Monday, November 09, 2015

Passion Pit Frontman Michael Angelakos: Yep, I'm Gay

Welcome to the club, handsome! The 28-year-old singer/songwriter, who suffers from bipolar disorder, married Kristy Mucci in early 2013 and they announced they were divorcing in August.

He told Bret Easton Ellis 
“Specifically with my sexuality, it was just, unlike bipolar, ‘Don’t get help. Don’t talk to anyone,’” he said. “I lived in such a straight group of people. Not like anyone wasn’t going to be understanding, it was not the time.” Easton asked him to clarify whether he meant the music or college scene. “Kind of both. This was dudes in bands talking about girls. It was just so easy at the time to talk about girls. I just kept writing about them. It was like the music was then again informing … I was going through so many difficult issues with girls in general that when I started dating my wife she just quieted them so much so. She was such a good friend. It became kind of a non-issue.” 
 Listen HERE.


JimmyD said...

It's a fantastic conversation. Just be warned: The first 15-20 minutes will make you wonder if it's the right podcast... but Bret's intro does bring it around to his guest.
I have a few friends who could benefit from it, but they as so in denial about their own mental state. There's only so much help you can offer...

Pit of My Stomach said...

Good for him. It's a good band, and he made a big step.

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