Cerebus

Comments from Cerebus

Joker, Suicide Squad. That's why his eyebrows are most gone, or just coming back in.
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December 8, 2015 on Jared Leto Critiques 1989
Those are names you list were/are no different, that's her point.
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December 8, 2015 on Scott Weiland’s Ex-Wife & Children Share Obituary
Fuck you, and fuck all the like-minded sheople like you who inhabit Stereogum looking for the "hey isn't my comment cool and contradictory" pat on the back. And fuck everyone involved with making what was once a great website boring and difficult to use. I'm out. Laters.
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March 4, 2015 on Viet Cong Show Cancelled Because Of Offensive Band Name
How dare you assume I don't speak on my own behalf.
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March 4, 2015 on Viet Cong Show Cancelled Because Of Offensive Band Name
Is the name of the band North Vietnam? No you say? OK, thanks.
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March 4, 2015 on Viet Cong Show Cancelled Because Of Offensive Band Name
No, ignorance definitely applies to anyone who would say something like this in our current gun crazy culture. "Or we’ll just get shot on stage by some rogue renegades and that’ll be pretty crazy, too." I didn't really care much about this band before I read that, now I don't care at all.
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March 3, 2015 on Viet Cong Show Cancelled Because Of Offensive Band Name
It's not funny. The fact that anybody thinks it is funny is the very reason why there IS a band with the name Viet Cong.
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March 3, 2015 on Viet Cong Show Cancelled Because Of Offensive Band Name
@Aaron Akins Actually, no, there was nothing ambiguous about the atrocities committed by the Viet Cong.
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March 3, 2015 on Viet Cong Show Cancelled Because Of Offensive Band Name
Apples and oranges, really. Death Grips was (is?) just "weird" because their music and lyrics were not structured in a way that was easily digestible for most people. They weren't, to my knowledge, actually offensive (unless you just really disliked their music) in any way. Die Antwoord, on the other hand, have done many things lyrically, visually and in their interviews that (to Americans, at least) can easily be viewed as offensive and derogatory.
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March 3, 2015 on Yolandi From Die Antwoord Picks A Fight With Drake
Nonsense. And the 14 million Jewish people currently living on this planet would certainly disagree with you.
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March 3, 2015 on Viet Cong Show Cancelled Because Of Offensive Band Name
In regards to point one, times have changed. Any number of band names, several mentioned in this comment section, wouldn't fly by so easily in this age of the 24-hour news cycle where everyone has a blog and an opinion.
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March 3, 2015 on Viet Cong Show Cancelled Because Of Offensive Band Name
How about spending 15 minutes reading something instead of trying to come up with witty comments for Stereogum articles. Does this sound like something you would want to name your band after? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viet_Cong Many Viet Cong units operated at night, and employed terror as a standard tactic. Rice procured at gunpoint sustained the Viet Cong. Squads were assigned monthly assassination quotas. Government employees, especially village and district heads, were the most common targets. But there were a wide variety of targets, including clinics and medical personnel. Notable Viet Cong atrocities include the massacre of over 3,000 unarmed civilians at Huế, 48 killed in the bombing of My Canh floating restaurant in Saigon in June 1965 and a massacre of 252 Montagnards in the village of Đắk Sơn in December 1967 using flamethrowers. Viet Cong death squads assassinated at least 37,000 civilians in South Vietnam; the real figure was far higher since the data mostly cover 1967-72. They also waged a mass murder campaign against civilian hamlets and refugee camps; in the peak war years, nearly a third of all civilian deaths were the result of Viet Cong atrocities. Ami Pedahzur has written that "the overall volume and lethality of Vietcong terrorism rivals or exceeds all but a handful of terrorist campaigns waged over the last third of the twentieth century" The Tet Offensive: "Viet Cong entered the cities concealed among civilians returning home for Tết." "In January and February 1968, some 80,000 Viet Cong struck more than 100 towns with orders to "crack the sky" and "shake the Earth." The offensive included a commando raid on the US Embassy, Saigon and a massacre at Huế of about 3,500 residents. House-to-house fighting between Viet Cong and South Vietnamese Rangers left much of Cholon, a section of Saigon, in ruins. The Viet Cong used any available tactic to demoralize and intimidate the population, including the assassination of South Vietnamese commanders."
