Brandoch Daha

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You’re trolling with that stuff about Grohl being one of the five best drummers in rock history, right? He’s good, yeah, he keeps time well, but he’s kind of monodynamic, and he doesn’t exactly swing. He has very little soul, as a drummer, and a very limited range.

And he’s never been any of the “drummers whose playing can achieve a frontman-level presence”. That’s a short, short list. Arguably Budgie, definitely Moon and Bonham and Peart (you may not like him, but if what he does isn’t “frontman-level presence”, nothing any drummer ever did ever was — and Grohl’s a huge Rush fan btw). Then… let’s see… drawing a blank here. That’s about it.

But greater drummers than Grohl? Watts, Moon, Bonham, Peart, Budgie, Paul Thompson, Martin Chambers, Bruford, Orestes Morfin,. Jim Sclavunos, Nick Simms from Cornershop, SCOTTY FUCKING ASHETON, Nicky Headon, Eddie Kalwa, Andy Newmark, Tom Bazylak, at least half a dozen others that don’t spring to mind right now.

All of them are more musical, more interesting, funkier, and have more personality than Grohl. NEIL PEART is funkier than Grohl.

I doubt Grohl would disagree with much of that list either, if any. The guy’s not an idiot.

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May 20, 2013 on Premature Evaluation: Queens Of The Stone Age …Like Clockwork

Ten most annoying ways Amanda Palmer has reminded us that she’s a lot better at self-promotion than music. NTTAWWT.

Also, wtf with the tranny eyebrows?

Also, I lived in Harvard Sq around the time she was whoring for attention as a living statue. I always ignored those retards, so I like to think I did my small part for cosmic justice by ignoring her, specifically. Except everybody else, even tourists, ignored them too. So it’s nothing to brag about.

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April 29, 2013 on Read Amanda Palmer’s Open Letter To Morrissey Offering Crowdsourcing Help

Your white privilege is showing.

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April 25, 2013 on Band To Watch: Hiatus Kaiyote

It took the poor man 35 years to find a shirt to wear. LEAVE IGGY ALONE!

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April 22, 2013 on Stream Iggy & The Stooges Ready To Die

Perfect fucking timing.

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April 22, 2013 on Stream Iggy & The Stooges Ready To Die

Williamson, holy shit. The first reunion lineup should’ve been the Raw Power band.

And Scotty is instantly recognizable. What a great, great man.

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April 22, 2013 on Stream Iggy & The Stooges Ready To Die

Where did I say they’re not? I sympathize with Kim Gordon.

I mean, they never do grow up emotionally, but they’re definitely human, in their own funny little way. Hell, I live with one. They’re fun to have around, and the good ones are lovable little critters as long as you keep them in line. Just don’t take them too seriously, or they think you’re desperate and not worth their time.

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April 22, 2013 on Kim Gordon Details Breakup In Elle

Oh, dear God, what was she thinking posing for that picture? She looks good for her age, but… no. Not with those legs. She looks like Courtney Love. I understand the urge to try to compete with nubile hotties under the circumstances, but she didn’t have to highlight a feature where she simply can’t.

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April 22, 2013 on Kim Gordon Details Breakup In Elle

Stay thirsty, my desperate little friend.

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April 22, 2013 on Kim Gordon Details Breakup In Elle

@Thlaylia James — What do you mean, he was lucky to have her when she was 28? Do you mean that she had options? Maybe she did, but at that age they were already starting to narrow down. And hey, they lasted 27 years together. Sounds like she thought she got a pretty good deal, don’t you think? I’m guessing she knows what she had better than you.

Anyway, he’s got all the options now, and at 59, she was damned lucky to have him.

Not lucky enough to keep him, as it turns out. But seriously, assuming they were both faithful all these years (yeah, right), you can’t throw endless rounds of young star-struck pussy at a man for three decades and expect him not to sample a few. I personally think he should’ve kept the side pieces on a strictly impersonal basis, but I’m an old-fashioned sentimentalist.

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April 22, 2013 on Kim Gordon Details Breakup In Elle

You have it right. Put up with an open marriage, or tough shit. Women hold all the cards when they’re young, and the hot ones — like Kim Gordon at that age — generally take full advantage of it. Can you blame them? Maybe you can, but nobody does.

Well, a rock star Thurston Moore’s age holds all the cards now. Fair’s fair. You don’t say “my way or the highway” to somebody who’s holding all the cards.

