At LCD Soundsystem's last show at Madison Square Garden, James Murphy kept most extemporaneous chitchat to a minimum, mostly giving shout outs and mini-soliloquies about good times had. But he did take a moment to make an important aside, and pressure the good state of New York to legalize the practice of his favorite hobby, mixed martial arts. After years of touring, Murphy knew he'd have plenty of time to work out/hurt people, and who wants to go to Connecticut or New Jersey to do that? Fortunately his wishes were granted just two months later, when, this week, the NY State Senate legalized MMA. No word yet on whether or not Murphy will be competing or if he will just continue to kick that Michael Musto dummy in his basement.
James Murphy’s Mixed Martial Arts Dreams Come True
May 26, 2011