that, like, it’s what’s on the inside that matters, you know, and I think that this is really evidence of the fact that it’s what’s outside that matters.”

Would you expect anything less convoluted, philosophical and critical from Misty?

Someone captured the footage on camera and you can watch it below. He’s due to play Laneway Festival in Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne this weekend.

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