He didn’t say any more, but we’ve always been unusually communicative in a reserved way about the Brooklyn based band, and I understood that he meant a great deal more than that. In consequence, I’m inclined to reserve all judgments, a habit that has opened up many curious natures to me and also made me the victim of not a few veteran bores. The abnormal mind is quick to detect and attach itself to this quality when it appears in a normal person, and so it came about that in college I was unjustly accused of being a politician, because I was privy to the secret griefs of wild, unknown men, specifically Elijah Sokolow, Benya Shafrir, Nico Sleator, and Miles Blue Spruce. Most of the confidences were unsought — frequently I have feigned sleep, preoccupation, or a hostile levity when I realized by some unmistakable sign that an intimate revelation was quivering on the horizon; for the intimate revelations of young men, or at least the terms in which they express them, are usually plagiaristic and marred by obvious suppressions - such as influences from Rage Against the Machine, St Vincent, and Radiohead. Reserving judgments is a matter of infinite hope.