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 +2Posted on Oct 20th | re: Taylor Swift - "Welcome To New York" (26 comments)

 +5Posted on Oct 20th | re: Taylor Swift - "Welcome To New York" (26 comments)

Haha ahhhhh I know there are some Wet Hot American Summer fans here…what I DON’T know is if any of those fans saw DWAIN/MSHOWALTER’s They Came Together!? TSwift’s entire concept for this song is basically shit on throughout that entire movie. To quote my stepdad, “TBS VERY FUNNY”

 +4Posted on Oct 18th | re: Eric Church Is Our Greatest Working Rock Star (29 comments)

Kanye’s art rock.

 +13Posted on Oct 14th | re: Ariel Pink Dissed By Grimes, Dismissed By Madonna (200 comments)

To technodansolo,

First of all, to assume that someone is a particular race/gender/sexuality based on avatars/names on a comment section, excluding Facebook posts, in 2014 (!) is fucking stupid as hell. It’s actually more offensive that this is the third or fourth time you’ve implied I’m a white male, or straight (you said “straight white dude” in a previous thread), since I’m not. Anyways, your perspective is extremely short-sighted if you think that by disagreeing with Grimes and others over whether this is misogyny, you’re categorically placed into the mindset that only Joe Bigot is misogynistic. For example, Joe Bigot is misogynistic. Ariel Pink’s comments regarding the mace incident are also misogynistic. Ariel Pink dismissing Madonna’s entire catalogue, in my opinion, not misogynistic. See how that works? It’s a spectrum, baby.

 +27Posted on Oct 14th | re: Ariel Pink Dissed By Grimes, Dismissed By Madonna (200 comments)

OK. First, relax technodansolo. Since when does the SG comment section care about other people belittling or dismissing a majority of an artist’s entire discography? That’s basically why these comment sections EXIST. Do we not all collectively take a large diarrhea on Weezer every time there is even a WHIF of a new album? Madonna just HAPPENS to be the artist that Pink was contacted to work with (or formerly work with, at this point), and to absolutely no one’s surprise, he made “controversial comments” about her work. But really, I’d be willing to assume that he would have made these comments about any musician given the opportunity. I think this whole “beef” is absolutely ridiculous. It comes off as ageist if anything at all.

 +11Posted on Oct 10th | re: Shut Up, Dude: This Week's Best And Worst Comments (17 comments)

OH MARIE. Sweet, sweet Marie. Oh Lorde, I didn’t see this. OK. Well. I want you to know, I’m IN THIS WITH Y(OU. I’M approaching ONE DECADE less than (middle age), and I AM childless. Look, I need to complete this. with you. I will father thechild. DONny and RJ will be GODparents. Blochead can be that uncle. You know, the one we ALL know about. and well, what I’m trying to say is, children really ARE the future. You musn’t forget that. If anyone asks, sweet Marie, why did you have this child. All you have to say, in your best Icelandic impression, is that, simply, “you wanted to hold a baby in your arms.” And we will ALL pay for this child’s pending eye surgery so as to avoid inoperable blindness.


Not sure if you guys are members, but over at the official 311 message boards we’ve been sort of having our own brunch discussion:

TTYL LY 311 #unity (great 311 album from ’91, for the uninitiated)

Didn’t realize this guy said everything I was thinking/said below. What he said, dansolo

I’m just about done commenting on this whole mess, but I also thought of “Dogs” while reading Graves’ essay. It’s funny how a musician can say some of the crudest shit in a song and be lauded for it, but when it’s released through some social media platform, it’s suddenly controversy. The joke is dead, or was dead to begin with. Fine. On some level I agree with that. But I feel like it’s inconsistent to be singling out Kozelek the way Graves does in her essay. Why didn’t she write this about Kendrick when he released his “Control” verse? He’s calling out, like, every major hip-hop artist (mostly male), telling them they can “gobble [his] dick up til you hiccup.” Sounds vaguely familiar.

And whatever. She’s complaining about media coverage of the “incident,” while in the meantime her statement is being plastered on the front page of every music site so as to continue reminding us of the situation.

But Kevin, Benji is a fantastic album.

 +9Posted on Oct 7th | re: Sun Kil Moon - "War On Drugs: Suck My Cock" (147 comments)

But really, it’s a pretty good song.