Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

Scott Lapatine | February 7, 2014 - 9:19 pm

It’s the end of an era, or possibly just the end, at our smarter and funnier sister site Videogum. Read my post here and Kelly’s goodbye post here. R.I.P.

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#10 el goodo | Jan 31st Score:18

Just crossed this off my list of Most Unlikely Headlines of 2014. Still to come:

MGMT at Work on “Accessible” Fourth Album
Stream New Albums from the Avalanches, D’Angelo, the Wrens
Watch Jai Paul’s Reddit AMA

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Heath D. Williams | Feb 3rd Score:20

i once saw a dude sending an e-mail without his computer plugged into the modem – can’t believe he’d fake that

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#8 mickrandom26 | Feb 2nd Score:20

I can do with or without this song.

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Craig Freeman | Jan 31st Score:20

A Burial selfie. Clearly the end of days is upon us.

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#5

Jason Harshman | Feb 3rd Score:24

Bruno’s bassist posted this:

“All instruments at Super Bowl half time shows are prerecorded. Have been for a good many years. It isn’t feasible to soundcheck everyone in the amount of time they have and too many things can go wrong. You might be able to take two minutes to fix something at a regular concert, but two minutes at the Superbowl is millions and millions of dollars down the drain. The NFL isn’t willing to take that risk”

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#4 alexxx | Feb 3rd Score:24

Having played guitar in a pop backing band on TV before, I can vouch firsthand that most of the instruments are usually prerecorded. Drums are frequently live and vocals are usually live, but guitars, basses, keys, etc, are often canned. I have mimed guitar at a football halftime show, on American Idol, X Factor, Dancing With The Stars, and the American Music Awards. I think the only onse where we were fully live were The Today Show and Good Morning America. It’s just the way it is with most TV broadcasts.

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#3

Chris Carfolite | Jan 31st Score:24

tunes tunes tunes tunes tunes tunes tunes tunes tunes tunes

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#2 ferdydurke | Jan 31st Score:29

I had always secretly hoped that I was Burial…

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#1 johnnyfuckhead | Feb 3rd Score:42

I heard it’s not even a real flea, it’s just some guy.

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THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#5

Paul Skaife | Feb 3rd Score:-11

It was all wireless. All the mics and all the instruments. Simple.

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#4

GGabriel Albuquer | Feb 5th Score:-11

Sounds like lana del rey. This is shit

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Kevin Foster | Feb 3rd Score:-14

In todays electronics…The wireless system is BUILT INTO the guitar…not popular with REGULAR musicians yet…But the BIG STARS already use it…You can find the video on Youtube explaining it….People are so fast to claim they know everything because they’re a musician…Lol

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#2 byers | Jan 31st Score:-15

I think the word you’re looking for is nerd

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#1

Michael Barrett | Feb 3rd Score:-16

Wireless. Idiots. Doesn’t the author know anything about how concerts are performed in the 21st century?

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THIS WEEK’S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF’S CHOICE

Chip Midnight | Feb 6th Score:3

As one of the dads, I couldn’t agree more about the follow up questions. We’ve been working with the girls, trying to get them to be a bit more conversational. They are working on it and, you’ve got to remember, they are just 7th graders and not trained journalists :) And, typically we use two cameras and edit the footage together. We used two on this interview but the angle at which the second camera was positioned didn’t give us good material so we had to just use the footage I shot. So, yeah, it’s not the smoothest.

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