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 -3Posted on Jun 17th | re: Let's Shortlist The Song Of The Summer 2014 (286 comments)

I mean, it seems like people are voting for the song they wish would be all over the place, but in reality I have some awful news: the song of the summer is going to be the bro-reggae ridiculousness of Magic’s “Rude” (which has slowly climbed the iTunes charts and currently sits at Number 1, above both “Problem” and “Fancy”). I am not endorsing this as a good song! I’m just stating a fact. It will be heard at every bar, every club, all over the radio, played by every fucking wedding band. We’re doomed. If you want to vote for the BEST song of the summer, that’s a different poll. If you want to vote on which song we think will be fucking everywhere, it is that steaming turd. Mark my words.

 +5Posted on May 30th | re: Ariana Grande - "Problem" (Feat. Iggy Azalea) Video (25 comments)

This comment is so Brooklyn-Vegan-Commenters-circa-2009

 +1Posted on Mar 27th | re: Pharrell - "Happy (Woodkid Sad Remix)" (Stereogum Premiere) (23 comments)

This is amazing. I find the original to be so cloying, but it’s amazing how suddenly the exact same awful lyrics twist and become heartbreaking in this context. Awesome.

 -2Posted on Mar 4th | re: Watch Wild Beasts Cover Miley Cyrus's "Wrecking Ball" (10 comments)

Tom, if I could give you all the thumbs up in the world for that comment, I would.

 +1Posted on Feb 20th | re: The Echo Friendly - "Fuck It And Whatever" (Stereogum Premiere) (4 comments)

Wow. This is great.

Enrique. Mothafuckin. Iglesias.

Prince was definitely playing live.

Ha can’t argue with that! Somebody messed up.

We have tracks in our in ear monitors so we are hearing a full mix, but in general it is definitely weird to mime a song. Definitely not why I spent hours practicing in my room as a kid : ) But yeah, just wanted to point out that this is definitely not singular to the RHCP performance last night.

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.