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March 3, 2015 on Viet Cong Show Cancelled Because Of Offensive Band Name
I can't believe that anybody who posts at the 'gum was dumb enough to give that an up vote. You do realize that Isis, the band, was not named after ISIS, the Islamic extremists, right? Like, come on people, really?!
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March 3, 2015 on Viet Cong Show Cancelled Because Of Offensive Band Name
Glad I read all the comments on this one, because I was going to make the same point. Three quarters of everything they've ever done or said has been viewed by someone as controversial, weird, or wrong on some level. I don't think I would even know about them if it wasn't for the fact that they were constantly doing something controversial enough to get some press.
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March 3, 2015 on Yolandi From Die Antwoord Picks A Fight With Drake
The issue is not that she thought Drake was kak, many people share that sentiment. The issue is posting the image calling him a faggot.
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March 3, 2015 on Yolandi From Die Antwoord Picks A Fight With Drake
I'm an American and I find it offensive EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. a black man or woman says nigger, or nigga, in a song when they could easily use any number of other words. Their rationale for using that word is exactly the same as that presented by Ninja. So get out of here with your righteous indignation. Also, what is a "twee oddity", and how exactly does it apply to Chappie, a movie I'm quite certain you haven't seen yet.
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March 3, 2015 on Yolandi From Die Antwoord Picks A Fight With Drake
Should those of a different age and/or musical taste be denied the joy and happiness one can find by listening to the music they love. Not that I agree with your assessment of what age bracket listens to their music, or that music should be put into an age bracket to begin with, because I don't.
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March 3, 2015 on Mumford & Sons Announce Electric Third Album Wilder Mind
But that new Kanye cover is brilliant, yo!
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March 3, 2015 on Mumford & Sons Announce Electric Third Album Wilder Mind
The only thought I have on this at this point is that it's taken too long. The people who can afford it know about it already, so I can only assume they're taking this long to sell it because they're hoping to get more money for it.
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March 2, 2015 on Wu-Tang Clan’s Once Upon A Time In Shaolin Comes Out In 88 Years
Van Morrison has been making music with not at all thinly-veiled Christian/spiritual lyrics for 40 years that I love. I'm an atheist, but if you can bring the spirituality without beating me over the head with a sermon, and you can do it with good music, I'm down for it.
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March 2, 2015 on Mumford & Sons Announce Electric Third Album Wilder Mind
Interesting, I didn't have any problems with how it was shot, I just wish it had been a little longer. It was a very collaborative effort, even though several of the people who worked on it are known for writing entire albums worth or songs, including the arrangements of all the parts, where they sometimes play several instruments themselves. Also, it's very clear from the inter-cut parts about Dylan during the time the songs were written that he had no fear and was willing to try just about anything. It seems like both of those aspects of the project might have been enlightening for Marcus Mumford, what with word that the new Mumford and Sons album was a more collaborative effort on the songwriting front and that they're trying different types of instrumentation. ‘Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued’ has been available On Demand, might still be, anybody who is interested should definitely check it out. I liked it enough that I've watched it 2 1/2 times. For what it's worth, I don't hate Mumford and Sons. They wrote some great songs and helped bring something new (that was once old) to music for a few years. Yes, it was a bit trendy and was latched on to by record labels WAY too fast, but for them I think it was what they were really into at the time (and their live show was fucking great). If they aren't feeling that into it anymore I give them credit for not being afraid to grow and try something different, rather than force themselves to do more of the same, which is likely exactly what their label was hoping for.