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April 22, 2013 on Kim Gordon Details Breakup In Elle

Georgia and Ira are done. Look at them in videos. She’s completely checked out.

Sucks to be Kim Gordon. You can’t sanely expect a man in Moore’s position not to take advantage of the buffet now and then, but you pump and dump them. You don’t carry on affairs, that’s crass.

“Lost soul” my ass. He’s getting pussy half his age. He knows exactly what he wants, and he’s getting it good and hard, and lots of it. God bless the man.

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April 22, 2013 on Kim Gordon Details Breakup In Elle

“Anyone in any creative field should be perpetually working towards environments that are inclusive of all identities and backgrounds”

Why? Why should anybody waste an instant of his time on that? Audiences accept anybody who makes music they can relate to, and they won’t buy anything they don’t like, whether you tell them to or not. Record labels sell anything that sells. Women are at no disadvantage either way. If fewer women are playing indie music, that’s because fewer women want to piss away the best years of their lives in poverty trying to get almost not quite moderately kinda semi-famous among a small subset of white middle-class collage graduates under 30. Why would they bother? They have infinitely easier ways to get laid, and are far less likely to be driven to the stamp-collector compulsion that makes obscure bands seem disproportionately cool.

And there’s music for them already: Top 40 is predominantly by, and/or for, girls. Is it Adele, Taylor Swift, Beyonce, or Justin Bieber who you consider to be evidence of unfair male domination of the record industry? Or maybe the cast of Glee? Coachella is for second-tier commercial music, music that (mostly) sells reasonably well but not like Adele or Beyonce. You know, the stuff that men can stand to listen to. Indie music is a small corner of the record business, and it survives by serving the needs of customers who do not want to listen to Adele all day long: Namely, a small subset of disproportionately male white middle-class collage graduates under 30.

Relax.

I’m not bitching because music that men can tolerate is of secondary commercial importance; how is that a problem? That just means grown men on average spend less money on music than girls do. The girls are paying the bills, so they get what they want. If that’s not fair, nothing is. The customer who spends the most gets the vendor’s attention. Duh. If the women of America want to show up at Coachella in vast numbers and demand more girl acts, they will, and if they do, they’ll get what they want, because Coachella wants to make money. And if that’s what happens, you’ll go apeshit, because what they want is going to be a schmaltzy estrogen-miasma like Adele.

But they don’t give a shit about Coachella, because their needs are already being met elsewhere, on a much grander scale.

Of course, I wouldn’t go within a mile of Coachella at gunpoint, so they can do whatever the hell they want. But if they do dumb shit that alienates the paying customers, they’ll lose money.

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April 21, 2013 on The Week In Music Writing 04/14/13 – 04/21/13

More like fake Traffic in fake Sly Stone mode than fake Stones. The Crowes crushed the shit out of this schtick 20 years ago, before they beat it to death. This just sounds like the Verve doing the Crowes doing Sly/Traffic. Weak. No edge. If you’re going to do retro-pastiche, go balls out and fuck it in the ass.

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April 4, 2013 on Primal Scream – “It’s Alright, It’s OK”

Looked like it was folded back under the bandage. Good rock star theater all around.

I would think he’d have been favoring the hand more if it were really that badly injured. But you can shut down a lot of pain with opiates.

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April 4, 2013 on Deerhunter – “Monomania” & Fallon Performance

“Frag World” is a pretty damn solid Cyrus Erie/Raspberries tune. All it’s missing is details — a little more lushness in the mix — a little sweetening, more harmony vocals, bigger room sound, especially on the drums. Killer song.

The other two, yeah, just britpop. Whatever.

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March 29, 2013 on Hear Three Songs From Britt Daniel’s Other Other Band, Split Single

That word “guttural“… bit of an IQ test, isn’t it?

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March 19, 2013 on Watch Yo La Tengo Cover The Supremes’ “Come See About Me”

P.S. Enjoy the decline!

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March 18, 2013 on Read The Knife’s Shaking The Habitual Manifesto

Cool, they got high and copied some words out of Adbusters. I can hear The System crashing to its knees already. I only hope the power structure lasts long enough for me to finish posting this comment celebrating its demise.

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March 18, 2013 on Read The Knife’s Shaking The Habitual Manifesto

Hey dude, why’d you go into weeping hysterics about the Riot Grils? Shit music is shit, attention whoring is attention whoring.

You saying I can’t say that if it’s women doing it?

If so, you’re a retard.

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February 20, 2013 on Baauer And Azealia Banks Beef Over “Harlem Shake” Takedown