My ears are bleeding, but that’s alright because I love the way my eardrum has perforated due to a mix of trauma and change in air pressure.
This album is the tits. Mostly because it was the complete opposite of what I expected after All Hour Cymbals. I listened to O.N.E 72 times according to iTunes and that was just in the first week. I got sick of it, but because of this post, I started jamming to it again. THANKS STEREOGUM! =)
10. Eminem- Stan. HAH. What?
My cousin is taking a feminist theory class in college right now. (500) days came up as an example of the “masculine gaze”, which is what the whole movie was about. It was a chick flick for dudes. During the summer, I moved 400 miles away from my girlfriend. We had our problems with distance and when she came to visit me, she totally gave me the cold shoulder. I told my friends she “summer’d” me. Everyone immediately knew what I was referencing. Fucking bitch. I hate you Summer.
I just deleted Animal Collective, Grizzly Bear and Dirty Projectors off my iTunes list. Staying cool requires some sacrifices. Even ones that don’t necessarily make sense.
I feel that True Blood has fallen victim to the anti-Vampire trend brought on by Twilight. I was very hesitant on starting True Blood, but he only thing that got me going was that I was a big fan of Six Feet Under (for most of its seasons at least) and thought that it’d be interesting to see Alan Ball try to write genre. For the most part, he’s hit all the tenets of what makes genre work, and he’s updated the allegory a bit to fit our times. I thoroughly enjoy it. I say it rivals Buffy as “the” vampire show. Lastly, if this came out during Buffy times, I don’t think it would get as much slack as it is now (mostly because pretentious hipsters haven’t been born yet, or they were still really into Backstreet Boys).
Tell me who else you like.
No Breaking Bad or Battlestar. It’s a bad year for the Bs.
Noah Lennox looks like the Jim Parsons from Big Bang Theory.
Fleet Foxes and No Age are Lost fans. <3. And Andrew WK is the best (partially because of his list, but mostly because hehosts DESTROY BUILD DESTROY).
Yeah..that’s about right.
I’d go gluten free for Zooey D.
Brand New?! WTF, Mate?! Am I a sophomore in high school again? I’m going to download that for shits and gigs.
The best part of this is that I can totally imagine Neil writing this circa 1971. Top notch, Fallon. You’ve won me over.
Yeah! Living here sucks. i always wake up with some dude singing into my boner. It’s like, “C’mon guy. In the morning? Shit.”
I’m all for postmodern commentary, but this is just plain silly.
A couple of things:
1. I understand the premeditated hate. When something “classic” is appropriated within the highest echelon of ostensible indie culture (Urban Outfitters), a preemptive counter reaction to a “corporate” counterculture is expected.
2. Instead of basing the film merit’s on the buzz or popularity of the release, look at the track record instead. For me, what got me excited was the fact that Dave Eggers co-wrote it and Spike Jonze, who directed two brilliant movies (Being John Malkovich and Adaptation). Excited because Eggers has a real quiet realism to his style and because it’s interesting to see how Jonze would do wihtout the help of Charlie Kaufman.
3. The trailer knocked my socks off. ‘Wake Up’ is such a cathartic anthem for our generation (which, unfortunately judging from this website, is made up of trendhoppers who try to reinvent themselves for the sake of not falling into being uncool). I’m happy to hear that ‘Funeral’ inspired the themes of the film, and I can totally see it.
4. I liked the movie a lot more than I thought I would. It was beautiful both aesthetically and thematically. At this point, a semiotic/thematic/cinematic analysis would be moot, as cultural identity through premeditative likes/dislikes seem to take precedent over debate.
5. Can someone please superimpose Chewie in the last scene on the beach? That would be super.
MSTRKRFT/Girl Talk back to back blew my mind. One of the best concert experiences I’ve ever encountered.
PFT. Do Temecular Sunrise. Now THAT’D be impressive.
They’re old people! Let them be. I’m sure we’re going to hate whatever weird country+rap+pop hybrid that will inevitably develop.
Never noticed this, but the lead singer looks like a younger Billy Corgan. That frightens me.
Good call. I fail.
Was referring to Marcel Duchamp, who is not known for watercolors. Unless Vulva is known for watercolors. But last I checked, (s)he was a fictional character.