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March 2, 2015 on Mumford & Sons Announce Electric Third Album Wilder Mind
I don't need the dough, but the amount of profit I could (possibly) make is still tempting. Needs aside, I could still do a lot with that money. However... It's not about that for me, nor is hearing the music with perfect sound. And really, tapers don't always get perfect sound in stadiums either, the acoustics just aren't good. I imagine, as somebody else already mentioned, that they'll have the best sound you an get in that place, anyway. It is kind of something they were known for, after all. I'm digressing a bit here.... The entire point of going for me is the experience. The Grateful Dead changed my life, one of a handful of transformational life moments I can point to that are attached directly to music; hearing the Grateful Dead live - on tape, even before attending a show, then attending my first show (of many); my first rave; seeing Aphex Twin live at a rave; discovering live free jazz/improvised music. Of those, although for the first few years raving came close (before the scene fell apart), none created a family that I loved and kept in touch with over the years like I did with my Grateful Dead family. None created a personal bond - with the band, the music, fellow heads and the swirling mass around all of it, a physically visceral bank of memories that I can go to in my mind whenever I want, or changed my everyday lifestyle and belief system, both spiritual and political, nearly as much or as strongly as the Grateful Dead did. The Grateful Dead didn't just change my life, they changed me as a human being. Changed the very core of who I was and what I believed. Changes that stuck for life, that are a part of me to this very day. With that in mind, I'm going to live in that moment one last time. To see (with the friend I'm going with) even a few of the people I used to see on tour. To talk about life, then and now, with some like-minded individuals. I want to walk through the parking lot and see the sites, smell the smells. And maybe more than anything, I want to stand in a throng of dancing Heads, close my eyes and FEEL the music. I know it won't be the same, but it never was. From show to show or year to year, it was never the same. Plus, it doesn't have to be the same because everything I ever experienced around the Grateful Dead is still inside of me, still a part of who I am. I'm not going to re-live anything, I'm going to keep living it. I'm going to add to that bank of memories and maybe, hopefully, put some form of a pleasing, happy closure to it all, because that's not something I've felt since 1995. As I said in my first post, that sense of closure I'm looking for is really important to me. Not closure with the band, music, lifestyle or beliefs, but closure within myself. Closure on that huge chapter of my life. I will carry the feelings, beliefs and memories I have because of the Grateful Dead with me to my grave. I will always listen to and love the music. But it's time for me to officially be done with some things that are hard to express here in words. It's deeper than words, I guess. I know what it means to me, I know what I'm looking for, and I definitely won't find it by selling my tickets.
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March 2, 2015 on The Grateful Dead’s Farewell Shows Are Being Scalped At $10k A Ticket
All of "us" didn't, and life isn't always fair. I'm thinking it's possible there might be more shows around this event, we'll see. It's reaching, but it feels like it could be possible. Other than that, I'm expecting major announcements for ways people can watch the shows (or at least one of them) via live simulcast to movie theaters, or even concert venues (so people can dance). Don't lose heart just yet, there's still four full months before the shows.
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March 2, 2015 on The Grateful Dead’s Farewell Shows Are Being Scalped At $10k A Ticket
I think it would be fair to say that Marcus Mumford was pretty deeply affected by his work on 'Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued'. If you haven't seen it, you should.
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March 2, 2015 on Mumford & Sons Announce Electric Third Album Wilder Mind
Don't tell me what to do bully. First of all, my pulse rate is at rest. I'm so calm I just woke up from a nap. Second, when has telling anybody to calm down worked or gotten you anywhere? You can take your "calm down" an place it deep inside a warm dark orifice attached to your nether regions. I'm still waiting for somebody to have the balls, or the braincells, to step up have an opinion instead of just tossing off an insult or a meaningless down vote. Nobody seems to have taken any notice to the fact that I haven't said anything about his music, which I support very vocally. I don't care how good his music is, IF that is the cover, it's GARBAGE.
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March 1, 2015 on Kanye West Announces New Album So Help Me God
... but I did. Twice, actually. Both times my opinion agreed with me so I went ahead and posted my comment.
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March 1, 2015 on Taking Back Sunday/Brand New Beef Is Still Hot After 15 Years
So like, you talked shit to somebody for using a dick and/or dick sucking as an insult (that I'm not even sure they intended as an insult), said they were on some "eighth grade shit", but you just called somebody a dick while expressing your own opinion. Sense, it wasn't made here.
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March 1, 2015 on Kanye West Announces New Album So Help Me God
Seriously, people honestly think that's a GOOD album cover? Do you honestly believe that looks good, or artistic, or even interesting? IT'S SO AWFUL! I have never used this word in my life, because honestly, I never understood it, but y'all are some Stans with this nonsense. IF that is that album cover, it's AWFUL, PERIOD! And somebody who claims to be as fashionable and designer conscious should have a better eye than that. Ugh.
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March 1, 2015 on Kanye West Announces New Album So Help Me God