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 +12Posted on Jan 31st | re: Conor Oberst Finishing Solo LP, Is Not A Fan Of The Internet (19 comments)

Well, it could be true… it could be false. But since it’s nothing but an internet rumor with no proof it would be unfair to mention it at every mention of his name forevermore.

 0Posted on Oct 30th, 2013 | re: Please Don't Throw Cheeseburgers At Best Coast (24 comments)

I swear to the internet gods, if Bethany Cosentino is ever playing a music festival I’m attending, I’m going to stop by that stage during her set so I can throw a McDonalds cheeseburger at her.

 +3Posted on Oct 24th, 2013 | re: Guided By Voices' Feud With eBaying Ex-Drummer Gets Ugly (27 comments)

I’ve been surprised to see in FB comments so much sympathy for the drummer. Pollard seems completely in the right and reasonable to me. The asking price was embarrassing, it was an embarrassment for the band name – they got embarrassing press over it.

The email from Pollard just seems honest to me. The idea that the FB page and the drummer think they are somehow exposing Pollard with it seems strange to me. The fact that people are calling Pollard an ass over it seems even stranger – he’s just calling it honestly as far as I can see.

 +1Posted on Oct 14th, 2013 | re: Mary Lou Lord, Courtney Love Disagree On Which Of Them Is A Cat Killer (21 comments)

So Love can say hundreds of vicious things about this woman, but when she responds publicly, finally, *once* you declare it’s jealousy? You’ve got some serious blinders on.

 +1Posted on Aug 21st, 2013 | re: Watch Tegan And Sara Perform With Taylor Swift In L.A. (6 comments)

Please stop posting cell phone concert videos. You’re encouraging these assholes to do this at concerts and no one wants to see the shitty video and audio results.

 +4Posted on Aug 17th, 2013 | re: Highest Paid DJs 2013 (7 comments)

I was initially thought to write that Pauly D on a list of top EDM earners is proof mainstream EDM is a cultural joke. But then I saw they’re counting his television revenue. It’s absurd to put him on this list if his income is not from music but from reality television appearances. That’s a different list…

Lots of crazy stuff gets accused in custody battles. I wish you wouldn’t go all Surfer Blood over the guy when nothing has been proven yet. It’s a strategy of custody attorneys to encourage clients to make up or exaggerate claims in order to get a leg up or force a settlement.

I enjoy schadenfreude as much as the next person but calling the news disturbing, or concluding anything negative about him, seems a little out of line so far.

 0Posted on Jul 11th, 2013 | re: Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 Lineup (5 comments)

This is at least 30 bands less then previous years but they say on Facebook that this is the final lineup? Shorter festival? Longer sets? Just saving money this year?

 +6Posted on Feb 24th, 2013 | re: Kanye West Says "I Hate Business People" (40 comments)

I like that he did this – it’s important to keep people aware of this. By saying “we’re too cynical we know this already” what you are really hoping for is continued submission and ignorance to these issues.

Also, you’re equating art for profit with corporate sponsorships as the same thing which is… very inaccurate. It suggests to me that you have some stake in these kinds of shitty deals that have corroded the revolutionary/ethical integrity of music and other creative works for some time.

 0Posted on Oct 4th, 2012 | re: Debating The Grizzly Bear NY Mag Story And Making A Living Making Music (193 comments)

I’m down voting him not for what he is saying, but because he is saying it like an asshole.