BREAKING NEWS: Grizzly Bear attacks AnCo’s Geologist, puts Geo in hospital
From what I understand, Geologist is the legal name of the guy who plays weird noises in the popular indie band Animal Collective. The band AnCo had a 'huge war' in 2k9 for the 'album of the year' against the popular buzzband Grizzly Bear. It seems like this 'bad blood' spilled over into a vicious attack in a remote area of Alaska. Feel like both bands were probably there for a music festival or something.
The bearded, sandy-haired geologist was on a job in the remote Alaska wilderness when a grizzly bear suddenly emerged from the brush just yards away.
So Robert Miller did what he was trained to do — he fell to the ground, clasped his hands around his neck to protect it and played dead.
The bear wandered away and Miller thought he was in the clear. Pulling himself to his knees, he found out how wrong he was.
The bear charged again and "this time he didn't want me to move. He was really thrashing me around," the 54-year-old said Wednesday from his hospital bed, his right arm and leg swathed in bandages, his left ear criss-crossed by stitches.
Not sure who the eff 'robert miller' is. Thought this was about buzzbands. It seems like Grizzly Bear is a mad crazy band. They really went after Geo, wanting to make sure his ass was dead. We can only assume that Grizzly Bear knew that if they killed Geologist, AnCo would not be able to deliver a solid album in 2k11, which is shaping up to be 'the most anticipated year of music in the history of the world.'
Sorta scared of Grizzly Bear. Also scared of Geologist. Seems like he 'packs heat':
Miller managed to pull out his .357 Magnum revolver and squeeze off a single shot, possibly grazing the animal. Then his survival training kicked in: He fell onto his stomach, dug his face into the dirt and covered his neck with his hands to protect it from the grizzly's claws and teeth.
The bear went for his exposed right arm, gnawing and clawing it and chipping the bone off the tip of his elbow. The attack lasted 10-15 seconds, then the animal lumbered away.
"I thought it was over, I thought he was gone," Miller said.
He rolled over and was getting to his knees when the bear, which was only about 40 yards away, came at him again.
"As soon as I turned, he was running already. It was shoot, shoot and roll back over," Miller said.
He managed to fire two more shots, but with his right arm badly injured he thinks he missed the bear. Then he lay still as the animal gnawed and clawed at him.
This seems like what the indie blogosphere 'has been waiting for', a war that results in violence in a conflict between two buzzbands.
"It was no problem to lay there with my neck covered and let him chew. It was actually painless at that point," Miller said.
After the second attack, Miller played dead again, lying still for three to five minutes as thoughts raced through his mind. Was the bear still around? How bad was he bleeding? Where was his gun?
He tried to move and realized he couldn't. He was too badly injured.
Feel like we almost lost 1/4 of the most popular indie band on the planet. Relieved.
Can't believe how chill Geologist was about it. I woulda been pissed at Grizzly Bear, but he seemed 'forgiving', understanding how Mother Indie has an ecosystem that functions as a circle of life.
Still, the geologist, who until five years ago worked as a roofer, said he holds no grudge against the bear.
"The bear was just doing what bears do," Miller said.
Did yall know that Grizzly Bear was 'this violent'?
Will Geologist be murdered?
Should Avey Tare, Panda Bear, and Deakin 'be careful' that other buzzbands will try to attack them?
Will a tribe of Neon Indians 'attack' AnCo?
Will waves of chill turn into tsunamis and try to kill the indiesphere?
Will an Arcade Fire spread to the conceptual forest where the Animal Collective lives?
Do the Grizzly Bears look like 'cold blooded killers'
If a buzzband attacks u, is 'playing dead' ur best defense?
Are yall nervous about future acts of violence between buzzbands?