Throughout the conversation, he drums his fingers incessantly against his leg and explains that it’s an obsessive-compulsive habit — beating out the cadences of his thoughts and speech. “We have cadence in everything that we do,” he says. He then points to the feet of people passing by. “Look, they’re creating beats walking down the street. One, two. And their heartbeat is in a certain rhythm. Their fucking step is in a certain rhythm.”
He admits that not everyone likes it when he taps his fingers all the time. “It annoyed friends, girlfriends, parents,” he says. “‘Stop that incessant tapping, you son of a bitch.’” In fact, Casablancas says the first thing he thought when he met the then-hyperactive Moretti in high school was that the kid was “a little annoying.” He point-blank asked Moretti not to talk around him. But now, Moretti has become the group’s soft-spoken intellectual.
but now …
jules can’t keep his eyes off fab.